Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.244)

 

In the House of Representatives an amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 244; Text of Legislation) the Senate on May 4, 2017, concurred on a 79-18 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 121).  For discretionary government spending for the remainder of fiscal 2017, the measure provide $1.07 trillion, including $551 billion for military programs and $519 billion for other programs.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees (H.J.Res.66)

 

A resolution Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees (H.J.Res.66; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, on a 50-49 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 120 ).  A Labor Department rule authorizing state governments to enroll non-government employees in payroll deduction retirement savings plans was cancelled by the resolution.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 

Jay Clayton — Securities and Exchange Commission (PN47)

 

The nomination of Jay Clayton to serve as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (PN47; Text of Legislation) for a four-year term was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 on a 61-37 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 118 ).

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R.1644)

 

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed on a 419-1 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 257) the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R.1644; Text of Legislation).  Further executive branch sanctions against North Korea and those doing business with North Korea would be authorized by the measure.

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

 

The American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1628; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 4, 2017, on a 217-213 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 256 ). Numerous changes to the 2010 health care reform law, also known as Obamacare would be made by the measure that include ending the individual and employer health insurance mandate, establishing a program of tax credits for purchases of insurance plans on government-run health exchanges, establishing subsidies for states with high insurance costs, and repealing various taxes.

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff (H.R.2192)

 

The House of Representatives passed the To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff (H.R.2192; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, May 4, 2017 on a 429-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 255).  In new health care reform legislation for members of Congress and their staffers the bill would eliminate waiver provisions.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

 

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes (H.R.1678)

 

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes (H.R.1678; Text of Legislation ) on a 423-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 250).  The measure establishes a 3-year statute of limitations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recover disaster assistance payments the agency has sent to state and local governments.

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.244)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, has concurred in the Senate amendment To the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.244; Text of Legislation) on a 309-118 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 249). For discretionary government spending for the remainder of fiscal 2017, the measure would provide $1.07 trillion, including $551 billion for military programs and $519 billion for other programs.

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Disaster Declaration Improvement Act (H.R.1665)

 

The Disaster Declaration Improvement Act (H.R.1665; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, on a 425-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 248 ). The Federal Emergency Management Agency would be directed by the measure to give greater consideration to severe local impacts when advising the president on whether to make a major disaster declaration.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R.1180)

 

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R.1180; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 229-197 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 244).  Private sector employers would be allowed by the measure to offer their employees compensatory time and a half off in lieu of monetary overtime compensation.

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FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R.1679)

 

The House of Representatives passed the FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R.1679; Text of Legislation ) on a 419-0 vote on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (To view how your representative voted visit: 242 ).  The Federal Emergency Management Agency would be directed by the bill to modernize its systems for reviewing and issuing disaster recovery grants.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

 

Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (H.R.910)

 

The Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (H.R.910; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 405-2 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 237 ) on Monday, May 1, 2017.  The Securities and Exchange Commission would be required by the bill to issue a rule to encourage financial firms to release research reports on exchange-traded investment funds by finding that the reports are not offers to buy the funds.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

 

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes (H.J.Res.99)

 

The House of Representatives passed a resolution Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes  (H.J.Res.99; Text of Legislation) on Friday, April 28, 2017, on a 382-30 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 236 ). The resolution provided further continuing appropriations for government spending though May 5.

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