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MEGA VOTE/HOW CONGRESS VOTED 10/03/07 UPDATE | October 5, 2007

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October 1, 2007

In this MegaVote for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District:


Recent Congressional Votes –
* Senate: Conference Report for Water Resources Development Act of 2007
* Senate: Biden Amendment: To express the sense of Congress on federalism in Iraq
* Senate: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
* Senate: Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt
* Senate: Making continuing appropriations for FY2008
* House: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
* House: Making continuing appropriations for FY2008
* House: Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act
* House: Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007

Upcoming Congressional Bills –
* Senate: National Defense Authorization Act, FY2008
* House: Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
* House: MEJA Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007
* House: Improving Government Accountability Act
* House: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude discharges of indebtedness on principal residences from gross income


 
Recent Senate Votes
 
Conference Report for Water Resources Development Act of 2007 – Vote Agreed to (81-12, 7 Not Voting)

The Senate approved the conference report for this bill that would reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act.

Sen. George Voinovich voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Sherrod Brown voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Biden Amendment: To express the sense of Congress on federalism in Iraq – Vote Agreed to (75-23, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed the Biden Amendment calling for the partition of Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions.

Sen. George Voinovich voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Sherrod Brown voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act – Vote Agreed to (67-29, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to increase spending on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, by $5 billion to $12 billion per year over the next five years.

Sen. George Voinovich voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Sherrod Brown voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt – Vote Agreed to (53-42, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate voted in favor of this resolution to raise the debt limit from $9 trillion to $9.8 trillion.

Sen. George Voinovich voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Sherrod Brown voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Making continuing appropriations for FY2008 – Vote Agreed to (94-1, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate almost unanimously passed the continuing resolution that funds government operations at its current levels until November 16, while Congress continues to work on the new spending bills.

Sen. George Voinovich voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Sherrod Brown voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


 
Recent House Votes
 
Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act – Vote Passed (265-159, 1 Present, 8 Not Voting)

The House voted to extend the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, a health insurance program aimed at children from low-income families that do not quality for Medicaid.

Rep. Michael Turner voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Making continuing appropriations for FY2008 – Vote Passed (404-14, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed this continuing resolution that funds government operations at its current levels until November 16, while Congress continues to work on the new spending bills.

Rep. Michael Turner voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act – Vote Passed (260-154, 2 Present, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this act to help prevent cases of “popcorn lung,” a disorder found in popcorn plant workers.

Rep. Michael Turner voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007 – Vote Passed (263-146, 23 Not Voting)

The House passed this legislation to continue a flood insurance program that provides affordable insurance to homeowners living in areas vulnerable to flooding.

Rep. Michael Turner voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


 
Upcoming Votes
 
National Defense Authorization Act, FY2008 – H.R.1585

The Senate is scheduled to continue work on this $459.3 billion bill that would fund the Department of Defense for the 2008 fiscal year.


Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007 – H.R.3246

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that would provide a comprehensive regional approach to economic and infrastructure development in the most severely economically distressed areas of the U.S.


MEJA Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 – H.R.2740

The House will vote on this bill to require accountability for contractors and contract personnel under Federal contracts.


Improving Government Accountability Act – H.R.928

The House will also vote on this bill to enhance the independence of Inspectors General.


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude discharges of indebtedness on principal residences from gross income – H.R.3648

The House is scheduled to take up this bill, which would ensure that any mortgage debt secured by a principal residence will not be taxed.


 
 
 
 
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