Cass County Michigan Democratic Party

How They Voted 


Recent Senate Votes


Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation - Vote Confirmed (93-6, 1 Present)

The Senate voted to confirm Elaine Chao to be secretary of Transportation.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted YES
Sen. Gary Peters voted YES

Confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State - Vote Confirmed (56-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to confirm Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Disapprove Stream Buffer Rule - Vote Passed (54-45, 1 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove the Interior Department's Stream Buffer Rule requiring that surface coal mining operations be designed to minimize the amount of waste placed outside the mined-out area, thus minimizing the amount of land disturbed. 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Disapprove Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Rule - Vote Passed (52-47, 1 Not Voting)

The measure would disapprove of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule issued in July 2016 that requires resource extraction issuers (companies that extract oil, natural gas or minerals) that are registered in the United States to provide detailed, public reporting of certain payments to governments that equal or exceed $100,000 per project annually.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education - Vote Confirmed (51-50)

The Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to be secretary of Education. The tie-breaking yes vote was cast by Vice President Mike Pence.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow voted NO
Sen. Gary Peters voted NO

Recent House Votes


Disapprove Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Rule - Vote Passed (235-187, 10 Not Voting)

The measure would disapprove of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule issued in July 2016 that requires resource extraction issuers (companies that extract oil, natural gas or minerals) that are registered in the United States to provide detailed, public reporting of certain payments to governments that equal or exceed $100,000 per project annually.

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove Stream Buffer Rule - Vote Passed (228-194, 10 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove the Interior Department's Stream Buffer Rule requiring that surface coal mining operations be designed to minimize the amount of waste placed outside the mined-out area, thus minimizing the amount of land disturbed. 

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove Labor Law Rule - Vote Passed (236-187, 9 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires federal contractors to self-certify violations of 14 specified federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. The laws include the Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Labor Relations Act, Davis-Bacon Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act, among others.

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove Instant Criminal Background Check Rule - Vote Passed (235-180, 17 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove, under terms of the Congressional Review Act, a December 2016 Social Security Administration rule that could make it easier for certain mentally challenged individuals to be placed on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

Disapprove BLM Methane Rule - Vote Passed (221-191, 20 Not Voting)

The bill would disapprove, under terms of the Congressional Review Act, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule issued last November that requires oil and gas producers to implement measures that reduce natural gas waste. 

Rep. Fred Upton voted YES

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

U.S Senator Gary Peters
 
U.S. Representative Fred Upton (6th)

State Senator John Proos (21st)

State Representative Aaron Miller (59th)

State Representative Dave Pagel (78th)


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