This is for citizens interested in how Florida’s 2nd Congressional District members voted on recent national issues. Or specifically, how Rep. Steve Southerland II voted on two House-passed measures during the week of May 26-30, as the Senate was in recess during the period.
The first measure was the Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations, which the House passed 321-87, with 23 members abstaining. The bill provides $51.2 billion in discretionary funds in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Commerce and Justice and for other federal agencies, such as NASA and the National Science Foundation.
Southerland voted yes with the majority.
The second was the Fiscal 2014-15 Intelligence Authorization, which the House passed 345-59, with 27 members abstaining. This bill authorizes classified amounts for fiscal 2014-15 to 16 intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and foreign intelligence activities of the Defense Department, FBI and Homeland Security Department.
Southerland voted yes.