How member of Congress voted Sept. 25 to Oct. 1October 5, 2020
WASHINGTON – Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
Along with its roll call votes this week, the House also passed these measures: the Cyber Sense Act (H.R. 360), to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a voluntary Cyber Sense program to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system; the Consumer Product Safety Inspection Enhancement Act (H.R. 8134), to support the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s capability to protect consumers from unsafe consumer products; the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468), to increase the preference given, in awarding certain allergies and asthma-related grants, to states that require certain public schools to have allergies and asthma management programs; and the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act (H.R. 4861), to establish a program to improve the identification, assessment and treatment of patients in the emergency department who are at risk of suicide.
House Vote 1:
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: The House has passed a resolution (H. Res. 1155), sponsored by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., reaffirming the House’s commitment to an orderly and peaceful transfer of presidential power after the November election. Swalwell said: “The peaceful transition of power is not only a bedrock principle of America’s founding; it is a living ideal that we must exercise and pass down to our children.” An opponent, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., called the resolution “a way for Democrats to attack the president and disguise the fact that they will refuse to accept the election results unless they win.” The vote, on Sept. 29, was 397 yeas to 5 nays.
YEAS: Latta R-OH (5th), Kaptur D-OH (9th) NOT VOTING: Jordan R-OH (4th)
House Vote 2:
DISCLOSING TIES TO UYGHUR LABOR: The House has passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R. 6270), sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., to require publicly traded companies to disclose whether they have business ties to China’s Uyghur Autonomous Region in Xinjiang province. Wexton said the requirement would let investors know of a given company’s “passive complicity or active exploitation of one of the most pressing and ongoing human rights violations of our lifetime.” A bill opponent, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, said it wrongly tried to have the Securities and Exchange Commission police human rights violations, a role that would be better handled by the Treasury Department. The vote, on Sept. 30, was 253 yeas to 163 nays.
NAYS: Latta R-OH (5th), Jordan R-OH (4th)
YEAS: Kaptur D-OH (9th)
House Vote 3:
DISEASE THERAPIES: The House has passed the Timely ReAuthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies Act (H.R. 4764), sponsored by Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif. The…