Vote History

July 2016 Vote History

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(343) - HR 4768: Agency Regulation Review - Previous Question July 05, 2016 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 796) that would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 4768) that would require federal judges to review challenges to agency regulations rather than give deference to the findings and reports from the agencies themselves. Motion agreed to 232-168

Vote: Yea

 (344) - HR 4768: Agency Regulation Review – Rule July 05, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 796) that would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 4768) that would require federal judges to review challenges to agency regulations rather than give deference to the findings and reports from the agencies themselves. Adopted 230-168.

Vote: Yea

 (345) - HR 1270: Health Savings Account Rules - Previous Question July 05, 2016 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 793) that would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 1270) that would modify a number of rules related to health savings accounts (HSAs), including a rule that makes over-the-counter medications ineligible for HSA coverage. Motion agreed to 231-168.

Vote: Yea

 (346) - HR 1270: Health Savings Account Rules – Rule July 05, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 793) that would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 1270) that would modify a number of rules related to health savings accounts (HSAs), including a rule that makes over-the-counter medications ineligible for HSA coverage. Adopted 226-168.

Vote: Yea

(347) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Previous Question July 05, 2016 - Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 794) that would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 5485) that would provide $21.7 billion in discretionary funding for financial services and general government appropriations in fiscal 2017. Motion agreed to 229-169.

Vote: Yea

(348) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations – Rule July 05, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 794) that would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 5485) that would provide $21.7 billion in discretionary funding for financial services and general government appropriations in fiscal 2017. Adopted 227-172.

Vote: Yea

 (349) - HR 4854: Small Business Venture Capital – Passage July 05, 2016 - Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would increase from 100 to 250 the number of accredited investors who can form a venture capital fund to invest in small businesses. Motion agreed to 388-9.

Vote: Yea

(350) - HR 4855: Regulation of Crowdfunding – Passage July 05, 2016 - Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would create a special purpose investment vehicle ("crowdfunding vehicle") through which multiple investors can pool funds to invest in small companies. The measure would also increase the individual investor and investment thresholds that trigger a requirement to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Motion agreed to 394-4.

Vote: Yea

(351) - HR 1270: Health Savings Account Rules – Passage July 06, 2016 - Passage of the bill that, as amended, would modify rules related to health savings accounts (HSAs) by doubling the maximum contribution limit, allowing couples to divide their combined catch-up contributions among either of their HSAs, creating a special rule for certain medical expenses incurred before the establishment of an HSA, and repealing a rule under the 2010 health care law that made over-the-counter medications ineligible for coverage under HSAs. Passed 243-164.

Vote: Yea

(352) - HR 4361: Federal Employment Practices - Previous Question July 06, 2016 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 803) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4361) that would expand agencies' ability to suspend, fire or demote employees based on performance or misconduct, double probationary periods for civil service employees before they receive federal job protections, and require annual reports on the amount of time federal employees work as union representatives. Motion agreed to 243-180.

Vote: Yea

(353) - HR 4361: Federal Employment Practices – Rule July 06, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 803) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4361) that would expand agencies' ability to suspend, fire or demote employees based on performance or misconduct, double probationary periods for civil service employees before they receive federal job protections, and require annual reports on the amount of time federal employees work as union representatives. Adopted 240-182.

Vote: Yea

(354) - S 1252: International Agricultural and Disaster Assistance – Passage July 06, 2016 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the president to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to promote global security and agricultural development, and would authorize almost $3.8 billion in fiscal 2017 and 2018 for this strategy and for international disaster assistance. Motion agreed to 369-53.

Vote: Yea

(355) - HR 2646: Mental Health Care – Passage July 06, 2016 - Murphy, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would create a new assistant secretary for mental health and substance abuse to replace the head of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and provide HHS greater data collection and identification of best practices. The measure would create a new grant program for community-based mental health care and expand Medicaid coverage of inpatient treatment services at mental health institutions. The measure would also require greater federal oversight of insurance companies to ensure parity between a health plan's mental health coverage and physical health coverage. Motion agreed to 422-2.

Vote: Yea

(356) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Ruling of the Chair July 06, 2016 - Kaptur, D-Ohio, motion to appeal the ruling of the chair sustaining the Chaffetz, R-Utah, point of order that a section of the bill related to Postal Service standards for first class mail and periodicals violates clause 2 of Rule XXI. Ruling of the chair sustained 220-168.

Vote: Yea

(357) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Office of Good Jobs July 06, 2016 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Treasury Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-245.

Vote: Nay

(358) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Justice Department Settlement Agreements July 06, 2016 - Duffy, R-Wis., amendment that would decrease the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) account by $75 million to offset an augmentation of this account by the Justice Department through settlement agreements, which required banks to donate $75 million to certified CDFI entities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-254.

Vote: Yea

(359) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Social Welfare Organizations July 06, 2016 - Becerra, D-Calif., amendment that would strike a provision that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from issuing guidance to define political activity for 501(c)(4) ("social welfare") organizations. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-239.

Vote: Nay

(360) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Mandatory Consumer Arbitration July 06, 2016 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would strike the bill's provision that would bar use of funds for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements in consumer contracts with firms offering financial products.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-236.

Vote: Nay

(361) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau July 06, 2016 - Moore, D-Wis., en bloc amendments that would strike sections repealing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that fund the Consumer Financial Protection Board through transfer of funds directly from the Federal Reserve without the need for appropriations, requiring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to notify Congress and publicly post on its website when it requests a transfer of funds from the Federal Reserve during fiscal 2017, and preserving the current management structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under a single director. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-243.

Vote: Nay

(362) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Securities and Exchange Commission July 06, 2016 - Himes, D-Conn., amendment that would increase funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission by $50 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-238.

Vote: Nay

(363) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Selective Service System July 06, 2016 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would decrease funding for the Selective Service System by $23 million and increase the spending reduction account by the same amount. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 128-294.

Vote: Nay

(364) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Abortion Health Care Coverage July 06, 2016 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would prohibit funds from being used to pay for an abortion or administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the federal employees health benefits program that provides benefits or coverage for abortions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-245.

Vote: Nay

 (365) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Tax Exempt Organization Disclosure July 06, 2016 - Kildee, D-Mich., amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from developing or finalizing a rule requiring the disclosure of political contributions to tax exempt organizations. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-236.

Vote: Nay

(366) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Net Neutrality July 06, 2016 - Eshoo, D-Calif., amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would prohibit funding from being used to implement or enforce the Federal Communications Commission's "Net Neutrality" order. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-238.

Vote: Nay

(367) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Manufactured Home Retailers July 06, 2016 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would prohibit funding from being used to take action against any individual who is a retailer or manufactured homes or its employees, unless the retailer or its employees receive compensation in excess of compensation from a comparable cash transaction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-255.

Vote: Nay

(368) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Loans Secured by Personal Dwelling July 06, 2016 - Ellison, D-Min., amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would prohibit funds from being used to enforce Truth in Lending Act disclosure requirements for loans less than $75,000 secured by a personal dwelling or that do not include the purchase of property on which the interest rate is below 10 percentage points and the total points and fees are below 5 percent or $3,000. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-255.

Vote: Nay

 (369) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Payday Loans July 06, 2016 - Sewell, D-Ala., amendment that would strike a section in the bill that would prohibit funds from being used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to enforce regulations or rules with respect to payday loans, vehicle title loans or other similar loans during fiscal 2017.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-240.

Vote: Nay

(370) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - D.C. Budget Autonomy July 06, 2016 - Norton, D-D.C., amendment that would strike the repeal of the District of Columbia budget autonomy referendum. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-238.

Vote: Nay

(371) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Stakeholder Solicitation of Contribution July 06, 2016 - Amodei, R-Nev., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to enforce the requirement of the Federal Election Campaign Act that solicitation of contribution from member corporation's stockholders or personnel from a trade association be separately and specifically approved by the member corporation involved prior to the solicitation and that such member corporation does not approve any such solicitation by more than one trade association in any calendar year. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-185.

Vote: Yea

(372) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Net Neutrality July 06, 2016 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from implementing, administering, or enforcing any of the rules proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the FCC on March 31, 2016, intended to regulate consumer privacy obligations as necessitated by the FCC's "Net neutrality" rule. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-187.

Vote: Yea

(373) - HR 4361: Federal Employment Practices - Senior Executive Service Employees July 06, 2016 - Norton, D-D.C., amendment that would strike bill language related to suspension and termination procedures for Senior Executive Service (SES) employees. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-239.

Vote: Nay

(374) - HR 4361: Federal Employment Practices - Midnight Rule Moratorium July 06, 2016 - Watson Coleman, D-N.J., amendment that would exempt from the bill's midnight rule moratorium any rule that has been included in the Unified Regulatory Agenda for at least one year. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-243.

Vote: Nay

(375) - HR 4361: Federal Employment Practices - Motion to Table July 06, 2016 -

Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to table the Thompson, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the chair sustaining the Chaffetz point of order against the Thompson motion to recommit the bill. The Thompson motion to recommit the bill included instructions to report the bill back to the House with an amendment that would replace the measure with the text of a bill related to background checks for firearm purchases and transfers. Motion agreed to 240-182.

Vote: Yea

(376) - HR 4361: Federal Employment Practices – Passage July 07, 2016 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would expand agencies' ability to suspend, fire or demote Senior Executive Service (SES) employees based on performance or misconduct and double probationary periods for civil service employees before they receive federal job protections. The measure would also require that SES employees be reassigned every five years. The measure would require annual reports on the amount of time federal employees work as union representatives. The measure would also allow agencies to block access to personal email and social media on federal computers if deemed necessary for cybersecurity purposes. Passed 241-181.

Vote: Yea

(377) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - One Percent Reduction July 07, 2016 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would decrease all discretionary funding in the bill by one percent. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-241.

Vote: Yea

(378) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - IRS Commissioner Salary July 07, 2016 - Buck, R-Colo., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to pay the salary of the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from the date of enactment until Jan. 20, 2017, at a rate greater than a pro-rated annual rate of $0. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-224.

Vote: Yea

 (379) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Selective Service System July 07, 2016 - Davidson, R-Ohio, amendment that would prohibit the use of funds to change the Selective Service System registration requirements. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 217-203.

Vote: Yea

 (380) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Proxy Contests July 07, 2016 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from proposing or implementing a rule that mandates the use of universal proxy ballots during proxy contests. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 243-180.

Vote: Yea

 (381) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Systemically Important Financial Institutions July 07, 2016 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds to designate any non-bank financial company as "too big to fail" or as a "systemically important financial institution" or to make a determination that material financial distress at a non-bank financial company could pose a threat to U.S. financial stability. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-182.

Vote: Yea

 (382) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Sanctuary Cities July 07, 2016 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to provide financial assistance to "sanctuary cities" or U.S. cities that shelter undocumented immigrants.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-182.

Vote: Yea

(383) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Indirect Auto Lending July 07, 2016 - Guinta, R-N.H., amendment that would prohibit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from using funds to enforce or administer guidance pertaining to indirect auto lending. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 260-162.

Vote: Yea

(384) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Conflict Minerals July 07, 2016 - Huizenga, R-Mich., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to enforce a Securities and Exchange Commission rule pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act relating to "conflict minerals." Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-188.

Vote: Yea

(385) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Pay Ratio Disclosure July 07, 2016 - Huizenga, R-Mich., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer or enforce the Securities and Exchange Commission's Pay Ratio Disclosure rules. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-185.

Vote: Yea

(386) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Foreign Language Services July 07, 2016 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would prohibit federal agencies from providing foreign language services to anyone who might seek to engage with federal, state and local governments. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-232.

Vote: Yea

(387) - S 2943, S524: Opioid Abuse and NDAA - Previous Question July 07, 2016 -

Polis, D-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 809) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the opioid measure (S 524) and would authorize a motion to go to conference on the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (S 2943). Motion agreed to 244-179.

Vote: Yea

(388) - S 524, S2943: Opioid Abuse and NDAA – Rule July 07, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 809) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the opioid measure (S 524) and would authorize a motion to go to conference on the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (S 2943). Adopted 243-177.

Vote: Yea

(389) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Dodd-Frank Statute of Limitations July 07, 2016 - Messer, R-Ind., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to commence any administrative adjudication or civil action beyond the three-year statute of limitation established by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-179.

Vote: Yea

(390) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Reproductive Health July 07, 2016 - Palmer, R-Ala., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to implement the District of Columbia's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-192.

Vote: Yea

(391) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Voluntary Remedial Actions and Recall Notices July 07, 2016 - Mullin, R-Okla., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer or enforce the Consumer Product Safety Commission's proposed rule on Voluntary Remedial Actions and Guidelines for Voluntary Recall Notices. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 240-179.

Vote: Yea

(392) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Climate Change Guidance July 07, 2016 - Posey, R-Fla., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer, enforce or codify into regulation the Securities and Exchange Commission's guidance relating to "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change."
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-193.

Vote: Yea

(393) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations – HUBZone Redesignation July 07, 2016 - Carney, D-Del., amendment that would extend the redesignation period for HUBZones, a Small Business Administration program for small companies, to seven years.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-292.

Vote: Nay

(394) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Broadcast Announcements July 07, 2016 - Yarmuth, D-Ky., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used in contravention of section 317 of the Communications Act of 1934, which requires that if payment is made for the broadcast of an announcement, that fact and the identity of the entity making the payment must be announced. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-232.

Vote: Nay

(395) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Veteran Hiring Preferences July 07, 2016 - Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to revise any policy or directive related to hiring preferences for veterans of the Armed Forces. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 409-14.

Vote: Yea

(396) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations - Informational Messages July 07, 2016 - Hartzler, R-Mo., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement any contract with a vendor to provide informational messages. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 242-179.

Vote: Yea

(397) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations – Recommit July 07, 2016 - Peters, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would increase funding to the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence by $5 million and decrease funding to the Federal Buildings Fund by the same amount. Motion rejected 183-241.

Vote: Nay

(398) - HR 5485: Fiscal 2017 Financial Services Appropriations – Passage July 07, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would provide $21.7 billion in discretionary funding for financial services and general government appropriations in fiscal 2017. The bill would provide $12.4 billion for the Treasury Department, of which $11 billion is for the Internal Revenue Service. It would provide $1.6 billion for the Securities and Exchange Commission, $7.4 billion for the operation of the federal court system, and $725 million in federal payments to the District of Columbia. The measure would modify the budgetary treatment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make it subject to annual appropriations beginning in fiscal 2018 and changes its leadership structure from a director to a five-member commission.
Passed 239-185.

Vote: Yea

(399) - S 524: Opioid Abuse Treatment and Prevention - Conference Report July 08, 2016 -

Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $103 million to the Justice Department each year through fiscal 2021 to award grants to state, local and tribal governments to provide services relating to opioid abuse, including first-responder training for opioid overdose reversal drugs and treatment alternatives to incarceration programs. The measure would create several new opioid treatment programs within the Health and Human Services Department, including state demonstration grants for comprehensive opioid abuse response and grants to recovery community organizations. The measure would require the Food and Drug Administration to seek recommendations from an advisory committee before approving the use of new opioid drugs. The measure would require Medicare prescription drug plans to develop a drug management program to limit access for beneficiaries who are at risk of abuse. The measure would also require the VA to more closely track opioid use by veterans within the VA health care system and to expand its opioid safety initiative at VA medical facilities.
Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 407-5.

Vote: Yea

(400) - S 2943: Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization - Motion to Close July 08, 2016 -

Thornberry, R-Texas, motion that the meetings of the conference between the House and the Senate on S 2943 (National Defense Authorization) may be closed to the public at such times as classified national security information may be discussed, provided that any sitting member of Congress shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the conference. Motion agreed to 397-14.

Vote: Yea

 (401) - HR 5602: Treasury Department Geographic Targeting – Passage July 11, 2016 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand geographic targeting orders, issued by the Treasury Department to combat money laundering, to include all funds, including funds involved in electronic transfers. Motion agreed to 356-47.

Vote: Yea

(402) - HR 5607: Treasury Department Reports – Passage July 11, 2016 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Treasury Department to submit a number of reports to Congress, including a report on U.S. embassies with full-time or temporary Treasury attaches, a report on the advisability and implications of transforming the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence into a stand-alone bureau within the Treasury, and an assessment of a pilot program to provide technical assistance to depository institutions and credit unions operating in Somalia. The measure would also expand geographic targeting orders issued by the Treasury Department to include all funds, including funds involved in electronic transfers. Motion agreed to 362-45.

Vote: Yea

(403) - HR 5606: Financial Institution Disclosure – Passage July 11, 2016 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand the existing "safe harbor" for disclosing customer information between financial institutions registered with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The measure would expand the range of suspected illegal activities covered by the Patriot Act and would require a study to determine the appropriate level of information sharing with foreign subsidiaries or headquarters of U.S. banking operations. Motion rejected 229-177.

Vote: Yea

(404) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn July 12, 2016 - Grayson, D-Fla., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 0-377.

Vote: Nay

(405) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn July 12, 2016 - Grayson, D-Fla., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 0-362.

Vote: Nay

(406) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Previous Question July 12, 2016 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 820) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5538) that would provide $32.1 billion in net discretionary spending for the Department of the Interior, the environment, and related agencies. Motion agreed to 236-174.

Vote: Yea

(407) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations – Rule July 12, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 820) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5538) that would provide $32.1 billion in net discretionary spending for the Department of the Interior, the environment, and related agencies. Adopted 237-179.

Vote: Yea

(408) - HR 5631, HR5119, HR4992: Iran Trade and Nuclear Sanctions - Previous Question July 12, 2016 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 819) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4992) that would codify existing regulations that prohibit the administration from allowing the U.S. dollar to be used to facilitate trade transactions with Iran, the bill (HR 5119) that would prohibit federal funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran, and the bill (HR 5631) that would expand and strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran related to its ballistic-missile program, support for terrorism and human rights abuses.
Motion agreed to 241-174.

Vote: Yea

(409) - HR 5631, HR4992, HR5119: Iran Trade and Nuclear Sanctions – Rule July 12, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 819) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4992) that would codify existing regulations that prohibit the administration from allowing the U.S. dollar to be used to facilitate trade transactions with Iran, the bill (HR 5119) that would prohibit federal funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran, and the bill (HR 5631) that would expand and strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran related to its ballistic-missile program, support for terrorism and human rights abuses. Adopted 237-172.

Vote: Yea

(410) - HR 5658: Presidential Innovation Fellows – Passage July 12, 2016 -

Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would statutorily authorize the Presidential Innovation Fellows program within the General Services Administration (GSA) and the advisory board that advises the program. Motion agreed to 409-8.

Vote: Yea

(411) - HR 4768: Agency Regulation Review - Drinking Water Exemption July 12, 2016 -

Johnson, D-Ga., for Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water from the bill's requirements. The bill would end the requirement that federal courts defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules and regulations. Rejected 194-223.

Vote: Nay

(412) - HR 4768: Agency Regulatory Review - Housing and Urban Development Exemption July 12, 2016 - Meeks, D-N.Y., amendment that would exempt rules issued by the Housing and Urban Development Department from the bill's requirements. The bill would end the requirement that federal courts defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules and regulations. Rejected 174-243.

Vote: Nay

(413) - HR 4768: Agency Regulatory Review - Congressional Grant of Authority July 12, 2016 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress from the bill's requirements. The bill would end the requirement that federal courts defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules and regulations. Rejected 174-243.

Vote: Nay

(414) - HR 4768: Agency Regulatory Review - Food and Drug Administration Exemption July 12, 2016 - Johnson, D-Ga., for Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exempt rules issued by the Food and Drug Administration that pertain to consumer safety from the bill's requirements. The bill would end the requirement that federal courts defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules and regulations. Rejected 181-235.

Vote: Nay

(415) - HR 4768: Agency Regulatory Review – Recommit July 12, 2016 -

Keating, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would except from judicial review rules regarding the prevention of firearm transfers to criminals and suspected terrorists. Motion rejected 169-236.

Vote: Nay

(416) - HR 4768: Agency Regulatory Review – Passage July 12, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would require that federal courts decide "de novo" all relevant questions of law in an agency rule-making, including the interpretation of constitutional and statutory provisions as well as the interpretation of the rule developed by the agency. Passed 240-171.

Vote: Yea

(417) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Refuge System Law Enforcement July 12, 2016 - Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would increase the funding for the law enforcement of the National Wildlife Refuge System by $2.4 million and decrease funding for the management of the Interior Department by the same amount. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-225.

Vote: Nay

(418) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - New England National Scenic Trail July 12, 2016 - Himes, D-Conn., for Courtney, D-Conn., amendment that would decrease funding for operation of the National Park Service by $300,000 and increase funding by the same amount for the purpose of funding the New England National Scenic Trail. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-241.

Vote: Nay

(419) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Office of Good Jobs July 12, 2016 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would decrease funding for the management of the Department of the Interior by $1 million and increase funding by the same amount for the purpose of creating an Office of Good Jobs at the Department of the Interior. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-251.

Vote: Nay

(420) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Hazardous Substance Superfund July 12, 2016 - Norcross, D-N.J., amendment that would decrease funding for payments to the Interior Department in lieu of taxes by $13 million and increase funding for the Hazardous Substance Superfund by the same amount. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 143-282.

Vote: Nay

(421) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Stream Buffer Rule July 12, 2016 - Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on finalizing or implementing proposed Interior Department rules that would require a "stream buffer zone" between a mining operation and a surface body of water for the purposes of preventing river contamination. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(422) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Natural Gas Rules July 12, 2016 - Huffman, D-Calif., for Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on finalizing or implementing proposed rules by the Bureau of Land Management that would establish criteria for when flared natural gas would qualify as waste and thus be subject to royalties. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-240.

Vote: Nay

(423) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Drilling Regulations July 12, 2016 - Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on developing, enforcing or updating regulations pertaining to drilling margins or static downhole mud weight as related to oil, gas and sulphur operations in the outer continental shelf. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-237.

Vote: Nay

(424) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Air Quality Control Rules July 12, 2016 - Huffman, D-Calif., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on finalizing or implementing proposed Interior Department rules regarding air quality control, reporting and compliance for specific offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-244.

Vote: Nay

 (425) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - EPA Science and Technology July 12, 2016 - Smith, R-Mo., amendment that would decrease funding for science and technology at the Environmental Protection Agency by $88.3 million and would increase the amount that the bill would exceed the proposed new budget authority by the same amount. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-217.

Vote: Yea

(426) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - State and Tribal Assistance Grants July 12, 2016 - Palmer, R-Ala., amendment that would decrease funding for state and tribal assistance grants by $200 million and transfer the same amount into the spending reduction account. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-250.

Vote: Yea

(427) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Water Quality Monitoring Program July 12, 2016 - Lujan, D-N.M., for Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., amendment that would decrease funding to state and tribal assistance grants by $6 million and increase funding by the same amount for the purpose of directing the Environmental Protection Agency to implement a long-term monitoring program for water quality of the Animas and San Juan Rivers in response to the Gold King Mine spill. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-207.

Vote: Nay

(428) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Forest Management Activities July 12, 2016 - Dingell, D-Mich., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions barring environmental assessments for forest management activities related to insect infestations, increasing water yields or other purposes. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-256.

Vote: Nay

(429) - HR 5538: FY 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Lead Renovation July 12, 2016 - Cartwright, D-Pa., for Lowey, D-N.Y., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions that would delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule related to lead renovation, repair and painting. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-231.

Vote: Nay

(430) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Hazardous Cargo Rule July 12, 2016 - Becerra, D-Calif., amendment that would remove a provision of the bill that would prohibit the finalization or implementation of new financial responsibility requirements related to vehicles carrying hazardous cargo. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-236.

Vote: Nay

(431) - HR 5538: FY 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Power Plant Emissions July 12, 2016 - Peters, D-Calif., for Pallone, D-N.J., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-244.

Vote: Nay

(432) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Social Cost of Carbon July 12, 2016 - Peters, D-Calif., amendment that would strike the bill's provisions that would allow federal agencies to use the social cost of carbon in rule makings and guidance documents. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-241.

Vote: Nay

(433) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Worker Protections July 13, 2016 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on the Environmental Protection Agency enforcing worker protection standards. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-249.

Vote: Nay

(434) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Methane Emissions July 13, 2016 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions prohibiting the use of funds by the Environmental Protection Agency to develop rules or guidelines relating to methane emissions. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-240.

Vote: Nay

(435) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Federal Coal, Oil, and Gas July 13, 2016 - Lowenthal, D-Calif., amendment that would allow the Interior Department to proceed with updating royalty rates and valuation for federal coal, oil, and gas. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-246.

Vote: Nay

(436) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - California Water July 13, 2016 - McNerney, D-Calif., amendments no. 35 through 40, en bloc, that would remove the bill's provisions prescribing pumping rates for California state water projects, permitting state water levels to replace certain federal levels, repealing the 2006 plan to restore salmon populations in the San Joaquin River, barring water purchases to supplement instream flow within a river basin that has suffered a drought within the last two years, and addressing water storage at New Melones Reservoir. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-248.

Vote: Nay

(437) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - National Monuments July 13, 2016 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment no. 41 that would remove the bill's provisions that bar the president from declaring national monuments in certain counties in Utah and Maine. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 202-225.

Vote: Nay

(438) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - One Percent Cut July 13, 2016 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would imposes a one percent across-the-board spending cut to the bill. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-258.

Vote: Yea

(439) - S 304, S764: Abortion and GMO Labeling - Previous Question July 13, 2016 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 822) that would provide for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to a measure (S 764) that would direct the Agriculture Department to issue nationwide rules for determining which foods should be labeled as genetically modified, and a measure (S 304) that would prohibit federal, state, and local governments from discriminating against health care providers because they do not provide or sponsor abortion coverage. Motion agreed to 245-183.

Vote: Yea

(440) - S 304, S764: Abortion and GMO Labeling – Rule July 13, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 822) that would provide for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to a measure (S 764) that would direct the Agriculture Department to issue nationwide rules for determining which foods should be labeled as genetically modified, and a measure (S 304) that would prohibit federal, state, and local governments from discriminating against health care providers because they do not provide or sponsor abortion coverage. Adopted 242-185.

Vote: Yea

(441) - HR 5119: Iran Heavy Water – Passage July 13, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit federal funds from being used to purchase or issue licenses to purchase heavy water, a component of nuclear reactors, from Iran. Passed 249-176.

Vote: Yea

(442) - S 304: Abortion Coverage – Recommit July 13, 2016 - Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report back to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report back to the House immediately with an amendment that would waive the bill's provisions if they reduced Zika-related health care access. Motion rejected 182-244.

Vote: Nay

(443) - S 304: Abortion Coverage – Passage July 13, 2016 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would prohibit federal, state, and local governments that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating against a health care provider because the provider does not provide or sponsor abortion coverage, and would provide a complaint process and civil actions for violations through the Health and Human Services and Justice departments. Passed 245-182.

Vote: Yea

(444) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Well Control July 13, 2016 - Boustany Jr., R-La., amendment that would prohibit any funds from being used for the implementation of the April 2015 "Well Control" rule, which mandates more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for critical well control equipment used in oil and gas operations on the U.S. outer Continental Shelf. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-195.

Vote: Yea

(445) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - National Ocean Policy July 13, 2016 - Byrne, R-Ala., amendment that would prohibit funds to implement, administer, or enforce the Obama Administration's National Ocean Policy. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-189.

Vote: Yea

(446) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Chesapeake Bay Watershed July 13, 2016 - Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described "backstop" actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 231-197.

Vote: Yea

(447) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Offshore Drilling July 13, 2016 - Graham, D-Fla., for Jolly, R-Fla., amendment that would prohibit funds made available by the bill to be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-243.

Vote: Nay

(448) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Rates July 13, 2016 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer or enforce Davis-Bacon prevailing rate wage requirements. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-238.

Vote: Yea

(449) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Endangered Species Review July 13, 2016 - Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a periodic five year review. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-190.

Vote: Yea

(450) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse July 13, 2016 - Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 228-199.

Vote: Yea

(451) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Seismic Airgun Testing July 13, 2016 - Murphy, D-Fla., amendment that would provide that none of the funds from this act shall be used to carry out seismic airgun testing or seismic airgun surveys in the OCS Planning Areas located within the EEZ bordering the State of Florida. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-231.

Vote: Nay

(452) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Gray Wolves July 13, 2016 - Newhouse, R-Wash., amendment that would prohibit the gray wolf from being listed under the Endangered Species Act unless, or until, the Secretary of Interior resumes the rulemaking process for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2013, by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which recommended the gray wolf be delisted. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-201.

Vote: Yea

(453) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - EPA Law Enforcement July 13, 2016 - Palmer, R-Ala., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used for the Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement and criminal investigations division. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-223.

Vote: Yea

(454) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Mexican Wolf July 13, 2016 - Gosar, R-Ariz., for Pearce, R-N.M., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to treat the Mexican wolf as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act or to implement recovery programs outside of the Mexican wolf's historic range. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-203.

Vote: Yea

(455) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Drone Use July 13, 2016 - Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used for the Interior Department or the Environmental Protection Agency to develop, acquire or operate an unmanned aircraft system for surveying, mapping or collecting remote sensing data. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 161-262.

Vote: Yea

(456) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - EPA 17 Percent Reduction July 13, 2016 - Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would decrease all appropriations under the bill for the Environmental Protection Agency by 17 percent. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-239.

Vote: Yea

(457) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Early Emission Projects July 13, 2016 - Ratcliffe, R-Texas, amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to finalize or implement a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule related to the design details of a voluntary program for states to incentivize certain early emission reduction projects. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 231-197.

Vote: Yea

(458) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Natural Resource Damage Funds July 13, 2016 - Smith, R-Mo., amendment that would allow funds recovered following damage to a natural resource to be used for other purposes beyond the restoration or replacement of the natural resource. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-257.

Vote: Yea

(459) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Payment of Legal Fees July 13, 2016 - Smith, R-Mo., for Westmoreland, R-Ga., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to pay legal fees related to settlements for cases in which the federal government is a party and that arise under the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or the Endangered Species Act. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-202.

Vote: Yea

(460) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Arctic Refuge Conservation Plan July 13, 2016 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to implement the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's conservation plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-191.

Vote: Yea

(461) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Alaskan Oil and Gas Leasing July 13, 2016 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would prohibit funds to remove three Alaskan sites from a schedule of potential lease sales within the Bureau of Ocean Management's 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 242-185.

Vote: Yea

(462) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - National Marine Monuments July 13, 2016 - Zeldin, R-N.Y., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to establish a national marine monument in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 225-202.

Vote: Yea

(463) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Endangered Species Designations July 13, 2016 - Beyer, D-Va., amendment would allow for the review of the status of the greater sage-grouse as an endangered species, remove the bill's requirement that a new rule be issued concerning the gray wolf, and allow funds to be used to treat the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-235.

Vote: Nay

(464) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Climate Change Executive Orders July 13, 2016 - Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to oppose an executive order that would require agencies to integrate considerations of climate change into their policies and operations, and an additional executive order that would establish new re-education targets for greenhouse gas emissions and renewable electric energy. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-234.

Vote: Nay

(465) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Atlantic Oil and Gas Geological Activities July 13, 2016 - Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to authorize, permit or conduct geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate exploration and development in certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-236.

Vote: Nay

(466) - S 764: GMO Labeling - Motion to Concur July 14, 2016 - Conaway, R-Texas, motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill that would direct the Agriculture Department to issue nationwide rules for determining which foods should be labeled as genetically modified. The measure would mandate labeling and disclosure requirements for genetically modified foods, but would offer companies the choice of several methods of labeling or disclosure, including on-label disclosure, the use of a symbol developed by the Agriculture Department, or electronic bar codes. The measure would also prohibit state and local governments from establishing a labeling requirement for bioengineered food in interstate commerce. Motion agreed to 306-117.

Vote: Yea

(467) - HR 5631: Iran Sanctions – Passage July 14, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would expand and strengthen existing U.S. sanctions against Iran related to its ballistic-missile program, support for international terrorism, and ongoing human rights abuses against its population. The measure would mandate sanctions against the Iran Revolutionary Guard, Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization, and would expand the list of persons subject to sanctions for human rights abuses. The measure would also require the Treasury Department to create and maintain a watch list for entities connected to the Revolutionary Guard. The measure would add ballistic missile and ballistic-missile launch technology to the list of sanctionable activities. The measure would also authorize the Secretary of State to provide assistance to individuals and entities working to promote democracy in Iran. Passed 246-179.

Vote: Yea

(468) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - EPA Regulations July 14, 2016 - Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would prohibit funds made available by this act from being used to implement or enforce provisions that would prevent the EPA from developing or enforcing regulations related to stream buffers, fill material, or the "Waters of the United States" rule. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-246.

Vote: Nay

(469) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Hydraulic Fracking July 14, 2016 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment that would bar funds from being used to process any application that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-254.

Vote: Nay

(470) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Land Management Law Enforcement July 14, 2016 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used to abolish law enforcement offices at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-233.

Vote: Nay

(471) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Climate Change July 14, 2016 - Lowenthal, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used in contravention to a 2009 Interior Department Secretarial Order that called for renewable energy on public lands and a response to the impact of climate change on the land, ocean, fish, wildlife, and cultural heritage resources. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-233.

Vote: Nay

(472) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Climate Change Executive Order July 14, 2016 - Pocan, D-Wis., amendment that would protect the administration's climate change and environmental sustainability executive order to ensure that no funds be used to weaken the executive order within this act. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-236.

Vote: Nay

(473) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Transfer of Federal Lands July 14, 2016 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to pursue any additional legal ways to transfer federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-239.

Vote: Nay

(474) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Hunting, Fishing and Recreation July 14, 2016 - Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would prohibit Bureau of Land Management plans from going into effect if failing to implement the plans would limit the agency's ability to meet its multiple use obligations, including providing opportunities for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-241.

Vote: Nay

(475) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Hazardous Substance Superfund July 14, 2016 - Norcross, D-N.J., amendment that would increase by $15.3 million funding for the Hazardous Substance Superfund account. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-232.

Vote: Nay

(476) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Federal Vehicles July 14, 2016 - Gallego, D-Ariz., for Engel, D-N.Y., amendment no. 122, that would prohibit funds from being used to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles unless those vehicles meet the requirements of President Obama's May 24, 2011 Executive Order on Federal Fleet Performance. The bill would provide $32.1 billion for the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service and other agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 213-214.

Vote: Nay

(477) - HR 5538: Fiscal 2017 Interior-Environment Appropriations – Passage July 14, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would provide $32.1 billion in fiscal 2017 for the Interior Department, the EPA and related agencies. The bill would provide $12.1 billion for the Interior Department, $8 billion for the EPA, $5.4 billion for the Forest Service, $1.2 billion for the Bureau of Land Management and $5.1 billion for the Indian Health Service. The measure would prohibit the EPA from limiting greenhouse gas, methane, and air emissions from power plants and the oil and gas industry. The measure would also block the EPA from completing its "Waters of the United States" rule-making to clarify which bodies of water are subject to regulation under the clean air act. As amended, the measure would prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement or enforce new regulations on offshore Arctic energy exploration and development. Passed 231-196.

Vote: Yea

(478) - HR 4992: Iran Financial Sanctions – Passage July 14, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the administration from allowing the U.S. dollar to be used, directly or indirectly, to facilitate trade transactions with Iran. The measure would prohibit U.S. financial institutions from processing transactions transferred through a second foreign bank on behalf of any Iranian state-owned or private entity. The measure would also uphold Iran's designation as a "primary money laundering concern." Passed 246-181.

Vote: Yea

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