|In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Upcoming Congressional Bills
Editor’s Note: The House is not in session this week.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Cloture on National Instant Criminal Background Check System Amendment – Vote Rejected (53-47)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the on the McConnell, R-Ky., for Grassley, R-Iowa, amendment to the instructions on the McConnell motion to commit, that reauthorizes the National Instant Criminal Background Check System at $125 million annually through fiscal 2020, audits the program and makes federal court information available for the purposes of the program. The underlying bill would fund the departments of Commerce, Justice, Science, and related agencies at a total of $56.3 billion for fiscal 2017. Sixty votes are needed to invoke cloture.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Cloture on Background Checks for All Firearm Sales Amendment – Vote Rejected (44-56)
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Cloture on Firearms Transfers and Suspicion of Being a Terrorist Amendment – Vote Rejected (53-47)
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Cloture on Firearm Transfer Denial and Reasonable Suspicion of an Individuals Ties to Terrorism Amendment – Vote Rejected (47-53)
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Motion to Table on Background Checks for All Firearm Sales Amendment – Vote Agreed to (56-42, 2 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Motion to Table on “No Fly” or “Selectee” Lists Amendment – Vote Rejected (46-52, 2 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Motion to Table on “No Fly” or “Selectee” Lists Amendment – Vote Agreed to (67-31, 2 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Veto Override on Fiduciary Rule Passage – Vote Failed (239-180, 15 Not Voting)
The House voted on overriding the president’s veto of legislation that disapproved of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule. The resolution disapproved 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 retirement investments to the fiduciary standard under which they must provide investment advice that is in the best interest of the investor “without regard to the financial or other interests” of the financial institution, adviser or other party. A two-thirds vote of both chambers is needed to override a veto.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO
Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Conference Report - Adoption – Vote Passed (239-171, 24 Not Voting)
|Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Conference Report – HR2577
The conference report on the bill would provide $1.1 billion in supplemental funding for the government to prepare for and respond to the public health threat posed by the Zika virus, and it would provide a total of $185 billion for the Veterans Affairs Department and military construction in fiscal 2017 including $82.5 billion in discretionary spending subject to the budget caps, $102.5 billion in mandatory spending and $172 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. The Zika funding would include $933 million in domestic funding and $175 million for international activities, with approximately $750 million of the total being offset through rescissions to Ebola, Affordable Care Act, and other Health and Human Services Department funding.
Puerto Rico Financial Stability – S2328