Congressional Vote Report for July 5, 2017

Not much action on the voting record last week, but what did happen is listed below. The House and Senate are both on recess this week and will return next week.

Recent Senate Votes
Svinicki Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (88-9, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES

Recent House Votes
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation – Vote Passed (218-210, 6 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff’s health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff’s injury, or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO

Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance – Vote Passed (228-195, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed a measure that would prohibit federal, state and local governments from restricting any federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with immigration laws or from assisting federal law enforcement entities or officials in their enforcement of such laws.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO

Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Sentencing Guidelines – Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)
The House passed legislation that would establish specific possible fines and prison sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses and who illegally return to the United States despite having been previously deported or otherwise excluded from the country.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO

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