Here’s the roll call on Rep. Thompson’s votes last week (this comes from goerie.com). My nuance-obliterating synopsis: 1) your Internet provider can sell records of your Web browsing without your consent; 2) no bipartisan, independent panel to investigate Trump/Russia ties.
WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending March 31. In the week of April 3, the House will debate bills on financial deregulation, while the Senate will vote on Trump administration cabinet nominees and possibly also on the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch.
1) Disclosure of personal internet activity: Voting 215 for and 205 against, the House on March 28 nullified a Federal Communications Commission rule that internet service providers including Comcast and Verizon must obtain customer consent before they share sensitive user information such as location, financial and medical details and browsing and app activity with advertisers. The rule was published in October but has not yet taken effect. This measure (SJ Res 34) would also prohibit the FCC from restoring the nullified rule or publishing any similar Internet-privacy rule in the future. A yes vote was to send the nullification measure to President Trump and his expected signature.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-5th Dist.: Yes.
2) Independent probe of Trump-Russia ties: Voting 231 for and 189 against, the House on March 28 blocked a Democratic bid to force floor debate on a bill (HR 356) now in committee that would establish a “National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election” as a bipartisan, independent panel for investigating what the FBI says were contacts between Russian intelligence officials and associates of candidate Donald Trump starting months before election day. Had Democrats prevailed on this vote during debate on H Res 229, they would have had an opportunity to bring the Trump-Russia measure to the floor. A yes vote opposed the bid for an independent Trump-Russia investigation.