Monday, December 31, 2007

Frank Wolf's Worst Votes of 2007 (Part 4)

Here's part 4 of a four-part series on Frank Wolf's worst votes of 2007. This entry covers the fourth quarter (October-December) of the year.

Bad Vote #1: On October 3, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 702, "Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2740, to Require Accountability for Contractors and Contract Personnel Under Federal Contracts." Yes, accountability for federal contracts is definitely a bad idea. In Frank Wolf's world, that is.

Bad Vote #2: Also on October 3, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 976, the "Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act." Priorities, priorities.

Bad Vote #4: On October 4, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 703, "Providing for the Consideration of H.R. 3648, Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act." Later that day, Wolf voted for H.R. 3648, meaning that he voted against mortgage debt relief before he voted for it.

Bad Vote #5: On October 16, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 741, "expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the withholding of information relating to corruption in Iraq." Why does Wolf like Halliburton and Blackwater so much?

Bad Vote #6: On October 17, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 746, "Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3773, Responsible Electronic Surveillance That is Overseen, Reviewed, and Effective Act of 2007 or 'Restore Act of 2007'." Hey, why would anyone want responsible electronic surveillance, anyway? Ha.

Bad Vote #7: On October 23, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 763, "to Designate Additional National Forest System Lands in the State of Virginia As Wilderness or a Wilderness Study Area, to Designate the Kimberling Creek Potential Wilderness Area for Eventual Incorporation in the Kimberling Creek Wilderness." Another day, another anti-environment vote for Frank Wolf.

Bad Vote #8: On October 25, Frank Wolf voted several more times against extending SCHIP. What does Frank Wolf have against children and families?

Bad Vote #9: On October 31, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 781, "Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3920, Trade and Globalization Assistance Act of 2007." Sure, just let "free trade" and globalization proceed on their merry ways, even if it means a "race to the bottom" for American workers.

Bad Vote #10: On November 7, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 3685, the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act (Enda)." He also voted against H.R. 793, "Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3685, to Prohibit Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation." Does Frank Wolf approve of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation? If not, why is he voting against bills like these?

Bad Vote #11: On November 15, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 825, "Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3915, Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act." The mortgage crisis is threatening to seriously harm the U.S. economy -- in fact, it already is doing so -- and Frank Wolf does what about it exactly? (sound of crickets chirping)

Bad Vote #12: On December 6, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 846, "Providing for the Consideration of the Senate Amendments to the Bill (H.R. 6), Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act." Again, what does Frank Wolf have against the environment and energy security?

Bad Vote #13: On December 12, Frank Wolf voted against H.R. 4351, the "Amt Relief Act." Why does Frank Wolf not want to "provide individuals temporary relief from the alternative minimum tax?"

I doubt that 10th district residents agree with most of these votes by Frank Wolf. They're certainly not helping people in the district. So why re-elect Frank Wolf for yet ANOTHER term in Congress? Isn't it time for a change in the 10th CD? That's why Judy Feder's running, so that 10th CD residents can have someone in Congress who votes for THEM, not for their political party and the special interests. In 2008, it's time to elect Judy Feder to Congress. Go Judy!

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