Vote History

April 2016 Vote History

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Washington, April 1, 2016 | comments

(139) - HR 1567: Global Food Security Strategy –

Passage April 12, 2016 -

Smith, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the president to coordinate development and implementation of a global food security strategy, and would authorize approximately $1 billion for fiscal 2017 to implement portions of the strategy that relate to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Motion agreed to 370-33

Vote: Yea

(140) - HR 4676: Veterans Benefits –

Passage April 12, 2016 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a penalty of a fine, imprisonment for a maximum five years, or both, for knowingly engaging in a "scheme or artifice" to defraud an individual of their veterans benefits, or in connection with obtaining veterans benefits for that person.
Motion agreed to 411-0

Vote: Yea

(141) - HR 2666: Broadband Rate Regulation –

Previous Question April 13, 2016 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 672) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2666) that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating rates charged for broadband Internet access service.
Motion agreed to 243-182

Vote: Yea

(142) - HR 2666: Broadband Rate Regulation –

Rule April 13, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 672) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2666) that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating rates charged for broadband Internet access service.
Adopted 242-182

Vote: Yea

(143) - HR 3791, HR3340: Bank Holding Companies and Financial Stability Oversight Council –

Previous Question April 13, 2016 -

Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 671) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3340) that would place funding for the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research under the appropriations process. The rule also would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3791) that would direct the Federal Reserve Board to increase the maximum amount of consolidated assets a bank holding company can have and be covered by a policy statement that allows small bank holding companies to have debt levels higher than permitted for larger holding companies and use debt to finance up to 75 percent of an acquisition.
Motion agreed to 243-182

Vote: Yea

(144) - HR 3791, HR3340: Bank Holding Companies and Financial Stability Oversight Council –

Rule April 13, 2016 –

Adoption of the rule (H Res 671) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3340) that would place funding for the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research under the appropriations process. The rule also would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3791) that would direct the Federal Reserve Board to increase the maximum amount of consolidated assets a bank holding company can have and be covered by a policy statement that allows small bank holding companies to have debt levels higher than permitted for larger holding companies and use debt to finance up to 75 percent of an acquisition.
Adopted 242-182

Vote: Yea

 (145) - HR 3340: Financial Stability Oversight Council Funding –

Motion to Table April 14, 2016 -

Hensarling, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Moore, D-Wis., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Hensarling point of order that the Moore motion to recommit the bill was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with language that would, upon enactment of the bill, make it in order for the House to consider the fiscal 2017 budget resolution that the House Budget Committee reported to the House (H Con Res 125).
Motion agreed to 239-176

Vote: Yea

 (146) - HR 3340: Financial Stability Oversight Council Funding –

Passage April 14, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would place funding for the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research (OFR) under the annual appropriations process. Additionally, the bill would require the OFR to quarterly report to Congress on its spending, staff and performance. It also would provide for a minimum 90-day public notice and comment period before the OFR could issue any proposed rule, report or regulation.
Passed 239-179

Vote: Yea

(147) - HR 3791: Bank and Thrift Holding Companies - Underserved Communities

April 14, 2016 -

Kelly, D-Ill., amendment that would limit the proposed increase to the consolidated assets a bank holding company can have and be covered by the Federal Reserve Board's policy statement on allowable debt levels for small bank holding companies to holding companies that submit a credible plan to expand access to banking services in rural, low-income, minority and otherwise underserved communities.
Rejected 165-253

Vote: Nay

(148) - HR 3791: Bank and Thrift Holding Companies –

Motion to Table April 14, 2016 -

Hensarling, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Moore, D-Wis., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Hensarling point of order that the Moore motion to recommit the bill was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with language that would, upon enactment of the bill, make it in order for the House to consider the fiscal 2017 budget resolution that the House Budget Committee reported to the House (H Con Res 125).
Motion agreed to 241-177

Vote: Yea

(149) - HR 3791: Bank and Thrift Holding Companies –

Passage April 14, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would direct the Federal Reserve Board to revise a policy statement that allows small bank holding companies to take on higher levels of debt to purchase an acquisition than permitted for larger holding companies. Specifically, the amount of consolidated assets a holding company can have and be covered under the policy statement would be increased from less than $1 billion to less than $5 billion.
Passed 247-171.

Vote: Yea

(150) - HR 2666: Broadband Rate Regulation - Machine-Readable Public Inspection Files April 15, 2016 -

Yarmuth, D-Ky., for Lujan, D-N.M., amendment that would add that the bill would not affect the Federal Communications Commission's authority to issue regulations to require broadcasters, cable operators and satellite television and radio service providers to make information in their public inspection files available in a machine-readable format.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-231

Vote: Nay

(151) - HR 2666: Broadband Rate Regulation - Actions in the Public Interest-

April 15, 2016-

McNerney, D-Calif., amendment that would add that the bill would not affect the Federal Communications Commission's authority to act in the public interest, convenience and necessity.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-231

Vote: Nay

(152) - HR 2666: Broadband Rate Regulation –

Passage April 15, 2016-

Passage of the bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates that broadband Internet service providers charge for broadband Internet access service. The bill would not apply to the commission's administration of the Universal Service Fund, or its enforcement of truth-in-billing rules or the ban on paid prioritization.
Passed 241-173

Vote: Yea

(153) - HR 4570: Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Program –

Passage April 18, 2016 –

Davis, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the grants given under the Department of Agriculture's women and minorities in STEM fields program as the "Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program Grant."
Motion agreed to 377-6

Vote: Yea

(154) - S 719: Great Falls, Montana Armed Forces Reserve Center –

 Passage April 18, 2016

Zinke, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the armed forces reserve center in Great Falls, Mont., as the "Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center."
Motion agreed to 387-0

Vote: Yea

(155) - HR 4890, HR3724: IRS Bonuses and Former Employees –

 Previous Question April 19, 2016 –

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 688) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4890) that would ban Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees from being award a bonus until the Department of the Treasury submits a comprehensive customer service plan to Congress, and the bill (HR 3724) that would ban the IRS from rehiring an employee that was removed for misconduct.
Motion agreed to 240-172

Vote: Yea

(156) - HR 3724, HR4890: IRS Bonuses and Former Employees –

Rule April 19, 2016

Adoption of the rule (H Res 688) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4890) that would ban Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees from being award a bonus until the Department of the Treasury submits a comprehensive customer service plan to Congress, and the bill (HR 3724) that would ban the IRS from rehiring an employee that was removed for misconduct.
Adopted 242-172

Vote: Yea

(157) - HR 1206, HR4885: IRS Hiring Freeze and User Fee Appropriations –

Previous Question April 19, 2016 –

Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 687) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1206) that would ban the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from hiring any new employee until the Secretary of the Treasury has certified to Congress that no IRS employee has a "seriously delinquent tax debt," and for consideration of the bill (HR 4885) that would make IRS spending of collected user fees subject to the annual appropriations process.
Motion agreed to 239-173

Vote: Yea

(158) - HR 4885, HR1206: IRS Hiring Freeze and User Fee Appropriations –

 Rule April 19, 2016 –

Adoption of the rule (H Res 687) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1206) that would ban the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from hiring any new employee until the Secretary of the Treasury has certified to Congress that no IRS employee has a "seriously delinquent tax debt," and for consideration of the bill (HR 4885) that would make IRS spending of collected user fees subject to the annual appropriations process.
Adopted 239-173

Vote: Yea

(159) - HR 1206: IRS Hiring Freeze - Congressional Tax Delinquency

April 20, 2016 –

Kildee, D-Mich., motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would void the bill in years that the tax delinquency rate is greater in either chamber of Congress than it is in the Department of Treasury.
Motion rejected 177-245

Vote: Nay

(160) - HR 1206: IRS Hiring Freeze –

Passage April 20, 2016 –

 Passage of the bill that would ban the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from hiring any employee until the Department of the Treasury secretary submits a written certification to Congress that confirms that the IRS has no employee with outstanding debt under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (PL 99-514), unless the debt is exempt by: being paid in a timely manner, undergoing a due process hearing, a levy has been made, or debt relief has been granted.
Passed 254-170

Vote: Yea

(161) - HR 4885: User Fee Appropriations –

 Passage April 20, 2016 –

Passage of the bill that would require the Department of the Treasury to deposit user fees collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into the department's general fund, and would ban the IRS from spending the fees unless provided by an appropriations act.
Passed 245-179

Vote: Yea

(162) - HR 4890: IRS Customer Service Strategy –

Passage April 21, 2016 –

Passage of the bill that would ban employees of the Internal Revenue Service from receiving a pay bonus or award, until the Department of the Treasury develops and submits a comprehensive customer service strategy to Congress. The strategy would need to be approved by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and would need to include: appropriate telephone and correspondence levels of service, an assessment of services that can be shifted to self-service operations, and proposals to improve customer service in the short, medium, and long term. As amended, the bill would clarify that only previously appropriated funds may be used to finance the bill.
Passed 260-158

Vote: Yea

(163) - HR 3724: IRS Employee Misconduct –

Passage April 21, 2016 –

Passage of the bill that would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from employing any individual who was previously an employee of the IRS and was removed or whose employment was terminated for misconduct.
Passed 345-78

Vote: Yea

(164) - HR 4820: Former Extremist Public Testimony –

Passage April 26, 2016 –

McCaul, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Department of Homeland Security to incorporate the public testimonials of former violent extremists into efforts to combat terrorist recruitment and communications. The bill would not allow for the Homeland Security secretary to collect testimonials directly from former violent extremists or their associates.
Motion agreed to 322-79

Vote: Yea

(165) - HR 4096: Hedge Fund and Banking Entity Names –

Passage April 26, 2016 –

Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow for a hedge fund or private equity fund to share a name with a banking entity that is an investment adviser to the fund, so long as the investment adviser is not, and does not share a name with, an insured deposit institution or a company that controls one, or is a company that is treated as a banking holding company. The name could also not be shared if it has "bank" in the name.
Motion agreed to 395-3

Vote: Yea

(166) - HR 4923: Tariff Reduction and Suspension –

Passage April 27, 2016 -

Brady, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a process for the submission and consideration of petitions for the suspension or reduction of tariffs. The petition would have to be submitted by a member of the public that can demonstrate that they are likely beneficiaries of the changed tariff, and would have to be reviewed by the International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC would be required to submit a report to Congress regarding the proposed petition, and would make a recommendation on whether the tariff change would benefit domestic industries.
Motion agreed to 415-2

Vote: Yea

(167) - HR 699: Electronic Communications Warrants –

Passage April 27, 2016 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require a government entity to obtain a warrant in order to require a provider of electronic communications or remote computing service, to disclose the contents of a wire or electronic communications. Additionally, the bill would require a government entity to obtain a warrant or the consent of the subscriber or customer in order to require an electronic communication or remote computing service to disclose the record or other information of a subscriber or customer of their service.
Motion agreed to 419-0

Vote: Yea

(168) - HR 4498: SEC General Solicitation –

 Previous Question April 27, 2016 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 701) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4498) that would exempt various parties from Securities and Exchange Commission general solicitation or advertising rules, which require issuing companies to verify that individuals attending an event where businesses offer unregistered securities in the private market are accredited investors.
Motion agreed to 238-181

Vote: Yea

(169) - HR 4498: SEC General Solicitation –

Rule April 27, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 701) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4498) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4498) that would exempt various parties from Securities and Exchange Commission general solicitation or advertising rules, which require issuing companies to verify that individuals attending an event where businesses offer unregistered securities in the private market are accredited investors.
Adopted 240-177

Vote: Yea

(170) - HR 4498: SEC General Solicitation - Demonstration Day Fees

April 27, 2016 -

Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would limit the types of fees that a "demonstration day" sponsor could collect, limit attendance at these events to members of an angel investor group or an accredited investor, and would require an issuer of securities to be someone who is involved in day-to-day operations of a business.
Rejected 139-272

Vote: Nay

(171) - HR 4498: SEC General Solicitation –

Passage April 27, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would that would exempt various parties from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) general solicitation or advertising rules, which require issuing parties to verify that individuals attending an event where businesses offer unregistered securities in the private market are accredited investors. The exempt parties include: any government entity, college, nonprofit, angel investor group, venture forum, venture capital, or trade association, or any additional group that the SEC determines by rule.
Passed 325-89

Vote: Yea

(172) - S 1890: Trade Secret Civil Action –

Passage April 27, 2016 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the owner of a trade secret that is misappropriated to bring a civil action if the trade secret is related to interstate or foreign commerce. It would allow courts to issue orders to seize property related to trade secrets, establish procedures for seized property, expand remedies for theft of trade secrets, and require the Attorney General to submit to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees a report on theft of trade secrets occurring outside of the United States.
Motion agreed to 410-2

Vote: Yea

(173) - HR 4901, HJRES88: SOAR Reauthorization and Fiduciary Rule –

Previous Question April 28, 2016 -

Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 706) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4901) that would the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at current funding ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021 and for (H J Res 88) that would provide for Congressional disapproval and would void the Department of Labor rule relating to the "definition of the term 'Fiduciary,'" that was published on April 8, 2016, regarding standards for individuals giving retirement investment advice.
Motion agreed to 231-182

Vote: Yea

(174) - H J Res 88, HR4901: SOAR Reauthorization and Fiduciary Rule –

Rule April 28, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 706) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4901) that would the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at current funding ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021 and for (H J Res 88) that would provide for Congressional disapproval and would void the Department of Labor rule relating to the "definition of the term 'Fiduciary,'" that was published on April 8, 2016, regarding standards for individuals giving retirement investment advice.
Adopted 234-183

Vote: Yea

(175) - HR 5019: SEC Safe Harbor –

Passage April 28, 2016 -

Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to propose and adopt rules that would provide safe harbors for investment fund research reports in regards to exchange traded funds. The investment fund research report would not constitute an offer for sale or an offer to sell a security that is subject of an offering. The bill would also require the SEC to propose and adopt requirements for the protection of investors and for the promotion of capital formation.
Motion agreed to 411-6

Vote: Yea

(176) - H J Res 88: Fiduciary Rule –

 Passage April 28, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would provide Congressional disapproval of the Department of Labor rule relating to the "definition of the term 'Fiduciary'", that was published on April 8, 2016, regarding standards for individuals giving retirement investment advice. The resolution would also void the rule.
Passed 234-183

Vote: Yea

(177) - HR 2901: Flood Insurance –

Passage April 28, 2016 -

Ross, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow for private flood insurance that is not included in the National Flood Insurance Program to satisfy mandatory requirements for flood insurance on properties that federal or private flood insurance is equal to the lowest value between the development cost of the property, the principal balance of the loan on the property, or the maximum limit of flood insurance coverage made on the property.
Motion agreed to 419-0

Vote: Yea

(178) - HR 4901: D.C. School Voucher Reauthorization –

Recommit April 29, 2016 -

Lieu, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would codify exclusion from the bill's private school voucher program any eligible entity or school that discriminates against program participants or applicants on the basis of "actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity." The bill would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at current funding ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021.
Motion rejected 167-228

Vote: Nay

(179) - HR 4901: D.C. School Voucher Reauthorization –

Passage April 29, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) program at current funding ($60 million annually) through fiscal 2021. The bill would equally split funding between D.C. public schools, D.C. charter school expansions and the Opportunity Scholarship program. Additionally, the bill would prohibit a limitation on the number of students eligible for receiving scholarships under the program, and would repeal a section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (PL 114-113) that limits the SOAR scholarship program to students of schools that meet certain requirements.
Passed 224-181

Vote: Yea

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