A relatively calm week in Congress, with only a dozen votes. Probably good considering the level of insanity the rest of American politics saw this week. There were 9 party line votes, and Rep. Steil sided with his Republican colleagues on every one of them.
A fairly slow week in the House, with only eleven votes, six of them party line. Biggest news of the week: Rep Steil was one of only 56 Republicans to vote against HR 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, which funds government operations through December 11. That’s right, Steil voted in favor of shutting down the federal government on October 1.
A relatively slow week in Congress. Only 14 votes, seven of them party line. Steil stayed with his party this week, keeping with his general pattern.
There have been some suggestions that because Donald Trump is likely to lose the popular vote by an even larger margin than he did in 2016, and may lose the electoral college as well, that his attorneys may play out the clock and deliberately postpone things in enough states so that no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes and the election is thrown into the House of Representatives.
Congress had a relatively busy week last week (July 21-24), with 28 votes, including multiple votes on the State Department Appropriations bill. There were 24 party-line votes last week, and Congressman Steil voted with the Republicans on 21 of them.
A slow but important week for Congress, as the House addresses the issue of police brutality and DC statehood.
On Thursday, June 25, the House passed HR 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It marked the one month anniversary of the death of George Floyd, who was choked to death by a Minneapolis police officer May 25. Only three Republicans supported the bill: Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI). Every other Republican, including Steil, voted against holding police officers accountable (RC 119).