Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018) 

Senate 

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

 

Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H.R.195)

 

The Senate on Friday, January 19, 2018, on a 50-49 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 14 )  failed to reach the 60 votes needed to advance the House of Representatives passed Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H.R.195; Text of Legislation) which would have funded agencies from January 20 through February 16 and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years.  A partial government shutdown resulted.

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

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139)

 

The An Act to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability, and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S.139; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Thursday, January 18, 2018, on a 65-34 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 12). The legislation is a key government tool for preventing in the United States foreign-based terrorist attacks.

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

 

House of Representatives

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

 

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R.4712)

 

The House of Representatives on Friday, January 19, 2018, passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R.4712; Text of Legislation) on a 241-183 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 36 ). The measure adds potential criminal liability for physicians and nurses to a 2002 law intended to ensure that fetuses that survive an attempted abortion receive adequate medical care. And this legislation defines them as a “person” with full legal protections no matter their gestational age.

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

 

Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors (H.Res.705)

 

The Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors (H.Res.705; Text of Legislation) was tabled by the House of Representatives on a 355-66 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 35). The measure sought to impeach President Trump based on “high misdemeanors” mainly involving his inflammatory and defamatory Twitter postings and public and private statements.

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

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H.R.195)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, January 18, 2018, passed the Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes (H.R.195; Text of Legislation) on a 230-197 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 33  ) which would have funded agencies from January 20 through February 16 and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years. 

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

 

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 

World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R.3326)

 

The World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R.3326; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 237-184 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 24 ) by theHouse of Representatives on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, a measure that would slash U.S. support of the World Bank by up to 30 percent unless the international institution changes its criteria for providing economic-development aid to the world's 77 poorest countries and their 450 million residents.

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

 

 

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