Some uncontroversial nominations and a short term two week funding bill were passed in the Senate, with our Senators voting yes. In the House, our Congresswoman voted no on moving the Republican Middle Class Tax Increase Bill to conference, and she voted no against the NRA’s bill to allow concealed carry permits to prevail over state gun control laws nationwide.
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Nielsen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (62-37, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen to be secretary of Homeland Security.
Sen. Thomas Carper voted YES
Sen. Chris Coons voted YES
Balash Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (61-38, 1 Not Voting)
Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Agreed to (81-14, 5 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Tax Overhaul Motion to Request Conference – Vote Passed (222-192, 19 Not Voting)
Brady, R-Texas, motion that the House disagree with the Senate amendment and request a conference with the Senate on the bill that would revise the federal income tax system by lowering individual and corporate tax rates, repealing various deductions through 2025.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester voted NO
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Between States – Vote Passed (231-198, 4 Not Voting)
Small Business Mergers Regulatory Exemption – Vote Passed (426-0, 6 Not Voting)
Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (235-193, 5 Not Voting)
|Grasz Nomination – PN878
The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Leonard Grasz to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Eight Circuit.
Willett Nomination – PN1077
Ho Nomination – PN1108
Mortgage Escrow Requirements – HR3971
Investigate Assets of Iranian Leaders – HR1638
Iranian Aircraft Purchases Financing – HR4324
Annual Financial Privacy Notices – HR2396