Opinion

How Congress voted

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

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