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Congressional Vote Report – 5/9/2017

The important votes last week were in the House, and our Congresswoman correctly voted to defend Obamacare.  Senators Carper and Coons correctly voted to approve the Fiscal 2017 Budget bill that keeps the federal government operating until September 30, as Democrats were able to outsmart and outmaneuver Trump out of everything he wanted in this short term budget bill.  No money for the wall.  No cuts in Obamacare subsidies and no ban on funding for Planned Parenthood.

Recent Senate Votes
State Retirement Plan Disapproval – Vote Passed (50-49, 1 Not Voting)

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations governing pension plans if the state programs meet certain standards.

Sen. Thomas Carper voted NO
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO


Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Agreed to (79-18, 3 Not Voting)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendments to the bill that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills.

Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES


Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (309-118, 4 Not Voting)

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill with an amendment that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills.

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES


Health Care Overhaul – Vote Passed (217-213, 1 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would make extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system.

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO


Upcoming Votes
Secretary of the Air Force Nomination – PN101

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Heather Wilson to be secretary of the Air Force.


Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Nomination – PN118

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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