Roll Call: How Rep. Thompson Voted, Week of June 16th, 2017

Here’s this week’s roll call, courtesy of GoErie.com. As you’ll see, GT voted to chip away at the ACA, following his vote to abolish it. Governing is hard.

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 16. In the week of June 19, the House will debate bills on water storage, forest-fire prevention and workplace issues, while the Senate will conduct votes on high-ranking Trump administration nominees.

Healthcare verification for immigrants: Voting 238 for and 184 against, the House on June 13 passed a bill (HR 2581) that would require immigrants applying for premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act to submit their Social Security number to document their citizenship or legal status. However, the bill rules out as verification the IRS-issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Number that aliens who lack Social Security numbers use to file federal tax returns. The bill would replace a two-step ACA verification process that allows a 90-day grace period so that when a person’s documentation is uncertain, their coverage can begin immediately, with any erroneous tax credits to be recouped later. The bill also would apply to the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act if that measure becomes law. A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.

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

Immediate health insurance for infants: Voting 193 for and 231 against, the House on June 13 defeated a Democratic bid to ensure immediate health care coverage under HR 2581 (above) for newborns and infants up to 1 year old whose legal status cannot be promptly established because of the time it takes to obtain a Social Security number for meeting the bill’s verification requirement. A yes vote was to adopt the Democratic motion.

Thompson: No.

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