Mega Vote April 7, 2014

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits – Cloture
  • House: Ukraine Aid – Passage
  • House: Employee Hours Rules – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits
  • House: Budget resolution

Recent Senate Votes Unemployment Benefits – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (61-35, 4 Not Voting)

Senators voted to invoke cloture on an amended bill that would extended eligibility for long-term unemployment benefits through May 31, 2014.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Recent House Votes Ukraine Aid – Passage – Vote Passed (378-34, 19 Not Voting)

On Tuesday, the House agreed to concur with a Senate amendment and pass a package of $150 million in aid and loan guarantees to the Ukrainian government. The vote required a two-thirds majority under the suspension of House rules. President Obama signed the bill into law on April 3.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


Employee Hours Rules – Passage – Vote Passed (248-179, 4 Not Voting)

House members voted on Thursday to change the number of hours employees must work to qualify for mandatory employer coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law would define full-time employees as those working 40 hours a week, ten more hours than as defined under current law.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Upcoming Votes Unemployment Benefits – H.R.3979

Senators will consider passage of an extension of long-term unemployment benefits tonight.


Budget resolution – H.CON.RES.96

The House is scheduled to consider the Budget Committee’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget resolution this week.

 

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