May 2017 US Congressional Votes

May 30

Recent Senate Votes

Branstad Nomination – Vote Confirmed (82-13, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Sullivan Nomination – Vote Confirmed (94-6)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Thapar Nomination – Vote Confirmed (52-44, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Recent House Votes

Pesticides Regulations – Vote Passed (256-165, 9 Not Voting)

The bill would generally prohibit EPA and states from requiring that entities applying pesticides near navigable waters must first obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act, if the application is authorized under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Prosecution of Child Pornography – Vote Passed (368-51, 11 Not Voting)

The bill would make the production of child pornography a crime whenever a minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct, regardless of whether the conduct was initiated for the purposes of producing such content.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Child Abuse Reporting – Vote Passed (415-3, 12 Not Voting)

The bill would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse, including sexual abuse, to the sport’s governing body, and it would allow victims of abuse to seek damages in court.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

May 23

Recent Senate Votes

Wilson Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (76-22, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Heather Wilson to be secretary of the Air Force.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Gottlieb Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (57-42, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Methane Release Limitation Disapproval – Vote Failed (49-51)
McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the joint resolution that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public lands to take measures that decrease waste of natural gas.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Lighthizer Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (82-14, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Rosen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-42, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be deputy secretary of Transportation.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Brand Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-46, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Rachel Brand to be associate attorney general at the Justice Department.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Recent House Votes

Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Vote Passed (271-143, 16 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Vote Passed (229-177, 24 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would permit federal probation officers to arrest a third party individual without first obtaining a warrant when conducting activities related to an individual on probation or supervised release.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

May 8

Recent Senate Votes

State Retirement Plan Disapproval – Vote Passed (50-49, 1 Not Voting)
Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations governing pension plans if the state programs meet certain standards.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Agreed to (79-18, 3 Not Voting)
McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendments to the bill that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES

Recent House Votes

Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (309-118, 4 Not Voting)
Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill with an amendment that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Health Care Overhaul – Vote Passed (217-213, 1 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would make extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

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