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Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:25 PM

 

Sanders, Cruz leading Senate in missed votes in 2016


Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are leading the Senate in missed votes so far this year as they battle for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

Sanders missed more votes than any other senator during the first quarter of 2016, skipping 37 of the Senate's 38 roll call votes, according to GovTrack.




http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/274833-sanders-cruz-leading-senate-in-missed-votes-in-2016

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Reply Sanders, Cruz leading Senate in missed votes in 2016 (Original post)
saturnsring Apr 2016 OP
B2G Apr 2016 #1
nichomachus Apr 2016 #2
oldandhappy Apr 2016 #3
Angry Dragon Apr 2016 #4
grossproffit Apr 2016 #6
jillan Apr 2016 #5
senz Apr 2016 #7
jg10003 Apr 2016 #8
zappaman Apr 2016 #9
Gwhittey Apr 2016 #10
arcane1 Apr 2016 #11

Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:26 PM

1. Well that's a huge shock. nt

 

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:28 PM

2. Coming close to Hillary's record of missed votes in 2008 -- before her campaign collapsed. nt

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:04 PM

3. duh

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:18 PM

4. Perhaps the solution is a leave-of-absence without pay

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:20 PM

6. They should be fired, like regular people would be.

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:19 PM

5. Gee - I wonder why?!

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 04:21 PM

7. Geez, you'd think they had something else going on ...

 

really hard to be in two places at once.

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:07 PM

8. Did they miss any votes on anything important, or where their vote would make a difference?

I am willing to give both Sanders and Cruz (also Clinton and Obama in 2008) a pass on missing routine roll call and procedural votes. But they should be there for a major vote (e.g. a supreme court nomination).

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:08 PM

9. Wonder why?

It's not like they're doing anything else.

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:11 PM

10. This is a matter for the VT voters to take up.

 

For Sanders that is. But you are right about posting this because poor people in VT are not going to be able to decide the vote for him in Senate because in Jan he has to give up his seat to do something on Jan 21.

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Response to saturnsring (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:26 PM

11. Gee, I wonder what he was doing during that time...

 

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