Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

Thursday, January 5, 2017

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 - A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

 

A motion to waive a budgetary point of order against an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D) to a resolution (S. Con Res 3; Text of Legislation) to set forth a government budget for fiscal 2017 was rejected by the Senate on Thursday, January 5, 2017, on a 48-52 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:   ).  To the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the amendment would have established obstacles.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 - A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

 

To set forth a government budget for fiscal 2017, and outline budget levels for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2026, the Senate on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, on a 51-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:    ).  agreed to a motion to begin considering a resolution (S. Con Res 3; Text of Legislation).

 

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

 

Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (H.R.26)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, January 5, 2017, passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (HR 26; Text of Legislation ) on a 237-187 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 23).  Federal agencies would be required by the measure to make public information about proposed regulations and require Congressional approval of major rules, defined as any rule with an annual cost of at least $100 million.

 

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Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (H.R.26)

 

An amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative of Iowa Steve King (R) to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (HR 26; Text of Legislation ) was passed on Thursday, January 5, 2017, on a 230-193 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 21) by the House of Representatives.  According to the amendment , Congressional approval must be given within 10 years of major rules adopted by federal agencies in order for those rules to remain in effect after the 10 years have passed.

 

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Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (H.R.26)

 

To the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (HR 26; Text of Legislation ),  an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative of Indiana Luke Messer (R) was passed on a 235-185 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 12) on Thursday, January 5, 2017, by the House of Representatives.  Federal agencies proposing new regulations would be required by the amendment to offset the cost of those regulations with the repeal or amending of existing regulations.

 

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Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes (H. Res. 11)

 

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, the House of Representatives on a 342-80 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 11 ) passed a resolution (H.Res. 11; Text of Legislation ) objecting to the recent U.N. Security Council resolution rebuking Israel for building settlements in Judea and Samaria (West Bank).

 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (H.R.21)

 

The Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 21; Text of Legislation), was passed on a 238-184 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 8) by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  The measure would amend the Congressional Review Act allowing Congress to review legislation that dismisses multiple executive agency regulations proposed in the last months of a given President's term.

 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 

Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress (H.Res.5)

 

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the House of Representatives adopted rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress (H. Res 5; Text of Legislation) on a 234-193 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 6).  Also, this resolution included fines for representatives who make recordings or broadcasts on the House floor.

 

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 Addressing Correspondence: 

 

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):  

 

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 Addressing Correspondence:   

 

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510   

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