Area Votes in Congress
Delay of 2010 health law. Voting 235-191, the House on Thursday passed a Republican bill (HR 2775) on income-verification that would delay the Oct. 1 opening of the state-based exchanges at the core of the 2010 health law. The bill requires further steps by the administration to verify the incomes of low- and middle-income households receiving subsidies such as tax credits to buy insurance in the exchanges.
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it is expected to die.
Voting no: Robert E. Andrews (D., N.J.), Robert A. Brady (D., Pa.), John Carney (D., Del.), Matt Cartwright (D., Pa.), Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), and Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Pa.).
Federal Judge Valerie Caproni. Voting 73-24, the Senate on Monday confirmed Valerie E. Caproni as a federal judge for the Southern District of New York. Caproni, 58, joins the court from her position as deputy general counsel for Northrop Grumman Corp. Caproni was the FBI's top lawyer from 2003-11.
A yes vote was to confirm Caproni.
Voting yes: Thomas Carper (D., Del.), Bob Casey (D., Pa.), Jeffrey Chiesa (R., N.J.), Chris Coons (D., Del.), Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), and Pat Toomey (R., Pa.).
This week. The House will debate cuts in food-stamp spending and stopgap funding of the government beyond Oct. 1. The Senate will resume debate on a bill to increase energy efficiency throughout the U.S. economy.