WASHINGTON Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

HOUSE VOTES

House Vote 1:

FURTHER AID TO UKRAINE: The House has passed the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 7691), sponsored by Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., to provide $40 billion of aid to Ukraine in response to the invasion by Russia. DeLauro said: "We need to protect global democracy, limiting Russian aggression in the longer term, and strengthening our own national security. Failure is not an option." The vote, on May 10, was 368 yeas to 57 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 2:

FIREFIGHTERS AND DISEASE: The House has passed the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (H.R. 2499), sponsored by Rep. Salud O. Carbajal, D-Calif., to codify into law the presumption that heart disease, lung disease, and certain cancers in firefighters in the federal government are caused by firefighting duties. Carbajal said the bill was needed because "unlike their state and local counterparts, federal firefighters must provide the specific incident in their employment which caused their disease if they become sick, even if they fought the same fire as their local counterparts fought." An opponent, Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said: "By singling out federal firefighters, this bill is not fair to postal workers with skin cancer or federal nurses with lung cancer. This bill throws out integrity measures, weakening the federal workers' compensation program." The vote, on May 11, was 288 yeas to 131 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th), Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 3:

DIGITAL PRIVACY: The House has passed the Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act (H.R. 847), sponsored by Rep. Haley M. Stevens, D-Mich., to require federal government agencies to fund research on technologies that improve privacy and the responsible use of data. Stevens said the bill "will help ensure that we have the necessary tools to fully implement privacy legislation without stifling innovation." The vote, on May 11, was 401 yeas to 19 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 4:

INVESTIGATING FIRES: The House has passed the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act (H.R. 7077), sponsored by Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., to authorize the on-site investigation of major fires by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Torres said: "The objective here is to enable the USFA to share lessons learned with governments at all levels in the hopes of transforming those lessons into policies and practices that prevent fires and save lives." The vote, on May 11, was 379 yeas to 37 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 5:

RAINFALL ESTIMATES: The House has passed the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation Act (H.R. 1437), sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make updated precipitation frequency estimates for the U.S. at least once every five years. The vote, on May 11, was 333 yeas to 81 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 6:

BANKING AND EX-CONVICTS: The House has passed the Fair Hiring in Banking Act (H.R. 5911), sponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, to reduce the requirement for banks and credit unions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to receive FDIC waivers in order to hire people convicted of crimes that involve dishonesty and breach of trust. The vote, on May 11, was 329 yeas to 88 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 7:

FINANCE AND RUSSIA: The House has passed the Russia and Belarus Financial Sanctions Act (H.R. 7066), sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., to require domestic financial firms to ensure that their employees and their international subsidiaries comply with federal government sanctions against Russia and Belarus. The vote, on May 11, was 418 yeas to 2 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 8:

DEBT AID TO UKRAINE: The House has passed the Ukraine Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act (H.R. 7081), sponsored by Rep. Jesus G. Garcia, D-Ill., to require the Treasury Department to seek debt relief for Ukraine from international financial groups and individual governments. Garcia said: "My bill would provide Ukraine with urgently needed relief from crushing debt payments to international financial institutions." The vote, on May 11, was 362 yeas to 56 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 9:

FURTHER RUSSIA SANCTIONS: The House has passed the Isolate Russian Government Officials Act (H.R. 6891), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., to require the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department to seek to exclude Russian government officials from international financial meetings, as punishment for Russia's war with Ukraine. Wagner said: "Taking part in these groups' proceedings should be out of the question for a country that has ended decades of peace in Europe and threatened financial stability globally." The vote, on May 11, was 416 yeas to 2 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 10:

IMPOVERISHED AREAS: The House has rejected the Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act (H.R. 6531), sponsored by Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., to require several federal agencies to make reports about parts of the U.S. with persistent poverty and suggest ways to increase spending on those areas. The vote, on May 11, was 262 yeas to 156 nays, with a two-thirds majority required for approval.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th)

YEAS: Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

House Vote 11:

TSA EMPLOYEES: The House has passed the Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act (H.R. 903), sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss. The bill would change work standards for Transportation Security Administration employees, including eliminating special personnel standards for the employees and barring them from using TikTok on government-issued mobile devices. Thompson said: "This bill will result in better pay and regular salary increases for workers who too often live paycheck to paycheck and experience long paths to career advancement despite years on the job." An opponent, Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., said: "TSA will not be able to take emerging intelligence and quickly change security screening procedures at airports without unnecessary and dangerous delays due to the collective bargaining requirements of this bill." The vote, on May 12, was 220 yeas to 201 nays.

NAYS: Massie R-KY (4th), Rogers (KY) R-KY (5th)

SENATE VOTES

Senate Vote 1:

MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ann Phillips to be administrator of the Maritime Administration. Phillips was a Navy officer for 31 years and, more recently, was an assistant for coastal adaptation and protection for Virginia's then-governor, Ralph Northam. A supporter, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Phillips would "help the industry, the maritime unions, the shipping companies, and the Coast Guard to foster change" in the maritime industry. The vote, on May 9, was 75 yeas to 22 nays.

NAYS: Paul R-KY

YEAS: McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 2:

SCIENCE AND ENERGY: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the Energy Department's director of the office of science. Berhe is a soil sciences professor at the University of California-Merced. A supporter, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said: "Judging from the long list of academic honors and awards that she has received and the long list of scientific papers that she has written, Dr. Berhe has the scientific credentials this job requires." An opponent, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said of Berhe: "Her background and her experience have very little to do with the Department of Energy's main scientific focus." The vote, on May 10, was 54 yeas to 45 nays.

NAYS: Paul R-KY, McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 3:

MANAGING FEDERAL RESERVE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Lisa DeNell Cook to be a member of the Federal Reserve's board of governors. Cook, currently an economics professor at Michigan State University, was a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said of Cook: "She understands when everyone participates in our economy, it grows faster and stronger for all Americans. We need her on the job today." An opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Cook "a proven partisan who has promoted leftwing conspiracy theories and called for a fellow academic to be fired because that person did not support defunding the police." The vote, on May 10, was 50 yeas to 50 nays, with Vice President Harris casting a 51st yea vote.

NAYS: Paul R-KY, McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 4:

TRADE COMMISSIONER: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission. Bedoya, a professor at Georgetown University's law school, was previously chief counsel to a Senate subcommittee on technology and privacy. A supporter, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Bedoya's confirmation was needed to end a prolonged 2-2 voting deadlock on the Federal Trade Commission. An opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Bedoya "has publicly attacked police and law enforcement and demanded that our country not enforce--not enforce--our immigration laws. He has called for states to essentially nullify federal immigration law." The vote, on May 11, was 50 yeas to 50 nays, with Vice President Harris casting a 51st yea vote.

NAYS: Paul R-KY, McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 5:

ABORTION: The Senate has rejected a cloture motion to end debate on a motion to proceed to consideration of the Women's Health Protection Act (S. 4132), sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The bill would have changed federal law to bar restrictions on abortion before fetal viability or in cases after viability where a medical provider states that continued pregnancy would risk the woman's health or life. Blumenthal said the bill was needed because of the threat of "a ban nationwide on abortion, that would override even the states like Connecticut that are seeking to legislate protections for women that will make us a safe harbor and haven." An opponent, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called the bill an extreme measure, and said it "would create a right for nondoctors to perform abortions, putting women at severe risk of complications and botched procedures." The vote to end debate, on May 11, was 49 yeas to 51 nays.

NAYS: Paul R-KY, McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 6:

HOUSING POLICY: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Julia Gordon to be assistant secretary of housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration. Gordon has been a housing policy and programs executive at several private groups, as well as the Federal Housing Finance Agency. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said: "Her breadth of experience will help her work with a variety of stakeholders to design policies across the Office of Housing that will strengthen families and communities and help us bring down the cost of housing." An opponent, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Gordon "advocates for throwing more taxpayer money at the housing market despite the fact that it is government intervention that has caused the massive inflation we have seen" in housing prices. The vote, on May 11, was 50 yeas to 50 nays, with Vice President Harris casting a 51st yea vote.

NAYS: Paul R-KY, McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 7:

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Philip Jefferson to be a member of the Federal Reserve bank's board of governors for a term ending in 2036. Jefferson has been an economics professor at two private colleges and a Federal Reserve economist. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, called Jefferson "one of the country's leading thinkers on the economics of poverty, and he will be a key voice on the Fed as it tackles inflation." The vote, on May 11, was 91 yeas to 7 nays.

NAYS: Paul R-KY

YEAS: McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 8:

LABOR RELATIONS: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Susan Tsui Grundmann to be a commissioner on the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Grundmann, currently executive director of the federal government's Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, was previously general counsel for the National Federation of Federal Employees. The vote, on May 12, was 50 yeas to 49 nays.

NAYS: Paul R-KY, McConnell R-KY

Senate Vote 9:

FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Jerome Powell to serve a second, four-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Powell became Fed chairman in 2018, and for six years previously was on the Federal Reserve's board. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Powell "played an instrumental role in stabilizing our economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. He has been a reliable voice and a steady hand through this crisis." The vote, on May 12, was 80 yeas to 19 nays.

NAYS: Paul R-KY

YEAS: McConnell R-KY

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