RECENT VOTES

Interior/Environment Appropriations

On Thursday, the House continued the appropriations process by considering the conference report on H.R. 2996: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The legislation will provide a $32.2 billion to fund important programs that ensure availability of safe drinking water, wildfire suppression, climate change prevention, and public lands conservation and clean up.

The conference report also contained a Continuing Resolution that will fund government operations through December 18th, since only four of the twelve FY10 appropriations bills have been signed into law. I continue to hope that the Senate will act more swiftly to consider these pieces of legislation, since all have passed the House and the outstanding bills await Senate approval.

I voted YES. The conference report on H.R. 2996 passed in the House and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

237

15

0

3

REPUBLICAN

10

163

0

4

TOTAL

247

178

0

7

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

10

0

0

0