Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018)  

Senate 

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

Gina Haspel — Central Intelligence Agency (PN1857)

 

The Senate on Thursday, May 17, 2018, on a 54-45 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 101) confirmed Gina Haspel (PN185; Text of Legislation)  as Central Intelligence Agency director.

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

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom." (Senate Joint Resolution 52)

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom." (S.J.Res.52; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on a 52-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 97) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  The resolution would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of “net neutrality” rules adopted during the Obama administration to keep the Internet equally accessible to all users. Service providers such as Comcast and Verizon soon will be able to offer varying levels of broadband service, including faster lanes for websites and apps willing to pay more for speedier delivery of content as a result, of the FCC’s action last December.

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

 

Mitchell Zais — Department of Education (PN1397)

 

Mitchell Zais  (PN1397; Text of Legislation) was confirmed by the Senate on a 50-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 98) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 as deputy secretary of education.

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

 

 

House of Representatives 

 

Thursday, May 18, 2018

 

Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2)

 

The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2; Text of Legislation) was defeated on Thursday, May 18, 2018, on a 198-213 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 205) by the House of Representatives.  The measure would reauthorize farm, nutrition and anti-hunger programs for five years at a projected cost of $87 billion per year. As a result, of a dispute in the Republican caucus over the scheduling of immigration bills the measure failed.

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

 

Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2)

 

On a 238-173 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 203) the House of Representatives used the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2; Text of Legislation) as a vehicle for killing a rule that would give Clean Water Act protection to headwaters, wetlands and other waters upstream of navigable waters.

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

 

Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2)

 

On Thursday, May 18, 2018, an amendment to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2; Text of Legislation) that sought to allow raw milk to be transported between any of the 28 states where its consumption is legal was defeated by the House of Representative on a 79-331 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 201). The amendment would override a federal ban on shipping unpasteurized milk in interstate commerce.

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

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2)

 

An amendment to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2; Text of Legislation) was defeated by the House of Representatives on a 137-278 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 193) on Thursday, May 17, 2018.   The amendment sought to scale back a New Deal-era program that benefits U.S. growers of cane and beet sugar by keeping prices higher than free-market levels.

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

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 

VA MISSION Act of 2018 (S.2372)

 

The VA MISSION Act of 2018 (S.2372; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, on a 347-70 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 189). The measure authorized a process to realign, consolidate or close some of the 1,200-plus veterans’ healthcare facilities in the United States.  Also, it would streamline a program in which veterans who live far from Veterans Health Administration medical facilities can receive publicly funded care from close-to-home providers in the private sector.

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

 

Protect and Serve Act of 2018 (H.R.5698)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, passed the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 (H.R.5698; Text of Legislation) on a 382-35 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 188). The measure would create a new federal offense for the crime of targeting police officers in activities or geographical areas associated with interstate commerce.

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

 

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