Mega Vote May 2, 2016

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

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Army Corps of Engineers
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Cloture to the Substitute Amendment
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Reconsideration of Cloture to the Substitute Amendment
  • House: Private Market Investors – Passage
  • House: Block Fiduciary Rule – Passage
  • House: Washington D.C. School Vouchers – Passage

Editor’s Note: The Senate and House are not in session this week.

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Army Corps of Engineers – Vote Rejected (12-84, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected an amendment by Flake, R-Ariz., to the Alexander, R-Tenn., substitute amendment that would eliminate $69 million from the Army Corps of Engineering construction account.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Cloture to the Substitute Amendment – Vote Rejected (50-46, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected the McConnell, R-Ky. motion to invoke cloture on the Alexander, R-Tenn. substitute amendment that 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. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture and end debate.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Reconsideration of Cloture to the Substitute Amendment – Vote Rejected(52-43, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a reconsideration of the McConnell, R-Ky. motion to invoke cloture on the Alexander, R-Tenn. substitute amendment that 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. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture and end debate.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Private Market Investors – Passage – Vote Passed (325-89, 19 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation that expands the circumstances under which events where businesses offer unregistered securities in the private market would not be considered “general solicitations” that otherwise require the issuer to verify that the individuals attending the events are accredited investors.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Block Fiduciary Rule – Passage – Vote Passed (234-183, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed joint resolution that disapproves the rule issued by the Labor Department on April 8, 2016, commonly known as the fiduciary rule on retirement investment advice, that subjects broker-dealers who oversee such investments to the fiduciary standard and stipulates what types of activities and communications would give rise to fiduciary investment advice responsibilities.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO


Washington D.C. School Vouchers – Passage – Vote Passed (224-181, 28 Not Voting)

The chamber passed a measure that reauthorizes for five years, through fiscal 2021, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results program, under which federal funding is provided to eligible students in Washington, D.C., to allow them to attend private schools, and modifies the program to provide for greater student participation and mandates greater accountability by the private schools that participate in the program.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

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