Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018) 

 

Senate 

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

Kenneth L. Marcus — Department of Education (PN1393)

 

Kenneth L. Marcus (PN1393; Text of Legislation) was confirmed by the Senate on a 50-46 vote on Thursday, June 7, 2018, (To view how your senators voted visit: 118 ) as assistant secretary of education for civil rights, a post he held in the George W. Bush administration. Also, he worked at the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. 

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

 

  

House of Representatives 

 

Friday, June 8, 2018

 

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

 

The Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.5895; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 235-179 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 257) on Friday, June 8, 2018. The appropriations bill was $145.4 billion for fiscal 2019 that includes $72.1 billion for veterans’ health care, $15.3 billion for securing the U.S. nuclear arsenal and $785 million for fossil-fuel research.

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

 

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

 

The House of Representatives amended the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.5895; Text of Legislation) on a 207-201 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 254)  on Friday, June 8, 2018, to require  to require the Government Accountability Office, an arm of Congress, to conduct semi-annual audits of the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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

 

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

 

On Friday, June 8, 2018, the House of Representatives voted on a 212-201 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 253)   to prohibit any funds in the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R.5895; Text of Legislation) from being spent on programs that would regulate or provide guidance on the social cost of carbon.

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

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R.3)

 

The Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R.3; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 210-206 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 243)  on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  The measure rescinds $14.5 billion in unspent appropriations from previous years and apply part of the sum to reducing deficits. And although no children would lose coverage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would absorb $7 billion in cuts.

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

 

 

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