Senator Charles Schumer Cosponsored Legislation

S. 415 – A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order that makes the vast majority of unauthorized individuals priorities for removal and aims to withhold critical Federal funding to sanctuary cities.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Cosponsored Legislation

S. 415 – A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order that makes the vast majority of unauthorized individuals priorities for removal and aims to withhold critical Federal funding to sanctuary cities.
S. 473 – A bill the amend title 38, United States Code, to make qualification requirements for entitlement to Post-9/11 Education Assistance more equitable, to improve support of veterans receiving such educational assistance, and for other purposes.

S. 486 – A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.

S. 487 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.

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Congressman Eliot Engel Cosponsored Legislation

Legislation cosponsored:

H.Res. 111 – Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the financial practices of the President.
H.Res. 154 – Of inquiry requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-related measures of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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Senator Charles Schumer Cosponsored Legislation

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 324 – State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of 2017
S. 447 – A bill to require reporting on acts of certain foreign countries on Holocaust era assets and related issues.
S.Res. 69 – A resolution celebrating Black History Month.
S.Res. 70 – A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and expressing the sense of the Senate that policies that discriminate against any individual based on the actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion of that individual would be a repetition of the mistakes of Executive Order 9066 and contrary to the values of the United States.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Cosponsored Legislation

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 206 – JOBS Act of 2017
S. 324 – State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of 2017
S. 447 – A bill to require reporting on acts of certain foreign countries on Holocaust era assets and related issues.
S.Res. 60 – A resolution designating May 5, 2017, as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls”.
S.Res. 69 – A resolution celebrating Black History Month.
S.Res. 70 – A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and expressing the sense of the Senate that policies that discriminate against any individual based on the actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion of that individual would be a repetition of the mistakes of Executive Order 9066 and contrary to the values of the United States.

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Recent Congressional Votes as of February 23, 2017

Recent Senate Votes

Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury – Vote Confirmed (53-47)
The Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin to be secretary of the Treasury.

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

Confirmation of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Vote Confirmed (100-0)
The Senate confirmed David Shulkin to be secretary of Veterans Affairs

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

Confirmation of Linda McMahon to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration – Vote Confirmed (81-19)
The Senate confirmed Linda McMahon to be the administrator of the Small Business Administration.

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

Disapprove Instant Criminal Background Check Rule – Vote Passed (57-43)
The Senate passed legislation which would disapprove, under terms of the Congressional Review Act, a December 2016 Social Security Administration rule that could make it easier for certain mentally challenged individuals to be placed on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), thereby restricting them from purchasing firearms.

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

Confirmation of Mick Mulvaney to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget – Vote Confirmed (51-49)
The Senate confirmed South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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

Confirmation of Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency – Vote Confirmed (52-46, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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

Recent House Votes

Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act – Vote Passed (250-171, 10 Not Voting)
The bill would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to pay for a private survey to identify the south boundary line along the Red River separating Texas and Oklahoma with regards to land title and ownership, with the states of Texas and Oklahoma to determine which lands are federal lands and which are private.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted Not Voting

Disapprove Local Government Retirement Plan ERISA Exemption Rule – Vote Passed (234-191, 6 Not Voting)
The measure would disapprove the rule issued by the Labor Department on Dec. 20, 2016, that exempts local government-administered retirement plans for workers at private sector businesses and nonprofit entities from certain restrictions and requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Disapprove State Retirement Plan ERISA Exemption Rule – Vote Passed (231-193, 7 Not Voting)
The measure would disapprove the rule issued by the Labor Department on Aug. 30, 2016, that exempts state-administered retirement plans for workers at private sector businesses and nonprofit entities that don’t offer retirement plans from certain restrictions and requirements under ERISA.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Disapprove Unemployment Benefit Drug Testing Rule – Vote Passed (236-189, 6 Not Voting)
The joint resolution would disapprove the rule issued by the Labor Department on Aug. 1, 2016, that defines the occupations for which states can require individuals applying for unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Disapprove Alaska Predator Control Rule – Vote Passed (225-193, 12 Not Voting)
The joint resolution would disapprove the rule issued by the Interior Department on Aug. 5, 2016, that prohibits certain predator control practices in national wildlife refuges in Alaska (such as the taking of mother bears and their cubs, the killing of wolves and their pups at den sites, and aerial shooting).

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Disapprove HHS Planned Parenthood Funding Rule – Vote Passed (230-188, 12 Not Voting)
The resolution would disapprove the rule issued by the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) on Dec. 19, 2016, that modifies eligibility requirements for Title X grants for family planning services to specify that states awarding funds cannot prohibit a health care provider from participating for reasons other than its ability to provide Title X services.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

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Senator Charles E. Schumer – Cosponsored Legislation

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 407 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit.
S. 408 – A bill to require the President to disclose income, assets, and liabilities associated with countries with which the United States is negotiating a trade or investment agreement, countries subject to presidential determinations in trade enforcement actions, and countries eligible for trade preference programs, and for other purposes.

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Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand – Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Legislation sponsored:

S. 422 – A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.
Legislation cosponsored:

S. 411 – A bill to eliminate racial, religious, and other discriminatory profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes.
S. 419 – A bill to require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program, and for other purposes.
S. 423 – A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program, and for other purposes.
S. 425 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the historic rehabilitation tax credit, and for other purposes.

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Legislation Sponsored & Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation sponsored:

S. 391 – A bill to establish the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center in New York, New York, and for other purposes.

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 223 – Senior$afe Act of 2017
S. 382 – A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
S. 384 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the new markets tax credit, and for other purposes.
S.Res. 55 – A resolution recognizing February 26, 2017, as the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska.

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Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 65 – Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017
S. 382 – A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
S. 384 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the new markets tax credit, and for other purposes.
S. 391 – A bill to establish the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Educational Center in New York, New York, and for other purposes.

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