Mega Vote October 10, 2017

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

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Pai Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Quarles Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Cissna Nomination – Confirmation
House: Abortion Ban
House: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution
Upcoming Congressional Bills
House: Federal Whistleblower Protections
Editor’s Note: The Senate is not doing legislative business this week.

Recent Senate Votes
Pai Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-41, 7 Not Voting)

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

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

Quarles Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (65-32, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Randal Quarles to be a member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System.

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

Cissna Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (54-43, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lee Francis Cissna to be director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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

Recent House Votes
Abortion Ban – Vote Passed (237-189, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed 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.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution – Vote Passed (219-206, 9 Not Voting)

The House adopted the concurrent resolution that would provide for $3.2 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume $1.22 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal 2018. It would assume the repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul law. It also would propose reducing spending on mandatory programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and changing programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps). It would call for restructuring Medicare into a “premium support” system beginning in 2024. It would also require the House Ways and Means Committee to report out legislation under the budget reconciliation process that would provide for a revenue-neutral, comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code and would include instructions to 11 House committees to trigger the budget reconciliation process to cut mandatory spending.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Federal Whistleblower Protections – S585

The House will vote on the bill that would provide additional protections for federal employees who are retaliated against for disclosing waste, fraud or abuse, require federal agencies to suspend for at least three days any supervisory employee who retaliates against a whistleblower and require that the supervisory employee be fired for a second offense.

 

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