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WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Georgia members of Congress voted over the past week.

Along with roll call votes this week, the Senate also passed, by voice vote, the Secure Connections Act (S. 120) to prevent and respond to the misuse of communications services that facilitates domestic violence and other crimes.

WESTERN FISH AND RIVER MANAGEMENT: The House passed the Upper Colorado-San Juan River Basins Recovery Act (HR 5001) sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., to extend, through 2024, the authority of the Department of the Interior to build facilities to aid in the recovery of endangered fish populations. in two southwestern river basins. The vote on March 15 was 397 yes to 27 no.

FOR: Loudermilk R-GA (11th), Bishop D-GA (2nd), Scott, Austin R-GA (8th), Clyde R-GA (9th), Scott, David D-GA (13th), McBath D-GA (6th), Carter R-GA (1st), Bourdeaux D-GA (7th), Ferguson R-GA (3rd), Johnson D-GA (4th), Hice R-GA (10th), Williams D-GA (5th )

AGAINST: Allen R-GA (12th), Greene R-GA (14th)

FEDERAL CARD SCANNING: The House passed the Modernizing Access to Our Public Lands Act (HR 3113) sponsored by Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, to direct federal agencies to develop compatibility standards for scanning and distribution Geographic Information System data on government lands that are accessible for recreational purposes. The vote on March 15 was 414 yes to 9 no.

YES: The entire Georgian delegation.

PRESERVING LOUISIANA THEATER: The House passed the Save the Liberty Theater Act (HR 3197) sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to convey two parcels of federal parks in Eunice, La., to the city of Eunice for rehabilitation of its Liberty Theater. The vote on March 16 was 422 yes to 4 no.

YES: The entire Georgian delegation

EL PASO MEMORIAL GARDEN: The House passed a bill (HR 4380) sponsored by Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, to designate a garden in El Paso, Texas, as the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial, while not being part of the garden of the National Park System. Escobar said the designation would “help ensure that our entire country honors the 23 innocent lives we lost in the attack in El Paso on August 3, 2019.” The vote on March 16 was 403 yes to 25 no.

FOR: Loudermilk R-GA (11th), Bishop D-GA (2nd), Scott, Austin R-GA (8th), Scott, David D-GA (13th), McBath D-GA (6th), Carter R-GA (1st), Bourdeaux D-GA (7th), Johnson D-GA (4th), Williams D-GA (5th)

AGAINST: Allen R-GA (12th), Clyde R-GA (9th), Greene R-GA (14th), Ferguson R-GA (3rd), Hice R-GA (10th)

WWII HISTORY SITES: The House passed the Japanese American World War II History Network Act (HR 6434) sponsored by Rep. Jay Obernolte, R-Calif., to establish a network of National Park Service records on sites related to Japanese Americans and to World War II, including relocation camps. One supporter, Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., said, “The new network will be an important tool in ensuring that this history, as painful as it is, is always remembered, and the important stories of Japanese Americans internees. are told with honor and respect.” The vote on March 16 was 406 yes to 16 no.

YES: The entire Georgian delegation

TRADE WITH RUSSIA: The House passed the Suspension of Normal Commercial Relations with Russia and Belarus Act (HR 7108) sponsored by Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., to suspend normal commercial relations with the two countries, at the United World Trade and other trade groups, on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The vote on March 17 was 424 yes to 8 no.

YES: The entire Georgian delegation

FORCED ARBITRATION: The House passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (HR 963) sponsored by Rep. Hank Johnson Jr., D-Ga., to invalidate agreements to use arbitration to resolve disputes that involve disputes over disputes. employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights. Johnson said: “It is a constitutional right that when there is a dispute a party can take that dispute to court and have a jury trial, and no forced contract should deprive that person of that constitutional right. .” The vote on March 17 was 222 yes to 209 no.

AGAINST: Loudermilk R-GA (11th), Allen R-GA (12th), Scott, Austin R-GA (8th), Clyde R-GA (9th), Greene R-GA (14th), Carter R-GA (1st ), Ferguson R-GA (3rd), Hice R-GA (10th)

FOR: Bishop D-GA (2nd), Scott, David D-GA (13th), McBath D-GA (6th), Bourdeaux D-GA (7th), Johnson D-GA (4th), Williams D-GA (5th )

BUDGETING: The Senate confirmed the appointment of Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Young, the acting director of the OMB since March 2021, was previously a senior assistant, in several different roles, on the House Appropriations Committee. The vote on March 15 was 61 yes to 36 no.

FOR: Ossoff D-GA, Warnock D-GA

TRANSPORT MASKING: The Senate passed a resolution (SJ Res. 37) sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to disapprove and rescind a Centers for Disease Control rule requiring masking on various modes of transportation, including trains, planes and buses. The vote on March 15 was 57 yes to 40 no.

AGAINST: Ossoff D-GA, Warnock D-GA

CALIFORNIA JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Jacqueline Corley to serve as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Corley has served as a magistrate judge in the district since 2011 and previously served as a clerk to a district judge. The vote on March 17 was 63 yes to 36 no.

FOR: Ossoff D-GA, Warnock D-GA

SECOND CALIFORNIA JUDGE: The Senate confirmed the nomination of Fred W. Slaughter to serve as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Slaughter, a federal district attorney from 2002 to 2014, has since served as a judge of the Superior Court of Orange County. The vote on March 17 was 57 yes to 41 no.

FOR: Ossoff D-GA, Warnock D-GA

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