Monday, April 19, 2010

If this is what you can come up with

From a press release from the Alexi Giannoulias' campaign

On January 13, 2010, Kirk blew off four votes to attend a Wall Street fundraiser, raising more than $150,000 from Wall Street contributors. [FEC; HJRes 64, Vote 2, 1/13/10; HJRes 1002, Vote 3, 1/13/10; HRes 860, Vote 4, 1/13/10; HR 3892, Vote 5, 1/13/10]

Lets look at those votes shall we.. Via the Thomas website

Well HJres 64 -- This was to override a presidential veto. So they are complaining that he wasn't around to try and override a veto by President Obama. (The override failed btw)

A search of HJRes 1002 -- A search of HJRes 1002 and just 1002 turns up nothing. However there is a HRes 1002 Thomas website. "Honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and encouraging the continued commitment to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a national day of service". So I am guessing that is what they are talking about (it was the next vote that day) I find that passed 379-0, btw it appears Louis Gutierrez missed that vote as well. (Look at the link)

H.RES.860 -- Supporting the initiatives of Chicago Wilderness and the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights. It passed 369-1, a major piece of legislation that was missed there. (The only person voting against it was Ron Paul)

Finally HR 3892 -- To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 West Highway 64 Bypass in Roper, North Carolina, as the "E.V. Wilkins Post Office" That passed 356-1 again with Ron Paul voting no.

Please note that all of these votes took place within about 40 minutes starting a 3:35 PM and ending at 4:15 PM.

The horror of Congressman Kirk missing a vote on naming a post office.

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