Nominations – How Our Senators Voted

Past Nomination Votes

Duckworth

Durbin

U.S. Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch  No  No
Filibuster of Gorsuch  Yes to filibuster   Yes to filibuster
Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

No

No

CIA Director: Mike Pompeo

No

No

Secretary of Homeland Security: John Kelly

Yes

Yes

Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao

Yes

Yes

United Nations Representative: Nikki Haley

Yes

Yes

Secretary of Defense: James Mattis

Yes

Yes

Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

No

No

Attorney General: Jeff Sessions

No

No

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Tom Price

No

No

Secretary of Treasury: Steven Mnuchin

No

No

Secretary of Veterans Affairs: David Shulkin

Yes

Yes

Administrator of Small Business Administration: Linda McMahon   Yes  No
Director of Office of Management and Budget: Mick Mulvaney  No   No
EPA Administrator: Scott Pruitt  No  No
Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross   Yes   No
Secretary of Interior: Ryan Zinke  No   No
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson   No   No
Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry  No   No
Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue  Yes Yes
Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta No   No
U.S. Trade Representative: Robert Lighthizer   Yes   Yes
Commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb   No   No
Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen   No   No
Associate Attorney General, Rachel Brand   No   No

Legislation – How Members of Congress From Illinois Voted

  • H.R. 115 – Thin Blue Line Act – This law amends the federal criminal code to include the killing or attempted killing of a local or state law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor in Federal death penalty determinations. Passed the House 271-143Yes: Roskam, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Shimkus, Kinzinger, LaHood, Lipinski, Quigley, Krishnamoorthi, Bustos. No: Rush, Kelly, Gutierrez, Davis, Schakowsky, Schneider, Foster. Not Voting: Gutierrez.
  • H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 – This law is the House Republicans’ leading proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and “defund” Planned Parenthood. Passed the House 217-213Yes: Roskam, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Shimkus, Kinzinger, LaHood. No: Rush, Kelly, Lipinski, Gutierrez, Quigley, Davis, Krishnamoorthi, Schakowsky, Schneider, Foster, Bustos.
  • H.J.Res.38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule – This law repeals a regulation that prevented coal companies from dumping mining debris in streams. Passed the Senate on a 54-45 vote: Durbin No, Duckworth No. Passed the House 236-183: Yes: Roskam, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Shimkus, Kinzinger, LaHood. No: Rush, Kelly, Lipinski, Gutierrez, Quigley, Davis, Krishnamoorthi, Schakowsky, Schneider, Foster, Bustos.
  • H.J.Res.40 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 – This law prohibits the Social Security Administration (SSA) from reporting the names of beneficiaries (persons with long-term and severe mental disorders) who cannot responsibly own a firearm to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Passed the Senate on a 57-43 vote: Durbin No Duckworth No. Passed the House 235-180Yes: Roskam, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Shimkus, Kinzinger, LaHoodNo: Kelly, Lipinski, Gutierrez, Quigley, Davis, Krishnamoorthi, Schakowsky, Schneider, Foster, Bustos. Not Voting: Rush.

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