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How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

Susan Walsh | AP
Susan Walsh | AP
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, during the opening session of the 116th Congress.

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

The 116th Congress convened yesterday. In addition to the roll call votes below, the House also elected its Speaker for the 116th Congress. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, received 220 votes and was elected Speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, received 192 votes, 10 other individuals received votes for Speaker, and 4 representatives voted present or did not vote.

House votes

House Vote 1:
HOUSE RULES: The House has passed a resolution (H. Res. 6), sponsored by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, adopting rules for the House for the 116th Congress. The rules included a ban keeping any representative indicted or charged with a felony from serving on a House committee and a requirement that representatives fund their own settlement of any discrimination or sexual misconduct claim brought against them. The vote, on Jan. 3, was 234 yeas to 197 nays.
YEAS: Pingree D-Maine (1st), Golden D-Maine (2nd)

House Vote 2:
FUNDING HOMELAND SECURITY: The House has passed a resolution (H.J. Res. 1), sponsored by Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-New York, that would provide funding for the Homeland Security Department through Feb. 8. The vote, on Jan. 3, was 239 yeas to 192 nays.
YEAS: Pingree D-Maine (1st), Golden D-Maine (2nd)

House Vote 3:
ENDING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: The House has passed a bill (H.R. 21), sponsored by Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-New York, that would fund the Justice Department, Commerce Department, Agriculture Department, and several other government agencies for the remainder of fiscal 2019, ending the partial government shutdown that began before Christmas. The vote, on Jan. 3, was 241 yeas to 190 nays.
YEAS: Pingree D-Maine (1st), Golden D-Maine (2nd)

There were no key votes in the Senate this week.



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