Garamendi Voted Against Spending Reduction Bill

Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit – Vote Passed (256-165, 13 Not Voting)

The House approved this resolution directing the chair of the Budget Committee to reduce non-security spending to 2008 levels for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. The Budget Committee sets spending levels but does not appropriate funds. The continuing resolution currently funding government operations expires on March 4, 2011.

Rep. John Garamendi voted NO

Presidential Campaign Fund Termination – Vote Passed (239-160, 35 Not Voting)

The House voted to end a program put in place in 1976 that provides taxpayer funds to presidential candidates and the major parties for their nominating conventions. The bill’s future in the Senate is unclear.

Rep. John Garamendi voted Not Voting
Recent Senate Votes
Secret Holds Elimination – Vote Agreed to (92-4, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate spent much of the week debating procedural rules. One of the rule changes the chamber passed was this one that ends the practice of “secret holds,” where a senator anonymously blocks legislation or a nomination. The rule change requires a senator to notify his or her party leader within 2 days of placing a hold.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted Not Voting
Sen. Barbara Boxer voted YES

Upcoming Votes
FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – S.223

The Senate is scheduled to take up this bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.

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