CRISTOBELLE DURRETTE Medill News Service

Here’s how members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation voted on major issues last week.

HOUSING

ENDING FORCED ARBITRATION IN SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT ACT OF 2021: With 335 votes in favor and 97 against, the House on Monday approved (HR 4445) legislation banning forced arbitration in cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault at work. The bill allows people to choose between going to court or to arbitration in these cases.

Vote Yes: Mark Pocan, D-Muck, 2nd District; Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, 3rd District; Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, 4th District

Vote no: Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, 1st District; Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, 5th District; Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, 6th District; Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, 7th District; Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, 8th District

PROMOTING THOROUGH AND INNOVATIVE COST EFFICIENCIES: With 426 votes in favor and five against, the House on Monday (S.583) ordered the Department of Homeland Security’s Directorate of Management to release an annual report on the use of acquisition and innovative sourcing strategies. The bill aims to improve contracting opportunities for small businesses.

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Vote Yes: Steil, Pocan, Genre, Moore, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Tiffany, Gallagher

POSTAL SERVICE REFORM ACT OF 2022: Voting 342 for and 92 against, the House on Tuesday (HR 3076) mandated an overhaul of the Postal Service’s finances and operations. The bill would save the agency about $50 billion over the next decade.

Vote Yes: Pocan, Genre, Moore, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Tiffany, Gallagher

FURTHER EXTENSION OF ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING ACT: Voting 272 for and 162 against, the House on Tuesday (HR 6617) extended government funding until March 11, allowing time to continue negotiations on appropriations for the fiscal year 2022.

Vote Yes: Pocan, Genre, Moore

Vote no: Steil, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Tiffany, Gallagher

GLOBAL RESPECT ACT: Voting 227 for and 206 against, the House on Wednesday approved (HR 3485) legislation that would deny or revoke visas for foreigners responsible for human rights abuses against LGBTQ+ people.

Vote Yes: Pocan, Genre, Moore

Vote No: Steil, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Tiffany, Gallagher

SENATE

APPOINTMENT OF EBONY SCOTT: Voting 55 for and 38 against, the Senate on Monday confirmed (PN1203) the appointment of Ebony Scott, of the District of Columbia, to serve as Associate Justice of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a term of 15 years old. term. Prior to his appointment, Scott worked as a magistrate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Vote Yes: Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison

Vote no: Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh

NOMINATION OF DONALD WALKER TUNNAGE: Voting 54 for and 39 against, the Senate on Monday confirmed (PN1204) the nomination of Donald Walker Tunnage, of the District of Columbia, to serve as Associate Justice of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a 15 – one-year term. Previously, he was a criminal attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice.

NOMINATION OF JOHN HOWARD III: Voting 62 for and 34 against, the Senate on Tuesday (PN996) confirmed the nomination of John Howard III of the District of Columbia to serve as Associate Justice of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for a 15 -year term. He was previously an administrative law judge with the District of Columbia’s Office of Administrative Hearings.

NOMINATION OF LOREN ALIKHAN: Voting 55 for and 41 against, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed (PN1201) the nomination of Loren AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to serve as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for a term of 15 years old. Prior to her appointment, she worked as Solicitor General for the District of Columbia.

NOMINATION OF AMY GUTMANN: With 54 votes in favor and 42 against, the Senate confirmed on Tuesday (PN1577) the nomination of Amy Gutmann, of Pennsylvania, as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Prior to her appointment, she served as president of the University of Pennsylvania.

NOMINATION OF LISA CARTY: With 68 votes in favor and 27 against, the Senate confirmed on Tuesday (PN1567) the nomination of Lisa Carty, of Maryland, as Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Nations Economic and Social Council . She previously worked with the United Nations in various roles.

NOMINATION OF CHANTALE YOKMIN WONG: With 66 votes in favor and 31 against, the Senate on Tuesday (PN782) confirmed the nomination of Chantale Yokmin Wong, of the District of Columbia, as Ambassador to the US Director of the Asian Development Bank. She previously served on the board of directors of the Asian Development Bank as an alternate executive director.

NOMINATION OF SCOTT NATHAN: With 72 votes in favor and 24 against, the Senate confirmed on Wednesday (PN1060) the nomination of Scott Nathan, of Massachusetts, as CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation. He previously held several positions within the private investment partnership The Baupost Group.

NOMINATION OF DOUGLAS BUSH: Voting 93 for and 2 against, the Senate on Wednesday (PN1183) confirmed the nomination of Douglas Bush, of Virginia, for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Army. He is a former staffer of the House Armed Services Committee and most recently served as an assistant secretary at the US Department of the Army.

Vote Yes: Baudouin; Johnson

NOMINATION OF JOHN PATRICK COFFEY: Voting 79 for and 17 against, the Senate on Wednesday (PN1018) confirmed the nomination of John Patrick Coffey, of New York, to serve as general counsel in the Department of the Navy. Prior to his appointment, he was Partner and President of Complex Litigation at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

NOMINATION OF ALEXANDRA BAKER: Voting 75 for and 21 against, the Senate on Wednesday (PN1020) confirmed the nomination of Alexandra Baker, of New Jersey, for the position of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. She most recently worked as Senior Director of Strategic Planning at the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President.

RETA JO LEWIS: With 56 votes in favor and 40 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1528) the nomination of Reta Jo Lewis, of Georgia, for the position of President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term until in January 2025 Previously, she was Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at the German Marshall Fund.

LEONARD PHILIP STARK: Voting 61 for and 35 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1508) the nomination of Leonard Philip Stark, of Delaware, to serve as U.S. Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. He comes from the role of federal judge with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

NOMINATION OF NEIL HARVEY MACBRIDE: Voting 61 for and 33 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN615) the nomination of Neil Harvey MacBride, of Virginia, to serve as the Treasury Department’s general counsel. Previously, he worked as a United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Vote no: Baudouin; Johnson

NOMINATION OF MAX VEKICH: Voting 51 for and 43 against, the Senate on Thursday confirmed (PN1537) the nomination of Max Vekich, of Washington, to serve as Federal Commissioner of Maritime Affairs for a term until 2026. He is a former Washington State Representative and longshoreman.