Job Protection and Recession Prevention Vote Recap

Yesterday, the House voted on the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 (H.R.8), which would prevent numerous tax rates from increasing and various credits from expiring on January 1, 2013, commonly referred to as “taxmageddon.” Specifically, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 would maintain existing tax policy, including the 2001 and 2001 tax cuts, among others.

The key vote is listed below, along with a breakdown of how Republicans and Democrats voted.

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Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Vote Recap

Yesterday, the House voted on the controversial Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 (S.679), which would alter the Senate’s role of “Advice and Consent” by reducing the number of presidential appointments that require the consent of the Senate. The bill relinquishes the Senate’s constitutional duty to consent to nominations in which it concluded no such check is necessary because the office itself is of little or no authority or consequence.

The key vote is listed below, along with a breakdown of how Republicans and Democrats voted.  Because the bill appeared on the Suspension Calendar, it required a two-thirds vote to pass.

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Nomination of Robert E. Bacharach Vote Recap

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach to be the United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. His qualifications or views were not the principal reason for our opposition; it was the fact that the vote on his nomination at this time was a violation of tradition and precedents in the Senate known as the Thurmond/Leahy Rule. The Rule provides that the confirmation of lifetime judges (especially Court of Appeals judges) should not proceed in the months immediately preceding a presidential election.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had said that Bacharach would likely be the last circuit court nomination of the year, ending the threat that the Senate would try yet again to break the Thurmond/Leahy Rule.

The vote results are listed below, along with a list of the Republicans who voted incorrectly (no Democrats voted against his nomination):

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The Tax Hike Prevention Act Vote Recap

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012, which would have prevented $300 billion worth of tax hikes from occurring that would cripple U.S. taxpayers. Without this legislation, millions upon millions of Americans will see their taxes go up next year. The vote results are listed below, along with a list of the Republicans who voted incorrectly and Democrats who voted correctly:

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Full Repeal Vote Recap

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on the Repeal of Obamacare Act, which as the name implies repealed President Obama’s government takeover of healthcare in its entirety. Due to the exorbitant costs, mandates, taxes and infringements on freedom, Obamacare has become toxic for the country and the American people. The key vote is listed below, along with a breakdown of how Republicans and Democrats voted.

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