Monday, March 13, 2006

The Political Box Score:

We all turn to the sport pages everyday to see the box scores of our favorite teams but how about the box score of our local representatives. I always say if papers had a box score everyday of how our representatives are voting, people would be more aware on how they should vote. Here is my latest.

National Uniformity for Food Act:

This bill in the house was voted on 3/8/2006 to allow companies to use a uniform label on food products. Since a state can require a warning on a label that no other state does, it can be expensive for companies. The bill aimed to bring some uniformity to the issue to make the process more efficient and cost effective for the company. The bill passed 283 to 139 with 10 no votes. Here is how your New York Rep did compliments of

How the U.S. House from New York voted:

• Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-5) N
• Rep. Tim Bishop (D-1) N
• Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-24) Y
• Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-7) Y
• Rep. Eliot Engel (D-17) N
• Rep. Vito Fossella (R-13) Y
• Rep. Brian Higgins (D-27) Y
• Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-22) N
• Rep. Steve Israel (D-2) Y
• Rep. Sue Kelly (R-19) N
• Rep. Peter King (R-3) Y
• Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-29) Y
• Rep. Nita Lowey (D-18) N
• Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-14) N
• Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-4) N
• Rep. John McHugh (R-23) Y
• Rep. Michael McNulty (D-21) N
• Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-6) Y
• Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-8) N
• Rep. Major Owens (D-11) N
• Rep. Charles Rangel (D-15) N
• Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-26) Y
• Rep. Jose Serrano (D-16) N
• Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-28) N
• Rep. John Sweeney (R-20) NV
• Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-10) Y
• Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-12) Y
• Rep. James Walsh (R-25) Y
• Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-9) N

Here is another interesting one. On 03/2/2006 the senate agreed to extend the Patriot Act. You know that evil George Bush policy that Democrats attack. Well it passed 89 to 10 with 1 no vote and guess how New York’s two Democrat Senators voted.

How the U.S. Senators from New York voted:

• Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) Y
• Sen. Charles Schumer (D) Y

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