Winston-Salem Journal | Roll Call
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Here’s how North Carolina members of Congress were recorded on major votes last week:
Oil-industry subsidy: The House defeated, 161 for and 255 against on Wednesday, an amendment to strip a fiscal 2007 energy appropriations bill of $50 million for the Ultra-Deep Program. This is a new mandatory spending program in which oil companies and universities receive federal money to develop deep-drilling technology to reach Gulf of Mexico deposits.
A yes vote opposed the Ultra-Deep Program.
Voting yes: G.K. Butterfield, D-1; Bob Etheridge, D-2; David Price, D-4; Mike McIntyre, D-7; Melvin Watt, D-12; Brad Miller, D-13.
Voting no: Walter Jones, R-3; Virginia Foxx, R-5; Howard Coble, R-6; Robin Hayes, R-8; Sue Myrick, R-9; Patrick McHenry, R-10; Charles Taylor, R-11.
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Farm-worker wages: Voting 50 for and 43 against on Monday, the Senate tabled an amendment to hold down pay for low-skilled farm workers in a pending immigration bill. This killed a bid to limit the pay of these H2-A visa holders to the prevailing wage of the immediate area, which critics said would result in less pay than under an existing regional formula.
A yes vote was to kill the amendment.
Richard Burr, R, voted no. Elizabeth Dole, R, voted no.