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