This Week in Congress Wrap-Up

Here is the roll-call vote on S.J.Res. 7, the resolution calling on the U.S. to end involvement in the Yemen Civil War. The vote was 247-176. Every Democrat plus 15 Republicans voted for the bill. Representative Justin Amash (MI-03) voted “present” because he objected to the use of the War Powers Act to bring the bill to the floor.

Amash and Thomas Massie (KY-04) were the only Republicans to vote against a Republican motion to recommit, which added language allowing states to refuse to do business with supporters of the boycott, sanctions, and disinvestment movement. This represents an attempt to use government power to silence critics of U.S. policy toward Israel.

Five Democrats joined very other Republican in voting for the motion.

They are:

Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05)

Jefferson Van Drew (NJ-02)

Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)

Joe Cunnigham (SC-01)

Elaine Luria (VA-02)

One-Hundred and Fifty-Eight Republicans voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Most Republicans opposed it because of provisions examining the bill’s language denying certain individuals from owning firearms.

One Democrat, Collin Peterson (MN-07), voted against the bill.

Here is the roll-call vote.

Peterson was also the lone Democrat to vote “no” on H.Res 271, the resolution condemning President Trump for fronting the effort to repeal ObamaCare.

Also last week, only 24 Republicans voted against H.R. 1616, which commits the U.S. government to make Europe independent of energy from Russia.

You can see that vote here.

Eight Republicans voted for the resolution. They are:

Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)

John Katko (NY-24)

Tom Reed (NY-23)

Denver Riggleman (VA-05)

Chris Smith (NJ-04)

Pete Stauber (MN-08)

Elise Stefanik  (NY-21)

Fred Upton (MI-06)

Only eighteen representatives voted against H.R. 1593, which establishes a "school security council” in the Department of Homeland Security, furthering federal intrusion into public education and leading to (further) violations of student rights.

You can view that vote here.

Last week, 14 Republicans voted to overturn President Trump’s veto of the resolution overturning his emergency declaration at the border. You can see that vote here.

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