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First of all why am I a southern Democrat taking a stance in favor of Dave Mejias to replace Peter King as the Congressman fro New York's 3rd Congressional District?

My grandfather was born and raised in New York, quite a few years ago, as they now say pre 9/11, he was born November 4th 1833. So I have a link to the great state of New York, but bottom line is in reality all 435 congressional office holders make votes that affect all of us no matter where we live, so all politics is not local, they do have a national impact, and frankly Peter King's time has come and gone, he is not good for this nation and I will show why below the jump.

On Fox network where he has turned into one of the greatest Bush 43 cheerleaders, and fear mongerers of our time, he talks a good game, but his actual votes tell the true story, as far as his compassion goes, who all remembers Ryan White, the little kid who died of Aids? A compassionate part of our history right, Congress honored him and passed the Ryan White HIV/Aids Act.  Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act was voted on Result: Passed, 325-98, with 9 not voting.
Date/time: September 28, 2006, 10:28 p.m.

Guess who showed how compassionate a conservative he was, you got it, Peter King voted against this bill, why, even the Republican Party endorsed it.

I compiled some of his other more "notable votes" they are listed here for your review, it makes me wonder if he's just a Bush rubber stamp, or one of the rubber stamp maker's


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9/28/06 Vote 503: H R 6143: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act No Yes Yes
9/28/06 Vote 502: H R 5825: Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act Yes Yes No
9/28/06 Vote 501: H R 5825: Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act No No Yes
9/28/06 Vote 500: H R 4954: Security and Accountability for Every Port (Safe) Act No No Yes

9/13/06 Vote 439: H R 4893: Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act of 2006 No Yes No
9/26/06 Vote 477: H R 4772: Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 No Yes No

Vote No on important issues  

Question: On Passage
Bill: H R 3
Vote description: Campaign Reform Act of 1993
Vote type: Yea-and-Nay (Help)
A standard vote that requires a simple majority for approval or passage of the legislation.
Result: Passed, 255-175, with 3 not voting.
Date/time: November 22, 1993, 1:36 p.m.
Republican majority opinion: No (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Republicans. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
Democrat majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Democrats. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
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Party Yes No Not Voting
Democratic 232 24 1
Independent 1 0 0

Republican Michael Bilirakis, Peter Blute, Sherwood Boehlert, John 'Jimmy' Duncan, Hamilton Fish, Benjamin Gilman, Scott Klug, James Leach, Ronald Machtley, Constance Morella, Thomas Petri, Jack Quinn, Tom Ridge, Toby Roth, Christopher Shays, Nick Smith, Christopher Smith, Olympia Snowe, Peter Torkildsen, James Walsh, Curt Weldon, Richard Zimmer Wayne Allard, Bill Archer, Dick Armey, Spencer Bachus, William Baker, Richard Baker, Cass Ballenger, William Barrett, Roscoe Bartlett, Joe Barton, Herbert Bateman, Helen Delich Bentley, Doug Bereuter, Thomas Bliley, John Boehner, Henry Bonilla, Jim Bunning, Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, Sonny Callahan, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, Charles Canady, Michael Castle, Howard Coble, Mac Collins, Larry Combest, Christopher Cox, Phil Crane, Michael Crapo, Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Tom DeLay, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Jay Dickey, John Doolittle, Robert Dornan, David Dreier, Jennifer Dunn, Bill Emerson, Terry Everett, Thomas Ewing, Harris Fawell, Jack Fields, Tillie Fowler, Gary Franks, Bob Franks, Elton Gallegly, Dean Gallo, George Gekas, Wayne Gilchrest, Paul Gillmor, Newt Gingrich, Bob Goodlatte, Porter Goss, Rod Grams, Fred Grandy, James Greenwood, Steven Gunderson, Mel Hancock, James Hansen, J. Dennis Hastert, Joel Hefley, Wally Herger, David Hobson, Peter Hoekstra, Martin Hoke, Steve Horn, Amo Houghton, Michael Huffington, Duncan Hunter, Timothy Hutchinson, Henry Hyde, Bob Inglis, James Inhofe, Ernest Istook, Nancy Johnson, Sam Johnson, John Kasich, Jay Kim, Peter King, Jack Kingston, Joe Knollenberg, Jim Kolbe, Jon Kyl, Rick Lazio, David Levy, Jerry Lewis, Thomas Lewis, James Lightfoot, John Linder, Bob Livingston, Donald Manzullo, Alfred McCandless, Bill McCollum, Jim McCrery, Joe McDade, John McHugh, Scott McInnis, Buck McKeon, Alex McMillan, Jan Meyers, John Mica, Robert Michel, Dan Miller, Susan Molinari, Carlos Moorhead, John Myers, Jim Nussle, Michael Oxley, Ronald Packard, Bill Paxon, Richard Pombo, John Porter, Rob Portman, Deborah Pryce, James Quillen, Jim Ramstad, Arthur Ravenel, Ralph Regula, Pat Roberts, Hal Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Margaret Roukema, Edward Royce, Rick Santorum, Jim Saxton, Daniel Schaefer, Steven Schiff, Jim Sensenbrenner, Clay Shaw, Bud Shuster, Joe Skeen, Bob Smith, Lamar Smith, Gerald Solomon, Floyd Spence, Cliff Stearns, Bob Stump, Donald Sundquist, Jim Talent, Charles Taylor, Bill Thomas, Craig Thomas, Fred Upton, Barbara Vucanovich, Robert Walker, Frank Wolf, Bill Young, Don Young, William Zeliff William Clinger, William Goodling
Total 255 175 3

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Question: On Agreeing to the Resolution
Bill: H RES 301
Vote description: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to Repeal the Exception to the Requirement That Public Committee Proceedings Be Open to All the Media.
Vote type: Recorded Vote (Help)
A standard vote that requires a simple majority for approval or passage of the legislation.
Result: Passed, 241-165, with 27 not voting.
Date/time: November 13, 1997, 12:34 a.m. (Late-night vote)
Republican majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Republicans. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
Democrat majority opinion: No (Help)
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Party Yes No Not Voting
Democratic 35 157 12
Independent 0 1 0
Republican Robert Aderholt, Bill Archer, Dick Armey, Cass Ballenger, Bob Barr, Roscoe Bartlett, Joe Barton, Charles Bass, Herbert Bateman, Doug Bereuter, Brian Bilbray, Michael Bilirakis, Thomas Bliley, Roy Blunt, Sherwood Boehlert, John Boehner, Henry Bonilla, Sonny Bono, Kevin Brady, Ed Bryant, Jim Bunning, Richard Burr, Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, Sonny Callahan, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, Tom Campbell, Charles Canady, Chris Cannon, Michael Castle, Steve Chabot, Saxby Chambliss, Helen Chenoweth-Hage, Jon Christensen, Howard Coble, Tom Coburn, Mac Collins, Merrill Cook, John Cooksey, Christopher Cox, Phil Crane, Michael Crapo, Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Tom DeLay, Nathan Deal, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Jay Dickey, John Doolittle, David Dreier, John 'Jimmy' Duncan, Jennifer Dunn, Vernon Ehlers, Robert Ehrlich, Philip English, John Ensign, Terry Everett, Thomas Ewing, Harris Fawell, Mark Foley, Michael Forbes, Vito Fossella, Tillie Fowler, Jon Fox, Bob Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, Greg Ganske, George Gekas, Jim Gibbons, Wayne Gilchrest, Paul Gillmor, Benjamin Gilman, Newt Gingrich, Bob Goodlatte, Porter Goss, Lindsey Graham, Kay Granger, James Greenwood, Gilbert Gutknecht, James Hansen, J. Dennis Hastert, Doc Hastings, J.D. Hayworth, Joel Hefley, Wally Herger, Rick Hill, Van Hilleary, David Hobson, Peter Hoekstra, Steve Horn, John Hostettler, Kenny Hulshof, Duncan Hunter, Asa Hutchinson, Henry Hyde, Bob Inglis, Ernest Istook, William Jenkins, Nancy Johnson, Sam Johnson, Walter Jones, John Kasich, Sue Kelly, Jay Kim, Peter King, Jack Kingston, Scott Klug, Joe Knollenberg, Jim Kolbe, Ray LaHood, Steven LaTourette, Tom Latham, Rick Lazio, James Leach, Jerry Lewis, Ron Lewis, John Linder, Bob Livingston, Frank LoBiondo, Frank Lucas, Donald Manzullo, Bill McCollum, Jim McCrery, Joe McDade, John McHugh, Scott McInnis, David McIntosh, Buck McKeon, Jack Metcalf, John Mica, Dan Miller, Jerry Moran, Constance Morella, Sue Myrick, George Nethercutt, Mark Neumann, Robert Ney, Anne Northup, Jim Nussle, Michael Oxley, Ronald Packard, Mike Pappas, Mike Parker, Bill Paxon, Ed Pease, John Peterson, Thomas Petri, Chip Pickering, Joe Pitts, Richard Pombo, John Porter, Rob Portman, Jack Quinn, Jim Ramstad, Bill Redmond, Ralph Regula, Frank Riggs, James Rogan, Hal Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Edward Royce, Jim Ryun, Matthew Salmon, Mark Sanford, Jim Saxton, Joe Scarborough, Daniel Schaefer, Bob Schaffer, Jim Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, John Shadegg, Clay Shaw, Christopher Shays, John Shimkus, Joe Skeen, Lamar Smith, Nick Smith, Linda Smith, Christopher Smith, Vincent Snowbarger, Gerald Solomon, Mark Souder, Floyd Spence, Cliff Stearns, Bob Stump, John Sununu, Jim Talent, Billy Tauzin, Bill Thomas, Mac Thornberry, John Thune, Todd Tiahrt, Fred Upton, James Walsh, Zachary Wamp, Wesley Watkins, J.C. Watts, Curt Weldon, Dave Weldon, Jerry Weller, Ed Whitfield, Roger Wicker, Frank Wolf, Bill Young Spencer Bachus, William Barrett, Jo Ann Emerson, William Goodling, Steve Largent, Ron Paul, Margaret Roukema Richard Baker, Larry Combest, Barbara Cubin, Tom Davis, Amo Houghton, Charles Norwood, Deborah Pryce, George Radanovich, Bob Riley, Steven Schiff, Bud Shuster, Bob Smith, Charles Taylor, Rick White, Don Young
Total 241 165 27

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Question: On Agreeing to the Resolution
Bill: H CON RES 84
Vote description: Congressional Budget Resolution for Fy 1998
Vote type: Yea-and-Nay (Help)
A standard vote that requires a simple majority for approval or passage of the legislation.
Result: Passed, 333-99, with 3 not voting.
Date/time: May 21, 1997, 3:28 a.m. (Late-night vote)
Republican majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Republicans. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
Democrat majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Democrats. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
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Party Yes No Not Voting
Democratic 132 72 2
Independent 0 1 0
Republican Robert Aderholt, Bill Archer, Dick Armey, Spencer Bachus, Richard Baker, Cass Ballenger, Bob Barr, William Barrett, Roscoe Bartlett, Charles Bass, Herbert Bateman, Doug Bereuter, Brian Bilbray, Michael Bilirakis, Thomas Bliley, Roy Blunt, Sherwood Boehlert, John Boehner, Henry Bonilla, Sonny Bono, Kevin Brady, Ed Bryant, Jim Bunning, Richard Burr, Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, Sonny Callahan, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, Tom Campbell, Charles Canady, Chris Cannon, Michael Castle, Steve Chabot, Saxby Chambliss, Jon Christensen, Howard Coble, Mac Collins, Larry Combest, Merrill Cook, John Cooksey, Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Tom Davis, Tom DeLay, Nathan Deal, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Jay Dickey, John Doolittle, David Dreier, John 'Jimmy' Duncan, Jennifer Dunn, Vernon Ehlers, Robert Ehrlich, Jo Ann Emerson, Philip English, John Ensign, Terry Everett, Thomas Ewing, Harris Fawell, Mark Foley, Michael Forbes, Tillie Fowler, Jon Fox, Bob Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, George Gekas, Jim Gibbons, Wayne Gilchrest, Paul Gillmor, Benjamin Gilman, Newt Gingrich, Bob Goodlatte, William Goodling, Porter Goss, Lindsey Graham, Kay Granger, James Greenwood, Gilbert Gutknecht, James Hansen, J. Dennis Hastert, Doc Hastings, J.D. Hayworth, Joel Hefley, Wally Herger, Van Hilleary, David Hobson, Peter Hoekstra, Steve Horn, John Hostettler, Amo Houghton, Kenny Hulshof, Asa Hutchinson, Bob Inglis, William Jenkins, Nancy Johnson, Sam Johnson, Walter Jones, John Kasich, Sue Kelly, Jay Kim, Jack Kingston, Joe Knollenberg, Jim Kolbe, Ray LaHood, Steven LaTourette, Tom Latham, Rick Lazio, James Leach, Jerry Lewis, Ron Lewis, John Linder, Bob Livingston, Frank LoBiondo, Frank Lucas, Donald Manzullo, Jim McCrery, Joe McDade, John McHugh, Scott McInnis, Buck McKeon, Jack Metcalf, John Mica, Dan Miller, Susan Molinari, Jerry Moran, Constance Morella, Sue Myrick, George Nethercutt, Mark Neumann, Robert Ney, Anne Northup, Charles Norwood, Jim Nussle, Michael Oxley, Ronald Packard, Mike Pappas, Mike Parker, Bill Paxon, Ed Pease, John Peterson, Thomas Petri, Chip Pickering, Joe Pitts, John Porter, Rob Portman, Deborah Pryce, Jack Quinn, George Radanovich, Jim Ramstad, Bill Redmond, Ralph Regula, Frank Riggs, Bob Riley, James Rogan, Hal Rogers, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Margaret Roukema, Edward Royce, Jim Ryun, Jim Saxton, Daniel Schaefer, Bob Schaffer, Jim Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, Clay Shaw, Christopher Shays, John Shimkus, Joe Skeen, Nick Smith, Bob Smith, Linda Smith, Christopher Smith, Lamar Smith, Vincent Snowbarger, Gerald Solomon, Mark Souder, Floyd Spence, Cliff Stearns, Bob Stump, John Sununu, Jim Talent, Billy Tauzin, Charles Taylor, Bill Thomas, Mac Thornberry, John Thune, Todd Tiahrt, Fred Upton, James Walsh, Zachary Wamp, Wesley Watkins, J.C. Watts, Curt Weldon, Jerry Weller, Rick White, Ed Whitfield, Roger Wicker, Frank Wolf, Bill Young, Don Young Joe Barton, Helen Chenoweth-Hage, Tom Coburn, Christopher Cox, Phil Crane, Michael Crapo, Barbara Cubin, Greg Ganske, Rick Hill, Duncan Hunter, Henry Hyde, Ernest Istook, Peter King, Scott Klug, Steve Largent, Bill McCollum, David McIntosh, Ron Paul, Richard Pombo, Dana Rohrabacher, Matthew Salmon, Mark Sanford, Joe Scarborough, John Shadegg, Bud Shuster, Dave Weldon Steven Schiff
Total 333 99 3

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Question: On Motion to Instruct Conferees
Bill: H R 4954
Vote description: Security and Accountability for Every Port (Safe) Act
Vote type: Yea-and-Nay (Help)
A standard vote that requires a simple majority for approval or passage of the legislation.
Result: Passed, 281-140, with 12 not voting.
Date/time: September 28, 2006, 7:24 p.m.
Republican majority opinion: No (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Republicans. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
Democrat majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Democrats. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
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Party Yes No Not Voting
Democratic 195 0 6
Independent 1 0 0
Republican Roscoe Bartlett, Charles Bass, Bob Beauprez, Judith Biggert, Brian Bilbray, Michael Bilirakis, Sherwood Boehlert, Mary Bono, Jeb Bradley, Henry Brown, Shelley Moore Capito, Geoff Davis, Tom Davis, Jo Ann Davis, Charles Dent, Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Jo Ann Emerson, Philip English, Mike Ferguson, Michael Fitzpatrick, Mark Foley, Vito Fossella, Scott Garrett, Jim Gerlach, Jim Gibbons, Wayne Gilchrest, Paul Gillmor, Louie Gohmert, Virgil Goode, Gilbert Gutknecht, Katherine Harris, Melissa Hart, J.D. Hayworth, Joel Hefley, John Hostettler, Kenny Hulshof, Nancy Johnson, Tim Johnson, Walter Jones, Ric Keller, Sue Kelly, Mark Kennedy, Jack Kingston, Mark Kirk, Randy Kuhl, Ray LaHood, Steven LaTourette, James Leach, Ron Lewis, Frank LoBiondo, Kenny Marchant, Thad McCotter, John McHugh, Candice Miller, Tim Murphy, Marilyn Musgrave, Todd Platts, Ted Poe, Richard Pombo, Jon Porter, Deborah Pryce, Jim Ramstad, Rick Renzi, Thomas Reynolds, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jim Saxton, Christopher Shays, Don Sherwood, John Shimkus, Lamar Smith, Christopher Smith, Mark Souder, John Sweeney, Tom Tancredo, Pat Tiberi, Michael Turner, Fred Upton, James Walsh, Curt Weldon, Jerry Weller, Ed Whitfield, Heather Wilson, Frank Wolf, Bill Young Robert Aderholt, Todd Akin, Rodney Alexander, Spencer Bachus, Richard Baker, J. Barrett, Joe Barton, Rob Bishop, Marsha Blackburn, Roy Blunt, John Boehner, Henry Bonilla, Jo Bonner, John Boozman, Charles Boustany, Kevin Brady, Ginny Brown-Waite, Michael Burgess, Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, John Campbell, Chris Cannon, Eric Cantor, John Carter, Chris Chocola, Howard Coble, Tom Cole, Michael Conaway, Ander Crenshaw, Barbara Cubin, John Culberson, Nathan Deal, John Doolittle, Thelma Drake, David Dreier, John 'Jimmy' Duncan, Vernon Ehlers, Terry Everett, Tom Feeney, Jeff Flake, Randy Forbes, Jeff Fortenberry, Virginia Foxx, Trent Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, Phil Gingrey, Bob Goodlatte, Kay Granger, Sam Graves, Ralph Hall, J. Dennis Hastert, Doc Hastings, Robin Hayes, Jeb Hensarling, Wally Herger, David Hobson, Peter Hoekstra, Henry Hyde, Bob Inglis, Darrell Issa, Ernest Istook, William Jenkins, Bobby Jindal, Sam Johnson, Steve King, Peter King, John Kline, Joe Knollenberg, Jim Kolbe, Tom Latham, Jerry Lewis, John Linder, Frank Lucas, Daniel Lungren, Connie Mack, Donald Manzullo, Michael McCaul, Jim McCrery, Patrick McHenry, Buck McKeon, Cathy McMorris, John Mica, Jeff Miller, Gary Miller, Jerry Moran, Sue Myrick, Randy Neugebauer, Anne Northup, Charles Norwood, Devin Nunes, Jim Nussle, Tom Osborne, Butch Otter, Ron Paul, Stevan Pearce, Mike Pence, John Peterson, Thomas Petri, Chip Pickering, Joe Pitts, Tom Price, Adam Putnam, George Radanovich, Ralph Regula, Dennis Rehberg, David Reichert, Mike Rogers, Mike Rogers, Hal Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Edward Royce, Paul Ryan, Jim Ryun, Jean Schmidt, Joe Schwarz, Jim Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, John Shadegg, Clay Shaw, Bill Shuster, Rob Simmons, Michael Simpson, Michael Sodrel, Cliff Stearns, John Sullivan, Charles Taylor, Lee Terry, Bill Thomas, Mac Thornberry, Todd Tiahrt, Greg Walden, Zachary Wamp, Dave Weldon, Lynn Westmoreland, Roger Wicker, Joe Wilson, Don Young Michael Castle, Steve Chabot, Mark Green, Duncan Hunter, Robert Ney, Michael Oxley
Total 281 140 12

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Unbelievable he voted against security and safety for every port  

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, As Amended
Bill: H R 6143
Vote description: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act
Vote type: 2/3 Yea-and-Nay (Help)
A two-thirds majority of those present and voting is required for approval or passage. Used for suspension calendar bills in the House and certain Senate votes.
Result: Passed, 325-98, with 9 not voting.
Date/time: September 28, 2006, 10:28 p.m.
Republican majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Republicans. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
Democrat majority opinion: Yes (Help)
The position of more than 50 percent of voting Democrats. "None" means an equal split between "Yes" and "No."
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Party Yes No Not Voting
Democratic 119 77 5
Independent 1 0 0
Republican Robert Aderholt, Todd Akin, Rodney Alexander, Spencer Bachus, Richard Baker, J. Barrett, Roscoe Bartlett, Joe Barton, Charles Bass, Bob Beauprez, Judith Biggert, Brian Bilbray, Michael Bilirakis, Rob Bishop, Marsha Blackburn, Roy Blunt, Sherwood Boehlert, John Boehner, Henry Bonilla, Jo Bonner, Mary Bono, John Boozman, Charles Boustany, Jeb Bradley, Kevin Brady, Henry Brown, Ginny Brown-Waite, Michael Burgess, Dan Burton, Steve Buyer, Ken Calvert, Dave Camp, John Campbell, Chris Cannon, Eric Cantor, Shelley Moore Capito, John Carter, Chris Chocola, Howard Coble, Tom Cole, Michael Conaway, Ander Crenshaw, Barbara Cubin, John Culberson, Geoff Davis, Tom Davis, Jo Ann Davis, Nathan Deal, Charles Dent, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart, John Doolittle, Thelma Drake, David Dreier, Vernon Ehlers, Jo Ann Emerson, Philip English, Terry Everett, Tom Feeney, Michael Fitzpatrick, Jeff Flake, Mark Foley, Randy Forbes, Jeff Fortenberry, Virginia Foxx, Trent Franks, Elton Gallegly, Jim Gerlach, Jim Gibbons, Wayne Gilchrest, Paul Gillmor, Phil Gingrey, Louie Gohmert, Virgil Goode, Bob Goodlatte, Kay Granger, Sam Graves, Mark Green, Gilbert Gutknecht, Ralph Hall, Katherine Harris, Melissa Hart, Doc Hastings, Robin Hayes, J.D. Hayworth, Joel Hefley, Jeb Hensarling, Wally Herger, David Hobson, Peter Hoekstra, Kenny Hulshof, Duncan Hunter, Henry Hyde, Bob Inglis, Darrell Issa, William Jenkins, Bobby Jindal, Nancy Johnson, Sam Johnson, Tim Johnson, Walter Jones, Ric Keller, Mark Kennedy, Steve King, Jack Kingston, Mark Kirk, John Kline, Joe Knollenberg, Jim Kolbe, Ray LaHood, Steven LaTourette, Tom Latham, James Leach, Jerry Lewis, Ron Lewis, John Linder, Frank Lucas, Daniel Lungren, Connie Mack, Donald Manzullo, Kenny Marchant, Michael McCaul, Thad McCotter, Jim McCrery, Patrick McHenry, Buck McKeon, Cathy McMorris, John Mica, Gary Miller, Candice Miller, Jeff Miller, Jerry Moran, Tim Murphy, Marilyn Musgrave, Sue Myrick, Randy Neugebauer, Anne Northup, Charles Norwood, Devin Nunes, Jim Nussle, Tom Osborne, Butch Otter, Stevan Pearce, Mike Pence, John Peterson, Thomas Petri, Chip Pickering, Joe Pitts, Todd Platts, Richard Pombo, Jon Porter, Tom Price, Deborah Pryce, Adam Putnam, George Radanovich, Jim Ramstad, Ralph Regula, Dennis Rehberg, David Reichert, Rick Renzi, Mike Rogers, Mike Rogers, Hal Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Edward Royce, Paul Ryan, Jim Ryun, Jean Schmidt, Joe Schwarz, Jim Sensenbrenner, Pete Sessions, John Shadegg, Clay Shaw, Christopher Shays, Don Sherwood, John Shimkus, Bill Shuster, Rob Simmons, Michael Simpson, Lamar Smith, Michael Sodrel, Mark Souder, John Sullivan, Tom Tancredo, Charles Taylor, Bill Thomas, Mac Thornberry, Todd Tiahrt, Pat Tiberi, Michael Turner, Fred Upton, Greg Walden, Zachary Wamp, Curt Weldon, Dave Weldon, Jerry Weller, Lynn Westmoreland, Ed Whitfield, Roger Wicker, Heather Wilson, Joe Wilson, Frank Wolf, Bill Young, Don Young John 'Jimmy' Duncan, Mike Ferguson, Vito Fossella, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Scott Garrett, John Hostettler, Sue Kelly, Peter King, Randy Kuhl, Frank LoBiondo, John McHugh, Michael Oxley, Ron Paul, Ted Poe, Thomas Reynolds, Jim Saxton, Christopher Smith, Cliff Stearns, John Sweeney, Lee Terry, James Walsh Michael Castle, Steve Chabot, Ernest Istook, Robert Ney
Total 325 98 9

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If you are like me and want honesty, ethics, accountability and a truly compassionate representative from NY's 3rd then please visit Dave Mejias campaign site, donate, time, talent and if you have a few dollars even those I am sure would be appreciated, but all of us need a change from this "Bush 43" cheerleader from New York and need a real congressman that will be compassionate and vote for us, instead of corporate America.

http://www.daveforamerica.com/

General Accomplishments

  Sponsored the toughest Megan's Notification Law in New York State, and recently sponsored legislation implementing residency restrictions for sex offenders
   Secured $125,000 for various projects throughout his district, including renovations for Farmingdale's Village Hall and improvements to several parks

  Honored by the League of Conservation Voters as an Environmental Champion for his work to protect our environment
   Mejias was also instrumental in the hiring of 457 new police officers since 2004, more than the previous ten years combined

  Hosted over 50 town hall meetings throughout his district, including the first ever to be held in the 14th Legislative District
   Broke with party to defeat 90% pay raise for legislators

  Never voted for a tax increase

 Environmental Accomplishments

  Ban on Arsenic Treated Wood
Legislator Dave Mejias proposed and passed landmark legislation banning the sale of chromated arsenic-treated (CCA) wood products for residential use. The chemicals used to treat this wood are known carcinogens and may increase the incidence of cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified arsenic as a human carcinogen linked to birth defects, cardiovascular, immune and nervous system damage. The law prohibits the use of CCA treated wood for residential purposes. This bill is the first local legislation in America to close the loophole that allows toxic wood to be used in residential applications.

  Fighting the Expansion of Republic Airport
Last year, Legislator Mejias led the opposition to the proposed expansion project at Republic Airport in Farmingdale and the relocation of one of its taxiways that would allow the airport to accommodate large commercial aircraft. Legislator Mejias was vocally opposed to this plan, and at he commission meeting when the proposal was to be approved, Legislator Mejias rallied over 500 local residents against the expansion and effectively blocked the runway project.

  Solar Panel Sales Tax Exemptions
In 2005, Legislator Dave Mejias sponsored legislation to offer an exemption from the Nassau County portion of sales tax to homeowners installing solar energy systems. The elimination of the county portion of the sales taxes, combined with the state sales tax exemption and a 50% LIPA rebate, will dramatically lower the cost of a small residential unit making the installation and use of solar energy more desirable to the average homeowner. This legislation promotes the use of renewable energy sources and decreases the reliance on fossil fuels in an effort to further protect the environment.

  Environmental Cleanup and Protection (local)
 Legislator Dave Mejias has secured 'blitz crews' to clean up the Massapequa Preserve after years of neglect. He has also pushed for a $4 Million Improvement Project for the Massapequa Preserve that will be used for storm water treatment, pond improvements, reservoir and lake improvements, irrigation of the Red Maple Swamp, stream channel improvements and augmentation, and educational and recreational improvements.

Also, Legislator Mejias recently wrote and passed a tougher law to crack down on ATV users that abuse our parks and preserves, dramatically increasing the fines, requiring sellers to inform buyers of the laws, and allowing the police to impound vehicles. The law will increase the fines from $100 to $500 for the first offense and an increase of $1,000 for the second and subsequent offenses. The law also provides for seizure of offending motor vehicles.

Legislator Mejias has worked closely with the EPA to clean up the Liberty Industrial Site, a blighted superfund site in Farmingdale. He has held town hall meetings to keep the residents informed and to hold the EPA accountable for ensuring that the level of clean up is the highest for commercial property. Before taking public office, Legislator Mejias was an advocate for clean up of the Liberty Site. When he became an elected official, Mejias held the first ever town hall meeting in the 14th Legislative District, dedicated to addressing residents' concerns about the Liberty Site.

  Electronic Waste Disposal
Recently, Legislator Mejias proposed legislation establishing a comprehensive plan to facilitate the recycling of computers and other electronic devices. This legislation is designed to reduce the county's production of harmful pollutants including lead, mercury and cadmium resulting from the disposal of computer waste.

  LIPA's Clean Choice Program
Legislator Mejias has done his part to help the environment in his own home as well and has signed up himself for LIPA's Green Choice Program to set an example of how easy and inexpensive it can be to make a difference.

  Hybrid Car Sales Exemption
Last year, Legislator Dave Mejias proposed legislation that would give environmentally-minded car owners a tax break when they purchase a hybrid vehicle in Nassau County. Nassau County residents would receive an exemption for the county portion of the sales tax and $15 off the registration fee. Most recently, Legislator Mejias has been working with Albany to give Nassau County residents this tax break if they buy a hybrid car and also to allow them to use the HOV lanes on our roads even if driving alone.

  $50 Million Environmental Bond Act
 In 2004, Dave Mejias supported the $50 million dollar Environmental Bond Referendum enacted by the Nassau County Legislature and overwhelmingly approved by the voters of Nassau County. This Referendum will help to preserve Nassau's remaining open space from development, to provide adequate and diverse kinds of parklands and park facilities for county residents for both active and passive recreation, to protect the county's precious water resources and to provide for clean up of brownfields in Nassau County.

Help veterans out, vote the bums out, so we veterans can get a chance at getting true overhaul of the veterans healthcare system, instead of being nickel and dimed to death at a time of war.

Originally posted to testvet6778 on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 02:34 AM PDT.

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  •  I am impressed by Dave and totally disgusted by (2+ / 0-)

    Peter King, he does not support veterans, he doesn;t mind sending Americans to war, but he sure doesn't want to pay for the damage the war causes, why? Veterans and all Americans deserve better...

    support change: http://securingamerica.com/ccn

    by testvet6778 on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 02:37:54 AM PDT

  •  DAV records on Peter Kings voting percentages (1+ / 0-)
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    MajorFlaw

    for issues for America's veterans in  the current Congress...and all of New York's elected officials  does anyone else notice all the 0 percentages belong to Republicans, is that supporting the troops?

    NY U.S. Senate Sr Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer Democrat 92
    NY U.S. Senate Jr Hillary Rodham Clinton Democrat 92
    NY U.S. House 1 Timothy H. Bishop Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 2 Steve J. Israel Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 3 Peter T. King Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 5 Gary L. Ackerman Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 6 Gregory W. Meeks Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 7 Joseph Crowley Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 8 Jerrold L. Nadler Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 9 Anthony David Weiner Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 10 Edolphus 'Ed' Towns Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 11 Major R. Owens Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 12 Nydia M. Velázquez Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 13 Vito J. Fossella Republican 20
    NY U.S. House 14 Carolyn B. Maloney Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 15 Charles B. 'Charlie' Rangel Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 16 José E. Serrano Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 17 Eliot L. Engel Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 18 Nita M. Lowey Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 19 Sue W. Kelly Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 20 John E. Sweeney Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 21 Michael R. McNulty Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 22 Maurice D. Hinchey Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 23 John M. McHugh Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 24 Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 25 James T. 'Jim' Walsh Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 26 Thomas M. Reynolds Republican 0
    NY U.S. House 27 Brian M. Higgins Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 28 Louise McIntosh Slaughter Democrat 100
    NY U.S. House 29 John R. 'Randy' Kuhl Republican 0
    data is from the  site  VoteSmart here
    http://www.vote-smart.org/...

    support change: http://securingamerica.com/ccn

    by testvet6778 on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 02:59:44 AM PDT

  •  Just another reason to vote for Dave. (1+ / 0-)
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    testvet6778

    Here is the video from Wednesday's debate:

    http://daveforamerica.com/...

    And an excerpt:

    Mejias, around the 3:20 mark:

    "Five years later, after September 11th, we still have not hunted down and killed Bin Laden. That's a crime."

  •  get the lists ... get out the vote (1+ / 0-)
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    testvet6778

    I understand that the poll workers have lists available on election day of who has shown up to vote.  It would probably help if someone from the Dems came to get their list -- like the repubs do several times on election day.

  •  yup Peter King is awful, spelled (2+ / 0-)
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    MajorFlaw, testvet6778

    offal

    Help make NYC Republican free; support Steve Harrison NY-13 against Vito Fossella.

    by DrSteveB on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 05:16:16 AM PDT

  •  help please (0+ / 0-)

    what is the distribution of voters registered as democrats, republicans and so on in the 3rd?

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