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.
I support Gina McCarthy to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator. When her Senate confirmation hearing was held on Thursday, the debate among senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee wasn’t really about her qualifications. It was about global warming. It was about whether or not we are going to listen to the leading scientists of this country who tell us we’re facing a planetary crisis.
It was clear at the hearing that Senator John Barrasso, from coal-producing Wyoming, does not want the EPA to address the global warming crisis. What he wants is for us to continue doing as little as possible as we see extreme weather disturbances: super storms, floods and heat waves all over the world.
It was clear at the hearing that Senator Jim Inhofe, from oil-producing Oklahoma, does not want the EPA to curb climate change. What Senator Inhofe has written and talked about is his belief that global warming is one of the major hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people. He blames Al Gore, the United Nations, and the Hollywood elite. He didn’t dispute that at the hearing. In fact, when I asked him about it, his conspiracy theory thickened. “I would add to that list MoveOn.org, George Soros, Michael Moore, and a few others,” he said.
So that is the issue. Do we agree with Senator Inhofe that global warming is a “hoax” and that we do not want the EPA, the Department of Energy or any other agency of the federal government to address that issue? Or do we agree with the overwhelming majority of scientists who tell us that that we must act boldly and aggressively to protect the future of this planet?
That’s the real issue at stake in this debate and that’s the reason I’m supporting Gina McCarthy. That is why I want the EPA to be vigorous in protecting our children and future generations from the horrendous crisis that we face from global warming. That is why I have introduced legislation to tax carbon and methane greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the warmest year ever recorded for the continental United States. More than 24,000 new record highs were set in the U.S. alone. It was the hottest year in recorded history in New York; Washington, DC; Louisville, Kentucky; even my home city of Burlington, Vt., and other cities across the country.
Last year’s drought – affecting two-thirds of the United States – was the worst in half a century, contributing to extraordinary wildfires burning more than 9 million acres of land, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Heat waves and droughts are not limited to the U.S. Australia, for instance, experienced a four-month heat wave with severe wildfires, record temperatures, and torrential rains and floods causing $2.4 billion in damages, according to The New York Times.
Global warming is also resulting in extreme weather disturbances of all kinds. NOAA’s Climate Extremes Index tracks extreme temperatures, drought, precipitation and tropical storms. It reported that 2012 set yet another distressing record for the most extreme climate conditions recorded.
Ronald Prinn, director of MIT’s Center for Global Change Science, concluded that what we have heard recently from scientists is that their earlier projections regarding global warming were wrong. That in fact they underestimated the problem and that the conditions that they were worried about will likely be worse than what they had originally thought. “There is significantly more risk than we previously estimated … [which] increases the urgency for significant policy action.”
Global warming is real. It is not a hoax. It is a planetary crisis but one that we have the knowledge and technology to address.
Purloined in it’s entirety from here: The ‘Hoax’ where you can read more of Mr. Saunders writing.
Michael Tomasky, the Daily Beast:
“Paul Ryan pushed American politics into new territory with his convention speech, effectively daring Democrats and the media to call him out on his string of blatant falsehoods” http://www.thedailybeast.com/…
Fox News contributor, Sally Kohn:
“Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/…
Montana’s chief federal judge admitted on Wednesday that he forwarded an email comparing African-Americans to dogs and implying that President Barack Obama’s mother had sex with animals.
Richard Cebull’s email, obtained by the Great Falls Tribune, reads: “Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.”