Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MegaVote - How DeLauro, Murphy and Blumenthal Voted


May 16, 2016
In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Cloture to the Substitute Amendment
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Cloture to the Substitute Amendment
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Passage
  • House: Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force – Passage
  • House: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction – Passage
  • House: Comprehensive Anti-Opioid Efforts – House Amendment to the Senate-Passed Bill
Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Fiscal 2017 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations
  • House: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization
  • House: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations


Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Cloture to the Substitute Amendment - Vote Rejected (50-42, 8 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected the McConnell, R-Ky. motion to invoke cloture on the Alexander, R-Tenn. substitute amendment that would provide $37.5 billion in fiscal 2017 for various items including $6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, $5.4 billion for Department of Energy science research and $12.9 billion for the Department’s nuclear security programs.

Sen. Christopher Murphy voted NO
Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted NO


Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Cloture to the Substitute Amendment - Vote Agreed to (97-2, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to the McConnell, R-Ky. motion to invoke cloture on the Alexander, R-Tenn. substitute amendment that would provide $37.5 billion in fiscal 2017 for various items including $6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, $5.4 billion for Department of Energy science research and $12.9 billion for the Department’s nuclear security programs.

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


Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Passage - Vote Passed (90-8, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a measure that would provide $37.5 billion in fiscal 2017 for various items including $6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, $5.4 billion for Department of Energy science research and $12.9 billion for the Department’s nuclear security programs.

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


Recent House Votes
Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force – Passage - Vote Passed (412-4, 17 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation that establishes a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to review, modify and update medical best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction – Passage - Vote Passed (413-5, 15 Not Voting)

The chamber passed a measure that creates two new grant programs in the Justice Department to assist in combating opioid abuse: one to state, local and tribal governments that could be used for a variety of opioid abuse reduction programs and activities and one to assist veterans suffering from opioid abuse.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES


Comprehensive Anti-Opioid Efforts – House Amendment to the Senate-Passed Bill - Vote Passed (400-5, 28 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation, as amended, that includes 18 bills previously passed by the chamber. Among other items, it establishes two grant programs to create state systems under which physicians and others who prescribe opioids to patients would at the same time prescribe opioid overdose reversal drugs to those patients thought to be at an elevated risk of overdose. It also creates a grant program to create state systems under which trained pharmacists may dispense reversal drugs to opioid users or families of those at risk of an overdose and authorizes $5 million through fiscal 2019 for those grants.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and Fiscal 2017 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations - HR2577

The military construction and veterans part of the bill would provide a total $177.4 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, including increases for health care, benefit claims processing, medical and prosthetic research and homeless veterans assistance. The transportation and housing portion of the bill would provide $56.5 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2017 for the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development departments and related agencies.


Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - HR4909

The bill would authorize $602.2 billion for discretionary defense spending in fiscal 2017, including $543.4 billion for the Pentagon's base, non-war budget. It also would include $58.8 billion for uncapped Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding for war operations and other anti-terror activities but provides that $23.1 billion of that total be used for non-war, base defense budget needs, including $18 billion for aircraft, ships and other items.


Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations - HR4974

The bill would provide a total of $81.6 billion in discretionary spending for fiscal 2017 to fund military construction projects and programs of the Veterans Affairs Department and would provide $102.5 billion in mandatory spending for fiscal 2017 and $172 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

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