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Congressional Vote Report – 5/30/17

Nomination votes in the Senate and bipartisan votes in the House.   Both chambers are on recess this week.

Recent Senate Votes
Branstad Nomination – Vote Confirmed (82-13, 5 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES


Sullivan Nomination – Vote Confirmed (94-6)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES


Thapar Nomination – Vote Confirmed (52-44, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted NO
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO


Recent House Votes
Pesticides Regulations – Vote Passed (256-165, 9 Not Voting)
The bill would generally prohibit EPA and states from requiring that entities applying pesticides near navigable waters must first obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act, if the application is authorized under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES


Prosecution of Child Pornography – Vote Passed (368-51, 11 Not Voting)
The bill would make the production of child pornography a crime whenever a minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct, regardless of whether the conduct was initiated for the purposes of producing such content.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES


Child Abuse Reporting – Vote Passed (415-3, 12 Not Voting)
The bill would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse, including sexual abuse, to the sport’s governing body, and it would allow victims of abuse to seek damages in court.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES

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