Check this list to see how Inland-area members of Congress voted this week
By Staff report
Here’s how Inland area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Friday, Dec. 22.
The House and Senate have adjourned until the opening of the Second Session of the 115th Congress on Jan. 3.
REPUBLICAN TAX OVERHAUL: Voting 227-203, the House on Tuesday adopted the conference report on a GOP-drafted bill (HR 1) that would permanently reduce the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent; temporarily lower personal income taxes for most Americans; permanently cut the inheritance tax; open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, repeal the 2010 health law’s individual mandate and make numerous other changes to the tax code and domestic programs, many of them not yet publicly identified in the nearly 500-page measure.
A yes vote was to approve the conference report.
Voting yes: Ken Calvert, R-Corona; Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley; and Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine.
Voting no: Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands; Norma Torres, D-Pomona; Raul Ruiz, D-La Quinta; and Mark Takano, D- Riverside.
$81 BILLION FOR HURRICANE, WILDFIRE RELIEF: Voting 251-169, the House on Friday passed a bill (HR 4667) that would appropriate $81 billion to fund recovery from hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma and this year’s wildfires in California. Because this is emergency spending not offset elsewhere in the budget, it would be added to federal deficits. The bill provides $28 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster-relief fund; $26 billion in grants to communities, $12 billion for infrastructure projects and hundreds of millions for loan programs and wildfire recovery.
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.
Voting yes: Cook, Aguilar, Ruiz, Takano, Calvert and Hunter
Voting no: Torres
FOUR WEEKS’ STOPGAP FUNDING: Voting 231-188, the House on Friday adopted a bill (HR 1370) that would fund the government on a stopgap basis through Jan. 19, giving lawmakers more time to negotiate […]