Last week was dominated by the Republican Donor Relief Bill. We know Carper voted horribly on one of the Amendments, and that is not listed below. The House took up some more mundane issues.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Tax Overhaul Motion to Proceed – Vote Agreed to (52-48)
McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would revise the federal income tax system by: lowering individual and corporate tax rates; consolidating the current seven tax income rates into four rates; eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes; limiting certain deductions for property taxes and home mortgages; and creating a new system of taxing U.S. corporations with foreign subsidiaries.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted NO
Sen. Chris Coons voted NO
Tax Overhaul – Education Savings Accounts – Vote Agreed to (51-50)
Tax Overhaul – Passage – Vote Passed (51-49)
|Recent House Votes|
|National Forest Mining – Vote Passed (216-204, 13 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would prohibit the designation of national monuments and the withdrawal of lands in the National Forest System in the state of Minnesota from mineral and geothermal leases without the approval of Congress. It would designate any mineral leases issued within the boundaries of the National Forest System lands in Minnesota as indeterminate preference right leases.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Federal Workforce Probationary Period Extension – Vote Passed (213-204, 16 Not Voting)
EPA Brownfields Program Reauthorization – Vote Passed (409-8, 16 Not Voting)
Manufactured Housing Lending Regulation – Vote Passed (256-163, 14 Not Voting)