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How Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted last week

June 24, 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, and anyone can sign up to receive them by heading to their Web site, which can also be accessed under the “Opinion” tab at

Recent Senate Votes Motion to Invoke Cloture on Baucus Substitute Amendment; American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 – Vote Rejected (56-40, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected the motion to end debate and vote on this $118 billion version of the bill to extend tax cuts and unemployment benefits due to concerns about the federal deficit. The Senate is likely to continue its work on the bill this week.

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 Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (241-182, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would establish a $30 billion lending fund administered by the Treasury Department to invest in financial institutions, like community banks, with the intention of expanding the availability of credit to small businesses. 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 American Workers, State and Business Relief Act – H.R.4213

The Senate continues work on this bill to extend certain expired tax provisions and benefits extensions.

DISCLOSE Act – H.R.5175

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that aims to impose strict disclosure rules on campaign advertising by corporations, unions and interest groups.

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