Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes (H.R.1370)

 

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the Senate passed on a 66-32 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 325)  An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes (H.R.1370; Text of Legislation). The measure temporarily funds the government through January 19, 2018, averting a partial shutdown slated to occur at midnight.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 

 

An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.1)

 

The Senate on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, passed on a 51-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 323)   An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.1; Text of Legislation). The bill would reduce business and personal taxes by about $1.5 trillion through fiscal 2027 while adding more than $1 trillion to the $20.6 trillion national debt over 10 years.  And according to the Congressional Budget Office because the bill triggers a pay-as-you-go rule, it is likely to require cuts over time in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

House of Representatives 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes (H.R.4667)

 

Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes  (H.R.4667; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, December 21, 2017, on a 251-169 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 709 ).  The bill would appropriate $81 billion to fund recovery from hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma and this year’s wildfires in California.  Also, the measure provides $28 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster-relief fund, $26 billion in grants to communities, $12 billion for infrastructure projects and hundreds of millions for loan programs.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes (H.R.1370)

 

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the House of Representatives passed on a 231-188 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 708)  An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes (H.R.1370; Text of Legislation).  The bill funds the government on a stopgap basis through January 19.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

Tuesday December 19, 2017

 

An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.1)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, passed on a 227-203 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 692) the conference report on the GOP drafted measure  An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.1; Text of Legislation).  The bill would permanently reduce the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent; temporarily lower personal income taxes for most Americans; permanently cut the inheritance tax; open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling and repeal the 2010 health law’s individual mandate.

Article: Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

 

 

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United States Senate
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