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ROLL CALL: How your lawmakers voted

Members of the House were on recess. Members of the Senate took the following actions:

Obama Jobs Plans: Senators failed, 50-50, to reach 60 votes for advancing a bill by President Obama providing $35 billion to avert state and local layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters. A yes vote backed a bill (S 1723) paid for by a .05 percent surtax on incomes over $1 million.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer voted yes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted yes

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GOP Repeal Bid: Senators failed, 57-43, to reach 60 votes for advancing GOP-backed repeal of a law on government contractors. Aimed at tax cheats, the law requires 3 percent of contract sums withheld as a credit against federal taxes. A yes vote was to end a law seen as a jobs-killer. (S 1726)

Sen. Barbara Boxer voted no

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted no

Millionaires' Farm Payments: Senators voted, 84-15, to reduce from $2.5 million to $1 million the income limit above which active and casual farmers are ineligible for crop subsidies, cash payments, loans and other farm payments. A yes vote was to reduce the limit as part of HR 2112.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer voted yes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted yes

Terrorism Trials: Voting 47-52, senators refused to require terrorism suspects linked to al-Qaida to be tried in U.S. military tribunals rather than in federal courts. A yes vote backed the amendment to HR 2112 over arguments federal courts have a long record of successful terror prosecutions.

Sen. Barbara Boxer voted no

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted no

Commission on Prisons: Senators failed, 57-43, to reach 60 votes for advancing a proposed national commission to review the U.S. prison system, which now holds 2.3 million inmates. A yes vote backed the measure over arguments it is a federal overreach into state and local affairs. (HR 2112)

Sen. Barbara Boxer voted yes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted yes

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Drugs From Canada: Senators refused, 45-55, to make it legal for American consumers to import federally approved, U.S.-made pharmaceuticals from Canada for their own use. A yes vote backed an amendment to allow such imports by mail order, online purchases or in person. (HR 2112)

Sen. Barbara Boxer voted yes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted yes

Commerce Secretary Bryson: Senators confirmed, 74-26, John E. Bryson as secretary of Commerce. Bryson, 69, has headed the energy firm Edison International and was a founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental organization. A yes vote backed Bryson to replace Gary Locke, who became U.S. ambassador to China in July.

Sen. Barbara Boxer voted yes

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted yes

KEY VOTES AHEAD

In the week of Oct. 24, the Senate will be in recess, and the House will take up a bill tightening rules for the 2010 health law's state-run insurance exchanges.

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