Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Votes in Congress; Week of June 24

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Votes in Congress; Week of June 24

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KEY HOUSE VOTES

Dodd-Frank rules * Members passed, 256-171, a GOP bill to implement a new U.S.-Mexico treaty for Gulf of Mexico drilling in a way that exempts oil firms from transparency rules in the 2010 Dodd- Frank financial-regulation law. A yes vote was to send the GOP bill to the Senate. (HR 1613)

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

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

BP oil spill * Members defeated, 194-232, a Democratic bid to require safety and environmental lessons from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to be applied to gulf drilling that occurs under HR 1613 (above). U.S. regulations already have been tightened in response to the BP disaster in 2010. A yes vote backed the Democratic motion.

Yes * Clay (D-Mo.), Enyart (D-Ill.)

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

Offshore drilling * Members voted, 235-186, to require drilling in Outer Continental Shelf areas thought to have especially promising oil and gas deposits. A yes vote was to send the Senate a bill also specifying tracts offshore from Virginia and South Carolina for drilling. (HR 2231)

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

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

Great Lakes drilling ban * Members defeated, 195-225, a bid by Democrats to bar HR 2231 (above) from authorizing oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes. A yes vote backed the measure even though the underlying bill deals with the Outer Continental Shelf rather than the inland Great Lakes.

Yes * Clay (D-Mo.), Enyart (D-Ill.)

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

Bristol Bay ban * Members defeated, 183-235, a Democratic bid to strip HR 2231 (above) of its mandate for oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, a commercial fishing center. …

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