Congressional Voting

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

Recent House Votes

Recent House Votes
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Arbitration Rule Disapproval – Vote Passed (231-190, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed the joint resolution that would provide for congressional disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final arbitration rule which prohibits financial services companies that offer financial products to consumers from using arbitration clauses to stop consumers from being part of a class action lawsuit.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Four Bill Fiscal 2018 Appropriations Minibus – Vote Passed (235-192, 6 Not Voting)

The minibus would include the following appropriations bills: (Defense, Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA). Defense appropriations (HR 3219) would provide $658.1 billion for the Defense Department and $73.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism funding. Energy-Water appropriations (HR 3266) would provide $37.6 billion for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers and various programs under the Energy. Legislative branch appropriations (HR 3162) would provide $3.6 billion (excluding Senate only items) for the House and joint operations. Military Construction-VA appropriations (HR 2998) would provide $88.8 billion in discretionary funding with $638 million for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund. It would provide a total of $182.3 billion (in mandatory and discretionary funding) for the Veterans Affairs Department. The bill would provide $1.6 billion in funding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for procurement, construction and improvement of a barrier along the southern U.S. border.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Fiscal 2018 Intelligence Authorization – Vote Passed (380-35, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would authorize classified amounts of funding through fiscal 2018 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency. The bill would require the director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress multiple reports regarding Russia’s campaigns directed at foreign elections and its efforts related to cyber influence, including an analytical assessment of the most significant Russian influence campaigns, if any, conducted during the three years prior to the bill’s enactment.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Veterans Choice Fund Authorization – Vote Passed (414-0, 19 Not Voting)

The House passed the amended bill that would make available an additional $2.1 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Fund, without fiscal year limitation. The bill would extend until Sept. 30, 2027, the current cap on per-month payment of VA pensions to certain veterans residing at VA nursing care facilities.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

Recent Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Bernhardt Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (53-43, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Interior.

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


Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – Motion to Proceed – Vote Agreed to (51-50)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill would make extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system and by making extensive changes to Medicaid. Vice President Mike Pence voted yes as the tie breaking vote.

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


Sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea – Vote Agreed to (98-2)

The Senate passed the bill that would codify certain existing sanctions on Russia, including various sanctions tied to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, and malicious cyber activities relating to the 2016 U.S. elections. The bill would establish multiple new sanctions on Russia, including sanctions on entities conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government and entities which conduct business with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors.

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


Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – “Skinny” Repeal Amendment – Vote Rejected (49-51)

McConnell, R-Ky., second-degree amendment to the McConnell substitute amendment to the bill in which the second-degree amendment would repeal the individual mandate, repeal the employer mandate through 2024, delay the implementation of the medical device tax through 2020, and block, for one year, federal funding from going to certain medical providers that provide abortions. The amendment would ease the waiver process for states to opt out of the requirement that their health insurance providers include certain benefits on their health care plans. Additionally, the amendment would increase the maximum allowable contribution to health savings accounts and would defund the Prevention and Public Health Fund starting in 2019.

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

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Shanahan Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (92-7, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be deputy secretary of Defense.

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


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

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Kenneth Bush to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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


Recent House Votes
Ozone Standards Implementation – Vote Passed (229-199, 5 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would extend for eight years the deadline for the EPA to implement new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone. The bill would require the EPA to review the national ambient air quality standards for each pollutant every ten years, instead of every five, and would require the agency to evaluate possible adverse effects of standard changes.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure – Vote Passed (254-175, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would establish a new system for the approval and permitting of border-crossing oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines. The bill would require sponsors of border-crossing oil pipelines and electricity transmission facilities that cross the U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico to receive a “certificate of crossing” from the relevant federal agency in order to build or modify their projects.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordinating Authority – Vote Passed (248-179, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the sole lead agency for the permitting of proposals to build or expand natural gas pipelines.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


King Cove Land Exchange – Vote Passed (248-179, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would require the Interior Department to convey to the state of Alaska, if requested, 206 acres of federal land within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek Wilderness for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Rao Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (54-41, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Neomi Rao to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget.

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


Hagerty Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (86-12, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of William Hagerty IV to be U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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


Recent House Votes
California Drought Prevention – Vote Passed (230-190, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would require the Interior Department to take certain actions to increase the availability of water for agricultural and other purposes in California’s Central Valley, including a requirement that the maximum amount of water practicable would have to be provided to all individuals or districts that receive water through the Central Valley Project.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization – Vote Passed (344-81, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, of which $10 billion would be used for non-war, base defense budget needs; $239.7 billion for operations and maintenance; $10.2 billion for military construction; $142.9 billion for military personnel; and $33.9 billion for defense health care programs. It would authorize $12.5 billion for procurement of F-35 planes, research and development, as well as modifications to existing aircraft, and would prohibit the retirement of the A-10 bomber fleet.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

Recent Senate and House Votes

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)

The House passed a measure that would prohibit federal, state and local governments from restricting any federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with immigration laws or from assisting federal law enforcement entities or officials in their enforcement of such laws.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Criminal Undocumented Immigrants Sentencing Guidelines – Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed legislation that would establish specific possible fines and prison sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses and who illegally return to the United States despite having been previously deported or otherwise excluded from the country.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent Senate and House Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Long Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (95-4, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brock Long to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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


Mandelker Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (96-4)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes.

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


Billingslea Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (65-35)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing.

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


Recent House Votes
Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol – Vote Passed (300-118, 13 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would allow utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity right-of-ways on federal lands.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Surface Water Storage Permitting – Vote Passed (233-180, 18 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would establish the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department as the lead agency for the coordination of all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses or other approvals or decisions required by federal law in order to construct new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies – Vote Passed (377-34, 20 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to temporarily subsidize employment for program beneficiaries with willing employers and would require $100 million in existing TANF funding must be used for grants to states to implement such programs.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO