Mega Vote, May 22, 2017

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

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Wilson Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Gottlieb Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Methane Release Limitation Disapproval
Senate: Lighthizer Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Rosen Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Brand Nomination – Confirmation
House: Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion
House: Probation Officer Arrest Authority
Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: Deputy Secretary of State Nomination
Senate: U.S. Ambassador to China Nomination
House: Pesticides Regulations
House: Sexual Abuse of Young Athletes
House: Prosecution of Child Pornography
Recent Senate Votes
Wilson Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (76-22, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Heather Wilson to be secretary of the Air Force.

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

Gottlieb Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (57-42, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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

Methane Release Limitation Disapproval – Vote Failed (49-51)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the joint resolution that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public lands to take measures that decrease waste of natural gas.

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

Lighthizer Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (82-14, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative.

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

Rosen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-42, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be deputy secretary of Transportation.

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

Brand Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-46, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Rachel Brand to be associate attorney general at the Justice Department.

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

Recent House Votes
Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Vote Passed (271-143, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Vote Passed (229-177, 24 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would permit federal probation officers to arrest a third party individual without first obtaining a warrant when conducting activities related to an individual on probation or supervised release.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

In this MegaVote for New York’s 23rd Congressional District:

Recent House Votes
Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Vote Passed (271-143, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant.

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Vote Passed (229-177, 24 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would permit federal probation officers to arrest a third party individual without first obtaining a warrant when conducting activities related to an individual on probation or supervised release.

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

In this MegaVote for New York’s 27th Congressional District:
Recent House Votes
Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Vote Passed (271-143, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant.

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Vote Passed (229-177, 24 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would permit federal probation officers to arrest a third party individual without first obtaining a warrant when conducting activities related to an individual on probation or supervised release.

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Deputy Secretary of State Nomination – PN350

The Senate will vote on the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State.

U.S. Ambassador to China Nomination – PN52

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.

Pesticides Regulations – HR953

The bill would generally prohibit EPA and states from requiring that entities applying pesticides near navigable waters must first obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act, if the application is authorized under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

Sexual Abuse of Young Athletes – HR1973

The bill would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse, including sexual abuse, to the sport’s governing body, and it would allow victims of abuse to seek damages in court.

Prosecution of Child Pornography – HR1761

The bill would make the production of child pornography a crime whenever a minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct, regardless of whether the conduct was initiated for the purposes of producing such content.

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