RECENT VOTES

"Cash for Clunkers"

On Tuesday June 9, 2009, the House passed H.R. 2751: Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act. This legislation, commonly known as the "cash for clunkers" measure, would provide up to $4,500 in vouchers for consumers who trade in their old vehicles for more fuel efficient ones. The intent of the bill is to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions, as well as provide an incentive for those considering a purchase. Increased vehicle sales will help the struggling auto industry, both in terms of saving jobs and dealerships in danger of closing. I voted YES. H.R. 2751 passed and the entire House vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

239

9

0

8

REPUBLICAN

59

110

2

7

TOTAL

298

119

21

15

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

10

0

0

0