CAPITOL REPORT: HOW THEY VOTED - MARCH 2010

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March 26, 2010 (Washington and Sacramento) – Do you know how your Congressional and State Legislative representatives voted on important recent bills? Find out here!
For more information on these and other bills, visit www.vote-smart.org, www.govtrack.us, www.opencongress.org and www.aroundthecapitol.com.

 

 

 

FEDERAL BILLS & VOTES (CONGRESS)

H.R. 3590: PATIENT PROTECTION & AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Status: Signed into law by President Obama
 

Description: Major health care reform bill passed by the House on March 21, 2010 by a vote of219-212 and signed into law by the President. It will expand health care coverage to 31 million currently uninsured Americans through a combination of cost controls, subsidies and mandates. It is estimated to cost $848 billion over a 10 year period, but would be fully offset by new taxes and revenues and would reduce the deficit by $131 billion over the same period. For more information, include summaries by both Democrats and Republicans, see http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3590/show.
 

Votes:

Reps. Davis and Filner: Aye
Reps Bilbray, Hunter, and Issa: No
Senators Boxer and Feinstein: Aye

 

H.R. 4213: AMERICAN WORKERS, STATE AND BUSINESS RELIEF ACT
 

Status: Passed Senate 62-36 March 10, 2010; goes to House

Description: This bill would extend the filing deadline for existing tiers of unemployment benefits until Dec. 31, 2010. COBRA health care subsidies for the unemployed would also be extended. Other provisions in the bill include an extension of the current rate of Medicare payments to doctors and dozens of targeted tax cuts. The total cost of the bill is estimated at $140 billion, with $80 billion of that being for the extended unemployment benefits. None of the cost is offset with new revenues.

Votes:

Representatives Davis and Filner: Aye
Representatives Bilbray, Hunter and Issa: No
Senators Boxer and Feinstein: Aye

 

STATE BILLS & VOTES: CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE


SB 71: SALES & USE TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

Status: Signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Description: Exempt green manufacturers from paying sales and use taxes on manufacturing equipment to encourage investment in manufacturing, job creation and economic growth in California.
 

Votes:
Assemblymembers Block, Garrick, Harkey, Jeffries and Salas: Aye
Assemblymembers Anderson and Saldana: Not present or did not vote
Senators Ducheny, Hollingsworth, Kehoe, and Wyland: Aye


CONFIRMATION OF ABEL MALDONADO AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

 

Status: Confirmed

Description: Confirmed 26-7 by Senate and 37-36 by Assembly
 

Votes:

Assemblymembers Anderson, Fletcher, Garrick, Harkey and Jeffries: Yes

Assemblymembers Block and Saldana: No
Assemblymember Salas: Not present or did not vote
Senators Hollingsworth and Kehoe: Yes
Senators Ducheny and Wyland: No