VOTES OF VIR­GINI­ANS

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House (11 dis­tricts): Robert J. Wittman (R-1st), Elaine Luria (D-2nd), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-3rd), A. Don­ald McEachin (D-4th), Den­ver Rig­gle­man (R-5th), Ben­jamin Cline (R-6th), Abi­gail Span­berger (D-7th), Don­ald S. Beyer Jr. (D-8th), H. Mor­gan Grif­fith (R-9th), Jen­nifer Wex­ton (D-10th), Ger­ald E. Con­nolly (D-11th)

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

House

$23.2 Bil­lion for Farms, Food, Drug Safety: The House on Jan. 10 voted 243-183 to ap­pro­pri­ate $23.2 bil­lion in fis­cal 2019 for the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion and other agen­cies. The House sent this mea­sure and three other ap­pro­pri­a­tions bills to the Se­nate in an ef­fort to re­open some of the de­part­ments and agen­cies that have been largely shut down since Dec. 22 due to ex­pired fund­ing. The move was also in­tended to put pres­sure on the Se­nate and the White House to end the par­tial shut­down. But Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell, R-Ky., said his cham­ber will not con­sider spend­ing bills un­til Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and House Democrats set­tle their dis­pute over bor­der-wall fund­ing. A yes vote was to send HR 265 to the Se­nate.

Yes: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

No: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

Ru­ral Broad­band Fund­ing: The House on Jan. 10 de­feated, 197-229, a Repub­li­can mo­tion that sought to boost fund­ing for ru­ral broad­band pro­grams in HR 265 (above) by $125 mil­lion, to a to­tal of $565 mil­lion. A yes vote backed a nearly 30 per­cent in­crease in the bill’s bud­get for im­prov­ing in­ter­net ac­cess in ru­ral ar­eas.

Yes: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

No: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

Bill to Re­open Trea­sury, IRS: The House on Jan. 9 voted 240-188 to ap­pro­pri­ate $23.7 bil­lion in fis­cal 2019 for the Trea­sury, IRS, fed­eral ju­di­ciary and other gov­ern­men­tal units par­tially closed since Dec. 22. The bill would fund a 1.9 per­cent pay raise for civil ser­vants in 2019 while pro­hibit­ing sched­uled raises for Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence and senior po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees. A yes vote was to send HR 264 to the Se­nate.

Yes: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

No: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

Anti-Ter­ror­ism Fund­ing Boost: The House on Jan. 9 de­feated, 200-227, a Repub­li­can ef­fort to boost spend­ing in HR 264 (above) for the Trea­sury Depart­ment’s Of­fice of Ter­ror­ism and Fi­nan­cial In­tel­li­gence, which com­bats ter­ror­ist fi­nanc­ing in U.S. and in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial sys­tems, en­forces eco­nomic sanc­tions and po­lices global money laun­der­ing. A yes vote was to in­crease the of­fice’s fis­cal 2019 bud­get by $2 mil­lion to $161 mil­lion.

Yes: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

No: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

Back Pay for Civil Ser­vants: The House on Jan. 11 passed, 411-7, a bill (S 24) stip­u­lat­ing that fed­eral em­ploy­ees sent home or work­ing with­out pay in the cur­rent gov­ern­ment shut­down, or fur­loughed in any fu­ture clo­sures, will even­tu­ally re­ceive back pay in full. A yes vote was to send S 24 to the pres­i­dent.

Yes: Wittman, Luria, Scott, McEachin, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

No: None

Not vot­ing: Grif­fith

De­fend­ing Af­ford­able Care Act: The House on Jan. 9 voted 235-192 to join Demo­cratic at­tor­neys gen­eral from sev­eral states in ap­peal­ing a fed­eral court rul­ing in Texas v. United States that the Af­ford­able Care Act is un­con­sti­tu­tional. A yes vote was in sup­port of House in­ter­ven­tion aimed at pre­serv­ing the law. (H Res 6)

Yes: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

No: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

$71 Bil­lion for Trans­porta­tion, Hous­ing in 2019: The House on Jan. 10 voted 244180 to ap­pro­pri­ate $26.6 bil­lion for the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and $44.5 bil­lion for the Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment in fis­cal 2019. A yes vote was to send HR 267 to the Se­nate, where it was shelved.

Yes: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

No: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

Hous­ing Vouch­ers for the Dis­abled: Vot­ing 193-228, the House on Jan. 10 de­feated a Repub­li­can mo­tion to in­crease spend­ing in HR 267 (above) for vouch­ers to help se­verely dis­abled in­di­vid­u­als ob­tain pri­vate hous­ing. A yes vote was to in­crease spend­ing in the bill for that pur­pose from about $319 mil­lion to $390 mil­lion.

Yes: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline, Grif­fith

No: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

$35.9 Bil­lion for In­te­rior, EPA, Other Agen­cies in 2019: The House on Jan. 11 voted 240-179 to ap­pro­pri­ate $35.9 bil­lion in fis­cal 2019 for the Depart­ment of the In­te­rior, En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency and other agen­cies. A yes vote was to send HR 266 to the Se­nate, where it was shelved.

Yes: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

No: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline

Not vot­ing: Grif­fith

Wild­fire Pre­ven­tion Fund­ing Boost: Vot­ing 190-229, the House on Jan. 11 de­feated a Repub­li­can mo­tion to in­crease spend­ing in HR 266 (above) for U.S. For­est Ser­vice wild­fire pre­ven­tion pro­grams. A yes vote was to in­crease spend­ing in the bill for that pur­pose from $614 mil­lion to $644 mil­lion.

Yes: Wittman, Rig­gle­man, Cline

No: Luria, Scott, McEachin, Span­berger, Beyer, Wex­ton, Con­nolly

Not vot­ing: Grif­fith

Se­nate

U.S. Sup­port of Is­rael, Jor­dan: Vot­ing 56-44, the Se­nate on Jan. 8 failed to reach the 60 votes needed to end a Demo­cratic fil­i­buster against a bill (S 1) that would au­tho­rize $3.3 bil­lion an­nu­ally in U.S. mil­i­tary aid to Is­rael over 10 years, im­pose sanc­tions on in­di­vid­u­als and en­ti­ties do­ing busi­ness with the As­sad regime in Syria, and au­tho­rize un­spec­i­fied mil­i­tary aid to Jor­dan. Democrats said they would de­lay the bill un­til the gov­ern­ment has been fully re­opened. A yes vote was to ad­vance the bill.

No: Warner, Kaine

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