Police Your Politicians 2 – May 06, 2009

Posted on May 6, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Here’s the kind of reports you will get if you subscribe to MegaVote for your area.

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May 5, 2009

In this MegaVote for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes –

  • Senate: Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009
  • Senate: Confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Senate: Budget Conference Report
  • Senate: Amendment to Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
  • House: Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010
  • House: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act
  • House: Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2009

Upcoming Congressional Bills –

  • Senate: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act
  • House: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act


Recent Senate Votes

Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (92-4, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill intended to combat fraud at financial institutions that receive federal money.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted
YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. John Cornyn voted
YES……send e-mail or see bio


Confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services – Vote Confirmed (65-31, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to head HHS.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. John Cornyn voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio


Budget Conference Report – Vote Agreed to (53-43, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate approved the conference report for the 2010 fiscal year budget resolution.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. John Cornyn voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio


Amendment to Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 – Vote Rejected (45-51, 3 Not Voting)

This amendment to let judges cut the mortgage principal of homeowners failed to garner the 60 votes needed to approve it.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. John Cornyn voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes

Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Passed (233-193, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed the conference report for the 2010 fiscal year budget resolution.

Rep. Pete Olson voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio


Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act – Vote Passed (249-175, 10 Not Voting)

The House approved this bill that would provide local jurisdictions with funds to prosecute hate crimes.

Rep. Pete Olson voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio


Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (357-70, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that intends to place new restrictions on credit card companies.

Rep. Pete Olson voted
NO……send e-mail or see bio


Upcoming Votes

Helping Families Save Their Homes Act – S.896

The Senate is scheduled to consider this bill aimed to prevent foreclosures and improve mortgage credit availability.


Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act – H.R.1728

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to reform mortgage lending practices.


Remember to sign up now and KNOW what your elected officials are voting for and against. Then contact them every time they don’t represent your views. You can also contact them when they do the right thing and deserve a pat on the back.

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