Category Archives: 113th Congress

Senate: Vote to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Debo Adegbile

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the Senate’s 47-52 vote to reject cloture on the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adebbile is a controversial pick because of his ties … Continue reading

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House: Vote to Raise Debt Ceiling (updated with Senate Vote on Cloture)

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 221-201 vote to pass a clean increase of the debt ceiling. The bill passed with the support of only 28 Republicans and all but two Democrats (Reps. John … Continue reading

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The House and Senate Votes on the Farm Bill

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 251-166 vote and the Senate’s 68-32 vote to pass a five-year farm bill that cuts $8 billion from food stamps. In the House, Republicans voted 162-63 in favor … Continue reading

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The House and Senate Votes on the 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 359-67 vote and the Senate’s 72-26 vote to pass a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds the federal government through October 1, 2014. All of the Nay … Continue reading

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Senate: Vote on Two-Year Budget Deal

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the Senate’s 67-33 vote to invoke cloture and its 64-36 vote to pass a two-year compromise budget deal that was passed by the House last week. Unlike in the House, … Continue reading

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House: Vote on Two-Year Budget Deal

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 332-94 vote to pass a two-year compromise budget deal brokered between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). The agreement reverses $63 billion in sequester cuts … Continue reading

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Senate: Vote on the “Nuclear Option” to Eliminate the Filibuster of Executive Appointments and Judicial Nominees

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the Senate’s historic 52-48 vote to enact the so-called nuclear option: a rule change that bars use of the filibuster to block most executive appointments and judicial nominees. All 45 … Continue reading

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House: Vote on the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the House’s 261-157 vote on the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013, a measure spearheaded by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) that would allow insurers to continue offering disallowed health … Continue reading

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Senate: Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the Senate’s 64-32 vote on passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The bill is designed to extend nationwide protection for gay and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace, … Continue reading

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Senate and House: Votes on Agreement to End the Government Shutdown and Raise the Debt Ceiling

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the Senate’s 81-18 vote on an agreement crafted by Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fund the government through January 15, 2014 … Continue reading

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