Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010 – Vote Agreed to (55-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (274-149, 8 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to this national service bill, sending it to the president.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (247-171, 1 Present, 12 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the House passed this bill intended to curb bonuses of executives at financial institutions that receive Troubled Asset Relief Program money.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act – Vote Passed (298-112, 21 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco, but would not allow the agency to ban cigarettes or other tobacco products.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Passed (233-196, 3 Not Voting)

The House passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Recent Senate Votes
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2010 – Vote Agreed to (55-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (274-149, 8 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to this national service bill, sending it to the president.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (247-171, 1 Present, 12 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the House passed this bill intended to curb bonuses of executives at financial institutions that receive Troubled Asset Relief Program money.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act – Vote Passed (298-112, 21 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would give the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco, but would not allow the agency to ban cigarettes or other tobacco products.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Passed (233-196, 3 Not Voting)

The House passed their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act – Vote Passed (79-19, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this national service bill which would increase the number of AmeriCorps volunteers from 75,000 to 250,000 and designate September 11 as a national day of service and remembrance.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (285-140, 6 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 146, sending this package of public lands, national parks and water development legislation to the president.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act – Vote Passed (79-19, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this national service bill which would increase the number of AmeriCorps volunteers from 75,000 to 250,000 and designate September 11 as a national day of service and remembrance.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (285-140, 6 Not Voting)

The House agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 146, sending this package of public lands, national parks and water development legislation to the president.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

The 2009 House Republican Alliance report card came out today, and my state representatives have lower scores than the temperatures up here:

Rep. James Aguiar | 21% Ranking
Rep. Carol Friedrich | 28% Ranking

Some of the most notorious bills these reps have voted for:

1) The infamous NH “Bathroom Bill”

2) 15% Gas Tax Hike

3) Legalizing Gay Marriage

4) Massive Spending Increases that have given us a soon-to-be $500 million budget deficit. When you read “budget shortfall” from the media types, just know that that means “overspending.”

Readers will need Microsoft Word (who doesn’t have that, seriously?) to view the just-released 2009 House Republican Alliance Scorecard:

[Click Here: http://www.fileden.com/getfile.php?file_path=http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/9/24/236518/4-%20HRA%20Scorecard%20040109.doc]

Note: this list was made available before Marilinda Garcia‘s special election primary win on March 24, but she carries an A ranking from her previous term in Concord.


FYI, here are the 2008 NH Liberty Alliance grades for Rockingham 4 Reps. Details & votes used are at
<a href=”http://www.nhliberty.org/2008_liberty_rating

Salem Rockingham District 4
Bedrick, Jason (R) A+
Belanger, Ronald (R) C+
Bettencourt, David (R) A
Dalrymple, David (R) A
DiFruscia, Anthony (R) F
Elliott, Robert (R) C+
Garcia, Marilinda (R) A
Griffin, Mary (R) B
Ingram, Russell (R) A
McMahon, Charles (R) B+
Pearson, Mark (R) B
Priestley, Anne (R) B
Waterhouse, Kevin (R) Inc

Source: Denis Goddard

The personal opinions on the issue of gay marriage are not going to be rehashed here, though if readers want, those views can be found here.
This post is just an informative thread designed to show how some Republicans stacked up on the gay marriage legislation:

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Republicans who supported gay marriage on both votes:

Bergin, Peter
Dokmo, Cynthia
Gleason, John
Gould, Kenneth
Holden, Frank
Lockwood, Priscilla
Messier, Irene
Millham, Alida
Pilliod, James
Pratt, Calvin
Vaillancourt, Steve


Republicans who didn’t vote (I think Jenn had to work…):

Bailey, Clinton
Coffey, Jennifer
Hagan, Joseph
Maiola, Anthony
Pepino, Leo
Sanders, Elisabeth
Stiles, Nancy
Van Patten, Don
Veazey, John
Williams, Burton


Democrats who opposed gay marriage on both votes:

Berube, Roger
Buco, Thomas
Butynski, William
Campbell, David
Cote, David
DeStefano, Stephen
Donovan, Thomas
Gagnon, Raymond
Haley, Robert
Hofemann, Roland
Ingersoll, Paul
Jeudy, Jean
Katsiantonis, Thomas
Kelley, John
LaPlante, Roland
Lewis, Robert
Movsesian, Lori
O’Neil, James
Pilotte, Maurice
Preston, Philip
Rhodes, Brian
Roberts, Kris
Rosenwald, Cindy
Shaw, Kimberly
Soucy, Timothy
Sprague, Dale


Democrats who didn’t vote:

Andersen, Gene
Brown, Jennifer
Carlson, Nancy
Farley, Michael
French, Barbara
Goley, Jeffrey
Hodges, Kevin
Howard, Doreen
Hutz, Sarah
Komi, Richard
Lerandeau, Alfred
Matarazzo, Anthony
Matheson, Robert
Moody, Marcia
Norelli, Terie
Poznanski, Brian
Preston, Mark
Rokas, Theodoros
Russell, Joseph
Schmidt, Peter
Tupper, Frank

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Source: NH Republican Liberty Caucus

Confirmation of Ronald Kirk to be U.S. Trade Representative – Vote Confirmed (92-5, 2 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, Ron Kirk was confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (77-20, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (321-105, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to reauthorize and reform national service programs.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To impose an additional tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients – Vote Passed (328-93, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would enact an additional income tax on bonuses given to employees or former employees of companies that received Troubled Assets Relief Program money.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Confirmation of Ronald Kirk to be U.S. Trade Representative – Vote Confirmed (92-5, 2 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, Ron Kirk was confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (77-20, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act – Vote Passed (321-105, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill to reauthorize and reform national service programs.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


To impose an additional tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients – Vote Passed (328-93, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would enact an additional income tax on bonuses given to employees or former employees of companies that received Troubled Assets Relief Program money.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

For those curious to see how the good guys are doing in Concord, visit: http://www.nhhousegop.com/

I think the site for the Democrats is AbjectFailure.com. I could be wrong.

Cloture Motion; Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 – Vote Agreed to (62-35, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate reached the necessary sixty votes to end debate on this bill funding government programs. The bill was later approved by voice vote.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act – Vote Failed (282-144, 6 Not Voting)

Because this bill required a 2/3 majority vote, the House failed to pass this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (317-101, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this legislation to authorize funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which helps states build water treatment facilities.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Cloture Motion; Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 – Vote Agreed to (62-35, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate reached the necessary sixty votes to end debate on this bill funding government programs. The bill was later approved by voice vote.

Sen. Judd Gregg voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Omnibus Public Land Management Act – Vote Failed (282-144, 6 Not Voting)

Because this bill required a 2/3 majority vote, the House failed to pass this package of legislation related to public lands, national parks and water development.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Water Quality Investment Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (317-101, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed this legislation to authorize funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which helps states build water treatment facilities.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (234-191, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill intended to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Making further continuing appropriations for FY2009 – Vote Passed (328-50, 53 Not Voting)

The House passed this resolution to continue funding most government programs for fiscal year (FY) 2009 at FY 2008 levels through Wednesday, in anticipation that the Omnibus Appropriations Act will be passed by then.

Rep. Paul Hodes voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Source: Congress.org

Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (234-191, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill intended to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Making further continuing appropriations for FY2009 – Vote Passed (328-50, 53 Not Voting)

The House passed this resolution to continue funding most government programs for fiscal year (FY) 2009 at FY 2008 levels through Wednesday, in anticipation that the Omnibus Appropriations Act will be passed by then.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Source: Congress.org