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Posted by Raw Editor on May 1, 2017 in politics |

May 1, 2017In this MegaVote for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Perdue Nomination
  • Senate: Acosta Nomination
  • House: Register of Copyrights
  • House: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight
  • House: Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations
  • Senate: Clayton Nomination
  • House: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations
  • House: Workers Comp Time

Recent Senate Votes
Perdue Nomination – Vote Confirmed (87-11, 1 Present, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue to be secretary of Agriculture.

Sen. Patrick Toomey voted YES
Sen. Bob Casey voted YES


Acosta Nomination – Vote Confirmed (60-38, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta to be secretary of Labor.

Sen. Patrick Toomey voted Not Voting
Sen. Bob Casey voted NO


Recent House Votes
Register of Copyrights – Vote Passed (378-48, 4 Not Voting)

The bill would require the U.S. Copyright Office’s Register of Copyrights be recommended by a select panel, nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. It would limit a Register of Copyrights’ term to 10 years.

Rep. Lou Barletta voted YES


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight – Vote Passed (425-0, 5 Not Voting)

The bill that would require that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac comply with the agency requirements of the Freedom of Information Act while they are under the conservatorship of the federal government.

Rep. Lou Barletta voted YES


Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (382-30, 18 Not Voting)

The joint resolution would extend continuing appropriations for federal government operations through May 5, 2017. It also would provide for an extension, through May 5, of health care benefits for retired coal miners.

Rep. Lou Barletta voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – HR244

The Senate will consider legislation to continue funding the government through September 30, 2017. The bill would appropriate more than $1 trillion for various federal departments and agencies.


Clayton Nomination – PN47

The Senate will debate the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – HR244

The House will consider legislation to continue funding the government through September 30, 2017. The bill would appropriate more than $1 trillion for various federal departments and agencies.


Workers Comp Time – HR1180

The bill would allow private sector employees to opt to receive comp time instead of overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

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