MegaVote June 16, 2014

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Veterans Benefits – Passage
  • Senate: Fischer Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Fiscal 2014 NASA Authorization – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act

Recent Senate Votes Veterans Benefits – Passage – Vote Passed (93-3, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate passed a bill to allow veterans experiencing long wait times or who live more than 40 miles from a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility to see doctors outside the VA health system, as long as the doctors participate in the Medicare program or are at a federally qualified health center, Defense Department facility or a facility funded by the Indian Health Service. It would also authorize the VA secretary to demote or fire poor-performing Senior Executive Service employees.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Fischer Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (63-24, 13 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Stanley Fischer of New York to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Recent House Votes Fiscal 2014 NASA Authorization – Passage – Vote Passed (401-2, 28 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would authorize $17.6 billion for NASA for fiscal 2014.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (229-192, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would provide $105.5 billion in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Upcoming Votes Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act – HR4870
The bill would make appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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