April Capitol Report:How They Voted

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Capitol Report LogoApril 2009 (Washington and Sacramento) — Do you know how your Congressional and State Legislative representatives voted?  

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FEDERAL BILLS & VOTES (CONGRESS)

HR 1: ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

Status: Passed House 241-843; enacted into law

Description: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Votes: Senators Boxer and Feinstein: Yes

            Representatives Davis and Filner: Yes

            Representatives Bilbray, Hunter and Issa: No

 

HR 1105: OMNIBUS STIMULUS PACKAGE

Status: Passed House 249-128

Description: Appropriates Funds for Federal Government Programs

Votes: Representatives Davis and Filner: Yes

            Representatives Bilbray, Hunter and Issa: No

 

HR 1106: MORTGAGE RESTRUCTURING IN BANKRUPTCY ACT

Status: Passed House 243-191

Description: Grants bankruptcy judges expanded powers to alter terms of mortgages on primary residences to prevent HR 1106: To prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.

Votes: Representatives Davis and Filner: Yes

            Representatives Bilbray, Hunter and Issa: No

 

HR 1586: TARP RECIPIENTS BONUS TAXATION

Status: Passed House 328-93

Description: Tax bonuses for executives who receive TARP “bail out” funds at 90%

Votes: Representatives Bilbray, Davis and Filner: Yes

            Representatives Hunter and Issa: No

 

HR 1256: FDA OVERSIGHT OF TOBACCO

Status: Passed House 298-112

Description: Gives FDA oversight of tobacco products and mandates stronger warnings on tobacco products

Votes: Representatives Bilbray, Davis and Filner: Yes

            Representatives Hunter and Issa: No

 

CONFIRMATION OF KATHLEEN SIBELIUS AS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR

Status: Confirmed

Votes: Senators Boxer and Feinstein: Yes

 

STATE BILLS (CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE)

STATEMENT OF OPPOSITION TO PROPOSITION 8 (GAY MARRIAGE)

Status Passed Senate 18 14; Passed Assembly 45-27

Votes: Senator Kehoe: Yes

            Senator Hollingsworth: No

            Senators Ducheny and Wyland: Did not vote

            Assemblymembers Saldana and Salas: Yes

            Assemblymembers Anderson, Garrick and Harkey: No

            Assemblyman Block and Fletcher: Did not vote

AJR 3: STATEMENT OF OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING

Status: Passed State Senate 43-25

Votes: Assemblymembers Block and Saldana: Yes

            Assemblyman Anderson: No

            Assemblymembers Fletcher, Garrick, Harkey, Fletcher, Saldana: Did not vote