Oct 2016 US Congressional Votes

Oct 9

Recent Senate Votes

Pai Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-41, 7 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Ajit V. Pai to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission.

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

Quarles Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (65-32, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Randal Quarles to be a member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System.

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

Cissna Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (54-43, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lee Francis Cissna to be director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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

Recent House Votes

Abortion Ban – Vote Passed (237-189, 7 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, and it imposes criminal penalties on medical professionals who violate the ban.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution – Vote Passed (219-206, 9 Not Voting)
The House adopted the concurrent resolution that would provide for $3.2 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume $1.22 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal 2018. It would assume the repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul law. It also would propose reducing spending on mandatory programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and changing programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps). It would call for restructuring Medicare into a “premium support” system beginning in 2024. It would also require the House Ways and Means Committee to report out legislation under the budget reconciliation process that would provide for a revenue-neutral, comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code and would include instructions to 11 House committees to trigger the budget reconciliation process to cut mandatory spending.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Oct 2

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (89-8, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate passed the bill that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

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

Francisco Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (50-47, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States.

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

Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (73-21, 6 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Makan Delrahim to be an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

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

Recent House Votes

Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program – Vote Passed (214-209, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would authorize, through fiscal 2022, $400 million a year for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. The bill would require entities that receive grants under the program to continue to demonstrate improvements in applicable benchmarks and guidelines.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments – Vote Passed (264-155, 14 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would extend through March 31, 2018, various expiring authorities, programs and activities for the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure would also extend multiple health care programs and would establish the basis for the development of a private flood insurance market. It would modify tax provisions for individuals living in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and would allow the federal government to reimburse the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for any disaster tax relief that those islands provide their citizens.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Parole Violators’ Benefits Revocation – Vote Passed (244-171, 18 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would prohibit, beginning in 2021, the payment of social security benefits to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for committing a felony or for violating a condition of parole or probation.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

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