Mega Vote June 15, 2015

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization — Cloture
  • House: CFTC Operations – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations
  • House: Police Body Cameras – Passage
  • House: Meat Labeling – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2016 Defense Appropriations – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization
  • House: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
  • House: Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act of 2015
  • House: Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act

Recent Senate Votes Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization — Cloture – Vote Rejected (56-40, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture on amendment no. 1569, as modified, to substitute amendment no. 1463 that would require several national security entities to develop and promulgate procedures to promote the timely sharing of classified and declassified cyber threat indicators between government and the private sector.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes CFTC Operations – Passage – Vote Passed (246-171, 15 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would reauthorize operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through fiscal 2019 and amend the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act to modify and clarify how the CFTC is to regulate derivatives and swaps. The bill would make numerous changes to CFTC operations.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations – Vote Passed (216-210, 7 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would appropriate $108.7 billion in fiscal 2016, including $55.3 billion in discretionary spending, for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Police Body Cameras – Passage – Vote Passed (421-6, 1 Present, 5 Not Voting)
The House agreed to a motion to suspend the rules and adopt a resolution that would recognize the potential for the use of body-worn cameras by on-duty law enforcement officers to improve community relations, increase transparency and protect.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


Meat Labeling – Passage – Vote Passed (300-131, 2 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would repeal U.S. country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and chicken that is sold in the United States.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Fiscal 2016 Defense Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (278-149, 6 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would provide $578.6 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense department in fiscal 2016. The total would include $490.2 billion in base Defense department funds and $88.4 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations account, and would provide that $37.5 billion in OCO funding be used in support of base budget requirements.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Upcoming Votes Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization – H.R.1314
The bill would reauthorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.


Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 – H.R.2596
The bill would authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.


Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act of 2015 – H.R.2505
The bill would amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans.


Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act – H.R.1190
The bill would repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

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