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How Kentucky’s congressional delegation voted

August 3, 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.


Editor’s Note: The House is in recess and is scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday, September 14. The Senate is in session this week.

Recent Senate Votes Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act – Vote Rejected (57-41, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected ending debate on this campaign finance disclosure legislation. The bill will likely not return to the Senate floor until September.

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


Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 – Vote Rejected (58-42)

The Senate rejected ending debate on this bill that aims to expand the availability of credit to small businesses. The Senate may work more 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 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (308-114, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this $58.8 billion bill funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and providing for additional funding for foreign aid and disaster assistance. The bill then went to the president, who signed it into law on Thursday.

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


Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011 – Vote Passed (411-6, 15 Not Voting)

The House approved this $141.1 billion bill funding military construction projects and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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

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


Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011 – Vote Passed (251-167, 14 Not Voting)

The House approved this $126.3 billion legislation funding the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other related agencies. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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

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


Upcoming Votes FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – H.R.1586

The Senate is scheduled to vote on this bill that is being used as the legislative vehicle for state education and Medicaid funding.


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.


Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States – PN1768

The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination on Elena Kagan, of Massachusetts, to be a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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