Friday, May 25, 2007

What has Rep Sali been up to back in D.C.?

Per Thomas, Sali has sponsored four bills. Two puff pieces, two apparently serious. Three are referred to committee, one was voted down. Of the four bills, Sali had one co-sponsor on one bill; Mike Simpson co-sponsored the bill to commend Idaho on winning the Special Olympics games in 2009.

1. H.RES.367 : Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the construction and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Sponsor: Rep Sali, Bill [ID-1] (introduced 5/2/2007) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 5/4/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

2. H.RES.380 : Resolution commending Idaho on winning the bid to host the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Sponsor: Rep Sali, Bill [ID-1] (introduced 5/7/2007) Cosponsors (1) Latest Major Action: 5/7/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

3. H.R.1635 : To reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

Sponsor: Rep Sali, Bill [ID-1] (introduced 3/21/2007) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 5/4/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.

4. H.AMDT.44 to H.R.985 Amendment sought to strike section 13 of the bill which is a clarification of whistleblower rights relating to scientific and other research.

Sponsor: Rep Sali, Bill [ID-1] (introduced 3/14/2007) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 3/14/2007 House amendment not agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Sali amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 159 - 271 (Roll no. 150).

Update: Sorry for the poor syntax. Didn't mean to say that Idaho is a special olympian and that the state took first. Rather, Idaho won the competition to host the games.


Bubblehead said...

There's one piece of legislation he co-sponsored that actually passed -- the "Congratulations to the Boise St. Broncos on an undefeated season" resolution that Rep. Simpson sponsored. Since Rep. Sali always says that he never supports anything that isn't specifically authorized by the Constitution, I'm still trying to figure out where in the Constitution it says that "Congress shall have the power to congratulate football teams".

Karl-Thomas Musselman said...

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