Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MegaVote: CT Senate and 3rd District, 5/30/2017



May 30, 2017
In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Branstad Nomination
  • Senate: Sullivan Nomination
  • Senate: Thapar Nomination
  • House: Pesticides Regulations
  • House: Prosecution of Child Pornography
  • House: Child Abuse Reporting


Editor's Note: The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week.
Recent Senate Votes
Branstad Nomination - Vote Confirmed (82-13, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.

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


Sullivan Nomination - Vote Confirmed (94-6)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State.


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


Thapar Nomination - Vote Confirmed (52-44, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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


Recent House Votes
Pesticides Regulations - Vote Passed (256-165, 9 Not Voting)

The bill would generally prohibit EPA and states from requiring that entities applying pesticides near navigable waters must first obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act, if the application is authorized under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted NO


Prosecution of Child Pornography - Vote Passed (368-51, 11 Not Voting)

The bill would make the production of child pornography a crime whenever a minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct, regardless of whether the conduct was initiated for the purposes of producing such content.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES


Child Abuse Reporting - Vote Passed (415-3, 12 Not Voting)

The bill would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse, including sexual abuse, to the sport's governing body, and it would allow victims of abuse to seek damages in court.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro voted YES

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