ROLL CALL

Tulsa World - - Politics Extra - Rep. Mark­wayne Mullin (2nd), Rep. Steve Rus­sell (5th) Bri­den­s­tine Cole, Lu­cas, Mullin, Rus­sell Bri­den­s­tine Cole, Lu­cas, Mullin, Rus­sell — Tar­geted News Ser­vice

WASH­ING­TON — Here is how Ok­la­homa's mem­bers of the U.S. Se­nate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives voted on key is­sues last week.

Debt ceil­ing, hur­ri­cane re­lief:

The House has agreed to the Se­nate amend­ment to the Re­in­forc­ing Ed­u­ca­tion Ac­count­abil­ity in De­vel­op­ment Act (H.R. 601), spon­sored by Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., that would pro­vide gov­ern­ment fund­ing through De­cem­ber 8, raise the debt ceil­ing and pro­vide $15 bil­lion to fund Hur­ri­cane Har­vey re­cov­ery ef­forts. The vote, on Sept. 8, was 316 yeas to 90 nays.

Not vot­ing:

Rep. Jim Bri­den­s­tine (1st)

Rep. Tom Cole (4th), Rep. Frank D. Lu­cas (3rd)

Yeas: Nays:

House

Well meth­ane flar­ing rule:

The House has ap­proved an amend­ment spon­sored by Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., to the Depart­ment of the In­te­rior, En­vi­ron­ment, and Re­lated Agen­cies Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act (H.R. 3354). The amend­ment would block fund­ing for a Bureau of Land Man­age­ment rule con­cern­ing the vent­ing and flar­ing of nat­u­ral gas from gas and oil wells on fed­eral land. The vote, on Sept. 8, was 216 yeas to 186 nays.

Not vot­ing: Yeas: Reg­u­lat­ing meth­ane emis­sions:

The House has passed an amend­ment spon­sored by Rep. Mark­wayne Mullin, R-Okla., to the Depart­ment of the In­te­rior, En­vi­ron­ment, and Re­lated Agen­cies Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act (H.R. 3354). The amend­ment would bar fund­ing for im­ple­men­ta­tion of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency's 2016 rule re­strict­ing meth­ane emis­sions from oil and nat­u­ral gas pro­duc­tion and trans­mis­sion. Mullin said the rule du­pli­cated other fed­eral reg­u­la­tions and was “es­ti­mated to cost the U.S. econ­omy $530 mil­lion an­nu­ally.” The vote, on Sept. 13, was 225 yeas to 186 nays.

Not vot­ing: Yeas: 2018 Dis­cre­tionary bud­get:

The House has passed the Depart­ment of the In­te­rior, En­vi­ron­ment, and Re­lated Agen­cies Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act (H.R. 3354), spon­sored by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif. The bill would pro­vide $1.2 tril­lion of fis­cal 2018 fund­ing for the mil­i­tary and var­i­ous dis­cre­tionary gov­ern­ment pro­grams, in­clud­ing Home­land Se­cu­rity and the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency. The vote, on Sept. 14, was 211 yeas to 198 nays.

Bri­den­s­tine Cole, Lu­cas, Mullin, Rus­sell

Se­nate

Not vot­ing: Yeas: Au­tho­riza­tion for Iraq war:

The Se­nate has tabled an amend­ment spon­sored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to the Na­tional De­fense Au­tho­riza­tion Act (H.R. 2810). The amend­ment would have re­pealed Congress's 2002 res­o­lu­tion au­tho­riz­ing the war against Iraq and the Sad­dam Hus­sein regime. Paul said the re­peal was needed to prompt Congress to ful­fill its con­sti­tu­tional role of over­see­ing mil­i­tary ac­tions. An op­po­nent, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said a re­peal that did not in­volve si­mul­ta­ne­ously pass­ing a new au­tho­riza­tion “would be pre­ma­ture, it would be ir­re­spon­si­ble.” The vote to ta­ble, on Sept. 13, was 61 yeas to 36 nays.

Sen. Jim In­hofe, Sen. James Lank­ford

Yeas:

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