Mega Vote November 7, 2017

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

Recent Congressional Votes
Senate: Barrett Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Larsen Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Eid Nomination – Confirmation
Senate: Bibas Nomination – Confirmation
House: Wildfire Funding and Environmental Reviews
House: Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal
House: CHIP and Community Health Centers Funding Reauthorization
Upcoming Congressional Bills
Senate: Engel Nomination
Senate: Robb Nomination
Senate: Wehrum Nomination
Senate: Kan Nomination
House: Joint Employers
House: Hydropower
House: SEC Regulation of Private Securities
House: Flood Insurance Overhaul

Recent Senate Votes
Barrett Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (55-43, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy C. Barrett to be U.S. circuit judge for the Seventh Circuit.

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

Larsen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (60-38, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joan L. Larsen to be U.S. circuit judge for the Sixth Circuit.

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

Eid Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-41, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Allison H. Eid to be U.S. circuit judge for the Tenth Circuit.

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

Bibas Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (53-43, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Stephanos Bibas to be U.S. circuit judge for the Third Circuit.

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

Recent House Votes
Wildfire Funding and Environmental Reviews – Vote Passed (232-188, 12 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would allow for a presidential declaration of a major disaster with regard to wildfires, which would allow for the release of funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to fight major wildfires, and would modify the disaster cap under the Budget Control Act to account for expected wildfire funding needs. It also would exempt various forest management activities from filing environmental impact statements and would provide for expedited timber salvage operations and reforestation activities after catastrophic events.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal – Vote Passed (307-111, 14 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would repeal provisions of the 2010 health overhaul law that provide for the creation of Independent Payment Advisory Board, which would recommend cost-cutting measures if Medicare spending exceeds a target growth rate.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

CHIP and Community Health Centers Funding Reauthorization – Vote Passed (242-174, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill, as amended, would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through fiscal 2022, and would increase funding from $21.5 billion in fiscal 2018 to $25.9 billion in fiscal 2022. It would also provide $3.6 billion annually for community health centers through fiscal 2019, and would extend funding for a number of other public health programs through fiscal 2019. It also would eliminate, through fiscal 2019, scheduled cuts in Medicaid funding to hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Rep. Tom Reed voted YES

Rep. Chris Collins voted YES

Upcoming Votes
Engel Nomination – PN58

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Steven Engel to be an assistant attorney general at the Justice Department.

 

Robb Nomination – PN1025

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Peter Robb to be general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

 

Wehrum Nomination – PN994

The Senate will vote on the nomination of William Wehrum to be an assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Kan Nomination – PN458

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Derek Kan to be undersecretary of Transportation for policy.

 

Joint Employers – HR3441

The bill would effectively negate the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 ruling regarding joint employers by modifying the statutory definition of joint employer to clarify that an employer must have actual, direct and immediate control over employees to be considered a joint employer.

 

Hydropower – HR3043

The bill would promote the construction of non-federal hydropower projects by providing more certainty to the permitting and licensing process, including by specifying a variety of timeframes and procedures for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other affected agencies to follow in carrying out required permitting and licensing activities, and by establishing FERC as the lead agency for permitting these hydropower facilities.

 

SEC Regulation of Private Securities – HR2201

The bill would clarify which transactions constitute a sale of “nonpublic” securities that are exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission and from state regulation, in an effort to further promote such private placements and enable smaller companies and startups to more easily raise capital.

 

Flood Insurance Overhaul – HR2874

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for five years. It would provide certain new benefits to policyholders as well as institute new options for lower-cost flood insurance coverage.

 

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