How local and Ohio U.S. lawmakers voted on major issues last week

Our Washington  Bureau compiled this list to give you a quick look at how local and Ohio members of the U.S. House and Senate voted on major issues last week.

HOUSE

Local House members in bold

* H.R. 240

A bill paying for the Department of Homeland Security without language prohibiting enactment of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions.

Passed: 257-167

Democrats

Yes: Beatty, Fudge, Kaptur, Ryan

Republicans

No: Chabot, Gibbs, Johnson, Jordan, Joyce, Latta, Renacci, Wenstrup

Yes: Boehner, Stivers, Tiberi, Turner.

SENATE

* S.J. Res 8. A measure to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between when a union requests representation and when workers vote on it.

Passed 53-46

Democrat

No: Brown

Republican

Yes: Portman

* On overriding the veto. A measure overriding a veto of a bill to expedite construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Failed 62-37 (needed two-thirds to pass)

Democrat

No: Brown

Republican

Yes: Portman

* On the cloture motion. A procedural measure to send a bill paying for the Department of Homeland Security to conference – meaning the House and Senate would have to iron out differences on their respective versions of the bills.

Failed 47-43 (needed 60 votes to pass)

Democrat

Republican

Yes: Portman

Sen. Sherrod Brown did not vote on the measure.

Source: Congress


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