Vote History

May 2016 Vote History

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(180) - HR 4957: Ariel Rios Federal Building – Passage May 10, 2016 - Curbelo, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington, D.C., as the "Ariel Rios Federal Building." Motion agreed to 401-0.

Vote: Yea

(181) - HR 5052: Opioid Abuse Grant Program Evaluation – Passage May 10, 2016 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Justice Department to evaluate, within five years of the bill's enactment, the effectiveness of a proposed grant program for services related to opioid abuse that would be created by a different bill. It also would require the Health and Human Services Department to evaluate its grant programs that target issues related to opioid abuse, and would reduce, from $20 million to $16 million, the existing authorization for fiscal 2022 for the Justice Department's emergency federal law enforcement assistance grants program. Motion agreed to 410-1.

Vote: Yea

(182) - HR 5046, HR4641: Pain Medication Task Force and Opioid Abuse Grants - Previous Question May 11, 2016 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 720) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4641) that would establish a task force to review and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication and the bill (HR 5046) that would create a Justice Department grant program related to opioid abuse. Motion agreed to 215-173.

Vote: Yea

(183) - HR 4641, HR5046: Pain Medication Task Force and Opioid Abuse Grants – Rule May 11, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 720) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4641) that would establish a task force to review and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication and the bill (HR 5046) that would create a Justice Department grant program related to opioid abuse. Adopted 255-163.

Vote: Yea

(184) - HR 4641: Pain Medication Task Force – Passage May 11, 2016 - Passage of a bill that would direct the Health and Human Services Department to convene a task force that would need to review and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication. The task force would be required to consider existing research and ongoing efforts to develop improved pain management strategies, including differences between classes of opioids and alternatives to opioids. As amended, the task force also would need to consider the practice of co-prescribing the overdose reversal drug naloxone for pain patients who receive chronic opioid therapy and patients undergoing treatment for opioid use disorder. Passed 412-4.

Vote: Yea

(185) - HR 4843: Infants Born With Substance Addiction – Passage May 11, 2016 -Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Health and Human Services Department to monitor states that receive grants for their child protection services systems for compliance with requirements, including a requirement that states have in place a program or law for child abuse and neglect that includes a safe care plan for infants born with substance addiction. It also would further require that the plan address the needs of the infant and affected caregiver and develop state monitoring systems for implementation. Motion agreed to 421-0.

Vote: Yea

(186) - HR 5046: Opioid Abuse Grants - Medical Facilities May 12, 2016 -Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would allow the Justice Department grants to state and local governments for services related to opioid abuse that would be authorized by the bill to be used for programs to ensure the security of opioids in medical facilities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-225.

Vote: Nay

(187) - HR 5046: Opioid Abuse Grants – Passage May 12, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would authorize $103 million annually from fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2021 for the Justice Department to issue grants to state and local governments and Indian tribes to provide services related to opioid abuse. The grants could be used for a number of specified purposes including: treatment alternatives to incarceration programs, prescription drug monitoring programs, investigations related to unlawful distribution of opioids, training for first responders on administering opioid overdose reversal drugs, and as amended, prescription drug take-back programs. The bill also would authorize the Justice Department to issue grants to assist veterans, such as veterans treatment court programs. The measure would eliminate, through fiscal 2021, an existing $20 million authorization for emergency federal law enforcement assistance grants. Passed 413-5.

Vote: Yea

(188) - HR 1818: Veteran Emergency Medical Technicians – Passage May 12, 2016 -Guthrie, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create a demonstration grant program for states to streamline requirements to help veterans who have finished military emergency medical technician training to meet state requirements to become an emergency medical technician. States would need to demonstrate that they have a shortage of emergency medical personnel in order to be eligible. Motion agreed to 415-1.

Vote: Yea

(189) - HR 4586: Opioid Overdose Reversal Medication – Passage May 12, 2016 -Guthrie, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Health and Human Services Department to issue grants to states to encourage pharmacies to issue opioid overdose reversal medication pursuant to a "standing order," which permits pharmacists to dispense medication without a person-specific prescription. The bill would authorize $5 million total for fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2019 and would reduce the fiscal 2017 authorization for Centers for Disease Control public health capability enhancement activities by the same amount. Motion agreed to 415-4.

Vote: Yea

(190) - S 524: Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention - Previous Question May 13, 2016 -Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 725) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (S 524) that would authorize grants related for opioid treatment services and include other provisions related to opioids. Motion agreed to 232-172.

Vote: Yea

(191) - S 524: Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention – Rule May 13, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 725) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (S 524) that would authorize grants related for opioid treatment services and would include other provisions related to opioids. The rule would provide for a substitute amendment consisting of a package of House-passed measures to be considered adopted, including bills that would: authorize grants to states to encourage pharmacies to issue opioid overdose reversal medication pursuant to a "standing order," which permits pharmacists to dispense medication without a person-specific prescription; allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants who do not formally register with the Justice Department to administer medication to treat opioid addiction; and authorize grants to state and local governments for services related to opioid abuse. Adopted 240-165.

Vote: Yea

(192) - : Procedural Motion – Journal May 13, 2016 -Approval of the House Journal of Thursday, May 12, 2016. Approved 235-160.

Vote: Nay

(193) - S 524: Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention – Passage May 13, 2016 -Passage of a bill, as amended, that would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants who do not formally register with the Justice Department to administer medication to treat opioid addiction, authorize the Health and Human Services Department to issue grants to states to encourage pharmacies to issue opioid overdose reversal medication pursuant to a "standing order," which permits pharmacists to dispense medication without a person-specific prescription. It also would authorize the Justice Department to issue grants to state and local governments for services related to opioid abuse. The measure also would establish a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs and would reauthorize residential treatment grant programs for pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse problems that are administered by the Health and Human Services Department's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Passed 400-5.

Vote: Yea

(194) - HR 4743: Cybersecurity Risks and Consortia – Passage May 16, 2016 -Ratcliffe, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Homeland Security Department to work with a consortium, including the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, to train state and local first-responders to prepare for and respond to cybersecurity risks and incidents, help states and communities develop cybersecurity information-sharing programs, among other activities. Motion agreed to 394-3.

Vote: Yea

(195) - HR 4407: Counterterrorism Advisory Board – Passage May 16, 2016 -Katko, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish in statute the existing Counterterrorism Advisory Board within the Homeland Security Department to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities and policy related to counterterrorism. The measure would bar new funds from being authorized for the board. Motion agreed to 389-5.

Vote: Yea

(196) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Previous Question May 17, 2016 –Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 732) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4909) that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2017. Motion agreed to 239-177.

Vote: Yea

(197) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Rule May 17, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 732) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2017. The rule would provide for automatic adoption of an amendment that would remove provisions that would require women to register with the Selective Service System. The amendment also would require the Defense secretary to submit a report on the need for a centralized registration system, including the extent to which expanding registration to include women would impact benefits from the Military Selective Service System. Adopted 234-181.

Vote: Yea

(198) - S 524: Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention - Motion to Instruct May 17, 2016 -Esty, D-Conn., motion to instruct conferees to agree to Title III of the Senate-passed bill relating to treatment and recovery programs. Motion rejected 182-236.

Vote: Nay

(199) - HR 897: Pesticide Permits – Passage May 17, 2016 -Gibbs, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would temporarily modify the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to prohibit the EPA or a state government from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides near navigable waters. The measure also would modify the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to prohibit the EPA and states from requiring permits for the point source use of a pesticide registered under FIFRA, with certain exceptions. The temporary prohibitions would end on Sept. 30, 2018. Motion rejected 262-159.

Vote: Yea

(200) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Rule May 18, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 735) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4909) that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2017. Adopted 230-175.

Vote: Yea

(201) - HR 5243, HR4974: Zika Supplemental and Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Previous Question May 18, 2016 -Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 736) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA appropriations bill (HR 4974) and a bill (HR 5243) that would appropriate $622 million in supplemental funding for fiscal 2016 to combat the Zika virus. Motion agreed to 240-182.

Vote: Yea

(202) - HR 4974, HR5243: Zika Supplemental and Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations – Rule May 18, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 736) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA appropriations bill (HR 4974) and a bill (HR 5243) that would appropriate $622 million in supplemental funding for fiscal 2016 to combat the Zika virus. Adopted 241-183.

Vote: Yea

(203) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Rocket Motor Suppliers May 18, 2016 -McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that every tactical missile program using solid propellant has at least two fully-certified rocket motor suppliers in the event that one of the suppliers is outside the national technology and industrial base. The requirement could be waived for compelling national security reasons. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 211-213.

Vote: Nay

(204) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Guantanamo Bay May 18, 2016 -Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would remove prohibitions on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to or within the United States and on constructing or modifying facilities in the United States to house the detainees.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-259.

Vote: Nay

(205) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Southern Border Security May 18, 2016 -Poe, R-Texas, amendment, as modified, that would allow the Defense Department, in transferring unmanned aerial vehicles, the Aerostat radar system, night-vision goggles and Humvees as part of the Excess Property Program, to give preference first to the Homeland Security Department and then to state and federal agencies that agree to use the property primarily for border security functions along the southern border. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 243-180.

Vote: Yea

(206) - HR 5243: Zika Supplemental - Motion to Table May 18, 2016 -Rogers, R-Ky., motion to table (kill) the Castor, D-Fla., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Rogers point of order that the Castor motion to recommit the bill violated a prohibition on legislating on a general appropriations bill. The motion would recommit the bill to the Appropriations and Budget Committees with instructions to immediately report back with an amendment that would appropriate additional funds to combat the Zika virus. Motion agreed to 240-183.

Vote: Yea

(207) - HR 5243: Zika Supplemental – Passage May 18, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would appropriate $622 million in supplemental funding for activities to combat the Zika virus, including $170 million for the Centers for Disease Control and $230 million for the National Institutes of Health. The funding would only be available during fiscal 2016 and would be subject to restrictions on appropriations included in the fiscal 2016 omnibus appropriations law, which includes a prohibition on the use of funds to pay for abortions. The cost of the measure would be offset by rescinding $352 million in funding appropriated under the fiscal 2015 omnibus appropriations law to combat the outbreak of Ebola and $270 million in Health and Human Services Department administrative funding. Passed 241-184.

Vote: Yea

(208) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Alternative Energy Costs May 18, 2016 -Buck, R-Colo, amendment that would prohibit the Defense Department from purchasing alternative energy unless the cost and capability is equivalent to conventional energy. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 159-266.

Vote: Yea

(209) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Environmental Executive Orders May 18, 2016 -Fleming, R-La., amendment that would prohibit use of funds to implement two executive orders that require the Defense Department to meet certain green energy mandates and to incorporate climate change reviews in operations, acquisition and planning. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-198.

Vote: Yea

(210) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Authorization for Use of Millitary Force May 18, 2016 -Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force 90 days after the bill's enactment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 138-285.

Vote: Nay

(211) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - One Percent Authorization Reduction May 18, 2016 -Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would direct the president to make reductions in amounts authorized by the bill as the president considers appropriate to reach a total reduction of one percent of the funds authorized by the bill. Reductions could not be made to military, reserve or National Guard personnel accounts or to the Defense Health Program account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 63-360.

Vote: Nay

(212) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - U.S. Mission in Afghanistan May 18, 2016 -Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would remove certain sense of Congress provisions related to the scope of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, including one that would express a sense of Congress that the president should provide additional resources to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Afghanistan. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-292.

Vote: Nay

(213) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Overseas Contingency Operations Funds May 18, 2016 -Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would reverse the bill's use of funds in the war operations account for procurements not requested in the White House budget and would instead move $9.4 billion to the war operations and maintenance account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 132-289.

Vote: Nay

(214) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Maritime Security Fleet May 18, 2016 -Sanford, R-S.C., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to study the Maritime Security Fleet. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 41-383.

Vote: Nay

(215) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Recommit May 18, 2016 -Clyburn, D-S.C., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would eliminate an exception to a proposed prohibition on Reserve Officers' Training Corps units at educational institutions that display the Confederate flag. Motion rejected 181-243.

Vote: Nay

(216) - HR 4909: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization – Passage May 18, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would authorize $602.2 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2017. The total would include $58.8 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funding, of which $23.1 billion of would be used for non-war, base defense budget needs. As amended, the bill would require the president to seek Senate confirmation of his national security adviser if the staff of the National Security Council exceeds 100 employees. Passed 277-147.

Vote: Yea

(217) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations Army Construction May 19, 2016 -Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would eliminate the proposed $19 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funds for Army military construction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 52-372.

Vote: Nay

(218) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations Navy and Marine Corps Construction May 19, 2016 -Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would eliminate the proposed $59 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funds for Navy and Marine Corps military construction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 51-371.

Vote: Nay

(219) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations Air Force Construction May 19, 2016 -Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would eliminate the proposed $88 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding for Air Force military construction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 56-363.

Vote: Nay

(220) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations Defense-Wide Construction May 19, 2016 -Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would eliminate the proposed $5 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding for defense-wide military construction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 64-360.

Vote: Nay

(221) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Medical Marijuana May 19, 2016 -Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would bar use of appropriated funds to implement a Veterans Health Administration directive with respect to the prohibition on department providers completing forms that issue recommendations or opinions regarding a veteran's participation in a state marijuana program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 233-189.

Vote: Nay

(222) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Unaccompanied Immigrant Children May 19, 2016 -Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar use of appropriated funds to modify military installations in the United States to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-202.

Vote: Yea

(223) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Confederate Flags at Veterans Administration Cemeteries May 19, 2016 -Huffman, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the use of appropriated funds to display Confederate flag imagery in Veterans Administration cemeteries. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 265-159.

Vote: Nay

(224) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Union Membership May 19, 2016 -Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit appropriated funds from being used to allow solicitation of labor organization membership in Veterans Affairs Department facilities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 200-225.

Vote: Yea

(225) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Project Labor Agreements May 19, 2016 -Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit use of funds to implement an executive order related to project labor agreements and federal construction projects. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 209-216.

Vote: Yea

(226) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - LGBT Discrimination May 19, 2016 -Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar use of appropriated funds in contravention of an executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 212-213.

Vote: Nay

(227) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Engrossment and Third Reading May 19, 2016 -Question of engrossment and third reading of the bill that would provide $184.2 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing, including $81.6 billion in discretionary spending. Other 241-183.

Vote: Yea

(228) - HR 4974: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations – Passage May 19, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would provide $184.2 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing. It would provide $81.6 billion in discretionary spending, including $172 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. The Veterans Health Administration's medical services account would receive a total of $52.5 billion for veterans medical services for fiscal 2017, the bulk of which would be advance funding that was provided by prior-year appropriations laws. It would provide $7.9 billion for military construction, including $1.3 billion for family and military housing. The bill would provide $66.4 billion in advance appropriations for certain VA medical accounts for fiscal 2018. It also would include $103.9 billion in advance fiscal 2018 appropriations for mandatory VA benefits. Passed 295-129.

Vote: Yea

(229) - HR 4889: Call Location Information – Passage May 23, 2016 -Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require mobile service providers to provide call location information at the request of law enforcement if the cell phone was used to call 911 or if the device is "reasonably believed" to be in the possession of an individual in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious physical harm. Motion rejected 229-158.

Vote: Yea

(230) - HR 3998: Network Access During Emergencies – Passage May 23, 2016 -Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand a provision in current law that prohibits heads of federal agencies from blocking telecommunication service providers from accessing disaster sites during emergencies to cover all communication service providers, including radio, television and direct broadcast satellite service providers. The measure also would require the Federal Communications Commission to report to Congress on the viability of providing 911 services over Wi-Fi hotspots operating on unlicensed spectrum during emergencies when mobile service is unavailable. Motion agreed to 389-2.

Vote: Yea

(231) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Previous Question May 24, 2016 -Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 743) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5055) that would provide $37.4 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several commissions. Motion agreed to 233-174.

Vote: Yea

(232) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Rule May 24, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 743) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5055) that would provide $37.4 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several commissions. Adopted 237-171.

Vote: Yea

(233) - HR 897, HR2576: Chemical Regulation and Pesticide Permits - Previous Question May 24, 2016 -Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 742) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 2576) that would modify the Toxic Substances Control Act and a bill (HR 897) that would modify existing law to prohibit the EPA and state governments from requiring a permit for the use of pesticides in certain circumstances. Motion agreed to 234-175.

Vote: Yea

(234) - HR 897, HR2576: Chemical Regulation and Pesticide Permits – Rule May 24, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 742) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 2576) that would modify the Toxic Substances Control Act and a bill (HR 897) that would modify existing law to prohibit the EPA and state governments from requiring a permit for the use of pesticides in certain circumstances. Adopted 238-171.

Vote: Yea

(235) - HR 5077: Fiscal 2017 Intelligence Authorization – Passage May 24, 2016 -Nunes, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize classified amounts in fiscal 2017 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency, as well as foreign intelligence activities of the Defense Department, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security Department and other agencies. The bill would require the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a declassification review of certain reports on past terrorist activities of former Guantanamo detainees who were transferred or released after the signing of a 2009 executive order related to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Any information declassified as a result of the review would need to be made publicly available. It also would require the Director of National Intelligence to publish online a list of all logos and symbols commonly associated with foreign terrorist organizations. Motion agreed to 371-35.

Vote: Yea

(236) - HR 897: Pesticide Permits – Recommit May 24, 2016 -Ruiz, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would exempt the discharge of a pesticide from the bill's provisions if there is evidence, based on peer-reviewed science, that the pesticide could harm pregnant women or have adverse effects on early childhood development. Motion rejected 182-232.

Vote: Nay

(237) - HR 897: Pesticide Permits – Passage May 24, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would temporarily modify the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to prohibit the EPA or a state government from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides near navigable waters. The measure also would modify the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to prohibit the EPA and states from requiring permits for the point source use of a pesticide registered under FIFRA, with certain exceptions. The temporary prohibitions would end on Sept. 30, 2018. Passed 258-156.

Vote: Yea

(238) - HR 2576: Chemical Regulation - Motion to Concur May 24, 2016 -Shimkus, R-Ill., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would modify how the EPA decides what existing chemicals to test and would require that decisions concerning whether chemicals may pose an unreasonable risk to health or the environment would need to be made without consideration of cost or other non-risk factors. It also would change the process the agency must follow regarding new chemicals, require the EPA to make science-based decisions in conducting risk evaluations and expand the EPA's ability to collect and use fees to pay for chemical tests. Under the measure, state chemical safety laws would not be pre-empted under certain circumstances. The measure also would specify under what circumstances states could continue to regulate chemicals the EPA is already regulating. Motion agreed to 403-12.

Vote: Yea

(239) - S 2012, HR5233: Energy Policy and District of Columbia Budget - Previous Question May 25, 2016 -Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 744) that would provide for House floor consideration of an energy policy measure (S 2012) and a bill (HR 5233) that would repeal the District of Columbia law that modified the district's home rule charter to allow locally generated funds to be spent without congressional approval. Motion agreed to 239-176.

Vote: Yea

(240) - HR 5233, S2012: Energy Policy and District of Columbia Budget – Rule May 25, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 744) that would provide for House floor consideration of an energy policy measure (S 2012) and a bill (HR 5233) that would repeal the District of Columbia law that modified the district's home rule charter to allow locally generated funds to be spent without congressional approval. Adopted 242-171.

Vote: Yea

(241) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Construction May 25, 2016 -Clawson, R-Fla., amendment that would increase funding for Army Corps of Engineers construction by $50 million and reduce funding for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve by the same amount. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 143-275.

Vote: Nay

(242) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - California Drought May 25, 2016 -McNerney, D-Calif., amendment that would remove drought provisions in the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-247.

Vote: Nay

(243) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fossil Energy Research May 25, 2016-Griffith, R-Va., amendment that would reduce funding for Energy Department energy efficiency and renewable energy activities by $50 million and increase funding for fossil energy research and development by $45 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-236.

Vote: Yea

(244) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency, Nuclear Energy and Fossil Energy Research May 25, 2016 -Buck, R-Colo., amendment that would eliminate funding for Energy Department energy efficiency and renewable energy activities, nuclear energy activities and fossil energy research and development and transfer that $3.5 billion to the spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 80-339.

Vote: Yea

(245) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable Energy May 25, 2016 -Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce funding for Energy Department fossil energy research and development by $13 million and increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities by roughly $10 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-251.

Vote: Nay

(246) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fossil Energy Research May 25, 2016-Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce funding for Energy Department fossil energy research and development by $285 million and transfer the amount to the spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 144-275.

Vote: Nay

(247) - HR 5233: District of Columbia Budget – Recommit May 25, 2016 -Connolly, D-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would provide an exception for the use of local funds to prevent and treat the Zika virus. Motion rejected 179-239.

Vote: Nay

(248) - HR 5233: District of Columbia Budget – Passage May 25, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would repeal a District of Columbia law that modified the district's home rule charter to allow locally-generated funds to be spent without congressional approval. Passed 240-179.

Vote: Yea

(249) - S 2012: Energy Policy Package – Commit May 25, 2016 -Peters, D-Calif., motion to commit the bill, as amended, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would add a section to the bill that would state that it would not prevent a federal agency from considering potential impacts on climate change during permitting or approval processes undertaken in accordance with the measure. Motion rejected 178-239.

Vote: Nay

(250) - S 2012: Energy Policy Package – Passage May 25, 2016 -Passage of the bill, as amended, that would increase the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) authority with regard to licensing and permitting of natural gas pipelines and hydropower projects, and would set statutory deadlines for agencies. It also would set a deadline for the Energy Department to approve or deny applications to export natural gas to within 30 days of the bill's enactment or the close of the application's public comment period, whichever is later. The bill would require FERC to facilitate voluntary information sharing between federal, state, and local authorities and operators and users of the U.S. bulk power system. It would deem mining operations of "strategic and critical minerals" as "infrastructure projects" as described in a 2012 presidential order regarding permitting of infrastructure projects. The measure also would require that additional water be pumped south from Northern California when water levels in the state are generally low rather than retaining water in the north for habitat restoration and other environmental purposes. Passed 241-178.

Vote: Yea

(251) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program May 25, 2016 -Weber, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce funding for the Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program by $7 million and transfer the same amount to the spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-260.

Vote: Yea

(252) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Administration May 25, 2016 -Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would decrease funding for Energy Department departmental administration by $1 million and increase funding by the same amount. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-245.

Vote: Nay

(253) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - National Ocean Policy May 25, 2016 -Farr, D-Calif., amendment that would remove a provision in the bill that would bar use of funds for further implementation of the coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components of the National Ocean Policy developed under a 2010 executive order. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-228.

Vote: Nay

(254) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Plutonium Pit Production May 25, 2016 -Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would bar use of funds made available by the bill to expand plutonium pit production capacity at the PF-4 facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 126-293.

Vote: Nay

(255) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - North Carolina Transgender Law May 25, 2016 -Pittenger, R-N.C., amendment that would prohibit use of funds made available by the bill to revoke funding previously awarded to North Carolina. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-192.

Vote: Yea

(256) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Social Cost of Carbon May 25, 2016 -Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit use of funds made available by the bill to issue regulations or guidance that references or relies on the social cost of carbon analysis. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-188.

Vote: Yea

(257) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research May 25, 2016 -Foster, D-Ill., amendment that would prohibit the Energy secretary from using funds made available by the bill for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 206-213.

Vote: Nay

(258) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - LGBT Discrimination May 25, 2016 -Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment, as amended, that would bar use of funds made available by the bill in contravention of an executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, except as required under the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment and Article I of the Constitution. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-195.

Vote: Nay

(259) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Religious Institutions May 25, 2016 -Byrne, R-Ala., amendment that would prohibit use of funds made available by the bill in contravention of a law that prohibits the government from substantially burdening the free exercise of religion, an executive order related to faith based organizations, or certain provisions of the Civil Rights Act or the American Disabilities Act related to religious groups. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(260) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - One Percent Reduction May 25, 2016-Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce funding levels in the bill across-the-board by one percent. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-258.

Vote: Yea

(261) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Operations Plan May 25, 2016 -Smith, R-Mo., amendment related to crevassing of levees under the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Operations Plan. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-300.

Vote: Yea

(262) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Programs May 25, 2016 -Walker, R-N.C., amendment that would reduce funding for various Department of Energy programs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 128-291.

Vote: Yea

(263) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations - Iran Heavy Water May 25, 2016 - DeSantis, R-Fla., amendment that would prohibit use of funds made available by the bill to buy heavy water from Iran. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 251-168.

Vote: Yea

(264) - S 2012: Energy Policy Package - Motion to Instruct May 25, 2016 -Grijalva, D-Ariz., motion to instruct House conferees to insist on the inclusion of Senate-passed provisions that would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Motion rejected 205-212.

Vote: Nay

(265) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Recommit May 26, 2016 -Langevin, D-R.I., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding for National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear nonproliferation programs by $20 million and reduce federal salaries and expenses at the National Nuclear Security Administration by the same amount. Motion rejected 178-236.

Vote: Nay

(266) - HR 5055: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Passage May 26, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would provide $37.4 billion in fiscal 2017 to fund the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. It would provide $30.1 billion for the Energy Department, of which $12.9 billion would be designated for the National Nuclear Security Administration. It also would provide $6.1 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $1.1 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation. As amended, the measure would prohibit use of funds to buy heavy water from Iran or in contravention of an executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, except as required under the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment and Article I of the Constitution. Rejected 112-305.

Vote: Nay

(267) - HR 2577: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations and Zika Funding - Previous Question May 26, 2016 -Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 751) that would provide for the House to concur in the Senate amendment to the appropriations measure (HR 2577) with an amendment that would: provide $184.2 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing, including $81.6 billion in discretionary spending; appropriate $622 million in supplemental funding for activities to combat the Zika virus; and temporarily prohibit the EPA and state governments from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides near navigable waters. It also would provide for a motion for the House to insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill and request a conference with the Senate. Motion agreed to 236-180.

Vote: Yea

(268) - HR 2577: Fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations and Zika Funding – Rule May 26, 2016 -Adoption the rule (H Res 751) that would provide for the House to concur in the Senate amendment to the appropriations measure (HR 2577) with an amendment that would: provide $184.2 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing, including $81.6 billion in discretionary spending; appropriate $622 million in supplemental funding for activities to combat the Zika virus; and temporarily prohibit the EPA and state governments from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides near navigable waters. It also would provide for a motion for the House to insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill and request a conference with the Senate. Adopted 233-180.

Vote: Yea

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