NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM: CONGRESS WATCH BULLETIN.

 

THE VOTING RECORD OF YOUR CONGRESSMAN: 2008.

 

CONGRESSMAN LEE TERRY
2nd DISTRICT: NEBRASKA

 

LOCAL OFFICE             D.C. OFFICE

11717 Burt Str. #106          2331 Rayburn Bldg.

Omaha, NE. 68154             Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: 397-9944                 Phone: (202) 225-4155

Fax: 397-8787                     Fax: (202) 226-5452

 

 

110th CONGRESS

2nd session

 

NTF voting score:

 

86%

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taxes:

HR 1001: To give too generous tax incentives for production of renewable energy and energy conservation.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO          Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO.

HR 3997: Provide tax relief and protections for Peace Corps volunteers.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 5140:  Distribute economic recovery tax rebates to American people.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5719: Increase assistance for only poor taxpayers.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO   Smith: NO

HR 6049: To provide liberal tax incentives for energy production and conservation.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 6081: Provide tax benefits to military personnel.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

HR 6275: Give individual taxpayers only temporary relief from the Alternative Minimum Tax.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 7005: Provide Alternative Minimum Tax relief in 2008.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

 

Spending:

H Con Res. 312: Revise the congressional budget for FY 08, establish congressional budget for FY 09, and set budget levels for FYs 2010-13.  TABLED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 970: Fund more programs and services in health care, education, and for the poor.  FAILED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 971: $551.7 billion for domestic spending programs FY 2009, $118.9 billion economic stimulus package, and extend unemployment insurance, food stamp benefits, and Medicaid payments to states.  FAILED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 972: Prevent expansion of the alternative minimum tax for 3 yrs, with full repeal in 2013, moratorium on earmarks for remaining period in 2008, require a separate vote on increasing public debt, require cost estimates on unreported bills, prohibit domestic add-ons to emergency war spending bills, limit long-term spending commitments and advance appropriations, incorporate legislative line item veto, and offer a 1% decrease in entitlement program spending.  FAILED/GOOD BILL         Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1036: Revise the congressional budget for FY 08, establish congressional budget for FY 09, and set budget levels for FYs 2010-13.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1084: Establish the National Landscape Conservation System.  PASSED/BAD BILL        Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1174: To authorize the Sec. of HUD to make loans to states to buy foreclosed housing and make grants to states for related costs.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1424: Authorize federal government to buy and insure specific kinds of troubled financial assets to provide stability and prevent disruption in economic and financial system.  PASSED/BAD BILL       Terry: YES            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 2016: Establish the National Landscape Conservation System.  PASSED/BAD BILL        Terry: NO            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 2176: Provide for and approve financial settlement of land claims of Bay Mills Indian Community.  FAILED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 2537 Amend. 988: Prohibit use of funds for earmarks.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

HR 2857 Amend. 969: Energy Conservation Corps will build transportation infrastructure with make-work jobs.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 3121: Restore financial solvency of national flood insurance program and have this program make available multi-peril coverage for damage caused by windstorms and floods.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Terry: YES       Fortenberry: not voting  Smith: YES

            Amend. 821: Allows multiple peril and flood insurance coverage of apartment buildings up to the total number of dwelling units times maximum coverage limit per residential unit.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 3221: Government bailout to prevent mortgage foreclosures. PASSED/BAD BILL          Terry: NO            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 5540: Continuing authorization of Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails Network.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

            Amend. 1076: Appropriate funds for the above for only 5 yrs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5818:  Authorize HUD secretary to make loans to states to buy foreclosed housing and make grants to states for related costs.  PASSED/BAD BILL      Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1042: Eliminate all provisions for grants to states.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5940: Authorize activities to support nanotechnology research and development.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith:  YES

HR 6003: To reauthorize Amtrak.  PASSED/BAD BILL                     Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

            Amend. 1080: Prohibit use of funds for long distance Amtrak routes with highest cost per seat/mile according to Amtrak 3-08 monthly performance report, unless Transportation Sec. gives a waiver for a route or part of a route, stating that it is critical to homeland security.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: NO          Smith: YES

HR 6532: Restore the National Highway Trust Fund Balance promised to states.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6685: Authorize Interior Sec. to provide annual grant to facilitate an ironworkers training program for Indians.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 7006: Provide disaster assistance relief.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES          Fortenberry: YES      Smith: YES

HR 7110: Supplemental appropriations for job creation, infrastructure investment, and economic and energy assistance for FY 2009.  PASSED/BAD BILL      Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 7175: Improve Small Business Act lending program.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

HR 7321: Authorize federal financial assistance to car manufacturers.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

 

Government Regulations:

HR 415: Designate part of Taunton River in Massachusetts as part of National Wild & Scenic Rivers System, impinging on development and property rights.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 493: Prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information regarding health insurance and employment.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 758: Require health plans to provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies and lymph node dissection for treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 928: Enhance the independence of federal inspectors-general.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 831: Dept. of Justice Inspector-Gen. not required to refer to counsel of Office of Professional Responsibility of Dept. of Justice allegations of misconduct involving DOJ attorneys when allegations relate to exercise of authority of an attorney to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice.  PASSED/BAD BILL        Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1014: To require equity in provision of mental health and drug abuse benefits under group health plans, another federally-mandated regulation.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO                      Smith: NO

HR 1015: To reauthorize and liberalize volunteer national service laws.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1031: Establish in the House of Representatives an unneeded office of congressional ethics.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1083: To increase federal beach monitoring for pollution.  PASSED/BAD BILL Terry: NO    Fortenberry: NO            Smith: NO

HR 1108: Give FDA authority to regulate tobacco products.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: NO

HR 1143: Authorize Sec. of Interior to lease lands in Virgin Islands National Park to private parties.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: not voting              Smith: YES.

HR 1318: To require preservation of specific electronic records by federal agencies and require a certification and reports relating to presidential records.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 1338: Provide additional effective remedies to victims of discrimination in payment of wages on basis of sex.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1145: If Sec. of Labor finds that employer ability to hire and recruit employees is hindered significantly, regardless of gender, amendments delayed.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES             Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

            Amend. 1147: Punitive damages require malice or reckless indifference.  PASSED/GOOD BILL        Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 2016 Amend. 986: Nothing in the bill will affect existing private grazing rights or operations on Bureau of Land Management lands.  PASSED/GOOD BILL     Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 2768: To establish onerous mandatory standards to protect miners during emergencies.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 2768 Amend. 919: Require the Sec. of Labor to conduct a study on drug abuse by miners.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 922: Increase employee safety by allowing miners a voice in mine safety.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 2857: To reauthorize and liberalize volunteer national service laws.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 968: Reduce authorized amount for this program.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: YES

HR 3195: Restore liberal intents of 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.  PASSED/BAD BILL       Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3221 Amend. 751: To repeal availability of federal eminent domain authority for use by companies building or modifying transmission lines within National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors and require companies to proceed by following state laws for obtaining rights of way.  FAILED/GOOD BILL  Terry: NO          Fortenberry: NO   Smith: NO

HR 3548: Establish plain language as standard style for government documents issued to the public to enhance citizen access to government information and services.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Terry: YES   Fortenberry: YES              Smith: YES

HR 3999: Improve safety of federally-aided highway bridges and strengthen bridge inspection standards.  PASSED/GOOD BILL             Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 4008: Amend Fair Credit Reporting Act to clarify that printing of expiration dates on credit and debit card receipts before enactment of this act cannot denote a violation of act.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 4040: Establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children’s products, protecting kids from poisonous substances imported from Red China.  PASSED/GOOD BILL          Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5036: Reimburse specific jurisdictions for costs of obtaining paper ballot voting systems for general elections for federal office in Nov. 2008 and reimburse jurisdictions for costs incurred in conducting audits or hand-counting results of general elections for federal office in Nov. 2008.  FAILED/BAD BILL     Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO            Smith: NO

HR 5244: Establish liberal fair and transparent practices relating to extension of credit under an open-end consumer credit plan.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 5522: Require Sec. of Labor to issue occupational safety and health standards regarding worker exposure to combustible dust.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1038: Direct OSHA to await outcome of an investigation and findings before deciding to advance a regulatory standard.  FAILED/GOOD BILL     Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5563: Reauthorize and liberalize volunteer national service laws.  FAILED/BAD BILL   Terry: NO            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 5614: Authorize production in palladium of St. Gaudens Double Eagle coins as bullion investment coins to provide affordable opportunities for investments in precious metals.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

HR 5781: That 8 of 12 wks. of parental leave available to federal employees is paid leave.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 5803: Direct the Election Assistance Commission to establish a program to make grants to participating states and  local governments that hold federal elections in Nov. 2008 to carry out a program to make backup paper ballots available in cases of failure of voting systems or voting equipment in the election or other emergency situation.  FAILED/BAD BILL     Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 5819: To improve small business innovation research program and small business technology transfer program.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1011: To give priority to small businesses and organizations in awarding of grants that make significant contributions toward energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprints, or are carbon neutral.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1018:  Encourage small businesses owned and controlled by disabled veterans to apply for grants.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5872:  Require the Sec. of the Treasury to mint coins to commemorate centennial of Boy Scouts of America.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith:  YES

HR 6113: Require each federal agency to include contact information for agency in its collecting of information.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6184: Provide a program to mint and circulate quarters that show a national park or site in each state and territory.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6346: Protect consumers from gas pump price gouging by federal instead of state regulation.  FAILED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 6377: Direct Commodity Futures Trading Commission to utilize all its authority to curb role of excessive speculation in any contract market within its jurisdiction and control, regarding energy futures traded, to eliminate price distortion, unreasonable fluctuations or unwarranted changes in prices, or other unlawful activity that causes major market disturbances that prevent markets from accurately reflecting real supply and demand for energy commodities.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6604: To bring more transparency and accountability to commodity markets.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

 

Education:

HR 956: To extend and input liberal amendments into the Higher Education Act of 1965.  PASSED/BAD BILL              Terry: NO        Fortenberry: not voting                        Smith: NO

HR 1168: Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators in the U.S. for continuing contributions to education.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3021: Sec. of Education will make grants to state educational agencies for modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 3036: Reauthorize the National Environmental Education Act, the No Child Left Inside law that promotes outdoor play for children.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

            Amend. 1173: Authorize use of funds to address “environmental justice issues” arising in poor communities.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 4137 Amend. 936: To allow a liberal study group to evaluate feasibility of alternative market-based reform of Federal Family Education Loan Program to reduce federal costs to taxpayers.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO  Fortenberry: not voting   Smith: NO.

HR 5715: Ensure continued availability of access to federal student loan program.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6889: Extend authority of Sec. of Education to buy guaranteed student loans from banks for one more year.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S.2929: To only temporarily extend programs under Higher Education Act of 1965.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Health:

HR 1553: To advance medical research and treatments in pediatric cancers and promote public awareness of pediatric cancer.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 2464: Order Public Health Service to have means to continually improve emergency medical services for kids.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry:  YES        Smith: YES

S.793: Expand and improve traumatic brain injury programs.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S. 2932: Reauthorize poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program to provide aid for poison prevention and sustain funding of poison centers.  PASSED/GOOD BILL                   Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Welfare:

HR 974: To enhance operational funding for HUD public housing.  PASSED/BAD BILL       Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO.

HR 2419 Amend 700: Reallocate funds to programs that benefit socially-disadvantaged farmers.  FAILED/BAD BILL   Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 716: Prohibit individuals from receiving farm conservation subsidies if income over $1 million, unless 75% of income from farm income.  FAILED/BAD BILL           Terry: NO     Fortenberry: NO          Smith: YES

            Amend. 717: To control crop insurance program costs.  FAILED/GOOD BILL          Terry: YES            Fortenberry:     NO       Smith:  NO

HR 3521: To enhance operational funding for HUD public housing.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO.

            Amend. 957: Before building new subsidized housing, HUD must honor formal agreements made before start of receiverships.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO.

HR 3524: Reauthorize program to revitalize decrepit public housing.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Terry: NO            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

            Amend. 924: Apply one-to-one replacement requirement for units demolished only to units occupied prior to demolition.  FAILED/GOOD BILL      Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 928: Prevent use of housing funds for inflationary Davis-Bacon Act wages.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3963: To extend and expand socialist federal child health insurance program.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 4848:  To extend for 1 yr. parity in application of limits to federal mental health benefits.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: not voting                        Smith: YES.

HR 5613: To protect Medicaid safety net, extend moratoriums, and impose additional moratoriums on Medicaid restricting regulations through 4-1-09.  PASSED/BAD BILL   Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 5749: Provide for emergency unemployment compensation.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 5937: To facilitate preservation of specific subsidized housing units.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: not voting            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6331: Expand low-income Medicare programs and mental health services.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 6331: To override presidential veto of this bill.  PASSED/BAD BILL  Terry: YES           Fortenberry: YES  Smith: NO

HR 6867: Additional emergency unemployment compensation.  PASSED/BAD BILL          Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 7221: Reauthorize Homeless Emergency Assistance Housing Act.  PASSED/BAD BILL Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Energy:

HR 415 Amend. 1124: Nothing in bill will negatively impact supply of domestic energy resources.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: not voting

HR 2016 Amend. 984: Nothing in the bill will additionally restrict or hinder energy development on Bureau of Land Management lands.  PASSED/GOOD BILL     Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3021 Amend. 1070: Establish a moratorium in using federal monies to buy carbon offsets.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES 

HR 3221 Amend. 748: Require electric suppliers except rural coops to provide 15% of electricity using renewable energy sources by 2020.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

            Amend. 755: Congress recognizes and supports large and small-scale conventional hydropower.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 764: Prohibit federal agencies from buying small vehicles or medium-sized passenger cars that are not eco-friendly and require vehicles provided House members through their official allowance to be eco-friendly.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 5062: Promote increased public transportation use and increased use of alternative fuels to provide public transportation.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 6022: To suspend buying of petroleum for Strategic Petroleum Reserve because of U.S. oil shortage and high prices.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6074: Amend Sherman Anti-Trust Act to make illegal oil-producing and exporting cartels like OPEC, cartels that limit production and distribution of oil and natural gas, set or maintain monopolistic prices, or restrain trade in either.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: NO

HR 6251: Prohibit Sec. of Interior from issuing new federal oil and gas leases to holders of existing leases who do not diligently develop lands subject to current leases or relinquish such leases, even if not profitable.  FAILED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 6515: Require Sec. of Interior to conduct an environment program in competitive leasing of oil and gas rights in National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.  FAILED/BAD BILL  Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 6899: Raise taxes on American gas and oil companies that develop national resources.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 7060: Provide liberal incentives for energy production and conservation and extend several expiring provisions.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

 

Law & Order:

H Con Res 308: Authorizing use of Capitol Grounds for National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 982: To recommend finding 2 White House staffers in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas issued by the Comm. on Judiciary and authorize this committee to initiate and intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce these subpoenas.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Terry: not voting          Fortenberry: not voting              Smith: not voting.

HR 1041:  Amend Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a crippling procedure to authorize acquisition of foreign intelligence.  PASSED/BAD BILL           Terry: NO      Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1258: To impeach Pres. Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors.  REFERED TO COMM/BAD BILL  Terry: NO            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 2082: Restricting appropriations FY 2008 for intelligence and intelligence-gathering activities of U.S. Government and for CIA Retirement & Disability System.  FAILED/ BAD BILL  Terry: NO           Fortenberry: NO        Smith: NO

            Amend. 174: Not require Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress a national intelligence estimate on geopolitical effects of global warming and implications of such effects on U.S. national security.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 182: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 is exclusive authority for conduct of domestic electronic surveillance.            PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry:  NO   Fortenberry:  NO Smith: NO

HR 2490: Require Sec. of Homeland Security to conduct a maritime program for the mobile biometric ID of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

HR 2830 Amend. 1026: That stateless submarines are a serious international problem, facilitate international crimes like drug smuggling, and threaten the safety and security of the U.S.  Participating in such activity is a federal criminal offense subject to fines, prison, or both.  PASSED/GOOD BILL          Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1027: That marine animal ecological provisions of the bill should not impair legal authority of Coast Guard to carry out its homeland security mission to protect ports and waterways, stop human smuggling, and prevent terrorist organizations from attacking U.S.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES          Fortenberry: YES       Smith: YES

HR 3773: Amend Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a crippling procedure to authorize acquisition of foreign intelligence.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 4120: More effective prosecution of kiddie porn cases. PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES            Smith: YES

HR 4279: Better solutions for violations of U.S. intellectual property laws.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5959: Authorize FY 2009 appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of U.S. and CIA retirement and disability system.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6045: Extend authorization of bulletproof vest partnership grant program with localities through FY 2012.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6304: To amend FISA 1978 to establish a procedure to authorize specific acquisitions of foreign intelligence.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6545: Require Director of National Intelligence to conduct a national intelligence estimate on national security and energy security issues.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S. 3325: Enhance remedies for violations of intellectual property laws.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S. 3641: Provide funding for support of crime victims under crime victims legal assistance programs.              PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Gun Owner Rights:

HR 415 Amend. 1122: Nothing in bill will affect the authority, jurisdiction, or responsibility of Massachusetts to manage, control, limit access to, or regulate fish and resident wildlife under state law or regulations, including hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational shooting.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1286: To prevent a 600 mi. gun ban along the Washington-Rochambeau Trail.  FAILED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES            Fortenberry: not voting            Smith: YES

HR 2016 Amend. 985: Nothing in this bill will limit access for hunting, fishing, trapping, or recreational shooting on acres administered by Bureau of Land Management or infringe on state rights to manage, control, or regulate hunting, fishing, trapping, or recreational shooting activities on these lands.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES           Smith: YES

HR 3667 Amend. 1168: Proposed study will analyze potential bill impacts on the use of guns, traps, or nets, pertaining to segments of 2 Vermont rivers considered for addition to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6842: To restore 2nd Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  PASSED/GOOD BILL       Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1171: Restore 2nd Amendment rights within homes for self-protection.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Military Affairs:

H Con Res. 336: Honoring the sacrifices and contributions made by disabled American veterans.  PASSED/GOOD RES.    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 866: Honoring the Coast Guard for seizing over 350,000 lbs. of cocaine at sea during 2007.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES        Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 986: Recognizing the courage and sacrifice of service members as prisoners of war during the Vietnam War and calling for full accounting of 1,729 MIAs.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES          Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1098: Supporting goals and ideals of Year of American Veteran.  PASSED/GOOD BILL           Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1527: Conduct pilot program to allow very rural veterans enrolled in health system of Vets Administration to receive covered health services through private providers.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES         Fortenberry: YES   Smith: YES

HR 2192: Establish an advocate ombudsman in the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  PASSED/GOOD BILL        Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3329: Provide subsidized housing for very poor veterans.  PASSED/GOOD BILL          Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3819: Require Sec. of Veterans Affairs to reimburse veterans receiving emergency treatment in non-Dept. of Veterans Affairs facilities for such treatment until vets transferred to Dept. facilities.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: not voting          Fortenberry: not voting            Smith: YES

HR 4986: Enact National Defense Authorization Act FY 2008.  PASSED/GOOD BILL        Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5658: Authorize appropriations FY 2009 for Defense Dept., military construction, and defense activities of Dept. of Energy.  PASSED/GOOD BILL                   Terry:  YES      Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1048: Increase funding for future combat systems by $193 million by offset.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: NO          Smith: YES

            Amend. 1050: Add $719 million to Missile Defense Agency budget.  FAILED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES               Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1051: Reduce funding for Missile Defense Agency budget by $966.2 million.  FAILED/BAD BILL                        Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1052: Remove $10 million in funding for energy conservation on military bases and use the money to fund Reliable Replacement Warhead program.  FAILED/GOOD BILL           Terry: NO   Fortenberry: NO   Smith: YES

            Amend. 1061: Prohibit agencies under Defense Dept. from using private contractors to perform terrorist interrogations.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1062: To require the videotaping or electronic recording of terrorist detainee interrogations in custody or under control of Defense Dept.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1063: Requires the Defense Dept. to release to public, upon request, names, ranks, countries of origin, and other identifying information of students and teachers at Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation from FY 2005 onwards.  PASSED/BAD BILL            Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 5826: Increase rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-related disabilities and rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of specific service-related disabled veterans.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5856: Authorize major medical facility projects for Dept. of Veterans Affairs FY 2009.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith:  YES

HR 5892: Sec. of Veterans Affairs must modernize the disability benefits claims processing system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5959 Amend. 1112: That defeat of Colombian paramilitary organizations is in our national interest, that it is critical that U.S. aid to Colombia continue.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1114: Bar use of funds to prohibit or discourage use of the phrases jihad, Islamo-fascism, Islamist, or Islamic terrorist in the intelligence community or federal government.  PASSED/GOOD BILL          Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1116: Require Director of National Intelligence Agency to submit to Congress a National Intelligence Estimate on production and sale of drugs to support international terrorism, including support that Al Qaida and Taliban receive from sale of drugs and shift in production from opium to hashish in Afghanistan.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6063: Authorize programs of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6445: To prohibit Sec. of Veterans Affairs from collecting some co-payments from catastrophically-disabled veterans.  PASSED/GOOD BILL         Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6599: FY 2009 appropriations for military construction and Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

            Amend. 1165: End military construction congressional earmarks.  FAILED/GOOD BILL      Terry: YES            Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

            Amend. 1167:  Prohibit use of bill funds to enforce Davis-Bacon Act wages.  FAILED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6897: Authorize Sec. of Veterans Affairs to compensate specific eligible Filipinos who served with U.S. during WW II in Philippines.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S. 2135: Prohibit the recruitment or use of child soldiers and not allow entry into the U.S. and deport those who recruit or use child soldiers.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: not voting          Fortenberry: YES         Smith: not voting

S. 2617: Increase rates of compensation for veterans with service-related disabilities and rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of specific disabled veterans.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S. 2840: To expedite naturalization for citizenship applications filed by members of armed forces and establish deadline to process these applications.  PASSED/GOOD BILL           Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

S. 3001: Authorize FY 2009 appropriations for military activities of Defense Dept, military construction, and defense activities of Energy Dept.  PASSED/GOOD BILL       Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Foreign Affairs:

H. Con Res. 255: U.S. commitment to preserve religious and cultural sites and condemn instances where sites desecrated.  PASSED/GOOD RESOLUTION  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

H Con Res. 278: To support Republic of China-Taiwan direct and democratic presidential elections.  PASSED/GOOD RESOLUTION  Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

H Con Res. 317: Condemn the Burmese regime’s undemocratic constitution and scheduled referendum.  PASSED/GOOD RESOLUTION          Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 951: To condemn continuing Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians by Hamas and other terrorist groups.  PASSED/GOOD RESOLUTION          Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1065: Authorize appropriations for FYs 2009-13 to help foreign nations combat AIDS.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1069: Condemn the broadcasting of incitement to violence against Americans and the U.S. in media based in the Middle East.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith:YES

HR 1077: That Red China should end its crackdown in Tibet and negotiate with the Dalai Lama to find a negotiated solution that respects the language, culture, religion, and fundamental freedoms of Tibetans.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1092: To implement U.S-Colombia Free Trade Agreement without Colombia first having to meet U.S. security guidelines.  PASSED/BAD BILL         Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1103: Expanded cancellation of debts owed U.S. and international financial institutions by 3rd World countries.  PASSED/BAD BILL    Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 1166: That the House regards as provocative and dangerous statements and actions taken by Russia to undermine the territorial integrity of the Republic of Georgia.  PASSED/GOOD BILL     Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES   Smith: YES

HR 1194: Reaffirming support of House for legitimate democratically-elected government of Lebanon.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1230: To condemn political violence in Zimbabwe and call for a peaceful resolution to current political crisis.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1370: Government of Red China immediately should end abuses of human rights of its citizens, stop repressing Tibetan and Uighur peoples, and end its support for Sudan and Burma regimes.  PASSED/GOOD BILL       Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 1464: To assist in conservation of rare cats by supporting and providing financial resources for conservation programs of nations having them and individual projects.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Terry: NO        Fortenberry: YES            Smith: NO

HR 2419 Amend. 707: Remove banking restrictions to allow Communist Cuba to more easily pay for U.S. agricultural purchases.  FAILED/BAD BILL          Terry: NO    Fortenberry: NO  Smith: NO

HR 2634 Amend. 991: A foreign country wanting to cancel debt must comply with minimum standards to eradicate human slavery, cooperate with U.S. efforts to stop illegal immigration to U.S., and commit to free and fair elections.  PASSED/GOOD BILL   Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5501: Authorize appropriations for FYs 2009-13 to help foreign nations combat AIDS.  PASSED/BAD BILL     Terry: NO        Fortenberry: NO          Smith: NO

HR 6028: Authorize law enforcement and security assistance to aid the rule of law and strengthen civilian institutions for Mexican and Central American governments.  PASSED/GOOD BILL       Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES   Smith: YES

 

Traditional Values:

HR 1113: To support the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day.  PASSED/GOOD BILL  Terry: YES       Fortenberry: not voting  Smith: YES

HR 1243: Support responsible fatherhood and encourage greater involvement of fathers in lives of their children, especially on Father’s Day.  PASSED/GOOD BILL     Terry: not voting          Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Immigration:

HR 1338 Amend. 1148: Nothing in anti-discrimination bill will erase obligation of employers and employees to fully comply with all immigration laws.  PASSED/GOOD BILL      Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 2016 Amend. 980: Nothing ecological in the bill will impede efforts by Dept. of Homeland Security to secure U.S. borders. PASSED/GOOD BILL             Terry: YES     Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 2830: FY 2008 appropriations for the Coast Guard and to combat illegal alien smuggling.  PASSED/GOOD BILL

Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 3521 Amend. 956: Prohibit illegal aliens from obtaining public housing.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES            Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES.

HR 3999 Amend. 1142: No funds used to employ illegal alien workers on federal highway projects.  PASSED/GOOD BILL    Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5818 Amend. 1045: Illegal aliens are ineligible for financial foreclosure aid under this bill.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 5819 Amend. 1022: A grant applicant who knowingly hires, recruits, or refers for a fee an illegal alien will be ineligible for future grant awards.  PASSED/GOOD BILL       Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

HR 6630: Prohibit Transportation Sec. from granting authority to Mexican trucking firms to operate beyond U.S. cities and commercial zones on southern border unless specifically authorized by Congress.  PASSED/GOOD BILL            Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith:YES

HR 6633: Extend basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and ensure protection of Social Security beneficiaries from illegal alien fraud.  PASSED/GOOD BILL Terry: YES       Fortenberry: YES         Smith: YES

 

Source: U.S. House of Representatives roll call votes.

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