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How Stephanie Herseth Sandlin voted on key votes

Member Most DEMS
Passed VOTE 664

9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Provides health coverage and financial compensation to first responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

Passed VOTE 661

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Overhaul of the nation's food safety system.

Passed VOTE 659

America Competes Act

America Competes Reauthorization Act

Passed VOTE 647

To extend Bush tax cuts

Vote to extend George W. Bush tax cuts.

Passed VOTE 638

Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Repeals the military policy that required gay service members to hide their sexual identity or risk being expelled.

Passed VOTE 607

Censure of Rep. Charles Rangel

Vote to censure Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) after House ethics committee found him guilty of 11 counts of violating House rules, including failing to pay taxes on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic and improperly using his office to raise money for an educational center bearing his name.

Passed VOTE 86

H R 1105

Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009

Passed VOTE 50

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act

The bill expands State Children's Health Insurance Program coverage from 6.6 million children to about 11 million children. It renews SCHIP for five years at a cost of $60 billion, up nearly $35 billion from current levels, and raises federal tobacco taxes from 39 cents per pack to $1 per pack to pay the added costs. The bill also enables children of legal immigrants and legal immigrants who are pregnant to qualify immediately for SCHIP coverage, ending a five-year waiting requirement for both groups.

Passed VOTE 9

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Passed VOTE 906

H R 976

In this 265 to 159 vote the House passed an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The bill also passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 31. The bill increases total funding for the program to $60 billion over the next five years and provides health insurance for 9 million currently uninsured American children. The $7 billion yearly expansions were a major sticking point for the White House and ultimately lead to the fourth presidential veto from the Bush administration. The measure is a key agenda item for the Democratic majority in Congress, and Democratic leaders have vowed to push for a veto override, which would require a two-thirds vote. White House press secretary Dana Perino criticized Democrats for sending the president a bill she said they knew would be dead on arrival. “They made their political point,” Perino said. The White House contended that the 61-cent increase in the federal tobacco tax would not be able to recoup the required funds needed to fund the bill. White House officials also argued the measure would push millions of children already covered by private health insurance into publicly financed health care program

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