|In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Editor’s Note: Both chambers are in recess until September 6.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Opioid Programs Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report – Vote Agreed to (90-2, 8 Not Voting)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the conference report on the bill that contains numerous provisions to combat increasing rates of opioid drug abuse, including through modifications to prescribing and pain management practices, by creating or modifying programs to expand access to treatment, particularly access to opioid overdose reversal drugs or medication-assisted treatment that eases withdrawal symptoms, and by establishing or strengthening specific programs for vulnerable groups such as drug-addicted infants. It also requires the Veterans Affairs Department to take several actions to better manage and track the use of opioids by veterans.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Motion to Concur in the House Amendments to the Senate Amendments to the Bill – Vote Agreed to (89-4, 7 Not Voting)
Opioid Programs Agreeing to the Conference Report – Vote Agreed to (92-2, 6 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations Reconsideration of Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the Bill– Vote Rejected (55-42, 3 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Conference Report Reconsideration of Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Conference Report – Vote Rejected (52-44, 4 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Judicial Deference in Rule-Making Passage – Vote Passed (240-171, 22 Not Voting)
The bill effectively overturns two Supreme Court decisions that require courts to give substantial deference to an agencys interpretation of the law it is implementing and to its own interpretation of regulations.
Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO
Prohibit Purchase of Heavy Water from Iran Passage – Vote Passed (249-176, 8 Not Voting)
Abortion Conscience Rights Passage – Vote Passed (245-182, 6 Not Voting)
Labeling Requirements for Genetically Modified Organisms in Foods Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to the Bill – Vote Passed (306-117, 10 Not Voting)
Iran Sanctions Passage – Vote Passed (246-179, 8 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2017 Interior Appropriations Passage – Vote Passed (231-196, 6 Not Voting)
Bar Iran from U.S. Financial System Passage – Vote Passed (246-181, 6 Not Voting)