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Garrett Votes Against Limited Use of Troops In Libya

District 5 Legislative Wrap Up

Garrett Votes Against Limited Use of Troops In Libya

The following is a sampling of bills passed recently by the United States Senate and House of Representatives, a brief description, and how your representatives, Senators Robert Menendez (D) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D), and Congressman Scott Garrett (R-5th) voted. All federal legislation and how your representatives voted can be accessed via the US Senate and US House of Representatives websites.

Senate Votes

PN604 (6/30) – Confirmation of David H. Petraeus, of New Hampshire, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (Confirmation passed Senate 94-0-6.)
Menendez – Yes
Lautenberg – Yes

S.679 (6/29) – Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 - Exempts certain presidential appointments to cabinet-level agencies, independent commissions, and boards in the executive branch from the requirement of Senate confirmation (advice and consent). (Passed Senate 79-20-1.)
Menendez – Yes
Lautenberg – Yes

PN49 (6/28) – Confirmation of James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General (Confirmation passed Senate 55-42-3.)
Menendez – Yes
Lautenberg – Yes
 
PN598 (6/21) – Confirmation Leon E. Panetta, of California, to be Secretary of Defense. (Confirmation passed Senate 100-0.)
Menendez – Yes
Lautenberg – Yes

House of Representatives Votes

H.RES.268 (7/7) – Reaffirming the United States' commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and for other purposes. (Passed House 407-6-18.)
Garrett – Yes

H.R.2278 (6/24) – To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law. (Failed in House 238-180-13.)
Garrett – No

H.J.RES.68 (6/24) – Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya. (Failed in House 295-123-13.)
Garrett – No

H.R.2021 (6/22) – Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011 - Amends the Clean Air Act to require any air quality impact of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sources to be measured or modeled and determined solely with respect to the impacts in the corresponding onshore area. (Passed House 253-166-12.)
Garrett – Yes

H.R.672 (6/22) – Election Support Consolidation and Efficiency Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the EAC Standards Board, and the EAC Board of Advisors 61 days after enactment of this Act. Transfers specified election administration functions of the EAC to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). (Passed House 235-187-9.)
Garrett – Yes

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