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How they voted

A look at recent congressional and Ohio legislative actions and how lawmakers representing the area voted.

CONGRESS

U.S. HOUSE

H.J. Res. 59: continuing appropriations resolution, 2014.

Sponsor: Rep. Harold Rogers (R., Ky.).

Vote: Passed on Thursday, 332-94, with seven members not voting.

Area lawmakers: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), yes; Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Urbana, Ohio), no; Rep. Tim Walberg (R., Tipton, Mich.), yes.

OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

STATE HOUSE

S.B. 23: to ease restrictions on access to state birth records by those adopted between 1964 and 1996.

Sponsors: Sen. Bill Beagle (R., Tipp City) and Sen. David Burke (R., Marysville).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 91-2.

Area representatives: Rep. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Rep. Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Tim Brown (R., Bowling Green), yes; Rep. Chris Redfern (D., Catawba Island), yes; Rep. Rex Damschroder (R., Fremont), yes; Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R., Napoleon), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Tony Burkley (R., Payne), yes; Jeff McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), yes; Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township), did not vote.

S.B. 200: to require the secretary of state to cross-reference the voter registration database with other state and national databases and to change the formula to reduce the mandated minimum number of electronic voting machines.

Sponsor: Sen. Joe Uecker (R., Loveland).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 60-33.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, no; Mr. Sheehy, no; Mr. Ashford, no; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, no; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes; Ms. Sears, did not vote.

H.B. 274: to increase penalties for abuse of a companion animal.

Sponsors: Rep. Bill Patmon (D., Cleveland) and Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 84-8.

Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, yes; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, no; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes; Ms. Sears, did not vote.



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