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Published: Sun, November 4, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.


HOUSE
Appropriation
The House approved a conference report appropriating $17.1 billion for the Department of the Treasury, the Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President and independent agencies.
Proponents said it provided adequate funding for the agencies. Opponents argued that in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, additional funding was needed for security reasons. The vote was 339-85.
YES
Ohio: James A. Traficant Jr., D-17th; Robert W. Ney, R-18th.
Pa.: Phil S. English, R-21st; and Melissa A. Hart, R-4th.
NO
Ohio: Sherrod Brown, D-13th.
More money
The House, by a vote of 399-29, approved a conference report appropriating $24.6 billion for energy and water development programs.
YES
Ohio: Traficant and Ney.
Pa.: Hart and English.
NO
Ohio: Brown.
Funds for Legislature
The House approved a conference report appropriating funds for legislative branch operations. The vote was 374-52 nays.
YES
Ohio: Ney and Traficant.
Pa.: English and Hart.
NO
Ohio: Brown.
Airport security
The House approved a bill to increase the federal role in promoting airport security. The vote was 286-139.
Proponents said it would strengthen security. Opponents argued the bill should make security personnel federal workers and should not shield companies from liability in the event of future terrorist attacks.
YES
Ohio: Ney and Traficant
Pa.: Hart and English.
NO
Ohio: Brown.
SENATE
Energy and water
The Senate approved a conference report appropriating $24.6 billion for energy and water development programs. The vote was 96-2.
YES
Ohio: Mike DeWine, R; and George V. Voinovich, R.
Pa.: Rick Santorum, R; and Arlen Specter, R.
Funding report
The Senate approved a conference report appropriating $17.1 billion for the Department of the Treasury, the Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President and independent agencies. The vote was 83-15.
YES
Ohio: Voinovich and DeWine.
Pa.: Specter and Santorum.
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