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March 24, 2015

Bennet, Gardner, and Perlmutter Watch 3-23-15: Recent and Upcoming Votes

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Recent Senate Votes
Human Trafficking Restitution Fund – Cloture – Vote Rejected (56-42, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture, and thus limiting debate, on the bill that would use fines and penalties against sex-trafficking perpetrators for more restitution and assistance funds for victims.

Sen. Michael Bennet voted NO
Sen. Cory Gardner voted YES

Recent House Votes
Volunteer Firefighters’ Healthcare – Passage – Vote Passed (415-0, 17 Not Voting)

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that qualified services rendered as a bona fide volunteer to an eligible employer do not count as employee hours of service for the purposes of the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES

EPA Rule-Making Guidelines – Passage – Vote Passed (241-175, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule or other covered action unless all scientific and technical information used to decide upon the rule is made available to the public so the research can be independently analyzed and reproduced.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO

NLRB Case Representation Procedures – Passage – Vote Passed (232-186, 14 Not Voting)

The House passed a joint resolution that would provide for congressional disapproval and nullification of the National Labor Relations Board rule relating to case representation procedures.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO

Upcoming Votes
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determining Reauthorization Act – H.R.360

The bill would reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.

Tenant Income Verification Relief Act – H.R.233

The bill would allow reviews of certain families’ incomes every 3 years for purposes of determining eligibility for certain Federal assisted housing programs.

Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act – H.R.216

The bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a Future-Years Veterans Program and a quadrennial veterans review, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a Chief Strategy Officer, and for other purposes.

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