Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018)  

Senate 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

Eric S. Dreiband — Department of Justice (PN1409)

 

Eric S. Dreiband (PN1409; Text of Legislation) was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, October 11, 2018, on a 50-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 230 ) as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

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

 

Jeffrey Bossert Clark — Department of Justice (PN1407)

The Senate on Thursday, October 11, 2018, on a 52-45 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 228)   confirmed Jeffrey Bossert Clark (PN1407; Text of Legislation) as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.  During part of the George W. Bush administration he was second-in-command of the division.

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

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to "Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance" (S.J.Res.63)

 

During debate on A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to "Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance" (S.J.Res.63; Text of Legislation) the Senate on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, on a 50-50 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 226 ) affirmed a Trump administration rule under which states, starting this month, can authorize the sale of “short-term, limited-duration” health insurance in the individual market as an alternative to Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage.  Since they omit the ACA’s required “essential health benefits,” including coverage of consumers with pre-existing conditions and a prohibition on annual or lifetime coverage limits such policies cost far less.

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

 

America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S.3021)

 

The America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S.3021; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, on a 99-1 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 225 ).  The legislation is a multi-year funding bill that would authorize $4.4 billion for safe drinking water programs administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, $3.7 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects to improve the navigation of U.S. waterways and additional sums for local projects to control overflows during rainstorms and help coastal communities deal with rising sea levels caused by global warming. Also, the measure would fund programs to restore shorelines and wetlands, fix irrigation systems, speed approval of hydropower projects and prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

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

 

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 Addressing Correspondence:   

 

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

Dear Senator (last name):