Senator Mary Landrieu, Her Voting Record!

March 14, 2013

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Leon Puissegur

 

 

Has anyone ever considered just how Senator Mary Landrieu voted?  We suspect that very few people even care.  It is very sad to know that the majority of people just do not know how or what Senator Mary Landrieu voted for or against.

 

They have a site that lists all votes from both Senators and your Representative. This site is called, “Megavote” and it shows the bill that is voted on and the way the Senator or Representative voted on that bill.  It should be noted that this comes from being on the list that comes every so often to show the way they voted.  This can be obtained by going to www.congress.org. Anyone can go here and have an e-mail sent to you every so often so you can see how your Senators and Representatives have voted.

 

Now in relation to Senator Mary Landrieu, her votes have always gone along with the Democratic lines and in some cases; they could be borderline along with the Socialist Democratic Party!  Why should we draw her votes into question?  Mainly because it would seem that Senator Landrieu is not as “center” as she would like everyone whom do not see the votes think!  Senator Landrieu votes much more toward the left and even very close to the Socialist left as possible.  We can freely state this due to the First Amendment and also showing the way she voted.

 

CIA Director Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (63-34, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed President Obama’s counterterrorism advisor John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA last week. Brennan looked to be on a glide path to confirmation until Kentucky Republican Rand Paul staged an unexpected “talking” filibuster that stretched over 13 hours. Paul stated that he was holding up Brennan’s nomination because he had not received adequate assurances from the administration that the president did not have authority to target American citizens on American soil with drone strikes if they were not an “imminent threat.” During the course of the filibuster Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. released a brief letter to Paul stating that the president does not have the authority “to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.” This appeared to satisfy Paul, who yielded the floor after midnight on March 7. Following a successful cloture motion later that afternoon (Roll Call 31), Brennan was confirmed with a solid bipartisan majority.

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted YES

 

Hagel Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (58-41, 1 Not Voting)

After months of being hammered by conservative media outlets and activist groups and a wobbly performance in his confirmation hearing, Chuck Hagel was confirmed last week to become the 24th Secretary of Defense. The 58-41 vote fell mostly along party lines, with Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Hagel’s fellow Nebraskan Mike Johanns the only Republicans joining all Democrats and independents in voting to confirm him. The confirmation vote followed a successful, and much more lopsided, cloture vote (Roll Call 23) – itself an unusual hurdle to clear on a Cabinet nomination (though not, strictly speaking “unprecedented,” as some commentators and Democratic officials have stated).

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted YES

 

Defense Secretary Nomination – Cloture – Vote Rejected (58-40, 1 Present, 1 Not Voting)

One of the more contentious nomination fights in recent memory was dragged into the President’s Day recess when the Senate failed to invoke cloture on Chuck Hagel’s bid to become Defense Secretary. The former Republican senator from Nebraska endured a withering confirmation hearing on January 31 , during which he was grilled for hours by fellow Republicans on a narrow range of issues, particularly Israel and Iran. The nomination passed out of the Armed Services Committee February 12 on a straight party-line vote , and Reid attempted to end debate two days later. Several Republican senators, including John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Lamar Alexander stated that they would not vote for cloture that day but would following the recess (though they would ultimately oppose the nomination). After extended back and forth about whether the Republicans were filibustering Hagel by essentially requiring 60 votes to confirm him, the cloture vote failed. Four Republicans – Susan Collins, Thad Cochran, Mike Johanns and Lisa Murkowski – joined all Democrats and independents Angus King and Bernie Sanders in supporting the motion. Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah voted “present,” which in this instance had the same effect as a “no” vote.

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted YES

 

Gender-based Violence Prevention – Substitute Amendment – Vote Rejected (34-65, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate began action last week on its renewed effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a panoply of initiatives designed to combat such crimes as domestic violence and sexual assault and to provide assistance to state and local law enforcement. Both chambers of Congress passed reauthorization bills last year, but were never able to resolve various differences. One major hurdle, the creation of new visas for immigrant victims of domestic violence, has been stripped from this year’s version of the Senate bill. The other large sticking point, however, remains – Senate language that would give Indian tribes expanded police and judicial jurisdiction over non-Indian sex offenders who commit crimes on tribal land. Senate proponents contend the provision is a practical response to the reality that the nearest law enforcement authorities are often located hours away from tribal lands, making it very difficult to adequately police non-Indian offenders. Opponents are wary of potential constitutional issues raised by the provision. Regardless, the bill looks to be sailing toward passage in the Senate. The motion to proceed was agreed to by an overwhelming 85-8 margin (Roll Call Number 12) last Monday, February 4. Several days later, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, offered a substitute bill supported by his conference. The Grassley substitute made several changes, including to the Indian language. Its margin of defeat – 34 to 65, with ten Republicans joining all Democrats and independents – indicates the strength of the bill’s support. The president has not taken a position on the current bill, though he supported last year’s Senate bill. The House has not yet taken action to move a reauthorization.

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted NO

 

Temporary Suspension of Debt Limit – Final Passage – Vote Passed (64-34, 2 Not Voting)

The federal debt limit will have no force or effect until May 19, thanks to Senate action last week to clear a House-passed measure for President Obama’s signature. In addition to suspending the debt limit, the bill commits the Senate (and the House) to passing a budget resolution for the first time in four years, under pain of its members having their paychecks withheld. Before the bill could pass, Democrats had to table several Republican amendments from Rob Portman of Ohio, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rand Paul of Kentucky and David Vitter of Louisiana (Roll Call Votes 6-10). Portman offered two amendments: the first would have require that any bill to raise the debt limit include non-interest spending cuts of an equal or greater amount; the second would have cut discretionary spending by one percent every three or four months if Congress does not agree to a budget resolution by October 1, 2013. Toomey’s amendment would have prioritized certain accounts for receipt of payment in the event Congress did not raise the debt limit, placing debt interest, Social Security and military personnel at the front of the line. The Paul amendment would have banned the transfer of certain weapons systems such F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. The Vitter amendment would have introduced spending cuts to the bill. All but the Paul amendment, which had very little support, split the Senate exactly along party lines. Democrats rejected each amendment unanimously except the second Portman amendment, which attracted the support of Kay Hagan (N.C.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Jon Tester (Mont.).

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted YES

 

TAG Extension – Motion to Waive – Vote Rejected (50-42, 8 Not Voting)

Last week the Senate began and stopped the process of considering legislation to extend the FDIC’s Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program. The program, initiated in 2008 as a way of shoring up the banking system, provides unlimited government backing for non-interest bearing transaction accounts, such as those used for business expenses. (The normal threshold for government guarantees on such accounts is $250,000.) The Senate invoked cloture on the legislation earlier in the week by a healthy 76-20 margin (Roll Call 225). But the bill foundered on a budgetary point of order raised by Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey. Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D. moved to waive Toomey’s point of order, but he fell ten votes shy of the 60 needed for such a maneuver. Like so much unfinished business, an extension may well get lost in the year-end rush to avert the fiscal cliff. Even if a bill does get through the Senate, however, House Republicans have signaled they would prefer to let TAG expire, which it is scheduled to do on December 31.

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted YES

 

Disability Treaty – Motion to Proceed – Vote Agreed to (61-36, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to proceed to consideration of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a United Nations treaty meant to outline the rights of disabled individuals and create a framework for implementing plans to protect those rights. The treaty contains language outlining the “general obligations” of signatory nations vis a vis their disabled citizens as well as sections on issues ranging from independent living to human dignity. There is currently an agreement in place to vote on ratification of the treaty on Tuesday, December 4.

Sen. Mary Landrieu voted YES

 

In the votes shown above, Senator Mary Landrieu has voted in the wrong way, but that should not surprise anyone since Senator Landrieu stood up on the Senate floor and stated very loudly that Congress did NOT have a spending problem!  That seems to resemble an alcoholic saying they did not have a drinking problem, but this is what we can expect from a Senator that does not care about what the people of Louisiana think, and Senator Landrieu showed this to be a fact when she voted for Obama Care after making sure she got 300 million dollars for doing that even when the entire state of Louisiana by an overwhelming 70% plus said they did not want that!

 

How do we say, there goes Senator Landrieu, she has no “SPENDING” problem, sounding just like the alcoholic saying he has no d


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