In 2018, when 6th District Rep. Kathy Manning was running for Congress against 13th District Rep. Ted Budd, Manning ran a campaign add that said she would not vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Manning lost that race in 2018, but when elected to represent the 6th District in 2020, she cast her first vote in the House for Pelosi for speaker and has supported Pelosi on every vote since.
As House speaker, Pelosi doesn’t vote on many of the procedural matters, but Pelosi has voted 24 times in this session and, every time, Manning has voted with her. For Pelosi and Manning that is 21 yeas, 2 nays, and they both voted for Pelosi for speaker.
Both Pelosi and Manning voted to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office on Jan. 12 when Trump had eight days remaining in office.
Pelosi and Manning then both voted for the impeachment of Trump on Jan. 13 when Trump had seven days left in office.
Pelosi and Manning both voted for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which passed the House and the Senate without a single Republican vote. This plan awarded $106 million to Guilford County and $56 million to Greensboro. Both Guilford County and Greensboro are discussing how to spend the “extra” money since neither needs it to cover COVID-19 related expenses.
That bill included an increase in unemployment benefits that has made it difficult for businesses to hire enough workers to get back to normal operations. Some companies have resorted to paying job applicants simply to show up for an interview.
Pelosi and Manning both voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that passed the House on a straight party line vote but has not passed the Senate.
One of the controversial portions of this bill would restrict the qualified immunity doctrine for local and state law enforcement. Qualified immunity protects law enforcement officers from being sued when acting in the line of duty. The president of the national Fraternal Order of Police at a committee hearing spoke against the bill.
Pelosi and Manning both voted for H.R. 1, which has not passed the Senate. H.R. 1 would greatly expand the federal government’s control of elections, which are now largely controlled by the individual states. Opponents have said the bill is unconstitutional because the Constitution gives the power to control elections to the states.
H.R.1 would require same day voter registration and establish automatic voter registration so that when people provide information to the government, such as for a driver’s license or to attend a state college or university, they would automatically be registered to vote. It would also restrict a state’s right to purge voters from the rolls.
Even the American Civil Liberties Union did not support the bill.