Monday, March 24, 2003

 
Legislature updates:

This is something new for the stack. I’ll report to you what your elected representatives are doing in the Senate and House. If you would like to see your officials on this list, subscribe, with your zip code (with your +4 please) in the body of the message.

Boxer Amdt. No. 272; FY2004 Congressional Budget Resolution

During the budget resolution debate, the Senate narrowly passed this amendment stripping the provision that would have ended the ban on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Sen. Mike DeWine (OH-R) voted YES
Sen. George Voinovich (OH-R) voted NO
Sen. Rick Santorum (PA-R) voted NO
Sen. Arlen Specter (PA-R) voted NO

I had to read that several times, but it means that the ANWR is still protected.

To reduce tax cut to $350 billion; FY2004 Congressional Budget Resolution

During the budget debate, the Senate rejected this amendment that would have cut President Bush’s tax cut plan in half.

Sen. Mike DeWine (OH-R) voted NO
Sen. George Voinovich (OH-R) voted YES
Sen. Rick Santorum (PA-R) voted NO
Sen. Arlen Specter (PA-R) voted NO

This means that the Bush Tax plan is still on track.

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act

For the second year in a row, the House passed legislation that would make it more difficult for consumers to declare bankruptcy.

Rep. Deborah Pryce (OH-R) voted YES
Rep. John Murtha (PA-D) voted YES

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