If I understand parliamentary procedure correctly, Senators Coons and Carper both voted yes on bringing Senator Rand Paul’s resolution prohibiting the Trump Administration’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where it is currently being buried. That discharge motion failed, 47-53. Still, a good vote from both Senators.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Rapuano Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (95-1, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kenneth P. Rapuano to be assistant secretary of Defense
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES
Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval Motion to Discharge – Vote Rejected (47-53)
Iranian and Russian Sanctions – Vote Passed (98-2)
|Recent House Votes|
|Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification – Vote Passed (238-184, 8 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would prohibit the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits to individuals that apply for the credits unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services Department that such an individual’s status as a citizens or lawfully present alien has been verified. If the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) is enacted, the bill (HR 2581) would make verification of an individual’s status mandatory in order to receive advance payment of the new health insurance premium tax credit created by the American Health Care Act.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Veterans Affairs Department Accountability – Vote Passed (368-55, 7 Not Voting)
Health Care Tax Credit Expansion – Vote Passed (267-144, 19 Not Voting)
|Nomination of Brock Long to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency – PN455
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Brock Long to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes – PN172
Nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing – PN366
Electric Grid Rights-of-Way Maintenance – HR1873
Expedite Water Storage Projects – HR1654
TANF Work Subsidies – HR2842