Legislative Activity

Recent House Votes

Recent House Votes
Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations – Vote Passed (419-3, 11 Not Voting)

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would provide for the House to concur in the Senate amendments to a bill (HR 601) that would codify practices and programs at the United States Agency for International Development related to U.S. education assistance abroad, with further amendment that would appropriate $7.9 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 as an initial payment to cover the costs of responding to Hurricane Harvey. The total would include $7.4 billion for the Homeland Security Department’s Disaster Relief Fund, which will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing hurricane response efforts. It would also include $450 million for the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program to assist small businesses and homeowners.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (316-90, 27 Not Voting)

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The measure would suspend the public debt limit from the bill’s date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8, 2017.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

 

Recent Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations – Vote Passed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill with a Senate amendment that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The amendment would suspend the public debt limit from the bill’s date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8.

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

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

  • S. 1256 – Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act
  • S. 102 – Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2017
  • S.J.Res. 49 – A joint resolution condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepest condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed and deepest sympathies and support to those individuals who were injured by the violence, expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.

Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • S. 1538 – Small Business Employee Ownership Promotion Enhancement Act of 2017
  • S. 1568 – President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act
  • S. 1764 – A bill to extend the principle of federalism to State drug policy, provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana.
  • S. 379 – ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017
  • S. 1113 – Personal Care Products Safety Act
  • S. 1050 – Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act
  • S. 1788 – A bill to encourage companies to expand employee ownership, and for other purposes.
  • S.J.Res. 49 – A joint resolution condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepest condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed and deepest sympathies and support to those individuals who were injured by the violence, expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act
  • H.R. 2472 – Disability Integration Act of 2017
  • H.R. 750 – Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3686 – Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Harvey, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3591 – To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens who are United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 762 – Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2973 – To provide for the issuance of an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp.
  • H.R. 3440 – Dream Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3592 – South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2519 – The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
  • H.R. 3658 – To require the Secretary of Defense to change the name of any military installation or other property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense that is currently named after any individual who took up arms against the United States during the American Civil War or any individual or entity that supported such efforts.
  • H.Con.Res. 77 – Condemning fear-mongering, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and violence perpetrated by hate groups.
  • H.Res. 496 – Condemning and censuring President Donald Trump.
  • H.R. 1661 – Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017

Recent House Votes

Recent House Votes
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Arbitration Rule Disapproval – Vote Passed (231-190, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed the joint resolution that would provide for congressional disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final arbitration rule which prohibits financial services companies that offer financial products to consumers from using arbitration clauses to stop consumers from being part of a class action lawsuit.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Four Bill Fiscal 2018 Appropriations Minibus – Vote Passed (235-192, 6 Not Voting)

The minibus would include the following appropriations bills: (Defense, Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA). Defense appropriations (HR 3219) would provide $658.1 billion for the Defense Department and $73.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism funding. Energy-Water appropriations (HR 3266) would provide $37.6 billion for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers and various programs under the Energy. Legislative branch appropriations (HR 3162) would provide $3.6 billion (excluding Senate only items) for the House and joint operations. Military Construction-VA appropriations (HR 2998) would provide $88.8 billion in discretionary funding with $638 million for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund. It would provide a total of $182.3 billion (in mandatory and discretionary funding) for the Veterans Affairs Department. The bill would provide $1.6 billion in funding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for procurement, construction and improvement of a barrier along the southern U.S. border.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted NO


Fiscal 2018 Intelligence Authorization – Vote Passed (380-35, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed the bill that would authorize classified amounts of funding through fiscal 2018 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency. The bill would require the director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress multiple reports regarding Russia’s campaigns directed at foreign elections and its efforts related to cyber influence, including an analytical assessment of the most significant Russian influence campaigns, if any, conducted during the three years prior to the bill’s enactment.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES


Veterans Choice Fund Authorization – Vote Passed (414-0, 19 Not Voting)

The House passed the amended bill that would make available an additional $2.1 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Fund, without fiscal year limitation. The bill would extend until Sept. 30, 2027, the current cap on per-month payment of VA pensions to certain veterans residing at VA nursing care facilities.

Rep. Eliot Engel voted YES

Recent Senate Votes

Recent Senate Votes
Bernhardt Nomination – Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (53-43, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Interior.

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


Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – Motion to Proceed – Vote Agreed to (51-50)

McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill 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 and by making extensive changes to Medicaid. Vice President Mike Pence voted yes as the tie breaking vote.

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


Sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea – Vote Agreed to (98-2)

The Senate passed the bill that would codify certain existing sanctions on Russia, including various sanctions tied to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, and malicious cyber activities relating to the 2016 U.S. elections. The bill would establish multiple new sanctions on Russia, including sanctions on entities conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government and entities which conduct business with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors.

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


Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – “Skinny” Repeal Amendment – Vote Rejected (49-51)

McConnell, R-Ky., second-degree amendment to the McConnell substitute amendment to the bill in which the second-degree amendment would repeal the individual mandate, repeal the employer mandate through 2024, delay the implementation of the medical device tax through 2020, and block, for one year, federal funding from going to certain medical providers that provide abortions. The amendment would ease the waiver process for states to opt out of the requirement that their health insurance providers include certain benefits on their health care plans. Additionally, the amendment would increase the maximum allowable contribution to health savings accounts and would defund the Prevention and Public Health Fund starting in 2019.

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

Legislation Sponsored & Cosponsored by Senator Charles Schumer

Legislation sponsored:

  • S. 1668 – A bill to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the “Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel”.

Legislation cosponsored:

  • S. 1616 – Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act
  • S. 1697 – A bill to condition assistance to the West Bank and Gaza on steps by the Palestinian Authority to end violence and terrorism against Israeli citizens and United States Citizens.
  • S. 1737 – A bill to amend certain appropriations Acts to repeal the requirement directing the Administrator of General Services to sell Federal property and assets that support the operations of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, New York.
  • S. 1598 – A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1710 – A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1715 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that all provisions shall apply to legally married same-sex couples in the same manner as other married couples, and for other purposes.
  • S.Res. 244 – A resolution to authorize testimony, document production, and representation in United States of America v. Robert Menendez, et al.
  • S. 497 – Lymphedema Treatment Act
  • S. 654 – PACT Act
  • S. 1331 – Great Lakes Mass Marking Program Act
  • S. 1332 – Great Lakes Aquatic Connectivity and Infrastructure Program Act
  • S. 1398 – Stop the Asian Carp Now Act of 2017

Legislation Sponsored & Cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation Sponsored:

  • S. 1707 – A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide for a standard medical expense deduction under the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1708 – A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide that certain students who are family caregivers are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
  • S. 1676 – A bill to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to provide grants for access to broadband telecommunications services in rural areas, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1627 – A bill to extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act.

Legislation Cosponsored

  • S. 1616 – Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act
  • S. 1737 – A bill to amend certain appropriations Acts to repeal the requirement directing the Administrator of General Services to sell Federal property and assets that support the operations of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, New York.
  • S. 1738 – A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a home infusion therapy services temporary transitional payment under the Medicare program.
  • S. 1715 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that all provisions shall apply to legally married same-sex couples in the same manner as other married couples, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1726 – A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1650 – A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1651 – A bill to provide for temporary financing of short-time compensation programs.
  • S. 1652 – A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 to prevent wage theft and assist in the recovery of stolen wages, to authorize the Secretary of Labor to administer grants to prevent wage and hour violations, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1653 – A bill to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1659 – A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit transactions.
  • S.Res. 234 – A resolution recognizing the Sailors and Marines who sacrificed their lives for ship and shipmates while fighting the devastating 1967 fire onboard USS Forrestal and, during the week of the 50th anniversary of the tragic event, commemorating the efforts of those who survived.
  • S. 1640 – A bill to reform the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1598 – A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1600 – A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements in the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program, and to provide for Social Security benefit protection.
  • S. 1624 – A bill to prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos on food, and for other purposes.
  • S. 693 – Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

 

Legislation Cosponsored by Representative Eliot Engel

  • H.R. 1861 – Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act
  • H.R. 3525 – To amend title V of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3325 – To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3443 – To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit wellness programs, including those offered by health insurance issuers or in connection with a group health plan, from disclosing personally identifiable information related to individuals’ use or non-use of contraceptives.
  • H.R. 3445 – To enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3484 – To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to award grants to States to implement a tick identification pilot program.
  • H.R. 3258 – Marketplace Certainty Act
  • H.Res. 311 – Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.
  • H.R. 2404 – Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3364 – To provide congressional review and to counter aggression by the Governments of Iran, the Russian Federation, and North Korea, and for other purposes.