How they voted: 2-8


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


H.R. 357: GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013

Sponsor: Jeff Miller (R., Fla.)

Vote: Passed on Monday, 390-0, with 41 representatives not voting.

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

H.R. 7: Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act and to prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion.

Sponsor: Christopher H. Smith (R., N.J.)

Vote: Passed on Jan. 28, 227-188, with 15 representatives not voting.

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


H.R. 2642: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

Voted: Confirmed on Tuesday, 68-32.

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

SOURCE: Library of Congress and