Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018)  

Senate 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Elad L. Roisman — Securities and Exchange Commission (PN2047)

 

The Senate on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, confirmed on an 85-14 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 202 )  Elad L. Roisman (PN2047; Text of Legislation) for a five-year term on the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The mission of the Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain orderly markets and foster capital formation.

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

 

House of Representatives  

Friday, September 7, 2018

 

Community Safety and Security Act of 2018 (H.R.6691)

 

On Friday, September 7, 2018, the House of Representatives passed the Community Safety and Security Act of 2018 (H.R.6691; Text of Legislation) on a 247-152 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 393).  The measure would more precisely define what constitutes a violent crime in the U.S. criminal code while listing the violent crimes for which non-citizens — both illegal aliens and legal permanent residents — could be deported.

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

 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

 

Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (H.R.4606)

 

The Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (H.R.4606; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, September 6, 2018, on a 260-146 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 392 ).  The measure would speed Department of Energy approval of applications to export relatively small quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to nations with which the United States does not have free trade agreements.  If they are deemed compliant with environmental laws and certain other requirements this would codify a departmental regulation under which such applications are automatically approved.

To boost LNG exports on smaller vessels mainly to nations in South America, Central America and the Caribbean whose ports cannot accommodate large tankers the measure is designed.  It applies to applications for shipping up to 51.75 billion cubic feet annually of liquefied fuel that would be converted back to a gaseous state after importation.

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

 

Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (H.R.4606)

 

An amendment to The Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (H.R.4606; Text of Legislation) was defeated on Thursday, September 6, 2018, on a 195-210 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 390).  The amendment sought to require export applications to show that the natural gas was produced using technology to minimize methane emissions from leaks, venting and flaring.   When it escapes into the atmosphere methane, a greenhouse is a cause of global warming.

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

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 

Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R.1635)

 

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R.1635; Text of Legislation) was approved by the House of Representative on a 406-4 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 385).  The measure would require parents and students participating in federal student-loan programs to receive online counseling before signing up.  Additionally, as a condition of continuing to receive aid students receiving loans and Pell grants would have to undergo annual online counseling on their loan obligations.

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

 

Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R.1635)

 

An amendment to The Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R.1635; Text of Legislation) was defeated on Wednesday, September 5, 2018,  by the House of Representative on a 187-224 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 384).  The amendment was a Democrat effort to expand H.R. 1635 to provide student-loan counseling tailored to veterans in higher education, who differ from other students in that they are older and often have financial obligations including family expenses and home mortgages.

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

 

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