Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

 

David Friedman — Department of State (PN53)

 

The nomination of David Friedman (PN53; Text of Legislation) to serve as U.S. ambassador to Israel was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, March 23, 2017, on a 52-46 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 96).

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A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services" (S.J.Res.34 )

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services" (S.J.Res.34; Text of Legislation ) was passed by the Senate on a 50-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 94 ). The resolution disapproves of a Federal Communications Commission rule governing privacy and broadband Internet providers.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness" (H.J.Res.83)

 

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017,  the Senate approved on a 50-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 93 ) a resolution Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness" (H.J.Res.83; Text of Legislation).  The resolution disapproves of a Labor Department rule adopted on December 19, 2016, requiring employers to keep records for five years of work-related injuries and illnesses suffered by their employees.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska" (H.J.Res.69 )

 

A resolution Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska" (H.J.Res.69; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, on a 52-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 92).  The resolution disapproved of an Interior Department rule regulating hunting and fishing activities on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

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Danny C. Reeves and Charles R. Breyer United States Sentencing Commission (PN85)

 

The nominations Danny C. Reeves (PN85; Text of Legislation) and Charles R. Breyer to serve as members of the United States Sentencing Commission for multi-year terms was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, on a 98-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 91)

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House of Representatives

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

Securing our Agriculture and Food Act (H.R.1238)

 

The Securing our Agriculture and Food Act (H.R.1238; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 406-6 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 187).  The measure would require the Homeland Security Department to develop a program for increasing defenses against terrorism in the nation’s food, agriculture, and veterinary sectors.

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Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 (H.R.1101)

 

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 (H.R.1101; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 236-175 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 186) by the House of Representatives. The formation of association group health insurance plans by small businesses in multiple states would be authorized by the bill.

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Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R.372)

 

The House of Representatives passed the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R.372; Text of Legislation) on a 416-7 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 184) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Health insurers would be declared by the bill to be subject to federal antitrust laws.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 (H.R.1353)

 

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 (H.R.1353; Text of Legislation) was passed by a 414-2 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 178) by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Homeland Security would be required by the measure to provide Congress with more information about its 5-year strategic investment plan.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

 

DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017 (H.R.1249)

 

The DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017 (H.R.1249; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 409-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 174) on Monday, March 20, 2017, by the House of Representatives.  The Homeland Security Department would be required by the measure to submit to Congress a multi-year plan for the agency’s purchases of technology systems, property, and other assets.

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Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act (H.R.1294)

 

The House of Representatives on Monday, March 20, 2017, passed the Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act (H.R.1294; Text of Legislation) on a 408-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 173 ).  The Homeland Security Department would be required by the measure to notify Congress of significant cost or scheduling problems that develop in the agency’s acquisition programs.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

 

To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (H.R.1367)

 

On Friday, March 31, 2017, the To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (H.R.1367; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 412-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 171 ).  The bill would authorize the Veterans Affairs Department to establish a program for providing one-year executive management fellowships to VA employees.

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