The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size,scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues,and opposes increasing the size,scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose
Friday, December 16, 2011
Here are the public criminals! Killing Liberty and selling you into serfdom!
December 12, 2011
In this MegaVote for Florida's 20th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Cloture on the Nomination of Richard Cordray to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Senate: Motion to Proceed; Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011
Senate: Motion to Proceed; Temporary Tax Holiday and Government Reduction Act
House: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011
House: Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
Upcoming Congressional Bills
House: Payroll tax cut extension
House: Defense authorization
House: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Consolidated Appropriations Act, FY2012
The Senate failed to reach the sixty votes needed to move forward on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB, which was created by the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul, is responsible for overseeing financial products like home loans and credit cards.
The Senate rejected a motion to move forward on this Democratic proposal to reduce the employee share of the payroll tax from 4.2 to 3.1 percent for 2012. The employer share would stay at 6.2 percent. The payroll tax funds the Social Security trust fund. A law passed in December 2010 is set to expire at the end of 2011 that reduced the employee share from 6.2 to 4.2 percent.
The Senate rejected a motion to move forward on this Republican proposal to freeze the employee share of the payroll tax at 4.2 percent. The proposal offsets the cost by freezing federal pay and reducing the federal workforce by attrition.
Sen. Bill Nelson voted NO......send e-mailor see bio Sen. Marco Rubio voted YES......send e-mailor see bio
This bill would require congressional approval of federal regulations that are expected to cost the economy $100 million or more or have a significant effect on consumer prices. Currently, regulations take effect unless both Congress and the president approve a resolution disapproving of them. The White House opposes the bill.
This House-passed bill would prevent the EPA from revising air standards concerning dust from farm operations for one year. The Senate is unlikely to take up the bill. The White House has also issued a veto threat.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz voted NO......send e-mailor see bio