CT Reps Vote – October 24, 2005

Now we’re getting somewhere! News that will affect the everyday man…

If you haven’t started, it’s time you started watching what you eat.
The The House voted (and passed) to prohibit lawsuits blaming the food
industry for weight-gain or obesity. They’re also working on dropping a lil law that will curb frivolous lawsuits. Oh me oh my!


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October 24, 2005

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

Recent Congressional Votes –
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Senate: Transportation/Treasury/HUD Appropriations Act, FY2006
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House: Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act
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House: Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills –
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Senate: Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Act, FY2006
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House: Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005
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House: Disapproving BRAC Recommendations
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House: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005


 
Recent Senate Votes
 
Transportation/Treasury/HUD Appropriations Act, FY2006 – Vote Passed (93-1, 6 Not Voting)

The
Senate passed this $65.96 billion bill funding the Departments of
Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development for the 2006
fiscal year, setting up a conference committee with the House.

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
 
Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act – Vote Passed (306-120, 7 Not Voting)

The House voted to prohibit lawsuits blaming the food industry for weight-gain or obesity.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send

e-mail or see bio


Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act – Vote Passed (283-144, 6 Not Voting)

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

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO……send

e-mail or see bio


 
Upcoming Votes
 
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Act, FY2006
– H.R.3010

The
Senate is scheduled to take up this bill to fund the Departments of
Labor, Health and Human Services and Education for the 2006 fiscal year.


Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005
– H.R.1461

This
House bill would create the Federal Housing Finance Agency to regulate
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks, the three
government housing agencies.


Disapproving BRAC Recommendations
– H.J.Res.65

This
House resolution disapproves of the recommendations made by the Defense
Base Closure and Realignment Commission. If the House and Senate pass
the resolution, the whole list of base closure recommendations would be
rejected.


Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005
– H.R.420

The
House is scheduled to take up this bill this week that would allow
judges to sanction attorneys for filing frivolous lawsuits.


 
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