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How Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted last week

July 28, 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 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 – Vote Agreed to (59-39, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill to extend unemployment benefits through November 30, making the extension retroactive to June 2 when the last extension expired. Because it was amended by the Senate, it was sent back to the House for final approval.

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


Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 – Vote Rejected (46-51, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected the House’s amendment to this legislation funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and providing for additional funding for foreign aid and disaster assistance. The amendment would have added $22.8 billion in additional domestic spending. The House is expected to approve the bill without the amendment.

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 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (271-152, 9 Not Voting)

On Thursday, the House passed this bill to extend unemployment benefits through November 30, making the extension retroactive to June 2 when the last extension expired. It was then sent to the president, who signed it the same day.

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

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


Upcoming Votes Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act – S.3628

The Senate is scheduled to vote on this campaign finance disclosure legislation.


Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 – H.R.5297

The Senate may continue work on this bill that aims to expand the availability of credit to small businesses.


Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 – H.R.4899

The House is expected to vote on this $58.8 billion bill funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and providing for additional funding for foreign aid and disaster assistance.


Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011 – H.R.5822

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill funding military construction projects and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It may also take up another spending bill.
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