Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018)  

Senate 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

 

Brett M. Kavanaugh — Supreme Court of the United States (PN2259)

 

The Senate confirmed on Saturday, October 6, 2018, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh (PN2259; Text of Legislation) of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on a 50-48 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 223). 

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

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

 

Brett M. Kavanaugh — Supreme Court of the United States (PN2259)

 

A motion that would invoke cloture, or limit debate, on the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh (PN2259; Text of Legislation) of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as an associate justice on the Supreme Court was agreed to by the Senate on Friday, October 5, 2018, on  a 51-49 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 222). 

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

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

 

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6)

 

The Senate passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6; Text of Legislation) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, on a 98-1 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 221).  The Senate gave final congressional approval to a package of 70 bills that would authorize $500 million over three years for state and local programs to fight the growing national addiction to illicit drugs including opioids.  The measure requires the postal service to develop technology for detecting substances including fentanyl in packages from abroad just as private carriers must do. Also, the measure would increase the number of recovery facilities for drug addicts; allow up to 30 days' Medicaid coverage of opioids addicts age 21 to 64 who are inpatients in mental institutions; expand government and private research into non-addictive pain therapies; allow Medicaid reimbursement for treating infants born with addictions and expand telemedicine access in rural areas.

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

 

FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.302)

 

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.302; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on a 93-6 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 220) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  The measure would budget $90 billion for aviation programs including airport improvements over five years while reauthorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency through September 2023 and requiring it to allocate a larger share of its resources to mitigating damage from disasters. Also, measure would authorize $1.68 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Florence and western wildfires this year. Additionally, the measure would authorize $1.68 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Florence and western wildfires this year. And the measure  empowers security agencies including the FBI to shoot down drones deemed a "credible threat" to individuals or federal facilities; requires airlines to grant attendants 10 hours' rest between flights, up from eight at present; sets minimum dimensions for passenger seats; prohibits the bumping of passengers already on board; bars the use of cell phones for in-flight calls; subsidizes passenger service to smaller cities and upgrades in-fight accommodations for handicapped passengers.

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

 

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 Addressing Correspondence:   

 

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510   

Dear Senator (last name):