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VOTES IN CONGRESS

Congress

WASHINGTON -- Here are the votes of Western New York's four members of the House of Representatives and the state's two U.S. senators on major legislation in Congress last week. A "Y" means the member voted for the measure; an "N" means the member voted against the measure.

House

Jobs and Growth Tax Act -- The House on May 9 rejected an amendment to the tax cut bill to delay the implementation of tax cuts until the federal budget is balanced.

Rep. Amo R. Houghton, R-Corning, N; Rep. Jack F. Quinn Jr., R-Hamburg, N; Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, N; Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, Y.

Jobs and Growth Tax Act -- The House on May 9 approved a bill to reduce taxes on dividends and capital gains and to accelerate previous tax cuts.

Houghton, N; Quinn, Y; Reynolds, Y; Slaughter, N.

Iraqi Sanctions Resolution -- The House on Tuesday approved a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that U.N. sanctions against Iraq should be lifted.

Houghton, Y; Quinn, Y; Reynolds, Y; Slaughter, Y.

Pension Security Act -- The House on Wednesday approved a bill to give workers greater flexibility in diversifying their 401(k) plans and to allow companies to sell investment advice to workers.

Houghton, Y; Quinn, Y; Reynolds, Y; Slaughter, N.

National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization Act -- The House on Thursday voted to kill an amendment to the National Transportation Safety Board bill to expand the availability of federal unemployment compensation.

Houghton, Y; Quinn, Y; Reynolds, Y; Slaughter, N.

Senate

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to approve an amendment to the tax cut bill to not implement tax cuts on dividend income if they are found to deplete the Social Security trust fund.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D, Y; Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D, Y.

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act -- The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment to the tax cut bill to provide $20 billion in fiscal relief to the states over two years.

Clinton, Y; Schumer, Y.

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act -- The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment to the tax cut bill to cut the tax on dividend income by half this year, eliminate the tax in 2004 to 2006, and then reinstate the tax in 2007.

Clinton, N; Schumer, N.

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act -- The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the tax cut bill to scale back the dividend tax cut and not accelerate other income tax reductions and use the money for a Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Clinton, Y; Schumer, Y.

Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act -- The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the tax cut bill to scale back the dividend tax cut and not accelerate other income tax reductions and use the money for deficit reduction and education aid to low-income families.

Clinton, Y; Schumer, Y.

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