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)
|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)
Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (382-30, 18 Not Voting)