Monday, June 15, 2009

Another Wasted Vote (s)

We are all saddened by the murder that took the life of a guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and just can't begin to express our amazement at our Congress's quick reaction. Having nothing else to do with their time they found it necessary to support a resolution H.Res 529, 'Honoring the Bravery and Dedication of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Employees and Security Personnel.' Not surprisingly the bill passed 413 votes in favor and none against.

Isn't it wonderful that these brave men and women in the House took time from their otherwise arduous process of regulating your life to pass a bill that accomplishes nothing other than wasting more space in the Congressional Record so they can simply reiterate what we all feel?

These folks need to work on important issues rather than pass resolutions like this and spend time naming post offices.

P.S. While the House also found time to vote on naming a court house on Friday, they voted on Thursday to condemn the murder of baby killer Dr. George Teller, again with 424 votes for and none against. Do you suppose that there will be a resolution for the woman killed last night on 45th and Sprague here in Omaha--or was her life not that important?

P.S., P.S. To further our point about the hard intellectual level of our congress we submit the followin record of what they voted on last week.


6/12/09
Passed
Roll call 335: On Motion to Concur in the Senate AmendmentFamily Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
6/11/09
Passed
Roll call 334: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and AgreeCondemning the Violent Attack on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10, 2009 and Honoring the Bravery and Dedication of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Employees and Security Personnel
6/11/09
Passed
Roll call 333: On PassageThe Peace Act
6/11/09
Failed
Roll call 332: On Motion to Recommit With InstructionsThe Peace Act
6/11/09
Failed
Roll call 331: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/11/09
Passed
Roll call 330: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, As AmendedRahlph Regula Federal Office Building and Courthouse
6/11/09
Passed
Roll call 329: On Motion to Instruct ConfereesSupplemental Appropriations, Fy 2009
6/10/09
Passed
Roll call 328: On PassageForeign Relation Authorization Act Fy’S 2010 and 2011
6/10/09
Failed
Roll call 327: On Motion to Recommit With InstructionsForeign Relation Authorization Act Fy’S 2010 and 2011
6/10/09
Agreed to
Roll call 326: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Failed
Roll call 325: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Failed
Roll call 324: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Agreed to
Roll call 323: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Agreed to
Roll call 322: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Failed
Roll call 321: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Agreed to
Roll call 320: On Agreeing to the Amendment
6/10/09
Passed
Roll call 319: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and AgreeRecognizing the 25th Anniversary of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
6/10/09
Passed
Roll call 318: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and AgreeRecognizing the Significant Accomplishments of the Americorps
6/10/09

Passed
Roll call 317: On Agreeing to the ResolutionProviding for Consideration of H.R. 1886, the Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement (Peace) Act; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fy’S 2010 and 2011
6/9/09
Passed
Roll call 316: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and AgreeCondemning the Murder of Dr. George Tiller, Who Was Shot to Death at His Church on May 31, 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All that tells me is that Partisan Politics is alive and well under the astounding (note I did not say outstanding!) leadership of the Madame from San Francisco.

The only thing we as a Country can agree on is Federal Buildings should be named after people of note in their community and we don't think people should be shot in their church (although, the consensus on this may not be 100% across the Nation).

What we cannot agree on is where and how money should be spent.

Until the Country gives a consensus, the Democrat Leadership in the House and Senate will just keep pissing it away.