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How Congress voted this week

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:

Highway trust fund

The purpose: To provide an extension of federal aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

The vote: Passed in the House on Tuesday by 155 votes – 367 voted “yes,” 55 voted “no” and 11 didn’t vote.

Local representation: U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6) voted “yes”; U.S. Rep Randy Hultgren (R-14) voted “no.”

Source: The New York Times’ Inside Congress website

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