(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, returned to the Capitol on Thursday for just the second time since becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate to cast votes in the House of Representatives.
Ryan voted in favor of two measures on the floor, including one measure – HJ Res 118 – to provide congressional disapproval of the Obama administration’s move to waive work requirements under the Social Security Act with respect to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The bill passed, 250-164.
The other measure, the STEM Jobs act of 2012, did not pass but would have amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program. This bill was brought to the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority to pass, but it fell about 20 votes short.
Ryan had his first Capitol homecoming last Thursday, when he returned to cast votes on the Continuing Resolution and a bill to replace the defense sequester.
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