Some divergence between Tom Carper and Chris Coons this week. Carper voted to confirm a sub-cabinet post for the CIA, while Coons voted no, and then Coons voted to limit debate on new Iran sanctions, but Carper voted no. Interesting.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Elwood Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (67-33)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Courtney Elwood to be general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO
Iran Sanctions – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (91-8, 1 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver – Vote Passed (282-137, 11 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would authorize the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to waive the requirement that applicants for law enforcement positions at CBP undergo polygraph examinations for specific groups of applicants. Certain veterans and law enforcement officers who have already passed a polygraph examination or stringent background investigation could be exempt from the polygraph requirement.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted YES
Financial Regulation Restructuring – Vote Passed (233-186, 11 Not Voting)
|Nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense – PN348
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an assistant secretary of Defense.
Iran Sanctions – S722
The bill would impose certain sanctions on Iran. Specifically, the president would be required to block the transactions of any person deemed to knowingly engage in activity contributing to an Iran ballistic missile or mass destruction program, that is related to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, that is responsible for human rights abuses, or that contributes to the arming of Iran.
Verify Eligibility for Health Care Tax Credits – HR2581
The bill would modify both current law and the American Health Care Act to prohibit the advance payment of health care premium tax credits to individuals unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services or Homeland Securities departments that they have verified the individual’s status as a U.S. citizen or lawfully present alien.
VA Personnel Accountability – S1094
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits – HR1215