Guess Which One of These 5 People Senate Rs Voted Unanimously Against

Guess Which One of These 5 People Senate Rs Voted Unanimously Against


And the only 10 “no” votes went to… This morning the Senate Banking Committee voted unanimously on 5 nominees for various positions and all of the nominees received unanimous support — except one.  Can you guess which one didn’t get through unanimously?  That person’s nomination still moves to the full Senate for consideration because all 12 Democrats voted YES even though all 10 Republicans voted NO.  

The 10 Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee — Sens. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Bob Corker (R-TN), David Vitter (R-LA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dean Heller (R-NV) — voted no on Watt and no other nominee. 

Receiving unanimous support today was Kara Stein (for SEC Commissioner) and Michael Piwowar (for SEC Commissioner), who are former staffers of the Banking Committee, were unanimously voted out of committee, so was Jason Furman (to be on President’s Council of Economic Advisers).  Richard Metsger (for the National Credit Union Administration Board) was also approved unanimously.

In what will ultimately be a test of how hard Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama want to push his nomination — Watt’s nomination to be the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, will be a test for the new effort by Reid to break the filibuster.

Federal judges and nominees have become the focus of GOP obstruction over the last few years. Months ago, President Obama’s nominee to be Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, became the first cabinet nominee in U.S. history to be filibusters.  Susan Rice, who is now the NSA Advisor, was stopped even before she was nominated to be Secretary of State.  Today the Senate confirmed Tom Perez to be Secretary of Labor on a strict party line vote after Republicans delayed the nomination but failed to have enough votes to stop it with a filibuster.    


  1. That is exactly the problem in our government,Ignorance, Fear of The Black Man and Too Many Old White Folks.or for a better word, Lack of Diversity and Youth….On another subject….An Open Letter to Sen.Mark Kirk and a Challenge From a Former High-Ranking Member of The Gangster Disciples.”Rather than sit down with Community Leaders to Develope a Strategy to Educate, Mentor and Employ At- Risk Youth, Senator Mark Kirk[R-Illinois],recently came up[With The Stupid Idea], to Spend[$30]Million to Arrest and Jail[18,000] Ganster Disciples[GD] in an effort to Alleviate The Rampant Violence in Chicago…”Senator Kirk said,”My Top Priority is To Arrest The Ganster Disciple Gang, which is[18,000] People.”I Would Like a Mass Pickup of Them and Put Them all in The Thompson Correctional Facility.”[Stupid is as Stupid does].”It doesn’t take a Genius to Figure out that Targeting and Arresting One Gang Will Not Squash The Many Random Acts of Violence That are Emanating from Numerous Sources.[Al Capone Mob or Gang],ruled Chicago for Years…They were The Original Gang in Chicago for Years…Chicago is Well Known for Al Capone Mob or Gang…”Chicago is Riddled With Numerous Gangs.”Why Target One Isolated Gang? ”Let’s keep this real,violence doesn’t just Stem from Gangs…”There is also Silent Violence That Stem from People in High Places.”Senator Mark Kirk,violence is a Product of Unemployment, Lack of Educational Resources, Poor Government, Frustration, Lack of Quality Healthcare, Incarceration and Fear…”Let’s call it what it is.”Senator Mark Kirk.”Aren’t there more Productive Ways to Spend[$30]Million?”With a Reported[2.7]Million Children Children Without Parents due to Incarceration.”Mass Incarceration Contributes to The Destruction of Black and Brown Communities…”Where is the call for Legislation to Implement Jobs for Youth, Build Youth Centers, After School Programs and Job Creation?”Senator Mark Kirk,perhaps you missed The 2010 Report from Illinois Department of Corrections,stating The States Prison System is at[150%] of capacity, or the fact that The State Spent[$140]million to Build The Thompson Correctional Facility,but they couldn’t Open,because They Forgot to Allow[$50]million in Annual Operating Costs…”Maybe if some of Those Millions were Better Spent on Education in Our Schools,instead of Closing Schools in Low Income Areas,Summer Jobs for Youth,we would not have Gang Problems…”You Cannot Dump[18,000] people into Over Crowded and Dangerous Prison System and Hide Behind The Real Problems in Our Society…Starting with Corrupt,Poor Government.”Senator Kirk,my Challenge to you is to Sit Down with Grassroots Community Leaders to Discuss Real Solutions to Many Problems.”Yeah How About That Senator Kirk? I’m down if you are.”