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Wednesday
Oct082014

Vote in 2014! It could impact your job, pay, benefits, and retirement!

Monday
Oct062014

Congress continues to attack federal employees

NTEU compiles a voting record detailing how each member of the House and Senate votes on issues affecting federal employees.  NTEU only considers how members of Congress voted on issues directly affecting federal workers when compiling these records.  This information is available at:

http://www.nteu.org/UnionOffice/LegislativeIssues/votingrecord/default.aspx

As federal employees how congress votes effects all aspects of your job, benefits, and retirement! Hold your representatives accountable.

Monday
Sep222014

New TSP Bill

Wednesday
Aug132014

How your congress is voting

Recent Senate Votes

McDonald Nomination - Confirmation - Vote Confirmed (97-0, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to confirm President Barack Obama's nomination of Robert Alan McDonald of Ohio to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Orrin Hatch voted YES
Sen. Mike Lee voted YES


Veterans Benefits - Conference Report - Vote Agreed to (91-3, 6 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to adopt the conference report on a bill that would provide for $10 billion in emergency spending for care at non-Veterans Affairs facilities and allow veterans to obtain health care at such facilities if they live more than 40 miles from a VA clinic or can't get an appointment at a VA clinic within 30 days. It would provide for $5 billion in spending for expedited authority to hire more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals and would authorize leases for the opening of 27 new VA health facilities. The bill is cleared for the president’s signature.

Sen. Orrin Hatch voted YES
Sen. Mike Lee voted YES


Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization - Motion to Recede - Vote Agreed to (81-13, 6 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to agree to a motion to recede from the Senate amendment and thus clear for the president’s signature a bill that would reauthorize the federal-aid highway and transit programs for eight months, through May 31, 2015, and transfer $10.8 billion in other federal funds to the Highway Trust Fund to cover projected trust fund shortfalls.

Sen. Orrin Hatch voted YES
Sen. Mike Lee voted NO


Recent House Votes

Veterans Benefits - Conference Report - Vote Passed (420-5, 7 Not Voting)

The House voted to suspend the rules and adopt the conference report on a bill that would authorize $10 billion in emergency spending for care at non-Veterans Affairs facilities and allow veterans to obtain health care at such facilities if they live more than 40 miles from a VA clinic or can't get an appointment at a VA clinic within 30 days. It would provide $5 billion for expedited authority to hire more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals and would authorize leases for the opening of 27 new VA health facilities.

Rep. Rob Bishop voted YES

Rep. Chris Stewart voted YES

Rep. Jason Chaffetz voted YES


Litigation Against President - Adoption - Vote Passed (225-201, 6 Not Voting)

The House voted to adopt a resolution that would authorize the speaker of the House to file a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of the House against the president and other administration officials for failing "to act in a manner consistent with that official's duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States" to implement provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul or related laws.

Rep. Rob Bishop voted YES

Rep. Chris Stewart voted YES

Rep. Jason Chaffetz voted YES


Supplemental Border Appropriations - Passage - Vote Passed (223-189, 20 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a bill that would provide $694 million for federal agencies involved in border control and the housing and care of unaccompanied migrant children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border for the rest of fiscal 2014, including $405 million for Homeland Security Department border security and law enforcement activities.

Rep. Rob Bishop voted YES

Rep. Chris Stewart voted YES

Rep. Jason Chaffetz voted YES

Wednesday
Dec112013

TOWN HALL MEETING December 13

Senator Mike Lee will be hosting a Town Hall meeting Thursday, December 12, 10am-12-pm at the Willard City Hall building behind the elementary school on main street. We encourage EVERYONE to go find out what's going on with the budget and any other information you'd like to know from Senoter Lee. The address is S 100 W Willard, UT 84340

Monday
Oct072013

DO NOT USE GOVERNMENT COMPUTER

Tuesday
Apr022013

Utah House of Reps Voting for the Sequester

The House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res.25, a budget for FY 2014, introduced by the Chair of the House Budget Committee, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI).  The Ryan budget proposes to save $4.6 trillion over ten years.  At least $181 billion of that amount is targeted to come from federal employees.  Representative Ryan recommended that federal employees contribute a greater amount to their retirement and that federal employee pay levels, pay increases, and fringe benefits must be trimmed.

In addition, he seeks to reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition by 2015.  This will save an additional $49 billion over ten years.  The Ryan budget continues the sequester for the entire ten-year budget cycle.

 

Below is a link to show how YOUR representative voted on this budget, it will show who voted FOR (the  yeas) and who voted AGAINST (the nays) by last name. Reminder, Rob BISHOP 1st District, Chris STEWART 2nd District, Jason CHAFFETZ 3rd District, and Jim MATHESON 4th District:

Voting record for the Sequester

 

Tuesday
Feb262013

Utah Senate and House of Reps Voting Records as of February 19, 2013

The following is the voting records for the Senators and the House of Representatives of Utah as of February 19, 2013:

The Senate votes:

  • Senator Orrin Hatch
    • Gender-based Violence Prevention – Final Passage- VOTED NO
  • Senator Mike Lee
    • Gender-based Violence Prevention – Final Passage- VOTED NO 

The House votes: 

 

For more information on the bills and Senators or House of Reps. in your area please go to capwiz.com

Tuesday
Feb262013

Lunch and Learn Scowcroft Building March 1, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

We will be learning how to contact our government, through nteu.org, sending letters, and our phones.  We will also have letters for employees to sign regarding the opposition to the sequestration and another letter in opposition to the bill requiring the termination of employees with back tax bills. We will be providing Pizza for the attendees.

Wednesday
Feb202013

Lunch and Learn Scowcroft Building February 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We will be learning how to contact our government, through nteu.org, sending letters, and our phones.  We will also have letters for employees to sign regarding the opposition to the sequestration and another letter in opposition to the bill requiring the termination of employees with back tax bills. We will be providing Pizza for the attendees.

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