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Report for Kansas Third Congressional District: September 2017

Recent Senate Votes (September 2017)

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization– Vote Agreed to (89-8, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate passed the bill that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.
Sen. Pat Roberts voted YES            Sen. Jerry Moran voted YES

Francisco Nomination –Confirmation– Vote Confirmed (50-47, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States.
Sen. Pat Roberts voted YES           Sen. Jerry Moran voted Not Voting

Delrahim Nomination –Confirmation– Vote Confirmed  (73-21, 6 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Makan Delrahim to be an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
Sen. Pat Roberts voted YES           Sen. Jerry Moran voted YES

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization– Vote Agreed to (61-36, 3 Not Voting)
Corker, R-Tenn., motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment to the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment to the bill. The Paul amendment would sunset, six months after enactment, the 2001 authorization for the use of military force in Afghanistan and the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq.
Sen. Pat Roberts voted YES            Sen. Jerry Moran voted YES

Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation– Vote Confirmed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Pamela H. Patenaude to be deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sen. Pat Roberts voted YES            Sen. Jerry Moran voted YES

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization– Vote Agreed to (84-9, 7 Not Voting)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018.

Sen. Pat Roberts voted YES            Sen. Jerry Moran voted YES

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. Pat Roberts voted YES     Sen. Jerry Moran voted NO

 

Recent House Votes (September 2017)

Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program – Vote Passed (214-209, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would authorize, through fiscal 2022, $400 million a year for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. The bill would require entities that receive grants under the program to continue to demonstrate improvements in applicable benchmarks and guidelines.
Rep. Kevin Yoder voted YES

FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments– Vote Passed (264-155, 14 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would extend through March 31, 2018, various expiring authorities, programs and activities for the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure would also extend multiple health care programs and would establish the basis for the development of a private flood insurance market. It would modify tax provisions for individuals living in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and would allow the federal government to reimburse the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for any disaster tax relief that those islands provide their citizens.
Rep. Kevin Yoder voted YES

Parole Violators’ Benefits Revocation – Vote Passed (244-171, 18 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would prohibit, beginning in 2021, the payment of social security benefits to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for committing a felony or for violating a condition of parole or probation.
Rep. Kevin Yoder voted YES

Criminal Gang Members- Vote Passed(233-175, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would define a criminal gang as a group of five or more persons that has the primary purpose of the commission of one or more certain criminal offenses and would prohibit individuals defined as foreign criminal gang members from entering the United States.
Rep. Kevin Yoder voted YES

Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations– Vote Passed (211-198, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill, as amended, that would provide $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills, including $621.5 billion for defense and $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending.
Rep. Kevin Yoder voted YES

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. Kevin Yoder 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. Kevin Yoder voted NO