First, our congressional delegation teamed up to produce a video to encourage sign ups in Obamacare’s Open Enrollment if you don’t have insurance.
The Senate once again voted on nominations, this time for posts in the Defense and Justice Departments and in the EPA. Congresswoman Rochester actually got to vote on some legislation.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Gibson Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (91-7, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Gibson to be deputy chief management officer of the Defense Department.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES
Engel Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (51-47, 2 Not Voting)
Wehrum Nomination Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (49-47, 4 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Joint Employer Definition – Vote Passed (242-181, 9 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would define a joint employer as an entity with actual, direct and immediate control over employees, with significant control over essential terms of employment such as hiring, determining pay and benefits, day-to-day supervision of employees, and assigning individual work schedules.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Hydropower Regulation – Vote Passed (257-166, 9 Not Voting)
Securities Regulations Exemptions – Vote Passed (232-188, 12 Not Voting)
|Kan Nomination – PN458
The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Derek Kan to be under secretary of Transportation for policy.
Bradbury Nomination – PN558
Zatezalo Nomination – PN919
Defense Authorization – HR2810
Flood Insurance – HR2874
Reconciliation Tax Overhaul – HR1