Senate Amendment Vote Recap

Yesterday, the Senate voted on 16 amendments to the Senate transportation bill, four of which we key voted. All four amendments failed to gain the necessary votes to be included on the bill.  Two of the amendments we successfully brought down thanks to conservatives across the country. The other two amendments that failed received strong support, giving conservatives a firm foundation upon which to build. The key voted amendments can be found below, along with a list of the Republicans who voted incorrectly and the Democrats who voted correctly (albeit some for the wrong reasons):

The DeMint State Authority Amendment: Rejected by a vote of 30-67
Heritage Action: YES

Republicans Voting Incorrectly:
Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)
Sen. Scott Brown (MA)
Sen. Thad Cochran (MS)
Sen. Susan Collins (ME)
Sen. Michael Enzi (WY)
Sen. Dean Heller (NV)
Sen. John Hoeven (ND)
Sen. Mike Johanns (NE)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Sen. Richard Shelby (AL)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)
Sen. John Thune (SD)

Democrats Voting Correctly:
None

Republicans Voting Incorrectly:
None

Democrats Voting Correctly:
Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO)
Sen. Mark Warner (VA)
Sen. Jim Webb (VA)

The DeMint Energy Freedom Amendment: Rejected by a vote of 26-72
Heritage Action: YES

Republicans Voting Incorrectly:
Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
Sen. John Boozman (AR)
Sen. Scott Brown (MA)
Sen. Thad Cochran (MS)
Sen. Susan Collins (ME)
Sen. John Cornyn (TX)
Sen. Michael Enzi (WY)
Sen. Charles Grassley (IA)
Sen. Dean Heller (NV)
Sen. John Hoeven (ND)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA)
Sen. Dick Lugar (IN)
Sen. Jerry Moran (KS)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Sen. Pat Roberts (KS)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)
Sen. John Thune (SD)

Democrats Voting Correctly:
None

Republicans Voting Incorrectly:
Sen. Richard Burr (NC)
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (GA)
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK)
Sen. Susan Collins (ME)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)

Democrats Voting Correctly:
Sen. Tom Harkin (IA)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT)
Sen. Carl Levin (MI)
Sen. Ben Nelson (NE)
Sen. Mark Pryor (AR)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI)
Sen. Jim Webb (VA)

Please Share Your Thoughts

3 thoughts on “Senate Amendment Vote Recap

  1. Why were you against an incentive to switch engines to natural gas? It would be paid for by a small tax on natural gas (the benefactors). If the country used nat. gas for transportation, we would (conservatively) save over $300B per year… forever. That is a real stimulus plan that would hurt OPEC and help the non-oil-exporting countries via lower oil prices (a world stimulus plan). The tax could be made to automatically expire once the same number of dollars was collected as was paid for conversions.

    I am very fiscally conservative, but wonder how informed you are on all subjects.

  2. This year Republicans are against any subsidy because it inteferes with the free market and plays favorites (Obama was for it). Last year they were against ending the huge subsidies to oil companies cause it would constitute a tax increase (Obama was for it). Do you want me to go through scores of other bills and amendments that show Republicans will always come up with reasons they are against something if Obama is for it. When did the Republicans define patriotism as voting against what Obama is for?

    This amendment had 44 right wing votes against it and 4 left wing votes against it (and yet I just heard Jim Cramer blame the President and left wingers for its defeat because they are environmentalists). The propaganda is just as rife on Keystone where suddenly allowing environmental studies to be completed is equated with a total rejection of the project and the sole reason for gas prices (soon to be $6 as Kudlow says).

    Despite the despicability of democrats for their conservative mindset on keeping the environment safe, they are able to see that switching from diesel to nat gas for a surface fuel, is a win win win win win for America – less carbon, less foreign oil, less for gasoline, more national security, and more jobs.

    Why are Republicans voting against America’s best interests

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