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SENATE



Published: Sun, July 22, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



SENATE

Bankruptcy reform

The Senate passed an amendment by Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., requiring the General Accounting Office to conduct a study of the effects of bankruptcy reform legislation on bankruptcy filings. The vote was 52-46.

NO

Ohio: Mike DeWine, R, and George V. Voinovich, R.

Pa.: Arlen Specter, R, and Rick Santorum, R.

More reform

The Senate, by a vote of 82-16, passed a bill to amend Title 11 of the United States Code, making bankrupt individuals more accountable for repaying their debts.

YES

Ohio: Voinovich and DeWine.

Pa.: Santorum and Specter.

HOUSE

Peace corps

The House passed a bill honoring Paul D. Coverdell by renaming the Peace Corps Headquarters in his honor, thereby clearing the measure for the president to sign. The vote was 330-61.

YES

Ohio: James A. Traficant Jr., D-17th, and Robert Ney, D-18th.

Pa.: Phil English, R-21st, and Melissa A. Hart, R-4th.

NO

Ohio: Sherrod Brown, D-13th.

Old Glory

The House proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. The vote was 298-125.

YES

Ohio: Brown, Traficant and Ney.

Pa.: English and Hart.

COPS program

The House, by a vote of 187-227, rejected an amendment by Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., that sought to increase Community Oriented Policing Services funding by $11.7 million to combat methamphetamine production and trafficking and decrease International Broadcasting Operations funding accordingly, for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2002.

YES

Ohio: Ney.

Pa.: Hart.

NO

Ohio: Traficant and Brown.

Pa.: English.

Abortions

The House rejected an amendment by Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., that sought to strike Section 103, which prohibits federal funding to pay for an abortion. The vote was 169 yes to 253 no.

YES

Ohio: Brown.

NO

Ohio: Traficant and Ney

Pa.: English and Hart.

For the children

The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. The House agreed to a conference and appointed a 14-member committee, led by John Boehner, R-Ohio, to further look into the matter. The vote was 424-5.

YES

Ohio: Traficant, Brown and Ney.

Pa.: Hart and English.

Appropriations bill

The House passed a bill making appropriations for the departments of Commerce, Justice and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2002. The vote was 408-19.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Brown and Traficant.

Pa.: English and Hart.

States News Service




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