|Recent Senate Votes|
|Svinicki Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (88-9, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO
|Recent House Votes|
|Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation – Vote Passed (218-210, 6 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff’s health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff’s injury, or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first.
Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO
Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance – Vote Passed (228-195, 10 Not Voting)
Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Sentencing Guidelines – Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)