Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018)  

Senate 

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2018

 

Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R.2)

 

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R.2; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, June 28, 2018, by an 86-11 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 143 ). The measure renews farm, nutrition and anti-hunger programs for five years at a cost of $87 billion annually. Also, the bill would subsidize crop insurance and commodity prices, reduce spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by more than $2 billion annually and for food stamps’ recipients set stricter work and job training requirements.

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

 

Monday, June 25, 2018

 

Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.5895)

 

The Senate on Monday, June 25, 2018, passed the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.5895; Text of Legislation) on a 86-5 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 139 ). For fiscal 2019, the measure is an $145.4 billion appropriations bill that includes $78.3 billion to fund health care for 9.3 million veterans, $10.3 billion for construction projects at military bases, $7.28 billion for Army Corps of Engineers public-works projects and $4.8 billion for operating the House, Senate and congressional support agencies.

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

 

 

House of Representatives  

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2018

 

Insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters (H.Res.970)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 28, 2018 passed the Insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters (H.Res.970; Text of Legislation) on a 226-183 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 306).  The resolution urged the Department of Justice to comply within seven days with GOP subpoenas for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email usage while she was secretary of state.

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

 

Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.6157)

 

The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.6157; Text of Legislation) was passed on Wednesday, June 28, 2018, on a 359-49 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 313).  The measure approved $674.6 billion in military appropriations for fiscal 2019, including $68.1 billion for war-fighting and $57 billion for active-duty and retiree health care.

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

 

Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.6157)

An amendment to the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.6157; Text of Legislation) failed on Wednesday, June 28, 2018, on a 160-251 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 310).  The amendment would have eliminated funds to develop a system based in space designed to shoot down ballistic missiles fired at the United States.

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

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2018

 

Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2018, through July 9, 2018 (H.Res.964)

 

Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2018, through July 9, 2018 (H.Res.964; Text of Legislation) the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 27, 2018, stopped debate on a Democrat bill that would require the administration to promptly reunify children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and establish an online database to help them reach one another on a 231-188 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 298). 

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

 

Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (H.R.6136)

 

The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (H.R.6136; Text of Legislation) was defeated by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 27, 2018, on an 121-301 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 297).   The measure would provide $25 billion over five years for security measures including a wall on the border with Mexico and offering a lengthy path to legal status to up to 1.8 million of the illegal aliens known as “Dreamers.”  GOP leadership and President Trump supported the bill.  However, the measure was opposed by nearly half of the Republican caucus and all Democrats who voted.

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

 

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