Mega Vote, July 17, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Rao Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Hagerty Nomination – Confirmation House: California Drought Prevention House: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be Deputy Secretary of Defense House: Delay EPA Air Pollution Standards House: Gas Pipeline Permits … Continue reading »

Mega Vote July 5, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Svinicki Nomination – Confirmation House: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation House: Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance House: Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Sentencing Guidelines Editor’s Note: The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week. Recent Senate Votes Svinicki Nomination … Continue reading »

Mega Vote, June 26, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Long Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Mandelker Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Billingslea Nomination – Confirmation House: Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol House: Surface Water Storage Permitting House: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Nomination of Kristine Svinicki to be a … Continue reading »

Mega Vote, June 19, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Rapuano Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval – Motion to Discharge Senate: Iranian and Russian Sanctions House: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification House: Veterans Affairs Department Accountability House: Health Care Tax Credit Expansion Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Nomination of Brock … Continue reading »

Mega Vote, June 12, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Elwood Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Iran Sanctions – Cloture House: Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver House: Financial Regulation Restructuring Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense Senate: Iran Sanctions House: Verify Eligibility for … Continue reading »

Mega Vote May 30, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Branstad Nomination Senate: Sullivan Nomination Senate: Thapar Nomination House: Pesticides Regulations House: Prosecution of Child Pornography House: Child Abuse Reporting Editor’s Note: The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week. Recent Senate Votes Branstad Nomination … Continue reading »

New York Health Act

New York Health Act could be a lifeboat if Obamacare repealed (Updated)  Article by AlBrundage on Rochester Indymedia  Fri, 2017-03-24 02:37 Hopefully by now all of you have heard about the proposed New York Health Act. It just passed the Assembly for the third time and is one cosponsor short of introduction in the (NY) … Continue reading »

Mega Vote, May 22, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Wilson Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Gottlieb Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Methane Release Limitation Disapproval Senate: Lighthizer Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Rosen Nomination – Confirmation Senate: Brand Nomination – Confirmation House: Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion House: Probation Officer Arrest Authority Upcoming Congressional … Continue reading »

Mega Vote May 8, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 27th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: State Retirement Plan Disapproval Senate: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations House: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations House: Health Care Overhaul Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Secretary of the Air Force Nomination Senate: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Nomination Editor’s Note: The House is not in … Continue reading »

Mega Vote May 1, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Perdue Nomination Senate: Acosta Nomination House: Register of Copyrights House: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight House: Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations Upcoming Congressional Bills Senate: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Senate: Clayton Nomination House: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations House: Workers Comp Time … Continue reading »

Mega Vote April 10, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court – Nuclear Option Senate: Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court – Confirmation House: Employee Stock Sales House: Self-Insured Health Plans … Continue reading »

Rochester Mayoral Contest 2017

Here are links to some items posted at Rochester Indymedia on two of the candidates in this year’s mayoral campaign. The Reinvention of Jim Sheppard and the Rise of the New Jim Crow BEHIND THE CURTAIN: How Lovely Warren and the party of Trump have taken over the City of Rochester

Mega Vote March 14, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Confirmation of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior Senate: Confirmation of Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Senate: Confirmation of Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy Senate: Disapprove Labor Law Rule Senate: Disapprove BLM Land … Continue reading »

RENewsletter | March 5, 2017

The Free environmental newsletter from RochesterEnvironment.com “Our Environment is changing: Keep up with the Change.”   *Note: Henceforth ‘environment’ means ‘our life support system.’   [2/26/2017 – 3/05/2017]   Adapting to and mitigating Climate Change in a way that sustains all life while striving to do so equitably is the defining issue of our time.  … Continue reading »

Mega Vote February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Senate: Confirmation of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs Senate: Confirmation of Linda McMahon to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration Senate: Disapprove Instant Criminal … Continue reading »

Mega Vote February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak on Senate Floor When Debating Sen. Sessions Nomination to be U.S. Attorney General Senate: Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General Senate: Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary … Continue reading »

Mega Vote February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation Senate: Confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State Senate: Disapprove Stream Buffer Rule Senate: Disapprove Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Rule Senate: Confirmation of Betsy DeVos … Continue reading »

Mega Vote January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: GAO Access and Oversight Act Senate: Confirmation of Gen. James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense Senate: Confirmation of Gen. John Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security Senate: Confirmation of Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to be Director of … Continue reading »

RPCC News, vol. 8

This volume contains information on upcoming local climate events, #DayAgainstDenial, New York’s Pilgrim Pipeline, Rochester’s Climate Action Plan, Earth Day 2017 and People’s Climate March in Washington DC. Our membership is growing quickly. This month we welcome Frisch Ecological Design, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua – Social & Environmental Justice Committee and Impact Earth. Are you an … Continue reading »

Mega Vote January 18, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution-Klobuchar Amendment Concerning Drug Importation Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution Senate: Gen. James Mattis Secretary of Defense Waiver House: Private Market Investors House: Regulatory Accountability House: SEC Cost-Benefit Analyses House: CFTC Reauthorization House: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution House: Gen. … Continue reading »