Legislative Activity

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

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 1064 – Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2017
  • S. 1803 – MEDS Act
  • S. 1883 – A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to publish a final rule to provide for the screening, testing, and treatment for sleep disorders of individuals operating commercial vehicles.
  • S. 1880 – A bill to reform our government, reduce the grip of special interest, and return our democracy to the American people by increasing transparency and oversight of our elections and government, reforming public financing for Presidential and Congressional elections, and requiring States to conduct Congressional redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res. 264 – A resolution designating September 2017 as “National Kinship Care Month”.

Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

Legislation sponsored:

  • H.Res. 542 – Expressing support for designation of the week of October 1 through 7, 2017, as “Latex Allergy Awareness Week”.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • H.R. 3635 – Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2908 – Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017
  • H.R. 747 – Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3851 – To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, and for other purposes.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

  • S. 1706 – SAFE Act
  • S. 1808 – Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017
  • S.Res. 253 – A resolution designating the week beginning September 18, 2017, as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”.
  • S.Res. 254 – A resolution relative to the death of Pietro “Pete” Vichi Domenici, former United States Senator for the State of New Mexico.
  • S. 1057 – Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017

Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation sponsored:

  • S. 1843 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny a deduction for excessive compensation of any employee of an employer, and for other purposes.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • S. 1808 – Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017
  • S.Res. 250 – A resolution condemning horrific acts of violence against Burma’s Rohingya population and calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to play an active role in ending this humanitarian tragedy.
  • S. 1828 – A bill to change the date for regularly scheduled general elections for Federal office to the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November in every even-numbered year.
  • S. 1838 – A bill to repeal the authority under the National Labor Relations Act for States to enact laws prohibiting agreements requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1754 – Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017
  • S. 1804 – A bill to establish a Medicare-for-all health insurance program.
  • S.Res. 254 – A resolution relative to the death of Pietro “Pete” Vichi Domenici, former United States Senator for the State of New Mexico.
  • S. 1742 – Medicare at 55 Act

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 3834 – To provide that members of public safety agencies who died of 9/11-related health conditions are eligible for the Presidential 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1037 – To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2260 – Middle Class CHANCE Act
  • H.R. 3684 – PROVE Act
  • H.R. 3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act
  • H.R. 3770 – Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2790 – Humane Cosmetics Act
  • H.Res. 531 – Expressing support for the designation of September 2017 as “National Kinship Care Month”.
  • H.R. 1017 – Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2482 – Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017

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

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 173 – Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3776 – To support United States international cyber diplomacy, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3782 – To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3788 – To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for a Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve, and for other purposes.
  • H.Res. 522 – Recognizing the twentieth anniversary of the International Career Advancement Program.

Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation sponsored:

  • S. 1820 – A bill to provide for the retention and service of transgender members of the Armed Forces.
  • S. 1821 – A bill to establish the National Commission on the Cybersecurity of United States Election Systems, and for other purposes.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • S. 1806 – A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 and the Head Start Act to promote child care and early learning, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1811 – A bill to promote merger enforcement and protect competition through adjusting premerger filing fees, increasing antitrust enforcement resources, and improving the information provided to antitrust enforcers.
  • S. 1812 – A bill to amend the Clayton Act to modify the standard for an unlawful acquisition, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1816 – A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to enhance fraud alert procedures and provide free access to credit freezes, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1817 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes.
  • S. 1819 – A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.