Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

 

Patrick M. Shanahan ó Department of Defense (PN583)

 

The Senate on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, confirmed Patrick M. Shanahan (Text of Legislation ) as deputy secretary of defense, the Pentagonís second-ranking position on a 92-7 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 162 ).

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

 

 

House of Representatives

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 

Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (H.R.2910)

 

The Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (H.R. 2910; Text of Legislation  ) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, on a 248-179 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 402). The measure would set for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other federal and state agencies tight deadlines to rule on applications for permits to build interstate natural gas pipelines. The legislation in part, would allow conditional permits to be granted on the basis of aerial data collected by drones. And most agency reviews would have to run concurrently and be completed within 90 days under the measure.

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

 

Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R.2883)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, on a 254-175 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 398) approved the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R.2883; Text of Legislation). The measure would end the requirement for oil and natural-gas pipelines and electric-transmission facilities that cross U.S. borders that Presidents approve permits. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is authorized by the measure to issue certificates for pipelines and the Department of Energy to grant approvals for electricity lines.

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

 

Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R.2883)

 

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the House of Representatives defeated a Democrat motion requiring all iron and steel components of cross-border pipelines approved under the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R.2883; Text of Legislation) to be made in the United States on a 193-232 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 397).

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

 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

 

Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (H.R.806)

 

The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (H.R.806; Text of Legislation) was passed on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, by the House of Representatives on a 229-199 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 391 ). This GOP-sponsored measure would extend from 2017 to 2025 the deadline for states to adopt stricter standards under the Clean Air Act for reducing ground-level concentrations of ozone, or smog. †An Environmental Protection Agency rule that requires ozone to be reduced from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb by 2017 would be delayed by the legislation. And the bill changes from five years to 10 years the frequency of EPA reviews to ensure that National Ambient Air Quality Standards reflect the latest scientific and medical information.

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

 

Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (H.R.806)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, defeated a Democrat amendment to the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (H.R.806; Text of Legislation) on an 194-232 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 385).  The amendment would prevent the bill from fully taking effect if an EPA scientific advisory committee concludes it would raise health risks to vulnerable populations such as outdoor workers, children, seniors, pregnant women and minority and low-income communities.

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

 

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