How local legislators voted this past week:
Budget Conference Report (Resolution 83): Agreed 221-207 to conference report on the federal budget for fiscal 2002, revising the budget for fiscal 2001 and setting budget levels for fiscal 2003 through 2011.YES: Reps. Robert W. Ney R-18th; Ralph Regula R-16th; James A. Traficant Jr. D-17th.NO: Reps. Sherrod Brown D-13th.
Agreed 282-137 to an amendment by Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, to set up an American Servicemembers Protection Act that protects American citizens, particularly military personnel, from prosecution under the International Criminal Court for actions taken on the behalf of the U.S. government unless the Senate ratifies a treaty establishing the court.YES: Ney, Regula, Traficant.NO: Brown.
Agreed 252-165 to an amendment that allows the release of $244 million in payments to the United Nations only if the U.S. is restored to its full membership on the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. YES: Ney, Regula, Traficant.NO: Brown.
Rejected 193-225 an amendment by Rep. Thomas Tancredo, R-Colo., that sought to strike a section of the Foreign Relations Authorizations Act that would have authorized the payment of $65 million to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.YES: Regula, Traficant .NO: Brown, Ney.
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965: Rejected 27-73 an amendment by Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, to tie funding for the reauthorization to improved student performance.NO: Mike DeWine, R; George V. Voinovich, R.Adopted 69-31 an amendment by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., to express the sense of the Senate regarding the need to develop highly qualified teachers.YES: DeWine.NO: Voinovich.Adopted 95-3 an amendment by Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., saying it was the sense of the Senate that Congress should pass legislation providing elementary and secondary level educators tax relief in recognition of the out of pocket and unreimbursed expenses educators incur to improve their education.YES: DeWine, Voinovich.Approved an amendment by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., to provide for the establishment of community technology centers.NO:DeWine, Voinovich.
Agreed 53-47 to conference report on the federal budget for fiscal 2002, revising the budget for fiscal 2001 and setting budget levels for fiscal 2003 through 2011.YES: DeWine, Voinovich.