MegaVote September 22, 2014

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture
  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage

Editor’s Note: Both chambers are in recess until the week of November 10.

Recent Senate Votes Equal Pay – Cloture – Vote Rejected (52-40, 8 Not Voting)
The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification. It would prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information and authorize the Labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (78-22)
The Senate voted to clear for the president’s signature a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities and extend the Export-Import Bank’s operating authority through June 30, 2015.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (319-108, 4 Not Voting)
The House voted to pass a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities, and extend the Export-Import Bank’s operating authority through June 30, 2015.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

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