|September 28, 2015In this MegaVote for Maine’s 1st Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
Upcoming Congressional Bills
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Twenty-Week Abortion Ban- Cloture – Vote Rejected (54-42, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, except in cases of rape, incest against a minor or when the life of the pregnant woman is in danger. Specifically, it would provide an exemption for pregnancies that are the result of rape against adult women if the woman obtained counseling or medical treatment for the rape at least 48 hours before the abortion.
Sen. Susan Collins voted NO
Sen. Angus King voted NO
Fiscal 2016 Defense Appropriations Cloture – Vote Rejected (54-42, 4 Not Voting)
Fiscal 2016 Continuing Appropriations “Shell”– Cloture – Vote Rejected (47-52, 1 Not Voting)
|Recent House Votes|
|Environmental Reviews — Passage – Vote Passed (233-170, 31 Not Voting)
The House passed legislation that would modify the environmental review process for federally-funded projects and for federal permits for private projects by setting deadlines on agency reviews, and by limiting the grounds for civil actions against an environmental review or permit approval. The lead agency – which would need to set a review schedule and oversee the preparation of a single environmental review document that would satisfy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review requirements – would have two years to complete the review, with the option to extend the review period by one year. When multiple agencies have jurisdiction over a project, the agencies would need to conduct their portions of the NEPA review concurrently, instead of sequentially.
Rep. Chellie Pingree voted NO
|TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act – HR719
This is the “shell” bill for the continuing resolution that will fund the federal government through December 11.
Women’s Public Health and Safety Act – HR3495
Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization – HR1735
Post expires at 6:15pm on Saturday October 10th, 2015