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HOUSE VOTES



Published: Sun, August 5, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



HOUSE VOTES

Drinking water

The House agreed to an amendment by Rep. David Bonior, D-Mich., that prohibits funding to delay the national primary drinking water regulation for arsenic published on Jan. 22 in the Federal Register or to propose or finalize a rule to increase the levels of arsenic in drinking water permitted under that regulation. The vote was 218 to 189.

YES

Ohio: Sherrod Brown, D-13th

Pa.: Rep. Philip S. English R-21st; Rep. Melissa A. Hart, R-4th.

NO

Ohio: Robert Ney, R-18th, Ralph Regula, R-16th, James A. Traficant Jr., D-17th.

Veteran affairs

The House passed a bill making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and for independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002. The vote was 336 to 89.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Regula, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart,

NO

Ohio: Brown

Human cloning

The House passed legislation to amend title 18 of the United States Code to prohibit human cloning. The vote came after the House had rejected an amendment by Rep. James C. Greenwood, R-Pa., in the nature of a substitute, that sought to ban the use of human somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to initiate a pregnancy but allows the use of somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to clone molecules, DNA, cells or tissues. The final vote was 265 to 162.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Regula, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO: Ohio: Brown

Future energy

The House rejected an amendment by Rep. Sherry Boehlert, R-N.Y., that sought to increase the Corporate Average Fuel efficiency (CAFE) standard for automobiles and light trucks to 27.5 mpg beginning in 2007 and to provide incentives for alternative fuel vehicles. The amendment was rejected 160 to 269.

YES

Ohio: Brown, Ney, Regula, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

Conservation

The House passed legislation to enhance energy conservation, research and development and to provide for security and diversity in the energy supply. The vote was 240 to 189.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Regula, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO

Ohio: Brown

Patient rights

The House narrowly approved a significant amendment to the patient protection legislation sponsored by Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., that would provide modest guarantees for patients through federal remedies. The amendment would require health plans to be accountable for wrongful denial or delay of medical care and caps non-economic damages at $1.5 million and punitive damages at $1.5 million. The vote was 218 to 213.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Regula, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO

Ohio: Brown

Managed care

The House passed a patient protection bill, technically amendments to the Public Health Service Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and Internal Revenue Code of 1986, to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage. The vote was 226 to 203.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Regula, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO

Ohio: Brown

SENATE VOTES

Treatment plants

The Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., to specify how funds available for grants for the construction of wastewater and water treatment facilities and groundwater protection infrastructure should be made. The vote to table the amendment was 58 to 41.

YES

Ohio: George V. Voinovich R

Pa.: Arlen Specter R

NO

Ohio: Mike DeWine, R

Pa.: Rick Santorum R

Low-income homes

The Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to make drug elimination grants for low-income housing available for the BuyBack. The vote to table the Schumer amendment was 65 to 33.

YES

Ohio: DeWine, Voinovich

Pa.: Santorum, Specter

Funding bill

The Senate approved a funding bill for the Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments and for various independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and offices for fiscal 2002. The vote was 94 to 5.

YES

Ohio: DeWine

Pa.: Santorum, Specter

NO: Ohio: Voinovich

Source: States News Service




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