Washington DC Roll Call Report


YEAS

Herrera Beutler

FOREIGN AID: The House has passed the Millennium Challenge Corporation Eligibility Expansion Act (HR 8463), sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. The bill would expand the number of countries eligible for receiving aid from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent federal agency that sends grant money to developing countries. Castro said the expanded eligibility would “ensure that the MCC will continue its important work and maximize its impact fighting poverty and promoting development.” The vote, on Sept. 29, was 334 yeas to 87 nays.

YEAS

Herrera Beutler

PASSING LEGISLATION: The House has passed a motion sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., to pass en bloc, without a separate roll call vote on each bill, 12 different bills, and also agree to the Senate amendment to the Small Project Efficient and Effective Disaster Recovery Act (HR 5641). The vote, on Sept. 29, was 296 yeas to 127 nays.

NAYS

Herrera Beutler

Senate

APPEALS COURT JUDGE: The Senate has approved, upon reconsideration, the nomination of Arianna Freeman to be a judge on the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Freeman has been a federal community defender attorney in Philadelphia since 2009. A supporter, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., cited Freeman’s “extensive legal experience, keen intellect, and dedication to the principles of fairness and equal justice.” The vote, on Sept. 29, was 50 yeas to 47 nays.

YEAS

Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Patty Murray, D-Wash.

CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS: The Senate has passed the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act (HR 6833), sponsored by Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., to provide continuing appropriations for government spending through Dec. 16, and add $12.3 billion of aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia, as well as increase funding for disaster response programs. The vote, on Sept. 29, was 72 yeas to 25 nays.

YEAS

Cantwell, Murray

WORKER BENEFITS: The Senate has approved, upon reconsideration, the nomination of Lisa M. Gomez to be the Labor Department’s assistant secretary for employee benefits security. Gomez has, since 1994, been an employee benefits lawyer, most recently as a partner at a New York City law firm. A supporter, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Gomez would “fight to hold employers accountable to the law, ensure workers get the benefits they are owed, and protect families’ financial security.” The vote, on Sept. 29, was 49 yeas to 36 nays.

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