This electronic AFL-CIO Voting Record will let you know where your lawmakers stand on such working family issues as strengthening Social Security and Medicare, freedom to join a union, workplace safety and more.
The bill would provide continuing appropriations for all government agencies, except the Defense Department, through the remainder of fiscal year 2011. It would cut more than $61 billion including: cuts to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) that will eliminate job safety enforcement and investigations; cuts to job training and Employment Services; cuts to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which would undermine workers’ ability to have a voice on the job; and cuts to Head Start which will result in 218,000 fewer kids in the program. Overall, H.R. 1 would destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also would bar the use of funds made available in the bill for a variety of executive branch regulatory activities and implementation of several provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The bill was defeated March 9, 2011 by a vote of 44-56 (R: 44-3; D: 0-51; I: 0-2). Roll Call vote 36. Y=W, N=R.