The House is not in session this week, but it voted on 12 appropriation bill last week. Wisely, Congresswoman Blunt Rochester voted no. The Senate took on the Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization. There was a vote on an amendment from Rand Paul to sunset the Authorizations to use force in Afghanistan and Iraq after all these long years. The vote itself, the first item below, was a vote on a motion to table the amendment. So a good vote would be a No vote on tabling the amendment. If you voted yes, you wanted the amendment gone. Tom Carper voted yes.
He has yet again failed Delaware.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (61-36, 3 Not Voting)
Corker, R-Tenn., motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment to the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment to the bill. The Paul amendment would sunset, six months after enactment, the 2001 authorization for the use of military force in Afghanistan and the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO
Patenaude Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (84-9, 7 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Criminal Gang Members – Vote Passed (233-175, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would define a criminal gang as a group of five or more persons that has the primary purpose of the commission of one or more certain criminal offenses and would prohibit individuals defined as foreign criminal gang members from entering the United States.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (211-198, 25 Not Voting)
|Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Bill – HR2810
The bill would authorize more than $680 billion for the Pentagon and related agencies as well as the Overseas Contingency Operations account.