Boehner Doubles His Bill Voting Record
August 2, 2011
In the last several days, Speaker Boehner has voted on the two debt ceiling issues in the House bringing the total number of issues he has voted on during this session of Congress up to four. Earlier this session, the Speaker voted on a Defense Department continuing appropriation and the repeal of the Health Care act. Boehner is following an early tradition where speakers did not vote. The table below shows the average votes per year of all the recent speakers. One can see how voting has increased with the most recent speakers.
Average Votes Per Year of Recent Speakers
|O’Neill (D)||Wright (D)||Foley (D)||Gingrich(R)||Hastert (R)||Pelosi (D)||Boehner (R)|
[Excluded from Boehner's total are two votes on opening day. One is the vote for speaker and the other is the vote for the initial quorum.]
Votes of all members can be found in the Congressional Chronicle.
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