Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

Lieutenant General Herbert R. McMaster Jr. Army (PN87)

 

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the nomination of General Herbert R. McMaster Jr. (PN87; Text of Legislation)  to serve as a lieutenant general in the Army was confirmed by the Senate on a 86-10 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 90).

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Daniel Coats Office of the Director of National Intelligence (PN41)

 

The nomination of Daniel Coats to serve as Director of National Intelligence (PN41; Text of Legislation) was confirmed by the Senate on an 85-12 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 89) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2017

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants (H.J.Res.42)

 

A resolution Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants (H.J.Res.42; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, March 14, 2017, on a 51-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 87). The resolution disapproves of a Labor Department rule restricting state governments from requiring drug testing for those applying for unemployment compensation.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2017

 

Seema Verma Department of Health and Human Services (PN49)

 

The nomination of Seema Verma (PN49; Text of Legislation ) to serve as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Health and Human Services Department was confirmed on Tuesday, March 13, 2017, on a 55-43 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 86).

 

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

 

Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R.1181)

 

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, by a 240-175 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 169) the House of Representatives passed the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R. 1181; Text of Legislation). The Department of Veterans Affairs would be required by the measure to have a judicial finding that a given veteran is a danger to himself/herself or others in order to classify the veteran as mentally incompetent to manage his/her financial benefits and possess a firearm.

Article: Georgia delegation congressional voting

 

VA Accountability First Act of 2017 (H.R.1259)

 

The VA Accountability First Act of 2017 (H.R.1259; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 16, 2017, by a 237-178 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 168).  For demoting or firing Department of Veterans Affairs employees for poor performance, the measure would establish streamlined procedures.

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

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 Addressing Correspondence:   

 

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

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