Vote History

September 2016 Vote History

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(479) - HR 5578: Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights – Passage September 06, 2016 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish additional rights for sexual assault survivors, including the right to have a sexual assault evidence collection kit preserved for the shorter of the maximum applicable statute of limitations or 20 years without charge, the right to be informed of results of a kit, the right to be notified prior to the intended destruction of the kit, and the right to be informed of the new rights established under the measure. Motion agreed to 399-0

Vote: Yea

(480) - HR 3881: Allegheny National Forest Mineral Rights – Passage September 06, 2016 -

Thompson, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would remove a requirement that prior to the commencement of surface-disturbing activities related to gas and oil development in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, the Forest Service be permitted to sell marketable timber cut in relation to such surface-disturbing activities. Motion agreed to 395-3

Vote: Yea

(481) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements - Previous Question September 07, 2016 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 843) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit settlement agreements involving the U.S. government from requiring the non-governmental party to make a payment to any party other than the U.S. government. Motion agreed to 231-177:

Vote: Yea

(482) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements – Rule September 07, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 843) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit settlement agreements involving the U.S. government from requiring the non-governmental party to make a payment to any party other than the U.S. government. Adopted 231-178:

Vote: Yea

(483) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements - Racial and Religious Discrimination September 07, 2016 -Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt settlement agreements related to discrimination based on race, religion, national origin from the bill's provisions that would limit settlement payments to third parties .Rejected 178-234

Vote: Nay

(484) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements - Privacy Protection September 07, 2016 -

Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exempt settlement agreements related to the protection of privacy from the bills' provisions that would limit settlement payments to third parties. Rejected 175-236:

Vote: Nay

(485) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements - Work Place Harassment September 07, 2016 -

Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt settlement agreements that would resolve a civil action or potential civil action related to work place harassment or discrimination from the bill's provisions that would limit settlement payments to third parties. Motion Rejected 178-235:

Vote: Nay

(486) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements - Attorney Fee Limit September 07, 2016 -

Gosar, R-Ariz, amendment that would prohibit settlement agreements related to environmental cases from including payments for attorney fees with rates exceeding $125 an hour. Motion Rejected 155-262

Vote: Nay

(487) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements – Recommit September 07, 2016 -

Meng, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt settlement agreements that would reduce the cost of medical devices through the enforcement of anti-trust laws from the bill's provisions that would limit settlement payments to third parties. Motion rejected 181-234

Vote: Nay

(488) - HR 5063: Third Party Settlements – Passage September 07, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit settlement agreements involving the U.S. government from requiring the non-governmental party to make a payment to any party other than the U.S. government. Prohibitions would not apply if the payment under the settlement is for restitution to affected parties or is a direct remedy for actual harm. Passed 241-174

Vote: Yea

(489) - HR 5424, HR2357: Securities Disclosure Forms and Private Equity Reporting - Previous Question September 08, 2016 -Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 844) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2357) that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to expand the types of companies that can use a simplified disclosure form to register securities, and the bill (HR 5424) that would reduce or eliminate certain reporting requirements for private equity funds. Motion agreed to 238-180:

Vote: Yea

(490) - HR 5424, HR2357: Securities Disclosure Forms and Private Equity Reporting – Rule September 08, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 844) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2357) that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to expand the types of companies that can use a simplified disclosure form to register securities, and the bill (HR 5424) that would reduce certain reporting requirements and eliminate unannounced, independent audits for private equity funds. Adopted 237-181

Vote: Yea

(491) - H Res 660: Georgian Territorial Sovereignty – Passage September 08, 2016 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would condemn Russian occupation of Georgian territory in the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region, and would urge the U.S. government to not recognize the sovereignty of Russia over any part of Georgia. Motion agreed to 410-6

Vote: Yea

(492) - HR 2357: Securities Disclosure Forms – Recommit September 08, 2016 -

Kilmer, D-Wash., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require accredited investors to disclose cybersecurity risks to be eligible for exemptions from certain filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Motion rejected 180-233

Vote: Nay

(493) - HR 2357: Securities Disclosure Forms – Passage September 08, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would expand the types of companies that can use a simplified disclosure form to register securities sales, and would exempt certain securities sales, like those to accredited investors, from the Securities and Exchange Commission's registration process. Passed 236-178:

Vote: Yea

(494) - HR 5424: Private Equity Reporting – Recommit September 09, 2016 -Torres, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the advisor of a private fund with a controlling interest in an emergency service company to annually file a report on emergency vehicle response times in both rural and urban areas, and would require the report to describe the impact on the company's value in situations where emergency vehicle response times do not meet standards set by the local government. Motion rejected 176-232:

Vote: Nay

(495) - HR 5424: Private Equity Reporting – Passage September 09, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would eliminate requirements for private equity funds to annually submit an investment report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The measure would exempt private equity funds from existing requirements regarding the relationship between investment fund managers and their investors. As amended, the measure would maintain the requirement in current law that private equity funds be required to submit to unannounced, independent audits. Passed 261-145

Vote: Yea

(496) - H Res 847: Internet of Things – Adoption September 12, 2016 -Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would express that the United States should develop a national strategy to encourage the development connections between the physical world and the internet through sensors and actuators, known as the "Internet of Things," and would express that the United States government should determine whether the Internet of Things can improve government efficiency and effectiveness. Motion agreed to 367-4

Vote: Yea

(497) - H Res 835: National Technology Policy – Adoption September 12, 2016 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would express that the United States should develop a national policy to encourage the development of tools related to the empowerment of consumers through customized, connected devices, and would express that the United States should prioritize the acceleration of the development of alternative technologies that would support transparency and security. Motion agreed to 385-4

Vote: Yea

(498) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Previous Question September 13, 2016 -

Collins, R-Georgia, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 859) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5620) that would expand the Veterans' Affairs Department's (VA's) ability to fire employees for misconduct and would provide three new options for the appeal of VA benefits decisions. Motion agreed to 237-170

Vote: Yea

(499) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals – Rule September 13, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 859) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would expand the Veterans' Affairs Department's (VA's) ability to fire employees for misconduct, would provide three new options for appealing VA benefits decisions, and would modify the disciplinary process for Senior Executive Service employees at the VA. Adopted 241-169

Vote: Yea

(500) - HR 3590: Medical Expenses Deductions - Previous Question September 13, 2016 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 858) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3590) that would lower the threshold at which individuals may deduct unreimbursed medical expenses from their income as set by the 2010 health care law (PL 111-148, PL 111-152).Motion agreed to 237-171

Vote: Yea

(501) - HR 3590: Medical Expenses Deductions – Rule September 13, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3590) that would lower the threshold at which individuals may deduct unreimbursed medical expenses from their income as set by the 2010 health care law (PL 111-148, PL 111-152).Adopted 239-169

Vote: Yea

(502) - HR 3590: Medical Expenses Deductions – Passage September 13, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would lower the threshold at which individuals may deduct unreimbursed medical expenses from their income as set by the 2010 health care law (PL 111-148, PL 111-152). Specifically, the measure would set the threshold at 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income for all taxpayers, and would prevent the threshold from increasing to 10 percent for seniors. Passed 261-147

Vote: Yea

(503) - HR 5587: Career and Technical Education Programs – Passage September 13, 2016 -

Thompson, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize various career and technical education programs at both secondary and postsecondary levels of education through fiscal 2022. The measure would authorize $1.1 billion for such programs in 2017, would gradually increase the authorization annually, and would peak at $1.2 billion annually in fiscal 2022. The measure would allow states to set their own standards for career and technical education programs, instead of requiring the states to negotiate standards with the Education Department. Motion agreed to 405-5

Vote: Yea

(504) - H Res 729: Partnership with Israel – Passage September 13, 2016 -Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would reaffirm that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States, would reaffirm support for Israel's maintenance of its qualitative military edge, and would urge the finalization of a new memorandum of understanding between the United States and Israel.
Motion agreed to 405-4

Vote: Yea

(505) - HR 5226, HR5351: Guantanamo Transfer Prohibition and Regulation Databases - Previous Question September 14, 2016 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 863) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5351) that would prohibit the transfer or release of any Guantanamo detainee to or within the United States, its territories, or to any foreign country, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5226) that would require federal agencies to maintain detailed online databases of regulatory actions taken and pending before the agency. Motion agreed to 232-172

Vote: Yea

(506) - HR 5351, HR5226: Guantanamo Transfer Prohibition and Regulation Databases – Rule September 14, 2016 -Adoption of the rule (H Res 863) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5351) that would prohibit the transfer or release of any Guantanamo detainee to or within the United States, its territories, or to any foreign country, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5226) that would require federal agencies to maintain and regularly update detailed online databases of regulatory actions taken and pending before the agency. Adopted 238-171

Vote: Yea

(507) - : Procedural Motion – Journal September 14, 2016 -Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Approved 252-145:

Vote: Nay

(508) - HR 5226: Regulatory Databases - Regulation Analysis September 14, 2016 -

Boustany, R-La., amendment that would require an agency to post, in the database required by the bill, the findings of a regulatory impact analysis or similar cost-benefit analysis along with any data or formula used in conducting the analysis for pending regulations. Adopted 241-154

Vote: Yea

(509) - HR 5226: Regulatory Databases – Recommit September 14, 2016 - Kildee, D-Mich., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt public communications related to combating public health crises from the bill's requirement that the agency making the communication state whether it is considering alternatives to its regulatory actions. Motion rejected 185-238

Vote: Nay

(510) - HR 5226: Regulatory Databases – Passage September 14, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would require federal agencies to maintain and regularly update detailed online databases of regulatory actions taken and pending before the agency. Under the measure, an agency would be required to list whether it is considering alternatives, whether it is accepting comments, and information on analyses conducted for each pending regulation. Passed 250-171

Vote: Yea

(511) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Misconduct Provision Removal September 14, 2016 -Walz, D-Minn., amendment that would remove all of the bill's sections except those related to overhauling the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) disability benefits decision appeals process. The amendment would remove the bill's provisions related to VA employee misconduct. Rejected 173-250

Vote: Nay

(512) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Expedited Employee Removal September 14, 2016 -Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would replace the bill's process for the expedited removal of Veterans Affairs Department (VA) employees with provisions that would give the VA the authority to immediately suspend without pay any employees who are clear and direct threats to public health or safety. Rejected 184-240

Vote: Nay

(513) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Senior Executive Service Employee Removal September 14, 2016 -Kuster, D-N.H., amendment that would replace the bill's provisions related to the removal of Veterans Affairs Department Senior Executive Service employees with an alternative process to expedite the removal or demotion of a member of the Senior Executive Service, and would require the establishment of a performance management system for evaluating members of the Senior Executive Service. Rejected 183-236:

Vote: Nay

(514) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Contract Physicians September 14, 2016 -Takano, D-Calif., for Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment that would extend, through Dec. 2017, the Veterans Affairs Department authority for contract physicians to perform medical disability evaluations. Adopted 426-0

Vote: Yea

(515) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Reserve Veteran Designation September 14, 2016 -Takano, D-Calif., for Walz, D-Minn., amendment that would allow members of the reserve components of the military that are entitled to retirement pay for their service to be designated as veterans, but such individuals would receive no additional benefits from the designation. Adopted 421-1

Vote: Yea

(516) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Rehabilitative Equipment September 14, 2016 -Takano, D-Calif., for Walz, D-Minn., amendment that would allow the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to furnish rehabilitative equipment to veterans entitled to prosthetic appliances, and would allow the VA to modify non-rehabilitative equipment owned by a qualifying veteran, at the veteran's request. The amendment would require an annual report to Congress on the equipment modified and furnished by the VA. Adopted 421-0

Vote: Yea

(517) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals - Hearing Aid Specialists September 14, 2016 -

Duffy, R-Wis., amendment that would allow the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to use licensed hearing aid specialists to provide supplemental, non-medical care to veterans and would require an annual report on VA hearing health services. Adopted 423-1.

Vote: Yea

(518) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals – Recommit September 14, 2016 -

Titus, D-Nev., motion to recommit the bill to the House Veterans Affairs Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would remove instances of "opposite sex" from the definition of "spouse" as it relates to veteran benefits, and would replace such terms with gender-neutral phrases. Motion rejected 185-239

Vote: Yea

(519) - HR 5620: Veterans Affairs Accountability and Appeals – Passage September 14, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would expand the Veterans Affairs Department's (VA's) ability to fire employees for misconduct, would provide three new options for appealing VA benefits decisions, and would modify the disciplinary process for Senior Executive Service employees at the VA. The measure would authorize the VA to recoup any bonus paid to a VA employee if the VA deems it appropriate, and would require the employee to be given advance notice and the right to appeal the decision. The measure would also set the punishment for whistleblower retaliation at the VA as a minimum of a 14-day suspension. Passed 310-116

Vote: Yea

(520) - HR 5351: Guantanamo Transfer Prohibition – Passage September 15, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit the transfer or release of any Guantanamo detainee to or within the United States, its territories, or to any foreign country through Jan. 21, 2017. The prohibition would end prior to that date if an act authorizing appropriations for military activities of the Department of Defense for fiscal 2017 is enacted into law. Passed 244-174

Vote: Yea

(521) - HR 670: Medicaid Trusts and Tobacco Cessation – Passage September 20, 2016 -

Guthrie, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow disabled individuals to set up their own special needs trusts for the purposes of Medicaid eligibility, and would extend Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services to mothers through the first year following the birth of their child. The measure would eliminate federal Medicaid matching funds for prescription drugs used for cosmetic or hair growth purposes. Motion agreed to 383-22

Vote: Yea

(522) - HR 5785: Retired Air Traffic Controllers - Passage September 20, 2016 -

Russell, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt retired federal air traffic controllers who choose to work full-time as Federal Aviation Administration air traffic instructors from a limit to their supplemental income during retirement. Motion agreed to 399-4

Vote: Yea

(523) - HR 5690: Federal Records Access – Passage September 20, 2016 -Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to access federal agency records that would be necessary for completing the GAO's duties, and would allow the GAO to bring a civil action in court against an agency that would refuse to disclose information required to fulfill GAO's oversight and investigation duties. Motion agreed to 404-0

Vote: Yea

(524) - HR 5719, HR3438: Employee Stockholders and Federal Rules - Previous Question September 21, 2016 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 875) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5719) that would allow certain employee stockholders in startup businesses to defer income taxes on stock options in their companies for up to seven years, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3438) that would postpone the implementation of any new federal rule that would have an economic impact of $1 billion or more per year until all related legal challenges are completed. Motion agreed to 237-171

Vote: Yea

(525) - HR 3438, HR5719: Employee Stockholders and Federal Rules – Rule September 21, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5719) that would allow certain employee stockholders in startup businesses to defer income taxes on stock options in their companies for up to seven years, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3438) that would postpone the implementation of any new federal rule that would have an economic impact of $1 billion or more per year until all related legal challenges are completed. Adopted 239-181

Vote: Yea

House Vote 526 - HR 5461: Iranian Leader Assets - Previous Question September 21, 2016 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 876) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5461) that would require the Treasury secretary to compile and submit to Congress a report detailing the known assets of the top political and military leaders of Iran. Motion agreed to 242-181.

Vote: Yea

(527) - HR 5461: Iranian Leader Assets – Rule September 21, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 876) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5461) that would require the Treasury secretary to compile and submit to Congress a report detailing the known assets of the top political and military leaders of Iran, and would require an annual report for two years following the initial report. Adopted 247-174

Vote: Yea

(528) - HR 3957: Citrus Crop Damage – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Buchanan, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow citrus growers with at least a majority interest in replanted citrus crops to, under the tax code, expense the cost of replanting crops damaged or destroyed by natural disaster. The measure would allow the expensing the costs of replanting such crops through Dec. 31, 2025.Motion agreed to 400-20

Vote: Yea

(529) - HR 5659: Kidney Failure Medicare Enrollment – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Smith, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the prohibition against Medicare beneficiaries enrolling in a Medicare Advantage program after they have developed kidney failure, and would transfer the responsibility for the costs of acquiring organs for kidney transplants from Medicare Advantage plans to the fee-for-service portion of Medicare. Motion agreed to 423-0

Vote: Yea

(530) - HR 5713: Medicare Hospital Payments – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Tiberi, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend certain Medicare payment rules for long-term care hospitals through June 2017, including the reinstatement of the 50 percent threshold for patients from a single acute care hospital before lower site-neutral Medicare payment rates would apply, The measure would also prohibit Medicare from paying for items or services furnished by certain newly-enrolled medical providers in select areas of the country. Motion agreed to 420-3:

Vote: Yea

(531) - HR 5613: Physician Supervision Exemption – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Jenkins, R-Kan., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend an exemption, through Dec. 31, 2016, that would allow certain therapeutic services furnished in small rural hospitals be provided without the direct supervision of physicians. The measure would require the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to report to Congress on how the delays related to the exemption have affected the access to health care by Medicare beneficiaries and the quality of that care. Motion agreed to 420-0

Vote: Yea

(532) - HR 3438: Federal Rules - Health Care Cost Reduction September 21, 2016 -

Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exempt rules related to the reduction of the cost of health care for people over the age of 65 from the bill's requirement that federal rules that would have an economic impact of $1 billion or more per year have implementation postponed until all related legal challenges would be completed. Rejected 189-232

Vote: Nay

(533) - HR 3438: Federal Rules - Higher Education Affordability September 21, 2016 -

DelBene, D-Wash., amendment that would exempt rules related to improving the affordability of higher education from the bill's requirement that federal rules that would have an economic impact of $1 billion or more per year have implementation postponed until all legal challenges would be completed. Rejected Whole 184-237

Vote: Nay

House Vote 534 - HR 3438: Federal Rules – Recommit September 21, 2016 -

Thompson, D-Miss., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt rules related to protecting against national security threats from the bill's requirement that federal rules that would have an economic impact of $1 billion or more per year have implementation postponed until all related legal challenges would be completed. Motion rejected 182-240

Vote: Nay

(535) - HR 3438: Federal Rules – Passage September 21, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would require all federal rules that would have an economic impact of $1 billion or more per year have implementation postponed until all related legal challenges would be completed. The measure would require all rules be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to determine their annual cost to the U.S. economy. Passed 244-180

Vote: Yea

(536)- HR 5461: Iranian Leader Assets – Passage September 21, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would require the Treasury secretary to compile and submit to Congress a report detailing the known assets of the top political and military leaders of Iran, and would require an annual report for two years following the initial report. The report would be required to be submitted in unclassified form and include a classified annex if necessary, and would be required to be published in English, Farsi, Arabic, and Azeri. Passed 282-143

Vote: Yea

(537) - HR 5859: Terrorism Prevention Grants – Passage September 21, 2016 -

McCaul, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a grant program within the Homeland Security Department for the purpose of training emergency response providers to prevent, prepare for and respond to likely terrorist scenarios in major metropolitan areas. The bill would authorize $39 million annually through 2022 for such grants, for which law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical service providers in Urban Area Security Initiative jurisdictions would be eligible recipients. Motion agreed to 395-30

Vote: Yea

(538) - HR 6007: Space Navigation Impact – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Graves, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Transportation Department to evaluate proposed construction that could affect U.S. air navigation facilities and equipment, to also consider the potential effect on space navigation facilities, equipment, and space launches and reentries. Motion agreed to 425-0

Vote: Yea

(539) - HR 5977: Congress Grant Notification – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Graves, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Transportation Department to notify certain congressional committees at least three business days before publically announcing the award of competitive grants with a value of $750,000 or more. Motion agreed to 424-1

Vote: Yea

(540) - HR 6014: Reimbursable Aviation Projects – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Zeldin, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to enter into reimbursable agreements with state government agencies to carry out projects for which the FAA would be required to receive notification due to the projects' potential impact on airport safety. The state government would be required to have appropriate engineering expertise to perform the construction or alteration and comply with FAA construction standards. Motion agreed to 425-0

Vote: Ye

(541) - HR 5147: Baby-Changing Facilities – Passage September 21, 2016 -

Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require that the public restrooms in most federal buildings, except those that are not open to the public or in which the modifications would not be feasible, be equipped with baby-changing facilities that are physically safe, sanitary and appropriate. This requirement would be subject to any reasonable accommodations that could be made for individuals in accordance with disability laws. Motion agreed to 389-34

Vote: Yea

(542) - HR 5931: Payments to Iran - Previous Question September 22, 2016 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 879) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5931) that would prohibit, in most instances, the U.S. government from directly or indirectly providing U.S. or foreign promissory notes, including currency, to the government of Iran. The rule would waive, for resolutions related to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and reported through the legislative day of Sept. 27, 2016, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee.
Motion agreed to 236-175

 

Vote: Yea

(543) - HR 5931: Payments to Iran – Rule September 22, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 879) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5931) that would prohibit, in most instances, the U.S. government from directly or indirectly providing U.S. or foreign promissory notes, including currency, to the government of Iran. The rule would waive, for resolutions related to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and reported through the legislative day of Sept. 27, 2016, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. Adopted 236-178

Vote: Yea

(544) - HR 5719: Employee Stockholders – Passage September 22, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would allow certain employee stockholders in startup businesses to defer income taxes on stock options in their companies for up to seven years if the business offers stock options to 80 percent of their U.S. workforce. Chief executives or officers of the business and the highest-paid employees would not be eligible to defer taxes on the company's stock options, and the bill would require none of the company's stock could be publicly traded in any preceding year to be eligible for tax deferral.
Passed 287-124

Vote: Yea

(545) - HR 5320: Social Security Number Inclusion – Passage September 22, 2016 -

Johnson, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would restrict the inclusion of complete Social Security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Social Security Administration to situations in which the administration determines that inclusion of the complete number is necessary, and would be required to submit a rationale for situations deemed to require the number's inclusion. Motion agreed to 414-0

Vote: Yea

(546) - HR 5946: Olympic Prize Taxation – Passage September 22, 2016 - Dold, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would permanently exclude, for purposes of federal income taxes, any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games, including the value of any medal and any prize money received from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The bill's tax exemption would only apply to athletes with adjusted gross incomes less than $1 million for the relevant tax year. Motion agreed to 415-1

Vote: Yea

(547) - HR 2285: International Cultural Property – Passage September 22, 2016 -

Roskam, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to designate principal coordinators to arrange cross-department efforts to protect international cultural property and develop strategies to reduce the illegal trade in such property.Motion agreed to 415-0

Vote: Yea

(548) - HR 5523: IRS Asset Seizure – Passage September 22, 2016 -Roskam, R- Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from seizing money from people in violation of reporting requirements in amounts greater than $10,000. The bill would allow seizures if the agency could show probable cause that the money was derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of a criminal law or regulation, and would provide for a notice and hearing process for those with seized assets. Motion agreed to 415-0

Vote: Yea

(549) - HR 5625: Federal Employee Transportation – Passage September 22, 2016 -

Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Government Services Administration (GSA) to issue regulations, within 90 days of the bill's enactment that would provide for federal employees to use transportation alternatives to driving alone, such as car-share, bike-share, and application-based mobility providers, while traveling on official business. The bill would require the GSA to annually submit a report to Congress on any government savings from such regulatory changes.
Motion agreed to 415-0

Vote: Yea

(550) - S 1550: Government Project Standards – Passage September 22, 2016 -

Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget to adopt and oversee implementation of government-wide standards, policies and guidelines for program and project management. The deputy director of the OMB would be required to conduct portfolio reviews to address programs identified as "high risk" by the Government Accountability Office and establish a five-year strategic plan for program and project management. Motion agreed to 404-11

Vote: Yea

(551) - HR 4419: D.C. Judge Income Disclosure – Passage September 22, 2016 - Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require judges in the District of Columbia to disclose, excluding income from the federal government, any income exceeding $200 or of the judge's spouse exceeding $1,000, would require the judge to disclose each foundation or business or corporation in which the judge holds a leadership position, and would require judges to disclose gifts worth more than $250.Motion agreed to 414-0

Vote: Yea

(552) - HR 5963: Juvenile Delinquency Programs – Passage September 22, 2016 - Curbelo, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would convert the existing Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Block Grant program into a competitive evidence-based program, and would authorize $92 million for the competitive grant program in fiscal 2018, and would gradually increase the annual authorization to $96 million in fiscal 2022. The measure would also modify requirements for state plans under the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention program, and would increase emphasis on the reduction of the use of physical restraints and on providing mental health services, and would require programs for girls and minorities. Motion agreed to 382-29

Vote: Yea

(553) - HR 5931: Payments to Iran - Congressional Notification September 22, 2016 - Engel, D-N.Y., substitute amendment that would require the president to notify Congress at least 5 days prior to making a payment to North Korea or any government that would qualify as a state sponsor of terrorism. The amendment would require the president to publish a list of such payments that were made during the 180-day period prior to the bill's enactment and would require the president to report to Congress on all claims pending before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. Rejected 176-238 

Vote: Nay

(554) - HR 5931: Payments to Iran – Passage September 22, 2016 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would that would prohibit, in most instances, the U.S. government from directly or indirectly providing U.S. or foreign promissory notes, currency or precious metals, to the governments of Iran, North Korea, and any government that would qualify as a state sponsor of terrorism. The measure would require sanctions be imposed on any Iranian person who kidnaps a U.S. citizen or resident, and would also prohibit payments to any country for the release of unjustly detained U.S. nationals. Passed 254-163

Vote: Yea

(555) - HR 5037: D.C. Courts Separation Incentive - Passage September 22, 2016 -

Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the District of Columbia's Joint Committee on Judicial Administration to establish a voluntary separation incentive payment program for non-judicial employees of the D.C. courts, and would limit voluntary incentive payments to $25,000.Motion agreed to 413-1:

Vote: Yea

(556) - HR 5798: Abner J. Mikva Post Office - Passage September 22, 2016 -Hice, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the postal facility located at 1101 Davis St. in Evanston, Ill., as the "Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building. “Motion agreed to 392-22

Vote: Yea

(557) - HR 3537: Synthetic Drug Classification – Passage September 26, 2016 -

Guthrie, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would place 22 synthetic drug compounds, including three synthetic opioid substances, on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Motion agreed to 258-101

(558) - HR 5392: Veterans Crisis Line – Passage September 26, 2016 -

Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to identify, develop, and report to Congress on performance metrics and objectives related to improving the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), and would require the VA to develop a plan to ensure that all communications received by the VCL would be answered in a timely fashion. Motion agreed to 357-0

(559) - HR 954: Health Care Exemption - Previous Question September 27, 2016 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 893) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 954) that would temporarily exempt individuals with health care plans terminated by a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan from the 2010 health care law's (PL 111-148, PL 111-152) penalties for the remainder of the year in which their plans were terminated. Motion agreed to 244-176

Vote: Yea

(560) - HR 954: Health Care Exemption – Rule September 27, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 893) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 954) that would temporarily exempt individuals with health care plans terminated by a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan from the 2010 health care law's (PL 111-148, PL 111-152) penalties for the remainder of the year in which their plans were terminated. Adopted 243-177

Vote: Yea

(561) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization - Previous Question September 27, 2016 -Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 892) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The rule would waive, for resolutions related to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and reported through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2016, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative days of Sept. 29, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2016. Motion agreed to 243-178

Vote: Yea

(562) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization – Rule September 27, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 892) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The bill would also deauthorize various projects and would authorize the corps to conduct feasibility studies for 29 possible projects. The rule would waive, for resolutions related to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 and reported through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2016, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative days of Sept. 29, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2016. Adopted 241-180

Vote: Yea

(563) - HR 954: Health Care Exemption - Passage September 27, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would temporarily exempt (through the end of a given year) individuals whose health care coverage is terminated by the closure of a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan from penalties set by the 2010 health care law (PL 111-148, PL 111-152). The bill's exemption would apply retroactively to any cancellation that occurred after Dec. 31, 2013, and would also apply to any future cancellations.
Passed 258-165

Vote: Yea

(564) - S 2040: Foreign Terrorism Liability - Veto Override September 28, 2016 - Passage, over President Obama's Sept. 23, 2016, veto, of the bill that would narrow the immunity of foreign states and their employees from U.S. lawsuits by victims of terrorist acts. U.S. courts could hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for death, damage or physical injury that occur inside the United States due to terrorism and acts of a foreign state or its employees. Jurisdiction would not apply to acts of "mere negligence." The bill also would allow federal courts to impose liability on individuals who help commit acts of international terrorism against U.S. nationals. The bill would apply to civil actions that arise from injuries on September 11, 2001, or later. Passed (thus enacted into law) 348-77

Vote: Yea

(565) - HR 6094, HR5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization and Overtime Rule - Previous Question September 28, 2016 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 897) that would provide for additional House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6094) that would delay, by six months, implementation of a Labor Department overtime rules revision. Motion agreed to 242-183

Vote: Yea

(566) - HR 5303, HR6094: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization and Overtime Rule – Rule September 28, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule that would provide for additional House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5303) that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6094) that would delay, from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, implementation of a Labor Department overtime rules revision. Adopted 234-191

(567) - S 3283: James Dunn VA Clinic – Passage September 28, 2016 - Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colo., as the "PFC James Dunn VA Clinic. “Motion agreed to 423-0

Vote: Yea

(568) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization - Corps Project Transfers September 28, 2016 - Graves, R-La., amendment that would require the Secretary of the Army to allow non-federal interests undertake Army Corps of Engineers projects if the non-federal interest could demonstrate can demonstrate greater cost effectiveness and project delivery efficiency than the Army Corps of Engineers, and would direct 20 percent of the savings back to other Corps projects. Rejected 190-233

Vote: Yea

(569) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization - Great Lakes Restoration September 28, 2016 -Joyce, R-Ohio, amendment that would amend the Clean Water Act (PL 92-500) to authorize the appropriation of $300 million annually for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2021. The initiative would carry out projects to improve water quality in the Great Lakes area.
Adopted 407-18

Vote: Yea

(570) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization - Contamination Emergency Funding September 28, 2016 -Kildee, D-Mich., amendment that would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional assistance to any community in any state in which the president has declared an emergency as a result of the presence of chemical, physical or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the water system, for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure. The amendment would authorize the appropriation of $170 million to remain available until expended. Adopted 284-141

Vote: Nay

(571) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization – Recommit September 28, 2016 -

DeFazio, D-Ore., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from carrying out a construction project in Upper Trinity River, Modified Central City, Fort Worth, Texas if any part of the project would be the construction of soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts or splash parks. Motion rejected 181-243

Vote: Nay

(572) - HR 5303: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization – Passage September 28, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that that would authorize 31 Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental restoration and natural disaster damage projects. The bill would also deauthorize five projects and would authorize the corps to conduct feasibility studies for 29 possible projects. The bill, as amended, would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional assistance to any community in any state in which the president has declared an emergency as a result of the presence of chemical, physical or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the water system, for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure, and would authorize the appropriation of $170 million for such assistance. Passed 399-25

Vote: Yea

(573) - HR 5325: Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur September 28, 2016 -

Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide $82.3 billion in discretionary funding for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing in fiscal 2017. It also would fund other government operations through Dec. 9, 2016, at roughly 0.5 percent less than fiscal 2016 levels; provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus; and provide $500 million for the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to major disasters declared in 2016. Motion agreed to 342-85

Vote: Yea

(574) - HR 6094: Overtime Rule – Passage September 28, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would delay, from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, implementation of a Labor Department overtime rules revision that would raise the income threshold under which workers are automatically eligible for overtime from an annual salary of $23,660 to $47,476.Passed 246-177

Vote: Yea

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