Recent and Upcoming Votes

RECENT SENATE VOTES

Ethanol subsidies amendment – Vote Agreed to (73-27)

During work on the Economic Development Administration bill, the Senate adopted this amendment to eliminate a tax credit refiners receive for adding ethanol to gasoline and a tariff on imported ethanol.

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch voted YES
  • Sen. Mike Lee voted YES

RECENT HOUSE VOTES

Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations, FY2012 – Vote Passed (411-5, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this $143.9 billion bill that would fund the Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department’s construction activities for the upcoming fiscal year. The bill marks a two percent increase over the current year’s level. The Senate has not yet begun work on its version of the bill.

  • Rep. Rob Bishop voted YES

Agriculture Appropriations, FY2012 – Vote Passed (217-203, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would provide $125.5 billion in the upcoming fiscal year for the Agriculture Department. The bill would cut discretionary spending by thirteen percent over the current amount and increase mandatory spending by three percent. The Senate has not yet begun work on its version of the bill.

  • Rep. Rob Bishop voted YES

UPCOMING VOTES

Nomination of Leon E. Panetta to be Defense Secretary

The Senate has a Tuesday vote scheduled on the nomination of Leon Panetta, the current CIA Director, to be the new Defense Secretary.

Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 – S.679

This bill would reduce the number of executive branch appointments that require Senate confirmation.

Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 – S.782

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would authorize $500 million annually over the next 5 years for the Economic Development Administration.

Defense Appropriations – H.R.2219

The House is scheduled to work on this bill that would provide the Defense Department with $648.7 billion for the 2012 fiscal year.

America Invents Act – H.R.1249

The House may also take up this bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system.

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