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Critter Update

Federal Critters Voting

S3711 aka Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act

Passed 71-25 with 4 Not Voting.

Burr voted YES

Dole voted YES

The bill is to open parts of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas exploration.

HR 5970 aka Cloture motion: Estate Tax/ Minimum Wage Bill

Rejected 56-42 with 2 Not Voting.

Burr voted YES

Dole voted YES

Motion to invoke Cloture on the Motion to proceed to consider HR 5970. (huh?)

HR 4 aka Pension Protection Act

Passed 93-5 with 2 Not Voting.

Burr voted NO

Dole voted YES

Pension reform bill that is intended to help employer-funded pension plans remain solvent.

Other Recent Votes.

Recent House of Representatives activity.

HR 5970 aka Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act

Passed 230-180 with 1 Present, and 22 Not Voting

Taylor voted YES


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