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Monday, October 24, 2011
This Week for your Florida Federal Critters!
October 24, 2011
In this MegaVote for Florida's 20th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Confirmation of John Edgar Bryson to be Secretary of Commerce
Senate: Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Last week the Senate rejected consideration of this bill that would allocate $30 billion in grants to state and local governments to pay to hire or retain teachers and $5 billion in grants to governments and other groups to pay for law enforcement officers and emergency personnel. This was one component of the president’s broader jobs bill that was rejected earlier in the month.
The Senate reached the necessary 60 votes to end debate on a legislative package that combines the fiscal 2012 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science (S 1572) and Transportation-HUD (S 1596) appropriations bills. When they return from a weeklong recess, senators will resume consideration of the bill.
Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES......send e-mailor see bio Sen. Marco Rubio voted NO......send e-mailor see bio