Vote History

December 2016 Vote History

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Washington, December 1, 2016 | comments

(594) - H Res 933: Additional Committee Funding - Previous Question December 01, 2016 -

Harper, R-Miss., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the resolution that would allow the House Energy and Commerce Committee to spend an additional $800,000 during the remainder of the 114th Congress. Motion agreed to 235-177.

Vote: Yea

(595) - H Res 933: Additional Committee Funding – Passage December 01, 2016 -
Adoption of the resolution that would allow the House Energy and Commerce Committee to spend an additional $800,000 during the remainder of the 114th Congress. Adopted 234-181.

Vote: Yea

(596) - S 2943: Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization - Previous Question December 01, 2016 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 937) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S 2943) that would authorize $611.2 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2017. Motion agreed to 235-180.

Vote: Yea

(597) - S 2943: Fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization – Rule December 01, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 937) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S 2943) that would authorize $611.2 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2017.
Adopted 277-139.

Vote: Yea

(598) - HR 6392: Banking Regulations – Recommit December 01, 2016 -

Waters, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would subject certain bank holding companies to enhanced supervision and standards. The provisions of the amendment would apply to any bank holding company that has assets greater than $50 billion and against which the U.S. government has a pending lawsuit related to residential mortgage backed securities.
Motion rejected 178-236.

Vote: Nay

(599) - HR 6392: Banking Regulations – Passage December 01, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would modify the Dodd-Frank Act to eliminate the requirement that the Federal Reserve automatically review bank holding companies with assets greater than $50 billion. The measure would authorize the Financial Stability Oversight Council to require enhanced Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of any bank holding company based on the FSOC's determination of the individual institution's riskiness. Passed 254-161.

Vote: Yea

(600) - S 2943: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization - Conference Report December 02, 2016 -

Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $611.2 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2017, including $59.5 billion for overseas operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. It would authorize $222.4 billion for operations and maintenance; $139.6 billion for military personnel; $7.9 billion for military construction and family housing; $10 billion for ballistic-missile defense; and $33.5 billion for defense health care programs, including $374 million from the overseas operations account. It would prohibit the use of funds for a new round of base closures. The bill would authorize a 2.1 percent pay raise for military personnel. It would elevate U.S. Cyber Command to an independent major command within the Defense Department. It would prohibit detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from being transferred to U.S. soil, and would prohibit the closing of the main base and detention facility at Guantanamo. It would extend, through 2017, the authority for several bonus and special payments for military members. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 375-34.

Vote: Yea

(601) - HR 5015: Injured Veterans' Taxes – Passage December 05, 2016 -

Brady, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow veterans who had taxes improperly withheld from severance payments for combat-related injuries to recoup such funds. The measure would require that the Defense Department identify, and subsequently notify, veterans to whom the department paid severance after Jan. 17, 1991, and would require the department to provide instructions for filing amended tax returns to recoup funds improperly withheld. The Defense Department would also be required to ensure the prevention of such improper withholdings in the future. Motion agreed to 392-0.

Vote: Yea

(602) - HR 6427: Small Business Investments – Passage December 05, 2016 -

Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish two new entities within the Securities and Exchange Commission to help small businesses navigate and comply with the agency and regulations, and raise capital. The measure would also increase the number of accredited investors who can form a qualifying venture capital fund to invest in small businesses, would clarify who is considered an accredited investor eligible to make certain small-business investments, and would define a "crowdfunding" vehicle. Motion agreed to 391-2.

Vote: Yea

(603) - S 1635: State Department Operations Authorization – Passage December 05, 2016 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize certain programs and activities of the State Department, including a series of embassy security enhancements to protect U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas. The measure would include provisions to improve oversight of the State Department, and it would require the State Department to address sexual exploitation and abuse within U.N. peacekeeping operations. Motion agreed to 374-16.

Vote: Yea

(604) - HR 6394: Veterans' Internet Access – Passage December 06, 2016 -

Latta, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to report to Congress on the promotion of broadband internet access services to veterans. The report would be required to focus on veterans with low-incomes and on veterans residing in rural areas. Motion agreed to 411-4.

Vote: Yea

(605) - H Res 939: Digital Tools for Students – Passage December 06, 2016 -

Latta, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would express the sense of the House of Representatives that access to digital communications tools is necessary to prepare U.S. youth for competition in the economy. Motion agreed to 414-1.

Vote: Yea

(606) - HR 6416: Veterans Projects and Initiatives – Passage December 06, 2016 -

Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify numerous programs at the Veterans Affairs Department, including those related to health care, education benefits, homeless veterans and construction. The measure would expand certain services at the Veterans Health Administration and would give Medal of Honor recipients top priority for enrolling in the VA health care system; would authorize the appropriation of $531 million for the major projects account within the VA construction account; would provide for potential future VA research projects concerning the effects of toxic exposure on veterans' descendants; would change the VA definition of "homeless veteran" to include individuals fleeing domestic violence; and would make claims appeal wait times available to the public. Motion agreed to 419-0.

Vote: Yea

(607) - H Res 828: IRS Commissioner Impeachment - Motion to Table December 06, 2016 -

Pelosi, D-Calif., motion to table (kill) the resolution that would impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for high crimes and misdemeanors and would provide that the resolution's four articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate. Motion rejected 180-235.

Vote: Nay

(608) - H Res 828: IRS Commissioner Impeachment - Motion to Refer December 06, 2016 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to refer the resolution to the House Judiciary Committee. The resolution would impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for high crimes and misdemeanors and would provide that the resolution's four articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate. Motion agreed to 342-72.

Vote: Nay

(609) - HR 5143: International Insurance Standards - Previous Question December 07, 2016 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 944) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5143) that would prohibit the United States from agreeing to any proposed international insurance standards until the government would publicly publish the proposal. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of Dec. 8, 2016, and it would provide for House proceedings from Dec. 9, 2016, through Jan. 3, 2017. Motion agreed to 231-178.

Vote: Yea

(610) - HR 5143: International Insurance Standards – Rule December 07, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 944) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5143) that would prohibit the United States from agreeing to any proposed international insurance standards until the government would publicly publish the proposal. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of Dec. 8, 2016, and it would provide for House proceedings from Dec. 9, 2016, through Jan. 3, 2017. Adopted 232-180.

Vote: Yea

(611) - HR 1219: Oklahoma Land Transfer – Passage December 07, 2016 -

Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Bureau of Reclamation to convey all land in the maintenance complex and district office of the federal Arbuckle water project in Oklahoma to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District in Murray County, Okla. Motion agreed to 412-1.

Vote: Yea

 (612) - S 3028: Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness – Passage December 07, 2016 -

Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would re-designate the Olympic Wilderness in the state of Washington as the "Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness." Motion agreed to 401-8.

Vote: Yea

(613) - HR 5143: International Insurance – Passage December 07, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would, as amended, prohibit the United States from agreeing to any proposed international insurance standards until the government had publicly published the proposal, and would prohibit the adoption of any international insurance capital standards until the Federal Reserve had issued domestic capital standards for insurance companies. The measure would also specify objectives for U.S. officials negotiating international insurance standards, and would reduce, from $50 million to $43 million, the maximum amount of money that the Securities and Exchange Commission could deposit into its reserve fund during fiscal 2017. Passed 239-170.

Vote: Yea

(614) - HR 6076: Astronauts Medical Program – Passage December 07, 2016 -

Babin, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would require NASA to establish a program that provides for the medical treatments of crewmembers for space flight-associated medical conditions. Treatments would be provided under the program without any cost sharing obligations required of participating crewmembers. Motion agreed to 413-0.

Vote: Yea

(615) - S 2971: Disaster Relief Programs – Passage December 07, 2016 -

Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would codify the operational requirements of the U.S. search and rescue system and would affirm the Federal Emergency Management Agency's responsibility for the system's administration, and would ensure that private citizens who leave their jobs as part of a FEMA disaster response would be guaranteed their jobs when they return. The measure would require the FEMA administrator to develop a comprehensive plan to finance and replace search and rescue equipment. Motion agreed to 405-7.

Vote: Yea

(616) - HR 5790: FBI Whistleblower Protections – Passage December 07, 2016 -

Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend new protections to FBI employees who file grievances authorized by a law or regulation, disclose information to the inspector general or refuse to obey an order that would require the employee to violate a law. Motion agreed to 404-0.

Vote: Yea

(617) - HR 2028, S612: Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations and Water Infrastructure Projects - Previous Question December 08, 2016 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 949) that would provide for House floor consideration of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 2028) intended to serve as a legislative vehicle for a measure that would make $1.07 trillion in continuing appropriations to fund government operations through April 28, 2017; and that would provide for House floor consideration of the House amendment to the bill (S 612) intended to serve as a legislative vehicle for a measure that would authorize $10 billion for new water projects for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers. Motion agreed to 234-181.

Vote: Yea

(618) - HR 2028, S612: Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations and Water Infrastructure Projects – Rule December 08, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 949) that would provide for House floor consideration of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 2028) intended to serve as a legislative vehicle for a measure that would make $1.07 trillion in continuing appropriations to fund government operations through April 28, 2017; and that would provide for House floor consideration of the House amendment to the bill (S 612) intended to serve as a legislative vehicle for a measure that would authorize $10 billion for new water projects for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers. Adopted 235-180.

Vote: Yea

(619) - HR 4919: Wandering Individuals Alerts – Passage December 08, 2016 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program and would expand the program to include certain children with developmental disabilities. The measure would also provide grants to state and local agencies and non-profit organizations to provide training related to preventing individuals from wandering and to implement alert systems and locative tracking technology programs to find individuals who have wandered. The measure would authorize the appropriation of $2 million annually for fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2021. Motion agreed to 346-66.

Vote: Yea

(620) - HR 2028: Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur December 08, 2016 -

Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment that would provide funding for federal government operations until April 28, 2017, at an annualized rate of $1.070 trillion. The measure would provide $170 million for repairs to the water system in Flint, Mich., $872 million for medical research, and $45 million for an extension, through April 30, 2017, of health benefits for retired coal miners. The measure would include $10.1 billion in supplemental Overseas Contingency Operations funds for the Defense Department and certain other security-related accounts. It would include $4.1 billion in natural disaster funding to address damage caused by hurricane and flooding events in 2016. The measure would also provide for expedited Senate consideration of legislation to waive the requirement that a former member of the armed forces cannot become secretary of Defense until seven years have lapsed since the person left active duty. Motion agreed to 326-96.

Vote: Yea

(621) - S 612: Water Infrastructure Projects – Recommit December 08, 2016 -

Doyle, D-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would make permanent the requirement that certain drinking water infrastructure projects only use iron and steel products produced in the United States. Motion rejected 184-236.

Vote: Nay

(622) - S 612: Water Infrastructure Projects – Passage December 08, 2016 -

Passage of the bill, as amended, that would authorize $10 billion for new water projects for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers, would authorize $170 million for repairs to the water system in Flint, Mich., would authorize the corps to conduct feasibility studies for additional projects, would deauthorize nine existing projects and would establish an expedited process for the deauthorization of other projects that are no longer viable for construction. The measure would require additional water be pumped south from Northern California rather than allowing such water to be retained for environmental purposes. The measure would also allow federal funding to cover the 50 percent of the cost of harbor and channel dredging up to 50 feet. Passed 360-61.

Vote: Yea

(595) - H Res 933: Additional Committee Funding – Passage December 01, 2016 -
(595) - H Res 933: Additional Committee Funding – Passage December 01, 2016 -
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