A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:
Energy efficiency bill
The purpose: A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes.
The vote: Cloture Motion rejected in the Senate on Monday by five votes – 55 voted “yes,” 36 voted “no” and nine didn’t vote.
Local representation: U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D) voted “yes,” and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R) voted “no.”
Source: The New York Times’ Inside Congress website