April 26, 2007 | Vote 147
H R 1591

H R 1591

 
Yes 51

49

2

No 46

1

45

Not voting: 3

About this vote

On the Conference Report

<p>House and Senate conferees approved this legislation providing $124.2 billion primarily for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and setting benchmarks and a timetable for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, but President Bush vetoed the bill on May 1. </p> <p>The measure, which also addresses a wide variety of unrelated issues, makes emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.</p> <p>The conference agreement on H.R. 1591 also aims to improve health care for returning soldiers and veterans. It addresses needs related to hurricane recovery for the Gulf Coast, bolsters homeland security programs and provides emergency drought relief for farmers.</p> <p>The legislation says that troops in Iraq would not have their service extended beyond a year for any tour of duty. It also mandates that the president must certify that the Iraqi government is meeting certain diplomatic and security benchmarks. If that certification is made, deployment would begin no later than Oct. 1, 2007, with a goal of completing the redeployment by within 180 days. Some U.S. forces could remain in Iraq for special counterterrorism efforts along with protection, training and equipping Iraqi troops.</p> <p>According to a bill summary provided by the House Appropriations Committee, the legislation seeks to make it possible for the U.S. military to focus resources on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and to destroy his base of operations in Afghanistan. </p> <p>The conference report also provides $3 billion for special vehicles designed to withstand roadside bombs, and it increases from 20 to 270 the number of heavy and light armored vehicles authorized to be purchased for force protection purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan. It prohibits government funds from being used to establish any military installation or base for a permanent stationing of U.S. armed forces in Iraq and does not allow funds to be used to exercise U.S. control over any Iraqi oil resource.</p> <p>It does not fund two Joint Strike fighters and five of six electronic attack airplanes because lawmakers say they are not urgent.</p> <p>The conference agreement provides $268 million for the FBI, that’s about $150 million above the president’s request. The agency’s budget includes $10 million for the FBI to implement the Office of Inspector General’s recommendations about the use of special secret subpoenas called national security letters.</p> <p>On the homeland security front, it provides funding for port and mass transit security as well as other similar investments for a total of $2.25 billion.</p> <p>Meanwhile, farmers and ranchers would get $3.5 billion to help ameliorate agricultural disasters. The agreement also includes emergency funding for forest firefighting, low-income home energy assistance and pandemic flu preparations.</p> <p>The legislation includes $5 billion for health care for returning troops and veterans, $8.9 billion for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It also offers approximately $650 million for a children’s state health insurance program.</p> <p>It phases in a federal minimum wage increase to $7.25 an hour and applies the increase to the Northern Mariana Islands. It also amends tax law to allow certain benefits for small businesses that were not included in the House or Senate bills.</p> <p>It provides an additional $17 million for domestic violence programs.</p> <p>Among many other things, it makes additional fiscal 2008 appropriations for the U.S. Agency for International Development along with funding for a program aiding Africa, and monies for international narcotics control and enforcement, refugee assistance and international broadcasting operations.</p>

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D Akaka Daniel Akaka
HI
D Baucus Max Baucus
MT
D Bayh Birch Bayh
IN
D Biden Joseph Biden
DE
D Bingaman Jesse Bingaman
NM
D Boxer Barbara Boxer
CA
D Brown Sherrod Brown
OH
D Byrd Robert Byrd
WV
D Cantwell Maria Cantwell
WA
D Cardin Benjamin Cardin
MD
D Carper Thomas Carper
DE
D Casey Robert Casey
PA
D Clinton Hillary Clinton
NY
D Conrad Kent Conrad
ND
D Dodd Christopher Dodd
CT
D Dorgan Byron Dorgan
ND
D Durbin Richard Durbin
IL
D Feingold Russell Feingold
WI
D Feinstein Dianne Feinstein
CA
R Hagel Charles Hagel
NE
D Harkin Thomas Harkin
IA
D Inouye Daniel Inouye
HI
D Kennedy Edward Kennedy
MA
D Kerry John Kerry
MA
D Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar
MN
D Kohl Herbert Kohl
WI
D Landrieu Mary Landrieu
LA
D Lautenberg Frank Lautenberg
NJ
D Leahy Patrick Leahy
VT
D Levin Carl Levin
MI
D Lincoln Blanche Lincoln
AR
D McCaskill Claire McCaskill
MO
D Menéndez Robert Menéndez
NJ
D Mikulski Barbara Mikulski
MD
D Murray Patty Murray
WA
D Nelson Clarence Nelson
FL
D Nelson Earl Nelson
NE
D Obama Barack Obama
IL
D Pryor Mark Pryor
AR
D Reed John Reed
RI
D Reid Harry Reid
NV
D Rockefeller John Rockefeller
WV
D Salazar Kenneth Salazar
CO
D Sanders Bernard Sanders
VT
D Schumer Charles Schumer
NY
R Smith Gordon Smith
OR
D Stabenow Deborah Stabenow
MI
D Tester Jon Tester
MT
D Webb James Webb
VA
D Whitehouse Sheldon Whitehouse
RI
D Wyden Ronald Wyden
OR
P Name State
R Alexander Andrew Alexander
TN
R Allard Alan Allard
CO
R Bennett Robert Bennett
UT
R Bond Christopher Bond
MO
R Brownback Samuel Brownback
KS
R Bunning James Bunning
KY
R Burr Richard Burr
NC
R Chambliss Clarence Chambliss
GA
R Coburn Thomas Coburn
OK
R Cochran William Cochran
MS
R Coleman Norman Coleman
MN
R Collins Susan Collins
ME
R Corker Robert Corker
TN
R Cornyn John Cornyn
TX
R Craig Larry Craig
ID
R Crapo Michael Crapo
ID
R DeMint James DeMint
SC
R Dole Elizabeth Dole
NC
R Domenici Pietro Domenici
NM
R Ensign John Ensign
NV
R Enzi Michael Enzi
WY
R Grassley Charles Grassley
IA
R Gregg Judd Gregg
NH
R Hatch Orrin Hatch
UT
R Hutchison Kathyrn Hutchison
TX
R Inhofe James Inhofe
OK
R Isakson Johnny Isakson
GA
R Kyl Jon Kyl
AZ
D Lieberman Joseph Lieberman
CT
R Lott Chester Lott
MS
R Lugar Richard Lugar
IN
R Martinez Melquiades Martinez
FL
R McConnell Addison McConnell
KY
R Murkowski Lisa Murkowski
AK
R Roberts Charles Roberts
KS
R Sessions Jefferson Sessions
AL
R Shelby Richard Shelby
AL
R Snowe Olympia Snowe
ME
R Specter Arlen Specter
PA
R Stevens Theodore Stevens
AK
R Sununu John Sununu
NH
R Thomas Craig Thomas
WY
R Thune John Thune
SD
R Vitter David Vitter
LA
R Voinovich George Voinovich
OH
R Warner John Warner
VA
P Name State
R Graham Lindsey Graham
SC
D Johnson Timothy Johnson
SD
R McCain John McCain
AZ