Roll call:  Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Targeted News Service

Published: 09-11-2023 11:00 AM

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

There were no key votes in the House this week.

SENATE VOTES:

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Philip Jefferson to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors. Jefferson became a board member last year; previously, he had been an economics professor at two private colleges and a Federal Reserve economist. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Jefferson “brings to the Fed outstanding academic credentials and years of strong leadership experience. He is a renowned scholar, and he is a leading expert in monetary policy and the economics of poverty.” The vote, on Sept. 6, was 88 yeas to 10 nays. YEAS: Hassan D-NH, Shaheen D-NH

LABOR RELATIONS: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Gwynne Wilcox to be on the National Labor Relations Board for a five-year term ending in late August of 2028. Wilcox has been on the Board since August 2021; she had been a labor lawyer in New York City, and previously was an attorney for the Board. An opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Wilcox a committed partisan who would “run roughshod over American employers, stack the deck for Democrats’ Big Labor allies, and keep corrupt and failing unions on life support with a tangled mess of regulations.” The vote, on Sept. 6, was 51 yeas to 48 nays. YEAS: Hassan D-NH, Shaheen D-NH

SECOND FEDERAL RESERVE MEMBER: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Lisa DeNell Cook to be a member of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors for a 14-year term ending in 2038. Cook had joined the board of governors last year, after having been an economics professor at Michigan State University and a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama administration. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said her “expertise in international economics has immense value as we continue in our economic recovery amidst global inflation.” The vote, on Sept. 6, was 51 yeas to 47 nays. YEAS: Hassan D-NH, Shaheen D-NH

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THIRD FEDERAL RESERVE MEMBER: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Adriana Kugler to be a member of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors for a term ending in 2026. Kugler is currently the World Bank’s executive director for the U.S., with prior stints as a Labor Department economist and professor at Georgetown University. A supporter, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Kugler “is unquestionably qualified. She possesses bipartisan support from top economists and civil rights organizations.” The vote, on Sept. 7, was 53 yeas to 45 nays. YEAS: Hassan D-NH, Shaheen D-NH

REGULATING COMMUNICATIONS: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Anna Gomez to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Gomez is a former lawyer and official at the FCC, and has been a senior official at Sprint Nextel and, more recently, a telecommunications attorney at a private law firm. A supporter, Sen. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., said: “Protecting the public interest and advancing universal service for broadband and broadcast services is a passion for Ms. Gomez.” The vote, on Sept. 7, was 55 yeas to 43 nays. YEAS: Hassan D-NH, Shaheen D-NH

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