Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018) 

Senate 

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

 

Michael B. Brennan — The Judiciary (PN1405)

 

The Senate confirmed Michael B. Brennan (PN 1405; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, May 10, 2018, for a lifetime appointment to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on a 49-46 (To view how your senators voted visit: 89 ) approval, while critics said he was too far to the right on issues including gender equity, abortion rights and incarceration reform.

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

 

 

House of Representatives 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

 

Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 (H.R.3053)

 

The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 (H.R.3053; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 340-72 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 179) on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  The measure would revive a long-dormant federal plan for permanently storing tens of thousands of metric tons of radioactive waste from active and retired nuclear power plants in 39 states and government weapons sites in at least six states in a repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

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

 

Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 (H.R.3053)

 

The House of Representatives defeated an amendment to The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 (H.R.3053; Text of Legislation) on a 80-332 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 178).  The amendment sought to require the federal government to obtain approvals from an array of state and local jurisdictions before it could designate Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the permanent repository for tens of thousands of metric tons of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

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

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

 

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (H.R.5645)

 

The Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (H.R.5645; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, on a 230-185 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 177).  The measure would repeal the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to use in-house administrative judges as well as federal courts to adjudicate proposed corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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

 

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (H.R.5645)

 

A bid by Democrats to prevent The Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (H.R.5645; Text of Legislation) from applying to proposed corporate mergers that would lead to unreasonable increases in the cost of prescription drugs was defeated on an 193-220 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 176) on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

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

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act." (Senate Joint Resolution 57)

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act." (Senate Joint Resolution 57; Text of Legislation) was approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, on a 234-175 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 171).  The resolution repealed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau action against “third party” car and truck loans that impose interest rates on minority borrowers that are higher than those offered other similarly qualified borrowers. Under third-party lending, finance companies originate loans that dealers arrange for their customers, with dealers adding a markup to the interest rate and sharing in interest proceeds.

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

 

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