Tuesday, March 15, 2016

MegaVote - How Congress is Voting - CT 3rd District


March 14, 2016

In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Opioid Abuse – Cloture
  • Senate: Opioid Abuse – Passage
Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: King Nomination
  • House: Air Pollution
  • House: Small Business Broadband Deployment


Recent Senate Votes
Opioid Abuse – Cloture - Vote Agreed to (93-3, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate agreed to the McConnell, R-Ky. motion to invoke cloture (thus ending debate) on legislation that authorizes the Attorney General and HHS to issue federal grants to states, organizations and local entities for opioid abuse prevention and treatment programs.

Sen. Christopher Murphy voted YES
Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted YES


Opioid Abuse – Passage - Vote Passed (94-1, 5 Not Voting)

The measure authorizes the Attorney General and HHS to issue federal grants to states, organizations and local entities for opioid abuse prevention and treatment programs. It also authorizes grants to expand availability of medication-assisted treatment, creates treatment programs as alternatives to incarceration, makes opioid overdose reversal drugs like naloxone available to first-responders, and mandates investigations into heroin distribution and unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

Sen. Christopher Murphy voted YES
Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted YES


Upcoming Votes
King Nomination -

The Senate will vote on the nomination of John B. King, Jr. to be secretary of Education.


Air Pollution - HR3797

The measure would establish separate standards under which electricity-generating power plants that primarily use waste coal as a fuel source could comply with EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule, by blocking reductions in emissions allowances for sulfur dioxide as it relates to the rule and by setting an alternative standard for sulfur dioxide under the rule.


Small Business Broadband Deployment - HR4596

The bill would exempt, for a period of five years after enactment, small-business broadband Internet access providers that have 250,000 or fewer subscribers from the enhanced disclosure requirements of the Federal Communications Commission 2015 net neutrality rule.

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