How West Virginia lawmakers voted on Capitol Hill last week | New

WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how members of Congress from the region — Rep. David McKinley, R-1, Senators Shelley Moore Capito, RW.Va., and Joe Manchin, DW.Va. — voted the previous week.

House votes

Shipping: The House passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580), sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. The bill would change Federal Maritime Commission practices, including requiring the Commission to review fines imposed by common ocean carriers and prohibit common ocean carriers from refusing to ship goods if they have space sufficient loading for the goods. One supporter, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., called the bill “vital to ensuring fair and efficient shipping, which is integral to the well-being of our economy.” The vote on June 13 was 369 yes to 42 no.

Yes: McKinley

Vertical Aviation: The House passed the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act (HR 6270), sponsored by Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., to authorize a $25 million Department pilot program Transport for providing grants to fund advanced air mobility infrastructure. These infrastructures include vertical aircraft take-off and landing facilities, called vertiports. One supporter, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., said the grants would help federal regulators get a head start on how to handle an emerging technology with huge potential to improve transportation. The vote on June 13 was 338 yes to 73 no.

Yes: McKinley

Policing for Supreme Court Relatives: The House passed the Supreme Court Policing Parity Act (S. 4160), sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to authorize Supreme Court policing to ensure the protection of the immediate relatives of the judges if the court marshal deems such protection necessary. One supporter, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California, said the protection would help ensure judges ‘do not fear physical violence or intimidation to make decisions based on the Constitution and the law applied to the facts of cases. of which they are seized”. The vote on June 14 was 396 yes to 27 no.

Yes: McKinley

Wildlife Conservation: The House passed the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (HR 2773), sponsored by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., to provide approximately $1.4 billion in additional annual funding for Department of Wildlife efforts. ‘Interior to conserve plant and wild species, including endangered species. species. Dingell said, “We have an economic, moral, and conservation justification to act to protect and recover America’s wildlife for future generations.” One opponent, Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., criticized the bill’s lack of legislative oversight provisions and its increased deficit spending. The vote on June 14 was 231 yes to 190 no.

Yes: McKinley

Rural disasters: The House passed the Small State and Rural Rescue Act (HR 7211), sponsored by Rep. John Katko, RN.Y., to expand the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Small State and Rural Advocate office in considering requests from FEMA to provide disaster assistance. Katko said the bill will “go a long way in providing support to rural communities and small states” across the United States when they experience disasters. The vote on June 14 was 396 yes to 14 no.

Yes: McKinley

Race and Finance: The House passed the Federal Reserve’s Racial and Economic Equity Act (HR 2543), sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. The bill would require the Federal Reserve to prioritize eliminating racial and ethnic economic disparities in its operations. One supporter, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, said it will “reorient our financial systems to support wealth creation in historically underserved communities.” One opponent, Rep. John W. Rose, R-Tenn., said it would “impose additional and burdensome reporting requirements on public companies, reduce access to credit, distract the Federal Reserve from pursuing its statutory mandate and further politicize our regulatory agencies.” The vote on June 15 was 215 yes to 207 no.

No: McKinley

Meat Product Sales: The House passed the Food and Fuel Cost Reduction Act (HR 7606), sponsored by Rep. Abigail Davis Spanberger, D-Va. Among other measures, the bill would create the Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters in the Department of Agriculture and task the office of investigation with prosecuting violations of the meat-packing and meat-marketing laws. Poultry. Spanberger said the bill responds to Americans’ desire to “lower meat prices, now and in the future. They want lower gas prices and to make biofuels available to more Americans.” . One opponent, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., said the bill’s new regulations would reduce “the ability of American farmers to meet global food demand and double down on the idea that more spending and big government will feed the world. The vote on June 16 was 221 yes to 204 no.

No: McKinley

Senate votes

Ambassador to Denmark: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Alan M. Leventhal as United States Ambassador to Denmark. Leventhal is president and CEO of office building company Beacon Capital and sits on the board of several Boston-area charities and universities. The vote on June 15 was 63 yes to 32 no.

Yes: Manchin

No: Capito

Veterans and Toxic Substances: The Senate passed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (HR 3967), sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif. The bill would take various steps to address and record the health issues of military veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their military service, including the war in Iraq. One supporter, Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said the measures would connect “veterans exposed to toxic substances to the care they need and deserve and provide veterans with certainty and support.” The vote on June 16 was 84 yes to 14 no.

Yes: Manchin, Capito

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