Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

 

Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722)

 

The Senate on Thursday, June 15, 2017, passed the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722; Text of Legislation) on a 98-2 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  147 ). The measure provides for U.S. economic sanctions on foreign entitles that provide support to Iranís ballistic-missile program, which is separate from its now-dormant nuclear program.

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

 

Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722)

 

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722; Text of Legislation) had language added to it by the Senate that would impose numerous U.S. economic sanctions on the Russian government and Russian entities and industrial sectors in response to provocations such as the Kremlinís U.S. election hacking. The bill passed on a 97-2 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  144 ).

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 

A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles (S.J.Res.42)

 

A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles (S.J.Res.42; Text of Legislation) was defeated by the Senate on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, on a 47-53 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  143  ).  The resolution sought to block an administration plan to sell Saudi Arabia $500 million worth of laser-guided bombs and related weaponry, which would be used against Iran-backed forces in Yemenís civil war.

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

 

House of Representatives

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 

Verify First Act (H.R.2581)

 

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Verify First Act (H.R.2581; Text of Legislation) on a 238-184 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 306).  The measure would require persons applying for premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to submit a Social Security number to verify they have citizenship or legal status. A two-step ACA verification process that has a grace period would be replaced by this bill.  The measure also would apply to the GOPís proposed American Health Care Act if that measure becomes law.

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

 

Verify First Act (H.R.2581)

 

A Democrat bid to ensure immediate healthcare coverage under the Verify First Act (H.R.2581; Text of Legislation) for newborns and infants up to one year old whose legal status cannot be promptly established because of the time it takes to obtain a Social Security number for meeting the billís verification requirement failed to pass the House of Representatives on a 193-231 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 305) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

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

 

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