Yeas and Nays – How Alabama delegation voted this week: 6/24/16

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Here’s a look at how the Alabama delegation voted on major issues in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate this week:

House votes

Much of the U.S. House of Representative’s legislative schedule was postponed due to the House Democrats’ “sit-in” protest.

A vote on overriding the president’s veto of H. J. Res. 88, a resolution that disapproves the rule issued by the Labor Department on April 8, 2016, commonly known as the fiduciary rule on retirement investment advice, which subjects broker-dealers who oversee retirement investments to the fiduciary standard under which they must provide investment advice that is in the best interest of the investor “without regard to the financial or other interests” of the financial institution, adviser or other party. A two-thirds vote of both chambers is needed to override a veto; the House originally passed the measure by a 234-183 vote, while the Senate originally cleared it by a 56-41 vote. The president vetoed the measure June 8.

Passed House 239-180, but the vote failed to override a presidential veto.

Conference Report to H.R.2577, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2017. The conference report would provide $82.5 billion in discretionary funding in fiscal 2017 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing. It also would provide $1.1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus, with roughly $750 million in offsets.

Passed House 239-171.

Next week the House is in recess and will be back in session on Tuesday, July 5.

Senate votes

The Senate only voted on amendments this week and passed no legislation.

The Senate is scheduled to be in session next week.

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