Quiz: 2009 in Congress Test your knowledge of major acts of Congress from last year. By Debra Bell Feb. 1, 2010 Comments SHARE Which of these senators did not vote in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009? Susan Collins (Republican, ME) Al Franken (Democrat, MN) Bernie Sanders (Independent, VT) Olympia Snowe (Republican, ME) The Recovery Act gave how large a tax credit to first-time home buyers? $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $8,000 True or false: All female senators backed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. True False Approximately how many cars were traded in through "cash for clunkers"? 90,000 700,000 1.5 million 4 million An act that expanded AmeriCorps bears which Democratic senator's name? Robert Byrd (West Virginia) Russ Feingold (Wisconsin) Edward Kennedy (Massachusetts) John Kerry (Massachusetts) True or false: Under legislation passed this year, jobless workers in some states can get up to 99 weeks of unemployment compensation. True False The Credit CARD Act contained an unrelated amendment allowing what? Concealed weapons in national parks Bibles in public school libraries Smoking in government buildings Pay raises for congressmen Which of these Republican senators supported Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation for the Supreme Court? Jon Cornyn (Texas) Jim DeMint (South Carolina) Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) Orrin Hatch (Utah) Which fact is not true of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act? It allows the FDA to regulate tobacco It forces manufacturers to reveal the ingredients in their products It bans menthol cigarettes It bans clove cigarettes Click here for the answers.