Sunday, August 26, 2007

Garrett's only 87% Republican

Well, the Washington Post has an interesting feature on their biographical pages now, how often you vote with your party. Our Representative Scott Garrett, after years in the 90% range of voting with the Republicans, has dropped to 87%. How did this happen?

First, in looking at the votes, they've included all of the amendments heralded by the Club for Growth that were opposed by an overwhelming majority in Congress. Garrett, as discussed earlier, voted for all of them while the vast majority of Republicans voted against them.

Second, as often covered by yours truly, are all the 12 to Garrett votes, where he's one of anywhere from 12-80 or so Representatives to vote against a bill Things like his votes against cutting student loan interest and giving small businesses tax breaks for the next 10 years were earlier in the year, so they're at the bottom of the list. However, the list as a whole is pretty interesting.

This is our Representative, and remember he voted no on our behalf to all of these bills:

7/31/07: Vote 771: H R 176: Shirley a. Chisholm United States-Caribbean Educational Exchange Act

7/17/07: Vote 633: H R 980: Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act

7/16/07: Vote 632: H R 799: Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments

7/16/07: Vote 631: H R 1982: Rural Housing and Economic Development Improvement Act of 2007

7/16/07: Vote 630: H R 1980: To Authorize Appropriations for the Housing Assistance Council

7/12/07: Vote 629: H R 1851: Section 8 Voucher Reform Act

7/17/07: Vote 633: H R 980: Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act

7/16/07: Vote 632: H R 799: Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments

7/16/07: Vote 631: H R 1982: Rural Housing and Economic Development Improvement Act of 2007

7/16/07: Vote 630: H R 1980: To Authorize Appropriations for the Housing Assistance Council

6/20/07: Vote 515: H R 2284: To Amend the Small Business Act to Expand and Improve the Assistance Provided by Small Business Development Centers to Indian Tribe Members, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

5/24/07: Vote 424: H R 2206: Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2007

5/22/07: Vote 398: H R 2264: No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act “Nopec”

5/15/07: Vote 348: H R 1700: Cops Improvement Act

5/15/07: Vote 347: H R 916: John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive
Act

5/7/07: Vote 302: H R 407: Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area Study Act

5/2/07: Vote 285: H R 1429: Improving Head Start Act

4/25/07: Vote 263: H R 1332: Small Business Lending Improvements Act

4/24/07: Vote 257: H R 363: Sowing the Seeds Through Science and Engineering Research Act

4/24/07: Vote 254: H R 362: To Authorize Science Scholarships for Educating Mathematics and Science Teachers, and for Other Purposes

3/26/07: Vote 188: H R 137: Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act

3/14/07: Vote 153: H R 985: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

3/14/07: Vote 143: H R 1255: To Amend Chapter 22 of Title 44, Usc, Popularly Known As the Presidential Records Act, to Establish Procedures for the Consideration of Claims of Constitutionally Based Privilege Against Disclosure of Presidential Records

3/8/07: Vote 130: H R 700: To Amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to Extend the Pilot Program for Alternative Water Source Projects.

3/7/07: Vote 125: H R 569: Water Quality Investment Act

2/16/07: Vote 102: H R 976: Small Business Tax Relief Act

1/29/07: Vote 58: H R 521: To Designate the Facility of the United States Postal Service Located at 2633 11th Street in Rock Island, Illinois, As the Lane Evans Post
Office Building

1/17/07: Vote 32: H R 5: College Student Relief Act

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