A look at congressional and Ohio legislative actions and how local lawmakers voted.
H.R. 4015: To amend the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals.
Sponsor: Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R., Texas).
Vote: Passed on Friday, 238-181, with 12 representatives not voting.
Area representatives: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), no; Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), yes; Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Urbana, Ohio), yes; Rep. Tim Walberg (R., Tipton, Mich.), yes.
S. 1086: To require child-care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid, and CPR, and require state inspections of child-care centers.
Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D., Maryland)
Vote: Passed on Thursday, 96-2, with two senators not voting.
Area senators: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), yes; Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio), yes; Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.), yes; Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), yes.
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H.B. 416: Adopts conference report forgiving up to four additional school “calamity days” for students because of weather but only after schools make up four (goes to Gov. John Kasich)
Sponsors: Rep. Tony Burkley (R., Payne), Rep. Brian Hill (R., Zanesville)
Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 32-0.
Area senators: Sen. Edna Brown (D., Toledo), yes; Sen. Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green), yes; Sen. Cliff Hite (R., Findlay), yes; Sen. David Burke (R., Marysville), yes
H.B. 416: report forgiving up to four additional school “calamity days” for students because of weather but only after schools make up four (goes to governor)Adopts conference
Sponsors: Rep. Tony Burkley (R., Payne), Rep. Brian Hill (R., Zanesville).
Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 91-5.
Area representatives: Rep. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Mike Sheehy (D., Oregon), yes; Rep. Michael Ashford (D., Toledo), yes; Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township), yes; Rep. Tim Brown (R., Bowling Green), yes; Chris Redfern (D., Catawba Island), yes; Rep. Rex Damschroder (R., Fremont), yes; Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R., Napoleon), yes; Robert Sprague (R., Findlay), no; Tony Burkley (R., Payne), yes; Jeff McClain (R., Upper Sandusky), yes.
H.B. 367: Requires schools to instruct students on prescription opioid painkiller abuse prevention as part of health curriculum (goes to Senate).
Sponsor: Rep. Denise Driehaus (D., Cincinnati), Rep. Robert Sprague (R., Findlay).
Vote: Passed on Wednesday, 95-1.
Area representatives: Ms. Fedor, yes; Mr. Sheehy, yes; Mr. Ashford, yes; Ms. Sears, yes; Mr. Brown, yes; Mr. Redfern, yes; Mr. Damschroder, yes; Mr. Wachtmann, yes; Mr. Sprague, yes; Mr. Burkley, yes; Mr. McClain, yes.
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