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Congressional Report: May 20-May 26, 2018

Notes:

There are currently 11 separate investigations underway against Scott Pruitt for allegations ranging from blatant corruption to waste of taxpayer funds. Many MOCs have requested in writing that he step down, including Brown. Portman and Turner have not.

A petition to force a floor vote in the House on DACA has 197 out of the 218 signatures. Turner has not signed.

Representative Turner

Major Votes

5/24/18 Turner voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019.

Other Activity

5/22/18 Turner calls on HHS to release a study on PFAS, the chemical formerly used at WPAFB that may be threatening local groundwater quality.

5/22/18 Turner visited NASIC at WPAFB

Senator Portman

Major Votes

5/20/18  Portman voted to support the VA MISSION Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at providing veterans with access to efficient, timely and quality health care and services in their own communities. The Senate passed the bill by an overwhelming vote of 92-5

Other Activity

Portman has been focused on opioids, the VA, jobs, and Habitat for Humanity this week. He has not, however, issued one word on common sense, gun safety legislation or how we reduce gun violence since the most recent school shooting.

 

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