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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mrs. Hawthorne (for herself and Mr. Diaz, with thanks to Mr. Young) introduced the following bill

A BILL

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to establish a United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act”.

SEC. 2. UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR ARCTIC AFFAIRS.

Title I of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 64. UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR ARCTIC AFFAIRS.

“(a) Establishment.—There is established within the Department of State an Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs (referred to in this section as the ‘Ambassador’), appointed in accordance with subsection (b).

“(b) Appointment.—The Ambassador shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

“(c) Duties.—

“(1) DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION.—Subject to the direction of the President and the Secretary of State, the Ambassador is authorized to represent the United States in matters and cases relevant to Arctic affairs in—

“(A) contacts with foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies of the United Nations, the Arctic Council, and other international organizations of which the United States is a member; and

“(B) multilateral conferences and meetings relating to Arctic affairs.

“(2) CHAIR OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL.—The Ambassador shall serve as the Chair of the Arctic Council when the United States holds the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

“(3) POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.—The Ambassador shall coordinate United States Arctic policies.”.

PES

This bill establishes within the Department of State an Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs who shall represent the United States in matters and cases relevant to the Arctic, serve on the Arctic Council, and coordinate U.S. Arctic policies.

Senator Holly Hawthorne (R-AK)

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On 12/4/2021 at 6:06 AM, Brady said:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mrs. Hawthorne (for herself and Mr. Diaz, with thanks to Mr. Young) introduced the following bill

A BILL

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to establish a United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act”.

SEC. 2. UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR ARCTIC AFFAIRS.

Title I of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 64. UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR ARCTIC AFFAIRS.

“(a) Establishment.—There is established within the Department of State an Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs (referred to in this section as the ‘Ambassador’), appointed in accordance with subsection (b).

“(b) Appointment.—The Ambassador shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

“(c) Duties.—

“(1) DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION.—Subject to the direction of the President and the Secretary of State, the Ambassador is authorized to represent the United States in matters and cases relevant to Arctic affairs in—

“(A) contacts with foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies of the United Nations, the Arctic Council, and other international organizations of which the United States is a member; and

“(B) multilateral conferences and meetings relating to Arctic affairs.

“(2) CHAIR OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL.—The Ambassador shall serve as the Chair of the Arctic Council when the United States holds the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

“(3) POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.—The Ambassador shall coordinate United States Arctic policies.”.

PES

This bill establishes within the Department of State an Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs who shall represent the United States in matters and cases relevant to the Arctic, serve on the Arctic Council, and coordinate U.S. Arctic policies.

Nancy Pelosi

Time for debate has expired. The House is called to order to vote on the legislation for 72 hours. 

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The bill passes the House and is recommended to the Senate.

Voting Bloc Total Aye Nay Present
Nationalist Republicans 51 24 26 0
Evangelical Republicans 51 36 14 0
Business Republicans 51 36 14 0
Moderate Conservative Republicans 50 43 6 0
Moderate Liberal Republicans 10 7 2 0
SJW Democrats 52 52 0 0
Progressive Democrats 52 52 0 0
Environmentalist Democrats 52 52 0 0
Moderate Liberal Democrats 52 52 0 0
Moderate Conservative Democrats 14 12 1 0
  366 63 0
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The bill passes the Senate.

Aye 37
Nay 13
Present 0

 

 

Senate Votes
State Senator Philosophy Vote
Alabama Tommy Tuberville Nationalist Nay
Alaska Lisa Murkowski Moderate Conservative Aye
Arizona Mark Kelly Environmentalist Aye
Arkansas Tom Cotton Nationalist Nay
California Dianne Feinstein Progressive Aye
Colorado John Hickenlooper Moderate Liberal Aye
Connecticut Chris Murphy Progressive Aye
Delaware Tom Carper Moderate Liberal Aye
Florida Marco Rubio Evangelical Aye
Georgia Raphael Warnock Social Justice Warrior Aye
Hawaii Mazie Hirono Environmentalist Aye
Idaho Mike Crapo Evangelical Aye
Illinois Dick Durbin Progressive Aye
Indiana Mike Braun Evangelical Nay
Iowa Chuck Grassley Business Aye
Kansas Jerry Moran Business Aye
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Business Nay
Louisiana John Kennedy Evangelical Aye
Maine Susan Collins Moderate Conservative Aye
Maryland Ben Cardin Moderate Liberal Aye
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren Progressive Aye
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Environmentalist Aye
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar Moderate Liberal Aye
Mississippi Roger Wicker Evangelical Nay
Missouri Josh Hawley Nationalist Nay
Montana Jon Tester Moderate Liberal Aye
Nebraska Ben Sasse Evangelical Aye
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto Social Justice Warrior Aye
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Moderate Liberal Aye
New Jersey Cory Booker Progressive Aye
New Mexico Martin Heinrich Environmentalist Aye
New York Chuck Schumer Moderate Liberal Aye
North Carolina Richard Burr Business Aye
North Dakota John Hoeven Evangelical Nay
Ohio Rob Portman Moderate Conservative Aye
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Evangelical Nay
Oregon Ron Wyden Environmentalist Aye
Pennsylvania Bob Casey Jr Moderate Liberal Aye
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse Environmentalist Aye
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Business Aye
South Dakota John Thune Business Nay
Tennessee Marsha Blackburn Nationalist Nay
Texas Ted Cruz Evangelical Nay
Utah Mitt Romney Business Aye
Vermont Bernie Sanders Progressive Aye
Virginia Tim Kaine Moderate Liberal Aye
Washington Patty Murray Environmentalist Aye
West Virginia Joe Manchin Moderate Conservative Aye
Wisconsin Ron Johnson Nationalist Nay
Wyoming John Barrasso Evangelical Nay
 
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