Legislative Activity

Legislation Cosponsored by Congressman Eliot Engel

Legislation cosponsored:

Legislation cosponsored:

H.R. 754 – Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act

H.Res. 92 – Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1022 – Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2017
H.R. 1059 – To provide for congressional oversight of actions to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 347 – A bill to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the percentage of loans guaranteed for small business concerns that are manufacturers.
S. 360 – A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to provide for same day registration.
S. 362 – A bill to provide that 6 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.
S. 363 – A bill to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes.

Recent Votes

Recent Senate Votes

Prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak on Senate Floor When Debating Sen. Sessions Nomination to be U.S. Attorney General – Vote Sustained (49-43, 8 Not Voting)
The Senate voted to sustain the ruling of the presiding officer (Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines) in which he prohibited Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking on the Senate floor for the remainder of the debate concerning Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be U.S. attorney general. The presiding officer ruled that Sen. Warren violated Senate rule 19 prohibiting senators from “imputing” one another.

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

Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General – Vote Confirmed (52-47, 1 Present)
The Senate confirmed Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. attorney general.

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

Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services – Vote Confirmed (52-47, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services.

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

Recent House Votes

Disapprove BLM Land Use Planning Rule – Vote Passed (234-186, 12 Not Voting)
The joint resolution would disapprove the rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Dec. 12, 2016, which modified the process under which BLM develops plans for the use of the public lands it manages, including by considering a wider variety of issues and possible impacts.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Disapprove State Education Accountability Rule – Vote Passed (234-190, 8 Not Voting)
The joint resolution would disapprove the rule issued by the Education Department on Nov. 29, 2016 which addresses implementation of a state’s accountability systems when receiving federal education funding under the Elementary and Secondary School Act (ESEA). Among other things, the rule requires states to identify low-performing schools for comprehensive or targeted support and improvement, and requires that each state’s statewide plan use multiple indicators of student success that are the same for all public schools (including charter schools).

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Disapprove Teacher Education Program Rule – Vote Passed (240-181, 11 Not Voting)
The joint resolution would disapprove the rule issued by the Education Department on Oct. 31, 2016, relating to teacher preparation programs that require states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education and to publicly report this information, including the job placement and retention rates of graduates.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Legislation Sponsored by Congressman Eliot Engel

Legislation sponsored:

H.R. 991 – To require the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security benefits under title II of the Social Security Act and to provide, in the case of elderly beneficiaries under such title, for an annual cost-of-living increase which is not less than 3 percent.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 337 – A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

S.Res. 56 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should remain a global leader in welcoming and providing refuge to refugees and asylum seekers and that no person should be banned from entering the United States because of their nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Legislative Activity

Legislation sponsored:

S. 337 – A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 338 – A bill to protect scientific integrity in Federal research and policymaking, and for other purposes.

S.Res. 56 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should remain a global leader in welcoming and providing refuge to refugees and asylum seekers and that no person should be banned from entering the United States because of their nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender.

Kirsten Gillibrand cosponsored legislation

Legislation cosponsored:

S. 307 – A bill to enhance the database of emergency response capabilities of the Department of Defense.

S. 319 – A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.

Legislation by Congressman Eliot Engel

Legislation sponsored:

H.Res. 104 – Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico partnership.

Legislation cosponsored:

H.R. 816 – To amend the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to improve reporting about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

H.R. 909 – To protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.

H.R. 931 – To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.

H.R. 947 – To provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

H.Res. 97 – Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.