Conservative First

January 21, 2015

Bennet, Gardner, and Perlmutter Watch 1-20-15: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (63-32, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES
Sen. Cory Gardner voted YES


Recent House Votes
Rulemaking Process Overhaul – Passage – Vote Passed (250-175, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would modify the federal rulemaking process by requiring agencies to estimate the cost of proposed regulations and consider new criteria, including potential costs and benefits of alternatives. The bill would create additional steps that agencies must follow when proposing major rules with annual costs of more than $100 million, or high-impact rules with annual costs of more than $1 billion, including an advanced-notice comment period to determine whether the rule-making process should proceed.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted Not Voting


Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (236-191, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. As amended the bill would bar the use of funds to implement the administration’s immigration policies or to grant any federal benefit to any illegal immigrant as a result of those policies.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Financial Regulatory Revisions – Passage – Vote Passed (271-154, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. It would delay until July 2019 a requirement under the Volcker rule that banks sell off collateralized loan obligations, the complex securitization vehicles that are backed predominantly by commercial loans and exempt non-financial companies from margin requirements under the law.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Upcoming Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline Act – S1

The Senate will consider a bill to immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.


Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act – HR161

The House will consider a bill to provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect to the sitting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline projects.


Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – HR36

The House will consider a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.


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