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Congressional actions on the federal budget/110th Congress
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard description The House passed the fiscal year 2008 budg The House passed the fiscal year 2008 budget plan (S. Con. Res. 21), which begins to reverse six years of harmful cuts to a wide range of domestic programs administered by state and local governments, including new funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), veterans’ programs, special education, No Child Left Behind, child care, Pell grants and other pressing domestic needs. grants and other pressing domestic needs.
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate approved the fiscal year 2008 b The Senate approved the fiscal year 2008 budget plan (S. Con. Res. 21) that begins to reverse six years of harmful cuts to a wide range of domestic programs administered by state and local governments, including new funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), veterans’ programs, special education, No Child Left Behind, child care, Pell grants and other pressing domestic needs. grants and other pressing domestic needs.
AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye  +
AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard description The House defeated an amendment to the Int The House defeated an amendment to the Interior Department Appropriations Bill that would have allowed the Interior Department to issue new leases for offshore natural gas development in areas at least 25 miles from the U.S. coast. ACU supported this amendment. U.S. coast. ACU supported this amendment.
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard description Adoption of a resolution allowing $503.8 b Adoption of a resolution allowing $503.8 billion for defense discretionary spending, $451.1 billion non-defense discretionary spending, plus $145.2 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the domestic spending authority, $82.3 billion would be for education, training, employment and social services programs, $54.2 billion for health programs, and $44.7 billion for federal judicial and law enforcement activities. The resolution would call for $1.8 trillion in mandatory spending outlays in fiscal 2008 and create 12 reserve funds, each with a specific purpose, to allow for increases in spending or changes in tax policy, provided the increase is offset. It would assume mandatory spending cuts of $75 million between fiscal 2007 and 2012 would be specified by the Education and Labor Committee. fied by the Education and Labor Committee.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Congressional actions on the federal budget/110th Congress + , Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2008 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard description Introduced by Rep. Mike Pence, this amendm Introduced by Rep. Mike Pence, this amendment (H.AMDT. 484) to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2829) strips the Federal Communications Commission of its authority to reinstitute the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” which would order broadcasters to give equal air time to both sides of controversial issues. ime to both sides of controversial issues.
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01 +
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National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Bar funds for unmarried couples in the District of Columbia to receive health care benefits. June 28. (224-200) , Bar funds for any needle-exchange program in the District of Columbia. June 28. (208-216)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
Roll call number 212 + , 377 + , 172 + , 552 + , 588 + , 603 + , 599 + , 589 + , 715 + , 1102 + , 526 +
Scorecard vote Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard + , AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard + , AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard +
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard description With the Chamber’s support, the House pass With the Chamber’s support, the House passed 267-154 an amendment to H.R. 2829, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2008, that would have extended a moratorium on small business compliance with costly and overly burdensome requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Section 404 requires management and an external auditor to report on the adequacy of a company’s internal control over financial reporting. While the Chamber supports effective internal controls and the intent of Sarbanes-Oxley, it strongly believes that smaller companies should not have to bear the disproportionately burdensome costs of Section 404 until the implementation of Section 404 has been fixed. Although this amendment did not become law, in mid-December, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it would delay the implementation of reporting requirements imposed on small businesses by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Chamber will continue working to protect small businesses from being unfairly and disproportionately burdened g unfairly and disproportionately burdened , In July, the House passed H.R. 3074, the T In July, the House passed H.R. 3074, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 268-153, with the Chamber’s full support. This legislation provides the necessary funding to ensure that the U.S. transportation system is the safest and most efficient in the world. The business community depends on a safe, reliable transportation system to remain competitive and productive. H.R. 3074 addresses the enormous demands of the U.S. transportation infrastructure system by providing funding for highway and transit programs authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). In addition, it provides full funding for the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the safety, performance, and capacity of the nation’s aviation system. This bill was ultimately folded into the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 and signed into law by the president on December 26. into law by the president on December 26. , In a related measure in November, the Hous In a related measure in November, the House agreed to the conference report for H.R. 3074, by a 270-147 vote. The passage of this package was crucial to ensuring that the necessary funding levels for transportation programs were met in the final Consolidated Appropriations Act. the final Consolidated Appropriations Act. , By a 257-174 vote, the House rejected an a By a 257-174 vote, the House rejected an amendment to H.R. 2641, the Energy and Water appropriations bill, which would have prevented vital national interest electricity transmission corridors from being designated. The Chamber strongly opposed this amendment. National interest transmission corridors were established in the Chamber-supported Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide a federal backstop for siting of new electricity transmission lines to address serious near-term problems of ensuring adequate delivery of electricity. The Chamber will continue to fight efforts in Congress to undo the national interest electricity transmission corridor provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. ovisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv house.htm +
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