Editor's Note: The House and Senate are holding pro forma sessions until April 24, 2017.
Recent Senate Votes
Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court - Nuclear Option - Vote Not Sustained(48-52)
Judgment of the Senate to affirm the ruling of the chair regarding the McConnell, R-Ky., point of order that that the precedent set on November 21, 2013 (that a simple majority is required to invoke cloture on nominations excluding the Supreme Court), applies to cloture votes on all nominations. The ruling of the chair did not stand and the point of order was sustained. This vote sets a precedent for future cloture votes on all judicial nominations which will only need a simple majority to pass.
Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES
Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court - Confirmation - Vote Confirmed (54-45, 1 Not Voting)
Confirmation of President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado to be an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Sen. Brian Schatz voted NO
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted NO
Recent House Votes
Employee Stock Sales - Vote Passed (331-87, 11 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase from $5 million to $10 million the annual amount of securities that privately-held companies can sell for employee compensation without needing to disclose certain information to investors.
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted NO
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO
Self-Insured Health Plans - Vote Passed (400-16, 13 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would establish that "stop-loss" insurance, coverage that protects businesses from certain large financial risks associated with providing insurance, would not be considered health care insurance under federal law.
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa voted YES
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted YES