Friday, December 28, 2007

Frank Wolf's Worst Votes of 2007 (Part 3)

Here's part 3 of a four-part series on Frank Wolf's worst votes of 2007. This entry covers the third quarter (July-September) of the year.

Bad Vote #1: On July 12, Frank Wolf voted for the umpteenth time against a measure to begin reducing U.S. combat forces in Iraq. Essentially, Wolf acted as a rubber stamp for George W. Bush on the Iraq war during 2007.

Bad Vote #2: On July 17, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 980, the "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act." The bill, which would "provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by States or their political subdivisions," passed 314-97, with majority support from Republicans (including Wolf's fellow "moderate" Tom Davis) and near-unanimous support from Democrats.

Bad Vote #3: On August 1, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 3162, the "Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007." What more can you say?

Bad Vote #4: On August 3, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 3356, "Improving Foreign Intelligence Surveillance to Defend the Nation and the Constitution Act of 2007." The bill would have amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain electronic surveillance.

Bad Vote #5: On August 4, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 615, "to Provide Tax Incentives for the Production of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation." Why does Frank Wolf hate the environment and U.S. energy security?

Bad Vote #6: On September 6, Frank Wolf voted against H.R.; 633, "to Reauthorize the Programs for Housing Assistance for Native Americans." What does Frank Wolf have against Native Americans, anyway?

Bad Vote #7: On September 18, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 650, "Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007." What does Frank Wolf against expanding homeownership?

Bad Vote #8: On September 26, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 678, "to Direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to Issue a Standard Regulating Worker Exposure to Diacetyl." What does Frank Wolf have against workers' safety?

This is just a select sample of Frank Wolf's worst votes in the third quarter of 2007. There are plenty more where these came from; see here for all of them.

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