Vote tally count of Senate in “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal UPDATE Senate VOTE

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Senate Vote #281 (Dec 18, 2010)
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2965)
Number: Senate Vote #281 in 2010 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date: Dec 18, 2010 3:02PM
Result: Motion Agreed to
Related Bill: H.R. 2965: SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2009
Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Needed To Win
Yea: 65 (65%)
55 8 2
Nay: 31 (31%) 0 31 0
Present: 0 (0%) 0 0 0
Not Voting: 4 (4%) 1 3 0
Required: Simple Majority of 96 votes (=49 votes) 

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UPDATE: Dec 18, 2010– cleared Cloture– Click on Blue for Individual Votes

.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 2nd Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2965 )
Vote Number: 279 Vote Date: December 18, 2010, 11:36 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Agreed to
Measure Number: H.R. 2965 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2009 )
Measure Title: A bill to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 63
NAYs 33
Not Voting 4
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State


Updated 11:51 a.m. ET
The Senate voted Saturday to proceed to debate on a bill ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting the campaign to end the ban on gay men and lesbians one vote away from completion.

Senators voted 63 to 33 go proceed to debate on the bill. Fifty-seven members of the Senate Democratic caucus and six Republicans — Sens. Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mark Kirk (Ill.),Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and George Voinovich (Ohio) — voted yes. Four senators — Jim Bunning (R-Ky.),Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Joe Manchin III (D-W. Va.) — did not vote.

A final vote on the bill is expected Saturday at 3:00pm; a simple majority is required for final passage.

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The link below is for the Dec. 15..

UPDATE: HERE THE LINK TO THE DECEMBER 15 HOUSE VOTE:

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The House today passed a bill to overturn the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on openly gay members of the armed forces, pressuring the Senate to delay its holiday recess and take the last step to end the policy by voting on the bill.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to repeal a ban against gays serving openly in the U.S. military.

On a largely party-line vote of 250-175, the House sent the bill supported by President Barack Obama to the Senate, where the prospects for approval are uncertain.

On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 2965 Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Number: House Vote #638 in 2010 [primary source: house.gov]
Date: Dec 15, 2010 5:24PM
Result: Passed
Related Bill: H.R. 2965: SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2009
Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Needed To Win
Yea: 250 (58%)
235 15 0
Nay: 175 (40%) 15 160 0
Present: 0 (0%) 0 0 0
Not Voting: 9 (2%) 5 4 0
Required: Simple Majority of 425 votes (=213 votes) 

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This was an orginal post of  the Sept 21, 2010 vote: We have an updated link for the Dec. 9, 2010 Vote.

UPDATE: Failed cloture vote.Three Senators missed the vote: Sam Brownback (R-KS), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR). Brownback and Lincoln are both leaving the Senate after the lame duck — Brownback was elected governor of Kansas, and Lincoln went down in defeat to Sen.-elect John Boozman (R). One Democrat, newly-elected Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, broke with his party to vote no.

The final vote was 57 for cloture, 40 against it, just shy of the 60 Democrats needed. Here is a link to the vote taken today.

Here is the link to the new vote today! December 9, 2010  http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00270

Please note the date of this post below- September 21, 2010. First vote only below.
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 2nd Session  as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Grouped By Vote Position
YEAs —56
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burris (D-IL)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Goodwin (D-WV)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —43
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brown (R-MA)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reid (D-NV)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wicker (R-MS)
Not Voting – 1
Murkowski (R-AK)

Vote Summary

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 3454 )
Vote Number: 238 Vote Date: September 21, 2010, 02:39 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: S. 3454 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 )
Measure Title: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 56
NAYs 43
Not Voting 1
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Efforts to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” suffered a near-fatal blow on Tuesday as senators failed to end debate on the annual defense policy bill by a vote of 56 to 43. Included was the “Dream Act”

Tuesday’s vote does not end efforts to lift the military’s 17-year ban on gays serving openly in uniform, but makes it much more difficult to ensure a repeal is included in the final House-Senate compromise version of the defense bill that lawmakers will vote on during a lame-duck session after November’s midterm elections.

Gay rights advocates vowed to keep pressure on the Senate Tuesday, with some believing they will have enough votes to end the ban if senators votes on the compromise in December. Several moderate Republicans have said they would vote to end “don’t ask, don’t tell” only after they review a Pentagon study of how repealing the ban might impact troop readiness and morale. The study is due to President Obama and senior military leaders on Dec. 1. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00238

More at Washington Post

Lets let Marxist Coons off the hook – just attack O’Donnell

Chris Coons on Earth Day in April

Chris Coons on Earth Day in April

Not one word out there about our Marxist Coons. A nice piece of work he is. On the other side, Christine is raking in the dough nearing the two mil  so you better get moving girl friend. Time to put out another narrative, ’cause you are starting to lose me

Coons, 47, is the top executive of New Castle County, home to a majority of Delaware’s population. From a Republican perspective, there’s one really important thing to know about his time in office: In 2004, when Coons first ran for the job, he promised not to raise taxes. Since then he has raised taxes not once, not twice, but three times.

Coons inherited a surplus. Celebrating victory on election night in 2004, he said his “top priority would be to continue balancing the budget without increasing property taxes,” according to an account in the local News Journal. Yet in 2006, he pushed through a 5 percent increase in property taxes. In 2007, he raised property taxes 17.5 percent. In 2009, he raised them another 25 percent.

Coons wanted to raise other taxes, too. He proposed a hotel tax, a tax on paramedic services, even a tax on people who call 911 from cell phones.  Rest here>>>

Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers

Treasury tells China…Why don’t you buy G.M.?

I caught this on Fox. It was reported that the Treasury Dept…Timmy no doubt, was pedaling General Motors to Communist China. Encouraging them to buy up General Motors. Of course it makes perfect sense..to them and their political views. After screwing the bond holders out of their money, and taking care of the Unions… lets give it to China. As Fox pointed out, what about our national interest? When foreign companies were trying to buy our oil companies, the congress reacted. Where are the hearings? 

One big happy family

One big happy family

And how about our October post….oh this has been in the works since Obama landed in the Whitehouse!  GM anounces China-GM Science Lab  where our tax dollars went to the poor chinese to develop the latest.

Perfect Sense’ 

“Politics and government relationship aside, it makes perfect sense,” said Bill Russo, Beijing-based senior adviser at Booz & Co. “Why can’t there be a China-America alliance? Fear of China is the only reason.”  Sounds like a good one to me.

GM’s initial public offering will be open to overseas investors, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement on its website. Retail and institutional investors will be offered shares, and the Treasury “will not involve itself in decisions regarding allocation of shares to specific buyers,” the department said. So good bye G.M. 

SAIC Motor Corp. said it may invest in the initial public offering of partner General Motors Co., cementing ties between the biggest U.S. and Chinese automakers. 

China’s largest carmaker will consider investing in GM if “conditions are favorable,” Chairman Hu Maoyuan said in Shanghai yesterday. The company hasn’t yet made a decision whether to make the investment and is waiting for the details of the share sale, he said yesterday. Or how about if Americans will stand for this!~ 

More here at Bloomberg

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