Monday, September 15, 2003

Kerry Vote Watch

The Senate met for only two days last week – Kerry managed to work about half of Wednesday, making a couple of votes in the morning before skipping out for the rest of the day. His main motivation for actually working last week seems to have been to avoid the embarrassment of missing a vote for an issue he’s been agitating on: overtime pay. So Kerry voted for the Harkin Amendment then pretty much left the Capitol so he can get back to campaigning. As such, he missed an afternoon vote on an amendment offered by John Corzine “to restore cuts in student aid.” It passed without Senator AWOL’s vote anyway.

Days worked: one-half out of two
Votes missed: 14 out of 18

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