RECENT VOTES

Housing

On Wednesday the House considered H.R. 861: The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Termination Act. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program provides resources to communities so that they may purchase and rehabilitate abandoned properties. Many cities and towns all across America have been hard hit by the housing crisis. In neighborhood after neighborhood, property values are suffering because of abandoned homes. The NSP gave cities and states access to resources to rehabilitate abandoned properties and stabilize neighborhoods. H.R. 861 ends the program. Once again, Republicans didn't propose an alternative program or suggest improvements. They just eliminated it. I spoke in support of the NSP and against this bill; you may view my comments here. I voted NO. H.R. 861, which the President has stated he will veto, passed and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
REPUBLICAN

237

2

0

1

DEMOCRAT

5

180

0

7

TOTAL

242

182

0

8

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

0

10

0

0