June 2017 US Congressional Votes

June 26

Recent Senate Votes

Long Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (95-4, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brock Long to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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

Mandelker Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (96-4)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes.

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

Billingslea Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (65-35)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing.

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

Recent House Votes

Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol – Vote Passed (300-118, 13 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would allow utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity right-of-ways on federal lands.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Surface Water Storage Permitting – Vote Passed (233-180, 18 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would establish the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department as the lead agency for the coordination of all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses or other approvals or decisions required by federal law in order to construct new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies – Vote Passed (377-34, 20 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to temporarily subsidize employment for program beneficiaries with willing employers and would require $100 million in existing TANF funding must be used for grants to states to implement such programs.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

June 19

Recent Senate Votes

Rapuano Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (95-1, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kenneth P. Rapuano to be assistant secretary of Defense

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

Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval – Motion to Discharge – Vote Rejected (47-53)
Paul, R-Ky., motion to discharge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from further consideration of a joint resolution that would prohibit the proposed sale of laser-guided weapons systems, fighter aircraft, warhead fuze systems, and other weaponry and defense services to Saudi Arabia.

Sen. Johnny Isakson voted NO
Sen. David Perdue voted NO

Iranian and Russian Sanctions – Vote Passed (98-2)
Passage of the bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran. Specifically, the president would be required to block the transactions of any person deemed to knowingly engage in activities contributing to an Iranian ballistic missile or weapons of mass destruction program, who is involved in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, who is responsible for human rights violations, or who contributes to the arming of Iran.

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

Recent House Votes

Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification – Vote Passed (238-184, 8 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would prohibit the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits to individuals that apply for the credits unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services Department that such an individual’s status as a citizens or lawfully present alien has been verified. If the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) is enacted, the bill (HR 2581) would make verification of an individual’s status mandatory in order to receive advance payment of the new health insurance premium tax credit created by the American Health Care Act.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Veterans Affairs Department Accountability – Vote Passed (368-55, 7 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would expand the VA’s ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. The bill would authorize the VA to recoup any bonus or relocation expense paid to a VA employee if it deems it appropriate. It would require that the employee be given advance notice and would allow the employee the right to appeal the disciplinary action through procedures set by collective bargaining.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Health Care Tax Credit Expansion – Vote Passed (267-144, 19 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would modify the definition of a “qualified health plan” to allow, beginning in 2020, for new tax credits proposed by the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) to be used by individuals or families to pay for continued group health coverage under the 1985 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), provided that the AHCA is enacted into law.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

June 12

Recent Senate Votes

Elwood Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (67-33)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Courtney Elwood to be general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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

Iran Sanctions – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (91-8, 1 Not Voting)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would impose certain sanctions on Iran. Specifically, the president would be required to block the transactions of any person deemed to knowingly engage in activity contributing to an Iran ballistic missile or mass destruction program, that is related to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, that is responsible for human rights abuses, or that contributes to the arming of Iran. The bill would also require the departments of Defense and Treasury and the National Intelligence Agency to develop a strategy for deterring Iran from activities or threats against the United States and its allies every two years.

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

Recent House Votes

Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver – Vote Passed (282-137, 11 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would authorize the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to waive the requirement that applicants for law enforcement positions at CBP undergo polygraph examinations for specific groups of applicants. Certain veterans and law enforcement officers who have already passed a polygraph examination or stringent background investigation could be exempt from the polygraph requirement.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Financial Regulation Restructuring – Vote Passed (233-186, 11 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would overhaul financial industry regulations and repeal many provisions of the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul law. It would convert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into an executive agency funded by annual appropriations and would modify operations at the Federal Reserve and at the Securities and Exchange Commission. It would repeal the prohibition on banking entities engaging in proprietary trading and would modify regulations governing the amount of capital that banks are required to maintain.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

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