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Government Checks on Corporate PowerBanks/Credit Card Companies
Progressive/ Conservative Stance
Winning Side
2015 Senate
Roll Call 1. (H.R. 26) On an amendment that would have stripped the underlying terrorism-insurance bill of an unrelated provision weakening regulation of financial markets Jan 08, 2015.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2012 Senate
Roll Call 113. (S. 2343) On passage of a bill to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling May 24, 2012.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 89. (S. 2343) On a procedural motion to clear the way for a separate vote on whether the Senate should consider legislation preventing student loan interest rates from doubling May 08, 2012.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2011 Senate
Roll Call 86. (S. 782) On an amendment that would have delayed for one year a regulation that limited debit card fees charged by banks to retailers Jun 08, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2011 House of Representatives
Roll Call 489. (H.R. 1249) On an amendment that would have eliminated a provision in a patent reform bill that would have made it easier for financial institutions to challenge patents relating to business methods Jun 23, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 446. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to finalize data swap reporting rules (disclosure rules governing the trading of financial information between companies) one year prior to issuing final regulations on block trading (in which one business can privately trade shares of a company with another business) Jun 16, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 188. (H.R. 861) Final passage of legislation eliminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which provided state and local governments and non-profit organizations with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes. Mar 16, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 187. (H.R. 861) On a motion that would have allowed the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to continue operating for the purposes of renovating abandoned properties in rural communities. The NSP provided state and local governments and non-profit organizations with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes. Mar 16, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 183. (H.R. 861) On an amendment stating that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program helped local communities hurt by home foreclosures, and supported employment in those communities. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program provided state and local governments with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes. Mar 16, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 182. (H.R. 861) On a motion that would have effectively preserved a federal program that provided states and local governments with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes by killing legislation that would have eliminated the program. Mar 16, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 181. (H.R. 861, H.R. 839) Legislation eliminating a federal program that provided states and local governments with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes, as well as a separate bill eliminating a program intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure to modify their home mortgage loans – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills Mar 16, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 174. (H.R. 836) Final passage of legislation eliminating a federal program which provided a maximum of $50,000 in subsidized loans to homeowners who were at least three months delinquent on their home mortgages as a result of unemployment Mar 11, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 173. (H.R. 836) On a motion that would have enabled veterans and those serving in the military to benefit from a program which provided a maximum of $50,000 in subsidized loans to homeowners who were at least three months delinquent on their home mortgages as a result of unemployment. Mar 11, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 172. (H.R. 836) On an amendment that would have required the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce on its web site of the termination of a federal program which provided a maximum of $50,000 in subsidized loans to homeowners who were at least three months delinquent on their home mortgages as a result of unemployment. The amendment also required HUD to instruct the public to contact their members of Congress for assistance if they were unable to pay their home mortgages. Mar 11, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 171. (H.R. 830) Final passage of legislation eliminating a program enabling homeowners to refinance their home mortgages if, as a result of plummeting housing prices, their mortgage debt exceeded the value of their home. Mar 10, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 170. (H.R. 830) On a motion that would have enabled seniors to continue to benefit from a home loan refinancing program which helped homeowners to refinance their home mortgages if, as a result of plummeting housing prices, their mortgage debt exceeded the value of their home. Mar 10, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 169. (H.R. 830) On an amendment requiring the Department of Housing and Urban Development to post on its website a note stating that individuals seeking help with their home mortgages should contact their member of Congress. Mar 10, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 168. (H.R. 830) On an amendment that would have allowed the Federal Housing Administration to facilitate voluntary home loan refinancing agreements between lenders and homeowners. Mar 10, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 166. (H.R. 830) Legislation eliminating a federal home loan refinancing program – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 09, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 165. (H.R. 830) Legislation eliminating a federal home loan refinancing program – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 09, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 164. (H.R. 525) Final passage of legislation making veterinarians eligible for federal loan repayment programs. Mar 08, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 89. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have increased funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (which regulates banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions—and guards against abusive practices by financial institutions against consumers) by $63 million. This amendment was offered to a continuing resolution funding the federal government through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 17, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 88. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have increased funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission (which regulates financial markets) by $131 million. This amendment was offered to a continuing resolution funding the federal government through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 17, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2010 Senate
Roll Call 208. HR 4173. (Overhaul of financial regulations) On passing a bill that would overhaul regulation of the financial services industry/On passing the bill Jul 15, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 207. HR 4173. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to preserve a bill that would overhaul regulation of the financial services industry/On the motion Jul 15, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 206. HR 4173. (Overhaul of financial regulations) On bringing debate to a close on a bill that would overhaul federal regulation of the financial services industry/On the cloture motion Jul 15, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 189. HR 4213. (Extending expiring programs) Franken of Minnesota amendment that would create a homeowners advocate office inside the Treasury Department to help consumers with housing problems/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 15, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 162. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) On passing a bill that aims to strengthen consumer protections through overhauling the financial regulatory system/On final passage May 20, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 161. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to allow to go forward a measure that aims to strengthen consumer financial protections/On the motion May 20, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 160. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to bring debate to a close on a measure that would overhaul financial regulatory oversight/On the cloture motion May 20, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 159. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Whitehouse of Rhode Island amendment that would allow individual state laws capping fees and interest rates to apply to consumer credit/On agreeing to the amendment May 19, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 158. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to bring debate to a close on a bill that would overhaul financial regulatory oversight/On the cloture motion May 19, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 156. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to kill an amendment that would prohibit trading what are known as “naked” credit default swaps/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 155. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Carper of Delaware amendment that would allow state attorneys general to enforce state banking laws, but only if there were no federal protections in place/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 154. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Corker of Tennessee amendment that would prohibit state attorneys general from enforcing new and existing banking laws/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 151. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to allow an amendment that would count the debt of government-backed mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of the federal budget/On the motion May 17, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 149. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Durbin of Illinois amendment that would require the creation of new rules for debit card “swipe fees” that more directly relate to the actual cost of those transactions/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 148. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Sessions of Alabama amendment that would prohibit the Federal Reserve from using its emergency authority to fund insolvent entities, thereby forcing those firms to enter bankruptcy proceedings/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 147. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) LeMieux of Florida amendment that would remove any mandates in current law that require financial investments to be issued a credit rating by a certified agency/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 146. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Franken of Minnesota amendment that would require certain kinds of investment vehicles to have initial credit ratings assigned by a newly-created, independent board/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 144. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Chambliss of Georgia amendment that would create more regulation for certain types of financial transactions instead of disallowing them altogether/On agreeing to the amendment May 12, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 142. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Corker of Tennessee amendment that would require federal banking regulators to create minimum standards for underwriting loans, including methods for determining someone’s financial ability to repay the loan/On agreeing to the amendment May 12, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 141. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Merkley of Oregon amendment that would prohibit mortgage brokers and loan originators from receiving payments based on the terms of their loans, and would institute other lending prohibitions/On agreeing to the amendment May 12, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 140. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) McCain of Arizona amendment that would end the federal government’s direct control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within 30 days of the bill becoming law/On agreeing to the amendment May 11, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 139. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Dodd of Connecticut amendment that would require a study on ending direct federal control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac/On agreeing to the amendment May 11, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 136. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Brown of Ohio amendment that would cap bank liabilities and deposits/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 135. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Ensign of Nevada amendment that would restrict government-sponsored enterprises to the same size as those imposed on financial institutions/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 133. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Shelby of Alabama amendment that would replace consumer protection language in a financial overhaul bill with a provision that would grant the FDIC authority over large mortgage originators other than banks/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 127. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to begin debating a bill that seeks to close gaps and loopholes in financial regulations and strengthen oversight of consumer lending, among other items/On the third of three cloture motions Apr 28, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 126. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to begin debating a bill that seeks to close gaps and loopholes in financial regulations and strengthen oversight of consumer lending, among other items/On the second of three cloture motions Apr 27, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 125. Procedural motion to require senators’ attendance on the Senate floor to compel Republican cooperation on a financial reform bill/On the motion Apr 26, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 124. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to begin debating a bill that seeks to close gaps and loopholes in financial regulations and strengthen oversight of consumer lending, among other items/On the first of three cloture motions Apr 26, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 76. (H.R. 4872) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment requiring the Secretary of Education to certify that no state would experience a net job loss as a result of students receiving loans directly from the federal government Mar 24, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2010 House of Representatives
Roll Call 655. (H.R. 5510) Final passage of legislation that would have allowed the Treasury Department to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations that offer legal assistance to homeowners who were facing foreclosure Dec 17, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 413. (H.R. 4173) Passage of major financial regulatory reform legislation intended to prevent the kind of economic crisis that occurred in September 2008 Jun 30, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 412. (H.R.4173):On a motion that would have amended financial regulatory reform legislation to require a sweeping audit of the Federal Reserve Jun 30, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 410. (H.R. 4173) On a resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to financial regulatory reform legislation Jun 30, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 407. (H.R. 4173) On a resolution allowing the House of Represenatatives to bring up financial regulatory reform legislation as well as separate legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers Jun 30, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 406. (H.R. 4173) On bringing to a final vote a resolution allowing the House of Representatives to bring up financial regulatory reform legislation as well as separate legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers Jun 30, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 349. (H.R. 5072) On an amendment to housing legislation that would have capped the number of new mortgage loans provided to borrowers under the federal government’s mortgage insurance program at 10 percent of the total number of private-market home loans given each year. Jun 10, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 343. (H.R. 4173) On a motion instructing a conference committee (which resolves differences between House and Senate versions of bills after they have passed both chambers) resolving differences between a House and Senate version of financial regulatory reform legislation to prohibit the federal government from stabilizing troubled financial institutions under any circumstancesDescription:This was a vote on a Republican motion instructing a conference committee resolving differences between a House and Senate version of financial regulatory reform legislation to prohibit the federal government from stabilizing troubled financial institutions under any circumstances. (When the House and Senate pass two different versions of the same bill, they generally hold a conference to resolve the discrepancies between the two. Each body appoints a representative number of its members to participate in the conference.) This procedure, known as a “motion to instruct conferees,” directs the conferees on a bill take a specific action with regard to the legislation that is the object of the conference. Jun 09, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2009 Senate
Roll Call 191. HR 627. (Credit card regulations) Motion to preserve an amendment that would limit the annual percentage rate applicable to credit cards to 15 percent/On the motion May 13, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 181. S 896. (Housing loans modification) DeMint of South Carolina amendment that would prohibit the Treasury Department from using housing bailout funds to acquire common stock in financial institutions receiving assistance/On agreeing to the amendment May 05, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 176. S 896. (Housing loans modification) Vitter of Louisiana amendment that would allow funds to be recovered as part of the housing loan program, once the recipient meets certain requirements/On agreeing to the amendment May 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 174. S 896. (Housing loans modification) Durbin of Illinois amendment that would allow bankruptcy judges to reduce principal and interest rates on certain mortgages/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 30, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 162. S 386. (Financial fraud) Kyl of Arizona amendment that would cap the amount of money a whistleblower can collect/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 23, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 140. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Sanders of Vermont amendment that would allow for future legislation to establish a national usury law/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 134. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Vitter of Louisiana amendment that would provide for the remaining mortgage buyout money be recovered, except for $100 billion/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 133. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Reed of Rhode Island amendment that would allow for legislation stipulating that the remaining money set aside by the stimulus law for mortgage relief would be used to help save homes and small businesses/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2009 House of Representatives
Roll Call 968. (H.R. 4173) On passage of legislation designed to prevent the kind of major financial crisis that had recently occurred, and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 967. (H.R. 4173) Legislation designed to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on a motion to remove all the regulatory reform provisions and substitute language terminating the program that provided “bail out” funds to major financial institutions and companies Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 966. (H.R. 4173) On the Bachus of Alabama amendment, which was put forward as a Republican substitute for the bill designed to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 964. (H.R. 4173) On the Schakowsky of Illinois amendment that required additional regulatory review of “reverse mortgage” lenders to protect senior citizens from abusive lending practices Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 963. (H.R. 4173) On the of Marshall of Georgia amendment that would have allowed bankruptcy courts to modify home mortgages to prevent foreclosures Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 962. (H.R. 4173) On the of Peters of Michigan amendment that permitted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to charge assessments to large financial institutions to help pay for any shortfall in the “TARP” funding that was used to bail out troubled banks Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 961. (H.R. 4173) On the McCarthy of California amendment that would have removed language intended to enhance the protection of investors by strengthening the liability standards for national credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poors and Moody’s Dec 11, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 959. (H.R. 4173) On the Stupak of Michigan amendment that would have given additional authority to federal regulators to prohibit certain transactions the regulators believed posed a risk to the financial market place Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 958. (H.R. 4173) On the Stupak of Michigan amendment that would have required all financial transactions known as “swaps” to be executed on an exchange registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 957. (H.R. 4173) On the Frank of Massachusetts amendment that would have permitted federal regulators to set the requirements for the amount investors would have to deposit as collateral to cover their credit risk on certain financial instruments Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 956. (H.R. 4173) On the Murphy of New York amendment that would substitute a new definition for the term “major swap participant”, which would place many additional financial companies under more intense regulation Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 955. (H.R. 4173) On the Lynch of Massachusetts amendment designed to prevent a few major financial institutions from controlling the sale and transfer of certain sensitive and risky financial instruments ; the amendment was offered to the legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 954. (H.R. 4173) On the Sessions of Texas amendment to eliminate a private right of legal action against credit rating agencies; the amendment was offered to the legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 953. (H.R. 4173) On the Frank of Massachusetts amendment that provided several billion dollars to stem the ongoing wave of mortgage foreclosures, gave consumers the same access to their credit scores as lenders, and made other changes designed to curtail abuses in the financial system Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 952. (H.Res. 964) Legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 951. (H.Res. 962) Legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on a motion to waive a procedural rule in order for the House to be able to consider the legislation Dec 10, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 945. (H.Res. 956) Legislation designed to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Dec 09, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 851. (H.R. 3639): On passage of a bill to move up the effective date for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders Nov 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 850. (H.R. 3639): A bill to move up the effective date for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders - - on the motion to add language that would have required that the new protections be effective on February 22, 2010 unless the Federal Reserve System certified that credit card companies could implement them by December 1, 2009, the effective date of the bill Nov 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 849. (H.R. 3639): On the Sutton of Ohio amendment to impose a nine month moratorium on increases in annual percentage rates, fees and finance charges on credit cards, and on changes in the terms of balance repayments Nov 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 847. (H.R. 3639): On the Maffei of New York amendment to make certain new legislatively-mandated consumer protections for credit card holders effective immediately upon enactment, instead of waiting until later in the year Nov 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 842. (H.Res. 884): A bill to move forward the effective dates for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Nov 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 841. (H.Res. 884): A bill to move up the effective date for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders - - on a motion to move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Nov 04, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 719. (H.R.3221) On final passage of legislation providing that all new federal student loans be originated directly by the federal government rather than by private lenders issuing federally-guaranteed loans; the bill also authorized a new multi-billion-dollar federal construction program for K-12 schools, and for community colleges, and expanded federal student assistance grants and aid to historically black colleges. Sep 17, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 717. (H.R. 3221) On the Guthrie of Kentucky amendment that would have extended an existing government-guaranteed student loan program operated by financial institutions, rather than changing to one in which the government directly issues student loans; the amendment would also have removed a number of new educational spending programs from the bill, including one that greatly expanded federal funding for community colleges Sep 17, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 703. (H. Res. 746) Legislation ending government-guaranteed education loans by third parties, and increasing the level of direct government education lending to students - - on agreeing to the resolution setting the terms for considering the bill Sep 16, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 686. (H.R. 3269) On passage of a bill that gave federal regulatory agencies authority over the level of executive pay and bonuses, and also increased the level of shareholder input on the way the pay and bonuses are determined Jul 31, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 685. (H.R. 3269) Legislation that gave federal banking regulatory agencies authority over the level of executive pay and bonuses, and increased shareholder input into the way in which executive pay and bonuses were determined - - on a motion to send the bill back to committee and have language added requiring the disclosure of information about any persons or organizations spending funds to influence the outcome of a shareholder vote on the level of executive pay and bonuses Jul 31, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 684. (H.R. 3269) On the Garrett of New Jersey amendment, which would have modified or removed many provisions of pending legislation that imposed new restrictions on the manner in which the amount of pay and bonuses paid to executives was determined Jul 31, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 683. (H.R. 3269) On the Frank of Massachusetts amendment permitting the government to require executives at banks that had received federal “bail outs” in order to remain in business to give back a portion of their annual bonuses Jul 31, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 273. (H, Res. 456) Legislation designed to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of consumer credit - - on agreeing to the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill May 20, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 242. (H.R. 1729) On passage of legislation was designed to help ensure that lenders only make loans that borrowers will be able to repay May 07, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 241. On the McHenry of North Carolina amendment to exempt “high-cost mortgage loans” from the coverage of the bill designed to help ensure that lenders only make loans that borrowers will be able to repay May 07, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 240. (H.R. 1728) On the Price of Georgia amendment that would have required the Federal Reserve Board to certify that legislation, designed to help ensure that lenders only make loans borrowers will be able to repay, will not reduce the availability or increase the price of credit for qualified mortgages. May 07, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 239. (H.R. 1728)On the Hensarling of Texas amendment that would have deleted the provisions in the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act that make those who either purchase mortgages after they are originated, or package them into securities, liable for deceptive practices engaged in during the original marketing of the mortgage loan May 07, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 237. (H.Res. 406) A bill to help ensure that lenders only make loans that borrowers will be able to repay - - on a resolution setting the terms for continued consideration of the bill May 07, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 227. (H.R. 627) A bill to give credit card holders additional rights and to limit the conditions under which credit card issuers could raise interest rates - - on a motion to send the bill back to committee and add language requiring the Federal Reserve Board to study whether the legislation would have an adverse impact on small business Apr 30, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 226. H.R. 627, On the Maloney of New York amendment, which required credit cardholders to agree explicitly before they receive over-the-limit protection and be charged a fee for that protection. Apr 30, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 225. (H.R. 627), On the Slaughter of New York amendment, which limited the amount of credit that card issuers could extend to college students. Apr 30, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 224. (H.R. 627) Legislation giving credit card holders additional rights and protections, and limiting the conditions under which credit card issuers could raise interest rates - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating a bill Apr 30, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 182. (H.R.1664) On passage of the Pay for Performance Act that limited the types executive compensation that could be paid by companies that received federal government financial assistance. Apr 01, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 181. (H.R.1664) On the Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania amendment expanding the types of executive compensation that were prohibited from being paid by companies receiving federal government financial assistance Apr 01, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 180. (H.R.1664) On the Bean of Illinois amendment that would exempt certain companies that had accepted federal financial assistance from the restrictions that had been imposed on executive compensation paid by such companies Apr 01, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 178. (H.R.1575) Legislation giving the Attorney General the authority to investigate and challenge certain bonuses paid to entities receiving federal “bail out” funds - - on suspending the usual House rules and passing the legislation Apr 01, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 177. (H. Res. 306) The bill prohibiting excessive compensation by financial institutions assisted by the federal government - - on the resolution providing the terms for debating that bill Apr 01, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 104. (H.R.1106) On passage of a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 103. (H.R. 1106) On a motion to send back to committee a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 101. (H.R. 1106) On the Price of Georgia amendment, which would have allowed lenders on mortgages that were reduced in a bankruptcy to be repaid the reduced amount when the house was sold. Mar 05, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 100. (H.R. 1106) On the Lofgren of California amendment to expand the ability of bankruptcy judges to adjust home mortgages, which was offered to a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 26. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) On passing a bill to set certain conditions on the use of $350 billion allocated to buy certain mortgage assets/On passing the bill Jan 21, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 21. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Bachmann of Minnesota amendment that would eliminate proposed changes to and additional funding for a homeowners program/On agreeing to the amendment Jan 15, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 20. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Hensarling of Texas amendment that would remove the authority for the Treasury Department to attend meetings of the board of directors of institutions receiving bailout money /On agreeing to the amendment Jan 15, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 19. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Frank of Massachusetts amendment that would require some bailout money to be committed for foreclosure mitigation/On agreeing to the amendment Jan 15, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 17. H Res 53. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Providing for consideration of a bill that would set new conditions on the use of money to purchase mortgage assets (HR 384)/On passing the bill Jan 14, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2007 Senate
Roll Call 273. S 1642. (Higher education reauthorization) Amendment by Brown of Ohio that would require the Secretary of Education to create a supplemental higher education loan program/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 23, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 256. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Amendment by Nelson of Nebraska that would reduce the bill's proposed subsidy cuts to for-profit lenders/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 19, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 255. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Amendment by Kennedy of Massachusetts that would increase funding for the new Promise grant program for the poorest college students/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 19, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 253. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Motion to begin debating a bill to redirect subsidies given to student loan lenders into financial aid for students/On the motion Jul 18, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2007 House of Representatives
Roll Call 382. Federal housing finance overhaul (H.R. 1427)/Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) amendment to require that the amount allocated to the affordable housing fund not exceed the amount allocated in the preceding year if in that year the federal government had a budget deficit and borrowed against the Social Security trust fund May 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 380. Federal housing finance overhaul (H.R. 1427)/ Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) amendment to require a study on the effects the contributions to the affordable housing fund would have on the cost of mortgages to homebuyers and suspend the program if the program served to increase the costs of mortgages May 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 379. Federal housing finance overhaul (H.R. 1427)/ Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) amendment to suspend contributions to the affordable housing fund if the payments contribute to an increase in mortgage costs May 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 31. College Student Relief Act (H.R. 5)/Motion to recommit with instructions to apply the subsidized interest rate reductions only to graduates earning less than $65,000 annually and to active-duty military personnel Jan 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 30. Outlining rules for debate (H. Res. 65) on the College Student Relief Act (H.R. 5)/On adoption of the resolution Jan 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 29. Outlining rules for debate (H. Res. 65) on the College Student Relief Act (H.R. 5)/Ordering the previous question (end debate and possibility of amendment) Jan 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2005 Senate
Roll Call 44. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Final Passage of Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws. Mar 10, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 39. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Limit Conflict-of-Interest Problems in Bankruptcy Restructuring in Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws Mar 10, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 38. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules to Limit Collections by Credit Card Companies if Those Companies Do Not Have a Policy of Waiving Interest and Fees for Debtors Who Work Out a Debt Repayment Plan with a Credit Counseling Agency. Mar 10, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 37. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Exclude from Key Provision of S. 256, a Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules, Income Earned by a Debtor Within the Six-Month Period Leading Up to the Filing for Bankruptcy If the Debtor Was Laid Off or Could No Longer Engage in That Activity Due to a Medical Disability. Mar 10, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 36. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Dilemmas were Caused by Failure to Receive Alimony, Child Support or Both. Mar 10, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 34. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Make Several Changes to Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules Designed to Ease the Burden of Bankruptcy Filings on Children and Families. Mar 09, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 33. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules to Require Bankruptcy Judges to Take Circumstances into Account When a Credit Card Company Has Issued Too Many Credit Cards to an Individual Who is Under 21 and Who is Employed Below the Poverty Level. Mar 09, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 31. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Clarify "Means Test" for Persons Filing for Bankruptcy in Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 09, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 30. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Remove Provisions Concerning Small Businesses from Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 08, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 29. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 08, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 28. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Abortion Rights/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit the Discharge in Bankruptcy of Debts Incurred as a Result of Violent Protests Mar 08, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 22. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit Predatory Lenders from Collecting from Persons Declaring Bankruptcy Mar 03, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 21. S. 256. Bankruptcy/ Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Distress was Caused by Identity Theft. Mar 03, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 18. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote Defeating Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Economic Distress was Caused by their Role as Caregivers to Ill or Disabled Family Members. Mar 02, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 17. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Protect the Homes of Persons Filing for Bankruptcy Due to High Medical Bills Mar 02, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 16. S. 256. Bankruptcy/ Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Dilemmas were Caused by Serious Medical Conditions Mar 02, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 15. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Require Greater Disclosure by Credit Card Companies to Consumers on the Consequences of Making Only Minimum Payments Mar 02, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 13. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Exempt Active Duty and Reservist Military Personnel and Veterans from Key Provision of Bankruptcy Bill Mar 01, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 12. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Clarify Means Test For Active Duty and Reservist Military Personnel and Veterans Mar 01, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2005 House of Representatives
Roll Call 108. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Passage of a Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws. Apr 14, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 105. H. Res. 211. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote on the Governing Rule for S. 256, a Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws. Apr 14, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 104. H. Res. 211. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote to Proceed to Consideration of the Rule Governing S. 256, a Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws Apr 14, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 103. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote on Motion to Adjourn Apr 14, 2005.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2004 House of Representatives
Roll Call 67. H.R. 1375. Financial Services Regulation/Vote on a Non-Binding Resolution Which Would Express the Sense of the Congress that Bank Merger Applications Should Assess the Impact of the Merger on the Communities Involved. Mar 18, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 66. H.R. 1375. Financial Services Regulation/Vote to Prevent Commercial Banks From Charging Their Customers for Depositing Bad Checks Even if the Customer Did Not Know that the Check Would Bounce. Mar 18, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 11. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Restore Conflict-of-Interest Provisions Which Would Prohibit Cozy Relationships Between Investment Banks and their Bankrupt Clients. Jan 28, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 10. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote on Final Passage of Bankruptcy Reform Legislation Which Would Limit the Availability of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protections to Consumers. Jan 28, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 9. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote to Recommit to Committee Bankruptcy Reform Legislation with Instructions to Strengthen Bankruptcy Protections for Active and Former U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families. Jan 28, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 8. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote to Make Permanent Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Protections for the Nation's Family Farmers. Jan 28, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2003 House of Representatives
Roll Call 667. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Prevent Credit Card Companies from Raising Interest Rates on Cardholders Who Pay Their Bills on Time. Nov 21, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 498. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Preempt State Laws Governing Consumer Access to Credit Reports. Sep 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 497. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Expand Consumer Access to Free Credit Reports. Sep 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 496. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Include Sunset Language in the Underlying Bill. Sep 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 495. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Prevent Credit Card Companies from Raising Interest Rates on Cardholders Who Pay Their Bills on Time. Sep 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 255. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Passage of a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement. Jun 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 254. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote to Close a Loophole Contained in Bill Which Would Prevent Enforcement of Regulations on Internet Gambling. Jun 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 253. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement. Jun 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 252. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement. Jun 10, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 74. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Passage of a Bill to Change Bankruptcy Laws to Reduce Protections for Individual in Debt. Mar 19, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 73. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Change Bankruptcy Laws to Reduce Protections for Individual in Debt. Mar 19, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 72. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote on a Democratic Substitute Measure Which Would Maintain Bankruptcy Protections for Individuals in Debt. Mar 19, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 71. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote to Require Bankrupt Corporations to File for Bankruptcy Protection in the District Court with Jurisdiction Over the Corporation's Principle Place of Business. Mar 19, 2003.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2002 House of Representatives
Roll Call 484. H.R. 333. Bankruptcy Overhaul/Vote to Pass Bankruptcy Reform Measure Without Compromise Language on Abortion- Related Provision. Nov 14, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 478. H.R. 333. Bankruptcy Overhaul/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Increase the Difficulty of Filing for Bankruptcy. Nov 14, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive

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