Senator Charles Schumer Cosponsored Legislation

  • S.Res. 184 – A resolution relative to the death of James Paul David “Jim” Bunning, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Cosponsored Legislation

  • S. 888 – Understanding the True Cost of College Act of 2017
  • S. 910 – Disability Integration Act of 2017
  • S.Res. 184 – A resolution relative to the death of James Paul David “Jim” Bunning, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.Res. 370 – Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that a standing committee (or subcommittee thereof) hearing be held whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence.
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Recent Senate and House Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Branstad Nomination – Vote Confirmed (82-13, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.

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


Sullivan Nomination – Vote Confirmed (94-6)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State.

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

 


Thapar Nomination – Vote Confirmed (52-44, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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

 


Recent House Votes
Pesticides Regulations – Vote Passed (256-165, 9 Not Voting)

The bill would generally prohibit EPA and states from requiring that entities applying pesticides near navigable waters must first obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act, if the application is authorized under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO
 


Prosecution of Child Pornography – Vote Passed (368-51, 11 Not Voting)

The bill would make the production of child pornography a crime whenever a minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct, regardless of whether the conduct was initiated for the purposes of producing such content.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

 


Child Abuse Reporting – Vote Passed (415-3, 12 Not Voting)

The bill would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse, including sexual abuse, to the sport’s governing body, and it would allow victims of abuse to seek damages in court.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

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Recent Legislation by our Senators and Congressman

Legislation cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer:schumer

  • S. 1238 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders.
  • S. 1239 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules applicable to length of service award plans.
  • S. 1242 – A bill to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1278 – A bill to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.
  • S. 1287 – A bill to allow United States citizens and legal residents to travel between the United States and Cuba.
  • S.Res. 176 – A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
  • S.Res. 178 – A resolution to authorize testimony, document production, and representation in United States v. Kevin Lee Olson.

Legislation cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:gillibrand

  • S. 1231 – A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to allow all eligible voters to vote by mail in Federal elections, to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to provide for automatic voter registration.
  • S. 1242 – A bill to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1243 – A bill to require sexual assault prevention and response training for all individuals enlisted in the Armed Forces under a delayed entry program.
  • S. 1257 – A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to adopt an electronic system to help expedite the placement of children in foster care or guardianship, or for adoption, across State lines, and to provide funding to aid States in developing such a system, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1265 – A bill to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to provide for the expansion of emergency planning zones and the development of plans for dry cask storage of spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1278 – A bill to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.
  • S. 1286 – A bill to lift the trade embargo on Cuba.
  • S. 1287 – A bill to allow United States citizens and legal residents to travel between the United States and Cuba.
  • S. 1212 – A bill to provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others, and law enforcement, with new tools to prevent gun violence.
  • S.Res. 176 – A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Legislation sponsored by Representative Eliot Engel:engel

  • H.R. 2658 – To provide humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, to defend democratic governance and combat widespread public corruption in Venezuela, and for other purposes.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • H.R. 15 – To provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2417 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • H.R. 2465 – Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2701 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23d Headquarters, Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company, in recognition of their unique and highly distinguished service as a “Ghost Army” that conducted deception operations in Europe during World War II.
  • H.R. 2712 – To impose sanctions with respect to foreign support for Palestinian terrorism, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2745 – To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women, and for other purposes.
  • H.Res. 328 – Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and for other purposes.
  • H.Res. 367 – Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.
  • H.Res. 354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.
  • H.Res. 355 – Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks.
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Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 1361 – 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.
  • H.R. 2285 – School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act
  • H.Res. 351 – Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya.
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Legislation Sponsored & Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation sponsored:

  • S. 1197 – A bill to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s disease.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • S. 989 – Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017
  • S. 1208 – A bill to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under which a person to whom a document is sent under that initiative may elect to have the United States Postal Service use the Hold for Pickup service or the Signature Confirmation service in delivering the document, and for other purposes.
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Recent House Votes

Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Vote Passed (271-143, 16 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Vote Passed (229-177, 24 Not Voting)

Passage of the bill that would permit federal probation officers to arrest a third party individual without first obtaining a warrant when conducting activities related to an individual on probation or supervised release.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO

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Recent Senate Votes

Wilson Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (76-22, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Heather Wilson to be secretary of the Air Force.

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


Gottlieb Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (57-42, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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


Methane Release Limitation Disapproval – Vote Failed (49-51)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the joint resolution that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public lands to take measures that decrease waste of natural gas.

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


Lighthizer Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (82-14, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative.

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


Rosen Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (56-42, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be deputy secretary of Transportation.

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


Brand Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (52-46, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Rachel Brand to be associate attorney general at the Justice Department.

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

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Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 823 – Expand American Educational Opportunity Act of 2017
  • H.R. 1205 – Social Security Fairness Act of 2017
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