Sept 2017 US Congressional Votes

Sept 18

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (61-36, 3 Not Voting)
Corker, R-Tenn., motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment to the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment to the bill. The Paul amendment would sunset, six months after enactment, the 2001 authorization for the use of military force in Afghanistan and the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq.

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

Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Pamela H. Patenaude to be deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (84-9, 7 Not Voting)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018.

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

Recent House Votes

Criminal Gang Members – Vote Passed (233-175, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would define a criminal gang as a group of five or more persons that has the primary purpose of the commission of one or more certain criminal offenses and would prohibit individuals defined as foreign criminal gang members from entering the United States.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (211-198, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill, as amended, that would provide $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills, including $621.5 billion for defense and $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted NO

Sept 11

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)
McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill with a Senate amendment that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The amendment would suspend the public debt limit from the bill’s date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8.

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

Recent House Votes

Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations – Vote Passed (419-3, 11 Not Voting)
Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would provide for the House to concur in the Senate amendments to a bill (HR 601) that would codify practices and programs at the United States Agency for International Development related to U.S. education assistance abroad, with further amendment that would appropriate $7.9 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 as an initial payment to cover the costs of responding to Hurricane Harvey. The total would include $7.4 billion for the Homeland Security Department’s Disaster Relief Fund, which will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing hurricane response efforts. It would also include $450 million for the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program to assist small businesses and homeowners.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (316-90, 27 Not Voting)
Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The measure would suspend the public debt limit from the bill’s date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8, 2017.

Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. voted YES

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