2017 Congress Voting Records

Here are the voting records for the First Session, 115th Congress, for members of the United States Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on matters of importance to employees.

Vote (buttons)NTEU compiles voting records detailing how each member of the House and Senate votes on issues affecting federal employees. NTEU only considers how members of Congress voted on issues directly affecting federal workers when compiling these records. This information is also available in NTEU’s Legislative Action Center. Continue reading “2017 Congress Voting Records”

Senate Passes Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018

The President is expected to sign the bill… maybe.

Seal of the United States Senate
Seal of the United States Senate

Late last night, the U.S. Senate cleared the House-passed omnibus appropriations measure by a vote of 65-32 (H.R. 1625), averting a potential shutdown into the weekend.  The measure funds federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, and awaits the President’s signature. Yesterday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mulvaney indicated the President would sign the bill once acted upon by Congress.

NTEU is pleased that a third shutdown did not occur, and that agencies have funding through the remainder of the FY. Rest assured that we will be working closely with Congress to ensure adequate funding for FY 2019, and to block attempts to reduce the federal workforce and to harm employee compensation and bargaining rights in the remainder of the second session of this Congress.

House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018

House passes Omnibus Appropriations bill for remainder of FY 2018. The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration.

The House of Representatives (Jan. 3 file photo).Today the House of Representatives passed the omnibus appropriations measure (Senate amendment to H.R. 1625) that would fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018 by a vote of 256 to 167. The measure now goes before the Senate for consideration. Continue reading “House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018”

Anti-Federal Employee “Holman Rule” Re-adopted for 2018

House leadership re-adopts Holman Rule, a legislative procedure that targets federal employees, for calendar year 2018.

U.S. CapitolEarlier this week, as I shared with you, the House Rules Committee advanced legislation out of committee to the House floor that included an unrelated change (Section 5 of H. Res. 787) to the standing rules of the House of Representatives. Ultimately, by a vote of 225-183, the Holman Rule was reinstated for calendar year 2018. Continue reading “Anti-Federal Employee “Holman Rule” Re-adopted for 2018”