Congressional Roll Call: Nov. 10, 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:44:41 AM. Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week.HouseCommunity Health Care: The House has passed the Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act (H.R. 3922), sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. The bill...
Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week. House Community Health Care: The House has passed the Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act (H.R. 3922), sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. The bill would extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for 5 years, extend the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program for 2 years, and extend several other health care programs. Walden said the extensions “will deliver quality healthcare and peace of mind to millions of Americans,” including more than 8 million children. A bill opponent, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., said the extensions were wrongly offset by cutting funding for Medicare and health care reform programs by billions of dollars. The vote, on Nov. 3, was 242 yeas to 174 nays. Voting no: Annie Kuster, a Democrat; Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat Recovery For Disabled Veterans: The House has passed a bill (H.R. 3562), sponsored by Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, that would authorize the Veterans Affairs Department to use its Specially Adapted Housing program to help disabled veterans install new equipment in their residences to improve their ability to rehabilitate from injuries. Arrington said reassigning the rehab responsibility from VA vocational counselors to the housing program should make it faster and easier for veterans to recover from their service-connected disabilities. The vote, on Monday, was unanimous with 400 yeas. Voting yes: Kuster,...Read more
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