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Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard description Kerry (D-MA) amendment to Boxer (D-CA) leg Kerry (D-MA) amendment to Boxer (D-CA) legislation authorizing about $14 billion for Army Corps of Engineers water resources development projects, including initiatives for storm protection in Louisiana, flood control, and ecosystem restoration. The Kerry amendment would require the Army Corps of Engineers to include the impact on global climate change in any relevant study of water resource projects. relevant study of water resource projects. , Passage, over President Bush’s Nov. 2, 200 Passage, over President Bush’s Nov. 2, 2007, veto, of a bill authorizing $23.2 billion for more than 900 water resource development projects and studies by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, navigation, beach erosion control, and environmental restoration. The bill would require independent peer review for certain projects that exceed $40 million. It would authorize $3.9 billion for a system of new locks and dams and environmental restoration for the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois waterway system. It also would authorize hurricane recovery activities along the Gulf Coast. recovery activities along the Gulf Coast.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Water Resources Development Act of 2007 +
Chamber U.S. Senate + , 111th United States Congress +
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard description Vote on overriding President Bush's veto o Vote on overriding President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this bill was stuffed with pork projects and because the total price tag was over 400% larger than the President's initial request. Passed 361-54. resident's initial request. Passed 361-54.
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard source http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca_1.php  +
Congress number 110th +
FreedomWorks 2007 House Scorecard description This water projects bill is bloated with o This water projects bill is bloated with over 900 special-interest earmarks, which far exceeds the $4.9 billion requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill does not set any priorities and would result in funding for truly essential projects, like protections in Louisiana against future hurricanes, being drowned out in a sea of pork. “Yea” votes scored. out in a sea of pork. “Yea” votes scored.
FreedomWorks 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007 house.php?state=0&submit=Go +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard description This water projects bill is bloated with o This water projects bill is bloated with over 900 special-interest earmarks, which far exceeds the $4.9 billion requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill does not set any priorities and would result in funding for truly essential projects, like protections in Louisiana against future hurricanes, being drowned out in a sea of pork. "Nay" votes scored. out in a sea of pork. "Nay" votes scored.
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007 senate.php +
Modification date
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Override President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act. November 6. (361-54; 277 votes required in this case to override the veto)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Limit debate on a proposal to end combat operations in Iraq by March 2008. May 16. (29-67; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) , Limit debate on a proposal to require progress reports for the Iraq government and withhold economic aid for failure to meet "benchmarks." May 16. (52-44; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) , Require a study of global-warming effects for federal water projects. May 15. (51-42; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) , Override the president's veto of the Water Resources Development Act. November 8. (79-14; 62 votes required to override in this case)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay + , Aye +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 167 + , 168 + , 166 + , 347 + , 1040 + , 406 +
Scorecard vote National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard + , FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard + , FreedomWorks 2007 House Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard description On November 6, the House voted to override On November 6, the House voted to override the president’s veto of H.R. 1495, the Water Resources Development Act, 361-54, with the full support of the Chamber. This comprehensive water resources legislation is long overdue and provides the coordinated federal agenda needed to better protect the United States against severe weather and flooding and to facilitate commerce at the nation’s waterways and ports. H.R. 1495 provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the resources needed to undertake hundreds of fl ood control, navigation, and environmental mitigation projects over the next two years and ensures that transportation demands are met. Following House action to override the president’s veto, the Senate on December 8 voted to override the veto. The measure became law. The Water Resources Development Act—typically authorized on a two-year basis—is an important Chamber priority and had not been reauthorized since 2000. and had not been reauthorized since 2000.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv house.htm +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard description In September, the Senate agreed to the con In September, the Senate agreed to the conference report to H.R. 1495, the Water Resources Development Act, 81-12, with the full support of the Chamber. This comprehensive water resources legislation is long overdue and provides the coordinated federal agenda needed to better protect the United States against severe weather and fl ooding and to facilitate commerce at the nation’s waterways and ports. H.R. 1495 provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the resources needed to undertake hundreds of flood control, navigation, and environmental mitigation projects over the next two years and ensures that transportation demands are met. The president vetoed the legislation in November. sident vetoed the legislation in November. , Following House action to override the pre Following House action to override the president’s veto, the Senate on December 8 voted 79-14 to override the veto. The measure became law. The Water Resources Development Act—typically authorized on a two-year basis—is an important Chamber priority and had not been reauthorized since 2000. and had not been reauthorized since 2000.
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 Congresspedia  + , Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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