Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

Senate

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

Joseph Otting — Department of the Treasury (PN556)

 

Joseph Otting (PN556; Text of Legislation) was confirmed to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an agency of the Treasury Department that oversees national banks and federal savings and loans by the Senate on Thursday, November 16, 2017, on a 54-43 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 277 ). 

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

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

David G. Zatezalo — Department of Labor (PN919)

 

The Senate confirmed David G. Zatezalo (PN919; Text of Legislation) to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration on a 52-46 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 275).

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

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

 

Steven Gill Bradbury — Department of Transportation (PN558)

 

Steven Gill Bradbury (PN558; Text of Legislation) was confirmed as general counsel for the Department of Transportation by the Senate on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, on a 50-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 272).

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

 

 

House of Representatives 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, November 16, 2017, passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1; Text of Legislation) on a 227-205 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 637).  The Republican drafted measure would reduce business and personal taxes by $1.5 trillion through fiscal 2027 while simplifying the tax code, increasing standard deductions and making numerous other changes to tax rules.

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

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

A Democrat amendment to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1; Text of Legislation) to effectively strip its provisions to end the deductibility on federal returns of state and local income and sales taxes and cap the deductibility of property taxes on federal returns at $10,000 was rejected by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, on a 234-193 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 632). 

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

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

H.Res.616 - Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2874) to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to enhance the development of more accurate estimates of flood risk through new technology and better maps, to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risks, and to provide for alternative methods to insure against flood peril, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes (H. Res. 616)

 

A Democrat amendment to the Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2874; Text of Legislation) to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to enhance the development of more accurate estimates of flood risk through new technology and better maps, to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risks, and to provide for alternative methods to insure against flood peril, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2810; Text of Legislation) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes (H. Res. 616; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, on a 234-189 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 626).  The amendment would force floor debate on the Dreamer Act of 2017 (H.R. 3440; Text of Legislation ) a measure currently in committee that would grant permanent legal status to the so-called “dreamers” who were brought illegally to the U.S.

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

 

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R.2810)

 

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R.2810; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, on a 356-70 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 631).  The conference report for fiscal 2018 on a $700 billion military authorization that provides $66 billion for combat abroad, funds a 2.4 percent pay raise for uniformed personnel, officially declares climate change a U.S. and global security threat and requires the administration to develop a strategy to counter undermining of Western democracies by Russia.

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

 

 

21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R.2874)

 

An attempt by the Democrats to shelve the 21st  Century Flood Reform Act (H.R.2874; Text of Legislation) until the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general certify that thousands of disputed disaster claims from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 have been resolved was rejected by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, on an 190-236 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 629).  

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

 

21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R.2874)

The House of Representatives passed the 21st  Century Flood Reform Act (H.R.2874; Text of Legislation) on a 237-189 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 630).  The bill renews the National Flood Insurance Program through fiscal 2022 under terms that allow private-sector competition, permit businesses to leave the program and require residential premium hikes of 6.5 percent annually.

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

 

 

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