Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018) 

 

Senate 

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

 

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R.1892)

 

The Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R.1892; Text of Legislation) on a 71-28 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 31) on Friday, February 9, 2018.  The measure would increase discretionary spending by at least $300 billion through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.  And would increase deficits by a projected $320 billion over 10 years, or $418 billion counting new borrowing costs the measure would trigger. Nearly 60 percent of the spending increase is for military programs and the remainder going mostly to domestic programs in areas such as education, health care, transportation, social services and job training.

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

 

 

House of Representatives 

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

 

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R.1892)

 

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R.1892; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 240-186 (To view how your representative voted visit: 69) vote on Friday, February 9, 2018.  The measure would increase discretionary spending by at least $300 billion over present levels over two years and raise the national-debt ceiling through February 2019. Also, the measure would provide $6 billion for fighting opioid addiction and $20 billion for infrastructure projects over two years while funding $90 billion in disaster aid for California, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The measures projected increase to the annual deficits over 10 years is by at least $320 billion.

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

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

 

Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (H.R.1153)

 

The House of Representatives passed the Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (H.R.1153; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, on a 280-131 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 64). The measure relaxes a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule designed to curb predatory home-lending practices such as those linked to millions of foreclosures in the 2008-2009 financial meltdown.

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

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

 

Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (H.R.4924)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, passed a non-record voice vote─ the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (H.R.4924; Text of Legislation). The bill would reform its handling of employees’ sexual-harassment allegations against lawmakers. Members of the House of Representatives are prohibited by the measure from engaging in a sexual relationship with any staff member they supervise; requires lawmakers to personally pay settlements arising from their misconduct; provides legal counsel for complainants; allows victims to talk publicly about settlements and requires public disclosure of members’ settlement payments.

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

 

Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R.772)

 

The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R.772; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 266-157 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 56) on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  The bill would sidetrack a Food and Drug Administration rule under which restaurant chains of 20 or more outlets will have to post nutrition information including calorie counts on menu boards at the point of sale.

 

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