Last Week In Congress
Last Week In Congress is a long-running Sunday series on NPI's Cascadia Advocate that helps people across the Pacific Northwest and beyond follow how Washington, Oregon, and Idaho's United States lawmakers voted. The illustration above incorporates photo art depicting the U.S. Capitol from NPI's image library.

Good morn­ing! Here’s how Cascadia’s Mem­bers of Con­gress vot­ed on major issues dur­ing the leg­isla­tive week end­ing Decem­ber 8th, 2023.

Chamber of the United States House of Representatives
The House cham­ber (U.S. Con­gress photo)

NEW JERSEY TRANSIT OPTIONS: The House on Decem­ber 5th passed the One Seat Ride Act (H.R. 1547), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Thomas H. Kean, R‑N.J., to require the Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment to study com­muter rail ser­vices, includ­ing an analy­sis of the costs and ben­e­fits of estab­lish­ing sin­gle-seat trips on the New Jer­sey Tran­sit Rar­i­tan Val­ley line that don’t require a transfer.

Keane said that cur­rent­ly, New Jer­sey res­i­dents com­mut­ing to and from Man­hat­tan by using mul­ti­ple rail lines “are reg­u­lar­ly frus­trat­ed with unnec­es­sary delays main­ly due to the aged infra­struc­ture, often mak­ing week­ly com­mutes hours longer than they need to be.” The vote was 356 yeas to 61 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (1): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mike Simpson

Vot­ing Nay (1): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Russ Fulcher

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (6): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Val Hoyle, Earl Blu­me­nauer, and Andrea Sali­nas; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (10): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Marie Glue­senkamp Perez, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strick­land; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Cas­ca­dia total: 18 yea votes

PAYMENTS TO HOMELESS VETERANS: The House on Decem­ber 5th passed the Hous­ing our Mil­i­tary Vet­er­ans Effec­tive­ly Act (H.R. 3848), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lori Chavez-DeRe­mer, R‑Oregon, to autho­rize the Vet­er­ans Affairs Depart­ment to pro­vide added fund­ing for home­less mil­i­tary vet­er­ans to receive hous­ing and sup­port­ive ser­vices and prod­ucts. Chavez-DeRe­mer said with the bill, “we can empow­er our nation’s heroes and ensure they all have a place to call home.” The vote was 408 yeas to 10 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (6): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Val Hoyle, Earl Blu­me­nauer, and Andrea Sali­nas; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (10): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Marie Glue­senkamp Perez, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strick­land; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Cas­ca­dia total: 18 yea votes

CHANGING VETERANS CAREGIVER PROGRAMS: The House on Decem­ber 5th passed the Eliz­a­beth Dole Home Care Act (H.R. 542), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Julia Brown­ley, D‑California, to make var­i­ous changes to Vet­er­ans Affairs Depart­ment home and com­mu­ni­ty care pro­grams for dis­abled and elder­ly vet­er­ans, includ­ing increased fund­ing for alter­na­tives to nurs­ing home care, and high­er pay­ments to care­givers. Brown­ley said: “The bill will sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand access to the pro­grams dis­abled and aging vet­er­ans need to live their lives at home and with their fam­i­lies.” The vote was 414 yeas to 5 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (6): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Val Hoyle, Earl Blu­me­nauer, and Andrea Sali­nas; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (10): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Marie Glue­senkamp Perez, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strick­land; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Cas­ca­dia total: 18 yea votes

CONDEMNING ANTI-SEMITISM AND REPUDIATING ANTI-ZIONISM: The House on Decem­ber 5th passed a res­o­lu­tion (H. Res. 894), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive David Kustoff, R‑Tennessee, strong­ly con­demn­ing and denounc­ing the dras­tic rise of anti-Semi­tism in the Unit­ed States and abroad, and stat­ing that anti-Zion­ism is anti-Semitism.

Kustoff said “it is absolute­ly impor­tant that we send a clear and firm mes­sage to the world that the Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives stands shoul­der to shoul­der with the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty here in the Unit­ed States and abroad.”

An oppo­nent, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jer­rold Nadler, D‑New York, called the res­o­lu­tion “anoth­er attempt in a long series of veiled efforts by the GOP to weaponize Jew­ish lives for polit­i­cal gains.”

The vote was 311 yeas to 14 nays, with 92 vot­ing present.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Vot­ing Present (4): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Val Hoyle, Earl Blu­me­nauer, and Andrea Salinas;

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (6): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Marie Glue­senkamp Perez, Derek Kilmer, Kim Schri­er, and Adam Smith; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Vot­ing Present (3): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Mar­i­lyn Strickland

Vot­ing Nay (1): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Prami­la Jayapal

Cas­ca­dia total: 10 yea votes, 7 present votes, 1 nay vote

REQUIRING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO REPORT FOREIGN GIFTS: The House on Decem­ber 6th passed the Defend­ing Edu­ca­tion Trans­paren­cy and End­ing Rogue Regimes Engag­ing in Nefar­i­ous Trans­ac­tions Act (H.R. 5933), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Michelle Steel, R‑California, to require col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties to inform the Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment when they receive gifts from coun­tries deemed to be of con­cern, includ­ing Rus­sia and Chi­na, and adopt oth­er mea­sures restrict­ing con­tracts and gifts with for­eign sources generally.

Steel said the bill, by impos­ing stricter report­ing require­ments, paired with fines for non­com­pli­ance, took “mean­ing­ful steps to pro­tect our stu­dents, research, and nation­al secu­ri­ty.” An oppo­nent, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bob­by Scott, D‑Virginia, said the report­ing require­ments were “exces­sive and bur­den­some — to say noth­ing about the poten­tial dis­crim­i­na­to­ry effect — and would dis­in­cen­tivize uni­ver­si­ties from con­duct­ing crit­i­cal research using col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ners from around the world.”

The vote was 246 yeas to 170 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Vot­ing Nay (4): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Earl Blu­me­nauer, Val Hoyle, and Andrea Salinas

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (4): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Marie Glue­senkamp Perez and Kim Schri­er; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Vot­ing Nay (6): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strickland

Cas­ca­dia total: 8 yea votes, 10 nay votes

DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT FOR FOREIGN DONORS TO HIGHER EDUCATION: The House on Decem­ber 6th passed an amend­ment spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mar­cus J. Moli­naro, R‑N.Y., to the Defend­ing Edu­ca­tion Trans­paren­cy and End­ing Rogue Regimes Engag­ing in Nefar­i­ous Trans­ac­tions Act (H.R. 5933, above). The amend­ment would require for­eign enti­ties con­tribut­ing to U.S. col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties to dis­close any ties to a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion, such as Hamas and al-Qaeda.

Moli­naro said the amend­ment was need­ed “in light of the dis­gust­ing­ly cal­lous and vile pro-Hamas demon­stra­tion seen on col­lege cam­pus­es across the coun­try” recent­ly. An oppo­nent, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bob­by Scott, D‑Virgina, said: “It is hard to imag­ine how a col­lege could always know exact­ly who has an affil­i­a­tion with what” group des­ig­nat­ed as ter­ror­ist by the government.

The vote was 372 yeas to 39 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (5): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRe­mer; Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Val Hoyle, and Andrea Salinas

Vot­ing Nay (1): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Earl Blumenauer

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (9): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Marie Glue­senkamp Perez, Derek Kilmer, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strick­land; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Vot­ing Nay (1): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Prami­la Jayapal

Cas­ca­dia total: 16 yea votes, 2 nay votes

BARRING EPA FROM EFFORTS TO REQUIRE CLEAN VEHICLES: The House on Decem­ber 6th passed the Choice in Auto­mo­bile Retail Sales Act (H.R. 4468), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Tim Wal­berg, R‑Michigan, to bar the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency from final­iz­ing a pro­posed rule restrict­ing emis­sions from pas­sen­ger vehi­cles made from 2027 onward.

Wal­berg called the rule an elec­tric vehi­cle man­date that was both breath­tak­ing fed­er­al reg­u­la­tion of the auto indus­try and “unaf­ford­able, unat­tain­able, and unre­al­is­tic for Amer­i­can consumers.”

An oppo­nent, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Haley M. Stevens, D‑Michigan, called the bill “dan­ger­ous leg­is­la­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly because the EPA serves as a crit­i­cal part­ner to our automak­ers dur­ing this very trans­for­ma­tive time” of tran­si­tion­ing away from inter­nal com­bus­tion engines. The vote was 221 yeas to 197 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Vot­ing Nay (4): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Earl Blu­me­nauer, Val Hoyle, and Andrea Salinas

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Dan New­house and Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Vot­ing Nay (7): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, arie Glue­senkamp Perez, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strickland

Cas­ca­dia total: 6 yea votes, 12 nay votes

CENSURING REPRESENTATIVE BOWMAN: The House on Decem­ber 7th passed a res­o­lu­tion (H. Res. 914), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lisa C. McClain, R‑Michigan, to cen­sure Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jamaal Bow­man, D‑New York, for pulling a fire alarm in the Capi­tol build­ing in late Sep­tem­ber and there­by dis­rupt­ing a House vote, and vio­lat­ing Wash­ing­ton, D.C., law as well.

McClain said: “As con­vic­tion demon­strates, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bow­man sought to cause pan­ic to delay offi­cial pro­ceed­ings of this House.”

Bow­man said: “The legal process on this mat­ter has played out. In no way did I obstruct offi­cial proceedings.”

The vote was 214 yeas to 191 nays, with 5 vot­ing present.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Vot­ing Nay (4): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Earl Blu­me­nauer, Val Hoyle, and Andrea Salinas

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Marie Glue­senkamp Perez; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dan Newhouse

Vot­ing Nay (7): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strickland

Not Vot­ing (1): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Cas­ca­dia total: 6 yea votes, 11 nay votes, 1 not voting

VOIDING REVISED STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PLAN: The House on Decem­ber 7th passed a res­o­lu­tion (H.J. Res. 88), spon­sored by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lisa C. McClain, R‑Michigan, to dis­ap­prove of and void an Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment rule issued this sum­mer that cre­at­ed an income-based plan, Sav­ing on a Valu­able Edu­ca­tion, for repay­ing high­er edu­ca­tion loans.

McClain said the rule is “the most expen­sive reg­u­la­tion in our nation’s his­to­ry and is a back­door attempt to ram the admin­is­tra­tion’s social­ist free col­lege fan­ta­sy down the throats of hard­work­ing tax­pay­ers.” An oppo­nent, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bob­by Scott, D‑Virginia, said: “House Repub­li­cans are try­ing to sad­dle mil­lions of Amer­i­cans and future bor­row­ers with more debt by repeal­ing the SAVE Plan.”

The vote was 210 yeas to 189 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cliff Bentz and Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Vot­ing Nay (4): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzanne Bonam­i­ci, Earl Blu­me­nauer, Val Hoyle, and Andrea Salinas

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Marie Glue­senkamp Perez; Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dan Newhouse

Vot­ing Nay (7): Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Suzan Del­Bene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Prami­la Jaya­pal, Kim Schri­er, Adam Smith, and Mar­i­lyn Strickland

Not Vot­ing (1): Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers

Cas­ca­dia total: 6 yea votes, 11 nay votes, 1 not voting

In the United States Senate

Chamber of the United States Senate
The Sen­ate cham­ber (U.S. Con­gress photo)

IRMA CARRILLO RAMIREZ, U.S. APPEALS COURT JUDGE: The Sen­ate on Decem­ber 4th con­firmed the nom­i­na­tion of Irma Car­ril­lo Ramirez to be a judge on the U.S. Fifth Cir­cuit Court of Appeals. Ramirez has been a U.S. dis­trict court judge in north Texas for two decades, after hav­ing been an assis­tant U.S. attor­ney in Dal­las for 7 years. The vote was 80 yeas to 12 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Nay (1): Repub­li­can Sen­a­tor Mike Crapo

Not Vot­ing (1): Repub­li­can Sen­a­tor Jim Risch

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell and Pat­ty Murray

Cas­ca­dia total: 4 yea votes, 1 nay vote, 1 not voting

LOREN K. ALIKHAN, U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: The Sen­ate on Decem­ber 5th con­firmed the nom­i­na­tion of Loren L. AliKhan to be a judge on the U.S. Dis­trict Court for Wash­ing­ton, D.C. AliKhan has been a judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals for just under 2 years; pre­vi­ous­ly, she was the Dis­tric­t’s solic­i­tor gen­er­al, a pri­vate prac­tice lawyer in the Dis­trict, and a Jus­tice Depart­ment lawyer. The vote was 50 yeas to 50 nays, with Vice Pres­i­dent Har­ris cast­ing a 51st yea vote.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Nay (2):
Repub­li­can Sen­a­tors Jim Risch and Mike Crapo

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell and Pat­ty Murray

Cas­ca­dia total: 4 yea votes, 2 nay votes

NATHALIE RAYES, AMBASSADOR TO CROATIA: The Sen­ate on Decem­ber 6th con­firmed the nom­i­na­tion of Nathalie Rayes to be the U.S. ambas­sador to Croa­t­ia. Rayes has been a senior offi­cial at numer­ous His­pan­ic groups, and is cur­rent­ly a board mem­ber on the U.S. Insti­tute of Peace.

The vote was 53 yeas to 47 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Nay (2):
Repub­li­can Sen­a­tors Jim Risch and Mike Crapo

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell and Pat­ty Murray

Cas­ca­dia total: 4 yea votes, 2 nay votes

REJECTING MOTION TO CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS: The Sen­ate on Decem­ber 6th reject­ed a motion to invoke clo­ture and pro­ceed to a bill (H.R. 815) that would pro­vide sup­ple­men­tal appro­pri­a­tions for fed­er­al gov­ern­ment spend­ing, includ­ing fur­ther aid to Ukraine for its war with Rus­sia. A sup­port­er, Sen­a­tor Dick Durbin, D‑Illinois, said the bill offered “crit­i­cal mil­i­tary assis­tance to keep Ukraine from falling to Russ­ian tyranny.”

An oppo­nent, Sen­ate Minor­i­ty Leader Mitch McConnell, R‑Kentucky, said it “fails to address Amer­i­ca’s top nation­al secu­ri­ty pri­or­i­ties in a seri­ous way,” includ­ing the lack of mea­sures to secure the bor­der with Mexico.

The vote to pro­ceed was 49 yeas to 51 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Nay (2):
Repub­li­can Sen­a­tors Jim Risch and Mike Crapo

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell and Pat­ty Murray

Cas­ca­dia total: 4 yea votes, 2 nay votes

INTERVENTION IN SYRIA: The Sen­ate on Decem­ber 7th reject­ed a motion to dis­charge from com­mit­tee a res­o­lu­tion (S.J. Res. 51), spon­sored by Sen­a­tor Rand Paul, R‑Kentucky, to order the removal from Syr­ia of U.S. sol­diers absent Con­gres­sion­al autho­riza­tion for their pres­ence there. Paul said the War Pow­ers Act required a vote in Con­gress “on whether or not troops should be put into har­m’s way or into a con­flict with­out the approval of this body.”

The vote to dis­charge was 13 yeas to 84 nays.

The State of Idaho

Vot­ing Nay (2):
Repub­li­can Sen­a­tors Jim Risch and Mike Crapo

The State of Oregon

Vot­ing Nay (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

The State of Washington

Vot­ing Yea (2):
Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell and Pat­ty Murray

Cas­ca­dia total: 2 yea votes, 4 nay votes

ADDITIONAL VOTES BY VOICE: The Sen­ate also con­firmed sev­er­al hun­dred senior offi­cer nom­i­na­tions in the mil­i­tary’s var­i­ous branches.

Key votes ahead

The House will con­sid­er the Air­port and Air­way Exten­sion Act (H.R. 6503), leg­is­la­tion to extend autho­riza­tion for sev­er­al FAA pro­grams, the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 1147), and join the Sen­ate in giv­ing final con­sid­er­a­tion to the Nation­al Defense Autho­riza­tion Act (H.R. 2670).

The Sen­ate will work on judi­cial nom­i­na­tions in addi­tion to the NDAA.

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