Acording to Project Vote Smart, Obama has a staggeringly bad record of even showing up to vote for important budget and tax bills. Over 70% of the time, Obama failed to vote at all. Among these votes were bills on the following issues important to our country:
|09/17/2008||Defense Authorizations Bill|
- Provides a 3.9 percent basic pay increase for members of the armed forces (Sec. 601).
- Authorizes $153.55 billion for operations and maintenance
- Authorizes $124.5 billion for military personnel and contributions to the Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Fund
|07/31/2008||Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions|
Vote to pass a bill that makes changes to regulations regarding student costs for attending colleges, relationships between colleges and lenders, and student aid.
|07/31/2008||Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill|
Vote to adopt a conference report that increases funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission and creates new consumer product safety standards.
|07/26/2008||Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding|
|07/26/2008||Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions|