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HOUSE VOTES



Published: Sun, November 18, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



HOUSE VOTES

Appropriations

The House approved a conference report Tuesday appropriating funds for agriculture and rural development programs and to the Food & amp; Drug Administration and other agencies for fiscal year 2002. The vote was 379 yes to 33 no.

YES

Ohio: Sherrod Brown D-13th, Robert W. Ney, R-18th; James A. Traficant Jr., D-17th

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

Security

The House approved a bill Tuesday to expand special agents‚ authority to provide for limited protection of State Department facilities in the United States. The vote was 410 yes to 0 no.

YES

Ohio: Brown, Ney, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

Retirement

The House passed legislation Thursday to amend Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify retirement investment advice offered to workers who are managing their own retirement income assets. The vote was 280 yes to 144 no.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO

Ohio: Brown

Children

The House approved a congressional resolution Thursday that expressed a sense of the Congress that the children who lost one or both parents or a guardian in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. should receive federal assistance with a high priority. The vote was 418 yes with none voting against.

YES

Ohio: Brown, Ney, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

Pharmaceuticals

The House approved an amendment Thursday to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to enhance the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals that are targeted at children. The vote was 338 yes to 86 no.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO

Ohio: Brown

Prayer

The House approved a resolution Thursday that expresses a sense of Congress that schools should set aside time to let children to pray or quietly reflect on issues, particularly those related to the struggle against international terrorism. The vote was 297 yes to 125 no and 1 voting present.

YES

Ohio: Ney, Traficant

Pa.: English, Hart

NO

Ohio: Brown

SENATE VOTES

Budget

The Senate rejected a resolution Tuesday to declare that the economy has entered a recession and therefore sequestration procedures under budget laws should be suspended. The vote was 1 yes to 99 no.

NO

Ohio: Mike DeWine, R; George Voinovich, R

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

Agriculture

The Senate agreed Thursday to the conference report making appropriations for the Agriculture Department, rural development agencies, the Food and Drug Administration and other related agencies for fiscal 2002. The vote was 92 yes to 7 no.

YES

Ohio: DeWine

Pa.: Santorum, Specter

NO

Ohio: Voinovich

Conference

The Senate agreed Thursday to the conference report on a funding bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State, the federal judiciary and related agencies for the fiscal 2002, clearing the measure for the president. The vote was 98 yes to 1 nay.

YES

Ohio: DeWine, Voinovich

Pa.: Santorum, Specter

Internet

The Senate approved the legislation Thursday without a vote after considering an amendment by Sen. Mike Enzi to foster innovation and technological advancement in the Internet, in electronic commerce and in helping states simplify their sales and use taxes as they relate to the Internet. The vote on the Enzi amendment was 57 yes to 43 no to table, and thus reject, the proposal.

NO

Ohio: DeWine, Voinovich

Pa.: Santorum, Specter

Source: States News Service




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