Garrett Approves Defense Spending, Flood Insurance and More

Here's a closer look at how District 5 Legislators voted.

The following is a sampling of bills passed recently by the United States House of Representatives, a brief description, and how your representative, Congressman Scott Garrett(R-5th), voted. All federal legislation and how your representatives voted can be accessed via the US Senate and US House of Representativeswebsites.

H.R.2219 (7/8) – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 (Passed House 336-87-8.)
Garrett - Yes

H.R.1309 (7/12) – To extend the authorization of the national flood insurance program, to achieve reforms to improve the financial integrity and stability of the program, and to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risk, and for other purposes (Passed House 406-22-3.)
Garrett - Yes

H.R.2018 (7/13) – To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the States water quality standards, and for other purposes (Passed House 239-184-8.)
Garrett - Yes

H.R.2354 (7/15) – Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes (Passed House 219-196-16.)
Garrett - Yes

H.R.2560 (7/19) – Cut, Cap, and Balance Act (Passed House 234-190-8.)
Garrett - Yes

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Joseph F. MacDougall August 09, 2011 at 07:48 PM
So our Congressman has voted Yes on the largest defense budget ever. At a time of severe overspending and burdensome debt, such that our credit rating has been lowered. Does he know that the US already spends on defense almost as much as the rest of the world combined? Why do we need 11 incredibly costly aircraft carriers when no other country has even 2? Can he claim that we're needed in Afghanistan when other officials declare that the number of Al Qaida there is only about 100? What solace does he offer to families of the killed and wounded? That his position is protecting America from those 100 terrorists? The issue of terrorists wanting to injure America is real but it's an enemy that can't be dealt with by aircraft carriers and stealth bombers


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