Tom Davis votes against reform - again

By: Andrea Chamblee
Published On: 1/10/2007 1:41:41 PM

How is Tom Davis doing on the votes during the First 100 hours? He has not crossed the Party line once, not to vote to end the K Street Project, for ethics reform, for earmark reform, to end lobbyist-funded junkets, or to implement the 9-11 Commissions Report recommendations.

Contact Tom Davis and tell him to support these reforms here.
I guess it's not surprising that the man who took more junkets than any lawmaker in the area would not want to hop off the gravy train.  Certainly not when his wife needs the money for her own race this year.

On the Atlantic Coast, in 13 of 16 states a majority of Representatives voted for lobbying reform. Davis joined a majority of Reps in only three states opposing the measure--VA, Georgia, and South Carolina. In 41 states nationwide, the majority of Reps voted for the reform.

Tom Davis is positioning himself to take Jim Web's title of VA's junior Senator, but he'll resemble George Allen sooner than he'll resemble John Warner or Jim Webb. John Warner voted FOR the reform.


Off Topic (DukieDem - 1/10/2007 3:51:41 PM)
I've yet to see a picture where Allen's youngest daughter does not creep me out.

On topic: Oh please let us target Davis in 08 with a candidate that has name recognition and an ability to fundraise.

wow - surprised by his 9/11 commission vote ... (Rob - 1/10/2007 4:23:51 PM)
just dumb politics ... he'll get hammered for that in 2008.

Davis was always a good Republican (Andrea Chamblee - 1/10/2007 10:27:43 PM)
He voted on the fetal pain act - an act that applied before a fetus would even have nerves.

The Davis, George-Allen-like voting record is here.

Just as important as how often he votes on one side is what he does vote for. He stood with Party leadership on the Iraq War and against Terri Schiavo. Where lobbyists and PACs brought him bags of money, he's voted with them and Party leadership for tax breaks for oil companies, windfall profits for pharmaceutical companies, and laws for bankers and financiers that benefit credit companies that prey on students and take homes away from families bankrupted by the crushing debt of catastrophic illness.

Comments on Too Conservative praised his under-the-radar ability to vote the neo-con line with this list:

Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
Voted YES on requiring the Pledge of Allegiance
Voted YES on changing the First Amendment on flag buring
Voted YES on military border patrols
Voted YES on school prayer
Voted YES on bankrupting DC schools with vouchers.
Voted YES on oil drilling & development in ANWR
Voted YES on limiting attorney’s fees when corporations injure large groups of people
Voted YES on restricting lawsuits
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight.

Davis votes against minimum wage Wednesday (Andrea Chamblee - 1/11/2007 12:51:12 AM)
Only Thelma Drake and Eric Cantor joined him in the NO vote.

Davis votes against Medicare reform Friday (Andrea Chamblee - 1/12/2007 11:58:02 PM)
More Davis watch for the First 100 hours:

Vote 23: H R 4: Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act (On Motion to Recommit-return to commitee)Davis vote: No
Republican Party position: No
Democratic Party position: Yes

Vote 22: H R 4: Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
Davis vote: Yes
Republican Party position: Yes
Democratic Party position: No

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