KEY VOTES IN 2019

US Senate

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SENATE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS

1. Allison Jones Rushing, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Allison Jones Rushing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit by a vote of 53-44. The UAW opposed Rushing because of her anti-worker record and poor record on civil rights issues.

2. Chad Readler, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Chad Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by a vote of 52-47. The UAW opposed Readler’s nomination based on his anti-worker record.

3. Neomi Rao, United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia

The Senate confirmed Neomi Rao for the D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals by a vote of 53-46. UAW opposed Rao’s nomination because of her extensive role in rolling back civil and human rights advances for millions of Americans, including undermining protections against racial discrimination in housing programs and sexual assault protections in higher education.

4. Kenneth Lee, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Kenneth Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by a vote of 52-45. UAW opposed Lee’s nomination based on his judicial record opposing voting rights.

5. Michael Truncale, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

The Senate confirmed Michael Truncale as U.S. District Court Judge for Eastern District of Texas by a vote of 49-46. UAW opposed Truncale’s nomination whose judicial track record showed a deep hostility to workers’ rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, LGBT rights, and campaign finance limits.

6. Daniel Collins, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Daniel Collins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District by a vote of 53-46. UAW opposed Collins nomination based on his record of siding with corporations over workers and endangering health and safety.

7. Steven Menashi, United States Circuit Judge for Second Circuit

The Senate confirmed Steven Menashi as U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit by vote of 51-41. The UAW opposed his nomination because of his anti-worker record and support for policies that undermine protections for sexual assault survivors and immigrants.

8. Health Care Resolution to Overturn Trump ACA Rule

UAW supported this Senate health care resolution to overturn ill-advised Trump Administration rule that would weaken the Affordable Care Act by allowing states to promote short term junk insurance plans that do not have to cover essential benefits and can deny people health care coverage for having a pre-existing condition. The resolution did not pass.

9. Lawrence VanDyke United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals despite being deemed as “unqualified” by the American Bar Association, a non-partisan organization. UAW opposed his nomination because he opposed an Obama era rule that would have expanded access to overtime pay for millions of workers, including several thousand UAW members.

1. Allison Jones Rushing, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Allison Jones Rushing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit by a vote of 53-44. The UAW opposed Rushing because of her anti-worker record and poor record on civil rights issues.

2. Chad Readler, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Chad Readler to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by a vote of 52-47. The UAW opposed Readler’s nomination based on his anti-worker record.

3. Neomi Rao, United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia

The Senate confirmed Neomi Rao for the D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals by a vote of 53-46. UAW opposed Rao’s nomination because of her extensive role in rolling back civil and human rights advances for millions of Americans, including undermining protections against racial discrimination in housing programs and sexual assault protections in higher education.

4. Kenneth Lee, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Kenneth Lee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by a vote of 52-45. UAW opposed Lee’s nomination based on his judicial record opposing voting rights.

5. Michael Truncale, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

The Senate confirmed Michael Truncale as U.S. District Court Judge for Eastern District of Texas by a vote of 49-46. UAW opposed Truncale’s nomination whose judicial track record showed a deep hostility to workers’ rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, LGBT rights, and campaign finance limits.

6. Daniel Collins, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Daniel Collins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District by a vote of 53-46. UAW opposed Collins nomination based on his record of siding with corporations over workers and endangering health and safety.

7. Steven Menashi, United States Circuit Judge for Second Circuit

The Senate confirmed Steven Menashi as U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit by vote of 51-41. The UAW opposed his nomination because of his anti-worker record and support for policies that undermine protections for sexual assault survivors and immigrants.

8. Health Care Resolution to Overturn Trump ACA Rule

UAW supported this Senate health care resolution to overturn ill-advised Trump Administration rule that would weaken the Affordable Care Act by allowing states to promote short term junk insurance plans that do not have to cover essential benefits and can deny people health care coverage for having a pre-existing condition. The resolution did not pass.

9. Lawrence VanDyke, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Senate confirmed Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals despite being deemed as “unqualified” by the American Bar Association, a non-partisan organization. UAW opposed his nomination because he opposed an Obama era rule that would have expanded access to overtime pay for millions of workers, including several thousand UAW members.

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