A look at recent actions in the U.S. Congress and in the Ohio General Assembly and how lawmakers representing the area voted.
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H.R. 1370: Authorization for funding to avert a federal government shutdown.
Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas).
Vote: Passed on Dec. 21, 66-32, with 2 not voting.
Ohio and Michigan senators: Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), no; Rob Portman (R., Ohio), yes; Gary Peters (D., Mich.), yes; Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), yes.
H.B. 69: Concurrence vote on Senate changes to bill giving more funds to counties and transit authorities that have lost sales tax revenue on Medicaid managed-care services; reimburses township fire and emergency services for revenue lost through municipal tax increment financing districts (goes to governor).
Sponsor: Robert Cupp (R., Lima).
Vote: Passed Dec. 13, 85-7.
Northwest Ohio representatives: Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), yes; Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), no; Derek Merrin (R., Monclova Township), yes; Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green), yes; Steve Arndt (R., Port Clinton), yes; Bill Reineke (R., Tiffin), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Craig Riedel (R., Defiance), yes; Mr. Cupp, yes.