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Post  HopefulInPh on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:59 pm

March 14, 2011
In this MegaVote for Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Patent Reform Act of 2011
Senate: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Senate: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
House: FHA Refinance Program Termination Act
House: Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act

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Recent Senate Votes
Patent Reform Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (95-5)

The Senate passed this bill that would overhaul the nation's patent system and change the way they are issued and challenged. The House is expected to pass its own patent bill.

Sen. Patrick Toomey voted YES......
Sen. Bob Casey voted YES......


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Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 - Vote Rejected (44-56)

The Senate rejected this House-passed continuing resolution that would have reduced spending by $57.5 billion over the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. The current, short-term continuing resolution expires on March 18, 2011.

Sen. Patrick Toomey voted YES......
Sen. Bob Casey voted NO......


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Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 - Vote Rejected (42-58)

The Senate also rejected a Democratic alternative to the full-year continuing resolution that would have reduced spending by $4.7 billion over the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year.

Sen. Patrick Toomey voted NO......
Sen. Bob Casey voted YES......

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Recent House Votes
FHA Refinance Program Termination Act - Vote Passed (256-171, 5 Not Voting)

This bill would end a Federal Housing Administration program that helps homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth refinance their mortgages. The bill is unlikely to see action in the Senate.

Rep. Mike Doyle voted NO......

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Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act - Vote Passed (242-177, 13 Not Voting)

This House bill would terminate the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Emergency Homeowner Loan Program and redirect the unused funds to paying down the national debt. The program provides emergency loans to unemployed homeowners in certain states. The bill is unlikely to see action in the Senate.

Rep. Mike Doyle voted NO......
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