Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

GAO Access and Oversight Act (H.R. 72)

 

To authorize the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to file civil lawsuits to compel federal government agencies to give the GAO records needed for the GAO to examine agency spending the Senate on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, passed the GAO Access and Oversight Act (H.R. 72; Text of Legislation) on a 99-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  28 ).   

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House of Representatives

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 - A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

 

A resolution (S. Con Res 3; Text of Legislation) to set forth a government budget for fiscal 2017, and outline budget levels for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2026, was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, January 13, 2017, on a 227-198 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 58).    

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Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 - A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

A substitute amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative John A. Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) to a resolution (S. Con Res 3; Text of Legislation)  was rejected by the House of Representatives on Friday, January 13, 2017, on a 149-272 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 57 ).  For the federal government’s budget for fiscal 2017, and budget levels for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2026, that would have preserved Obamacare and invested in a nationwide infrastructure program, according to the amendment of the proposed Democrat plan. 

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To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces (S. 84)

 

To provide an exemption from the requirement that a person named Defense Secretary not have served as a military office within the past 7 years the House of Representatives on an 268-151 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 59 ) passed a bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces (S. 84; Text of Legislation ) sponsored by U.S. Senator of Arizona John McCain (R).   For recently retired General James Mattis the exemption would open a way for Senate confirmation.  

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