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Election 2012

September 29, 2012

The Top 24 Domestic Issues

How Ryan and Pelosi voted (and Valley congressmen)

(Continued)

20. Veterans Jobs Corps: Senators on Sept. 19, 2012, failed, 58-40, to reach 60 votes for advancing bipartisan bill to start a Veterans Jobs Corps at a deficit-neutral cost of $1 billion over five years. A yes vote backed the bill over arguments by some Republicans that it violates the Budget Control Act and adds to several other federal jobs programs for veterans that are poorly managed. (S 3457)

TOOMEY VOTED NO. CASEY VOTED YES.

21. Healthcare Repeal: Senators on Feb. 2, 2011, rejected, 47-51, a bid to repeal the 2010 health law in its entirety. Repeal was backed by all 47 Republican senators and opposed by all members of the Democratic caucus who voted. A yes vote was to advance a House-passed repeal of “Obamacare.” (S 223)

TOOMEY VOTED YES. CASEY VOTED NO.

22. Budget Control Act: Senators on Aug. 2, 2011, joined the House, 74-26, in raising the national-debt limit so the Treasury could pay bills already incurred by the 112th Congress and previous ones and keep the U.S. out of default. A yes vote was to pass the Budget Control Act, which mandated at least $2.7 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years that would come from domestic, defense and entitlement budgets but not tax increases. (S 365)

TOOMEY VOTED NO. CASEY VOTED YES.

23: Obama Jobs Bill: Senators on Oct. 11, 2011, failed, 50-49, to reach 60 votes needed to end Republican blockage of a jobs plan offered by President Obama. The bill would cost $447 billion over ten years in tax cuts and programs such as highway and schools construction to stimulate employment, with the cost offset by raising taxes on incomes over $1 million. A yes vote was to advance the bill. (S 1660)

TOOMEY VOTED NO. CASEY VOTED YES.

24. China Trade Penalties: Senators on Oct. 11, 2011, passed, 63-35, a bill prodding the administration to begin trade retaliation against countries such as China that artificially devalue their currencies to gain advantage over American goods and services. A yes vote was to encourage U.S. tariffs on imports from China. (S 1619).

TOOMEY VOTED NO. CASEY VOTED YES.

 

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