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How They Voted: 12/31


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


Tourists walks past the Capitol Building in Washington.



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.

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