Sunday, June 6, 2010


This is Lynn Jenkins, she does not represent us.

H.R. 626, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009, FEPLA, amends the Congressional Accountability Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide four weeks of paid parental leave to federal and congressional employees for the birth, adoption, or placement of a child, out of the twelve weeks of unpaid leave that are currently available to employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Basic fairness tells us that these families deserve the same benefits the rest of the nation enjoys. On roll call 310 the House passed this bill by a vote of 258 to 154. Lynn Jenkins voted against families with her no vote.

H.R. 2410 funds the State Department

H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, is a massive appropriations bill for the State Department covering appropriations for worldwide security protection, public diplomacy, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Capital Investment Fund, embassy security, construction, and maintenance, educational and cultural exchange programs, the Tibetan scholarship program, the Ngawang Choepel exchange programs (formerly known as programs of educational and cultural exchange between the United States and the people of Tibet, the Civilian Stabilization Initiative, representation allowances, protection of foreign missions and officials and related state and local government reimbursements, emergencies in the diplomatic and consular services, repatriation loans, the American Institute in Taiwan, the Office of the Inspector General, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. We cannot afford to nickel and dime our relations with other countries. This bill passed the House on roll call 328 by a vote of 235 to 187. Lynn Jenkins voted no.

Map of Pakistan

Pakistan is a key and critical player in America's effort to eradicate threats to our national security posed by Islamic terrorists. H.R. 1886, the Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2009 (the Peace Act) passed the House on roll call 333. Subsequently the bill was appended to H.R. 2410 as a new matter. Lynn Jenkins voted against making America safer when she voted no on H.R. 1886 and H.R. 2410.

America Needs Jobs Not Unemployment Lines

Lynn Jenkins continued pursuing her obstructionist politics when she voted no to the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, H.R. 2487. Another short title of the bill called it the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010. It became Public Law 111- 117. Apparently Lynn Jenkins didn't notice that a lot of people are out of work because a Republican President and a Republican Congress wrecked the economy with their whacky deregulation of Wall Street. If you work for a living, or would like to, Lynn Jenkins voted against you on roll call 408.

Lynn Jenkins must think the Legislative Branch of the government, you know that place from whence her paycheck comes, runs on fairy dust. I say that because she voted against making appropriations to the Legislative Branch on roll call 413. If you like obstructionism and stagnation then Lynn Jenkins is your gal!

Who would have thought that a conservative Republican Representative to the House would vote against funds for the Department of Homeland Security? Lynn Jenkins actually voted against Homeland Security twice. First she and the Party of No tried to block the bill, H.R. 2892 from being considered. That was roll call 430 where the measure advanced on a vote of 239 to 184. She voted against passage on roll call vote 450 where the majority grew to 389 to 37. Then Lynn Jenkins does the big flip flop and votes for the Conference Report on roll call 784, "No, no, okay" does not reflect the kind of resolve America needs when it comes to the Department of Homeland Security.

Lynn Jenkis voted against funds for the Department of the Interior

Continuing her crusade to obstruct, Lynn Jenkins voted against appropriations for the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies in H.R. 2996. She voted no on roll call 475 and again on roll call 826. This appropriations measure became Public Law 111-88. SPILL, BABY, SPILL!

Blaming cap and trade was Lynn Jenkins' excuse for voting against H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. There is always going to be excuses made by those who serve Big Business as opposed to We the People. The transition from coal and oil isn't going to be easier than breaking any other addiction. We need leadership, we got an excuse. The bill is stalled in the Senate where it was placed on the Legislative Calendar, under General Orders.

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