Mega Vote May 27, 2014

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Water Projects – Conference Report
  • House: Water Projects – Conference Report
  • House: NSA Metadata Collection – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
  • House: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

Editor’s Note: The Senate is in recess and will return on Monday, June 2.

Recent Senate Votes Water Projects – Conference Report – Vote Agreed to (91-7, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate adopted the conference report on a bill authorizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-resources activities including port dredging, inland locks and dams, and flood control projects – costing an estimated $12 billion. It would also require the deauthorization of at least $18 billion in previously authorized projects.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Recent House Votes Water Projects – Conference Report – Vote Passed (412-4, 15 Not Voting)
The House adopted the conference report on a bill authorizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-resources activities including port dredging, inland locks and dams, and flood control projects – costing an estimated $12 billion. It would also require the deauthorization of at least $18 billion in previously authorized projects.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


NSA Metadata Collection – Passage – Vote Passed (303-121, 7 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would prohibit the government’s bulk collection and storage of business records, including telephone metadata, and instead require the government, except in cases of emergency, to receive pre-approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to conduct a search of call detail records for individual target phone numbers.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted Not Voting


Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Passage – Vote Passed (325-98, 8 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill to authorize $592.9 billion for defense programs in fiscal year 2015, including $79.4 billion for overseas contingency operations. The bill would authorize a 1.8 percent pay increase for military personnel and prohibit a new round of Base Realignment and Closure.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted Not Voting


Upcoming Votes Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act – HR4660
The House is expected to vote on this bill that would make appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.


Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 – HR4681
The bill would authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for the conduct of intelligence and intelligence-related activities.

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