Recent Congressional Votes
- Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline - Cloture
- House: Rulemaking Process Overhaul – Passage
- House: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage
- House: Financial Regulatory Revisions - Passage
- Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline Act
- House: Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
- House: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Keystone XL Pipeline - Cloture, Vote Agreed to (63-32, 5 Not Voting)
The Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
The Democrats tried to tack on a bunch of amendments and got stonewalled by Mitch. Love it.
Recent House Votes:
Rule making Process Overhaul – Passage Vote Passed (250-175, 8 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would modify the federal rule making process by requiring agencies to estimate the cost of proposed regulations and consider new criteria, including potential costs and benefits of alternatives. The bill would create additional steps that agencies must follow when proposing major rules with annual costs of more than $100 million, or high-impact rules with annual costs of more than $1 billion, including an advanced-notice comment period to determine whether the rule-making process should proceed.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
I changed the spelling in the description from Congress, they identify it as "rulemaking" which is not a word. Maybe if the word is not real the whole concept is a charade. The premise for the bill itself is logical but knowing the way these assholes minds work the impact studies will just be bullshit anyway. Sometimes I wonder why they even bother.
Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage, Vote Passed (236-191, 6 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. As amended the bill would bar the use of funds to implement the administration's immigration policies or to grant any federal benefit to any illegal immigrant as a result of those policies.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
There is something in this description from Congress that does not make sense.
Financial Regulatory Revisions - Passage Vote Passed (271-154, 8 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. It would delay until July 2019 a requirement under the Volcker rule that banks sell off collateralized loan obligations, the complex securitization vehicles that are backed predominantly by commercial loans and exempt non-financial companies from margin requirements under the law.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
There are a couple more fake words, "securitization" and "collateralized", so what this amounts to a tweaking action. The whole darned overhaul was a shell game anyway, the government blaming wall street for something the government induced the banks to do. Did they learn a lesson, of course not, if you watch the news, they are already at it again.
Keystone XL Pipeline Act - S1
The Senate will consider a bill to immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.
Go for it dudes, stick it right up the POTUS back side.
Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act - HR161
The House will consider a bill to provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect to the sitting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline projects.
See what I said for Act S1, same logic applies.
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - HR36
The House will consider a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.
There will be a lot of teeth gnashing over this one, not to mention constant media mis-characterization.
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