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How Texans voted in Congress

In Potomac in the Pines

By Potomac
Feb. 2, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.
Updated March 5, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.

Here's a look at recent votes in the U.S. Senate and House and how Texas senators and East Texas' representative voted:

Recent Senate votes

Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage - Vote Passed (62-36, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state. It also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES

Sen. John Cornyn voted YES


Recent House votes

Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Passage - Vote Passed (277-133, 23 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would require the Energy Department to make a decision on pending applications to export liquefied natural gas within 30 days of the bill's enactment or at the end of the public comment period, whichever is later. Under the bill, applications would have to publicly disclose the countries that would receive the proposed exports.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES


Upcoming votes

Clay Hunt SAV Act - HR203

The Senate will consider a bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Repeal - HR596

The House will consider a bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The bill would require four House committees to develop health care legislation to replace the law.



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