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How Maine’s members of Congress voted this week — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

How Maine’s members of Congress voted this week — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Here’s a take a look at how area members of Congress voted over the earlier week.

Together with roll call votes this week, the Home also passed the FinCEN Enchancment Act (H.R. 1414), to ensure the Financial Crimes Enforcement Community works with tribal regulation enforcement businesses, protects towards all types of terrorism, and focuses on digital currencies; the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act (H.R. 1404), to strengthen the USA response to Russian interference by offering transparency on the corruption of Russian President Vladimir Putin; the Protecting Russian Entrapments Minimal and Limiting Intelligence Networks Act (H.R. 1617), to direct the Director of National Intelligence to submit intelligence assessments of the intentions of the political leadership of the Russian Federation; and a resolution (H. Res. 206), acknowledging that the shortage of daylight and transparency in financial transactions and corporate formation poses a menace to our nationwide safety and our financial system’s safety and supporting efforts to close associated loopholes.

House votes

Home Vote 1:

The House has passed an modification sponsored by Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., to the For the Individuals Act (H.R. 1). The amendment would require states to standardize their polling hours such that no polling place shall be open for greater than two hours less than the polling place with the best quantity of hours of operation. Brindisi referred to as the standardization “an important step to ensure that all voters across the state are treated fairly.” An modification opponent, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., stated the requirement “will undo 220-plus years of states setting their own voting requirements, running their own voter laws.” The vote, on March 8, was 237 yeas to 188 nays.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

Home Vote 2:

The House has passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., to the For the Individuals Act (H.R. 1), that may require states to simply accept purposes by 16 and 17-year-olds to register to vote in elections for federal authorities workplaces. Neguse stated the requirement encourages “our citizens of every age, from every background and every locality and every local party to engage in our political process.” An opponent, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Unwell., stated the requirement would put an unfunded burden on local elections businesses by imposing a top-down mandate. The vote, on March 8, was 239 yeas to 186 nays.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

House Vote 3:

The House has handed the For the Individuals Act (H.R. 1), sponsored by Rep. John P. Sarbanes, D-Md. The bill would set up numerous disclosure necessities for political marketing campaign contributions, make the November congressional elections day a federal vacation, establish numerous moral necessities for politicians and judges, and usually broaden federal oversight of the electoral system. Sarbanes referred to as the bill’s numerous provisions an effort “to clean up our politics, fight corruption, unrig the system, and make sure that voting rights are protected.” An opponent, Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Pa., stated it usurped constitutional delegation of authority over elections to the states, and can be “a top-down power grab to take our election system, reverse it, and send it completely off course.” The vote, on March eight, was 234 yeas to 193 nays.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

House Vote four:

The Home has handed the Housing Selection Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act (H.R. 1122), sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., to authorize an indication program at the Division of Housing and Urban Improvement to supply housing selection vouchers for use for private housing. Cleaver stated that by increasing mobility and the freedom of these on public housing help to move to higher-income areas, the voucher program “will allow more families to thrive by increasing their access to higher performing schools, employment opportunities, fresh and affordably priced foods, and safe playgrounds.” The vote, on March 11, was 387 yeas to 22 nays.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

Home Vote 5:

The Home has passed a decision (H. Res. 156), sponsored by Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., condemning Russia’s government for the assassination of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow in February 2015 and calling for the federal government to impose sanctions on individuals determined to have been involved in Nemtsov’s killing. Engel stated the resolution sought to “show Putin, his cronies, and dictators throughout the world that the U.S. Congress is watching, and we will not stay silent.” The vote, on March 12, was 416 yeas to 1 nay.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

Home Vote 6:

The Home has handed the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act (H.R. 596), sponsored by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va. The invoice would establish a U.S. coverage of refusing to acknowledge Russia’s declare of sovereignty over Crimea, with federal businesses barred from taking actions that suggest recognition of that claim. Connolly stated the U.S. “must lead the way in refusing to recognize or legitimize Russia’s illegal acts and its forcible annexation of Crimea.” The vote, on March 12, was 427 yeas to 1 nay.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

House Vote 7:

The House has passed a resolution (H. Con. Res. 24), sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election must be made out there to the public and to Congress. Nadler stated the resolution affirmed “that Congress believes transparency is a fundamental principle necessary to ensure that government remains accountable to the public.” The vote, on March 14, was unanimous with 420 yeas, and four voting current.

YEAS: Pingree D-ME (1st), Golden D-ME (2nd)

Senate votes

Senate Vote 1:

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Paul B. Matey to function a decide on the U.S. Third Circuit Courtroom of Appeals. Matey, a senior counsel to New Jersey’s governor from 2010 to 2015, was beforehand within the U.S. lawyer’s office for New Jersey. An opponent, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., stated Matey was nominated over the objections of New Jersey’s senators, and Booker stated Matey would “bring an ideological agenda to the bench” if confirmed. The vote, on March 12, was 54 yeas to 45 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME

NAYS: King I-ME

Senate Vote 2:

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Neomi J. Rao to serve as a decide on the Washington, D.C., Circuit Courtroom of Appeals. Rao, presently Administrator of the Office of Info and Regulatory Affairs, was previously a regulation professor at George Mason College, legal counsel for the George W. Bush administration, and a counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee. A supporter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., cited her “distinguished tenure in academia, public and private sector legal experience,” and her demonstrated “commitment to maintaining the public trust and upholding the rule of law.” An opponent, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., stated Rao “has a record of working to dismantle key regulations that ensure the air we breathe is safe, that address climate change, and that protect American workers and consumers.” The vote, on March 13, was 53 yeas to 46 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME

NAYS: King I-ME

Senate Vote 3:

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of William Seashore to serve a four-year term as the Labor Department’s Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Seashore, most lately an economist at George Mason University, was previously a senior Republican staffer on the Senate Finances Committee and an economist on the Heritage Basis. The vote, on March 13, was 55 yeas to 44 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME

NAYS: King I-ME

Senate Vote 4:

The Senate has handed a resolution (S.J. Res. 7), sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, ID-Vt., to require the removing from Yemen, inside 30 days, of U.S. soldiers stationed there, barring congressional authorization of the use of drive in Yemen. Sanders stated the U.S. has served as Saudi Arabia’s associate in its conflict towards the Houthi rebel faction in Yemen, which has resulted in the hunger of hundreds of Yemenis and outbreaks of cholera and other illnesses, and the resolution was also needed to say that Congress has sole constitutional duty for making warfare. An opponent, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, stated: “Voting for this resolution sends a terrible message of U.S. division and lack of resolve. We need to send a signal and resolve that we are committed to playing an important role in pushing for a sustainable political settlement” in Yemen. The vote, on March 13, was 54 yeas to 46 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME

Senate Vote 5:

The Senate has handed a resolution (H.J. Res. 46), sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, that may void the nationwide emergency regarding safety on the border with Mexico that President Trump declared on Feb. 15. A supporter, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, stated it was Congress’s duty “to limit executive overreach, to defend our core powers, to prevent a president—any president—from ignoring the will of Congress every time it fails to align with the will of the president.” An opponent, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., stated the chief branch has “the power to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, including by an emergency declaration,” as President Trump has executed. The vote, on March 14, was 59 yeas to 41 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME