Lots of judicial confirmations in the Senate last week. Our Senators mostly rejected Trump’s nominations, save for Senator Carper voting yes on Judge Joan Larsen. All the Senate has on the agenda for the next week is more nominations.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Barrett Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (55-43, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy C. Barrett to be U.S. circuit judge for the Seventh Circuit.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted NO
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO
Larsen Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (60-38, 2 Not Voting)
Eid Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-41, 3 Not Voting)
Bibas Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (53-43, 4 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Wildfire Funding and Environmental Reviews – Vote Passed (232-188, 12 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would allow for a presidential declaration of a major disaster with regard to wildfires, which would allow for the release of funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to fight major wildfires, and would modify the disaster cap under the Budget Control Act to account for expected wildfire funding needs. It also would exempt various forest management activities from filing environmental impact statements and would provide for expedited timber salvage operations and reforestation activities after catastrophic events.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal – Vote Passed (307-111, 14 Not Voting)
CHIP and Community Health Centers Funding Reauthorization – Vote Passed (242-174, 16 Not Voting)
|Engel Nomination – PN58
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Steven Engel to be an assistant attorney general at the Justice Department.
Robb Nomination – PN1025
Wehrum Nomination – PN994
Kan Nomination – PN458
Joint Employers – HR3441
Hydropower – HR3043
SEC Regulation of Private Securities – HR2201
Flood Insurance Overhaul – HR2874