Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

Amul R. Thapar The Judiciary (PN105)

 

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the nomination of Amul R. Thapar (PN105; Text of Legislation)  to serve as a judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was confirmed by the Senate on a 52-44 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 137 ).

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

 

John J. Sullivan Department of State (PN350)

 

The nomination of John J. Sullivan (PN350; Text of Legislation)  to serve as Deputy Secretary of State was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, by a 94-6 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 135 ). 

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

 

Terry Branstad U.S. Ambassador to China (PN52)

 

On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad (PN52; Text of Legislation) to serve as U.S. ambassador to China on an 82-13 vote. (To view how your senators voted visit: 133).

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

House of Representatives

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017 (H.R.1973)

 

The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017 (H.R.1973; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 25, 2017, on a 415-3 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 285).  National athletic governing bodies, such as USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming, would be required by the measure to report cases of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (H.R.1761)

 

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (H.R.1761; Text of Legislation) on a 368-51 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 284).  To knowingly consent to the creation or transmission of child pornography the bill would make it a federal crime.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

 

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (H.R.953)

 

The House of Representatives passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (H.R.953; Text of Legislation) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, on a 256-165 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 282).  The Environmental Protection Agency or state governments would be barred by the bill from requiring permits for releasing pesticides into navigable waters if existing law already approves such a discharge.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017 

 

VA Scheduling Accountability Act (H.R.467)

 

The VA Scheduling Accountability Act (H.R.467; Text of Legislation) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, was passed by the House of Representatives on a 419-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 278 ).  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be required by the measure to annually certify that they fully comply with agency rules for scheduling appointments for veterans in need of hospital care and medical services.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

PRIVATE Act (H.R.2052)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, passed the Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation Act  (PRIVATE Act - H.R.2052; Text of Legislation) on a 418-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 277).  The Uniform Code of Military Justice would be changed by the measure to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of intimate visual images.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R.2288)

 

The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R.2288; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, on a 418-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 273).  For veterans to appeal Department of Veterans Affairs rulings on disability benefits claims, including the establishment of three different appeals pathways the measure would changes processes.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017 

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

 

Strengthening Children's Safety Act of 2017 (H.R.1842)

 

The House of Representatives on Monday, May 22, 2017, passed the Strengthening Children's Safety Act of 2017 (H.R.1842; Text of Legislation) on a 371-30 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 270).  Violent crimes that violate state law the measure would be add to the list of crimes that prompt enhanced penalties when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by federal law.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017

 

Global Child Protection Act of 2017 (H.R.1862)

 

The Global Child Protection Act of 2017 (H.R.1862; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday, May 22, 2017, on a 372-30 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 269).  The scope of U.S. criminal law would be expanded by defining unlawful sexual contact with a child in a foreign country as a federal sex offense against a minor.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017 

 

Thursday, May 19, 2017

 

Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 (H.R.1039)

 

The House of Representatives passed the Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 (H.R.1039; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, May 19, 217, on a 229-177 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 268).  The bill would grant a probation officer authority to arrest, without a warrant, third parties who obstruct or impede the probation officer from performing his official duties.

Article:  How they voted: Boulder County area congressional votes for May 22-26, 2017 

 

 

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