Here’s how WNC congressmen voted the week of September 23-29

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WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how members of the Congressional area voted the week before.

Along with the week’s roll call votes, the Senate also passed, by voice vote, a resolution (S. Res. 753) urging the government of Brazil to ensure that the October 2022 elections are conducted in a free manner. , fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful manner; and the Technology Risk Preparedness and Training Act (S. 4166), to authorize preparedness programs to support communities with technology risks and emerging threats.

House votes

House Vote 1: AVIATION CENTER: The House passed the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act (HR 3482), sponsored by Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., to create the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation, which would be a venture to improve partnerships between military and civil parts of aviation and aerospace. Carson said the Center aims to address the problem that “innovation and lessons learned across various sectors of aviation have not been shared in a collaborative or even timely manner, especially given the rapid developments new technologies”. The vote on September 28 was 369 yes to 56 no. YES : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 2: MENTAL HEALTH SPENDING: The House passed the Mental Health Matters Act (HR 7780), sponsored by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-California, to create federal grant programs to fund the provision of mental health services by schools and prohibit certain provisions of employer-sponsored benefit plans. that restrict coverage of mental health care. The vote on September 29 was 220 yes to 205 no. NOPE : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 3: MERGER DEPOSITS: The House passed the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act (HR 3843), sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., to increase fees for companies filing applications for federal regulators’ approval of large mergers proposed, and to index the costs to the rate of inflation. The vote on September 29 was 242 yes to 184 no. DO NOT VOTE: Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 4: INFECTIOUS DISEASE PLANNING: The House passed the Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act (HR 8466), sponsored by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va. The bill would establish an obligation for all federal government agencies to develop plans for infectious diseases that trigger a nationwide public health emergency. Connolly said, “Federal agencies must put the health and safety of federal employees at the forefront of their plans and operations while continuing to provide vital services to the public, ensuring business continuity.” The vote on September 29 was 351 yes to 73 no. YES : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 5: FOREIGN TOURISTS: The House passed the Visit America Act (HR 6965), sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. The bill would require the Commerce Department to develop a 10-year plan to increase the volume of foreign tourism to the United States and create an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism, whose duties include promoting this tourism. The vote on September 29 was 325 yes to 93 no. YES : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

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House Vote 6: FOREIGN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE: The House passed the Worldwide Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act (HR 7321), sponsored by Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore. The bill would establish Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worker certification, reporting and inspection requirements for foreign facilities that repair US aircraft. One supporter, Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., said the bill “will fix the FAA’s unacceptably lax oversight of foreign aircraft repair stations that work on U.S. airline fleets and help increase safety.” of our global aviation system”. The vote on September 29 was 374 yes to 52 no. NOPE : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 7: FOOD AID AND VETERANS AFFAIRS: The House passed the Food Security for All Veterans Act (HR 8888), sponsored by Rep. Mary Sattler Peltola, D-Alaska, to establish an office of food security in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Bureau would provide veterans with information about possible enrollment in federal nutrition assistance programs. Peltola said, “There is nothing more important than ensuring that our veterans and their families can enjoy safe and healthy lives after their service to our country.” The vote on September 29 was 376 yes to 49 no. YES : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 8: WORLD FOOD SUPPLY: The House passed the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act (HR 8446), sponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., to reauthorize through fiscal year 2028 the food security strategy effort federal government to improve food availability overseas. McCollum said the effort has helped “millions of people in the world’s poorest countries become self-sufficient in food.” The vote on September 29 was 331 yes to 95 no. YES : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 9: FOREIGN AID: The House passed the Millennium Challenge Corporation Eligibility Expansion Act (HR 8463), sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. The bill would increase the number of countries eligible to receive aid from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent federal agency that sends grants to developing countries. Castro said the expanded eligibility would “ensure that MCC will continue its important work and maximize its impact in alleviating poverty and promoting development.” The vote on September 29 was 334 yes to 87 no. NOPE : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

House Vote 10: PASSING LEGISLATION: The House 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 accept the Senate amendment to the Effective Small Project and Effective Disaster Recovery Act (HR 5641). The vote on September 29 was 296 yes to 127 no. NOPE : Cawthorn R-NC (11th).

Senate votes

Meaning.  Richard Burr, left, and Thom Tillis

Senate Vote 1: COURT OF APPEAL JUDGE: The Senate has approved, after reconsideration, the nomination of Arianna Freeman to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Freeman has served as a federal community advocate attorney in Philadelphia since 2009. One 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 September 29 was 50 yes to 47 no. NOPE : Burr R-NC, Tillis R-NC.

Senate Vote 2: CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS: The Senate passed the Continuing Appropriations and Supplementary Appropriations for Ukraine Act (HR 6833), sponsored by Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., to provide continuing appropriations for government spending through 16 December and to add $12.3 billion in aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia, as well as to increase funding for disaster response programs. The vote on September 29 was 72 yes to 25 no. YES : Burr R-NC, Tillis R-NC.

Senate Vote 3: WORKER BENEFITS: The Senate has approved, after reconsideration, the appointment of Lisa M. Gomez to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor for Benefits Security. Gomez has been a benefits attorney since 1994, most recently as an associate at a New York City law firm. One supporter, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Gomez would “fight to hold employers accountable under the law, ensure workers receive the benefits they are owed, and protect the financial security of families.” The vote on September 29 was 49 yes to 36 no. DO NOT VOTE: Burr R-NC, Tillis R-NC.

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