Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pete Sessions votes against chemical facility security, credit card accountability

Aside from the health care debate, Democrats and Republicans were fairly agreeable on a number of things last week, like credit card reform and the need for chemical facility security.

On Wednesday, November 4, the House once again showed overwhelming bipartisanship in passing H.R. 3639, the Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act of 2009, "To amend the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 to establish an earlier effective date for various consumer protections, and for other purposes." The vote tally was 331 yeas and 92 noes, with 11 not voting. Pete Sessions voted no. See Roll no. 851.

On Friday, November 6, the House passed H.R. 2868, again with a show of bipartisan support for the Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009. The bill is designed "To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance security and protect against acts of terrorism against chemical facilities, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to enhance the security of public water systems, and to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to enhance the security of wastewater treatment works, and for other purposes." The bill passed 230-193, with 11 not voting. Pete Sessions voted no (See roll no. 875).

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