Here’s how area members of Congress from Arizona voted on major issues in the week ending April 28

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HOUSE

One Week’s Stopgap Spending:

Voting 382-30, the House on April 28 approved legislation that would fund government operations from April 29 through May 5 at an annualized level of nearly $1.1 trillion. This was the third continuing resolution, or stopgap spending measure, that the Republican majority has passed to fund the government in the budget year that began in October 2016. A yes vote was to adopt HJ Res 99.

Voting yes:

Tom O’Halleran, D-1, Martha McSally, R-2, Raul Grijalva, D-3, Paul Gosar, R-4, Andy Biggs, R-5, David Schweikert, R-6, Ruben Gallego, D-7, Trent Franks, R-8, Kyrsten Sinema, D-9

Control of U.S. Copyright Office:

The House on April 26 voted, 378-48, to empower presidents to appoint the head of the U.S. Copyright Office subject to Senate confirmation, replacing a procedure dating to 1897 in which the librarian of Congress makes the appointment without the consent of the Senate. A yes vote was to send HR 1695, a bipartisan bill, to the Senate.

Yes:

O’Halleran, McSally, Grijalva, Gosar, Biggs, Schweikert, Gallego, Franks, Sinema

Disclosure of Trump Tax Returns:

The House on April 26 blocked, 234-191, a parliamentary attempt by Democrats to force floor debate on a bill now in committee that would require presidents and major-party presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns for the preceding three years. A yes vote was to quash the Democratic bid for disclosure. (H Res 275)

Yes:

McSally, Gosar, Biggs, Schweikert, Franks

No:

O’Halleran, Grijalva, Gallego, Sinema

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Public Information:

By a unanimous vote of 425-0, the House on April 27 passed a bill that would apply the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the government-sponsored housing firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while they remain in a federal conservatorship, where they have been lodged since September 2008. A yes vote was to send HR 1694 to the Senate.

Yes:

O’Halleran, McSally, Grijalva, Gosar, Biggs, Schweikert, Gallego, Franks, Sinema

Congressional Oversight of President Trump:

Voting 230-193, the House on April 27 blocked a Democratic bid for floor debate on a measure now in committee that would start congressional oversight of ethics and conflict-of-interest issues involving President Trump, in areas ranging from the public disclosure of official visitor logs to overlaps between the president’s business holdings and official acts. A yes vote was to quash the Democratic measure during debate on H Res 280.

Yes:

McSally, Gosar, Biggs, Schweikert, Franks

No:

O’Halleran, Grijalva, Gallego, Sinema

 

SENATE

Rod Rosenstein Confirmation:

The Senate on April 25 confirmed, 94-6, Rod J. Rosenstein, 52, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, as deputy attorney general. With Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions having recused himself from probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Rosenstein will take charge of that Department of Justice portfolio. A yes vote was to confirm Rosenstein.

Yes:

John McCain, R, Jeff Flake, R

Alexander Acosta Confirmation:

Voting 60-38, the Senate on April 27 confirmed R. Alexander Acosta, 48, dean of the Florida International University College of Law, as the 27th U.S. secretary of labor and the first Hispanic member of the Trump cabinet. Acosta served under President George W. Bush as assistant attorney general for civil rights and U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. A yes vote was to confirm Acosta.

Yes:

McCain, Flake

Sonny Perdue Confirmation:

The Senate on April 24 confirmed, 87-11, Sonny Perdue, 70, a former Georgia governor, as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture. A yes vote was to confirm Perdue over Democratic concerns about his skepticism that climate change is the result of human activity.

Yes:

McCain

Not voting:

Flake

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