Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

Senate

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

 

Amy Coney Barrett — The Judiciary (PN369)

 

The Senate on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, confirmed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett (PN369; Text of Legislation) to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on a 55-43 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 255 )  .

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

 

House of Representatives

 

Friday, November 3, 2017

 

H.R.3922 - CHAMPION Act

 

The CHAMPION Act  (H.R. 3922; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 242-174 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 606) on Friday, November 3, 2017. The measure extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program through fiscal 2022 and other health programs including Community Health Centers through fiscal 2019.  And by offsets including cuts in Affordable Care Act preventive-care and wellness outlays and increases in Medicare premiums for the top one percent of taxpayers is how the measure’s 10-year cost of $18 billion would be paid for.

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

 

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act (H.R.849)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, November 2, 2017, passed the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act (H.R.849; Text of Legislation) on a 307-111 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 604).   The measure would abolish a panel of outside experts created by the Affordable Care Act to provide Congress with proposals for controlling per capita Medicare costs. And barred from making recommendations that would ration care, change Medicare co-payment or deductible levels or raise premiums levels is the board.

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

 

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.2936)

 

On Wednesday, November 1, 217, the House of Representatives passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.2936; Text of Legislation) on a 232-188 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 598).   The measure would relax environmental laws to allow commercial logging to be used more widely as a tool for preventing wildfires on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service land.

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

 

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.2936)

 

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, rejected an amendment to the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R.2936; Text of Legislation) on a 189-232 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 594).   The amendment would eliminate a program under which lawsuits contesting U.S. Forest Service management practices would be resolved by mandatory arbitration rather than access to courts.

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

 

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