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Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2008
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate voted to kill an amendment prohibiting implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act, which requires union rates to be paid on federal construction projects. ACU opposes Davis-Bacon, and supported the amendment
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Bill of vote Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2008 +
Billnumber H3074 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard description Vote on a Jordan amendment that would redu Vote on a Jordan amendment that would reduce funding for the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill by $3.2 billion. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because a reduction in discretionary spending is badly needed after years of unprecedented growth. Failed 133-292. s of unprecedented growth. Failed 133-292.
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard source http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca.php  +
Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard description Vote on a Dorgan amendment that would bloc Vote on a Dorgan amendment that would block the funding to establish a demonstration program to allow Mexican motor carriers to operate beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexican border. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because such a demonstration program could help show a way to reduce the cost of consumer goods.. Passed 75-23. the cost of consumer goods.. Passed 75-23. , A vote to kill the DeMint amendment that w A vote to kill the DeMint amendment that would prevent some projects funded in this bill from complying with Davis-Bacon requirements. The pro-growth vote is "nay" because Davis-Bacon requires wages to be paid at a "prevailing" rate, which is almost always higher than the market rate. This forces taxpayers to pay more than is necessary. Passed 56-37. pay more than is necessary. Passed 56-37.
Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the 2007 congressional scoreca 1.php +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Modification date
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Cut $475 million in operating grants for Amtrak. July 24. (94-328) , Bar funds to require public housing tenants to meet community-service requirements. July 24. (207-220)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Prevent Mexican trucks from operating on most U.S. roads. September 11. (75-23) , Table a proposal to bar Davis-Bacon prevailing-wage requirements for highway bridge construction or maintenance projects. September 12. (56-37)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 693 + , 708 + , 713 + , 331 + , 334 + , 336 +
Scorecard vote National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard description In September, the Senate passed H.R. 3074, In September, the Senate passed H.R. 3074, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 88-7, 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.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv senate.htm +
Categories Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2008 + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 693, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 708, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 713, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 331, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 334, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 336, 110th Congress, Session 1 + Bill of vote
 

 

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