Vote History

March 2016 Vote History

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Washington, March 1, 2016 | comments

(103) - HR 136: Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office – Passage

March 01, 2016 -

Russell, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Camp Pendleton, Calif., as the "Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office."
Motion agreed to 381-0

Vote: Yea

(104) - HR 3735: Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office – Passage

March 01, 2016 -

Russell, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Winston Salem, N.C., as the "Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office."
Motion agreed to 371-9

Vote: Yea

(105) - HR 3716: Medicaid Fraud – Passage

March 02, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would require states to submit to the Health and Human Services Department certain information, including name, specialty, social security number and reason for termination, about health care providers terminated from the state's Medicaid program or its Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) because of fraud or other reasons. The bill would require the department, if it determines appropriate, to include these terminated providers in its termination notification database. Federal CHIP and Medicaid funds could not be distributed to any provider 60 days after they have been added to the database. As amended, the bill would require states to publish online a directory of Medicaid providers reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis or through a primary-care case management system during the preceding 12 months.
Passed 406-0

Vote: Yea

(106) - HR 4557: EPA Emissions Rule for Brick Manufacturing - Previous Question

March 03, 2016 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 635) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4557) that would delay, until judicial reviews have been completed, the compliance dates for the Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 rule that set national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for the manufacturing of brick, structural clay products and clay ceramics.
Motion agreed to 233-174

Vote: Yea

(107) - HR 4557: EPA Emissions Rule for Brick Manufacturing – Rule

March 03, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 635) that would provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 4557) that would delay, until judicial reviews have been completed, the compliance dates for the Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 rule that set national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for the manufacturing of brick, structural clay products and clay ceramics.
Adopted 235-173.

Vote: Yea

(108) - S 1826: Lt. Col. James 'Maggie' Megellas Post Office – Passage

March 03, 2016 -

Russell, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Fond du Lac, Wis., as the "Lieutenant Colonel James 'Maggie' Megellas Post Office."
Motion agreed to 406-1

Vote: Yea

(109) - HR 4557: EPA Emissions Rule for Brick Manufacturing – Passage

March 03, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would delay compliance dates for the Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 rule that set national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for the manufacturing of brick, structural clay products and clay ceramics. The bill would delay compliance dates until completion of judicial reviews in which legal actions were filed within 60 days of the final rule's publication in the Federal Register. The bill also would apply to any final rule that succeeds or changes the 2015 rule.
Passed 238-163

Vote: Yea

(110) - : Procedural Motion – Journal

March 03, 2016 -

Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
Approved 217-154

Vote: Nay

(111) - S 2426: Taiwan INTERPOL Observer Status – Passage

March 14, 2016 -

Smith, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the State Department secretary to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and would instruct INTERPOL Washington to request Taiwan's observer status.
Motion agreed to 381-0

Vote: Yea

(112) - H Con Res 75: ISIL War Crimes and Genocide – Passage

March 14, 2016 -

Smith, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would express the sense of Congress that atrocities of ISIL against Christians, Yezidis, and other minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Additionally, the bill would request that the United Nations coordinate to prevent these crimes and to punish those responsible for them, and would commend and suggest support of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Kurdistan regional government for protecting those fleeing the violence of ISIL. The resolution would state that the protracted Syrian civil war and violence of the Assad regime have contributed and will continue to contribute to the growth of ISIL.
Motion agreed to 393-0

Vote: Yea

(113) - H Con Res 121: Syrian Violence Against Civilians – Passage

March 14, 2016 -

Smith, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would express that it is Congress' sense that Syria and its allies, specifically Russia, should be condemned for continued use of unlawful violence against Syrian civilians, which would be considered a war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Additionally, the resolution would urge the United States and its partners to work toward the cessation of these attacks and to collect documentation relation to these human rights violations. The bill would also urge the administration to establish mechanisms for the protection of civilians and to ensure consistent access to humanitarian, to direct the United States representative of the United Nations to promote the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal, and would urge other nations to take any person indicted for these crimes into custody.
Motion agreed to 392-3

Vote: Yea

(114) - HR 3797, HR4596: Small Internet Provider Disclosures and Refuse Coal Power Plants - Previous Question

March 15, 2016 -

Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 640) that would provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 4596) that would create a five year exemption for small-business broadband internet providers from Federal Communications Commission disclosures, and the bill (HR 3797) that would establish standards for an electricity-generating power plant that uses waste coal as a fuel source to comply with Environmental Protection Agency standards.
Motion agreed to 235-177

Vote: Yea

(115) - HR 3797, HR4596: Small Internet Provider Disclosures and Refuse Coal Power Plants – Rule

March 15, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 640) that would provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 4596) that would create a five year exemption for small-business broadband internet providers from Federal Communications Commission disclosures, and the bill (HR 3797) that would establish standards for an electricity-generating power plant that uses waste coal as a fuel source to comply with Environmental Protection Agency standards.
Adopted 235-176.

Vote: Yea

(116) - HR 2081: Gibson Dam Construction License – Passage

March 15, 2016 -

Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the date, for a maximum of six years, for construction to commence on the Gibson Dam in Lewis and Clark County and Teton County, Montana.
Motion agreed to 410-2

Vote: Yea

(117) - HR 3447: W. Kerr Scott Dam Construction License – Passage

March 15, 2016 -

Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the date, for a maximum of three consecutive two year periods, for construction to commence on the Army Corps of Engineers' W. Kerr Scott Dam in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Motion agreed to 406-3.

Vote: Yea

(118) - HR 3797: Refuse Coal Power Plant Regulation - Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

March 15, 2016 -

Pallone, D-N.J., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions on the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-224

Vote: Nay

(119) - HR 3797: Refuse Coal Power Plant Regulation - State Opt-out

March 15, 2016 -

Engel, D-N.Y., amendment that would allow for states to opt out of the Cross-State Air Pollution (CSAPR) requirements under the bill if the state determines that the requirements will increase the state's compliance cost for CSAPR.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-233.

Vote: Nay

(120) - HR 3797: Refuse Coal Power Plant Regulation - GAO Report on Air Pollutants

March 15, 2016 -

Bera, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to issue a report on the emissions of sulfur dioxide and other air pollutants that were a result of the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-235

Vote: Nay

(121) - HR 3797: Refuse Coal Power Plant Regulation - Public Health Requirement

March 15, 2016 -

Veasey, D-Texas, amendment that would prohibit the bill from taking effect until the Environmental Protection Agency certifies that it will not cause in an increase of emissions of air pollutants that adversely affect public health.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-234

Vote: Nay

(122) - HR 3797: Refuse Coal Power Plant Regulation – Recommit

March 15, 2016 -

Adams, D-N.C., motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would delay the implementation of the bill until the Environmental Protection Agency has certified that the bill would not result in an increase in air emissions that harm brain development or causes learn disabilities in infants or children, or that increases mercury in sources of drinking water.
Motion rejected 173-236

Vote: Nay

(123) - HR 3797: Refuse Coal Power Plant Regulation – Passage

March 15, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would subject an electric generating unit that get at least 75 percent of its energy from coal mining byproduct to the original emissions standards as set in the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), rather than the lowered emissions totals that have been set as the standard for 2017 through 2020. The bill would also not allow for unused emissions to be transferred to other entities, but would allow for the unused emissions to be added to future compliance periods. Additionally, the bill would alter standards under which an electric generating unit could meet the Clean Air Act's (PL 91-604) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule through meeting requirements for either sulfur dioxide or hydrogen chloride, but not for both.
Passed 231-183.

Vote: Yea

(124) - HR 4596: Small Business FCC Disclosures – Passage

March 16, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would exempt broadband internet providers that have 250 thousand subscribers or less from Federal Communications Commissions' (FCC) enhanced disclosure requirements in regards to the 2015 net neutrality rule for a five year period. Additionally, the bill would require the FCC to send a report to Congress on whether the exemption should be made permanent, and whether the exemption should expand to businesses that provide internet to a larger subscriber base.
Passed 411-0

Vote: Yea

(125) - HR 4416: Jennings Randolph Dam – Passage

March 16, 2016 -

Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the date, for a maximum of three consecutive two year periods, for construction to commence on the Army Corps of Engineers' Jennings Randolph Dam in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia.
Motion agreed to 418-2.

Vote: Yea

(126) - HR 4434: Cannonsville Reservoir – Passage

March 16, 2016 -

Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the date, for a maximum of four consecutive two year periods, for construction to commence on the Cannonsville Reservoir in Delaware County, New York.
Motion agreed to 417-2

Vote: Yea

(127) - H Res 639: Amicus Curiae United States, et al. v. Texas, et al. - Previous Question

March 17, 2016 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 649) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 639) that would authorize the Speaker of the House to appear as amicus curiae in the case of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.
Motion agreed to 234-181

Vote: Yea

(128) - H Res 639: Amicus Curiae United States, et al. v. Texas, et al. – Rule

March 17, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 649) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 639) that would authorize the Speaker of the House to appear as amicus curiae in the case of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al.
Adopted 234-180

Vote: Yea

(129) - H Res 639: Amicus Curiae United States, et al. v. Texas, et al. – Passage

March 17, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize the Speaker of the House to appear as amicus curiae in the case of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al. The case, which will be argued in front of the United States Supreme Court, was brought by 26 states against the Obama administration for its November 2014 executive actions that would defer deportation and provide work permits for illegal immigrants.
Adopted 234-186

Vote: Yea

(130) - HR 4314: Combating International Terrorist Travel – Passage

March 21, 2016 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the State Department secretary, in collaboration with several other departments, to submit, within 180 days of enactment, a biennial report to Congress within the president's budget regarding initiatives abroad to combat travel by terrorists and foreign fighters. Additionally, the bill would direct the Departments of State and Homeland Security to share certain systems and equipment with foreign governments for the purpose of stopping the travel, and would authorize the Department of State to withhold non-humanitarian, non-trade-related foreign aid to a nation that does not make a serious and sustained effort to comply with minimum border security standards as created in the bill.
Motion agreed to 371-2

Vote: Yea

(131) - HR 2745: Antitrust Lawsuit Standards - Previous Question

March 22, 2016 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 653) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2745) that would set equal standards for the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department to meet in antitrust lawsuits.
Motion agreed to 231-154

Vote: Yea

(132) - HR 2745: Antitrust Lawsuit Standards – Rule

March 22, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 653) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2745) that would set equal standards for the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department to meet in antitrust lawsuits.
Adopted 233-154

Vote: Yea

(133) - HR 4742: NSF Female Entrepreneurial Programs – Passage

March 22, 2016 -

Comstock, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would amend the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (PL 96-516) to authorize the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women.
Motion agreed to 383-4.

Vote: Yea

(134) - HR 4755: NASA Promoting STEM Education – Passage

March 22, 2016 -

Comstock, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to pursue careers in aerospace. Additionally, the bill would require NASA to advance space science and exploration by supporting several initiatives, and would require the NASA administrator to submit a plan to Congress 90 days after enactment of the bill on how NASA could best facilitate and support current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators in engaging female students.
Motion agreed to 380-3

Vote: Yea

(135) - HR 4336: Cremated Veterans in Arlington Cemetery – Passage

March 22, 2016 -

Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Army secretary to ensure that the cremated remains of any individual who was once considered active duty under the GI Bill Improve Act (PL 95-202) are eligible for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Additionally, the bill would require the Army secretary to submit a report to Congress 180 days after the bill's enactment, which would include the interment and inurnment capacity of Arlington National Cemetery.
Motion agreed to 385-0

Vote: Yea

(136) - HR 2745: FTC Antitrust Case Standards – Recommit

March 23, 2016 -

Doggett, D-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would exempt mergers that would "unreasonably" increase the cost of pharmaceutical drugs from the bill.
Motion rejected 174-235

Vote: Nay

(137) - HR 2745: FTC Antitrust Case Standards – Passage

March 23, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to comply with the same procedures as the Department of Justice under the Clayton Act (PL 63-212) for cases of antitrust laws that could "substantially lessen competition" or "tend to create a monopoly." Additionally, the bill would require the Attorney General and the FTC to notify a state attorney general in writing, on cases in which a state could bring action on an antitrust case, would give the FTC subpoena authority for such cases, and would give United States district courts jurisdiction in relevant cases.
Passed 235-171

Vote: Yea

(138) - H Res 658: Condemning Brussels Terrorist Attacks – Passage

March 23, 2016 -

Poe, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would condemn the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016 in the strongest terms. Additionally, the resolution would pledge support for Belgium in its efforts to bring the attackers to justice, declare that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a threat to freedom in all countries, and expresses the House of Representatives' readiness to assist Belgium in response to the threats of ISIS.
Motion agreed to 409-0

Vote: Yea

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