U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Andrew Bossi

Here’s a summary of actions taken by federal lawmakers representing the local community in Washington, D.C. during the week just ended. Source: Congress.gov website.

First Congressional District Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) last week (Jan. 14-18) in the House of Representatives:

Voted yes on the following bills:

H R 116 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass “Investing in Main Street Act”
Passed 403-2 (Not Voting 28) Jan. 14

H RES 41 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree “Rejecting White nationalism and White supremacy”
Passed: 424-1 (Not Voting 9) Jan. 15

H R 135  On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass “Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act”
Passed 424-9 Jan. 15

H R 190 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass “Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act”
Passed 415-6 (Not Voting 12) Jan. 15

H.R. 268  On Motion to Recommit with Instructions “Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes”
Failed 193-231 (Not Voting 9) Jan.16

H.R. 150 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass “Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act” (GREAT Act)
Passed 422-0 (Not Voting 11) Jan. 17

H. J RES 30 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass “Disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation”
Passed 362-53 Jan. 17

H. J RES 28 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions “Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes”
Failed 195-222 (Not Voting 16)

Voted no on the following bills:

H. J RES 27 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
BILL TITLE: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes
Passed 237-187 Jan. 15

H. RES 43  On Ordering the Previous Question “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 268) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules”
Passed 230-194 (Not Voting 9) Jan. 16

H RES 43  On Agreeing to the Resolution “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 268) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules
Passed 230-193 (Not Voting 10)

H.R. 268 McGovern of Massachusetts Part B Amendment No. 2
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Amendment
Passed 230-197 (Not Voting 12)  Jan. 16

H.R. 268 On Passage “Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes”
Passed 237-187 (Not Voting 9) Jan. 16

H. RES 52  On Agreeing to the Resolution “Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 28) making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules”
Passed 230-190 (Not Voting 13) Jan. 17

Sponsored the following bills:

H.R.688 – “To provide for the issuance of a PFC Garfield M. Langhorn Memorial Semipostal Stamp to Benefit our Veterans, and for other purposes.”  Introduced Jan. 17 and referred to Committee on Oversight & Reform and Committee on Veterans Affairs. (A semi-postal stamp is special-issue fundraising stamp. )

H.R.630 – “To require a plan to combat international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters, accelerate the transfer of certain border security systems to foreign partner governments, establish minimum international border security standards, authorize the suspension of certain foreign assistance to countries not making significant efforts to comply with such minimum standards, and for other purposes.” Introduced Jan. 16 and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committees on Homeland Security, and the Judiciary.

Co-sponsored the following bills:

H.R.616 “To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.” Introduced Jan. 16 and referred to the  Committee on the Judiciary. 

H.R.540:  “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the ‘Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office.’  Introduced Jan. 14 and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.534: “To amend the Public Health Service Act, in relation to requiring adrenoleukodystrophy screening of newborns. ” Introduced Jan. 14 and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.31: Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019. Introduced Jan. 3, cosponsored by Zeldin on Jan. 14.

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D) (Jan. 14-18):

Voted yes on the following bills:

Question: On the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 2 
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Motion to Proceed Agreed to, 57-42 (Not voting 1) Jan. 16

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.J. Res. 2 )
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected, 57-42 (Not voting 1) Jan. 16

Voted no on the following bills:

Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1 )
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected, 50-43 (Not voting 7) Jan. 14
Measure Number: S. 1 (Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 )
Measure Title: A bill to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes.

Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 2 )
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Motion to Table Failed, 42-57 (Not voting 1) Jan. 15

Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 109)
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected, 48-47 Jan. 17
Measure Number: S. 109
Measure Title: A bill to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions.

Bills and resolutions sponsored by Schumer (Jan. 14-18):

S.117  “A bill to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes.” Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.115 “A bill for the relief of Alemseghed Mussie Tesfamical.” Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.Res.21 “A resolution to constitute the minority party’s membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.” Introduced Jan. 17 and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Bills and resolutions sponsored by Schumer (Jan. 14-18):

S.184 “A bill to authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.” Introduced Jan. 17 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.165  “A bill to amend chapter 85 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify that Federal employees excepted from a furlough are eligible for unemployment compensation.” Introduced Jan. 16 and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 S.150 “A bill to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.” Introduced Jan. 16 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.Res.18  “A resolution authorizing the Senate Legal Counsel to represent the Senate in Texas v. United States No. 4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.).” Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Bills and resolutions sponsored by Gillibrand (Jan. 14-18):

S.116  “A bill to address maternal mortality and morbidity.”   Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Bills and resolutions cosponsored by Gillibrand (Jan. 14-18):

S.191 “A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments, separation history and physical examinations, and other assessments an evaluation of whether a member of the Armed Forces has been exposed to open burn pits or toxic airborne chemicals, and for other purposes. Introduced Jan. 17 and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

S.184  “A bill to authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.” Introduced  Jan. 17 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.178 “A bill to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.”  Introduced Jan. 17  and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.175  “A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States, and for other purposes.”  Introduced Jan. 17 and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.155  “A bill to improve the financial literacy of secondary school students.” Introduced Jan. 16 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.150  “A bill to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.” Introduced Jan. 16 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.137 “A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.”  Introduced  Jan. 16  and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.120  “A bill to protect victims of stalking from gun violence.” Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.117 “A bill to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes.”  Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.Res.18 “A resolution authorizing the Senate Legal Counsel to represent the Senate in Texas v. United States No. 4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.). Introduced Jan. 15 and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

 

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