NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM: CONGRESS WATCH BULLETIN.

 

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Mike Johanns

 
THE VOTING RECORD OF YOUR SENATORS: 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sen. Mike Johanns                                                                                                                               Sen. Nelson

 

111th CONGRESS – 2009                                             NTF voting scores during this session: JOHANNS: 90%

1st Session                                                                                                                               NELSON: 51 %

 

Taxes.

S.Con.Res.13 Amend. 804: Protect middle class taxpayers from tax increases by preventing legislation that increases  taxes caused by climate change or similar legislation.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 806: To protect small businesses from higher taxes.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES    Nelson:

            YES

            Amend. 873: Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for estate tax relief.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 910: Protect the middle class from national energy tax.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 950: Ensure that millions of middle class families do not face an alternative minimum tax increase in 2013 and 2014.  FAILED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 974: Provide no additional estate tax relief in a deficit-neutral reserve fund unless equal amount of tax relief given those who earn less than $100,000 annually.  PASSED/BAD BILL              Johanns: NO   Nelson: YES

PN64-6:  To confirm Timothy Geithner as Sec. of the Treasury.  CONFIRMED/ BAD RESOLUTION  Johanns: NO    Nelson: YES.

HR 1 Amend. 104: Allow a federal individual income tax deduction for interest on indebtedness and for state sales and excise taxes in purchase of hybrid cars in the “Cash for Clunkers” program.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 117: Allow deductions from dividends received from controlled foreign corporations for one more year.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 277: Reduce federal income tax for all working taxpayers.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 242: Amend IRS code to suspend for 2009 the 1993 federal income tax increase on Social Security benefits.  FAILED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 531: Temporarily increase the limitations on offsetting ordinary income with capital losses and strike the 5-yr. carry back of general business credits.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 538: Replace all tax and spending bill provisions with a direct rebate to all Americans filing a tax return.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 2 Amend. 85: Provide a federal income tax deduction for health care costs for specific kids in amount comparable to average federal share of benefit provided to non-citizen children for medical aid or child health aid.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1105 Amend. 613: No funds made available to make an assessed contribution or voluntary payment to UN, if UN implements or imposes a tax on U.S. citizens.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES* Nelson: YES

HR 3435 Amend. 2306: Provide income tax credit for specific home purchases and transfer to Treasury unobligated funds from stimulus bill in the amount of the reduction in revenue resulting from such credit.  FAILED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 3590 Amend. 3183: Protect middle class families from tax hikes in bill.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

 

Spending.

HR 627 Amend. 1085: To increase public knowledge about national debt by requiring publication of facts about the debt on federal websites and new legislation.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

* Sen. Johanns missed several votes because of serious illness.  Votes in italics show how he would have voted.

S.Con.Res.13: Congressional budget for U.S. government for FY 2010 and raising appropriations budget levels for FY 2009.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

             Amend. 739: Prohibit a budget resolution or amendment that shows an increase in public debt through next 10 fiscal years, equal to or greater than debt accumulated from 1789 to Jan. 2009.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 747: Ensure continued viability of U.S. dollar and prevent doubling or tripling the debt burden on future generations.  FAILED/GOOD BILL         Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 772: To restore budget discipline by freezing non-defense discretionary spending for FYs 2010 and 2011 and limiting growth of such spending to 1% annually for FYs 2012-2014.   FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 835: Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address national long-term fiscal problems.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL         Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 844: Extend resolution discretionary spending limits to the same level as already assumed in resolution to ensure that debt not increased further than contemplated by this or future budget resolutions or appropriations bills.  FAILED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 913: Stricter oversight of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors regarding use of emergency economic aid.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 875: Require information from Federal Reserve System Board of Governors regarding use of emergency economic aid.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 949: To splurge remaining Troubled Asset Relief Program monies for benefit of consumers.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 787: End $272 billion in spending on bailouts under TARP and reduce record deficits and debt levels.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 954: To save $150 billion by adjusting spending levels beyond FY 2010 to compensate for spending from stimulus bill in those years.  FAILED/GOOD BILL                     Johanns:  YES  Nelson: YES

            Amend. 965: Stop taxpayer-funded bailouts for vehicle manufacturers.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 967: Implement pork barrel reforms.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES            Nelson: NO

S. 896: To prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 1014:  Liberal amendment to prevent mortgage foreclosures and preserve home values.  FAILED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1016: Remove roadblocks to repayment of funds distributed under TARP.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1026: Prohibit use of TARP funds to purchase common stock.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1030: Require Sec. of Treasury to use amounts repaid by a financial institution that is recipient of aid under TARP to reduce the authorization level under TARP.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1: Porkulus appropriations for the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

             Amend. 107: Prohibit direct or indirect use of funds to fund ACORN.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 110: To not strengthen infrastructure investments made by the Obama stimulus bill.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 109: To kill a $246 million earmark for Hollywood movie companies.  PASSED/GOOD BILL              Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 140: Provide greater accountability of taxpayer dollars by curtailing congressional earmarking and requiring disclosure of lobbying by recipients of federal funds.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 238: Ensure that this $1 trillion spending bill not used to expand scope of federal government by adding new spending programs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL              Johanns: YES            Nelson: NO

            Amend. 278: To re-implement Gramm-Rudman to require deficit reduction and spending cuts upon 2 consecutive quarters of positive GDP growth.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 309: To ensure that taxpayer dollars not lost on wasteful projects.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 501: To limit wasteful spending and to fund a systematic program of foreclosure prevention, administered by the FDIC.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 2346: Supplemental appropriations for FY 2009.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

S.J. Res. 5: To disapprove some financial obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.  FAILED/GOOD RESOLUTION    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S.22: To add land to the National Wilderness Preservation System and authorize unneeded programs and activities in the Depts. of Interior & Agriculture.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO.   Nelson: YES

S.1023: Establish a non-profit corporation to communicate U.S. entry policies and promote vacation and business travel to U.S.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1 Amend. 179: Eliminate some unnecessary spending in this bill.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 146 Amend. 677: To not require federal agencies to determine on a yearly basis the quantity of land owned by each federal agency and the cost to taxpayers of ownership of this land.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Johanns: NO       Nelson: YES

            Amend. 683: To not prohibit funding for congressional earmarks for wasteful pork projects.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 1105: Omnibus appropriations for FY 2009.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Johanns: NO   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 610: Prohibit funding for congressional earmarks for wasteful pork barrel projects.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES    Nelson: NO

            Amend. 623: Prohibit earmarking of taxpayer $$ to 14 clients of a lobbying firm under federal investigation for making campaign donations in exchange for political favors for the group’s clients.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns : YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 593: Prohibit use of taxpayer funds in HR 1105.  FAILED/GOOD BILL                        Johanns: YES    Nelson: NO

            Amend. 621: To not repeal the law that gives automatic pay hikes to congressmen.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 1388: To reauthorize national community service programs like Americorps through 2014.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 688: Increase borrowing authority of the FDIC.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 705: To not prohibit ACORN or associated groups from receiving aid under this bill.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 2918 Amend. 1366: Eliminate earmark for Durham Museum in Omaha, NE.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 2847 Amend. 2626: Eliminate funding for public telecommunications facilities and their planning and construction.  FAILED/GOOD BILL        Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2631: Redirect funding of National Science Foundation to practical scientific research.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2667: Reduce waste and abuse at Dept. of Commerce.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES Nelson: NO

HR 2892 Amend. 1400: Eliminate appropriation for Road Bus Security Assistance.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1402: Require grants for emergency operations centers and financial aid for pre-disaster mitigation program to be awarded without earmarks.  FAILED/GOOD BILL      Johanns: YES     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1378: Eliminate appropriation for the Advanced Training Center.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1430: Increase funding for firefighter assistance, recruitment, and retention grants.  FAILED/BAD BILL      Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 2996: Appropriations to Dept. of Interior and related agencies.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Johanns Amend. 2394: Prohibit use of bill funds to fund ACORN.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Johanns; YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2461: Prohibit use of funds for Des Moines, IA. Art Center.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2483: To not preserve American national parks and other public land treasures by reducing maintenance backlogs that threaten visitor health and safety.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2514: To allow earmarks for Save America’s Treasures Program and not provide strict criteria for distribution of grants under that program.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Johanns: NO            Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2549: To not ensure that the White House Climate Change czar not direct actions of departments and agencies funded by this bill.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 2997: Appropriations for Ag. Dept. and FDA for FY 2010.  PASSED/BAD BILL      Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1910: Eliminate earmark for specific grants authorized under Rural Electrification Act.  FAILED/GOOD BILL      Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend.1912: Defund specific watershed and flood prevention operations.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend.2244: Eliminate funding for digital conversion efforts of Ag. Dept. that duplicate existing federal efforts.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend.2276: To increase amount made available to Farm Service Agency.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Johanns: NO      Nelson: YES

HR 3183 Amend. 1862: Limit disbursement of added TARP funds to vehicle manufacturers.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 3288: Appropriations to Dept. of Transportation and HUD.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

Johanns Amend.2355: Prohibit use of monies to fund ACORN.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

            Amend.2372: Prohibit use of funds on lower-priority projects like transportation museums.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2359: Prohibit use of stimulus fund monies for households that include convicted drug dealers or violent gang members who live in rebuilt public housing in New Orleans.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2361:  Prohibit use of stimulus fund monies for self-congratulatory signage that allows congressmen to promote their spending of taxpayer dollars on earmark projects.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2403: Prohibit use of stimulus funds to carry out unneeded Brownsfields Economic Development Program administered by HUD.  FAILED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES            Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2410: Limit use of stimulus funds for John Murtha County Airport.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 3326 Amend. 2567: Prohibit use of funds for Center on Climate Change.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2583: Eliminate funding for a hypersonic wind tunnel development program.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 3357: To restore sums to Highway Trust Fund.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Johanns: NO            Nelson: YES

             Amend. 1907: To temporarily protect solvency of Highway Trust Fund.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1905: Offset appropriation of funds to replenish unemployment fund with unobligated non-veteran funds from stimulus bill of 2009.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

            Amend.2223: Conservatively restore sums to Highway Trust Fund.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 3435: Supplemental appropriations for FY 2009 for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.  PASSED/BAD BILL Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

             Amend. 2302: Eliminate the “Cash for Clunkers” car voucher program. FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2303: Set a specific date to end TARP.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

HR 4314: Allow continued inflationary financing of government operations.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

PN 323: To confirm Cass Sunstein as administrator at Office of Management & Budget.  CONFIRMED/BAD RESOLUTION                   Johanns: NO      Nelson: NO

           

Government Regulation.

HR 627: To amend Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices about extension of credit under open end consumer credit plan.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 1066: To specify acceptable forms of ID to open credit card accounts.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1062: To establish a national consumer credit usury rate.  FAILED/BAD BILL Johanns: NO Nelson: NO

HR 1256: Allow FDA authority to regulate tobacco products.  PASSED/BAD BILL       Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

S.Con.Res.13 Amend. 926: Protect employees from major job losses from climate change legislation in manufacturing or coal-dependent regions.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

            Amend. 934: Increase transparency by requiring 5 days of public review of legislation before Senate bill passage.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 964: Establish a deficit neutral reserve fund to protect small and home businesses from burdensome and impractical requirements of 2008 consumer act.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

 

S 160 Amend. 591: Encourage and promote diversity in communications media ownership and ensure public airwaves used in public interest, a ruse to quash conservative talk radio.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 573: To prevent the FCC from renewing the “Fairness Doctrine” that impedes conservative talk radio.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            S. 181: To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and modify the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Rehabilitation Act of 1993 to clarify that discrimination compensation decisions and practices illegal under such acts occur each time compensation paid.  PASSED/ BAD BILL  Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

             Amend. 25: To improve provisions of the 2009 Fair Pay Act.  FAILED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 27: To not limit application of the bill to discriminatory compensation decisions.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 31: To not preserve and protect the free choice of employees to form, join, or assist unions, or to refrain from such activities.  PASSED/BAD BILL Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 37: To not limit application of the 2009 Fair Pay Act to claims resulting from discrimination compensation decisions that are adopted on or after date of enactment.  PASSED/BAD BILL Johanns: NO   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 34: To not preserve open competition and federal government neutrality toward labor relations of federal government contractors on federal and fed-funded construction projects.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO   Nelson: YES

S. 896 Amend. 1042: To establish a pilot program for the expedited disposal of federal real property.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1021: To give Comptroller-Gen. added audit authority over Board of Governors of Federal Reserve.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S. 1390 Amend. 1610: That the amendment will not infringe on 1st Amendment rights.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1 Amend. 176: To kill a requirement for use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements funded under HR 1.  FAILED/BAD BILL    Johanns: NO            Nelson: NO

            Amend. 176(2): Require use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements funded under HR 1.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 297: To provide the same temporary increase in the FMAP for all states and permit states to choose the period through June, 2011 for receiving the increase.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 146: To designate specific lands as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, stultifying private development.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Johanns: NO   Nelson: YES 

             Amend. 680: To not ensure that the public has full access to national parks and to promote health and safety of all visitors and employees of the National Park Service.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 675: To not prohibit use of eminent domain and ensure that no Americans have property forcibly taken from them by government.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Johanns: NO            Nelson: NO

HR 1105 Amend. 596: Require use of competitive procedures to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements funded under HR 1105.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES    Nelson: NO

            Amend. 674: Prohibit use of funds to implement a biased presidential order relating to employee notice of labor rights under federal labor laws.  FAILED/GOOD BILL             Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 662: Prohibit use of funds by FCC to reinstitute “Fairness Doctrine,” that would impede conservative talk radio.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES    Nelson: YES

HR 2892 Amend. 1434: Prohibit no-bid contracts by requiring use of competitive procedures to award contracts and grants funded under bill.  FAILED/GOOD BILL                 Johanns: YES            Nelson: NO

HR 3288 Amend.2371: Remove unnecessary and burdensome mandate on states, to allow them to opt out of provision that forces states to spend 10% of their federal surface transportation funds on road-kill reduction and highway beautification.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 3326 Amend. 2588: Prohibit use of funds for federal contracts with Haliburton Co., KBR, or their subsidiaries or affiliates, if such contractor or subcontractor requires that employees or independent contractors sign mandatory arbitration clauses.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Johanns: NO       Nelson: YES

 

Education.

S.Con.Res.13 Amend. 953: Aid reserve fund for community learning center after-school programs.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1 Amend. 189: Allow free practice of religion at colleges that receive funding under a bill section.  FAILED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1105 Amend. 615: To eliminate race restrictions in the D.C. Scholarship Program.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES    Nelson: NO

 

Health Care.

S.Con.Res.13 Amend.793: Protect all patients by prohibiting use of data obtained from research to deny coverage of items or services under federal health care programs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 828: Protect freedom of conscience for patients and right of health care providers to serve patients without violating moral and religious beliefs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

HR 1 S. Amend. 43: To kill amendment to require states to impose cost-sharing for an individual enrolled in state child health insurance plans (SCHIP) whose family income is over 200% of federal poverty level.  PASSED/BAD BILL       Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 40: To substitute a more conservative Sen. McConnell alternative.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 67: To kill amendment to ensure that redistributed funds cover poor kids rather than states using monies to cover kids from higher-income households.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 75: To prohibit SCHIP coverage for higher-income kids and prohibit payments to states from SCHIP allotments for a fiscal year quarter in which a state Medicaid income eligibility level for kids is greater than the income eligibility level for kids under SCHIP.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 77: Provide for development of best practice recommendations and ensure coverage of only poor kids in SCHIP.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 47: To ensure that kids do not lose their private insurance and that uninsured kids can gain access to private insurance.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO.

            Amend. 74: To kill amendment to eliminate exceptions to prohibition on states receiving a larger federal matching rate for providing coverage to kids whose family income is over 300% of federal poverty level.  PASSED/BAD BILL        Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 80: To include regulations specifying that an unborn child is eligible for SCHIP.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES    Nelson: YES

            Amend. 86: To ensure that American kids have high-quality health coverage that fits individual needs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 63: That income to determine SCHIP eligibility may be determined by new federal agencies based on state income tax records.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 2: To extend and expand the SCHIP program.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO            Nelson: YES

HR 2892 Amend. 1467: To prevent use of funds to prevent individuals from importing prescription drugs under specific circumstances.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 3590: To pass the Senate ObamaCare bill.  PASSED/BAD BILL      Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

             Amend. 2791: Liberalize provisions relating to first dollar coverage of womens’ preventive health care services.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2793: Allow importation of prescription drugs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES  Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2836: Ensure that patients receive doctor recommendations for preventive health services like mammograms without interference from government bureaucrats.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2901: Eliminate new entitlement programs and limit government control over health care of American families.  FAILED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2927: Limit amount of attorney contingency fees in the bill.  FAILED/ GOOD BILL   Johanns: NO      Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2942: Prevent raid on Medicare to fund new entitlements.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            To invoke cloture: To stop debate on ObamaCare.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO       Nelson: YES

 

Welfare.

PN188: To confirm Kathleen Sebelius as Sec. of Health & Human Services. CONFIRMED/ BAD RESOLUTION Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 3288 Amend.2376: Confirm continuing existence of community service requirements under 1937 Housing Act.  PASSED/GOOD BILL        Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 3548: To offer temporary specific additional unemployment compensation.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 3590 Amend. 2870: Protect Social Security surplus in bill.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

S.Con.Res.13 Amend. 937: Require states to implement drug-testing programs for applicants and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, to encourage healthy families instead of drug-dependent behavior.  FAILED/GOOD BILL      Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

S. 896 Amend. 1017: That the primary responsibility of Federal Housing Administration is to safeguard and preserve its solvency.  FAILED/GOOD BILL       Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1036: At taxpayer expense, to protect tenants facing foreclosure on dwelling.  PASSED/BAD BILL Johanns: NO    Nelson: YES

 

Law & Order.

PN64-7: To confirm Eric Holder as U.S. Att.-Gen.  CONFIRMED/BAD RES.    Johanns: NO            Nelson: YES

PN67: To confirm Elena Kagan as Solicitor-Gen. of U.S.  CONFIRMED/BAD RESOLUTION   Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

PN 506: To confirm Sonia Sotomayor as Justice of U.S. Supreme Court.  CONFIRMED/BAD RESOLUTION Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

S. 386: To improve enforcement of mortgage, securities, financial institution, and other fraud related to federal assistance and relief programs, and to recover funds lost to these frauds.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES  Nelson: YES

S.1390 Amend. 1511: To give federal aid to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes.  PASSED/BAD BILL      Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 627 Amend. 1067: To protect innocent citizens from violent crime in national parks and refuges.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1105 Amend. 673: Prevent collection of excessive contingency legal fees by lawyers hired to protect public interest.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 2847: Inflationary FY 2010 appropriations for Depts. of Justice and Commerce and related agencies.  PASSED/BAD BILL Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 2892: Inflationary appropriation for Dept. of Homeland Security for FY 2010.  PASSED/BAD BILL Johanns: YES Nelson: YES

 

Gunowner Rights.

HR 3288 Amend.2366: Allow AMTRAK passengers to safely transport firearms and ammo in their checked luggage.  PASSED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S.Con.Res.13 Amend. 798: Ensure that lawful Amtrak passengers can securely transport firearms in luggage.  PASSED/GOOD BILL        Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S.160 Amend. 575: Restore 2nd Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S.1390 Amend.1618: Allow citizens who have concealed weapons permits from home state to carry concealed guns in another state that grants concealed carry permits, if individual complies with state law.  FAILED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

 

Energy.

S.Con.Res. 13 Amend. 749: Require that only some legislation pertaining to clean energy technologies not increase electric or gas prices or increase overall consumer burdens.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 731: Require that deficit-neutral reserve fund for climate change not increase electric or gas prices.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 869: To not institute a deficit-neutral fund to invest in clean energy.  FAILED/BAD BILL      Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 735.  By Sen. Johanns, to prohibit use of reconciliation in Senate, advancement to vote without discussion, to advance cap and trade system.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

HR 1 Amend. 274: To not improve provisions relating to energy tax incentives and to manufacturer tax incentives for energy property.  PASSED/BAD BILL              Johanns: NO            Nelson: YES

HR 146 Amend. 679: To not provide for future energy needs of U.S. and eliminate restrictions on development of renewable energy.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 3183: Appropriations for water and energy development and related agencies for FY 2010.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 1879: Reduce appropriation to Dept. of Energy, so it can set example for Americans by reducing unnecessary energy use.  FAILED/GOOD BILL             Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1884: To prohibit no-bid contracts by requiring use of competitive procedures to award contracts and grants funded under this bill.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Johanns: YES            Nelson: NO

 

Military Affairs.

HR 2346 Amend. 1133: Prohibit funding to transfer, release, or jail detainees at Guantanamo to or within the U.S.  PASSED/ GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1136: To limit release of Guantanamo detainees pending report on prisoner population at this detention facility.  PASSED/GOOD BILL                  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1140: To consult with state and local governments regarding transfer to U.S. of Guantanamo detainees.  PASSED/GOOD BILL             Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 2847 Amend. 2669: Allow use of funds to prosecute in U.S. civilian courts terrorists involved in the 9-11 attack.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 3082: FY 2010 appropriations for military construction, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies.  PASSED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 2757: Require public disclosure of specific military-related reports.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2733: Increase by $50 million amount available for Dept. of Veterans Affairs for construction projects to convert unused Dept. structures into housing with supportive purposes for homeless vets.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2774: Allow use of funds to build or modify a facility in the U.S. or its territories to permanently or temporarily hold terrorists now jailed at Guantanamo.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

HR 3326: FY 2010 appropriations to Dept. of Defense.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2565: To ensure transparency and accountability by allowing each congressman and Sec. of State to review $1.5 billion in taxpayer money allocated to National Guard and Reserve.  FAILED/GOOD            BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO.

            Amend. 2566: Restore $166 million to Armed Forces to prepare for and conduct combat operations by eliminating low-priority congress-directed spending items.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2575: Provide for testimony before Congress on additional forces and resources required to meet U.S. objectives in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 2596: Limit early retirement of tactical aircraft.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Johanns; NO     Nelson: YES

S. 454: To improve organization and procedures of Dept. of Defense purchase of major weapons systems.  PASSED/GOOD BILL           Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S. 1390: FY 2010 appropriations for military activities of Dept. of Defense, military construction, and defense activities of Dept. of Energy.  PASSED/GOOD BILL          Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 1611: Prevent duplication in Dept. of Defense.  FAILED/GOOD BILL Johanns:  YES     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1616: Prohibit assaults on U.S. service members because of service or status.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1469: Eliminate $1.75 billion in Air Force funding for F-22A fighters.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1767: Continue development of a competitive propulsion system for Joint Strike Fighter program, with additional amounts for rotary-wing planes and Joint Strike Fighter program.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

            Amend.1525: Stop providing fire-resistant rayon fiber for production of military uniforms from foreign sources.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

S.1963: Improve aid to caregivers of vets and improve health care given veterans.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

             Amend. 2785: Transfer funds for UN contribution to offset costs of providing aid to family caregivers of disabled veterans.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

HR 1 Amend. 262: To appropriate, with an offset, $5.2 billion for procurement for Defense Dept. to reconstitute military units to acceptable readiness rating and to restock prepositioned assets and war reserve material.  FAILED/GOOD BILL      Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

 

Foreign Affairs.

S.1390 Amend.1761: Kerry amendment that U.S. should fully enforce current sanctions and explore additional sanctions against North Korea and require a review to determine if North Korea again should be listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.  PASSED/BAD BILL        Johanns: NO            Nelson: YES

            Amend. 1597: Sec. of State should redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

PN64-1: To confirm Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.  CONFIRMED/BAD RES.     Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES

HR 1105 Amend. 634: Prohibit expenditure of amounts made available under HR 1105 for contracts with a company that has an interest in Iran energy sector.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES    Nelson: YES

            Amend. 630: Require a report on counter-smuggling efforts against Hamas in Gaza.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Johanns: YES    Nelson: YES

            Amend. 631: Require Sec. of State to certify that funds for Gaza re-construction efforts not diverted to Hamas or organizations controlled by them.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

HR 2346 Amend. 1138: To not increase funding for International Monetary Fund.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES   Nelson: NO

 

Family Values.

S.Con.Res. 13 Amend. 803: To protect charitable donations by ensuring that organizations that provide religious, educational, and health care services not negatively impacted by changes to federal income tax deductions for charitable donations.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Johanns: YES            Nelson: YES

HR 2 Amend. 65: To restore prohibition on funding of non-government organizations that  promote abortion.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1105 Amend. 607: Require that amounts appropriated to the UN Population Fund not be used by organizations that support coercive abortions or involuntary sterilization.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Johanns: YES    Nelson: YES

            Amend. 668: Prohibit use of funds to liberalize AIDS funding formulas.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Johanns: YES  Nelson: YES

HR 1388 Amend. 715: That non-profit organizations helped under Non-Profit Capacity Building Program not include crisis pregnancy centers.  PASSED/BAD BILL       Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

HR 3590 Amend. 2962: Allow use of federal funds for abortions.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Johanns: NO          Nelson: NO

 

Immigration.

HR 2892 Amend. 1371: To not permanently implement pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation for aliens and improve verification of employee immigration status.  FAILED/BAD BILL    Johanns: NO     Nelson: NO

            Amend. 1399: Require building of at least 700 mi. of reinforced fencing along SW border by 12-31-10.  PASSED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

HR 1105 Amend. 604: To not extend pilot program for 6 yrs. for employment eligibility confirmation established in the 1966 immigration act.  PASSED/BAD BILL      Johanns: NO            Nelson: NO

HR 2847 Amend. 2630: To allow use of funds to contravene a section of the 1996 illegal immigration act.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Johanns: NO     Nelson: YES

            Amend. 2648: Provide additional funds for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program by reducing corporate welfare programs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

S.Con.Res.13 Amend.969: No appropriation bill that does not fully fund construction of Southwest border fence.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Johanns: YES   Nelson: YES

 

Miscellaneous.

PN64-18: To confirm Hilda Solis as Sec. of Labor.  CONFIRMED/BAD RESOLUTION.  Johanns: YES     Nelson: YES.

S. 160: To give D.C. a voting seat in Congress and Utah 1 additional seat in the House.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Johanns: NO       Nelson: YES

 

Sources: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes.

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