A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:
Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmation
The purpose: The confirmation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The vote: Nomination confirmed in the Senate on Thursday by 30 votes – 78 voted “yes,” 17 voted “no” and five 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