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September 11, 2014

Bills Passed in Congress, August 2014

The following are the bills the House and Senate passed last month. The bills were passed by voice vote except where indicated. Roll call votes for the House are found here, and for the Senate here. The descriptions of bills are essentially taken verbatim from the Congressional Record Daily Digest (Index).

SENATE 7 bills, 28 pages

Money Remittances Improvement Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4386, to allow the Secretary of the Treasury to rely on State examinations for certain financial institutions, and the bill was then passed. 4 pages 

Emergency Afghan Allies Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 5195, to provide additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program. 4 pages

Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building''. 4 pages

James `Jim' Kohnen Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 1671, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the “James `Jim' Kohnen Post Office''. 4 pages
 
Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 2291, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office''. 4 pages
 
Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 3472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the “Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office''. 4 pages

Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3765, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building''. 4 pages

HOUSE 2 bils, 34 pages

Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014:  The House passed H.R. 5230, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 223 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 478. 30 pages 

Prohibiting certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States:  The House passed H.R. 5272, to prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, by a recorded vote of 216 ayes to 192 noes with 1 answering “present'', Roll No. 479. 4 pages

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