RECENT VOTES

Hurricane Relief

On September 8, 2017, the House passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601, the Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations and Flood Insurance Package. Residents of Texas and Louisiana are just beginning to deal with the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma has already wreaked havoc as it barrels up the Atlantic, bearing down on Florida. There is no question that our fellow citizens will need the support of the federal government for a long time.

Democrats and Republicans largely put our differences aside today to pass $15.25 billion in emergency hurricane relief funding. This is just a down payment. Significantly more money and federal resources will be needed as officials assess the damage caused by these two catastrophic storms.

This legislation also addresses some must-pass measures. It includes a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 8th. It extends the National Flood Insurance Program authority, set to expire at the end of this month, through December 8th as well. Finally, the legislation extends the debt limit through December 8th.

I voted YES. The legislation passed and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
REPUBLICAN

133

90

0

16

DEMOCRAT

183

0

0

11

TOTAL

316

90

0

27

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

9

0

0

0