Roll Call: Wisconsin Congressional Delegation Key Votes This Week | local government

CRISTOBELLE DURRETTE Medill News Service

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

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PRESIDENT’S CUP CYBERSECURITY CONTEST ACT: Voting 386 for and 31 against, the House on Monday (HR 6824) authorized the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to hold an annual competition for cybersecurity employees and teams to award prizes.

Vote Yes: Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, 1st District; Mark Pocan, D-Muck, 2nd District; Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, 3rd District; Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, 4th 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

NON-PROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT ACT 2022: Voting 288 for and 129 against, the House Monday (HR 6825) increased funding authority for the nonprofit security grant program and ordered the Federal Office of Emergency Management to establish an office to administer the program. The bill would increase the program’s authority to $500 million per year through fiscal year 2028, up from $75 million per year currently.

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Vote Yes: Pocan; Kind; Moore; Gallagher

Vote no: Steil; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany

DHS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE CYBER SPACE ACT: Voting 313 for and 105 against, the House on Monday passed (HR 5658) a bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to create a report on the organization’s role and duties regarding cyber incident responses.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Gallagher

Vote no: Grothman; Tiffany

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT 2022: Voting 220 for and 196 against, the House on Tuesday reauthorized (HR 7309) the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The new authority would provide at least $80 billion in funds from fiscal years 2023 to 2028 for job training programs.

Vote Yes: Pocan; Kind; Moore

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

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CYBERSECURITY ACT OF 2021: Voting 404 for and 14 against, the House on Tuesday (S.2520) scheduled collaboration between DHS, different levels of government, business and the public on cybersecurity. The bill would expand DHS duties related to cybersecurity education, defense, technology, risk and incident response.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

ATTACK PREVENTION ACT 2022: Voting 388 for and 26 against, the House on Tuesday passed (HR 6873) a bill to create an Office for Bombing Prevention within DHS. The office would advise the department on threats and explosive attacks and coordinate efforts to counter them.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Gallagher

CYBERSECURITY GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS ACT 2022: Voting 383 for and 30 against, the House on Tuesday gave the green light (HR 6868) to a bill allowing CISA to provide financial assistance for cyber and infrastructure security education for students in primary and secondary education.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Tiffany; Gallagher

ENHANCED SUPERVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ACT 2021: Voting 404 for and 6 against, the House on Tuesday approved (S.2687) a bill giving the Inspector General of the Veterans Affairs office the power to subpoena and testify witnesses. Exceptions include current federal employees and witnesses involved in criminal proceedings.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE TRANSFER ABROAD: Voting 397 for and 15 against, the House on Tuesday (HR 7375) ordered the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to update the payment system within the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow for the electronic transfer of aid funds to the education at an educational institution outside the United States that offers an approved course of study.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

LAW ON THE MODERNIZATION OF THE STUDY IN WORK OF VETERAN STUDENTS: Voting 370 for and 43 against, the House on Tuesday passed (HR 6376) a bill to extend eligibility for the Veterans Work-Study Allowance to those in rehabilitation, education or training programs. at least half time. Current requirements state that people must be at least three-quarters registered to be eligible.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

TARGETING RESOURCES AT COMMUNITIES IN NEED LAW OF 2022: Voting 258 for and 165 against, the House on Wednesday passed (HR 6531) a bill to boost funding for certain aid programs in areas of persistent poverty. The bill will increase the share of federal investments going to areas of persistent poverty and will require an assessment by the Government Accountability Office of the impact of those funds in affected areas.

Vote Yes: Pocan; Kind; Moore

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

Access to Infant Formula Act: Voting 414 for and 9 against, the House on Wednesday (HR 7791) amended the Children’s Nutrition Act of 1966 to allow low-income women to purchase safe infant formula using the Women’s Program Benefits, infants and children by eliminating limits on infant formula brands that WIC recipients can purchase.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

ADDITIONAL INFANT FORMULA CREDITS ACT 2022: Voting 231 for and 192 against, the House on Wednesday passed (HR 7790) a bill that would provide $28 million in emergency funding to the Food and Drug Administration to expand infant formula inspections and gather more data in the market to prepare for a possible supply chain. disturbance.

Vote Yes: Pocan; Kind; Moore

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

DOMESTIC TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT 2022: Voting 222 for and 203 against, the House on Wednesday (HR 350) authorized the creation of domestic terrorism offices within DHS, the Justice Department and the FBI to monitor potential terrorist activity.

Vote Yes: Pocan; Kind; Moore

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

TBI AND PTSD LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACT: Voting 400 for and 21 against, the House on Wednesday (HR 2992) ordered the Attorney General to create crisis intervention training tools for first responders on interacting with people with brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

PUBLIC SECURITY OFFICERS SUPPORT ACT 2022: Voting 402 for and 17 against, the House on Wednesday (HR 6943) extended death and disability benefits under the Public Safety Officers Benefit Program to certain public safety officers suffering from PTSD or acute stress disorder as a result of on-duty experiences.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

VETERANS RAPID REFORMATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RESTORATION AND RECOVERY ACT 2022: Voting 401 for and 17 against, the House on Wednesday passed (S.4089) a bill to restore a person’s right to education assistance under the Veterans Rapid Retraining Program if l educational institution is closed or disapproved.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Grothman; Tiffany; Gallagher

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FORMATION ACT 2021: Voting 407 for and 11 against, the House on Wednesday (HR 6052) asked the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to mandate VA employees to receive training on how to cooperate, respond, and report wrongdoing to the Office of the Inspector General.

Vote Yes: Steil; Pocan; Kind; Moore; Fitzgerald; Tiffany; Gallagher

CONSUMER FUEL PRICE PREVENTION ACT: Voting 217 for and 207 against, the House on Thursday passed (HR 7688) a bill aimed at ending alleged energy resource price hikes.

Vote Yes: Pocan; Kind; Moore

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

SENATE

APPOINTMENT OF JENNIFER ROCHON: Voting 51 for and 47 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1484) the nomination of Jennifer Rochon, of New York, to serve as district judge for the Southern District of New York. Previously, Rochon worked as general counsel for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

Vote Yes: Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison

Vote no: Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh

BARBARA LEAF APPOINTMENT: Voting 54 for and 44 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1573) the nomination of Barbara Leaf, of Virginia, as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Leaf is currently Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the White House.

APPOINTMENT OF ELIZABETH WATSON: Voting 50 for and 45 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1583) the nomination of Elizabeth Watson, of Maryland, for the position of Assistant Secretary of Labor. Watson previously served as a senior assistant on the House Education and Labor Committee.

APPOINTMENT OF TRINA THOMPSON: Voting 51 for and 44 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1510) the nomination of Trina Thompson of California to serve as district judge for the Northern District of California. Thompson previously worked as a trial judge in Alameda County, California.

SUNSHINE SYKES NOMINATION: Voting 51 for and 45 against, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed (PN1486) the nomination of Sunshine Sykes, of California, to serve as district judge for the Central District of California. A member of the Navajo Nation, Sykes has served as a California Superior Court judge since 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR UKRAINE ACT 2022: Voting 86 for and 11 against, the Senate on Thursday passed (HR 7691) a bill to provide $40 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine. The bill passed the House last week.

Vote Yes: Baudouin; Johnson

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