CT Reps Vote – August 1, 2005

Energy, Health, and Small Businesses get their ‘yeas’ this week. Oh
yea, so did the gun manufacturers. Citizens unite in a big ol frown!


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MegaVote
August 1, 2005

In this MegaVote for Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes –
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Senate: Energy Policy Act of 2005
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Senate: Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
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Senate: Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
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House: Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005
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House: Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act
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House: United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act
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House: Dominican Republic-CAFTA Implementation Act
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House: Energy Policy Act of 2005
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House: HEALTH Act of 2005
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House: Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users


Editor’s Note: The Senate and House are in recess until Tuesday, September 6, 2005.
Recent Senate Votes
Energy Policy Act of 2005 – Vote Agreed to (74-26)

The
Senate gave final approval to the conference report for this $12.3
billion energy bill intended to encourage energy conservation and
production, clearing the measure for the President.

Sen. Christopher Dodd voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Sen. Joseph Lieberman voted YES……send

e-mail or see bio


Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act – Vote Passed (65-31, 4 Not Voting)

This
legislation would protect gun manufacturers and distributors from
lawsuits stemming from the criminal use of their products.

Sen. Christopher Dodd voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Sen. Joseph Lieberman voted NO……send

e-mail or see bio


Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users – Vote Agreed to (91-4, 5 Not Voting)

The
Senate gave final approval to this $286.4 billion bill funding
transportation programs for the years 2004 through 2009, clearing the
measure for the President.

Sen. Christopher Dodd voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Sen. Joseph Lieberman voted YES……send

e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005 – Vote Passed (263-165, 5 Not Voting)

This House bill would allow small businesses to band together to purchase health insurance.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act – Vote Passed (410-20, 3 Not Voting)

This
postal reform bill is intended to help the United States Post Office
combat declining revenue and allow it to be more competitive in certain
mail delivery markets.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act – Vote Passed (255-168, 10 Not Voting)

U.S.
businesses would be able to petition the government to impose duties on
goods from China under this House-passed trade bill.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Dominican Republic-CAFTA Implementation Act – Vote Passed (217-215, 2 Not Voting)

The
House gave approval to an agreement intended to strengthen economic
ties between the U.S. and Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Energy Policy Act of 2005 – Vote Passed (275-156, 3 Not Voting)

The
House passed the conference report for this $12.3 billion energy bill
intended to encourage energy conservation and production.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


HEALTH Act of 2005 – Vote Passed (230-194, 2 Present, 7 Not Voting)

This
medical malpractice reform bill would limit non-economic damages, or
“pain and suffering” damages, in malpractice lawsuits to $250,000.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users – Vote Passed (412-8, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed this $286.4 billion bill funding transportation programs for the years 2004 through 2009.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


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