Legislative Activity

Recent House and Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Barrett Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (55-43, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy C. Barrett to be U.S. circuit judge for the Seventh Circuit.

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


Larsen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (60-38, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Joan L. Larsen to be U.S. circuit judge for the Sixth Circuit.

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


Eid Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-41, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Allison H. Eid to be U.S. circuit judge for the Tenth Circuit.

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


Bibas Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (53-43, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Stephanos Bibas to be U.S. circuit judge for the Third Circuit.

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


Recent House Votes
Wildfire Funding and Environmental Reviews – Vote Passed (232-188, 12 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would allow for a presidential declaration of a major disaster with regard to wildfires, which would allow for the release of funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to fight major wildfires, and would modify the disaster cap under the Budget Control Act to account for expected wildfire funding needs. It also would exempt various forest management activities from filing environmental impact statements and would provide for expedited timber salvage operations and reforestation activities after catastrophic events.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal – Vote Passed (307-111, 14 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill would repeal provisions of the 2010 health overhaul law that provide for the creation of Independent Payment Advisory Board, which would recommend cost-cutting measures if Medicare spending exceeds a target growth rate.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


CHIP and Community Health Centers Funding Reauthorization – Vote Passed (242-174, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill, as amended, would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through fiscal 2022, and would increase funding from $21.5 billion in fiscal 2018 to $25.9 billion in fiscal 2022. It would also provide $3.6 billion annually for community health centers through fiscal 2019, and would extend funding for a number of other public health programs through fiscal 2019. It also would eliminate, through fiscal 2019, scheduled cuts in Medicaid funding to hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 2598 – Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3780 – Air Ambulance Quality and Accountability Act
  • H.R. 4272 – To include community partners and intermediaries in the planning and delivery of education and related programs, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4273 – To prohibit the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21.
  • H.R. 1374 – Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017
  • H.R. 4240 – Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 2095 – A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2100 – A bill to prohibit the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21.
  • S. 2106 – A bill to require States to automatically register eligible voters at the time they turn 18 to vote in Federal elections, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1218 – Empowering FED Vets Act
  • S.Res. 323 – A resolution requiring sexual harassment training for Members, officers, employees, interns, and fellows of the Senate and a periodic survey of the Senate.
  • S. 778 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of 2017
  • S. 2006 – Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017
  • S. 2047 – Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act of 2017

Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

Legislation sponsored:

  • H.R. 4223 – To promote democracy and human rights in Burma, and for other purposes.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • H.R. 632 – Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act
  • H.Con.Res. 89 – Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to United States policy toward Tibet and that the treatment of the Tibetan people should be an important factor in the conduct of United States relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 2066 – A bill to provide housing and Medicaid assistance to families affected by a major disaster, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2069 – A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to clarify the requirements for meeting the definition of the term “employee”, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2056 – A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a traffic barrier installation grant program, and for other purposes.
  • S. 646 – Justice for Servicemembers and Veterans Act of 2017
  • S. 2044 – A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2045 – A bill to establish a grant program to encourage States to adopt certain policies and procedures relating to the transfer and possession of firearms.
  • S. 793 – Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

  • S. 2070 – A bill to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism.
  • S.Res. 315 – A resolution designating November 4, 2017, as National Bison Day.
  • S.Res. 314 – A resolution designating October 30, 2017, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

  • S. 422 – Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
  • S. 2009 – A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.
  • S.Res. 302 – A resolution authorizing limited still photography of the Senate Wing of the United States Capitol and authorizing the release of preexisting photographs of the Senate Chamber and Senate Wing of the United States Capitol for a book on the history of the Senate.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 1582 – Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act
  • S. 2017 – A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that over-the-road bus drivers are covered under the maximum hours requirement.
  • S. 2026 – A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2009 – A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.
  • S. 2011 – A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the negotiation of lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries and the establishment and application of a formulary by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under Medicare part D, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1996 – A bill to require Federal agencies to address environmental justice, to require consideration of cumulative impacts in certain permitting decisions, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2001 – A bill to establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.Res. 401 – Urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade.
  • H.R. 4051 – STOP Act of 2017
  • H.R. 4129 – To establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.
  • H.R. 1674 – Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
  • H.R. 3984 – Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act
  • H.R. 4082 – Protect Access to Birth Control Act
  • H.Res. 466 – Supporting the role of the United States in promoting children’s access to quality education in the poorest countries through the Global Partnership for Education.