My Culture: My Style… The Political Battle on the Potomac
|February 11, 2008
In this MegaVote for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes –
Senate: Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008
House: College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007
House: Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008
Upcoming Congressional Bills –
Senate: FISA Amendments Act of 2007
House: Public Housing Asset Management Improvement Act of 2007
House: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (81-16, 3 Not Voting)
The bipartisan economic stimulus package passed the Senate last week, with the chamber opting to amend this House bill rather than pass its own.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Benjamin Cardin voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
|Recent House Votes|
|College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 – Vote Passed (354-58, 17 Not Voting)
The House passed this bill to address rising tuition costs and remove obstacles that make it more difficult for students to attend college.
Rep. Albert Wynn voted Not Voting……send e-mail or see bio
Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 – Vote Passed (380-34, 16 Not Voting)
The House agreed to the Senate amendment of the economic stimulus package, expanding the eligibility of rebate checks to over 130 million people.
Rep. Albert Wynn voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
|FISA Amendments Act of 2007 – S.2248
The Senate will continue work on this intelligence surveillance bill.
Public Housing Asset Management Improvement Act of 2007 – H.R.3521
The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to improve the Department of Housing and Urban Development���s operating fund for public housing.
Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 – H.R.____
The House may also vote on a bill that would extend and increase renewable energy and efficiency tax incentives.
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Obama looks for momentum in Va., Md., DC. By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes ago
Presidential Campaign Rallies Begin In Md.
Clinton faces battle in Maryland primary
The wind gust came to me by surprise and I did not hear anything on the news about it be up to 60 mph for the wind, and I so I did not call the weather (301) 936-1212. The area schools below the Mason-Dixon line are closing probably because of weather. I did not get a chance to go to any of the rallys’ because of the severe cold weather from Sunday, February 10th, 2008 through Monday, February 11th, 2008.
Clinton campaign shifts into lower gear Baltimore Sun – Feb 12 4:35 AM Candidate adopts more subdued campaign approach A day after she appeared at a rally with thousands of supporters, Sen. Hillary Clinton adopted a more subdued campaign approach yesterday, reaching out to workers at a White Marsh auto plant to talk about ways to boost the nation’s economy.
Political Notes: Cardin, Mikulski earn A’s from the NAACP The Capital – Feb 07 10:56 AM EDITOR’S NOTE: Political Notes is a periodic compilation of political news items. The NAACP’s legislative report card awarded an “A” to U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski for their voting records on civil rights last year.
Presidential Campaign Rallies Begin In Md. WBAL-TV Baltimore – Feb 08 12:15 PM Sen. Hillary Clinton’s mother rallies with Gov. Martin O’Malley and Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Annapolis, while an actor stumps for Sen. Barack Obama amongst the college crowd.
Campaign shifts into lower gear Baltimore Sun – Feb 12 12:39 AM A day after she appeared at a rally with thousands of supporters, Sen. Hillary Clinton adopted a more subdued campaign approach yesterday, reaching out to workers at a White Marsh auto plant to talk about ways to boost the nation’s economy.
Clinton takes message to autoworkers Baltimore Examiner – Feb 12 12:18 AM New York Sen. Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to GM’s Allison Transmission plant in White Marsh on Monday, emphasizing her appeal to working-class voters through her backing of universal health care, fairer trade agreements and environmentally sound green-collar jobs.
Clinton faces battle in Maryland primary The Washington Examiner – Feb 07 8:12 PM Even with marquee endorsements from Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, political analysts say Hillary Clinton will need a great ground game and lots of grunt work to take a majority of Maryland’s delegates.
Clinton visits GM plant in White Marsh Baltimore Sun – Feb 11 10:43 AM Campaign already looking ahead to contests in Ohio, Texas Framing the election in the context of a failing economy, Sen. Hillary Clinton toured a White Marsh auto parts plant Monday and told workers that the economy could be buoyed by an influx of clean energy and biotechnology jobs.
Maryland’s Bid for Influence in Primaries Pays Off CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News – Feb 11 9:59 PM Maryland officials took a political gamble when they decided to align with Virginia and the District of Columbia in scheduling the Feb. 12 event alternatively known as the “Chesapeake Primary” or the “Potomac Primary.” That placed the Maryland primary on the far side of the massive 24-state voting event on Feb. 5 — the “Super Tuesday” for the 2008 presidential nominating campaign.
Obama favored in Potomac primaries Los Angeles Times – Feb 12 12:16 AM
Md. views the final act before the voting Baltimore Sun – Feb 12 4:43 AM One candidate lauded those serving in Iraq because they “did everything they were asked to do.”