Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

Neil M. Gorsuch — Supreme Court of the United States (PN55)

 

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Senate on a 54-45 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  111 ) confirmed the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch (PN55; Text of Legislation)  to serve as associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States .

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 

Elaine C. Duke — Department of Homeland Security (PN59)

 

The nomination of Elaine C. Duke (PN59; Text of Legislation ) to serve as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security was confirmed by the Senate on a 85-14 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  103  ) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  

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Monday, April 3, 2017

 

A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes (S.89 )[Old Vessels Exemption Act]

 

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Old Vessels Exemption Act (S. 89; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on an 85-12 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 102).  The Delta Queen, a historic wooden paddlewheel boat operating on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, would be exempt from a federal fire safety law and apply regulations specific to the Delta Queen.

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 House of Representatives

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2017 (H.R.1219)

 

The Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2017 (H.R.1219; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 6, 2017, on a 417-3 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 221 ).  The measure exempts venture capital funds with less than $10 million and fewer than 250 investors from federal securities regulation as an investment company.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 

Self-Insurance Protection Act (H.R.1304)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, passed the Self-Insurance Protection Act (H.R.1304; Text of Legislation) on a 400-16 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 220).  The measure exempts stop-loss self-insurance health programs instituted by employers for their employees from being defined as health insurance coverage for federal regulatory purposes.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 

Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017 (H.R.1343)

 

The Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017 (H.R.1343; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 331-87 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 216) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  The Securities and Exchange Commission would be required by the measure to change its rules by raising the threshold amount for private companies to issue stock to employees as part of an employee’s compensation package.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

 

North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017 (H.R.479)

 

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017 (H.R.479; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 394-1 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 210 ). The bill would require the State Department to report to Congress on whether to designate North Korea as a government sponsor of terrorism.

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Condemning North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes (H.Res.92)

 

A resolution Condemning North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes (H.Res.92; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 398-3 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 209 ) on Monday, April 3, 2017. The resolution condemned North Korea’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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