Legislative Activity

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 122 – Mortgage Debt Tax Relief Act
  • S. 708 – INTERDICT Act
  • S. 1143 – A bill to amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit discrimination on account of sexual orientation or gender identity when extending credit.
  • S. 1154 – A bill to amend title 37, United States Code, to provide for the housing treatment of members of the Armed Forces and their spouses and dependents undergoing a permanent change of station in the United States, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1158 – A bill to help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises.
  • S. 1162 – A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1168 – A bill to facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects and new, long-term job creation through the establishment of an Infrastructure Financing Authority, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res. 170 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that defense laboratories are on the cutting-edge of scientific and technological advancement, and supporting the designation of May 18, 2017, as “Department of Defense Laboratory Day”.
  • S. 379 – ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 2475 – To provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2477 – To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2479 – To rebuild and modernize the Nation’s infrastructure to expand access to broadband internet, rehabilitate drinking water infrastructure, modernize the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, redevelop brownfields, strengthen health care infrastructure, create jobs, protect public health and the environment, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2484 – To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.
  • H.R. 2491 – To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and for other purposes.
  • H.Res. 332 – Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
  • H.R. 1567 – United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act
  • H.Res. 327 – Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 534 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017
  • S. 1122 – A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to clarify when the time period for the issuance of citations under such Act begins and to require a rule to clarify that an employer’s duty to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation.
  • S.Res. 161 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that defense laboratories are on the cutting-edge of scientific and technological advancement, and supporting the designation of May 18, 2017, as “Department of Defense Laboratory Day”.
  • S. 1114 – A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order laying a foundation for discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, women, religious minorities, and others under the pretext of religious freedom.
  • S. 720 – Israel Anti-Boycott Act
  • S. 1034 – A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1081 – A bill to establish an Employee Ownership and Participation Initiative, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1082 – A bill to provide for the establishment of the United States Employee Ownership Bank, and for other purposes.
  • S. 720 – Israel Anti-Boycott Act
  • S. 1034 – A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1068 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for increased investment in clean energy.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

  • S. 1162 – A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1068 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for increased investment in clean energy.
  • S.Res. 155 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should work in cooperation with the international community and continue to exercise global leadership to address the causes and effects of climate change, and for other purposes.

Recent House Votes

Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Passed (309-118, 4 Not Voting)

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill with an amendment that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Health Care Overhaul – Vote Passed (217-213, 1 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that 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.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Recent Senate Votes

State Retirement Plan Disapproval – Vote Passed (50-49, 1 Not Voting)

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations governing pension plans if the state programs meet certain standards.

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


Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Vote Agreed to (79-18, 3 Not Voting)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendments to the bill that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills.

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

Recent House Votes

Register of Copyrights – Vote Passed (378-48, 4 Not Voting)

The bill would require the U.S. Copyright Office’s Register of Copyrights be recommended by a select panel, nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. It would limit a Register of Copyrights’ term to 10 years.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight – Vote Passed (425-0, 5 Not Voting)

The bill that would require that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac comply with the agency requirements of the Freedom of Information Act while they are under the conservatorship of the federal government.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (382-30, 18 Not Voting)

The joint resolution would extend continuing appropriations for federal government operations through May 5, 2017. It also would provide for an extension, through May 5, of health care benefits for retired coal miners.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES