Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

 

Senate

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Peter Michael McKinley ó Department of State (PN1500)

 

The nomination of Peter Michael McKinley (PN1500 ) to serve as U.S. ambassador to Brazil was confirmed on a 92-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 137 ) by the Senate on Thursday, September 8, 2016.† On this, there was no debate.† Recently, McKinley served as a deputy ambassador to Afghanistan, ambassador to Colombia and Peru.† And since the 1980s, for the State Department he has served in many other diplomatic posts.

 

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R.5293)

 

To end debate on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R.5293; Text of Legislation) on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Senate on 55-43 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 136 ) rejected a cloture motion.† A three-fifths majority is required for approval.† Of fiscal 2017 military spending by the Defense Department, the measure would fund $575 billion that includes for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other overseas countries $58.6 billion.

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Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577)

 

A cloture motion to end debate on the conference report for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on a 52-46 vote on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (To view how your senators voted visit: 135 ). †For military construction and the Veterans Affairs Department, the report would provide fiscal 2017 funding and for Health and Human Services Department measures to contain the Zika virus and treat Zika victims. It would provide $1.1 billion of fiscal 2016 emergency supplemental funding. For approval, a three-fifths majority is required.

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

 

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia (H.Res.660)

 

A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia (H.Res.660; Text of Resolution), a country on Russianís southern border, and criticizing Russia for occupying two regions of Georgia for the past eight years, was passed on a 410-6 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 491 ) on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

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Accelerating Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2357)

The House of Representatives on Thursday, September 8, 2016, on a 236-178 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 493 ) passed the Accelerating Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2357; Text of Legislation).† The Securities and Exchange Commission would be directed by the measure to change and simplify a filing requirement for companies seeking to sell stock to private investors.

 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act (H.R. 5063)

 

The Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act (H.R. 5063; Text of Legislation) on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, was passed by the House of Representatives on a 241-174 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 488 ).† †Federal officials would be barred by the measure from agreeing to settlements of civil lawsuits if the settlements require a non-government party to the lawsuit to make donations to non-government entities.

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