Mega Vote, October 2, 2017

In this MegaVote for New York’s 23rd, 25th & 27th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
Senate: Francisco Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation
House: Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program
House: FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments
House: Parole Violators’ Benefits Revocation
Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: Pai Nomination
House: Abortion Ban
House: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution
Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (89-8, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed the bill that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

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

Francisco Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (50-47, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States.

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

Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (73-21, 6 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Makan Delrahim to be an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

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

Recent House Votes
Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program – Vote Passed (214-209, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would authorize, through fiscal 2022, $400 million a year for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. The bill would require entities that receive grants under the program to continue to demonstrate improvements in applicable benchmarks and guidelines.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments – Vote Passed (264-155, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would extend through March 31, 2018, various expiring authorities, programs and activities for the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure would also extend multiple health care programs and would establish the basis for the development of a private flood insurance market. It would modify tax provisions for individuals living in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and would allow the federal government to reimburse the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for any disaster tax relief that those islands provide their citizens.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Parole Violators’ Benefits Revocation – Vote Passed (244-171, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would prohibit, beginning in 2021, the payment of social security benefits to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for committing a felony or for violating a condition of parole or probation.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Pai Nomination – PN89

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Ajit V. Pai to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission.

 

Abortion Ban – HR36

The House will vote on the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, and it imposes criminal penalties on medical professionals who violate the ban.

 

Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution – HCONRES71

The House will vote on the measure that would call for a balanced budget by fiscal 2027, mostly by reducing spending by $4.9 trillion over the next 10 years, including by repealing the 2010 health care overhaul; reducing spending on Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs; and changing other mandatory programs, such as food stamps. It also would assume significant future savings by restructuring Medicare into a “premium support” system beginning in 2024. It would call for the fiscal 2018 cap on defense discretionary spending to be raised by $72.5 billion, while reducing the nondefense cap by $5 billion. Finally, it would include reconciliation instructions for a deficit-neutral overhaul of the tax code, as well as instructions to 11 House committees to produce legislation that reduces mandatory spending by at least $203 billion over 10 years.

 

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