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A look at recent actions in the U.S. Congress and the Ohio General Assembly and how lawmakers representing the area voted.

U.S. HOUSE

S. 2155: Rollback of some of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, easing restrictions on some banks.

Sponsor: Sen. Michael Crapo (R., Idaho).

Vote: Passed on Tuesday, 258-159, with 10 representatives not voting.

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

U.S. SENATE

President Nominee 1358: Nomination of Dana Baiocco to be a commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for seven years.

Vote: Confirmed on Tuesday, 50-45, with 5 senators not voting.

Area senators: Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), no; Rob Portman (R., Ohio), yes; Gary Peters (D., Mich.), no; Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), no.

President Nominee 1857: Nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Vote: Confirmed on May 17, 54-45, with one senator not voting.

Area senators: Mr. Brown, no; Mr. Portman, yes; Mr. Peters, no; Ms. Stabenow, no.

OHIO SENATE

H.B. 21: Shifts responsibility for verifying residency of online charter school students from school district to charter school (returns to the House).

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Hambley (R., Brunswick).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 32-0.

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

H.B. 225: Modifies law to speed up plugging of idle and orphaned oil and gas wells (returns to House).

Sponsor: Rep. Andy Thompson (R., Marietta).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 30-2.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

H.B. 332: Prohibits discrimination against potential transplant recipients solely on the basis of disability (returns to House).

Sponsor: Rep. Niraj Antani (R., Miamisburg).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

S.B. 292: Modifies the test for determining an individual’s state of residence for income tax purposes (returns to House).

Sponsor: Rep. Gary Scherer (R., Circleville).

Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

S.B. 246: Limits suspensions and expulsions for students in pre-K through third grade for nonviolent or disruptive behavior (goes to House).

Sponsors: Sens. Peggy Lehner (R., Kettering), Gayle Manning (R., North Ridgeville).

Vote: Passed on May 16, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

H.B. 366: Updates economic data used to calculate child support (returns to House).

Sponsor: Rep. Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green).

Vote: Passed on May 16, 30-2.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

H.B. 133: Grants tax relief to out-of-state infrastructure workers assisting in response to an Ohio disaster (returns to House).

Sponsor: Rep. Scott Ryan (R., Newark).

Vote: Passed on May 16, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

S.B. 171: Stiffens penalties for violating protection orders (goes to House).

Sponsor: Sen. Jay Hottinger (R., Newark).

Vote: Passed on May 16, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

S.B. 220: Provides legal protections for businesses that tighten cyber-security (goes to House).

Sponsors: Sens. Bob Hackett (R., London), Kevin Bacon (R., Columbus).

Vote: Passed May 16, 24-8.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, no; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

S.B. 268: Stiffens penalties for theft in office by public officials (goes to House).

Sponsors: Sen. Steve Wilson (R., Maineville).

Vote: Passed on May 16, 32-0.

Northwest Ohio senators: Ms. Brown, yes; Mr. Gardner, yes; Mr. McColley, yes; Mr. Burke, yes; Mr. Huffman, yes.

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