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How Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted last week

July 7, 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 Confirmation of Gen. David H. Petraeus to be General – Vote Confirmed (99-0)

The Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. Petraeus for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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


Motion to Invoke Cloture on Reid Amendment; American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 – Vote Rejected (58-38, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate once again rejected the motion to end debate on this latest version of a bill to extend several expired tax provisions and unemployment benefits due to concerns about the federal deficit. The bill’s future still remains unclear.

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 Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act – Vote Passed (409-5, 18 Not Voting)

On Tuesday, the House passed this legislation to extend the required closing date for the first-time homebuyer tax credit, allowing individuals who have already entered a contract by April 30 to close on the purchase no later than September 30, 2010. The Senate passed the bill by a voice vote the next day, sending it to the president. The president signed it into law on Friday.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Rep. Brett Guthrie voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – Vote Passed (237-192, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed the final version of the financial regulation reform legislation. It now awaits Senate approval.

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

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


Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act – Vote Passed (270-153, 10 Not Voting)

The House approved this bill to further extend eligibility for extended federal unemployment insurance for laid-off workers through November 30. The bill, which would also make these changes retroactive to June 2, now heads to the Senate, where its future is not clear.

Rep. Ed Whitfield voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

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

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