We will be following our Delaware Delegation in Congress too, following the votes of Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. The Federal Vote Tracker will be more of a weekly post, as the information is compiled through the Megavote Service, provided by Congress.org. So we are at the mercy of their schedule. I will note that we are off to a promising start, with all three voting correctly on each bill below. I especially commend Mrs. Rochester on her vote of no on the Resolution objecting to America’s abstention at the United Nations on the issue of Israel settlements. Many Democrats fail to call out Israel’s far right anti-peace government led by the corrupt authoritarian Benjamin Netanyahu.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution-Motion to Proceed – Vote Agreed to (51-48, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the measure allowing for Senate debate on the concurrent resolution itself. The legislation would trigger the budget reconciliation process and enable the subsequent consideration of reconciliation legislation to repeal major portions of the 2010 health law. The measure would provide instructions to two Senate and two House committees to cut a minimum of $1 billion each during the next 10 years as part of budget reconciliation.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted NO
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO
|Recent House Votes|
|Objecting to the United Nations Security Council Resolution Vote 2334 Concerning Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Vote Passed (342-80, 4 Present, 7 Not Voting)
The House agreed to this resolution which would express the sense of the House that the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which criticized Israel for its continued expansion of settlements in occupied territories, and which the United States abstained from vetoing in the Security Council, undermined the long-standing position of the United States to oppose and veto U.N. Security Council resolutions that seek to impose solutions to Israeli-Palestinian final status issues, or that are one-sided and anti-Israel.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Executive Regulations – Vote Passed (237-187, 9 Not Voting)
Midnight Rules – Vote Passed (238-184, 11 Not Voting)
High hopes for Lisa Blunt Rochester, perhaps Delaware will have one representative that is not an unabashed corporatist.