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How Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted

May 25, 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

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – Vote Passed (59-39, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that would overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory system. The bill must now be reconciled with the House version.

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

Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass; America COMPETES Reauthorization Act – Vote Failed (261-148, 22 Not Voting)

The House fell short of the 273 votes needed under suspension rules to pass this bill that would reauthorize science research programs. Republicans argue too many of the $48 billion bill’s programs are duplicative while Democrats argue the bill will increase economic competitiveness.

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

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


Upcoming Senate Votes

Supplemental Appropriations bill – H.R.4899

The Senate is expected to spend most of the week working on this supplemental spending bill.

Upcoming House Votes

Supplemental Appropriations bill – H.R.4899

The Senate is expected to spend most of the week working on this supplemental spending bill.

American Workers, State and Business Relief Act – H.R.4213

The House is scheduled to take up this bill to extend certain tax cuts and benefits extensions that are set to expire soon.

Defense Authorization Act, FY2011 – H.R.5136

The House is also scheduled to work on this $760 billion measure authorizing defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year.

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

The House may also vote for the third time on this bill that would reauthorize science research programs.

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