How The Vote Went Down On Both Budget Bills…UPDATE 3/11/11

Where’s Waldo? Find The Wolf in the Picture.

UPDATE: March 11, 2o11

There has been some confusion about how Democratic Senators voted on the Senate version of the Budget Bill (Amendment 149 (Inouye), which included 1709, the wolf delisting rider, inserted by Senator Jon Tester.

Here is a link to Gov. Track. It tells you how each Senator voted. Please refer to this when calling your Senators.

What I think is happening is some Democrat Senators are saying they voted no on HR 1 (the House version) but not mentioning they voted yes on the Senate version (amendment 149)

S.Amdt. 149: In the nature of a substitute. to H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations… (Vote On Amendment)


HR 1,

House Budget Bill

HR1, the House budget bill, which included the wolf delisting rider 1713, was defeated by a vote of 44-56. Not one Democrat voted for HR 1. Three Republican Senators crossed over to vote no on the bill. They are:

Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)

Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Mike Lee (R-Utah)


Senate Version Budget Bill (Inouye):

Democrats Who Voted NO on the Inouye Amendment Senate Budget Bill.

Vote 42-58

Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)

Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)

Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)

Bill Nelson (Fla.)

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Mark Udall (D-Colo.)

Jim Webb (D-W.Va.).

That’s it, just ten Democrats and an Independent who voted this bill down.  I guess the rest of the Senators, that i thought revered and cared about the ESA, decided to throw wolves under the bus for political expediency.

Clearly we have our work cut out for us if the majority of Democrat Senators voted for the Senate version, they must have known  it carried the wolf delisting rider 1709.

Call the  Senators that voted NO on the Senate version and thank them. I’m gong to call them all personally and ask what motivated them to vote against the Senate bill, which was definitely a win for wolves.

Capitol  Switchboard




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Tags: HR1 defeated, Senate (Inouye)Budget bill defeated, 1709, 1713, Senate vote

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