Here’s this week’s roll call, courtesy of GoErie.com. Aside from once again voting to maintain the secrecy of President Trump’s tax returns, GT voted in favor of repealing the Dodd-Frank consumer protection law. It is very unclear how repeal of this law will help constituents in our congressional district.
WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 9.
Repeal of Dodd-Frank Law: The House on June 8 voted, 233-186, to repeal key parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, which greatly increased regulation of Wall Street in response to domestic and global economic meltdowns in 2007-2008. A yes vote was to pass HR 10, which would hollow out and rename the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and establish stricter monetary penalties to combat fraud by financial institutions.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-5th Dist.: Yes.
President Trump’s tax returns: Voting 228 for and 186 against, the House on June 7 blocked a Democratic attempt to force consideration of a resolution directing the Ways and Means Committee to use its authority under law to obtain from the Treasury copies of President Trump’s tax returns from 2006 through 2015, privately review the documents and then “report the information therein” to the full House. A yes vote opposed disclosure of the president’s tax returns.
Polygraph testing of border personnel: Voting 282 for and 137 against, the House on June 7 passed a bill (HR 2213) that would waive polygraph testing of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) job applicants if they have cleared background checks while serving in the military or law enforcement. The bill would help the agency fill more than 2,000 vacant customs and border-patrol positions. Overall, there are 23,000 CBP officers and 20,000 Border Patrol agents. A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.