Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

Friday, February 10, 2017

 

Steven T. Mnuchin — Department of the Treasury (PN26) 

 

On the nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin (PN26; Text of Legislation) to serve as Treasury Secretary, the Senate on Friday, February 10, 2017, on a 53-46 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 62 )  approved a cloture motion to end debate.

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Thomas Price — Department of Health and Human Services (PN33)

 

To serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services the Senate on Friday, February 10, 2017, on a 52-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 61)  confirmed the nomination of Dr. Tom Price (PN33; Text of Legislation), formerly a Republican representative from Georgia. 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

Jeff Sessions — Department of Justice (PN30) 

 

The nomination of Jeff Sessions (PN30; Text of Legislation), formerly a Republican senator from Alabama, as Attorney General was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, on a 52-47 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 59 ).

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 

Jeff Sessions — Department of Justice (PN30) 

 

For violating a Senate rule against impugning the motives and conduct of  U.S. Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions (R) [PN30; Text of Legislation] , in debating Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General, the Senate on a 49-43 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 57  )  suspended the floor speaking privileges of U.S. Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D). 

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Elisabeth Prince DeVos — Department of Education (PN37)

 

The nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos (PN37; Text of Legislation)  to serve as Education Secretary was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, on a 50-50 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit:  54 )   Vice President Mike Pence cast the decisive 51st yea vote.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 

 

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers" (H.J.Res.41) 

 

A resolution Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers" (H.J.Res.41; Text of Legislation ) was passed by the Senate on Friday, February 3, 2017, on a 52-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 51). The resolution voided a Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring fossil fuel, mining, and other resource extraction companies to disclose production-related payments such as taxes they make to foreign governments.

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House of Representatives

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 

 

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues (H.J.Res.58) 

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, passed a resolution Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues (H.J.Res.58; Text of Legislation ) on a 240-181 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 85).   The resolution stated disapproval of an Education Department rule that tied agency grants to evaluations of the adequacy of a state’s teacher preparation program.

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Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (H.J.Res.57)

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a resolution Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (H.J.Res.57; Text of Legislation) on 234-190 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 84).  The resolution stated disapproval of an Education Department rule setting out accountability requirements for state education plans. 

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Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (H.J.Res.44) 

 

A resolution Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (H.J.Res.44; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 on a 234-186 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 83).  The resolution stated disapproval of an Interior Department rule regarding plans to use land under the Bureau of Land Management’s control.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

 

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation" (H.J.Res.36) 

 

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation" (H.J.Res.36; Text of Legislation ) on a 221-191 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 78).  The resolution stated disapproval of a Bureau of Land Management rule restricting the venting and flaring of methane from natural gas and oil wells on federal lands.

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