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How Kentucky’s Congressional delegation voted last week

March 23, 2010

Here’s the weekly update on how Kentucky’s representatives and senators voted on issues before them last week. The updates are provided by Congress.org, and anyone can sign up to receive them by heading to their Web site, which can also be accessed under the “Opinion” tab at www.Messenger-Inquirer.com.

Recent Senate Votes Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act – Vote Agreed to (68-29, 3 Not Voting)

On Wednesday the Senate passed this job creation bill, which would provide tax relief to businesses hiring unemployed workers. The President signed it into law the next day.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Sen. Jim Bunning voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Vote Passed (219-212)

On Sunday the House passed this bill that would overhaul the nation’s health insurance system and require most individuals to buy health insurance by 2014. The President is expected to sign the legislation into law on Tuesday.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Rep. Brett Guthrie voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Reconciliation Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (220-211)

The House also passed this bill that would make changes to the health care overhaul measure they just passed and revise student loan procedures. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Rep. Brett Guthrie voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Upcoming Votes FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – H.R.1586

The Senate is expected to vote on this measure to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through FY 2011 and expedite transition to a new air traffic control system.


Reconciliation Act of 2010 – H.R.4872

Later in the week, the Senate is likely to begin work on this bill to make changes to the health care overhaul legislation Congress just passed and to revise student loan procedures.


Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010 – H.R.4849

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, extend the Build America Bonds program, and provide other infrastructure job creation tax incentives.


Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 – H.R.4899

The House is also scheduled to work on this legislation that would provide funding for disaster relief, summer jobs and small business programs.

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