Mega Vote April 18, 2016

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Cloture on Substitute Amendment
  • House: Financial Stability Oversight Council Overhaul – Passage
  • House: More Banks Operating Under the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy – Passage
  • House: Broadband Internet Access Regulation – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations
  • House: IRS Oversight and User Fees
  • House: IRS Hiring
  • House: Bar IRS from Rehiring Certain Employees
  • House: Prohibit IRS Bonuses

Recent Senate Votes
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Cloture on Substitute Amendment – Vote Agreed to (94-4, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to a McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture on the Thune, R-S.D. substitute amendment to an unrelated bill (HR 636) consisting of three bills that would reduce taxes on small businesses. The substitute amendment would authorize $33.1 billion in funding for FAA programs through fiscal year 2017, including those related to unmanned aircraft, equipment certification, and aircraft control system technology. Sixty votes were required to invoke cloture.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES


Recent House Votes
Financial Stability Oversight Council Overhaul – Passage – Vote Passed (239-179, 15 Not Voting)

The bill modifies the funding of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research by making that funding subject to the annual appropriations process, beginning in fiscal 2017. The annual assessments made on bank holding companies and designated nonbank institutions to raise funding to finance the two entities would continue.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


More Banks Operating Under the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy – Passage – Vote Passed (247-171, 15 Not Voting)

The measure requires the Federal Reserve Board to modify its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement to allow bank and thrift holding companies with assets of up to $5 billion to operate under the policy, up from the current limit of $1 billion.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Broadband Internet Access Regulation – Passage – Vote Passed (241-173, 19 Not Voting)

The measure prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates that Internet service providers may charge for broadband Internet service.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Upcoming Votes
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – HR636

The measure would authorize $33.1 billion in funding for FAA programs through fiscal 2017, including those related to unmanned aircraft, equipment certification, and aircraft control system technology.


Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – HR2028

The measure would provide $37.5 billion in fiscal 2017 for various items including $6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, $5.4 billion for Department of Energy science research and $12.9 billion for the Department’s nuclear security programs.


IRS Oversight and User Fees – HR4885

The bill makes Internal Revenue Service spending of the user fees it collects subject to the annual appropriations process, thereby blocking the IRS from spending collected user fees unless Congress provides for such spending in appropriations acts. This restriction would apply to all IRS user fees collected after the date of enactment.


IRS Hiring – HR1206

The measure prohibits the IRS from hiring any new employees until the Treasury Department certifies that no IRS worker has serious tax delinquencies. The measure defines such delinquency as an outstanding debt under the Internal Revenue Code for which a notice of lien has been filed in public records.


Bar IRS from Rehiring Certain Employees – HR3724

The measure prohibits the IRS from rehiring former employees who were previously removed or terminated for misconduct. It would apply with respect to any IRS employee removed at any time (before, on or after the date of enactment.)


Prohibit IRS Bonuses – HR4890

The legislation bans the payment of bonuses to IRS employees until the agency develops a comprehensive customer service strategy.

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