Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Votes in Congress

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Votes in Congress

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Votes in Congress

Week of March 18

Key House Votes

2014 GOP Budget Members passed, 221-207, a GOP budget for 2014 and later that would reach balance in 10 years, change Medicare to a voucher plan, slash nondefense spending, close tax loopholes and cut the top personal tax rate to 25 percent. A yes vote backed HCR 25.

Yes Wagner (R-Mo.), Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), Shimkus (R-Ill.), Davis (R-Ill.).

No Clay (D-Mo.), Enyart, (D-Ill.).

2014 Democratic Budget Members rejected, 165-253, the Democrats' alternative to the Republican fiscal plan (HCR 25, above). A yes vote backed a budget that raised taxes on the wealthy, raised domestic spending, funded a $200 billion stimulus to create jobs and kept traditional Medicare.

Yes Clay (D-Mo.).

No Wagner (R-Mo.), Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), Shimkus (R-Ill.), Davis (R-Ill.), Enyart, (D-Ill.).

Conservatives' Budget Members defeated, 104-132, a plan by the conservative Republican Study Committee that reached balance by 2017 in part by cutting domestic spending to the bone.

Yes None.

No Wagner (R-Mo.), Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), Shimkus (R-Ill.), Davis (R-Ill.),

"Present" Clay (D-Mo.), Enyart, (D-Ill.).

Progressives' Budget Members defeated, 84-327, a version of HCR 25 (above) drafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. A yes vote backed a plan that would inject $544 billion into the economy to create millions of jobs, start taxing carbon and tax capital gains as ordinary income.

Yes Clay (D-Mo.).

No Wagner (R-Mo.), Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), Shimkus (R-Ill.), Davis (R-Ill.), Enyart, (D-Ill.).

Black Caucus Budget Members defeated, 105-305, a Congressional Black Caucus budget that launched a $500 billion jobs program, invested in programs such as education and science and raised $2.7 trillion in taxes over 10 years by steps such as closing corporate loopholes.

Yes Clay (D-Mo. …

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