VOTES OF VIR­GINI­ANS

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House (11 dis­tricts): Robert J. Wittman (R-1st), Scott W. Tay­lor (R-2nd), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-3rd), A. Don­ald McEachin (D-4th), Thomas A. Gar­rett Jr. (R5th), Robert W. Good­latte (R-6th), Dave Brat (R-7th), Don­ald S. Beyer Jr. (D-8th), H. Mor­gan Grif­fith (R-9th), Bar­bara J. Com­stock (R10th), Ger­ald E. Con­nolly (D-11th)

Se­nate: Mark R. Warner (D), Ti­mothy M. Kaine (D)

Bud­get for Vet­er­ans, En­ergy, Wa­ter: The House on June 8 passed, 235-179, a $145.4 bil­lion ap­pro­pri­a­tions bill for fis­cal 2019 that in­cludes $72.1 bil­lion for vet­er­ans’ health care, $15.3 bil­lion for se­cur­ing the U.S. nu­clear ar­se­nal and $785 mil­lion for fos­sil-fuel re­search. A yes vote was to pass HR 5895.

Yes: Wittman, Tay­lor, Gar­rett, Good­latte, Brat, Grif­fith, Com­stock

No: Scott, McEachin, Beyer, Con­nolly

Con­gres­sional Au­dit of Robert Mueller: Vot­ing 207201, the House on June 8 amended HR 5895 (above) to re­quire the Government Ac­count­abil­ity Of­fice, an arm of Congress, to con­duct semi­an­nual au­dits of the of­fice of spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller. A yes vote was to adopt the amend­ment.

Yes: Wittman, Tay­lor, Gar­rett, Good­latte, Brat, Grif­fith, Com­stock

No: Scott, McEachin, Beyer, Con­nolly

So­cial Cost of Car­bon: The House on June 8 voted 212201 to pro­hibit any funds in HR 5895 (above) from be­ing spent on pro­grams that would reg­u­late or pro­vide guid­ance on the so­cial cost of car­bon. A yes vote backed the amend­ment over ar­gu­ments it was a re­pu­di­a­tion of cli­mate change.

Yes: Wittman, Tay­lor, Gar­rett, Good­latte, Brat, Grif­fith, Com­stock

No: Scott, McEachin, Beyer, Con­nolly

Spot­light on In­fras­truc­ture: The House blocked, 224-176, a Demo­cratic bid for floor de­bate on a non­bind­ing mea­sure (H Con Res 63) spot­light­ing the Repub­li­cans’ in­abil­ity to en­act in­fras­truc­ture leg­is­la­tion in the 17 months they have con­trolled Congress and the White House. A yes vote was to block the Demo­cratic mo­tion.

Yes: Wittman, Tay­lor, Gar­rett, Good­latte, Brat, Grif­fith, Com­stock

No: Scott, McEachin, Beyer, Con­nolly

Re­claim­ing Un­spent Ap­pro­pri­a­tions: The House voted 210-206 to re­scind $14.5 bil­lion in un­spent ap­pro­pri­a­tions from pre­vi­ous years and ap­ply part of the sum to re­duc­ing deficits.

The Chil­dren’s Health In­sur­ance Pro­gram (CHIP) would ab­sorb $7 bil­lion in cuts, but no chil­dren would lose cov­er­age. A yes vote was to send HR 3 to the Se­nate.

Yes: Wittman, Tay­lor, Gar­rett, Good­latte, Brat, Grif­fith, Com­stock

No: Scott, McEachin, Beyer, Con­nolly

Ken­neth Marcus, As­sis­tant Ed­u­ca­tion Sec­re­tary: The Se­nate con­firmed, 5046, Ken­neth L. Marcus as as­sis­tant sec­re­tary of ed­u­ca­tion for civil rights, a post he held in the Ge­orge W. Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion. He also worked at the U.S. Civil Rights Com­mis­sion. A yes vote was to con­firm Marcus over ar­gu­ments he is too tol­er­ant of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s stated views on Mus­lims, im­mi­grants and the LGBTQ com­mu­nity.

No: Warner, Kaine

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