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Senate is next step for Trump's new Affordable Health Care Act

A new “American Health Care Act” squeaked through the House. To celebrate, the White House bussed Republicans from Capitol Hill to the Rose Garden to applaud President Donald Trump for getting the bill through one branch of Congress. It must now go to the Senate.

A glance at votes on Capitol Hill for the week of 5/1/17-5/5/17:

On the American Health Care Act of 2017, the House Republican’s leading proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act and “de-fund” Planned Parenthood.

Passed 217 to 213

Tennessee

Yes         Rep. Phil Roe, R-TN

Virginia

Yes         Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-VA

On passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, which would fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017.

Senate motion agreed to 79 to 18

Tennessee

Yes         Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN

No          Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

Virginia

No          Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-VA

Yes         Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

House passed 309 to 118

Tennessee

No          Rep. Phil Roe, R-TN

Virginia

No          Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-VA

On resolution amending the Fair Labor Standards Act to give private-sector employees the option of selecting compensatory time off in lieu of cash for overtime wages.

House passed 229 to 197

Tennessee

Yes         Rep. Phil Roe, R-TN

Virginia

Yes         Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-VA

On nomination of Jay Clayton of New York to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2021.

Senate confirmed 61 to 37

Tennessee

Yes         Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN

Yes         Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

Virginia

No          Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-VA

Yes         Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

On bill directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide investor access to research reports that cover exchange traded funds. Despite the growth in popularity of the funds, most broker-dealers do not publish research on them. The bill is pending further action in the full Senate.

House passed 405 to 2

Tennessee

Yes         Rep. Phil Roe, R-TN

Virginia

Yes         Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-VA


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