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How your congressional delegates voted

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Zip codes: House 20515, Senate 20510
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‘CLEAN’ BUDGET VOTE: On a party-line vote of 226 for and 191 against, House Republicans on Oct. 8 rebuffed a Democratic motion for a vote on funding the entire federal government without conditions added by Republicans. On this vote, the House upheld a parliamentary ruling that the bid for a “clean CR” vote was not germane to an underlying measure on Head Start funding (HJ Res 84, below).

A yes vote was to block a vote on a “clean” funding bill.

YES: PEARCE NO: LUJAN GRISHAM, LUJÁN

HEAD START PROGRAMS: Voting 248 for and 168 against, the House on Oct. 8 passed a Republican bill (HJ Res 84, above) to fund Head Start during the ongoing, partial government shutdown at an annual, sequester level rate of $7.59 billion. This funding would reopen 1,600 Head Start programs shuttered since Oct. 1. Head Start serves nearly one million pre-school children from low-income families, seeking to boost their physical and emotional development and improve cognitive skills.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where the Democratic leadership shelved it.

YES: PEARCE NO: LUJAN GRISHAM, LUJÁN

BICAMERAL SUPER COMMITTEE: Voting 224 for and 197 against, the House on Oct. 8 passed a Republican bill (HR 3273) to establish a temporary committee of 10 House members and 10 senators, split evenly between the two parties, to recommend steps for resolving the ongoing budget standoff on Capitol Hill. The super committee could recommend changes in entitlement programs, discretionary-spending levels and the national-debt limit but not in tax (revenue) policies.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where the Democratic leadership shelved it.

YES: PEARCE NO: LUJAN GRISHAM, LUJÁN

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Voting 252 for and 172 against, the House on Oct. 9 passed a Republican measure (HJ Res 90) to fully fund and thus reopen the entire Federal Aviation Administration during the partial closure of the federal government then in its ninth day. This stopgap appropriation would fund the agency at sequestration levels through Dec. 15.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where the Democratic leadership shelved it.

YES: PEARCE NO: LUJAN GRISHAM, LUJÁN

BORDER-SECURITY OPERATIONS: Voting 249 for and 175 against, the House on Oct. 10 passed a measure (HJ Res 79) to fully fund Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border-security operations during the ongoing, partial closure of the federal government. The vote occurred 10 days after the semi-shutdown began in a dispute over GOP efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, among other causes.

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where the Democratic leadership shelved it.

YES: PEARCE NO: LUJAN GRISHAM, LUJÁN

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