Congressional Vote Report – 5/2/2017

The Senate last week finished the work of confirming Trump’s cabinet.  You might think that’s late, but they actually confirmed Trump’s full cabinet on April 24th, a day before President Obama’s full cabinet was confirmed in a similar time period in 2009.   Our two Senators voted together, voting yes on Sonny Perdue, and voting no on Alexander Acosta. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester tackled some non controversial bills, and then joined her fellow Democrats in bailing out the majority in passing a short term funding measure to avert a government shutdown.

Recent Senate Votes
Perdue Nomination – Vote Confirmed (87-11, 1 Present, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue to be secretary of Agriculture.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES

Acosta Nomination – Vote Confirmed (60-38, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta to be secretary of Labor.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted NO
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO


Recent House Votes
Register of Copyrights – Vote Passed (378-48, 4 Not Voting)
The bill would require the U.S. Copyright Office’s Register of Copyrights be recommended by a select panel, nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. It would limit a Register of Copyrights’ term to 10 years.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight – Vote Passed (425-0, 5 Not Voting)
The bill that would require that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac comply with the agency requirements of the Freedom of Information Act while they are under the conservatorship of the federal government.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES


Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (382-30, 18 Not Voting)
The joint resolution would extend continuing appropriations for federal government operations through May 5, 2017. It also would provide for an extension, through May 5, of health care benefits for retired coal miners.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES


2 comments on “Congressional Vote Report – 5/2/2017

  1. James Center

    Has anyone other than me called our congress-lady’s office to ask why she’s not signed on as a co-sponsor for HR-676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act?
    I’m concerned that this congressperson is going to be one of the Delaware, goalong, get-along, make friends across the aisle, kind of Delaware Democrat that has lived on past her time.
    If she’s not going to be a progressive, let her find another job.

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