Black Skipped 93 U.S. House Votes While Campaigning, Report Says - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 13, 2018
A new report shows U.S. Rep. Diane Black has skipped 93 votes in Congress this year alone while campaigning for governor of Tennessee, The Tennessean reports. She is second only to Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota, who is also running for governor in his home state, in missed votes. The report notes that many of the votes include perfunctory actions, but some bills she missed include one that provided funding to the military, one that sanctioned Iran for politically jailing U.S. citizens and one that reformed the way royalties are distributed to musicians and music labels.