Here’s a look at how the members of the U.S. House who represent the area voted over the previous week. There were no key votes in the Senate. The House and Senate are scheduled to be in recess this week.
GUN VIOLENCE: The House has agreed to the Senate amendment to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S 2938), to establish a variety of measures intended to reduce mass shootings, including spending on behavioral health clinics, funding for school safety efforts, and restrictions on gun ownership by ex-convicts and those found by a court to be mentally ill. A supporter, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said it “will make progress toward ending the scourge of gun violence.” An opponent, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., said the bill would “restrict the right to self-defense for law-abiding gun owners and the right to due process for all Americans.” The vote, on June 24, was 234 yeas to 193 nays. The amended bill was then signed into law.
NAYS: Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, and Fred Keller, R-Kreamer