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NSA Bill Votes Cast by Democrats and Republicans

How did Arizona Congressional Representatives Vote on the National Scenic Act bill?  


The letter Y indicates a “Yes” vote, and the letter N a “No” vote. The Arizona Congressional Districts served by the Representatives are denoted by numbers 1-8:


AZ 1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic Y

AZ 2 Rep. Trent Franks Republican N

AZ 3 Rep. John Shadegg Republican N

AZ 4 Rep. Ed Pastor Democratic Y

AZ 5 Rep. Harry Mitchell Democratic Y

AZ 6 Rep. Jeff Flake Republican N AZ 7

Rep. Raúl Grijalva Democratic Y

AZ 8 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Democratic Y


Editorial Note: U.S. Congressional Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, AZ-CD1, sponsored the National Scenic Act (NSA) bill. The NSA failed to garner enough votes for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 23, 2010 in Washington DC. Subsequently, Democratic Congresswoman Kirkpatrick complained in a sedonaeye.com Feature story that House Republicans voted “anti-Democrat” rather than “pro-NSA.” (read story on-line).


In the interest of fairness, and to perform an in-depth service to our readers, ST.com examined the NSA bill’s full voting record.


Please note: Votes cast in the U.S. Congress by Republicans of either ”Yes (Y)” and or “No Vote (NV)” for Rep. Kirkpatrick’s bill benefitted its passage. Votes cast in the U.S. Congress by Democrats of either ”No (N)” and or “No Vote (NV)” did not benefit passage. 


We have provided a link to the bill’s voting record so that readers may verify our abstract.


Sedona Times Editorial Staff examines NSA votes by Party:
Final Vote: 258 – 160 

(418 recorded votes-279 Yes or Not Against required for passage)

 

Republicans Who Voted “Yes (Y) and or No Vote (NV)” for AZ Rep. Kirkpatrick’s NSA bill:


Republicans who voted YES:

Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, At-Large
California Rep. Mary Bono Mack, District 45
Hawaii Rep. Charles Djou, District 1
Iowa Rep. Thomas Latham, District 4
Michigan Rep. Vernon Ehlers, District 3
Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, District 1
New Jersey Rep. Christopher Smith, District 4
North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr, District
Ohio Rep. Michael Turner, District 3
Ohio Rep. Steven LaTourette, District 4
Ohio Rep. Patrick Tiberi, District 12
Washington Rep. David Reichertd, District 8


Republicans “Not Voting against (NV)” Rep. Kirkpatrick’s NSA bill:

 

Texas Rep. K. Michael Conaway, District 11
Oklahoma Rep. Mary Fallin, District 5
Florida Rep. C.W. Young, District 10
New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett, District 5
Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt, District 7
Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, District 6


All other Republicans voted No: The above tally provided a net gain for Rep. Kirkpatrick’s NSA bill of 18 Republican votes “in favor of, or not voting against” the NSA.


Eight Democratic votes were cast as ”Not Voting for (NV)” the NSA bill:


Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek Sr, District 17
Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, District 7
Alabama Rep. Bobby Bright, District 2
California Rep. Michael Honda, District 15
Oklahoma Rep. David Boren, District 2
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, District 4
Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader, District 5
New York Rep. John Hall, District 19


All other Democrats voted Yes: Eight Democratic votes did not support passage of Rep. Kirkpatrick’s NSA bill.


Key Votes:
HR 4823
Issues: Environmental Issues
Date: 09/23/2010
Sponsor: Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ)
Roll no. 538

Bill Failed
(House)
How members voted
(258 – 160)


For further status information, call the Voter’s Research Hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762).


NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.


Link to Legislation: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:hr4823:

House Passage: 09/23/2010 : Bill Failed 258 – 160 (Roll no. 538)
NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Sponsor:
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ)





4 Comments

  1. Thomas J. Zaleski says:

    The Federal Gov already controls/owns 97% of all US territory.. Why allow the Federal bureaucracies to control OUR lands here in Arizona. Liberals simply don’t understand that the ORIGINAL intent of our foundation was LOCAL control of our lands and lives. Wake up!

  2. Mike Schroeder says:

    It is a shame that this did not pass, however based on the health care vote, the stimulus, the bail outs and the other billions that have run up the debt, it is no wonder that since Kirkpatrick voted for ALL of these huge spending bills, which have not worked, that the other party did not go along with her program. If you want a NSA designation put a Republican in her place on November 2nd as they will control the house. That is the best chance to get it done.

  3. L.N. of Los Angeles, California says:

    This was good reporting. Looking behind politicians headlines and hot button issue rhetoric are thankless jobs. I’m impressed. Democrats, Republicans and Independents pay attention–you’ve got yourselves a FREE press. NEW it is and NEWS it is. Sedona has a winner here. Keep up the good work.

    L. N., Local newspaper staff, Los Angeles, CA

  4. World Spinner says:

    NSA Bill Votes Cast by Democrats and Republicans…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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