skip to main contentskip to popular page linksskip to main navigation links
Office Hours Program Social Security Calculator Translate this page into another language
photo of Mike Capuano Michael E. Capuano representing the 7th district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives Go to the House of Representatives homepage
Visit Mike's video channel on YouTube Like Mike on Facebook

 

 Mike's Schedule Voting Record District Maps Register To Vote FAQ Site Map e-Updates

An update from the office of
U.S. Representative Michael E. Capuano
8th Congressional District of Massachusetts

Congressman Capuano's
E-UPDATE

Thanks for signing up to receive this periodic correspondence. We hope you find the information useful. As always, let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Office contact information is provided at the end of this e-mail.

This is an unattended mailbox. Please do not reply directly to this e-mail. Instead, if you wish to e-mail us, please use the Write Your Rep account at http://capuano.house.gov/contact.


March 13, 2009

Omnibus Appropriations Act

This week, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 became law. You may recall that last year, President Bush refused to work with Congress during the appropriations process, insisting that his approach to the budget be followed. Many of us in Congress were concerned about some of the cuts he was proposing, and angered by his complete refusal to compromise on any level. As a result, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until a new President took office.

The CR expired on March 6th, making it necessary for Congress to pass an omnibus appropriations bill that sets new funding levels for the remainder of the fiscal year. This legislation — the Omnibus Appropriations Act — contains the remaining 9 appropriations bills from FY 2009 and provides important increases for transit, high-speed rail, community health centers, education, and scientific research. I voted for the bill when it passed in the House on February 25th. It passed the Senate this week and was signed by the President.

Water Quality

On Thursday the House considered H.R. 1262: Federal Water Pollution Control Act Authorization amendments. This measure invests in improvements to water quality and has the potential to create approximately 480,000 employment opportunities over the next five years. H.R. 1262 includes provisions from four bills that passed in the House during the last Congress but never cleared the Senate. It authorizes $13.8 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides communities with loans for wastewater improvement and water pollution projects. It also authorizes funding for pilot projects designed to increase the level of usable water and funding for sewer overflow control grants.

Many communities all across America are dealing with aging water infrastructure in need of replacement or repair and H.R. 1262 provides the framework to address these issues. I voted YES. H.R. 1262 passed in the House and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

244

0

0

9

REPUBLICAN

73

101

0

4

TOTAL

317

101

0

13

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

10

0

0

0

Presidential Election in El Salvador

The City of Cambridge has long fostered a Sister City with San Jose Las Flores, and I have the honor, also, to represent a large community of principled and hard-working Salvadoran immigrants.

Several of my constituents are traveling to El Salvador to serve as election monitors for the presidential election on March 15. I am proud of their concern for human rights and the rule of law. I have written to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton expressing support for their efforts and stating my belief that the United States should exert its influence in support of free and fair elections, rather than seek to influence the outcome of elections. I was dismayed, in the past, by accounts of such attempts, by United States officials and even by Members of Congress.

I hope to hear that the 2009 election was found to be free and fair.

What's Up Next

Next week the House is expected to consider H.R. 1388: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act.


Congressman Mike Capuano
8th District, Massachusetts
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee on Financial Services
Committee on House Administration

District Offices:

110 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
and
Roxbury Community College, Campus Library, Room 211

District Office Phone:

(617) 621-6208

DC Office:

1414 Longworth Building, Washington, DC 20515

DC Office Phone:

(202) 225-5111

Website and e-mail:

capuano.house.gov


We welcome feedback on our e-updates. Please let us know what you think of this service by e-mailing the office via our website at http://capuano.house.gov.


You have received this e-mail because you subscribed to Rep. Capuano's E-Mail Updates authorizing Rep. Capuano to send your inbox periodic e-mail updates from his Congressional office.

PRIVACY POLICY: Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone else or sold in any way. To read the complete privacy policy, visit: http://capuano.house.gov/privacypolicy.shtml.

UNSUBSCRIBE: if you would like to unsubscribe from this newsletter, you may do so at this address: http://capuano.house.gov/e-updates/unsubscribe.shtml.



8,333 subscribers

 

 

 

NEWS & MULTIMEDIA

 

Privacy Policy

To protect your privacy, subscriptions to Rep. Capuano's E-Updates are subject to our Privacy Policy.

 

Bill Search

Use the THOMAS search engine to search bills from the 113th Congress.

 

i.e "hres 142"

 

i.e "health care"

 

Newspapers

 

News Services

Here are some informative online news services to help you find reports from Boston and the region, as well as national and international news stories.

 

Home | About | Biography | Contact | Issues | Links | News | Schedules | Services

E-Updates | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Accessibility

110 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
P: (617) 621-6208
F: (617) 621-8628
Hours

Roxbury Community College
Campus Library
Room 211
Boston
Hours

Stetson Hall
Room 124
6 South Main Street
Randolph
Hours

  Constituent Services Click to close menu
  Casework and Constituent Assistance
  Citizenship/Naturalization Information
  Immigration Casework
  Ordering Flags Flown Over The Capitol
  Presidential Greetings
  Tours
  U.S. Service Academy Nominations
  Internship Programs
  Washington, D.C. Attractions
  Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
  FAQs
  News and Multimedia Center Click to close menu
  e-Updates
  Recent Votes
  Press Items
  Video and Audio
  Photo Gallery
  Legislative Issues Click to close menu
  Mike on the Issues
  Recent Votes
  Mike's Voting Record
  Scorecards for Mike's Votes in Congress
  Legislation Sponsored by Mike
  Earmark Requests
  Committees and Caucuses
  Ethics Task Force
  Congressional Schedules Click to close menu
  Mike's Schedule
  House Floor Summary
  Weekly House Schedule
  Annual House Calendar
  Weekly Senate Schedule
  About The 7th District Click to close menu
  Maps
  Cities
  Demographics
  The 7th District Over the Years
  Nobel Prize Winners
  Interesting facts about Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Links
  Links Click to close menu
  Massachusetts Links
    State Government
    About the 7th District
    Arts, Culture and Attractions
    Chambers of Commerce
    Colleges and Universities
    Exploring Massachusetts
    Hospitals and Health Organizations
    Newspapers
    Sports

  Federal Government Links
    USA.gov - Official Government Portal
    Legislative Branch
    Executive Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Federal Agencies
    Kids' Pages
    Register to Vote
    Washington, D.C. Attractions
    Business Opportunities with the Government

  Links For Students
 
  Contact Mike Click to close menu
  District Office
  Washington, D.C. Office
  Office Hours Program
  Community Meetings
  E-mail Mike's Office