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Here’s how Inland-area members of Congress voted the week ending Feb. 2

By in Press Enterprise on February 3, 2018

By Staff report

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 2.

Both chambers will take up a bill to fund agencies when a temporary budget expires Feb. 9 at midnight. The Senate is expected to vote on the legal status of the undocumented young immigrants known as “dreamers.”

HOUSE

$659 BILLION FOR U.S. MILITARY: Voting 250 for and 166 against, the House on Jan. 30 passed a $659.2 billion military appropriations bill (HR 695) for fiscal 2018 that would provide $75.1 billion for fighting wars overseas; fund a 3,500-troop buildup in Afghanistan; support a 2.4 percent pay raise for those in uniform; fund programs for military victims of sexual assault and provide more than $50 billion for active-duty, family and retiree health care. Opponents called for delaying the bill until after Congress abandons stopgap spending and agrees on a permanent budget for the fiscal year that began in October.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.

Voting yes: Ken Calvert, R-Corona; Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley; Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine; and Raul Ruiz, D-La Quinta

Voting no: Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands; Norma Torres, D-Pomona; and Mark Takano, D- Riverside

FLOOR DEBATE ON DREAMERS BILL: Voting 232 for and 187 against, the House on Jan. 30 blocked a Democratic bid for floor consideration of a bill (HR 3440) that would grant permanent legal status to the so-called “dreamers” who were brought illegally to the United States as children and face potential deportation starting March 5 under a Trump administration directive. This vote occurred during debate on H Res 714.

A yes vote was in opposition to moving the bill from committee to the House floor.

Voting yes: Calvert, Cook and Hunter

Voting no: Aguilar, Torres, Ruiz and Takano

SENATE

STRICTER ABORTION LIMITS: Voting 51 for and 46 against, the Senate on Jan. 29 turned back […]    

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