Vote History

January 2017 Vote History

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Washington, January 1, 2017 | comments

(1) - : Quorum Call - Call of the House January 03, 2017 -

Quorum was present with 434 members responding (1 members did not respond.).

(2) - : Election of the Speaker January 03, 2017 - Nomination of Paul D. Ryan, D-Wis., and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker of House of Representatives for the 115th Congress. Motion agreed to 239-189.

Vote: Yea

(3) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Motion to Table January 03, 2017 -

McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Norton, D-D.C., motion to refer the resolution that would set the House rules for the 115th Congress to a select committee with instructions that it not be reported back until after the panel has completed a study of and determined whether there is reason to limit delegates' voting rights in the Committee of the Whole. Motion agreed to 228-184.

Vote: Yea

(4) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Previous Question January 03, 2017 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the resolution (H Res 5) that would establish the rules of the House for the 115th Congress. 
 Motion agreed to 237-193.

Vote: Yea

(5) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Motion to Commit January 03, 2017 -

Lewis, D-Ga., motion to commit the resolution to a select committee consisting of the House majority and minority leaders with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would remove a proposal that would set monetary fines for using electronic devices on the House floor to take photos or videos. Motion rejected 193-236.

Vote: Nay

(6) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution – Adoption January 03, 2017 -

Adoption of the resolution that would establish the rules of the House for the 115th Congress. Many of the rules that were in effect at the end of the 114th Congress would carry over. Among the rules changes, it would set monetary fines for using electronic devices on the House floor to take photos or videos. Adopted 234-193.

Vote: Yea

(7) - HR 21: Regulation Disapproval – Recommit January 04, 2017 -

Castor, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would add an exemption to the bill for rules that prohibit health insurance companies from discriminating against individuals based on gender or preexisting conditions. The amendment also would exempt from the measure rules that prohibit higher premiums or out-of-pocket costs for seniors for medication under the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Motion rejected 183-236.

Vote: Nay

(8) - HR 21: Regulation Disapproval – Passage January 04, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would permit a new Congress to use the procedures under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove, en bloc, multiple regulations issued during the final year of a president's term.
Passed 238-184.

Vote: Yea

(9) - HR 26, HRES11: Major Rules Approval and U.N. Security Council Resolution - Previous Question January 05, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 22) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 26) that would require Congress to approve "major rules" issued by agencies, such as regulations with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more, before they could take effect. The rule would also provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 11) that would express the House's opposition to the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution that criticized continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied areas. Motion agreed to 235-188.

Vote: Yea

(10) - H Res 11, HR26: Major Rules Approval and U.N. Security Resolution – Rule January 05, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 22) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 26) that would require Congress to approve "major rules" issued by agencies, such as regulations with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more, before they could take effect. The rule would also provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 11) that would express the House's opposition to the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution that criticized continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied areas. Adopted 231-187.

Vote: Yea

(11) - H Res 11: U.N. Security Council Resolution – Adoption January 05, 2017 -

Adoption of the resolution that would express the House's opposition to a U.N. Security Council resolution that criticized continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied areas. Adopted 342-80.

Vote: Yea

(12) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval – Offsets January 05, 2017 -

Messer, R-Ind., amendment that would require that for new rules, agencies repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to offset any annual costs of the new rule before the new rule could take effect. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-185.

Vote: Yea

(13) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Emission Impacts January 05, 2017 -

Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would require agencies to include an accounting of greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule in the report that would be required by the bill to be submitted to Congress. The report also would need to include an analysis of the rule's impacts on low-income and rural communities. If a rule would increase carbon equivalent emissions by 25,000 metric tons annually or possibly increase the risk of certain diseases to low-income or rural communities, then the rule would be considered a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-230.

Vote: Nay

(14) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Disease Reduction January 05, 2017 -

Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would exclude rules that would result in reduced incidence of cancer, early death, asthma attacks or respiratory disease in children from the definition of a "major rule."
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-233.

Vote: Nay

(15) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Public Health Protection January 05, 2017 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exclude rules related to the protection of public health or safety from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-232.

Vote: Nay

(16) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Lead in Drinking Water January 05, 2017 -

Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exclude rules that would provide for a reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-231.

Vote: Nay

(17) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Products for Young Children January 05, 2017 -

Johnson, D-Ga., for Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exclude rules related to the safety of products designed to be used or consumed by children younger than 2 years old from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-234.

Vote: Nay

(18) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Nuclear Reactor Safety January 05, 2017 -

Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would exclude rules pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-231.

Vote: Nay

(19) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Pipeline Safety January 05, 2017 -

McNerney, D-Calif., for Pallone, D-N.J., amendment that would exclude rules intended to either ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or to prevent or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(20) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Occupational Safety January 05, 2017 -

Scott, D-Va., amendment that would exclude from the bill's provisions rules made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration related to the prevention of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-232.

Vote: Nay

(21) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval - Existing Rules January 05, 2017 -

King, R-Iowa, amendment that would require each agency annually, for 10 years, to submit to Congress for review at least 10 percent of the agency's existing rules, and would sunset certain rules if Congress had not approved them within 10 years of the bill's enactment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-193.

Vote: Yea

(22) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval – Recommit January 05, 2017 -

Murphy, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill any rule prohibiting an insurance issuer from eliminating health coverage for dependents younger than 26 years old. Motion rejected 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(23) - HR 26: Major Rules Approval – Passage January 05, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would require Congress to approve, by enacting legislation, any "major rule" issued by an agency in order for them to take effect. A "major rule" would include any regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more; rules that would significantly harm employment, investment or U.S. economic competitiveness; or rules that would cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers or industries. The bill also would create an expedited consideration process in both the House and the Senate for joint resolutions of approval. As amended, the measure would require that for new rules, agencies repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to offset any annual costs of the new rule before the new rule could take effect. As amended, it would create a process to sunset existing rules if Congress had not approved them within 10 years of the bill's enactment. Passed 237-187.

Vote: Yea

(24) - HR 315: Maternity Care Services – Passage January 09, 2017 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Health Resources and Services Administration to identify geographic areas within health professional shortages areas that have a shortage of maternity care health professionals, for purposes of assigning such professionals who participate in the National Health Service Corps to these geographic areas. HRSA would need to base the identifications on data it would need to collect comparing the availability of and need for maternal health services in health professional shortage areas. Motion agreed to 405-0.

Vote: Yea

(25) - HR 304: Paramedics and Controlled Substances – Passage January 09, 2017 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow for paramedics and other emergency medical services professionals to continue to administer certain controlled substances pursuant to written protocols in which agency medical directors have determined in advance the medical criteria that need to be met, known as standing orders. It also would allow for EMS agencies, for purposes of administering these controlled substances, to register with the Justice Department through a single registration per state instead of requiring separate registrations for each location. Motion agreed to 404-0.

Vote: Yea

(26) - HR 5, HR79: Rule-Making Process Changes and SEC General Solicitation - Previous Question January 10, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 33) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 79) that would exempt certain events from a Securities and Exchange Commission requirement that calls for verification that attendees are accredited investors, and a bill (HR 5) that would modify the federal rule-making process by codifying certain requirements, including a requirement that agencies estimate the cost of proposed regulations, and would subject rules likely to cost more than $100 million or $1 billion annually to additional procedural steps. Motion agreed to 234-179.

Vote: Yea

(27) - HR 5, HR79: Rule-Making Process Changes and SEC General Solicitation – Rule January 10, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 33) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 79) that would exempt certain events from a Securities and Exchange Commission requirement that calls for verification that attendees are accredited investors, and a bill (HR 5) that would modify the federal rule-making process by codifying certain requirements, including a requirement that agencies estimate the cost of proposed regulations, and would subject rules likely to cost more than $100 million or $1 billion annually to additional procedural steps. Adopted 233-183.

Vote: Yea

(28) - Procedural Motion – Journal January 10, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Approved 248-162: R 155-77.

Vote: Yea

(29) - HR 79: SEC General Solicitation – Disclosure January 10, 2017 -

Velazquez, D-N.Y., amendment that would require sponsors of events to provide attendees with a disclosure that would describe the event and the risks of investing in the advertised securities in order for the event to be exempt from the requirement that companies verify that individuals attending are accredited investors.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-249.

Vote: Nay

(30) - HR 79: SEC General Solicitation - Sponsor Compensation January 10, 2017 -

Clay, D-Mo., for Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit sponsors of events from receiving compensation for either introducing investors attending the event to issuers or for negotiating investments in order for the event to be exempt from the requirement that companies verify that individuals attending are accredited investors. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-253.

Vote: Nay

(31) - HR 79: SEC General Solicitation – Passage January 10, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise regulations to exempt presentations made at certain events where businesses offer unregistered securities in the private market from a requirement that companies verify that individuals attending are accredited investors. The exemption from the verification requirement would apply to presentations made at events sponsored by: government entities, colleges, nonprofit groups, angel investor groups, venture capital associations, trade associations or any additional group that the SEC determines by regulation. Specific information related to the offering of securities could not be distributed at such events, other than information such as the type and amount of securities offered. Passed 344-73.

Vote: Yea

(32) - HR 78, HR238: SEC Regulation Analysis and CTFC Reauthorization - Previous Question January 11, 2017 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 40) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 78) that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analyses of proposed regulations and to review existing regulations every five years to determine whether they are excessively burdensome or ineffective. It also would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 238) that would reauthorize operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through fiscal 2021.
Motion agreed to 232-168.

Vote: Yea

(33) - HR 78, HR238: SEC Regulation Analysis and CTFC Reauthorization – Rule January 11, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 40) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 78) that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analyses of proposed regulations and to review existing regulations every five years to determine whether they are excessively burdensome or ineffective. It also would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 238) that would reauthorize operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through fiscal 2021 and modify how the CFTC should regulate derivatives and swaps. It would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of Jan. 13, 2017. Adopted 233-170.

Vote: Yea

(34) - HR 39: Presidential Innovation Fellows – Passage January 11, 2017 -

Hurd, 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. The program's advisory board also would be authorized. Motion agreed to 386-17.

Vote: Yea

(35) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Judicial Review January 11, 2017 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment that would prohibit a court, while reviewing an agency's rule, from interpreting a gap or ambiguity in a rule or law as an implicit delegation of legislative rule-making authority to the agency.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-185.

Vote: Yea

(36) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Rule Advocacy January 11, 2017 -

Peterson, D-Minn., amendment that would prohibit agencies from appealing to the public to advocate in support or against a proposed rule. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 260-161.

Vote: Yea.

(37) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Disease Reduction January 11, 2017 -

Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would exempt rules that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, early death or respiratory disease among children or seniors. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-231.

Vote: Nay

(38) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Foodborne Illness January 11, 2017 -

Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exempt rules related to the prevention of foodborne illness transmission. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-232.

Vote: Nay

(39) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Employment and Wages January 11, 2017 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt rules related to improving employment and wages, especially for workers with disabilities or limited English proficiency. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-234.

Vote: Nay

(40) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Products for Children January 11, 2017 -

Ruiz, D-Calif., amendment that would exempt rules related to the safety of children's toys or products. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-233.

Vote: Nay

(41) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Occupational Safety January 11, 2017 -

Scott, D-Va., amendment that would exempt rules related to occupational health and safety. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-227.

Vote: Nay

(42) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Chemical Safety January 11, 2017 -

Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would exempt any rules made under a 2016 chemical safety law. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-235.

Vote: Nay

(43) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes - Land Management Plans January 11, 2017 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would remove provisions of the bill that would require the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to conduct regulatory flexibility analyses, which describe the impact on small businesses, for land management plans. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-236.

Vote: Nay

(44) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes – Recommit January 11, 2017 - Demings, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would exempt regulations that significantly lower seniors' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D. It would remove the bill's provision that would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering challenges to agency rules. Motion rejected 190-233.

Vote: Nay

(45) - HR 5: Rule-Making Process Changes – Passage January 11, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would modify the federal rule-making process, including by codifying requirements for agencies to consider costs and benefits of alternatives. The bill would create additional steps that agencies would need to follow when planning "major" rules with annual costs of more than $100 million or "high-impact" rules with annual costs of more than $1 billion. For example, agencies would need to hold an advanced-notice comment period prior to proposing such rules to determine whether to continue the rule-making process. The measure would postpone the effective dates of "high impact" rules until any lawsuits filed within 60 days of the rule's publication in the Federal Register are resolved. It would effectively overturn two Supreme Court decisions that require federal courts to defer to an agency's interpretation of the underlying law or rule when considering legal challenges to rules. It would also require agencies to evaluate the "indirect" impacts of proposed rules on small businesses. Passed 238-183.

Vote: Yea

(46) - HR 78: SEC Regulation Analysis - Conflicts of Interest January 12, 2017 -

Green, D-Texas, for Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission, before issuing a regulation, to identify former employers of commissioners and senior staff that would receive any benefit from a proposed regulation. The commission would need to determine whether the proposal should be amended to remedy a conflict of interest. It also would set similar requirements regarding conflicts of interest related to employers of certain former commissioners and senior staff.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-233.

Vote: Nay

(47) - HR 78: SEC Regulation Analysis - Financial Stability January 12, 2017 -

Green, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt regulations issued to maintain or support U.S. financial stability. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-232.

Vote: Nay

(48) - HR 78: SEC Regulation Analysis - SEC Chairman Investments January 12, 2017 - DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would require the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the individual's immediate family members divest securities in financial institutions regulated by the commission before the bill's requirements for cost-benefit analysis of new rules and review of existing rules could take effect. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-233.

Vote: Nay

(49) - HR 78: SEC Regulation Analysis - Ethics Training January 12, 2017 -

Raskin, D-Md., amendment that would require the chairman and commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission undergo conduct and ethical standards training in relation to prior employment at financial institutions before the bill's requirements for cost-benefit analysis of new rules and review of existing rules could take effect. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-231.

Vote: Nay

(50) - HR 78: SEC Regulation Analysis – Recommit January 12, 2017 -

Bustos, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission, in determining the costs and benefits of proposed regulations, to consider whether market participants would have incentive to relocate outside the United States. Motion rejected 195-232.

Vote: Nay

(51) - HR 78: SEC Regulation Analysis – Passage January 12, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analyses of proposed regulations. It also would direct the commission to assess costs and benefits of alternatives, including the option of not regulating. It would require the SEC to, within two years of issuing rules with an annual cost more than $100 million, review whether these rules have met their goals. It also would require the SEC to periodically review existing rules and modify or repeal those found ineffective or excessively burdensome. Passed 243-184.

Vote: Yea

(52) - HR 238: CTFC Reauthorization - Excessive Speculation January 12, 2017 -

Conaway, R-Texas, amendment that would remove provisions in existing law that specifically designate how the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is to limit excessive speculation. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-191.

Vote: Yea

(53) - HR 238: CTFC Reauthorization – Recommit January 12, 2017 - Langevin, D-R.I., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from considering the swaps regulatory requirements of a foreign nation as comparable to U.S. swaps requirements if that foreign nation had been found by the CTFC, in consultation with the director of national intelligence, to have engaged in cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections. Motion rejected 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(54) - HR 238: CTFC Reauthorization – Passage January 12, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through fiscal 2021 at $250 million annually. It would amend the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul to modify and clarify how the commission is to regulate derivatives and swaps. For example, it would modify certain requirements for end users of derivatives, such as farmers and utilities that use derivatives to hedge risk, to ensure they are not subject to the same requirements as entities whose main business derives from swaps. The measure would require the commission to conduct cost-benefit analyses of its proposed rules. As amended, it would exempt all inter-affiliate transactions from being regulated as swaps. Passed 239-182.

Vote: Yea

(55) - S Con Res 3, S84: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution and Defense Secretary Waiver - Previous Question January 13, 2017 -Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 48) that would provide for House floor consideration of a fiscal 2017 budget resolution (S Con Res 3) that would include reconciliation instructions for legislation intended to be used to repeal parts of the 2010 health care overhaul. It also would provide for consideration of a bill (S 84) that would exempt the first person appointed as Defense secretary after the bill's enactment from a requirement for a seven-year waiting period before former servicemembers can be appointed to the position, which would provide a waiver for President-elect Donald Trump's pick for the position, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis. Motion agreed to 234-179.

Vote: Yea

(56) - S Con Res 3, S84: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution and Defense Secretary Waiver – Rule January 13, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 48) that would provide for House floor consideration of a fiscal 2017 budget resolution (S Con Res 3) that would include reconciliation instructions for legislation intended to be used to repeal parts of the 2010 health care overhaul. It also would provide for consideration of a bill (S 84) that would exempt the first person appointed as Defense secretary after the bill's enactment from a requirement for a seven-year waiting period before former servicemembers can be appointed to the position, which would provide a waiver for President-elect Donald Trump's pick for the position, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis. Adopted 235-188.

Vote: Yea

(57) - S Con Res 3: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution - Democratic Substitute January 13, 2017 - Yarmuth, D-Ky., substitute amendment that does not contain any reconciliation instructions, and thus would not trigger a process in which the Senate could pass legislation to repeal the 2010 health care law by a simple majority vote. The amendment would allow $3.3 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal 2017 and would provide for the revision of allocations for unspecified legislation related to additional infrastructure investments and tax overhaul if the measure would not increase the deficit. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 149-272.

Vote: Nay

(58) - S Con Res 3: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution – Adoption January 13, 2017 -

Adoption of the concurrent resolution that includes reconciliation instructions for the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees as well as the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees to develop legislation to reduce the deficit by at least $1 billion each over a 10-year period by January 27, 2017, which is expected to repeal parts of the 2010 health care law. The concurrent resolution also would set broad spending and revenue targets over the next 10 years. It would allow $3.3 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal 2017. Adopted 227-198.

Vote: Yea

(59) - S 84: Defense Secretary Waiver – Passage January 13, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would allow the first person to be confirmed secretary of Defense after the bill's enactment to serve in the position, even if the individual has not been retired from the military for seven years, so long as the person has been retired for at least three years. The bill would thus provide an exemption for President-elect Donald Trump's pick for the position, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, from a requirement for a seven-year waiting period before former servicemembers can be appointed to Defense secretary. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 268-151.

Vote: Yea

(60) - HR 423: Caller Identification Information – Passage January 23, 2017 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand an existing prohibition against individuals in the United States causing caller identification services to transmit inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud or harm. Specifically, it would expand the prohibition to cover text messages and individuals outside the United States if the recipient is in the United States.Motion agreed to 398-5.

Vote: Yea

(61) - HR 582: Multiline Telephone 911 Calls – Passage January 23, 2017 -

Lance, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require multiline telephone systems to be configured so that users are able to dial 911 directly, without having to dial an additional digit, such as 9, even if such a code is required to make other calls. Motion agreed to 408-0.

Vote: Yea

(62) - HR 7: Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions - Previous Question January 24, 2017 - Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 55) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services or health insurance plans that include coverage for abortions. It also would bar the District of Columbia from using its own local funds to provide or pay for abortions. Motion agreed to 233-187.

Vote: Yea

(63) - HR 7: Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions – Rule January 24, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 55) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 7) that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services or health insurance plans that include coverage for abortions. It also would bar the District of Columbia from using its own local funds to provide or pay for abortions. Adopted 236-183.

Vote: Yea

(64) - HR 7: Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions – Recommit January 24, 2017 - Schakowsky, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would state that the bill could not be interpreted to allow health insurance plans to charge women higher premiums than they charge men.
Motion rejected 187-235.

Vote: Nay

(65) - HR 7: Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions – Passage January 24, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would permanently prohibit federal funds from being used to pay for abortion services or health insurance plans that include abortion coverage. It also would prohibit the District of Columbia from using its own local funds to provide or pay for abortions. Individuals and small businesses also could not receive tax credits under the 2010 health care law related to purchases of health insurance plans that include abortion coverage. The bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to ensure that, starting in 2018, no multistate qualified health plan offered in a state insurance exchange provides coverage that includes abortion. The provisions would not apply to pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, or to situations where the woman would die unless an abortion is performed. Passed 238-183.

Vote: Yea

(66) - HR 374: Crab Fishery Management – Passage January 30, 2017 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would permanently give the states of Washington, Oregon and California the authority to manage the Pacific Dungeness crab fishery in adjacent federal waters.
Motion agreed to 388-0.

Vote: Yea

(67) - HR 538: Ocmulgee Monument Redesignation and Expansion – Passage January 30, 2017 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. It also would expand the boundary of the park by 2,100 acres, and it would require the National Park Service to only acquire the additional lands by donation or exchange. Motion agreed to 396-8.

Vote: Yea

(68) - H J Res 38: Stream Protection Rule Disapproval Resolution - Previous Question January 31, 2017 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 70) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution that would disapprove an Interior Department rule that requires surface coal mining operations, to the extent possible, to avoid disturbing streams and land within 100 feet of the streams. Motion agreed to 236-183.

Vote: Yea

(69) - H J Res 38: Stream Protection Rule Disapproval Resolution – Rule January 31, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 70) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 38) would disapprove an Interior Department rule that requires surface coal mining operations, to the extent possible, to avoid disturbing streams and land within 100 feet of the streams.
Adopted 236-186.

Vote: Yea

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