Recent Votes and Issues #2

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May 1, 2006

In this VoteNote for California’s 4th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes –

Senate: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt.; Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
House: Iran Freedom Support Act
House: Intelligence Authorization for Fiscal Year 2007
House: Approving the Rule; Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills –

Senate: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
House: Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
House: SAFE Port Act

Recent Senate Votes Motion to Table Coburn Amdt.; Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act – Vote Rejected (44-51, 5 Not Voting)By rejecting a motion to table this amendment, the Senate voted to remove $15 million intended for a seafood marketing campaign from an emergency spending bill.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Barbara Boxer voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Recent House Votes
Iran Freedom Support Act – Vote Passed (397-21, 14 Not Voting)The House voted to toughen sanctions on Iran until that country dismantles its nuclear program.
Rep. John Doolittle voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Intelligence Authorization for Fiscal Year 2007 – Vote Passed (327-96, 9 Not Voting)The House passed this bill authorizing intelligence gathering activities for the upcoming fiscal year.
Rep. John Doolittle voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Approving the Rule; Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act – Vote Passed (216-207, 10 Not Voting)Passage of this resolution sets the rules for debating a lobbying reform bill.
Rep. John Doolittle voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Upcoming Votes
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act – H.R.4939
The Senate is scheduled to complete work on this $106 billion spending bill providing emergency funds for hurricane relief and military operations in Iraq.
Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 – H.R.4975
The House is scheduled to vote this week on this lobbying reform bill.
SAFE Port Act – H.R.4954
This House bill is intended to increase port and maritime security.

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