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Congressional Votes for the week of 09/02 - 09/08/2017
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
HURRICANE HARVEY RECOVERY: The House has agreed to the Senate amendments to a bill that would provide $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund for various efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey. The vote was 419 yeas to 3 nays.
YEAS: Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), DeSantis R-FL (6th), Lawson (FL) D-FL (5th), Rutherford R-FL (4th), Yoho R-FL (3rd)


House Vote 2:
FUNDING FOR SANCTUARY CITIES: The House has passed an amendment ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 06/10 - 06/16/2017
WASHINGTON, June 16 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
HEALTH INSURANCE TAX CREDIT: The House has passed the Verify First Act, to block a taxpayer from receiving the health insurance premium assistance tax credit until the taxpayer's status as a legal U.S. resident has been verified by the federal government. The vote was 238 yeas to 184 nays.
YEAS: Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), DeSantis R-FL (6th), Rutherford R-FL (4th), Yoho R-FL (3rd)
NAYS: Lawson (FL) D-FL (5th)


House Vote 2:
VA REFORMS: The House has passed the ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 12/02 - 12/09/2016
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
2017 MILITARY SPENDING: The House has agreed to the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act, to authorize $618 billion of fiscal 2017 spending at the Defense Department, military construction projects, and the Energy Department's defense activities. The vote was 375 yeas to 34 nays.
NOT VOTING: Brown (FL) D-FL (5th)
YEAS: Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), Crenshaw R-FL (4th), DeSantis R-FL (6th), Yoho R-FL (3rd)


House Vote 2:
INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 06/10 - 06/17/2016
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SPENDING: The House has passed the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. The bill would provide $3.481 billion of funding for fiscal 2017 programs in the federal government's legislative branch, including the Capitol building, but not including the Senate. The vote was 233 yeas to 175 nays.
NAYS: Brown (FL) D-FL (5th), DeSantis R-FL (6th)
YEAS: Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), Crenshaw R-FL (4th), Yoho R-FL (3rd)



House Vote 2:
RELATIONS WITH CARIBBEAN ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 06/03 - 06/09/2016
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
GERMANY AND HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS: The House has passed a resolution to urge Germany's government to provide funds to cover the health and welfare needs of Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. and elsewhere. The vote was unanimous with 363 yeas.
NOT VOTING: Brown (FL) D-FL (5th)
YEAS: Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), Crenshaw R-FL (4th), DeSantis R-FL (6th), Yoho R-FL (3rd)


House Vote 2:
IMPLEMENTING OZONE EMISSIONS RULES: The House has passed the Ozone Standards Implementation ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 05/20 - 05/26/2016
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
RULES FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The House has passed the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act. The bill would require the Federal Communications Commission to begin consideration of rules for mobile phone service providers to operate during emergencies that cause mobile service outages, for providing mobile 911 services during emergencies, and for enabling emergency communications between public safety agencies and telecommunications service providers. The ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 05/20 - 05/26/2016
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
RULES FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: The House has passed the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act. The bill would require the Federal Communications Commission to begin consideration of rules for mobile phone service providers to operate during emergencies that cause mobile service outages, for providing mobile 911 services during emergencies, and for enabling emergency communications between public safety agencies and telecommunications service providers. The ... Show Full Article

Congressional Votes for the week of 05/07 - 05/13/2016
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
PREVENTING PAINKILLER ADDICTION: The House has passed the Opioid Program Evaluation Act. The bill would require the Justice Department and Health and Human Services Department to study the effectiveness of grant programs to fund efforts to prevent and treat the abuse of opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. The vote was 410 yeas to 1 nay.
YEAS: Brown (FL) D-FL (5th), Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), Crenshaw R-FL (4th), DeSantis R-FL (6th), Yoho R-FL (3rd)


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Congressional Votes for the week of 04/29 - 05/05/2016
WASHINGTON, May 6 -- Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES:

House Vote 1:
CHARTER SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: The House has passed the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act. The bill would reauthorize and modify the Opportunity Scholarship Program for providing funds so students in Washington, D.C., can attend charter schools instead of poorly performing public schools. The vote was 224 yeas to 181 nays.
NAYS: Brown (FL) D-FL (5th)
YEAS: Carter (GA) R-GA (1st), Crenshaw R-FL (4th), DeSantis R-FL (6th), Yoho R-FL ... Show Full Article