This is the last of my political posts for this year. I am an independent and I will not reveal how I voted.  (I mailed it in this week). This post is for any voter who votes independent and votes for  who he/she thinks is the best person.  I’m convinced that individual party members vote for their respective party candidates no matter what kind of history or philosophy they have.

Sitting politicians do not like this kind of information  published. They cannot deny their history or put spin on it.  Remember that the Congress and the Senate share more of the responsibility for our countries performance than the President does.

Note that many of the bills were not voted on at all but sent back to committee. Some have sat  there for years. No vote no adversity.  Both parties are  held accountable for this situation.

This is the link that will inform you about the vote results of any topic in Washington in any year. You can also find Paul Ryan’s  and President Obama’s voting history here.

I have picked a few of the high profile issues and posted the results below.


 Repeal Health Care Act

Aye 242 R  Nay 189 D

On Passage: H R 9 Small Business Tax Cut Act

Aye 235 R     Nay 173 D

H.R.3 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Aye 251 R  Nay 175 D

H.R.9 – Small Business Tax Cut Act

Aye 235 R Nay 173 D

H.R.12 – American Jobs Act of 2011

Introduced by Democrats Oct 21-2011 (no action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.15 – Middle Class Tax Cut Act

Introduced by Democrats 7-29-12 (no action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.29 – To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Introduced by Democrats  1-12-20112 (no action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.31 – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Accountability and Transparency for Taxpayers Act of 2011

Introduced by Republicans  1-4-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.43 – To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program and to re-allocate those visas to certain employment-based immigrants who obtain an advanced degree in the United States.

Introduced by Republicans 1-04-2011 (no action taken as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.5872 – Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012

Aye 414  Nay 2 Abstain 15 Abstain 15

H.R.58 – Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Introduced by Republicans 1-4-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.64 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent corporations from exploiting tax treaties to evade taxation of United States income

Introduced by Democrats 1-5-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.67 – To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until February 29, 2012.

Introduced by Republicans 1-5-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2011)

H.R.96 – Internet Freedom Act

_votesIntroduced by Republicans 1-4-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.109 – To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties.

Introduced by Democrats on 1-5-2011 (no action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.140 – Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011

Introduced by Republicans 1-5-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2012)

H.R.204 – Congressional Pay Cut Act

Introduced by Gabby Gifford on 01-5-2011 (No action as of 8-10-2012)


S.J.Res.11 – A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve to 3 in the House of Representatives and 2 in the Senate.

Introduced by Republicans 4-14-2011 (No action as of 8-8-2012)

S.3369 – DISCLOSE Act

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.

Aye D  53  Nay R 45 Abstain Dem 2

H.R.822 – National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of  2011

Aye 272 R  Nay 154 D  Abstain 7

S.1660 – American Jobs Act of 2011

A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs.

Aye 50 Democrat  Nay 49 Republican  One Republican abstained


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