Rep. Thompson Vote Roll Call – May 8th 2017

Here’s the roll call on Rep. Thompson’s votes last week (this comes from

WASHINGTON — Area members of Congress voted on legislation to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act in the week ending May 6. The House will be in recess in the week of May 8, while the Senate will debate the nomination of Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force.

1) Republican health care alternative: Voting 217 for and 213 against, the House on May 4 passed a Republican bill (HR 1628) that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act on terms that would allow states to waive most ACA coverage requirements, including ones concerning pre-existing conditions, while adding 24 million uninsured Americans by 2026; cutting taxes for well-off individuals and health-related companies by at least $600 billion over 10 years; gradually slashing Medicaid outlays by 25 percent; ending Medicaid’s status as an open-ended entitlement program; defunding Planned Parenthood and reducing federal deficits by $30 billion per year. A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-5th Dist.: Yes.

2) ‘Comp time’ for overtime work: Voting 229 for and 197 against, the House on May 2 passed a bill (HR 1180) that would authorize employers in the private sector to offer employees compensatory time off rather than extra wages in the next paycheck for overtime work. The “comp time” would amount to time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 per week, just as overtime wages are calculated at time-and-a-half under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees would have to agree to the arrangement, and employers would have final say in scheduling the time off. The value of unused time off would accrue interest-free, whereas overtime wages can have immediate earnings power. A yes vote was to pass a bill (HR 1180) backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and opposed by the AFL-CIO.

Thompson: Yes.

3) Personal privacy on the internet: The House on May 2 blocked, 233 for and 190 against, a Democratic bid to force debate on a bill (HR 1868) now in committee that would restore a Federal Communications Commission Internet privacy rule nullified by President Trump. Under the rule, service providers were required to obtain customer consent before sharing personal data with advertisers. Trump recently signed a measure (SJ Res 34) that prohibits the FCC rule from taking effect. This vote occurred during debate on HJ Res 299. A yes vote opposed restoring an Obama-administration rule on Internet privacy.

Thompson: Yes.


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