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2010 Key Vote Summary: California

Senate Votes

 

Bill Number

H.R. 4872
H.R. 4173

AARP Position

Yes
Yes

Sen. Boxer

Yes
Yes

Sen. Feinstein

Yes Yes
<h3><span>H.R. 4173 - Finanical Reform</span></h3>

Restoring American Financial Security Act of 2010

This bill, which was sponsored by Senator Chris Dodd, will put in place new financial rules that will protect consumers from hidden fees, abusive terms, and deceptive practices; and ensure consumers have clear, accurate information they need to shop for mortgages, loans, and other financial products.  This bill will hold stockbrokers and insurance agents, who give investment advice, accountable for acting in the best interest of thier customers and require them to disclose conflicts of interest that may bias that advice.  Also, this bill will establish a watchdog that can crack down on fraud and abuse; and give regulators new tools to combat investment scams targeted at seniors and stregthen laws that hold scam artists accountable.  AARP recommended a "yes" vote on H.R. 4173.

<h3><span>H.R. 4872 – Doughnut Hole Closure</span></h3>

Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010

The bill, which was sponsored by Representative John Spratt, will make improvements to the underlying health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590), originally passed by the Senate.  The bill will improve the Medicare drug benefit by closing the coverage gap or “doughnut hole” that forces millions of seniors to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets for their prescriptions.  The bill will also further strengthen Medicare for today’s seniors and future generations by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse and make health care more affordable for Americans age 50+ and their families. AARP recommended a “yes” vote on HR 4872.

 

House Votes

 

Bill Number

 H.R. 4872
H.R. 4173

AARP Position

Yes
Yes

Rep. Baca

Yes
Yes

Rep. Becerra

Yes Yes

Rep. Berman

Yes
Yes

Rep. Bilbray

No
No
Rep. Calvert No No
Rep. Campbell No No
Rep. Capps Yes Yes
Rep. Cardoza Yes Yes
Rep. Chu Yes Yes
Rep. Costa Yes Yes
Rep. S. Davis Yes Yes
Rep. Dreier No No
Rep. Eshoo Yes Yes
Rep. Farr Yes Yes
Rep. Filner Yes Yes
Rep. Gallegly No No
Rep. Garamendi Yes Yes
Rep. Harman Yes Yes
Rep. Herger No No
Rep. Honda Yes Yes
Rep. Hunter No No
Rep. Issa No No
Rep. B. Lee Yes Yes
Rep. Jerry Lewis No No
Rep. Lofgren Yes Yes
Rep. Lungren No No
Rep. Bono Mack No No
Rep. Matsui Yes Yes
Rep. K. McCarthy No No
Rep. McClintock No No
Rep. McKeon No No
Rep. McNerney Yes Yes
Rep. Gary Miller No No
Rep. George Miller Yes Yes
Rep. Napolitano Yes Yes
Rep. Nunes No No
Rep. Pelosi Yes Yes
Rep. Radanovich No No
Rep. Richardson Yes No
Rep. Rohrabacher No No
Rep. Roybal-Allard Yes Yes
Rep. Royce No No
Rep. Loretta Sanchez Yes Yes
Rep. Linda Sanchez Yes Yes
Rep. Schiff Yes Yes
Rep. Sherman Yes Yes
Rep. Speier Yes Yes
Rep. Stark Yes Yes
Rep. M. Thompson Yes Yes
Rep. Waters Yes Yes
Rep. Watson Yes Yes
Rep. Waxman Yes Yes
Rep. Woolsey Yes DNV
<h3><span>H.R. 4872 - Doughnut Hole Closure</span></h3>

Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010

The bill, which was sponsored by Representative John Spratt, will make improvements to the underlying health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590), originally passed by the Senate.  The bill will improve the Medicare drug benefit by closing the coverage gap or “doughnut hole” that forces millions of seniors to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets for their prescriptions.  The bill will also further strengthen Medicare for today’s seniors and future generations by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse and make health care more affordable for Americans age 50+ and their families. AARP recommended a “yes” vote on HR 4872.

<h3><span>H.R. 4173 - Financial Reform</span></h3>

Restoring American Financial Security Act of 2010

The bill, which was sponsored by Representative Barney Frank, will put in place new financial rules that will protect consumers from hidden fees, abusive terms, and deceptive practices; and ensure consumers have clear, accurate information they need to shop for mortgages, loans, and other financial products.  This bill will hold stockholders, who give investment advice, and insurance agents accountable for acting in the best interest of their customers and require them to disclose conflicts of interest that may bias that advice.  Also, this bill will establish a watchdog that can crack down on fraud and abuse; and give regulators new tools to combat investment scams targeted at seniors and strengthen laws that hold scam artists accountable.   AARP recommended a “yes” vote on HR 4173.

 

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