Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018) 

 

Senate 

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.1625)

 

The Senate on a 65-32 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 63) approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.1625; Text of Legislation) on Friday, March 23, 2018. The bill provides for in fiscal 2018 a $1.3 trillion budget for discretionary spending. Also, on research into gun violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the measure lifts a ban and funds security upgrades at schools along with training to help teachers, students and police spot potential gun violence and take steps to prevent it.

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

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

 

A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress (S.J.Res.54)

 

A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress (S.J.Res.54; Text of Legislation) was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, on a 55-44 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 58).  The resolution requires congressional authorization of the U.S. military’s role in supporting Saudi Arabia’s aerial bombing in Yemen.

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

 

House of Representatives  

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.1625)

 

The House of Representatives on a 256-167 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 127) approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.1625; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The bill funds the government through September at an annual level of $1.3 trillion in discretionary spending, with $700 billion allocated to the military and the remainder to domestic and foreign-affairs budgets. Also, the mandatory-spending side of the $4.02 trillion federal budget, which has a projected deficit of $472 billion was not addressed by the measure.

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

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 

Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 (H.R.5247)

 

The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 (H.R.5247; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 267-149 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 121) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  The measure would give the terminally ill access to experimental drugs unapproved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

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

 

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 Addressing Correspondence:   

 

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510   

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