Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028)

 

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, (H.R. 2028; Text of Legislation ) the Senate on a 50-46 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 64  ) rejected a cloture motion to end debate on a substitute amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Tennessee Lamar Alexander (R).  For the Energy Department and Army Corps of Engineers, among other federal energy and water agencies, the bill would provide $37.5 billion of fiscal 2017 funding.

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028)

 

An amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Nevada Dean Heller (R) to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028; Text of Legislation ) was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, on a 73-23 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 62) . Funding for the Colorado River System Conservation Pilot Program would be increased by $50 million by the amendment. 

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028)

 

To the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, (H.R. 2028; Text of Legislation ) an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Iowa Chuck Grassley (R) was passed on a 54-42 vote on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (To view how your senators voted visit: 61  ).  For Energy Department wind energy research programs in fiscal 2017, the amendment would provide $95.4 million compared to the $80 million provided in the underlying bill. 

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House of Representatives

 

Friday, April 29, 2016

 

Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4901)

 

The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act, (H.R. 4901; Text of Legislation) a bill that would reauthorize and modify the Opportunity Scholarship Program for providing funds so students in Washington, D.C., can attend charter schools instead of poorly performing public schools, was passed on Friday, April 29, 2016, by the House of Representatives on a 224-181 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 179).

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

Thursday, April 28, 2016

 

Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (H.R. 2901)

 

The Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, (H.R. 2901; Text of Legislation) a bill that would extend the federal government’s flood insurance program to U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam, and allow property owners to use private flood insurance plans to meet federal coverage requirements, was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 28, 2016, on a 419-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 177 ) .

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary" (H.J.Res.88 )

 

A House of Representatives Joint Resolution Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary" (H.J.Res.88; Text of Legislation) as it applies to financial advisers managing the retirement funds of their clients was passed on Thursday, April 28, 2016, by the House of Representatives on a 234-183 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 176 ).

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Fair Access to Investment Research Act

 

The House of Representatives passed on a 411-6 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 175  ) the Fair Access to Investment Research Act (H.R. 5019; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, April 28, 2016, a bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to change a regulation in order to allow investment funds to distribute research reports about exchange-traded funds to clients without having the reports classified as offers to sell the funds.

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890)

 

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, (S. 1890; Text of Legislation) a bill would authorize the filing of lawsuits in U.S. courts by companies that own trade secrets and are seeking damages for theft or misuse of their trade secrets by a domestic or foreign company, was passed on a 410-2 vote by the House of Representatives (To view how your representative voted visit: 172). 

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act (H.R. 4498)

 

The Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act, (H.R. 4498; Text of Legislation) a bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to waive a prohibition against soliciting investors for small businesses making presentations at “demo days,” which bring together small businesses and potential investors and customers at public events, was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, on a 325-89 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 171).

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Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699)

 

The Email Privacy Act, (H.R. 699; Text of Legislation) a bill that would require the government to obtain a search warrant in order to require providers of electronic messaging services to hand over to the government email or other messages that are more than 180 days old, was passed on a 419-0 vote on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, by the House of Representatives (To view how your representative voted visit: 167 ). 

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act (H.R. 4923)

 

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the House of Representatives on a 415-2 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 166 ) passed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, (H.R. 4923; Text of Legislation) a bill that would require the U.S. International Trade Commission to study the possible elimination of tariffs on products imported by American manufacturers as inputs for their own manufactured products.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act (H.R. 4820)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, passed on a 322-79 vote, the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act, (H.R. 4820; Text of Legislation) a bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to use the testimonials of former members of terrorist groups in the agency’s efforts to counter the groups’ bid to recruit new members (To view how your representative voted visit: 164 ).

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