How did congressional district members vote?

US Senator Rob Portman

WASHINGTON – Here’s a look at how members of the congressional district voted from November 11 to November 18.

Besides the roll call vote, this week the Senate also passed the following actions by voice vote: the Performance Improvement Reform Act (HR 2617), to amend the description of how performance goals are met; and the Protect Our Children Act (p. 4834), to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program.

House votes

House vote 1:

Imagine Horses: The House passed the Prevent All Wasted Tactics Act (HR 5441), sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, to have the Department of Agriculture examine horses in various public facilities for twitching cases, which place various restraints on the horse’s legs to give the horse a higher gait. “The Sorning Plague has maimed the Tennessee Walking Horse and related breeds for more than six decades. I’m proud to lead the fight to end it,” Cohen said. One of the opponents, Rep. Scott Desjarlais, R-Tennessee, said the inflammatory law would “impose an unwarranted ban on equipment that makes it impossible to hold horse shows and events. Equestrian experts themselves have said that ban is not based on scientific evidence.” The vote, on November 14, was 304 to 111 against.

Yes: Bob Latta R-OH (5), Marcy Kaptur D-OH (9)

Nice: Jim Jordan R-OH (4)

House vote 2:

Workplace sexual harassment cases: The House passed the Speak Out Act (S. 4524), sponsored by Sen. Kirsten E. Cases of Assault. “These confidentiality clauses have contributed to a culture of silence in cases involving sexual misconduct. As such, they have enabled sexual offenders to routinely evade accountability,” said one supporter, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, R-N.Y. One of the opponents, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the bill was “very broad and would affect contractual matters that have absolutely nothing to do with sexual misconduct.” The vote, on November 16, was 315 to 109 in disapproval.

YEAS: Latta R-OH (5), Kaptur D-OH (9)

Nice: Jordan R-OH (4)

House vote 3:

Passing legislation: The House approved a proposal sponsored by Rep. Troy A. Carter, a Democrat, to pass 7 bills in the caucus, without a separate vote on each bill. Topics covered by the bills included research conducted by Veterans Health Administration staff, VA cybersecurity, creation of the DisasterAssistance.gov website, and establishing record-keeping requirements for Amazon and other online hosts for third-party retailers. The DisasterAssistance.gov bill is “designed to put survivors first and get them back on their feet after disasters faster,” Carter said. The vote, on November 17, was 381 to 39 against.

YEAS: Latta R-OH (5), Kaptur D-OH (9)

No vote: Jordan R-OH (4th place)

House vote 4:

NAMING VA MEDICAL CENTER: House passed the Max Cleland Veterans Medical Center Act (S. 3369), sponsored by Senator Raphael J. Cleland, who died in 2021, was a senator, veterans affairs administrator, and Vietnam War veteran. One supporter, Rep. Jake Elzey, R-Texas, said of Cleland, “His spirit was an inspiration, and that same spirit will continue to inspire excellence at the Atlanta VA Medical Center that should proudly bear his name.” The vote, on November 17, was 359 to 62.

Nice: Latta R-OH (5), Jordan R-OH (4)

Yes: Kaptur D-OH (9)

House vote 5:

LYMPHEDEMA AND MEDICARE: House passed the Lymphedema Treatment Act (HR 3630), sponsored by Rep. Janice D. Schakowski, D-Illinois, to allow Medicare coverage of expenses for the use of graduated compression garments and other treatments for lymphedema, which is swelling of body tissues caused by a buildup of lymph fluid. Schakowsky said Medicare coverage “will certainly help the 3 million Americans with lymphedema to be able to get some of the relief they need at a cost they can afford.” The vote, on November 17, was 402 to 13 against.

YEAS: Latta R-OH (5), Kaptur D-OH (9), Jordan R-OH (4)

Senate vote

First Senate vote:

PUERTO RICO JUDGE: The Senate confirmed the nomination of Maria del R. Antongiorgi Jordan to be a judge in the United States District Court for Puerto Rico. District Court Clerk since 2019, Antongiorgi-Jordan, from 1995 to 2018, was an attorney at the San Juan law firm McConnell Valde, specializing in employment cases. One supporter, Senator Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, called her “a dedicated public servant and an accomplished litigator who will be a tremendous asset” on the court. The vote, on November 15, was 55 to 43 against.

Yes: Sherrod Brown D-OH

Nice: Rob Portman RR

Senate vote 2:

COVID EMERGENCY: The Senate passed a resolution (SJ Res.63), sponsored by Sen. Roger Marshall, R-C., to declare an end to the Covid-related national emergency that President Trump initiated in March 2020. Marshall said the resolution was needed because “this White House More than willing and able to use this emergency declaration to push as many inflationary handouts as possible.” One of the opponents, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, said that by reversing many health care measures adopted under the declared emergency, the decision would be “a recipe for chaos in American health care and a serious headache for the millions of patients who will get coverage and their care upside down.” . The vote, on November 15, was 61 to 37.

Nice: Brown D-OH

Yes: Portman R.O

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