Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

 

Friday, July 28, 2017

 

American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628)

 

The Senate defeated an amendment to the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628; Text of Legislation) on a 49-51 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 179 ) on Friday, July 28, 2017. The amendment sought to eliminate the law’s individual and employer mandates; scale back Medicaid; delay an excise tax on medical devices; expand Health Savings Accounts; weaken minimal coverage standards and put a one-year hold on patients using Medicaid for Planned Parenthood care, among other provisions.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

 

Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R.3364)

 

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in passing the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R.3364; Text of Legislation) on a 98-2 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 175  ) that would broaden U.S. economic sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea while prohibiting any U.S. President from easing or lifting sanctions on Russia without the approval of Congress.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 

American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628)

 

A Democrat amendment that sought to strip from the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628; Text of Legislation) provisions that would curtail Medicaid benefits for those currently eligible, prevent or discourage additional states from expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act or shift additional Medicaid costs to state governments was rejected on a 48-52 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 170  ).

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628)

 

The Senate on a 45-55 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 169) rejected an amendment to the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628; Text of Legislation) that sought to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its individual and employer mandates and Medicaid expansion in 31 states.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628)

 

An amendment to the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, on a 43-57 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 168).  The amendment sought to allow insurers to offer deregulated bare-bones health plans in a state if they also sell ones that meet Affordable Care Act coverage requirements.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628)

 

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, by a 51-50 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 167  ) with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote the Senate started debate on a House of Representatives passed bill the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628; Text of Legislation) that was the vehicle for later votes to repeal, replace or overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Had this crucial vote, been lost by Republicans they would have faced a choice of either pausing their seven-year fight against the ACA or inviting Democrats to work with them to draft a bipartisan replacement.

 

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

 

House of Representatives

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

 

Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.3219)

 

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the House of Representatives passed on a 235-192 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 435) the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.3219; Text of  Legislation ) a cluster of four fiscal 2018 appropriations bills totaling nearly $800 billion, including $658.1 billion for basic military operations and actions in war zones and $88.8 billion for veterans programs and military construction.  A yes vote supported H.R. 3219 over objections to its providing $1.6 billion for a wall on the Mexican border that President Trump said Mexico would pay for.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 

Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.3219)

 

An amendment to the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.3219; Text of  Legislation ) that sought to cut the Congressional Budget Office’s 2018 budget by half, or $25.4 million, as a penalty for what critics said were grossly inaccurate forecasts years ago of the eventual number of Americans covered by the Affordable Care Act was rejected by the House of Representatives on a 107-314 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 416 ) the on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 

 

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Arbitration Agreements" (H.J.Res.111)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, passed a resolution on a 231-190 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 412 )   Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Arbitration Agreements" (H.J.Res.111; Text of Legislation).  The resolution nullified a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that would enable individuals to band together to file class action lawsuits against credit card issuers, banks, payday lenders and other retail financial firms regulated by the bureau.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R.3364)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, passed the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R.3364; Text of Legislation) on a 419-3 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 413).  The measure enables Congress to prohibit any U.S. President from easing or removing U.S. economic sanctions on Russia. Also, the measure in response to provocations such as the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 Presidential election and its aggression in Ukraine would expand American sanctions on the Russian government and Russian entities and industrial sectors. And on Iran and North Korea the bill would expand U.S. economic sanctions.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

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