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How Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted last week

June 2, 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.

The Senate and House are both in recess this week, with the Senate reconvening on June 7 and the House on June 8.

Recent Senate Votes Supplemental Appropriations Act – Vote Passed (67-28, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this $58.8 billion bill providing additional funds for disaster relief and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House will begin work on its version of the bill after the Memorial Day recess.

Sen. Mitch McConnell voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

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


Recent House Votes Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania Amendment; National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011 – Vote Agreed to (234-194, 10 Not Voting)

During the defense authorization bill debate, the House adopted this amendment that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the military. The draft of the Senate version of the authorization bill contains a similar provision.

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

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


America COMPETES Reauthorization Act – Vote Passed (262-150, 20 Not Voting)

This $85.6 billion bill would authorize a variety of science research programs over the next five years. The timetable for Senate action is unclear.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted Not Voting……send e-mail or see bio

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


National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011 – Vote Passed (229-186, 17 Not Voting)

The House passed this $760 billion bill authorizing defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. The Senate could take up its version of the bill sometime during the summer.

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


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

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