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Congressional Report: February 4 – February 10, 2018

Congressional Report: February 4 – February 10, 2018

Representative Turner

Major Votes

February 9: voted to approve the bipartisan budget act. Turner: “Today’s passage…is a win for our men and women in uniform…”

Other Activity

February 6: Chaired a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee to address flight crews losing consciousness in aircraft. At the hearing he called on Senate Democrats to fund defense.

February 9: Press release on “the memo”: “In Monday’s newly released transcript, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee acknowledged five times that their memo does not disprove that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton paid for information used in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court…As a full committee, we must move forward to address these FISA abuses and ensure that no individual from either party has politically funded materials being used as evidence in a court against them.” 

Senator Portman

Major Votes

February 9: Voted to approve HR 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

Other Activity

February 5: Portman welcomed Trump to Cincinnati, met him at the airport and joined him at his speaking events, where Trump alarmingly described the Democrats choice not to clap during his State of the Union address as “treasonous.”

February 6: With Sen. Brown co-sponsored a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse in Dayton, Ohio, as the “Walter Rice Federal Building and Court House.”

February 6: Called for passage of SESTA to help protect children against online sex trafficking.

February 8: Sen. Portman urged the passage of the bipartisan STOP (Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention) Act which is designed to help stop illegal drugs from being shipped into the U.S. and called on Congress to provide more funds for CARA (Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act) and the CURES law to confront the opioid crisis.
February 9: Voted to approve HR 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

Senator Brown

Major Votes

February 8: Voted to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Sen. Brown secured the creation of a bipartisan House and Senate Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the pension crisis threatening more that 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide.

Other Activity

February 5: Called on Mr. Mulvaney, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to protect consumers and continue the investigation of Equifax data breach.

February 5: With a large bipartisan group of senators, signed a letter to Sen. McConnell and Sen. Schumer in support of the reauthorization of funding for community health centers.

February 5: Called on the Senate to pass the FAMILY Act and the Healthy Families Act.

February 6: With Sen. Portman co-sponsored a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse in Dayton, Ohio, as the “Walter Rice Federal Building and Court House.”

February 8: Sen. Brown introduced bipartisan legislation to overturn a policy that disadvantages 1890s Land-Grant Universities. (All are Historically Black Universities). Sen. Brown also announced the inclusion in the budget agreement of a provision to protect Ohio’s dairy farmers.

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