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Final Vote for H.R.1105 - Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll086.xml ^ | 25-Feb-2009 3:50 PM

Posted on 02/25/2009 2:51:24 PM PST by cc2k

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 86

(Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)


      H R 1105      YEA-AND-NAY      25-Feb-2009      3:50 PM
      QUESTION:  On Passage
      BILL TITLE: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009

Yeas

Nays

PRES

NV

Democratic

229

20

 

4

Republican

16

158

 

4

Independent

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

245

178

 

8



---- YEAS    245 ---


Abercrombie
Ackerman
Adler (NJ)
Altmire
Andrews
Arcuri
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Barrow
Becerra
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boccieri
Bono Mack
Boren
Boswell
Boucher
Boyd
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Bright
Brown, Corrine
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Butterfield
Cao
Capito
Capps
Capuano
Carnahan
Carney
Carson (IN)
Castle
Castor (FL)
Chandler
Clarke
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly (VA)
Conyers
Costello
Courtney
Crowley
Cuellar
Cummings
Dahlkemper
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis (TN)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Dent
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Edwards (MD)
Edwards (TX)
Ellison
Ellsworth
Emerson
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Foster
Fudge
Gerlach
Gonzalez
Gordon (TN)
Grayson

Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hall (NY)
Halvorson
Hare
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Heinrich
Herseth Sandlin
Higgins
Himes
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hodes
Holden
Holt
Honda
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kagen
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kilroy
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Kissell
Klein (FL)
Kosmas
Kucinich
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Luján
Lynch
Maffei
Maloney
Markey (CO)
Markey (MA)
Massa
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McHugh
McIntyre
McMahon
McNerney
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Melancon
Michaud
Miller (MI)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Mollohan
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy, Patrick
Murphy, Tim
Murtha

Nadler (NY)
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Payne
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Polis (CO)
Pomeroy
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Reichert
Reyes
Richardson
Rodriguez
Ross
Rothman (NJ)
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Ryan (OH)
Salazar
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schauer
Schiff
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (GA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sestak
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shuler
Sires
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Space
Spratt
Stupak
Sutton
Tauscher
Teague
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Titus
Tonko
Towns
Tsongas
Upton
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Welch
Wexler
Whitfield
Wilson (OH)
Woolsey
Wu
Yarmuth
Young (AK)


---- NAYS    178 ---


Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
Austria
Bachmann
Barrett (SC)
Bartlett
Barton (TX)
Bean
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehner
Bonner
Boozman
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Broun (GA)
Brown (SC)
Buchanan
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp
Cantor
Cardoza
Carter
Chaffetz
Childers
Coble
Coffman (CO)
Cole
Conaway
Cooper
Costa
Crenshaw
Culberson
Davis (KY)
Deal (GA)
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Donnelly (IN)
Dreier
Driehaus
Duncan
Ehlers
Fallin
Flake
Fleming
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)

Giffords
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Granger
Graves
Guthrie
Hall (TX)
Harper
Hastings (WA)
Heller
Hensarling
Herger
Hill
Hoekstra
Hunter
Inglis
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan (OH)
Kind
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Kline (MN)
Kratovil
Lamborn
Lance
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Lee (NY)
Lewis (CA)
Linder
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marshall
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul
McClintock
McCotter
McHenry
McKeon
McMorris Rodgers
Mica
Miller (FL)
Minnick
Mitchell
Moran (KS)
Myrick

Neugebauer
Nunes
Nye
Olson
Paul
Paulsen
Pence
Peterson
Petri
Pitts
Platts
Poe (TX)
Posey
Price (GA)
Putnam
Radanovich
Rehberg
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Rooney
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schmidt
Schock
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Souder
Speier
Stearns
Sullivan
Tanner
Taylor
Terry
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Turner
Walden
Wamp
Westmoreland
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Wolf
Young (FL)


---- NOT VOTING    8 ---


Bachus
Campbell
Cassidy

Frank (MA)
Miller, Gary
Perriello

Rush
Stark






TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhobudget; budget; economy; obama; rollcall
See how your Congress Critter voted here.

This was H.R. 1105, the earmark laden "Omnibust Appropriations Act, 2009"

Disappointing to see so many Republicans voting for it. And I'm not sure if the Dems against it were moderates, wanting less spending, or ultra-libs who thought this wasn't enough.

1 posted on 02/25/2009 2:51:24 PM PST by cc2k
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To: cc2k

Who were the 16? They get nasty notes.


2 posted on 02/25/2009 2:52:59 PM PST by doodad
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To: cc2k

OmniBama Porkukus II BudgetBuster Act of 2009


3 posted on 02/25/2009 2:54:23 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: cc2k

Walt Minnick(D) from Idaho voting with the GOP again. I’m starting to actually like this guy. Real tell will be when a gun bill comes up for a vote.


4 posted on 02/25/2009 2:55:04 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: cc2k

My congresscritter, Capito (R. WV), the ONLY Rep. in my state’s DC delegation, voted for this POS.

POLITICIAN......a four letter word spelled with ten letters!


5 posted on 02/25/2009 2:59:46 PM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: doodad

16 Republicans?

Boy, the glory days of two weeks ago didn’t last long.


6 posted on 02/25/2009 3:01:23 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: doodad
doodad wrote:
Who were the 16? They get nasty notes.
They are the italicized ones in the Yeas section. I see Cao and Castle are Yeas. Not sure who the other 14 are, but they are up there.
7 posted on 02/25/2009 3:03:32 PM PST by cc2k (When less than half the voters pay taxes, it's called "taxation without representation.")
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To: cc2k

They have just killed school vouchers in DC, ensuring that no poor kid in DC gets the same quality education as Obama’s kids.


8 posted on 02/25/2009 3:03:57 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

And the RNC is sending me emails, looking for donations. Why donate, so they can help RINOs get re-elected?


9 posted on 02/25/2009 3:05:20 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: cc2k

I see Republican Cao from NOLA is doing the bidding of his 90% minority constituency. He’ll be a reliable RINO vote for the ‘Rats in the future.


10 posted on 02/25/2009 3:06:19 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: cc2k

Sonny Bono continues spinning in the grave as his widow continues to solidify her RINO credentials.


11 posted on 02/25/2009 3:07:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: pleikumud

Not only will I not donate, but I demanded a refund of my money to McCain since he refused to mention Rev. Wright.

I’m not playing ball with this loser party.


12 posted on 02/25/2009 3:07:58 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Roccus

My critter, Tim Murphy (R), PA, did as well. He’s going to get a call from me tomorrow.


13 posted on 02/25/2009 3:11:23 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Where do I sign up for jewelry stamps?)
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To: cc2k

Sent this to my congresscritter

Congresswoman Capito,

Re. Omnibus Spending Bill

I would like to thank you for showing me the error of my ways with your vote on the Omnibus Spending Bill. I truly believed that there were some in DC who actually had the good of this nation at heart. I thought that you were one. I was mistaken. Your vote has proven to me that POLITICIAN is just a four letter word spelled with ten letters.


14 posted on 02/25/2009 3:11:52 PM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ping to #14


15 posted on 02/25/2009 3:14:03 PM PST by Roccus (I am homeless ...................I am a Conservative)
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To: All
Dems in Control, Dems in Charge

“Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1105 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.”

One hour of debate for a hundreds of billions of earmarks and pork in a bill no one has had time to read.

Egad - what is has this country come to...

16 posted on 02/25/2009 3:15:43 PM PST by Gabrial ("Change" = Highway Robbery)
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To: Roccus

Good letter.

I actually want to talk to someone in his local office. I’ve called there before, and had a nice chat with one of his chief aides. I want to try to find out what the heck he was thinking with this vote.


17 posted on 02/25/2009 3:15:52 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Where do I sign up for jewelry stamps?)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Not only will I not donate, but I demanded a refund of my money to McCain

I demanded a refund when he reached across the aisle to 'The One' and didn't slap him silly, of course he ignored me. LOL

18 posted on 02/25/2009 3:17:18 PM PST by Krodg
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To: Roccus

Barton came through again.

I won’t need to send him a letter but if I was to, I would have copied yours.
Nice.


19 posted on 02/25/2009 3:20:16 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: cc2k; All
$1.8 million for Swine Odor and Manure Management Research in Ames, Iowa


20 posted on 02/25/2009 3:23:37 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: TribalPrincess2U; Roccus
Barton came through again. I won’t need to send him a letter

So...if your rep does something you support, the idea is to ignore him and only contact him when he needs hate mail?

21 posted on 02/25/2009 4:05:12 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: cc2k

How long was this available for review? Seems like it snuck up on us....


22 posted on 02/25/2009 4:06:45 PM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..

Bobby Jindal’s Response: Full Text
Hawaii Free Press | 2-24-09 | Governor Bobby Jindal
Posted on 02/24/2009 9:05:11 PM PST by AndrewWalden
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2193410/posts


23 posted on 02/25/2009 4:07:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: doodad

name them


24 posted on 02/25/2009 4:14:13 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: cc2k

My email to my congress critter:
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Mr. Linder,
Thank you for staying true to your beliefs.
Thank you for your “NO” vote on Roll Call 86:
“The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act”.
We must fight them at every oppoprtunity.
I am ready to sharpen the tines on my pitchfork.
With much respect,
Me


25 posted on 02/25/2009 4:19:05 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Domandred
Minnick is doing fine on the fiscal conservative aspect.
26 posted on 02/25/2009 4:19:08 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: cc2k

My ‘Rat voted against the first round of Porkulus but ended up voting FOR its final form. Now he is voting against. When it comes out of committee, he’ll vote for it again.


27 posted on 02/25/2009 4:20:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: pleikumud

Club For Growth is a possible option. They are backing conservative candidates and go after those that are not fiscally responsible. They definitely will need more money this cycle.


28 posted on 02/25/2009 4:35:51 PM PST by maxter (Give today a chance. Enjoy.)
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To: Gabrial

One hour of debate for a hundreds of billions of earmarks and pork in a bill no one has had time to read.

point


29 posted on 02/25/2009 5:30:02 PM PST by Son House (National Disasters Will Be Devastating Since Mr. Ă˜bama's Spending Will Erode First Response Funding)
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To: cc2k

I wrote and thanked my congressman (Congressman Aaron Shock)for voting against this pork bill.


30 posted on 02/25/2009 6:18:08 PM PST by FloridianBushFan
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To: Domandred

Walt Minnick(D) from Idaho voting with the GOP again. I’m starting to actually like this guy. “

Why? He’s just doing it for political survival.
He still voted for Pelosi for speaker and in the process made all his nay votes irrelevent.

The only good Democrat politician is a politically dead Democrat.


31 posted on 02/25/2009 7:13:25 PM PST by WOSG (tagline is now unemployed due to Obama economy)
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To: sam_paine

#I wasn’t addressing you.
#2 I contact Joe Barton all the time
and I thank him when necessary.
Okay?


32 posted on 02/25/2009 7:27:11 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: cc2k

I hope they rot in Hell.


33 posted on 02/25/2009 8:13:03 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: Retired Greyhound

You can volunteer but they don’t want that, they want your money.

If you aren’t an insider you don’t get to play in the club, only fund it.

GOP are losers just like the DNC. No leadership, no credentials, no balls.


34 posted on 02/25/2009 8:15:26 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: cc2k

At this point, I could care a less about Democrats or Republicans, they have both sold America and Americans down the river!

Where are the Men and Women of character, morality, values, and principles that can truly lead?

http://www.thedailychange.com


35 posted on 02/25/2009 8:24:42 PM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: sam_paine

That’s quite a large assumption you make there skippy.......wrong, but still large.


37 posted on 02/25/2009 10:35:01 PM PST by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the court house.....................America's Axis of Evil!)
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To: portabello77
The Democratic Party=Party of waste.

Actually, Republicans put in about 40% of the earmarks.

38 posted on 02/25/2009 11:50:58 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: pleikumud

Tell the GOP what you think about RINOS


39 posted on 02/26/2009 2:21:06 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I got this from Senator Casey, my response is first, I imagine he’ll vote yea in the senate....I forgot to throw in my thoughts on that idiot Biden, Mr. Overseer, damn!

Dear Senator Casey,

You repeated all of Obama’s speech to Congress, but I still am not buying one word of it. You are all, as the Democratically controlled Congress, spending like, as they say, drunken fools. My children and grandchildren cannot afford what you are all doing...spending TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS, that’s TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS, when is it going to end??

You are all throwing BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS around as though it were just thousands. I am choking on the pork and earmarks, you should all be ashamed of yourselves and embarrassed to think that the American people are going to just roll over, or is it bend over(?) for the CATASTROPHE you are all perpetrating on this great nation. Spending has never, I repeat never, gotten this country out of a recession. Soon we wil be in the same malaise Carter gave us. I can only hope and pray that from the ashes of what you are all doing another REAGAN is born.

I fear for my son-in-law currently deployed in Iraq and the rest of our brave military in harm’s way. Cutting the military in a time of war..YOU REMEMBER THAT WAR ON TERROR DON’T YOU?? Janet Napolitano forgot to mention it.

Go preach to your choir, those who supported Obama, but don’t bother trying to sell your goods to me..NO SALE HERE!

Christine M. Starick
Registered Republican
Effort, PA
Monroe County


Subject: Response from Senator Casey
From: senator@casey.senate.gov

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 00:43:17 -0500

Dear Mrs. Starick:

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the economic recovery plan. I appreciate hearing from you.

The end of the year brought sobering news about the state of our economy. So many working families have suffered under the weight of this recession. In 2008, 3.6 million Americans lost their jobs and unemployment soared to 7.2 percent. In Pennsylvania, 54,300 jobs were lost in a single month between November and December, bringing the state’s unemployment rate from 6.2 percent to 6.7 percent. Compounding the bleak employment data is the state’s own financial picture. These shortfalls present a danger to communities across Pennsylvania as state and local officials may be required to raise tax rates to meet the looming deficits unless action is taken.

As you are aware, Congress has been working with the Obama Administration over the past several weeks to come up with a recovery plan to begin to reverse the economic downturn. The bill, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, includes many components designed to accomplish this goal. For instance, the plan will give tax cuts to 95 percent of American workers, putting money in their pockets as they struggle to make ends meet. It will provide an infusion of capital into projects across Pennsylvania that will put people to work modernizing the Commonwealth’s roads, bridges and water systems, creating or saving an estimated 3.5 million jobs nationwide and as many as 143,000 here in Pennsylvania. It provides direct aid to the state to help fill the budget gap, stave off cuts to crucial services and provide additional unemployment insurance for workers who have lost their jobs. For greater detail on the funding specific to Pennsylvania, please visit my website at http://casey.senate.gov.

Although I recognize that this recovery bill is not perfect, I voted for it to help President Obama get our economy moving again, to create jobs and to aid those hardest hit by the economy. As you probably know, President Obama recently signed this bill into law.

This bill will not only create and save jobs immediately, but it help us rebuild America for the future, making us more globally competitive and energy independent. The investments it will make in roads, bridges, mass transit, energy efficient building, flood control and clean water projects will have a lasting effect on our economy. The bill’s investments in science and innovation will be used to spur new American-made technology, prevent and treat disease, and tackle urgent national challenges like climate change and dependence on foreign oil.

As the Obama Administration moves forward with this plan, I will work with other senators to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent in an effective and efficient manner. The new law contains unprecedented transparency and oversight provisions that will allow taxpayers to see how their government spends their money. I encourage you to visit a new website, www.recovery.gov, that has been established so that you can track the implementation of this recovery plan.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

Sincerely,
Bob Casey
United States Senator


40 posted on 02/26/2009 2:45:24 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: tina07

CAsey’s letter is about the Stimulus..rather PORKULUS...


41 posted on 02/26/2009 2:50:36 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Domandred; Roccus; Hoodat; pleikumud; rightwingintelligentsia; Gabrial; TribalPrincess2U; ...
I appologize for the big reply.
Domandred wrote:
Walt Minnick(D) from Idaho voting with the GOP again. I’m starting to actually like this guy. Real tell will be when a gun bill comes up for a vote.
I assume you live in his district. I have two suggestions for you. First, go to his email contact page and send him a quick thank you note. Second, either call (DC office (202) 225-6611, or he has 3 offices in Idaho, see the bottom of his contact page for numbers) or fax (DC office (202) 225-3029 or his local office) and tell him thanks.

By the way, I do think he's doing the right thing for political reasons. WOSG has a valid point. Having said that, I'm not against doing everything you can to have him actually represent his district while he's in, and still supporting a Republican challenger in 2010.

Roccus wrote:
My congresscritter, Capito (R. WV), the ONLY Rep. in my state’s DC delegation, voted for this POS.

Sent this to my congresscritter

Congresswoman Capito,

Re. Omnibus Spending Bill

I would like to thank you for showing me the error of my ways with your vote on the Omnibus Spending Bill. I truly believed that there were some in DC who actually had the good of this nation at heart. I thought that you were one. I was mistaken. Your vote has proven to me that POLITICIAN is just a four letter word spelled with ten letters.

That's a great line.

And what a gerrymandered district you live in. Wow.

Did you use her web form? Or fax it? or mail it? I would suggest printing that in a short note, and mailing it with a Lipton (or Tetley or whatever's on sale) tea bag. Just do that as a follow up if you used her web form to send your message.

Good for you for contacting her, though.

Also, odd that she voted for this. She says she voted for a Congressional Pay freeze. I'm not sure if H.R. 1105 had the freeze in it. I don't think the Dems allowed any amendment. If she voted for the whole package to get the pay freeze, she really needs to have it explained to her that growing total federal spending 16% for the next six months to get a congressional pay freeze is a bad deal. Her negotiating skills need some development if she thinks she did good there.

Hoodat wrote:
They have just killed school vouchers in DC, ensuring that no poor kid in DC gets the same quality education as Obama’s kids.
Another good point that people need to include in their faxes, letters and phone calls to congress critters.
pleikumud wrote:
And the RNC is sending me emails, looking for donations. Why donate, so they can help RINOs get re-elected?
Why not use the reply envelope to send them a note expressing that message.

When they called here, I told them I would handle my own donations to my local republicans, but I wasn't interested in funding campaigns for Arlen Specter and some of their other problems.

rightwingintelligentsia wrote:
My critter, Tim Murphy (R), PA, did as well. He’s going to get a call from me tomorrow.
Good for you. If you can, follow up with a fax or letter as well.
Gabrial wrote:
One hour of debate for a hundreds of billions of earmarks and pork in a bill no one has had time to read.

Egad - what is has this country come to...

It's getting really bad, isn't it. Have you contacted your congress critter to express your disgust with this situation?
TribalPrincess2U wrote:
Barton came through again.

I won’t need to send him a letter but if I was to, I would have copied yours.

Nice.

I have to agree somewhat with sam_paine on this. Maybe he assumed too much, but his underlying reasoning is valid

You need to send a quick note or make a phone call. These Congress critters need to know that we're watching and we care about what happens. Send a quick thank you. Maybe turn Roccus's comment around and say "Your vote has shown me that POLITICIAN isn't always just a four letter word spelled with ten letters."

Theo wrote:
How long was this available for review? Seems like it snuck up on us....
The bill was released Tuesday, when everyone was focused on Obama's address. Well, that and the "fiscal responsibility summit" from Monday.

The Party Propaganda Ministry (formerly known as "the media") was completely silent about this. They fully supported the Democrat "keep it a secret, we have the votes, we'll just pass it" strategy.

You really have to pay attention. Mr. Boehner has been complaining about this for most of February. And I've been trying to spread the word online, posting a lot of Boehner's press releases. I tried to get through to talk radio shows when I could, but never got a call through.

Blood of Tyrants wrote:
My ‘Rat voted against the first round of Porkulus but ended up voting FOR its final form. Now he is voting against. When it comes out of committee, he’ll vote for it again.
Maybe your note to this critter should point out that you aren't blind and you see this. Explain how well the "I voted against it before I voted for it" excuse has worked in the past. Didn't some Viet Nam veteran do something like that once?
FloridianBushFan wrote:
I wrote and thanked my congressman (Congressman Aaron Shock)for voting against this pork bill.
Good for you. They need to know we are vigilant.
ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas wrote:
Actually, Republicans put in about 40% of the earmarks.
I was disappointed with all the Republican earmarks. On the other hand, it's the Dems that have been promising to eliminate the earmarks. They have been more vocal on the issue, and more hypocritical in their actions.

They are also the ones who promise "transparency" and "openness" and then refuse to publish the bills on the internet until less than 24 hours before the vote.

42 posted on 02/26/2009 3:43:33 AM PST by cc2k (When less than half the voters pay taxes, it's called "taxation without representation.")
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To: tina07
tina07 wrote:
CAsey’s letter is about the Stimulus..rather PORKULUS...
I'm not sure from your post which came first? Your letter or Casey's response.

It look like your letter is about the Spendulus package as well.

I find when I write to my Congress critter or Senators, it's best to start out with a statement like: "This is about H.R.1105, the Omnibus Spending Bill. I am opposed to this bill because:" and end the note with "I urge you to vote against this measure when it comes to the floor."

That way, you're sure the staffers understand which piece of legislation you're writing about, and exactly what your position is. I usually make the bill number and title, and the vote for/against this measure bold, so they can find it easily.

43 posted on 02/26/2009 3:52:52 AM PST by cc2k (When less than half the voters pay taxes, it's called "taxation without representation.")
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To: Ulysse

I haven’t answered their mail for 3-4 years, so I perhaps they are smart enough to figure it out?


44 posted on 02/26/2009 4:15:39 AM PST by pleikumud
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To: Hoodat
They have just killed school vouchers in DC, ensuring that no poor kid in DC gets the same quality education as Obama’s kids.

Of course they did. They don't want their children polluted with the stench of the chattering class.

45 posted on 02/26/2009 5:07:08 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: cc2k
Did you use her web form? Or fax it? or mail it? I would suggest printing that in a short note, and mailing it with a Lipton (or Tetley or whatever's on sale) tea bag. Just do that as a follow up if you used her web form to send your message.

I used her web form as I always do in co-responding with her. As to sending her a note........I don't know. I'm old, tired, not in the best of health, bitter and consumed with impotent rage at these criminals in Washington. To be perfectly honest, ever since June 12, 2008 I've been contemplating just saying "To hell with all this political BS." I just want to say, "I QUIT!"

46 posted on 02/26/2009 5:53:57 AM PST by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court house.....................America's Axis of Evil!)
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To: tina07
These bozos are claiming that the bill will save jobs "immediately".

Then I expect to not see unemployment rise any higher. I expect to not see any business in the entire country having to lay off one more single worker. We should expect to see the unemployment rates start to drop in the next day or so.

/sarcasm because I know that it's all a big lie.

47 posted on 02/26/2009 8:41:29 AM PST by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: cc2k
I have to agree somewhat with sam_paine on this. Maybe he assumed too much, but his underlying reasoning is valid

You need to send a quick note or make a phone call. These Congress critters need to know that we're watching and we care about what happens. Send a quick thank you. Maybe turn Roccus's comment around and say "Your vote has shown me that POLITICIAN isn't always just a four letter word spelled with ten letters."

Although you sound very smart and you think you know how people should reply to their reps, I don't feel it necessary to be told what or how to do something I may already do. IMO, you went to a lot of trouble just to say nothing to a lot of people.

48 posted on 02/26/2009 9:34:22 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: cc2k

Thanks, I will remember to do that in the future. My letter was second. I had previously written to Casey before the PORKULUS vote, he didn’t respond until AFTER he voted for it.


49 posted on 02/26/2009 11:00:40 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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