Rep. Thompson Vote Roll Call – April 28th 2017

Here’s the roll call on Rep. Thompson’s votes last week (this comes from

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 28. In the week of May 1, both chambers will attempt to pass a bill that would fund government operations for the remaining five months of fiscal 2017. The House may also vote on a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

1) One week’s stopgap spending: Voting 382 for and 30 against, the House on April 28 approved legislation (HJ Res 99) that would fund government operations from April 29 through May 5 at an annualized level of nearly $1.1 trillion. This was the third continuing resolution, or stopgap spending measure, that the Republican majority has passed to fund the government in the budget year that began in October 2016. A yes vote was to send the Senate a measure to keep federal agencies from shutting down at midnight.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-5th Dist.: Yes.

2) Congressional oversight of President Trump: Voting 230 for and 193 against, the House on April 27 blocked a Democratic attempt to force floor debate on a measure now in committee that would begin congressional oversight of ethics and conflict-of-interest issues involving President Trump. In part, the measure would require public disclosure of official visitor logs at the White House and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort; a public accounting of the General Services Administration finding that Trump’s company has not violated its lease to operate the Trump International Hotel in Washington; disclosures on ethics waivers for administration officials and probes of any conflicts between his presidential acts and business activities in Russia and elsewhere. The vote occurred during debate on H Res 280. A yes vote was to block a bid by Democrats for floor debate on a measure for investigating President Trump.

Thompson: Yes.

3) Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, public information: By a unanimous vote of 425 for and none against, the House on April 27 passed a bill (HR 1694) that would subject the units known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests so long as they remain in a federal conservatorship. These government-owned companies, which exist to provide liquidity to the housing market, have been surviving on taxpayer bailouts since September 2008. This bill would enable real estate and banking interests and others to gain access to reams of sensitive data on housing markets that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now treat as proprietary. A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.

Thompson: Yes.


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