Here’s how Western North Carolina members of Congress voted last week


WASHINGTON – Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Along with this week’s roll call votes, the Senate also passed the Chiricahua National Park Act (S. 1320), to establish the Chiricahua National Park in Arizona as a unit of the National Park System; and the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580), to amend United States Code with respect to prohibited acts by ocean common carriers or marine terminal operators.

House votes

House Vote 1: ACQUITALS AND SENTENCING: The House has passed the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act (H.R. 1621), sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., to prevent federal courts from considering acquittals when sentencing criminals to prison sentences. Cohen said the bar “would ensure that no one spends time in jail for conduct prosecutors were not able to prove at trial.” The vote, on March 28, was 405 yeas to 12 nays….

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