Vote History

July 2011 Vote History

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Budget, Taxes and the Economy

 

(603) - HR 2560: Spending Cap and Conditional Debt-Limit Increase - Previous Question
July 19, 2011 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 355) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would cap federal spending and provide for an increase in the debt limit to $16.7 trillion, contingent on Congress passing a balanced-budget constitutional amendment.  Motion agreed to 235-175.

 

Vote: Yea


(604) - HR 2560: Spending Cap and Conditional Debt-Limit Increase - Rule
July 19, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 355) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would cap federal spending and provide for an increase in the debt limit to $16.7 trillion, contingent on Congress passing a balanced-budget constitutional amendment.  Adopted 236-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(605) - HR 2560: Spending Cap and Conditional Debt-Limit Increase - Recommit
July 19, 2011 - Bishop, D-Ga., motion to recommit the bill with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would state that it will not be in order for the House or Senate to consider balanced-budget constitutional amendments that could result in a reduction in veterans benefits.  Motion rejected 188-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(606) - HR 2560: Spending Cap and Conditional Debt-Limit Increase - Passage
July 19, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would make an increase in the debt limit contingent upon the passage of a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. It also would set fiscal 2012 discretionary spending at $1.019 trillion and enforce statutory caps that limit spending as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) in fiscal 2012 through 2021.  Passed 234-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(612) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Question of Consideration
July 21, 2011 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 358) to provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would overhaul the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's governing structure and revise the means by which its regulations can be overturned.  Agreed to consider 227-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(613) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Rule
July 21, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 359) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would appropriate $3.33 billion in fiscal 2012 for legislative branch operations, excluding Senate operations.  Adopted 239-172.

 

Vote: Yea


(614) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Rule
July 21, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 358) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would overhaul the governing structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and revise the means by which its regulations can be overturned. The rule stipulates that the text of a mortgage refinancing bill (HR 830) would be added to the CFPB overhaul measure upon engrossment of that legislation. The mortgage bill would repeal the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program, which allows homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their properties are worth to refinance their mortgages.  Adopted 238-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(615) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Override Requirement
July 21, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 2 that would strike language in the bill that would lower the vote threshold required for the Financial Stability Oversight Council to override Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules from two-thirds to a simple majority.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(616) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Disclosure
July 21, 2011 - Miller, D-N.C., amendment no. 5 that would require agencies petitioning the Financial Stability Oversight Council to overturn Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations to publicly disclose certain information, including a list of any financial institutions that would be imperiled by the regulation or provision.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(617) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Time Limits
July 21, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 6 that would strike the section of the bill that would remove time limits in which the Financial Stability Oversight Council must review and make a determination on regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(618) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Transfer of Power to Treasury
July 21, 2011 - Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment no. 9 that would temporarily transfer the powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Treasury secretary if the bureau does not have a director confirmed by July 21, 2011. The secretary would retain the powers until a director is confirmed.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-244.

 

Vote: Nay


(619) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Impact Analyses
July 21, 2011 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment no. 11 that would require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to analyze a new proposed rule's impact on all financial entities, as well as whether it would impair the abilities of individuals and small businesses to access credit from financial institutions. It would require the bureau to submit a report on the analyses to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and make it available to the public.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(620) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Recommit
July 21, 2011 - Michaud, D-Maine, motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would state that nothing in the bill would limit the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in relation to rules it issues to protect seniors from abusive, deceptive or unfair practices. The amendment also would require a two-thirds majority vote from the Financial Stability Oversight Council to override such regulations.  Motion rejected 183-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(621) - HR 1315: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Overhaul - Passage
July 21, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would replace the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's director with a five-member commission. It also would lower the vote threshold required for the Financial Stability Oversight Council to override Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules from two-thirds to a simple majority and allow the council to override regulations that threaten the stability of individual institutions.  Passed 241-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(663) - S 627: Debt Limit 'Shell' - Rule
July 28, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 375) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would provide for a two-step debt limit increase. The rule would provide for the automatic adoption of a substitute amendment that would replace the text of the bill with legislation that would allow the president to raise the debt limit immediately by $900 billion, $500 billion of which would be subject to a resolution of disapproval. The rule also would provide for the automatic adoption of further modifications to the substitute, including the creation of a point of order against consideration of legislation that violates the discretionary spending caps.  Adopted 238-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(675) - S 627: Debt Limit - Rule
July 29, 2011 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for further consideration of the bill that would provide for a two-step increase in the debt ceiling. The rule also would provide for the automatic adoption of an amendment that would impose an additional condition on the second debt limit increase, requiring Congress to pass a balanced-budget constitutional amendment and send it to the states for ratification.  Adopted 239-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(676) - S 627: Debt Limit - Recommit
July 29, 2011 - Hochul, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Rules Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would direct the bipartisan committee created by the bill and charged with finding $1.8 trillion in spending cuts to prioritize cutting subsidies for major oil and gas companies and corporate aircraft before cutting funding for education.  Motion rejected 183-244.

 

Vote: Nay


(677) - S 627: Debt Limit - Passage
July 29, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide for a two-step debt limit increase. The bill would allow the president to raise the debt limit immediately by $900 billion, $500 billion of which is subject to a resolution of disapproval. It would set discretionary spending caps that would reduce spending approximately by $915 billion in fiscal 2012 through 2021 and create a point of order against consideration of measures that violate those caps. It also would establish a 12-member bipartisan, bicameral committee that would be directed to seek $1.8 trillion in additional spending cuts. It would provide for an additional $1.6 trillion debt ceiling increase, contingent upon Congress adopting spending cuts proposed by the committee totaling at least $1.6 trillion and passing a balanced-budget constitutional amendment, sending it to the states for ratification.  Passed 218-210.

 

Vote: Yea


(682) - HR 2693: Debt Limit - Passage
July 30, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would provide for a two-step debt limit increase. It would increase the debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion, of which $784 billion would be subject to a resolution of disapproval. It would provide for an additional $1.2 trillion debt limit increase, also subject to a resolution of disapproval. It would set discretionary spending caps that would reduce budget authority by approximately $840 billion in fiscal 2012 through 2021 and establish a firewall between security and non-security spending. The bill also would establish a bipartisan, bicameral committee, which would be tasked with making recommendations to reduce the deficit to 3 percent of gross domestic product. The recommendations would receive expedited consideration.  Motion rejected 173-246.

 

Vote: Nay

Business and Labor

 

(601) - HR 33: Church Pension Plans - Passage
July 18, 2011 - Biggert, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow churches to invest their pension plans' funds in collective trust funds.  Motion agreed to 310-1.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Congress and the Federal Government

(602) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
July 18, 2011 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, July 15, 2011.  Approved 243-57.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(607) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
July 19, 2011 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, July 18, 2011.  Approved 304-112.

 

Vote: Yea


(622) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Office of Congressional Ethics Reduction
July 22, 2011 - Watt, D-N.C., amendment no. 2 that would reduce funding for the Office of Congressional Ethics by $619,200 and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 102-302.

 

Vote: Yea


(623) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Botanic Garden Reduction
July 22, 2011 - Hayworth, R-N.Y., amendment no. 5 that would reduce funding for the Botanic Garden by $632,780 and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 299-112.

 

Vote: Yea


(624) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Botanic Garden Reduction
July 22, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment no. 6 that would reduce funding for the Botanic Garden by $3.2 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 153-260.

 

Vote: Nay


(625) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Government Printing Office Reductions
July 22, 2011 - Stutzman, R-Ind., amendment no. 8 that would reduce funding for Government Printing Office (GPO) congressional printing and binding by $3.4 million and expenses and salaries at GPO's Office of Superintendent of Documents by $1.5 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(626) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Compact Fluorescent Light Ban
July 22, 2011 - Thompson, R-Pa., amendment no. 15 that would bar the use of funds in the bill to purchase, acquire, install or use any medium screw base compact fluorescent lamp or light bulb.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 130-283.

 

Vote: Nay


(627) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Office of Technology Assessment
July 22, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment no. 12 that would provide $2.5 million in funding for the Office of Technology Assessment, offset by a decrease of the same amount in funding for the House Historic Building Revitalization Trust Fund.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(628) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Polystyrene Container Ban
July 22, 2011 - Moran, D-Va., amendment no. 9 that would bar the use of funds in the bill to purchase polystyrene containers, which resemble Styrofoam, for use in House food service facilities.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(629) - HR 2551: Fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Passage
July 22, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide $3.33 billion for legislative branch operations, excluding Senate operations, in fiscal 2012. The total would include $1.23 billion for House operations, $575.3 million for the Library of Congress, $511.3 million for the Government Accountability Office, $489.6 million for the Architect of the Capitol, and $340.1 million for the Capitol Police. The bill would provide $5.8 million for a transition quarter, from Sept. 30, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2012, to allow leadership offices to operate according to the sessions of Congress, similar to member offices.  Passed 252-159.

 

Vote: Yea


(630) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Rule
July 25, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 363) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would appropriate $27.5 billion in fiscal 2012 for the Interior Department, the EPA and related agencies.  Adopted 205-131.

 

Vote: Yea


(631) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
July 25, 2011 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, July 22, 2011.  Approved 233-108.

 

Vote: Yea


(639) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
July 26, 2011 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, July 25, 2011.  Approved 313-111.

 

Vote: Yea


(671) - H Res 382: Same-Day Consideration - Previous Question
July 29, 2011 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 382) that would waive, through the legislative day of Aug. 2, 2011, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee.  Motion agreed to 237-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(672) - H Res 382: Same-Day Consideration - Rule
July 29, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 382) that would waive, through the legislative day of Aug. 2, 2011, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee.  Adopted 236-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(681) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
July 30, 2011 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, July 29, 2011.  Motion agreed to 298-113.

 

Vote: Yea


Domestic Issues

 

(674) - HR 2244: Cpl. Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office - Passage
July 29, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Geneva, New York, as the "Cpl. Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office."  Motion agreed to 418-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(678) - HR 2213: Sgt. Jason W. Vaughn Post Office - Passage
July 29, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Iuka, Miss., as the "Sgt. Jason W. Vaughn Post Office."  Motion agreed to 420-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(679) - HR 1975: 1st Lt. Oliver Goodall Post Office Building - Passage
July 30, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Pasadena, Calif., as the "1st Lt. Oliver Goodall Post Office Building."  Motion agreed to 416-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(680) - HR 1843: John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building - Passage
July 30, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Barrigada, Guam, as the "John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building."  Motion agreed to 414-3.

 

Vote: Yea


Energy, Environment and Federal Land

 

(534) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Increase
July 11, 2011 - Tierney, D-Mass., amendment that would increase funding for the Army Corps of Engineers construction account by $133.8 million and the operations and maintenance account by $51.8 million. It also would reduce funding for Energy Department activities related to nuclear energy by $140 million and fossil energy research and development by $92.8 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(535) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Funding
July 11, 2011 - Graves, R-Mo., amendment that would increase funding for the Army Corps of Engineers operations and maintenance account by $1 million and reduce funding for the Corps construction account by $1.8 million.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 216-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(536) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Funding
July 11, 2011 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would increase funding for the Army Corps of Engineers operations and maintenance account by $6.4 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount in funding for supervision and general administration of the Corps civil works program.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-168.

 

Vote: Yea


(537) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Decrease
July 11, 2011 - Woodall, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease funding for the Army Corps of Engineers operations and maintenance account by $4.9 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(538) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Spending Reductions
July 11, 2011 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for various energy programs in the bill by $3.25 billion and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 96-313.

 

Vote: Nay


(539) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Contracting Policies
July 12, 2011 - Sessions, R-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill that would bar the use of funds for contracting out functions currently performed by Army Corps of Engineers employees pursuant to a study conducted under an Office of Management and Budget directive.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(540) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Definition of 'Navigable Waters'
July 12, 2011 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would bar the use of funds to clarify or enforce changes related to the definition of "navigable waters" regulated under the Clean Water Act.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(541) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding
July 12, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $100 million. It would offset the increase by reducing funding for nuclear energy programs by $50 million and fossil energy programs by $50 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(542) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Weatherization Assistance Stimulus Funding
July 12, 2011 - Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment that would strike language from the bill that would allow the Energy Department to transfer unspent stimulus funds provided for federal weatherization assistance from one state to another.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-259.

 

Vote: Yea


(543) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Fossil Fuel Funding
July 12, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $46 million and reduce funding for fossil fuel energy research and development by $99 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(544) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Fossil Fuel Funding
July 12, 2011 - Miller, D-N.C., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $24 million and reduce funding for fossil fuel energy research and development by $50 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-244

 

Vote: Nay


(545) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Reduction
July 12, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $27 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-292.

 

Vote: Yea


(546) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Increase
July 12, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $491 million. It would be offset by reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities at the National Nuclear Security Administration by the same amount.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(547) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Reduction
July 12, 2011 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would reduce funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $46 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 127-296.

 

Vote: Yea


(548) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Increase
July 12, 2011 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $227 million. It would be offset by reducing funds for nuclear weapons activities at the National Nuclear Security Administration by the same amount.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 149-273.

 

Vote: Nay


(549) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy and Science Research Reduction
July 12, 2011 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would decrease funding for energy and science research by $500 million. The total includes funding reductions of $300 million for energy efficiency, $32 million for fossil energy research and development, $168 million for science programs at the Energy Department, and $500,000 for Energy Department administration. It would transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 149-274.

 

Vote: Yea


(550) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Increase
July 12, 2011 - Wu, D-Ore., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $61 million, offset by reducing funds for Energy Department administrative expenses by the same amount.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-228.

 

Vote: Nay


(551) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Reduction
July 12, 2011 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $166 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-305.

 

Vote: Yea


(552) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Funding for Plutonium Production
July 12, 2011 - Schiff, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for nuclear energy programs by $10 million and increase it by the same amount, with the aim of dedicating such funds to a cooperative effort between NASA and the Energy Department to restart the production of plutonium-238.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-257.

 

Vote: Nay


(553) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - ARPA-E Funding Increase
July 12, 2011 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) by $450 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for fossil fuel energy and research programs.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 145-276.

 

Vote: Nay


(563) - HR 2417: Light Bulb Energy Efficiency Standards Repeal - Passage
July 12, 2011 - Barton, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would repeal energy-efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs scheduled to take effect in 2012. The bill also would eliminate $30 million in authorized funding for Energy Department research, market assessments and consumer education related to energy-efficient lighting.  Motion rejected 233-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(564) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Rule
July 13, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 347) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from issuing a new or revised water quality standard when a state standard has been approved by the EPA, unless the state agrees that a new or revised standard is necessary to meet Clean Water Act requirements.  Adopted 250-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(565) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - EPA Water Quality Regulatory Authorities
July 13, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 2 that would strike the section of the bill that would limit the EPA's authority to issue a revised or new water quality standard for a pollutant when a state has adopted and the EPA has already approved a standard, unless the state concurs with the new standard. The section would prohibit the EPA from superseding a water quality certification granted by a state or withdrawing approval of a state water quality permitting program.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(566) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Analysis of Economic and Employment Impact
July 13, 2011 - Capito, R-W.Va., amendment no. 3 that would require the EPA to analyze the impact on employment levels and economic activity in states affected by new regulations or Clean Water Act requirements prior to issuing a regulation, policy statement or guidance or implementing a new or substantially altered program. If the regulatory action is estimated to have a negative economic or employment impact, the EPA would be required to give notice to the state's representatives at least 45 days before the regulation's effective date.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 268-152.

 

Vote: Yea


(567) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Non-Compliant Permit Holders Exclusion
July 13, 2011 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment no. 5 that would exclude from the bill's provisions permit holders listed by the EPA as being in significant non-compliance with any Clean Water Act requirement.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(568) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Exclusion of Federally Funded Waters
July 13, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment no. 6 that would exempt bodies of water for which federal funds are provided for restoration projects, studies, pilot projects or development of total maximum daily loads, as determined by the EPA, from the bill's provisions.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(569) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Exemptions for Certain Waters
July 13, 2011 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment no. 9 that would exclude from the bill's provisions any waters that the EPA determines provide flood protection for communities; are valuable fish and wildlife habitats that benefit the economy; or are coastal recreational waters.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(570) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Exclusion of Waters in Flood Disaster Areas
July 13, 2011 - Carnahan, D-Mo., amendment no. 10 that would exclude from the bill's provisions waters located in an area that has been declared a major disaster area under current law in the preceding five-year period due to flooding.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(571) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Strike Bill Provisions
July 13, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 1 that would strike all provisions after the bill's enacting clause.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(572) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Recommit
July 13, 2011 - McNerney, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would specify that the bill would not affect the authority of the EPA with respect to any discharge or standard under the Clean Water Act that could result in an increased loading of a pollutant, including arsenic or perchlorate, into waters that are a source for a public drinking water supply.  Motion rejected 188-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(573) - HR 2018: Water Pollution Regulatory Authority - Passage
July 13, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from issuing a new or revised water quality standard when a state standard has been approved by the agency, unless the state agrees that a new or revised standard is necessary to meet Clean Water Act requirements. It also would prohibit the EPA from withdrawing approval of a state program for issuing water quality permits or limiting federal financial assistance for a state permitting program if the EPA disagrees with state water quality standards or the implementation of federal guidance. It would allow states to assume and administer parts of a water permitting program rather than all or none of it.  Passed 239-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(574) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup Increase
July 14, 2011 - Matheson, D-Utah, amendment that would increase funding for non-Defense environmental cleanup by $10 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-257.

 

Vote: Nay


(575) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup Increase
July 14, 2011 - Reed, R-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for non-Defense environmental cleanup by $41 million, offset by a $21 million decrease for Energy Department administration and a $20 million reduction for the Office of the Administrator of the National Security Administration.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 261-162

 

Vote: Yea


(576) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Science Increase
July 14, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would increase funding for the Energy Department science account by $42.7 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(577) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Science Decrease
July 14, 2011 - Royce, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for the Energy Department science account by $10 million and transfer the money to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 136-291.

 

Vote: Yea


(578_ - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Science Decrease
July 14, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for the Energy Department science account by $820.5 million and transfer the money to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 99-328.

 

Vote: Nay


(579) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research
July 14, 2011 - Schiff, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $79.6 million funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics research activities authorized by the America COMPETES Act, offset by a decrease of the same amount for the Energy Department administration account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 214-213.

 

Vote: Nay


(580) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Advanced Technology Manufacturing Loan Elimination
July 14, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate the $6 million in funding for the advanced technology manufacturing loan program and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-309.

 

Vote: Yea


(581) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Yucca Mountain
July 14, 2011 - Shimkus, R-Ill., amendment that would increase from $10 million to $20 million the amount for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to continue their review of the license application for the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, offset by a decrease of the same amount for the Energy Department administration account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 297-130.

 

Vote: Yea


(582) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Elimination
July 14, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate the $250,000 in funding for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-239.

 

Vote: Yea


(583) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Political Contribution Disclosure
July 15, 2011 - Cole, R-Okla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement any rule, regulation or executive order regarding the disclosure of political contributions.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 249-169.

 

Vote: Yea


(584) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Solar Energy Program Increase
July 15, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would increase funding for the Energy Department's solar energy program by $16 million and decrease funding for the fossil energy research program by $32 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-264.

 

Vote: Nay


(585) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Davis-Bacon Act
July 15, 2011 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to administer or enforce the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, except for contracts that exceed $20 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-238.

 

Vote: Yea


(586) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Increase
July 15, 2011 - Kaptur, D-Ohio, amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs by $10 million, offset by reducing funds for Energy Department administrative expenses by the same amount.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 212-210.

 

Vote: Nay


(587) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - ARPA-E Funding Ban
July 15, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-341.

 

Vote: Nay


(588) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
July 15, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-269.

 

Vote: Nay


(589) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fossil Energy Research Funding Ban
July 15, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Energy Department's fossil energy research program.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 68-353.

 

Vote: Nay


(590) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Construction Increase
July 15, 2011 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would increase funding for the Army Corps of Engineers' construction account by $1 million, offset by reducing funds for the Corps' expenses account by the same amount.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 271-148.

 

Vote: Yea


(591) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Ban
July 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate all funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 69-354.

 

Vote: Nay


(592) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Voluntary Supply Commitments
July 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for obtaining voluntary commitments described in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 regarding replacement fuels and alternative fueled vehicles.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 90-332.

 

Vote: Yea


(593) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Recess Appointment Salaries
July 15, 2011 - Landry, R-La., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds in the bill to pay the salaries of officials given their positions by recess appointments.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(594) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Overall Funding Reduction
July 15, 2011 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce funding for programs in the bill by 5 percent.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 129-292.

 

Vote: Yea


(595) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Overall Funding Reduction
July 15, 2011 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce funding for programs in the bill by 1 percent.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-272.

 

Vote: Yea


(596) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - International Program Activities
July 15, 2011 - Harris, R-Md., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for international program activities at the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency, except for programs related to Israel.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(597) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Carbon Capture and Sequestration
July 15, 2011 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds in the bill for carbon capture and sequestration projects eligible for a guarantee under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 68-351.

 

Vote: Nay


(598) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency Website
July 15, 2011 - Adams, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Energy Department to develop, maintain or create any website that disseminates information about energy efficiency to children under age 18.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-233.

 

Vote: Yea


(599) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Recommit
July 15, 2011 - Owens, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding for Energy Department expenses related to electricity delivery and energy reliability by $5 million and funding for Defense-related Energy Department activities by $2 million, offset by a decrease of $7 million in funding for Energy Department administration.  Motion rejected 182-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(600) - HR 2354: Fiscal 2012 Energy-Water Appropriations - Passage
July 15, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide $30.6 billion in fiscal 2012 to fund the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several regional water and power authorities. It also would provide $1 billion in emergency aid to areas in the Missouri and Mississippi River basins. In total, the bill would provide the Energy Department with $24.7 billion, of which $1.3 billion is designated for renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs. The bill also would provide $10.6 billion for the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as $4.8 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers.  Passed 219-196

 

Vote: Yea


(632) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Indian Health Facilities Increase
July 25, 2011 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would increase funding for Indian health facilities by $18.7 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount in funding for the Bureau of Land Management lands and resources management account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(633) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Spending Reduction
July 25, 2011 - Huelskamp, R-Kan., amendment that would decrease funding for various programs in the bill by $3 billion and transfer the money to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 126-284.

 

Vote: Yea


(634) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Environmental Programs and Management Increase
July 25, 2011 - Cleaver, D-Mo., amendment that would increase funding for the EPA's environmental programs and management account by $3 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for the Bureau of Land Management's lands and resources management account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(635) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Ocean Energy Management Increase
July 25, 2011 - Richmond, D-La., amendment that would increase funding for ocean energy management by $5 million. It also would decrease funding for the Bureau of Land Management's lands and resources management account by $6 million.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 221-192.

 

Vote: Nay


(636) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Drilling Permit Processing
July 25, 2011 - Hochul, D-N.Y., amendment that would reduce funding available for the Bureau of Land Management to process applications for drilling permits by $4.5 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 141-271.

 

Vote: Nay


(637) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Rule
July 26, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 370) that will provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the administration to make a permitting decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline by Nov. 1, 2011.  Adopted 246-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(640) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Ogallala Aquifer Finding
July 26, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment that would add language to the findings section that states that the Keystone XL pipeline would run through the Ogallala Aquifer, which provides 30 percent of the groundwater used in U.S. irrigation, outlining the risks involved with the route.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-260.

 

Vote: Nay


(641) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Finding
July 26, 2011 - Rush, D-Ill., amendment that would strike language in the findings section of the bill stating that the pipeline would result in no significant change in the total U.S. or global greenhouse gas emissions, according to an analysis using an EPA model.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(642) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Pipeline Safety Assessment
July 26, 2011 - Eshoo, D-Calif., amendment that would require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) complete a study analyzing the risks associated with transporting diluted bitumen and whether current regulations are sufficient before the president would be required to make a permitting decision. It also would add a finding to the bill stating that the administrator testified at a congressional hearing that the PHMSA had not yet performed such an analysis.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-264.

 

Vote: Nay


(643) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Safety Standards Finding
July 26, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would strike language in the findings section of the bill describing the pipeline's safety standards and replace it with language declaring that another pipeline operated by the applicant's has leaked more than a dozen times in the United States and 21 times in Canada in less than one year of operation.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 155-272.

 

Vote: Nay


(644) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Exports to China Finding
July 26, 2011 - Murphy, D-Conn., amendment that would strike language in the findings section of the bill declaring that increased Canadian exports of oil to China would increase U.S. reliance on oil from other foreign sources, especially the Middle East. The amendment would replace it with language that would highlight conclusions by Canadian oil consultants saying the pipeline would allow crude oil from the Canadian tar-sands to be exported to other countries, particularly China.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-275.

 

Vote: Nay


(645) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Permit Decision Deadline
July 26, 2011 - Rush, D-Ill., amendment that would extend the deadline for the permit decision to 120 days after the final environmental impact statement has been issued or until Jan. 1, 2012, whichever comes first.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 161-265.

 

Vote: Nay


(646) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Worst-Case Scenario
July 26, 2011 - Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, amendment that would allow a permit approving the pipeline to be issued only if the applicant has received a certification from the Energy secretary and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration stating that the applicant is prepared to respond to a "worst-case oil spill scenario."  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-260.

 

Vote: Nay


(647) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Air Pollution Health Impact
July 26, 2011 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would prevent the construction and operation of the pipeline until the president certified that the appropriate federal agency had studied the health impacts of increased air pollution in communities near refineries that would process oil transported through the pipeline.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-263.

 

Vote: Nay


(648) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Market Manipulation
July 26, 2011 - Kucinich, D-Ohio, amendment that would block the president from issuing or denying a permit for the pipeline until the Energy secretary, in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission, certified that permitting of the pipeline would not lead to manipulation of the U.S. oil market.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(649) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Recommit
July 26, 2011 - Sutton, D-Ohio, motion to recommit the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would direct the president to ensure federal agencies take "any feasible step" to prevent an increase in gas prices and limit seizures of American farm- and ranchland. It also would add language to the findings section of the bill declaring that the applicant has threatened to condemn the land of farmers and ranchers along the pipeline route and has projected that the pipeline will increase oil prices.  Motion rejected 181-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(650) - HR 1938: Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Permit - Passage
July 26, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would require the administration to make a permitting decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline within 30 days after the final environmental impact statement is issued or by Nov. 1, whichever is earlier. It would direct the president, working through the Energy secretary, to coordinate with federal agencies to make sure necessary review stages are expedited.  Passed 279-147.

 

Vote: Yea


(651) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Environmental Programs and Management Increase
July 27, 2011 - Clarke, D-Mich., amendment that would increase funding for the Geographic Programs Allocation in the Environmental Programs and Management account by $10 million, offset by decrease of the same amount in funding available for Bureau of Land Management to process applications for drilling permits.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(652) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Endangered Species Act
July 27, 2011 - Dicks, D-Wash., amendment that would strike language in the bill barring the Fish and Wildlife Service from listing new species and habitats for protection under the Endangered Species Act.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-202.

 

Vote: Nay


(653) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - National Recreation and Preservation Increase
July 27, 2011 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for the National Recreation and Preservation account by $8.4 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for National Park Service.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(654) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - National Park System Reduction
July 27, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would decrease funding for National Park System operations by $2.2 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-294.

 

Vote: Yea


(655) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Environmental Programs and Management Increase
July 27, 2011 - Dold, R-Ill., amendment that would increase funding for the Environmental Programs and Management account by $24.7 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for Interior Department management expenses.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-291.

 

Vote: Nay


(656) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - State and Private Forestry Increase
July 27, 2011 - Reed, R-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for the Agriculture Department's State and Private Forestry account by $8.3 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for Interior Department management expenses.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-189.

 

Vote: Nay


(657) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Interior Department Management Decrease
July 27, 2011 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would reduce funding for Interior Department management expenses by $420,000 and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 215-213.

 

Vote: Yea


(658) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Yukon-Charley National Preserve Boating Regulations
July 27, 2011 - Dicks, D-Wash., amendment that would strike language in the bill to bar the use of funds for the Interior Department to implement or enforce regulations concerning boating and other activities on or relating to waters located within Yukon-Charley National Preserve.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(659) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment - Gray Wolves
July 27, 2011 - Dicks, D-Wash., amendment that would strike language in the bill stating that any final rule issued by the Interior Department declaring the grey wolf is not endangered or threatened in Wyoming or any state within the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment, would not be subject to judicial review if the department had entered into an agreement with the relevant state to manage the wolf population.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(660) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - En Bloc Amendments
July 27, 2011 - LaTourette, R-Ohio, en bloc amendments that would increase the Geographic Programs allocation from the Environmental Programs and Management account by $50 million and increase the amount the EPA is allowed to transfer to other agencies to carry out activities in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement programs by $50 million. The amendments also would increase funding for Environmental Programs and Management by $13 million and decrease funding for the Science and Technology account by $20 million.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 220-206.

 

Vote: Yea


(661) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Environmental Programs and Management Decrease
July 27, 2011 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would decrease funding for the Environmental Programs and Management account by $6.2 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(662) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Diesel Emissions Reduction
July 27, 2011 - Richardson, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funding for the State and Tribal Assistance Grants account by $5 million, for grants to reduce pollution from diesel engines. It also would decrease funding for EPA buildings and facilities by $10 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-232.

 

Vote: Nay


 

 (664) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Diesel Emissions Reduction
July 28, 2011 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would eliminate the $30 million in funding for the State and Tribal Assistance Grants account for grants to reduce pollution from diesel engines and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-314.

 

Vote: Yea


(665) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Pollution Prevention Grants Increase
July 28, 2011 - Richardson, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funding for State and Tribal Assistance Grants for pollution prevention, mitigation or monitoring activities by $5 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount in funding for Forest Service capital improvement and maintenance.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-258.

 

Vote: Nay


(666) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Clean Water State Revolving Fund
July 28, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., amendment that would strike language in the bill mandating that at least 30 percent of funding given to states for Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grants be used for principal forgiveness or grants and replace it with a requirement that no more than 30 percent of such funding be used for those purposes.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 161-263.

 

Vote: Yea


(667) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Fund
July 28, 2011 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would increase funding for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Fund by $10 million and decrease funding for the Wildland Fire Management account by $16.6 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 130-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(668) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Council on Environmental Quality Elimination
July 28, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., amendment that would eliminate the $2.7 million in funding for the Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-227.

 

Vote: Yea


(669) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Smithsonian Institution Reduction
July 28, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for Smithsonian Institution salaries and expenses by $55.6 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 110-317.

 

Vote: Yea


(670) - HR 2584: Fiscal 2012 Interior-Environment Appropriations - National Endowment for the Arts Reduction
July 28, 2011 - Walberg, R-Mich., amendment that would reduce funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by $10.6 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-240.

 

Vote: Yea


Housing

 

(533) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Rule
July 08, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 340) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would make changes to and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program through Sept. 30, 2016.  Adopted 269-146.

 

Vote: Yea


(554) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Lender Insurance Requirement Limit
July 12, 2011 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment no. 3 that would make it illegal for lenders to require borrowers to purchase flood insurance worth more than the principal balance of the loan.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(555) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Business Interruption Insurance Elimination
July 12, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment no. 4 that would strike language in the bill authorizing the establishment of an optional insurance program to cover expenses related to business interruption and the loss of use of personal residences.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 118-305.

 

Vote: Yea


(556) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Residual Risk
July 12, 2011 - Cardoza, D-Calif., amendment no. 11 that would eliminate a requirement in the bill to include areas of residual risk on flood insurance maps.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 261-163.

 

Vote: Yea


(557) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Reserve Fund
July 12, 2011 - Westmoreland, R-Ga., amendment no. 19 that would require the floor insurance program to create a reserve fund equal to at least 1 percent of total loss exposure. It also would require the program to pay in, starting in fiscal 2012, at least 7.5 percent of the amount needed to fully fund the reserve. The amendment would provide for an exception if the Federal Emergency Management Agency certifies the mandatory reserve ratio cannot be achieved.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(558) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Advertising Ban
July 12, 2011 - Miller, R-Mich., amendment no. 20 that would prohibit the Federal Emergency Management Agency from spending money to purchase advertisements or commercials advertising the flood insurance program. It would direct that any money that had been allocated but not obligated to such advertising before the bill's enactment be redirected to reduce the flood insurance program's debt.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-238.

 

Vote: Yea


(559) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - All-Peril Insurance Study
July 12, 2011 - Scott, D-Va., amendment no. 23 that would direct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the effectiveness and feasibility of establishing an all-peril insurance program for residential properties.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(560) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Elimination
July 12, 2011 - Miller, R-Mich., amendment no. 25 that would eliminate the flood insurance program effective Jan. 1, 2012, blocking it from issuing new policies or renewing existing ones. Existing coverage would not be affected. It also would authorize states to form compacts to provide flood insurance.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 38-384.

 

Vote: Nay


(561) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Recommit
July 12, 2011 - Boswell, D-Iowa., motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make grants to help flood victims with rebuilding costs in areas the president has declared as major emergency or disaster zones in 2011. It also would exempt flood victims in those areas from flood-insurance premium increases for three years.  Motion rejected 181-244.

 

Vote: Nay


(562) - HR 1309: National Flood Insurance Program - Passage
July 12, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program through September, 2016. It would raise the annual limit on premium increases to 20 percent, from 10 percent, and require that market rates be charged for insurance on properties with severe, repetitive losses if the owner has refused mitigation or purchase offers. The bill would provide a five-year phase-in for properties that are newly designated as requiring flood insurance. It also would establish a Technical Mapping Advisory Council to develop new mapping standards.  Passed 406-22.

 

Vote: Yea


Transportation and Homeland Security

 

(608) - HR 2553: FAA Extension - Previous Question
July 20, 2011 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 357) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through Sept. 16, 2011.  Motion agreed to 239-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(609) - HR 2553: FAA Extension - Rule
July 20, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 357) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through Sept. 16, 2011.  Adopted 242-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(610) - HR 2553: FAA Extension - Recommit
July 20, 2011 - Rahall, D-W.Va., motion to recommit the bill to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit airlines from charging members of the military fees for checking four or fewer bags when traveling on official military orders and being deployed to or returning from overseas contingency operations.  Motion rejected 187-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(611) - HR 2553: FAA Extension - Passage
July 20, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through Sept. 16, 2011. It would require that communities be at least 90 miles from a hub airport, up from 70, in order to receive benefits from the Essential Air Service program. The bill also would require that communities have a per-passenger subsidy cost of less than $1,000 in the most recent fiscal year to maintain eligibility.  Passed 243-177.

 

Vote: Yea


Values Issues

 

(673) - HR 440: Religious Freedoms Special Envoy - Passage
July 29, 2011 - Smith, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the president to appoint a special envoy to promote religious freedom of religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia. The envoy would be directed to give priority to projects and activities related to Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Motion agreed to 402-20.

 

Vote: Yea


War on Terror and Armed Forces

(495) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Research and Development Funding Increase
July 06, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would increase funding for Defense Department research and development programs by $10 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for general Defense Department maintenance and operations.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-241.

 


(496) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Operations and Maintenance Funding
July 06, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for general Defense Department maintenance and operations by $217 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 87-328.

 


(497) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Research and Development Funding Increase
July 06, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would increase funding for Defense Department research and development programs by $15 million, offset by a decrease of the same amount for general Defense Department maintenance and operations.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-266.

 


(498) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Defense Health Program
July 06, 2011 - Kucinich, D-Ohio, amendment that would increase funding for the Defense Health Program by $4 million and direct the increase to the program's funding designated for research and development. It would be offset by a decrease of the same amount for general Defense Department maintenance and operations.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(499) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Air Force Research and Development
July 06, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment that would reduce funding for Air Force research and development programs by $297 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 98-322

 

Vote: Nay


(500) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Contracting
July 06, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would strike the bill's limitation on the use of funds for contracting out Defense Department functions currently performed by civilian employees.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 212-208.

 

Vote: Yea


(501) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Contracting
July 06, 2011 - Sessions, R-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill to bar the use of funds for contracting out Defense Department functions currently performed by federal employees pursuant to a study conducted under an Office of Management and Budget directive.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 217-204.

 

Vote: Yea


(502) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan War Funding
July 07, 2011 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for overseas contingency operations, aid to Afghanistan and aid to Pakistan by $33 billion, with the aim of reducing funding for the war in Afghanistan. It would transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 97-322.

 

Vote: Nay


(503) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan War Funding
July 07, 2011 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for overseas contingency operations by $20.9 billion, with the aim of reducing funding for the war in Afghanistan. It would transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.   Rejected in Committee of the Whole 133-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(504) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Base Insulation in Afghanistan
July 07, 2011 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would reduce funding for the Army's maintenance and operations account for overseas contingency operations by $15 million and increase it by the same amount, with the aim of requiring that at least $15 million be used on insulating forward operating bases in Afghanistan.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(505) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Reimbursement to Allied Nations
July 07, 2011 - Poe, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce funding for the Defense Department's operations and maintenance account for overseas contingency operations by $1 billion, directing that the reduction come from a fund to reimburse allied nations for support in the war in Afghanistan. It would transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-297.

 

Vote: Nay


(506) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund
July 07, 2011 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the $5 billion in funding for the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund and transfer those funds to the bill's spending reduction account.   Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-314.

 

Vote: Nay


(507) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund Reduction
July 07, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would reduce funding for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $200 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 210-217.

 

Vote: Nay


(508) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund Elimination
July 07, 2011 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would eliminate the $475 million in funding for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer those funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 145-283.

 

Vote: Nay


(509) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Security Forces Fund
July 07, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would reduce funding for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $4 billion and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-306.

 

Vote: Nay


(510) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund
July 07, 2011 - Poe, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce funding for the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund by $1 billion and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-285.

 

Vote: Yea


(511) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Funding Reduction
July 07, 2011 - McCollum, D-Minn., amendment that would reduce the amount of funding made available in the bill by $125 million, with the aim of reducing funding for military bands.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-201.

 

Vote: Yea


(512) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Motorsports Military Outreach
July 07, 2011 - McCollum, D-Minn., amendment that would cap at $20 million the amount of the funding in the bill used for recruiting and outreach through the motorsports industry, such as paying NASCAR teams and drivers.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-260.

 

Vote: Nay


(513) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Military Training in Libya
July 07, 2011 - Cole, R-Okla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to train, equip, advise or otherwise support any group or individual carrying out military activities in Libya, unless they are a part of a country's armed forces.   Adopted in Committee of the Whole 225-201.

 

Vote: Yea


(514) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Military Operations in Libya
July 07, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to fund the use of military force in Libya.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 199-229.

 

Vote: Yea


(515) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Libya Military Operations Funding
July 07, 2011 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to support Operation Odyssey Dawn or Operation Unified Protector, the U.S. and NATO operations in Libya.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-249.

 

Vote: Yea


(516) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Defense of Marriage Act
July 07, 2011 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to contravene the Defense of Marriage Act.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 248-175.

 

Vote: Yea


(517) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Base Funding Reduction
July 07, 2011 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would reduce the total appropriation in the bill by $17.2 billion, excluding the overseas contingency operations account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 135-290.

 

Vote: Nay


(518) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - War Powers Resolution
July 07, 2011 - Sherman, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to contravene the War Powers Resolution.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 316-111.

 

Vote: Yea


(519) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Pakistan Assistance
July 07, 2011 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide assistance to Pakistan.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 89-338.

 

Vote: Nay


(520) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Military Operations in Libya or Libyan Airspace
July 07, 2011 - Gohmert, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to support military obligations, including NATO and United Nations operations, in Libya and in Libyan airspace.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-265.

 

Vote: Yea


(521) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Commander's Emergency Response Program
July 07, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment that would decrease the limit on the funds made available under the bill for the Commander's Emergency Response Program from $400 million to $200 million. It also would reduce the amount provided to the Army operation and maintenance account, which contains the program, by $200 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-257.

 

Vote: Nay


(522) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Disclosure of Political Contributions
July 07, 2011 - Cole, R-Okla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement any rule, regulation or executive order regarding the disclosure of political contributions.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 256-170.

 

Vote: Yea


(523) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Funding Reduction
July 07, 2011 - Frank, D-Mass., amendment that would reduce the total appropriations in the bill by $8.5 billion. It would exclude cuts to military personnel, the Defense Health Program and the overseas contingency operations account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-244.

 

Vote: Nay


(524) - H Res 268: Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations - Adoption
July 07, 2011 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would reaffirm the support for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and call on the administration to announce that it will veto any resolution on Palestinian statehood that comes before the UN Security Council which is not a result of agreements reached between Israel and the Palestinians.  Motion agreed to 407-6.

 

Vote: Yea


(525) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Operations and Maintenance Funding
July 08, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce funding for general Defense Department operations and maintenance by $250 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 39-380.

 

Vote: Nay


(526) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund
July 08, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce funding for the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund by $3.6 billion.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 118-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(527) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Research and Development Funding
July 08, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce funding for Defense Department research, development, test, and evaluation by $730 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 100-321.

 

Vote: Nay


(528) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Military Chaplain 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Training
July 08, 2011 - Huelskamp, R-Kan., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the curriculum of the Chaplain Corps Tier One 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal training dated April 2011.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(529) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - U.S. Armed Forces in Europe
July 08, 2011 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to maintain an end strength level of armed forces personnel assigned to permanent duty in Europe in excess of 30,000 members. It also would reduce funding for military personnel by $813 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 113-307.

 

Vote: Nay


(530) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Libya Military Operations Funding Limitation
July 08, 2011 - Kucinich, D-Ohio, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for military operations in or against Libya except under a declaration of war against Libya pursuant to Article I of the Constitution.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-251.

 

Vote: Yea


(531) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Recommit
July 08, 2011 - Barrow, D-Ga., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding for National Guard personnel by $20 million, for Defense Department operations and maintenance by $20 million, and Army National Guard operations and maintenance by $160 million, with the aim of increasing funding for the Yellow Ribbon Program, which supports soldiers and families before, during and after mobilization or upon redeployment. It would decrease funding for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $200 million.  Motion rejected 188-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(532) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Passage
July 08, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide $649.2 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2012. That total includes $530 billion in discretionary funding and an additional $118.7 billion in funding for overseas contingency operations such as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Of the regular funding, $170 billion would be provided for operations and maintenance, $107.6 billion for procurement and $73 billion for research and development. It would provide about $10 billion for ballistic missile defense; $32.3 billion for the Defense Health Program; and $132.1 billion for military personnel, including a 1.6 percent pay raise.  Passed 336-87.

 

Vote: Yea


Veterans

(638) - HR 1383: Veterans Tuition Reimbursement - Motion to Concur
July 26, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would allow veterans enrolled at private colleges under the post-9/11 GI bill on or before Jan. 4, 2011, to receive $17,500 or the established charges payable listed by the Veterans Affairs Department in October 2010, whichever is greater, in tuition reimbursement each year through July 31, 2014.  Motion agreed to 424-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(638) - HR 1383: Veterans Tuition Reimbursement - Motion to Concur
July 26, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would allow veterans enrolled at private colleges under the post-9/11 GI bill on or before Jan. 4, 2011, to receive $17,500 or the established charges payable listed by the Veterans Affairs Department in October 2010, whichever is greater, in tuition reimbursement each year through July 31, 2014.  Motion agreed to 424-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 

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