Mega Vote November 2, 2015

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Cybersecurity Information Sharing — Passage
  • Senate: Budget Agreement and Debt Limit — Passage
  • House: Retail Investor Protection– Passage
  • House: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization– Passage
  • House: Budget Agreement and Debt Limit — Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: “Waters of the United States” Definition
  • House: Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Recent Senate Votes Cybersecurity Information Sharing — Passage – Vote Passed (74-21, 5 Not Voting)
The Senate passed a measure would direct the federal government to develop procedures to facilitate information sharing, and it would authorize the voluntary sharing and receipt of a cybersecurity threat and operation of defensive measures by private entities.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Budget Agreement and Debt Limit — Passage – Vote Agreed to (64-35, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate cleared legislation which suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2017, and it partially rolls back the sequester of discretionary spending scheduled for fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 to increase caps for those two years by a total of $80 billion, split equally between defense and non-defense. It requires additional funding through the war-related Overseas Contingency Operations account for both years, as well. It also prevents a sharp increase in Medicare Part B premiums for certain beneficiaries in 2016 and keeps the Social Security disability insurance trust fund solvent until 2022. It includes $79.9 billion in mandatory spending cuts and revenue increases to offset the bill’s costs, and would reduce the deficit by $497 million according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Recent House Votes Retail Investor Protection– Passage – Vote Passed (245-186, 3 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that prohibits the Labor Department from implementing a final rule on fiduciary standards for retirement investment advisers until after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) conducts a study and issues a final rule setting standards of conduct for broker-dealers.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Export-Import Bank Reauthorization– Passage – Vote Passed (313-118, 3 Not Voting)
The chamber moved a measure that reauthorizes the official export credit agency of the United States for four years; sets new, lower, lending caps; aims to increase accountability and transparency at the bank; and directs the president to initiate negotiations to reduce and eventually eliminate government export subsidies worldwide.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


Budget Agreement and Debt Limit — Passage – Vote Passed (266-167, 2 Not Voting)
The House agreed to legislation which suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2017, and it partially rolls back the sequester of discretionary spending scheduled for fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 to increase caps for those two years by a total of $80 billion, split equally between defense and non-defense. It requires additional funding through the war-related Overseas Contingency Operations account for both years, as well. It also prevents a sharp increase in Medicare Part B premiums for certain beneficiaries in 2016 and keeps the Social Security disability insurance trust fund solvent until 2022. It includes $79.9 billion in mandatory spending cuts and revenue increases to offset the bill’s costs, and would reduce the deficit by $497 million according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted YES


Upcoming Votes “Waters of the United States” Definition – S.1140
The bill would require the Obama administration to revisit its rule updating federal regulation of streams and wetlands.


Surface Transportation Reauthorization – H.R.22
The bill would reauthorize funding for various highways and transit programs.

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