Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (submitted 4/11/2013) (proposed 4/11/2013)AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.
Those that voted Nay [except H.Reid for procedural purposes)Barrasso, John Republican WY Nay
Johnson, Ron Republican WI Nay
Lee, Mike Republican UT Nay
Hatch, Orrin G. Republican UT Nay
Cruz, Ted Republican TX Nay
Cornyn, John Republican TX Nay
Corker, Bob Republican TN Nay
Alexander, Lamar Republican TN Nay
Thune, John Republican SD Nay
Scott, Tim Republican SC Nay
Graham, Lindsey Republican SC Nay
Inhofe, James M. Republican OK Nay
Coburn, Tom Republican OK Nay
Portman, Rob Republican OH Nay Reid, Harry Democrat NV Nay
Heller, Dean Republican NV Nay
Ayotte, Kelly Republican NH Nay
Johanns, Mike Republican NE Nay
Fischer, Deb Republican NE Nay
Hoeven, John Republican ND Nay Heitkamp, Heidi Democrat ND Nay
Burr, Richard Republican NC Nay Baucus, Max Democrat MT Nay
Wicker, Roger F. Republican MS Nay
Blunt, Roy Republican MO Nay
Vitter, David Republican LA Nay
Paul, Rand Republican KY Nay
McConnell, Mitch Republican KY Nay
Roberts, Pat Republican KS Nay
Moran, Jerry Republican KS Nay
Coats, Daniel Republican IN Nay
Risch, James E. Republican ID Nay
Crapo, Mike Republican ID Nay
Grassley, Chuck Republican IA Nay
Isakson, Johnny Republican GA Nay
Chambliss, Saxby Republican GA Nay
Rubio, Marco Republican FL Nay
Flake, Jeff Republican AZ Nay Pryor, Mark L. Democrat AR Nay
Boozman, John Republican AR Nay
Shelby, Richard C. Republican AL Nay
Sessions, Jeff Republican AL Nay
Murkowski, Lisa Republican AK Nay Begich, Mark Democrat AK Nay
A special mention goes to those Democrats voting for perceived personal gain in their next election cycle.
More to remember over the hop
As for gun trafficking
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (submitted 4/11/2013) (proposed 4/17/2013)AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (submitted 4/11/2013) (proposed 4/17/2013)AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (submitted 4/11/2013) (proposed 4/17/2013)AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
TEXT OF AMENDMENT AS SUBMITTED: CR S2612-2613
Barrasso (R-WY) Baucus (D-MT) Begich (D-AK)
Cruz (R-TX) Donnelly (D-IN)
Grassley (R-IA) Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT) Heitkamp (D-ND)
Johnson (R-WI) Landrieu (D-LA)
Lee (R-UT) Manchin (D-WV)
Portman (R-OH) Pryor (D-AR)
Shelby (R-AL) Tester (D-MT)
Vitter (R-LA) Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)4:24 AM PT: I just wanted a bloody record of their names so that I can remember next time they give faux condolences to the victims of the next tragedy.
Ever since moving here I have regarded the political clime as, well, mystifying to say the least. Even for such a Democratic state, the Tea Party/GOP/fearful conservative demographic is exceedingly small but very very vocal, and overly funded. The fact that someone like Linda Lingle could ever become Governor of Hawaii attests to this bizarre dynamic. Two or three times a year (especially on “Tax Protest Day”) I can drive into Kona and see the annoying gathering of Tea Party holdouts, their expensive cars parked close by, shaking signs and waving yellow Don’t Tread On Me flags in anger over how we are not living in 1789 anymore. It is rare that you see a dark face amongst their scrubbed, white and slightly sunburned ones. But occasionally you do, and when that happens you are lured into a true Post Turtle moment. For those not aware of the joke, one guy walking a country road sees a turtle placed on top of a fence post and asks a neighbor what it is. The response is “a post turtle”. He asks again what that means, and is answered that no one knows how he got up there, but he doesn’t belong there and everyone agrees he needs to be helped down.
Without holding a single hearing, Lieberman’s committee wants to pass the “Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012” which strips the independence of a raft of federal agencies: Everything from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Nuclear Regulatory Agency and National Labor Relations Board.
Among its many provisions, the law would require each of the agencies that Congress quite deliberately established as independent to submit all proposed rules to The White House for “vetting” before they could be published. According to a report buried election day afternoon on a back page of Tuesday’s New York Times, the bill would “introduce delays to an already slow process, and would give banks and businesses yet another place to lobby for favorable treatment.”
The Times also notes correctly that bad reviews from The White House would enable industry groups to use an administration’s objections in mounting legal challenges to rules that are eventually put in place.
Lieberman’s bill to defang regulatory agencies has bi-partisan support in the committee – perhaps not entirely surprising given that its Republican members include Tom Coburn, outgoing Senator Scott Brown, John McCain and Rand Paul. But Carl Levin also is a member as is Hawaii’s Daniel Akaka, yet they are supporting the measure even though they should know better.
Romney was a precocious and gifted child. He uttered his first words (“I like to fire people”) at age 14 months, made his first gaffe at 15 months and purchased his first nursery school at 24 months. The school, highly leveraged, went under, but Romney made 24 million Jujubes on the deal. …
Mitt grew up in a modest family. His father had an auto body shop called the American Motors Corporation, and his mother owned a small piece of land, Brazil. He had several boyhood friends, many of whom owned Nascar franchises, and excelled at school, where his fourth-grade project, “Inspiring Actuaries I Have Known,” was widely admired. …
There was, frankly, a period of wandering. After hearing Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” Romney decided to leave Mormonism and become Amish. He left the Amish faith because of its ban on hair product, and bounced around before settling back in college. There, he majored in music, rendering Mozart’s entire oeuvre in PowerPoint. …
Romney is also a passionately devoted family man. After streamlining his wife’s pregnancies down to six months each, Mitt helped Ann raise five perfect sons — Bip, Chip, Rip, Skip and Dip — who married identically tanned wives. Some have said that Romney’s lifestyle is overly privileged, pointing to the fact that he has an elevator for his cars in the garage of his San Diego home. This is not entirely fair. Romney owns many homes without garage elevators and the cars have to take the stairs.