|In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Upcoming Congressional Bills
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization Passage – Vote Passed (85-13, 2 Not Voting)
The bill authorizes $602.2 billion for discretionary defense spending in fiscal 2017, including $59 billion for operations overseas. It allows the Defense Department to plan and design a stateside facility to one day house the detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. However, it keeps existing prohibitions on Guantanamos closure, including blocking any funds authorized in the bill to be used for actually constructing a stateside replacement. The bill requires women to register for the draft, starting Jan. 1, 2018, and creates a commission to examine whether the Selective Service is still needed.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Cloture on Motion to Proceed to Bill – Vote Agreed to (94-3, 3 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|IRS and Free Speech Passage – Vote Passed (240-182, 12 Not Voting)
The bill prohibits the Treasury Department from requiring that the identity of most contributors to 501(c) tax-exempt organizations be included in annual returns, regardless of the size of the contribution a restriction that would apply to donors to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO
Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations Passage – Vote Passed (282-138, 14 Not Voting)
|Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations – HR2578
The bill would fund the Commerce and Justice departments and NASA. It also would include language that would prevent the administration from spending money to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States or find places to house them here.
Veto Override on Fiduciary Rule – HJRES88
Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations – HR5485
Health Savings Accounts – HR1270
Judicial Deference in Rule-Making – HR4768