Monday, April 11, 2016

How They Voted in DC - MegaVote for CT's 3rd District



April 11, 2016
In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Trade Secret Theft – Passage
  • Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Cloture on Motion to Proceed
  • Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Passenger Seat Sizes
Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization
  • House: More Banks Operating Under the Federal Reserve's Small Bank Holding Company Policy
  • House: Financial Stability Oversight Council Overhaul
  • House: Broadband Internet Access Regulation


Recent Senate Votes
Trade Secret Theft – Passage - Vote Passed (87-0, 13 Not Voting)

The Senate passed legislation, as amended, that allows the owner of a trade secret that is misappropriated to bring a civil action if the trade secret is related to interstate or foreign commerce.

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


Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Cloture on Motion to Proceed - Vote Agreed to (98-0, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to a McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to an unrelated bill (HR 636) consisting of three bills that would reduce taxes on small businesses. The chamber is expected to amend it with language that would authorize $33.1 billion in funding for FAA programs through fiscal 2017, including those related to unmanned aircraft, equipment certification, and aircraft control system technology. Sixty votes were required to invoke cloture.

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


Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Passenger Seat Sizes - Vote Rejected (42-54, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected an amendment that would require the FAA Administrator to prohibit air carriers from reducing the size of seats on passenger aircraft.

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


Upcoming Votes
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization - HR636

The measure would authorize $33.1 billion in funding for FAA programs through fiscal 2017, including those related to unmanned aircraft, equipment certification, and aircraft control system technology.


More Banks Operating Under the Federal Reserve's Small Bank Holding Company Policy - HR3791

The measure would require the Federal Reserve Board to modify its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement to allow bank and thrift holding companies with assets of up to $5 billion to operate under the policy, up from the current limit of $1 billion.


Financial Stability Oversight Council Overhaul - HR3340

The legislation would modify the funding of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research by making that funding subject to the annual appropriations process, beginning in fiscal 2017. The annual assessments made on bank holding companies and designated nonbank institutions to raise funding to finance the two entities would continue.


Broadband Internet Access Regulation - HR2666

The measure would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates that Internet service providers may charge for broadband Internet service.

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