Clockwise from top left, Chellie Pingree, Jared Golden, Susan Collins and Angus King. Credit: Composite photo

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

There were no key votes in the House this week.

SENATE VOTES:

Senate Vote 1:

WISCONSIN JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Brett H. Ludwig to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the eastern district of Wisconsin. Ludwig has been a bankruptcy judge in the district since 2017, and before that was a commercial lawyer in Milwaukee. A supporter, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Ludwig has “shown a strong and clear commitment to the rule of law. His written decisions reflect that he is a judge who is committed to faithfully applying the Bankruptcy Code and rules as they are written.” The vote, on Sept. 9, was 91 yeas to 5 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME

Senate Vote 2:

PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Christy Criswell Wiegand to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the western district of Pennsylvania. Wiegand has been an assistant U.S. attorney and civil attorney in the district since 2004; before that, she was a private practice lawyer in Washington, D.C. The vote, on Sept. 9, was 82 yeas to 14 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME

Senate Vote 3:

MICHIGAN JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Hala Y. Jarbou to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the western district of Michigan. Jarbou has been a Michigan circuit court judge since 2015, and previously was an assistant U.S. attorney in Michigan and assisting prosecuting attorney for Oakland County. The vote, on Sept. 10, was 83 yeas to 15 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME

Senate Vote 4:

VIRGINIA JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Thomas T. Cullen to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the western district of Virginia. Cullen was an assistant U.S. attorney in Virginia and North Carolina before going into private law practice, then became the U.S. attorney for the western district in 2018. The vote, on Sept. 10, was 79 yeas to 19 nays.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME

Senate Vote 5:

NEW YORK JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Diane Gujarati to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the eastern district of New York. Gujarati has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York since 1999. The vote, on Sept. 10, was unanimous with 99 yeas.

YEAS: Collins R-ME, King I-ME

Senate Vote 6:

FURTHER CORONAVIRUS RELIEF: The Senate has rejected a cloture motion to end debate on a substitute amendment sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to a bill (S. 178). The amendment would have spent about $500 billion on COVID-19-related unemployment benefits, support for businesses, and testing, prevention, and treatment programs at schools and elsewhere. McConnell said the new spending would successfully build on other relief efforts and, among other things, “get kids back in school safely and then defeat this virus through science.” An opponent, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., called the amendment a partisan measure that failed to provide adequate funds to people thrown out of work by the coronavirus. The vote to end debate, on Sept. 10, was 52 yeas to 47 nays, with a three-fifths majority needed for approval.

YEAS: Collins R-ME

NAYS: King I-ME