Congressional Voting

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Nielsen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (62-37, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen to be secretary of Homeland Security.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Balash Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (61-38, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Joseph Balash to be assistant secretary of the Interior.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Agreed to (81-14, 5 Not Voting)

The House passed the joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations and services at current levels through Dec. 22, 2017, at an annualized rate of $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills. The bill also would allow state Children’s Health and Insurance Programs to receive extra redistribution funds beyond what is currently allowed, supporting the program’s operations through the end of December.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Tax Overhaul – Motion to Request Conference – Vote Passed (222-192, 19 Not Voting)

Brady, R-Texas, motion that the House disagree with the Senate amendment and request a conference with the Senate on the bill that would revise the federal income tax system by lowering individual and corporate tax rates, repealing various deductions through 2025.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Concealed Carry Reciprocity Between States – Vote Passed (231-198, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would permit any individual authorized by their home state to carry a concealed handgun to also carry that concealed weapon in any other state that permits the carrying of concealed weapons. The bill also would require a twice-annual certification by all federal agencies, federal courts and state governments, in coordination with the Department of Justice, to verify that all relevant data has been reported and uploaded to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System regarding individuals who are not eligible to purchase firearms.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Small Business Mergers Regulatory Exemption – Vote Passed (426-0, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would exempt brokers handling mergers and acquisitions from Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirements in cases in which the company being sold does not have any class of securities required to be registered with the SEC and in the prior fiscal year, the company’s earnings, before interest or taxes, are less than $25 million or gross revenue is less than $250 million.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (235-193, 5 Not Voting)

The House passed the joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations and services at current levels through Dec. 22, 2017, at an annualized rate of $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills. The bill also would allow state Children’s Health and Insurance Programs to receive extra redistribution funds beyond what is currently allowed, supporting the program’s operations through the end of December.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Tax Overhaul – Motion to Proceed – Vote Agreed to (52-48)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would revise the federal income tax system by: lowering individual and corporate tax rates; consolidating the current seven tax income rates into four rates; eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes; limiting certain deductions for property taxes and home mortgages; and creating a new system of taxing U.S. corporations with foreign subsidiaries.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Tax Overhaul – Education Savings Accounts – Vote Agreed to (51-50)

Cornyn, R-Texas, for Cruz, R-Texas, amendment to the McConnell, R-Ky., for Hatch, R-Utah, substitute amendment, that would allow tuition expenses or the cost of school supplies for secondary public, private or religious school to be treated the same as higher education expenses for certain tax purposes. Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie and voted in the affirmative.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Tax Overhaul – Passage – Vote Passed (51-49)

Passage of the bill, as amended, that would revise the federal income tax system by lowering individual and corporate tax rates, repealing various deductions through 2025, specifically by eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes through 2025, increasing the deduction for pass-through entities and raising the child tax credit through 2025. It would also open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
National Forest Mining – Vote Passed (216-204, 13 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would prohibit the designation of national monuments and the withdrawal of lands in the National Forest System in the state of Minnesota from mineral and geothermal leases without the approval of Congress. It would designate any mineral leases issued within the boundaries of the National Forest System lands in Minnesota as indeterminate preference right leases.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Federal Workforce Probationary Period Extension – Vote Passed (213-204, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would increase to two years the probationary period for newly hired federal employees, for any individuals promoted to a supervisory or managerial role, and for any individual appointed to the Senior Executive Service. It would also establish a system in which supervisors would be notified near the end of an employee’s probationary period.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


EPA Brownfields Program Reauthorization – Vote Passed (409-8, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would authorize $250 million annually, through fiscal 2022, for assistance with environmental assessment, cleanup and job training activities at the EPA’s brownfields program sites, and would increase, to $500,000 per site, the amount available for remediation grants for brownfield sites.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Manufactured Housing Lending Regulation – Vote Passed (256-163, 14 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would change the definitions of “mortgage originator” and “loan originator” to exempt companies that manufacture homes and sell manufactured homes from various mortgage-related regulatory requirements. It would increase the maximum allowable rates and fees that may be applied to a manufactured home loan before the loan is classified as a high-cost mortgage.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent Senate and House Votes 11/20/17

Recent Senate Votes
Kan Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (90-7, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Derek Kan to be undersecretary of Transportation for policy.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Bradbury Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (50-47, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Steven Bradbury to be general counsel of the Department of Transportation.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Esper Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (89-6, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mark T. Esper to be secretary of the Army.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Zatezalo Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-46, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of David G. Zatezalo to be assistant secretary of Labor for mine safety and health.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Otting Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (54-43, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Flood Insurance Reauthorization – Vote Passed (237-189, 7 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill, as amended, would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program through fiscal 2022 and would make modifications to the program, including: raise annual surcharges and reserve fund assessments on federal flood insurance policyholders, raise rates on properties that incur multiple losses, establish an annual deductible for severe and extreme repetitive loss properties and end the requirement that flood insurance be purchased for commercial and multifamily properties located in flood risk zones.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization-Conference Report – Vote Passed (356-70, 7 Not Voting)

Adoption of the conference report on the bill would authorize $692.1 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $65.7 billion for overseas operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and for the general war on terror. It would authorize $241.2 billion for operations and maintenance; $146.2 billion for military personnel; 10.7 billion for military construction and family housing; $15 billion for ballistic-missile defense; and $33.9 billion for defense health care programs, including $396 million from the overseas operations account. It also would prohibit the use of funds for a new round of base closures. It would authorize $8 billion for various cybersecurity programs. The bill would authorize a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel. It also would prohibit detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from being transferred to U.S. soil, and would prohibit the closing of the main base and detention facility at Guantanamo.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Tax Overhaul – Vote Passed (227-205, 2 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would revise the federal income tax system by: lowering individual and corporate tax rates; consolidating the current seven tax income rates into four rates; eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes; limiting certain deductions for property taxes and home mortgages; and creating a new system of taxing U.S. corporations with foreign subsidiaries. Specifically, it would eliminate personal exemptions and would nearly double the standard deduction. It would raise the child tax credit through 2022, repeal the alternative minimum tax, repeal the estate tax in 2025 and reduce the gift tax rate in 2025. It would establish a new top tax rate for pass-through business income and would modify tax credits related to energy production.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent Senate and House Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Gibson Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (91-7, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Gibson to be deputy chief management officer of the Defense Department.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Engel Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (51-47, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Steven Engel to be an assistant Attorney General.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Wehrum Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (49-47, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of William Wehrum to be an assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Joint Employer Definition – Vote Passed (242-181, 9 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would define a joint employer as an entity with actual, direct and immediate control over employees, with significant control over essential terms of employment such as hiring, determining pay and benefits, day-to-day supervision of employees, and assigning individual work schedules.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Hydropower Regulation – Vote Passed (257-166, 9 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would specify a variety of timeframes and procedures for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to follow in carrying out required permitting and licensing activities for non-federal hydropower projects and would make FERC the lead agency for coordinating all applicable federal authorizations. It would extend, from three years to four, the duration of a preliminary permit for proposed non-federal hydropower projects and would allow project sponsors to initiate construction up to 10 years after a proposed project receives a license from FERC.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Securities Regulations Exemptions – Vote Passed (232-188, 12 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would require an issuer of securities to meet a specific set of criteria in order for the issuer’s transactions to constitute a sale of “nonpublic” securities that are exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission and from state regulation. It would require each purchaser to have a substantive pre-existing relationship with an officer or certain shareholders of the issuer, permit no more than 35 purchasers under the exemption over the preceding 12 months, and would cap, at $500,000, the total aggregate amount of securities sold in the 12-month period preceding the transaction.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Barrett Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (55-43, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy C. Barrett to be U.S. circuit judge for the Seventh Circuit.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Larsen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (60-38, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joan L. Larsen to be U.S. circuit judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Eid Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-41, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Allison H. Eid to be U.S. circuit judge for the Tenth Circuit.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Bibas Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (53-43, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Stephanos Bibas to be U.S. circuit judge for the Third Circuit.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Wildfire Funding and Environmental Reviews – Vote Passed (232-188, 12 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would allow for a presidential declaration of a major disaster with regard to wildfires, which would allow for the release of funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to fight major wildfires, and would modify the disaster cap under the Budget Control Act to account for expected wildfire funding needs. It also would exempt various forest management activities from filing environmental impact statements and would provide for expedited timber salvage operations and reforestation activities after catastrophic events.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal – Vote Passed (307-111, 14 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would repeal provisions of the 2010 health overhaul law that provide for the creation of Independent Payment Advisory Board, which would recommend cost-cutting measures if Medicare spending exceeds a target growth rate.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


CHIP and Community Health Centers Funding Reauthorization – Vote Passed (242-174, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill, as amended, would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through fiscal 2022, and would increase funding from $21.5 billion in fiscal 2018 to $25.9 billion in fiscal 2022. It would also provide $3.6 billion annually for community health centers through fiscal 2019, and would extend funding for a number of other public health programs through fiscal 2019. It also would eliminate, through fiscal 2019, scheduled cuts in Medicaid funding to hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House and Senate Voting

Recent Senate Votes
Pai Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-41, 7 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Ajit V. Pai to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Quarles Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (65-32, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Randal Quarles to be a member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Cissna Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (54-43, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lee Francis Cissna to be director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Abortion Ban – Vote Passed (237-189, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, and it imposes criminal penalties on medical professionals who violate the ban.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution – Vote Passed (219-206, 9 Not Voting)

The House adopted the concurrent resolution that would provide for $3.2 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume $1.22 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal 2018. It would assume the repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul law. It also would propose reducing spending on mandatory programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and changing programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps). It would call for restructuring Medicare into a “premium support” system beginning in 2024. It would also require the House Ways and Means Committee to report out legislation under the budget reconciliation process that would provide for a revenue-neutral, comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code and would include instructions to 11 House committees to trigger the budget reconciliation process to cut mandatory spending.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House and Senate Voting

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (89-8, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed the bill that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Francisco Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (50-47, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (73-21, 6 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Makan Delrahim to be an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program – Vote Passed (214-209, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would authorize, through fiscal 2022, $400 million a year for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. The bill would require entities that receive grants under the program to continue to demonstrate improvements in applicable benchmarks and guidelines.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments – Vote Passed (264-155, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would extend through March 31, 2018, various expiring authorities, programs and activities for the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure would also extend multiple health care programs and would establish the basis for the development of a private flood insurance market. It would modify tax provisions for individuals living in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and would allow the federal government to reimburse the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for any disaster tax relief that those islands provide their citizens.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Parole Violators’ Benefits Revocation – Vote Passed (244-171, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would prohibit, beginning in 2021, the payment of social security benefits to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for committing a felony or for violating a condition of parole or probation.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (61-36, 3 Not Voting)

Corker, R-Tenn., motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment to the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment to the bill. The Paul amendment would sunset, six months after enactment, the 2001 authorization for the use of military force in Afghanistan and the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Pamela H. Patenaude to be deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted NO
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Agreed to (84-9, 7 Not Voting)

Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted NO


Recent House Votes
Criminal Gang Members – Vote Passed (233-175, 25 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would define a criminal gang as a group of five or more persons that has the primary purpose of the commission of one or more certain criminal offenses and would prohibit individuals defined as foreign criminal gang members from entering the United States.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (211-198, 25 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill, as amended, that would provide $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills, including $621.5 billion for defense and $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House Votes

Recent House Votes
Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations – Vote Passed (419-3, 11 Not Voting)

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would provide for the House to concur in the Senate amendments to a bill (HR 601) that would codify practices and programs at the United States Agency for International Development related to U.S. education assistance abroad, with further amendment that would appropriate $7.9 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 as an initial payment to cover the costs of responding to Hurricane Harvey. The total would include $7.4 billion for the Homeland Security Department’s Disaster Relief Fund, which will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing hurricane response efforts. It would also include $450 million for the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program to assist small businesses and homeowners.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (316-90, 27 Not Voting)

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The measure would suspend the public debt limit from the bill’s date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8, 2017.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

 

Recent Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill with a Senate amendment that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The amendment would suspend the public debt limit from the bill’s date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES