Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

Seema Verma — Department of Health and Human Services (PN49)

 

On the nomination of Seema Verma (PN49; Text of Legislation) to serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Health and Human Services Department, the Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017, approved a cloture motion to end debate on a 54-44 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 85).

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

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)

 

The Senate passed 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 a 50-49 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 84 ) on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The resolution disapproves of an Education Department rule setting out accountability requirements for state education plans.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

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 )

 

The House of Representatives passed the 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 ). The resolution stated disapproval of an Interior Department rule regarding plans to use land under the Bureau of Land Management’s control. The Senate on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, approved the resolution on a 51-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 82).

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

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 passed the 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).  This resolution stated disapproval of an Education Department rule that tied agency grants to evaluations of the adequacy of a state’s teacher preparation program. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the Senate approved the resolution on a 59-40 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 83 ).

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Monday, March 6, 2017

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (H.J.Res.37)

 

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the Senate on a 49-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 81 ) passed the Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (H.J.Res.37; Text of Legislation ). The resolution stated disapproval of a NASA, Defense Department, and General Services Administration rule requiring contractors to the federal government to report various violations and alleged violations of labor laws, with data on the violations used to determine whether a contractor is eligible to win future contracts.

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R.985)

 

The Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R.985; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 9, 2017, by a 220-201 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 148).  The measure would change procedures for class action lawsuits in federal court by setting criteria for determining who can join the lawsuits and limiting payments to attorneys representing the plaintiffs.

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Innocent Party Protection Act (H.R.725)

 

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Innocent Party Protection Act (H.R.725; Text of Legislation) by a 224-194 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 152).  Federal courts would be directed by the measure to adopt procedures for finding cases when a lawsuit has been fraudulently moved to a given state court by improperly adding new plaintiffs who have minimal connection to the subject of the lawsuit.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.1301)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.1301; Text of Legislation) on a 371-48 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 136).  The measure would provide $578 billion of fiscal 2017 funding for the Defense Department’s military operations, including $62 billion for overseas wars and anti-terrorism activities.

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