Mega Vote October 5, 2015

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Federal Government Funding — Passage
  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations – Cloture
  • House: Women’s Health — Passage
  • House: Federal Government Funding — Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization — Adoption
  • House: Victims of Iranian Terrorism — Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization
  • House: Homebuyers Assistance Act
  • House: Native American Energy Act
  • House: Repeal Oil Export Ban

Recent Senate Votes Federal Government Funding — Passage – Vote Agreed to (78-20, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate passed the bill to provide funding for federal government operations until December 11. The measure does not include any provisions that would defund Planned Parenthood. It directs the Homeland Security Department Inspector General to review the data and methods used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to classify personnel as law enforcement officers, and requires TSA to reclassify any staff of the Office of Inspection that are currently misclassified.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations – Cloture – Vote Rejected (50-44, 6 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would provide $77.6 billion for military construction and veterans’ issues. The measure also would provide $8.1 billion overall for military construction projects and $163.8 billion for the Veterans’ Affairs Department.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes Women’s Health — Passage – Vote Passed (236-193, 5 Not Voting)
The House passed legislation which allows states to exclude from a state’s Medicaid contracts those medical providers who also perform abortions, thereby permitting states to deny non-abortion health care reimbursements to organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Specifically, it expands the exceptions for which a state is not required to provide reimbursement under its state Medicaid plans to medical assistance for services “by any individual or entity based on the individual’s or entity’s involvement in abortions.”
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Federal Government Funding — Passage – Vote Passed (277-151, 6 Not Voting)
The House agreed to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to legislation, known as the “clean continuing resolution”, which provides funding for federal government operations until December 11. The measure does not include any provisions that would defund Planned Parenthood. It directs the Homeland Security Department Inspector General to review the data and methods used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to classify personnel as law enforcement officers, and requires TSA to reclassify any staff of the Office of Inspection that are currently misclassified.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization — Adoption – Vote Passed (270-156, 8 Not Voting)
The House adopted the conference report to accompany the bill that authorizes $604.2 billion for the Pentagon and defense-related programs for fiscal 2016 and allows $38.3 billion of the $89.2 billion in uncapped Overseas Contingency Operations funds to be used for additional base defense needs.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Victims of Iranian Terrorism — Passage – Vote Passed (251-173, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed a measure that prohibits the President from waiving sanctions or refraining to applying sanctions pursuant to the Iran Nuclear Agreement until Iran pays the legal terrorism-related judgments it owes. Under the measure, the president must certify to Congress that the Iranian government has paid all of its outstanding judgments before sanctions against Iran could be lifted or assets released.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Upcoming Votes Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization – HR1735
The Senate is scheduled to work on the conference report to accompany the bill that 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.


Homebuyers Assistance Act – HR3192
The House is scheduled to debate a bill that would effectively delay until Feb. 1, 2016, implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s integrated rules regarding lender disclosures to consumers applying for home mortgage loans, prohibiting enforcement of the rules and lawsuits against lenders until then as long as the lender makes a good-faith effort to comply with the rules.


Native American Energy Act – HR538
The House measure would provide for the expedited review and consideration of energy projects on Native American lands, and it would limit participation in required environmental reviews of such projects and requires that judicial reviews of all energy projects involving Indian tribes be considered by the D.C. District and Circuit courts.


Repeal Oil Export Ban – HR702
The House legislation would allow the export of crude oil produced in the United States by removing the export ban imposed by the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act (PL 94-163), and would prohibit U.S. officials from imposing or enforcing restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports.

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