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Congressional Report: May 13-May 19, 2018

Congressional Report: May 13-May 19, 2018

Representative Turner

Major Votes: None

Other Activity

5/15/18 Turner urges Pruitt and the EPA to publicly release toxicology study. Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and the White House calling for an immediate public release of a water contamination study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

The study, according to Politico’s reporting, identifies a new and significantly lower safe rate of chemicals in drinking water than the EPA has been adhering to. Previously, Military Times reported at least 126 military installations, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, found the chemicals at the subject of this study in their communities’ drinking water. Congress has already taken action to stop the Department of Defense from using these chemicals in the future.

Senator Portman

Major Votes

5/17/18. Bill No. 1857. Portman voted  YEA for Gina Haskell to be Director of the CIA. The issue passed.

5/16/18.  Bill SJ Res 52. Portman voted NAY on this joint resolution to restore Internet Neutrality.  The bill passed 52-47.  In this surprising vote on the 16th, the Senate voted to restore net neutrality thanks to a handful of Republicans joining Democrats in a last ditch effort. Thanks to Susan Collins {R} Maine, John Kennedy {R{ LA and Lisa Murkowski {R} Alaska, whose votes proved instrumental in this 52-47 vote.

Senator Brown

Major Votes

5/17/18. Bill No. 1857. Brown voted NAY for Gina Haskell to be Director of the CIA. The issue passed.

5/16/18.  Bill SJ Res 52. Brown voted YEA on this joint resolution to restore Internet Neutrality.  The bill passed 52-47.

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