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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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Rep. Bob Latta, left, Sen. Rob Portman, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur all voted to end the government shutdown this week.

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U.S. SENATE

President Nominee 1353: Confirming nomination of Jerome Powell as the Federal Reserve board chairman.

Vote: Passed on Tuesday, 84-13, with 3 senators not voting.

Ohio and Michigan senators: Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), yes; Rob Portman (R., Ohio), yes; Gary Peters (D., Mich.), yes; Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), yes.

H.R. 195:  A Senate altered measure to provide short-term funding of federal government, to end a shutdown.

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Russell (R., Oklahoma).

Vote: Passed on Monday, 81- 18, with 1 senator not voting.

Ohio and Michigan senators: Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Portman, yes; Mr. Peters, yes; Ms. Stabenow, yes.

H.R. 195: Motion to delay consideration of House measure for short-term funding of federal government. The delay resulted in a government shutdown.

Sponsor: Mr. Russell.

Vote: Delay passed on Jan. 20, 55-44, with 1 senator not voting.

Ohio and Michigan senators: Mr. Brown, no; Mr. Portman, yes; Mr. Peters, no; Ms. Stabenow, no.

U.S. HOUSE

H.R. 195: A Senate altered measure to provide short- term funding of federal government, ending a shutdown.

Sponsor: Mr. Russell.

Vote: Passed on Monday, 266-150, with 14 representatives not voting.

Area representatives: Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), yes; Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), yes; Jim Jordan (R., Urbana, Ohio), yes; Tim Walberg (R., Tipton, Mich.), yes.

H. Res. 705: Vote to kill a resolution to impeach President Trump.

Sponsor: Rep. Al Green (D., Texas).

Vote: Motion to kill the measure passed on Jan. 19, 355- 66, with 6 representatives not voting.

Area representatives: Miss Kaptur, yes; Mr. Latta, yes; Mr. Jordan, yes; Mr. Walberg, yes.

H.R. 4712: To require health- care practitioners to provide a proper care to a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Sponsor: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.).

Vote: Passed on Jan. 19, 241- 183, with 6 representatives not voting.

Area representatives: Miss Kaptur, no; Mr. Latta, yes; Mr. Jordan, yes; Mr. Walberg, yes.

H.R. 195: House measure to provide short-term funding of federal government, to avert a shutdown.

Sponsor: Mr. Russell.

Vote: Passed on Jan. 18, 230- 197, with 4 representatives not voting.

Area representatives: Miss Kaptur, no; Mr. Latta, yes; Mr. Jordan, yes; Mr. Walberg, yes.

OHIO SENATE

H.B. 145: Requires State Medical Board to create confidential, one-time, substance abuse treatment program for health-care professionals (returns to House).

Sponsors: Reps. Stephen Huffman (R., Tipp City), Robert Sprague (R., Findlay).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 33-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Edna Brown (D., Toledo), yes; Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green), yes; Robert McColley (R., Napoleon), yes; David Burke (R., Marysville), yes; Matt Huffman (R., Lima), yes.

OHIO HOUSE

H.B 250: Establishes regulations for electric bicycles based on motor and top speed (goes to Senate)

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Brinkman (R., Cincinnati)

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 96-0.

Northwest Ohio representatives: Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), did not vote; Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), yes; Derek Merrin (R., Monclova Township), yes; Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green), yes; Jim Hoops (R., Napoleon), yes; Steve Arndt (R., Port Clinton), yes; Bill Reineke (R., Tiffin), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), yes; Craig Riedel (R., Defiance), yes; Robert Cupp (R., Lima), yes; Riordan McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), yes.

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