ROLL CALL

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WASH­ING­TON — Here's a look at how area mem­bers of Congress voted over the pre­vi­ous week.

HOUSE Mod­ern­iza­tion of Congress:

The House has agreed to a ti­tle of a bill (H. Res. 6), spon­sored by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., to cre­ate a House Select Com­mit­tee on the Mod­ern­iza­tion of Congress, to be charged with rec­om­mend­ing ways to mod­ern­ize Congress's oper­a­tions. The vote, on Jan. 4, was 418 yeas to 12 nays.

Rep. Tom Cole (4th), Rep. Kevin Hern (1st), Rep. Frank D. Lu­cas (3rd), Rep. Mark­wayne Mullin (2nd), Rep. Ken­dra Horn (5th)

Yeas: Emer­gency pre­pared­ness:

The House has passed the Pan­demic and All-Haz­ards Pre­pared­ness and Ad­vanc­ing In­no­va­tion Act (H.R. 269), spon­sored by Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., to reau­tho­rize var­i­ous pub­lic health se­cu­rity and all-haz­ards pre­pared­ness and re­sponse pro­grams. The vote, on Jan. 8, was 401 yeas to 17 nays.

Mullin, Lu­cas, Horn, Hern, Cole

Yeas: Haz­ards at chem­i­cal plants:

The House has passed the Chem­i­cal Fa­cil­ity Anti-Ter­ror­ism Stan­dards Pro­gram Ex­ten­sion Act (H.R. 251), spon­sored by Rep. Ben­nie G. Thomp­son, D-Miss. The bill would ex­tend un­til early 2021 the Home­land Se­cu­rity Depart­ment's Chem­i­cal Fa­cil­ity Anti-Ter­ror­ism Stan­dards Pro­gram, which is a joint ef­fort by Home­land Se­cu­rity and high-risk chem­i­cal plants to adopt se­cu­rity mea­sures at the plants. The vote, on Jan. 8, was 414 yeas to 3 nays.

Mullin, Lu­cas, Horn, Hern, Cole

Yeas: Oba­macare lit­i­ga­tion:

The House has agreed to a ti­tle of a bill (H. Res. 6), spon­sored by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. The ti­tle would au­tho­rize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to in­ter­vene, on be­half of the House, in an ef­fort to up­hold the Af­ford­able Care Act in the case of Texas v. United States, which con­cerns the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of the ACA. The vote, on Jan. 9, was 235 yeas to 192 nays.

Mullin, Lu­cas, Hern,

Nays:

Cole

Yeas: Se­lected gov­ern­ment ap­pro­pri­a­tions:

Horn

The House has passed the Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices and Gen­eral Gov­ern­ment Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act (H.R. 264), spon­sored by Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill. The bill would pro­vide fis­cal 2019 fund­ing for the Trea­sury Depart­ment, ju­di­ciary branch, ex­ec­u­tive of­fice of the pres­i­dent, and sev­eral in­de­pen­dent gov­ern­ment agen­cies. The vote, on Jan. 9, was 240 yeas to 188 nays.

Mullin, Lu­cas, Hern,

Nays:

Cole

Yeas: Trans­porta­tion fund­ing:

The House has passed the Trans­porta­tion, Hous­ing and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment, and Re­lated Agen­cies Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act (H.R. 267), spon­sored by Rep. David E. Price, D-N.C., to pro­vide fis­cal 2019 fund­ing for the Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment, Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment and var­i­ous re­lated agen­cies. The vote, on Jan. 10, was 244 yeas to 180 nays.

Mullin, Lu­cas, Hern,

Nays:

Cole

Yeas: Fund­ing Agri­cul­ture:

The House has passed the Agri­cul­ture, Ru­ral Devel­op­ment, Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion, and Re­lated Agen­cies Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act (H.R. 265), spon­sored by Rep. San­ford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., to pro­vide fis­cal 2019 fund­ing for the Agri­cul­ture Depart­ment and the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion. The vote, on Jan. 10, was 243 yeas to 183 nays.

Mullin, Lu­cas, Hern,

Nays:

Cole

Horn

Horn

Yeas: SE­NATE De­bat­ing Mid­dle East se­cu­rity:

The Se­nate has re­jected a clo­ture mo­tion to end de­bate on a mo­tion to con­sider the Strength­en­ing Amer­ica's Se­cu­rity in the Mid­dle East Act (S. 1), spon­sored by Sen. Marco Ru­bio, R-Fla. The bill would ex­tend a mil­i­tary part­ner­ship agree­ment with Jor­dan, im­pose sanc­tions on Syria's gov­ern­ment, and take mea­sures to pro­tect U.S. gov­ern­ment bod­ies that op­pose the boy­cott, di­vest­ment, and sanc­tions (BDS) move­ment against Is­rael from law­suits stem­ming from that op­po­si­tion. The vote to end de­bate, on Jan. 10, was 53 yeas to 43 nays, with a three-fifths ma­jor­ity re­quired for ap­proval.

Sen. Jim In­hofe, Sen. James Lank­ford

Yeas:

Horn

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