Vote History

February 2017 Vote History

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(70) - H J Res 40, HJRES41: Energy Production Payment Reporting Disapproval and Firearms Purchase Limitation Disapproval - Previous Question February 01, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 71) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 41) that would nullify a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that requires companies that develop oil, natural gas or minerals to publicly report in detail payments to foreign governments or to the U.S. government totaling at least $100,000 annually per project for extraction, exploration or export of these resources. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 40) that would nullify a Social Security Administration rule that outlines reporting of information by the agency for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases about certain non-elderly individuals with mental impairments who receive disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use a "representative payee" because they cannot manage their benefit payments. Motion agreed to 231-191

Vote: Yea

(70) - H J Res 40, HJRES41: Energy Production Payment Reporting Disapproval and Firearms Purchase Limitation Disapproval - Previous Question February 01, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 71) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 41) that would nullify a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that requires companies that develop oil, natural gas or minerals to publicly report in detail payments to foreign governments or to the U.S. government totaling at least $100,000 annually per project for extraction, exploration or export of these resources. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 40) that would nullify a Social Security Administration rule that outlines reporting of information by the agency for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases about certain non-elderly individuals with mental impairments who receive disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use a "representative payee" because they cannot manage their benefit payments. Motion agreed to 231-191

Vote: Yea

(71) - H J Res 41, HJRES40: Energy Production Payment Reporting Disapproval and Firearms Purchase Limitation Disapproval – Rule February 01, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 71) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 41) that would nullify a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that requires companies that develop oil, natural gas or minerals to publicly report in detail payments to foreign governments or to the U.S. government totaling at least $100,000 annually per project for extraction, exploration or export of these resources. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 40) that would nullify a Social Security Administration rule that outlines reporting of information by the agency for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases about certain non-elderly individuals with mental impairments who receive disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use a "representative payee" because they cannot manage their benefit payments. Adopted 231-191

Vote: Yea

(72) - H J Res 41: Energy Production Payment Reporting Disapproval – Passage February 01, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that requires companies that develop oil, natural gas or minerals to publicly report in detail payments to foreign governments or to the U.S. government totaling at least $100,000 annually per project for extraction, exploration or export of these resources. Passed 235-187

Vote: Yea

(73) - H J Res 38: Stream Protection Rule Disapproval – Passage February 01, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify an Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement rule that requires surface coal mining operations, to the extent possible, to avoid disturbing streams and land within 100 feet of the streams. The rule also includes provisions related to data collection and restoration and requires native trees and plants to be used to replant reclaimed mine sites. Passed 228-194

Vote: Yea

(74) - H J Res 36, HJRES37: Methane Limitation Disapproval and Labor Law Violation Disclosure Disapproval - Previous Question February 02, 2017 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 74) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 36) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public and tribal lands to reduce the practice of burning gas by adopting current technologies and to replace outdated equipment to minimize release of gas into the air. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 37) that would nullify a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires companies that bid for federal contracts to disclose whether they have been determined to have violated certain federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. Motion agreed to 230-188

Vote: Yea

(75) - H J Res 37, HJRES36: Methane Limitation Disapproval and Labor Law Violation Disclosure Disapproval – Rule February 02, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 74) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 36) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public and tribal lands to reduce the practice of burning gas by adopting current technologies and to replace outdated equipment to minimize release of gas into the air. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 37) that would nullify a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires companies that bid for federal contracts to disclose whether they have been determined to have violated certain federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. Adopted 232-190

Vote: Yea

(76) - H J Res 37: Labor Law Violation Disclosure Disapproval – Passage February 02, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires companies that bid for federal contracts of more than $500,000 to disclose whether they have been determined in the previous three years to have violated certain federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. Passed 236-187

Vote: Yea

(77) - H J Res 40: Firearms Purchase Limitation Disapproval – Passage February 02, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Social Security Administration rule that outlines reporting of information by the agency for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases about certain non-elderly individuals with mental impairments who receive disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use a "representative payee" because they cannot manage their benefit payments. Passed 235-180

Vote: Yea

(78) - H J Res 36: Methane Release Limitation Disapproval – Passage February 03, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public lands to take measures that decrease waste of natural gas. The rule requires these operators to reduce the practice of burning gas by adopting current technologies, to replace outdated equipment to minimize release of gas into the air and to periodically inspect their operations for leaks. Motion agreed to 221-191.

Vote: Yea

(79) - HR 689: Colorado Headgate Usage – Passage February 06, 2017 -

Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the U.S. Forrest Service to provide a special use authorization for the town of Minturn, Colorado, to use, maintain and repair a headgate in the Holy Cross Wilderness area and divert water to the Bolts Lake, an off-stream reservoir located outside the boundary of the wilderness area. Motion agreed to 409-1.

Vote: Yea

(80) - HR 337: Veteran Cemetery Expansion – Passage February 06, 2017 -

Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Bureau of Land Management to transfer approximately 200 acres of land, in South Dakota, to the Department of Veterans Affairs to accommodate an expansion of the Black Hills National Cemetery. The bill would remove the designated land from the administrative jurisdiction of BLM and laws related to mining, land leasing, mineral leasing and geothermal leasing. The measure would also require the Veterans Affairs Department to reimburse the Department of the Interior for transfer costs, including survey and decontamination costs, and would require the VA to return any portion of the property not intended to be used for cemetery purposes. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea

(81) - H J Res 58, HJRES57, HJRES44: Public Land Development Disapproval, Teacher Preparation Disapproval and State Education Plans Disapproval - Previous Question February 07, 2017 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 91) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 44) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that modifies the BLM's process of assessing and planning the development of public lands by increasing public involvement. It would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 58) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of certain teacher preparation programs. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 57) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to define and subsequently monitor the performance of low-performing schools. Motion agreed to 234-187.

Vote: Yea

(82) - H J Res 44, HJRES57, HJRES58: Public Land Development Disapproval, Teacher Preparation Disapproval and State Education Plans Disapproval – Rule February 07, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 91) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 44) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that modifies the BLM's process of assessing and planning the development of public lands by increasing public involvement. It would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 58) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of certain teacher preparation programs. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 57) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to define and subsequently monitor the performance of low-performing schools. Adopted 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(83) - H J Res 44: Public Land Development Disapproval - PassageFebruary 07, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would that would disapprove and nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that amends the agency's procedures for the development of resource management plans for public lands. The rule directs BLM to design management plans that address resource issues in a number of programs related to wildfire prevention, wildlife habitat protection and demands for renewable and nonrenewable energy. The rule also provides additional opportunities for the public to submit information and comments on a plan revision or amendment. Passed 234-186.

Vote: Yea

(84) - H J Res 57: State Education Plans Disapproval – Passage February 07, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to define, subsequently monitor and intervene with schools deemed to be low-performing schools. Under the department's rule, states are required to measure academic achievement through factors such as graduation rates and English proficiency rates. Passed 234-190.

Vote: Yea

(85) - H J Res 58: Teacher Preparation Disapproval – Passage February 07, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs at higher education institutions. Programs are required to be ranked by level of performance and states would be required to provide assistance to the lowest-performing programs. Passed 240-181.

Vote: Yea

(86) - HR 244: Veterans' Employment Awards – Passage February 13, 2017 - Bilirakis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Department of Labor to establish an award program to recognize employers who recruit, employ and retain veterans. Employers would submit information on a voluntary basis in order to be eligible for a medallion and an award certificate under the program. Motion agreed to 409-1.

Vote: Yea

(87) - HR 974: Contracts to Employers of Veterans – Passage February 13, 2017 -

Bilirakis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs, when awarding a contract, to give preference to companies with a high percentage of full-time employees who are veterans. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea 

(88) - HR 428, HJRES42: Boundary Identification Survey and Unemployment Drug Testing Disapproval - Previous Question February 14, 2017 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 99) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (H Res 428) that would authorize $1 million for the Bureau of Land Management to pay for a survey to identify the boundary, with respect to title and ownership, along the Red River on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 42) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that defines the occupations for which states can require drug tests for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. Motion agreed to 225-189.

Vote: Yea

(89) - HR 428, HJRES42: Boundary Identification Survey and Unemployment Drug Testing Disapproval – Rule February 14, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 99) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (H Res 428) that would authorize $1 million for the Bureau of Land Management to pay for a survey to identify the boundary, with respect to title and ownership, along the Red River on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 42) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that defines the occupations for which states can require drug tests for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. Adopted 225-187.

House Vote 90 - H J Res 66, HJRES67: State Retirement Plans Disapproval and Local Government Retirement Plans Disapproval - Previous Question February 14, 2017 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 116) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 66) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations if state programs meet certain standards. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 67) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain local government-administered retirement savings plans for non-government employees from select federal regulations. Motion agreed to 227-188.

House Vote 91 - H J Res 67, HJRES66: State Retirement Plans Disapproval and Local Government Retirement Plans Disapproval – Rule February 14, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 116) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 66) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations if state programs meet certain standards. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 67) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain local government-administered retirement savings plans for non-government employees from select federal regulations. Adopted 227-188.

House Vote 92 - HR 428: Boundary Identification Survey – Passage February 14, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize $1 million for the Bureau of Land Management to pay for a survey to identify the boundary, with respect to title and ownership, along the Red River on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. It would require the survey use the gradient boundary method of measurement established in the Supreme Court case Oklahoma v. Texas and that the survey be completed within two years of the bill's enactment. Passed 250-171.

Vote: Yea

(93) - H J Res 43, HJRES69: Family Planning Funding Disapproval and Alaskan Predator Hunting Disapproval - Previous Question February 15, 2017 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 123) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 43) that would nullify and disapprove of a Health and Human Services Department rule that prevents states from restricting federal family planning funding to a health provider, such as denying funds to a center that provides abortions, for any basis other than its ability to provide health services. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 69) that would nullify an Interior Department rule that prohibits certain predator control methods in national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Motion agreed to 233-190.

Vote: Yea

(94) - H J Res 69, HJRES43: Family Planning Funding Disapproval and Alaskan Predator Hunting Disapproval – Rule February 15, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 123) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 43) that would nullify and disapprove of a Health and Human Services Department rule that prevents states from restricting federal family planning funding to a health provider, such as denying funds to a center that provides abortions, for any basis other than its ability to provide health services. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 69) that would nullify an Interior Department rule that prohibits certain predator control methods in national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Adopted 233-188.

Vote: Yea

(95) - H J Res 67: Local Government Retirement Plans Disapproval – Passage February 15, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain local government-administered retirement savings plans for non-government employees from select federal regulations governing pension plans. Under the rule, a city or county must have a population at least as large as the least populated state in the nation, and must administer a retirement plan for its own employees for the program to qualify for the exemption. Passed 234-191.

Vote: Yea

(96) - H J Res 66: State Retirement Plans Disapproval – Passage February 15, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations governing pension plans if the state programs meet certain standards. Under the rule, the savings program must be established and administered by the state, and the savings plans must be voluntary for the employee for the program to qualify for the exemption. Passed 231-193.

Vote: Yea

(97) - H J Res 42: Unemployment Drug Testing Disapproval – Passage February 15, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that limits the occupations for which states can require drug tests for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. Under the rule, an individual can be required to be tested for drugs if an individual's typical employment is an occupation for which state or federal laws require an employee to be tested for controlled substances. Passed 236-189.

Vote: Yea

(98) - H J Res 69: Alaskan Predator Hunting Disapproval – Passage February 16, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of an Interior Department rule that prohibits certain predator control methods on federal lands in Alaska. The rule prevents Alaska, which typically has the authority to manage hunting and trapping practices on federal lands within the state, from allowing certain non-subsistence hunting practices on national wildlife refuges. Under the rule, prohibited practices include using traps to hunt bears and the taking of wolves and coyotes during denning season. Passed 225-193.

Vote: Yea

(99) - H J Res 43: Family Planning Funding Disapproval – Passage February 16, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Health and Human Services Department rule that prevents states from restricting federal family planning funding to a health provider, such as denying funds to a center that provides abortions, for any basis other than its ability to provide health services. Under the rule, HHS can withhold family planning grants to any state that restricts the participation of a health provider in the family planning services grant program. Passed 230-188.

Vote: Yea

(100) - HR 699: Oregon Land Exchange – Passage February 27, 2017 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify the terms of a land exchange between the Forest Service and Mount Hood Meadows ski area in Oregon by reducing the amount of land the Forest Service can convey and modifying the required easements.
Motion agreed to 415-1.

Vote: Yea

(101) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table February 27, 2017 -

McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Pascrell, D-N.J., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Pascrell resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's tax returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 229-185.

Vote: Yea

(102) - HR 863: Coltsville Building Requirement – Passage February 27, 2017 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the National Park Service to select an alternate location for park administration and visitor services at Coltsville National Historical Park in Connecticut, rescinding a requirement that had identified a different site for such purposes. Motion agreed to 369-42.

Vote: Yea

(103) - H J Res 83, HR998: Regulatory Review and OSHA Citation Disapproval - Previous Question February 28, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 150) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 998) that would create a commission to review existing federal regulations to identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce costs to the economy. It also would provide for consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 83) that would nullify and disapprove of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule related to citations of employers who do not maintain certain workplace injury or illness records. Motion agreed to 224-191.

Vote: Yea

(104) - H J Res 83, HR998: Regulatory Review and OSHA Citation Disapproval – Rule February 28, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 150) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 998) that would create a commission to review existing federal regulations to identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce costs to the economy. It also would provide for consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 83) that would nullify and disapprove of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule related to citations of employers who do not maintain certain workplace injury or illness records. Adopted 225-188.

Vote: Yea

(105) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Public Health Impact February 28, 2017 -

DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would require the regulatory review commission, in identifying which rules should be repealed, to consider the extent to which repealing the rule would impact public health. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 348-75.

Vote: Yea

(106) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Authorized Funding February 28, 2017 -

Plaskett, D-V.I., amendment that would remove the bill's authorization of up to $30 million and would prohibit funds authorized or appropriated by other laws from being made available to implement the bill's provisions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-243.

Vote: Nay

(107) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - National Airspace February 28, 2017 -

Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment that would exempt rules related to the safety of the national airspace system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-234.

Vote: Nay

(108) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Airport Noise Restrictions February 28, 2017 - Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment that would exempt rules related to airport noise restrictions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-230.

Vote: Nay

(71) - H J Res 41, HJRES40: Energy Production Payment Reporting Disapproval and Firearms Purchase Limitation Disapproval – Rule February 01, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 71) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 41) that would nullify a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that requires companies that develop oil, natural gas or minerals to publicly report in detail payments to foreign governments or to the U.S. government totaling at least $100,000 annually per project for extraction, exploration or export of these resources. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 40) that would nullify a Social Security Administration rule that outlines reporting of information by the agency for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases about certain non-elderly individuals with mental impairments who receive disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use a "representative payee" because they cannot manage their benefit payments. Adopted 231-191.

Vote: Yea

(72) - H J Res 41: Energy Production Payment Reporting Disapproval – Passage February 01, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that requires companies that develop oil, natural gas or minerals to publicly report in detail payments to foreign governments or to the U.S. government totaling at least $100,000 annually per project for extraction, exploration or export of these resources. Passed 235-187.

Vote: Yea

(73) - H J Res 38: Stream Protection Rule Disapproval – Passage February 01, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify an Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement rule that requires surface coal mining operations, to the extent possible, to avoid disturbing streams and land within 100 feet of the streams. The rule also includes provisions related to data collection and restoration and requires native trees and plants to be used to replant reclaimed mine sites. Passed 228-194.

Vote: Yea

(74) - H J Res 36, HJRES37: Methane Limitation Disapproval and Labor Law Violation Disclosure Disapproval - Previous Question February 02, 2017 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 74) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 36) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public and tribal lands to reduce the practice of burning gas by adopting current technologies and to replace outdated equipment to minimize release of gas into the air. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 37) that would nullify a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires companies that bid for federal contracts to disclose whether they have been determined to have violated certain federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. Motion agreed to 230-188.

Vote: Yea

(75) - H J Res 37, HJRES36: Methane Limitation Disapproval and Labor Law Violation Disclosure Disapproval – Rule February 02, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 74) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 36) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public and tribal lands to reduce the practice of burning gas by adopting current technologies and to replace outdated equipment to minimize release of gas into the air. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 37) that would nullify a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires companies that bid for federal contracts to disclose whether they have been determined to have violated certain federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. Adopted 232-190.

Vote: Yea

(76) - H J Res 37: Labor Law Violation Disclosure Disapproval – Passage February 02, 2017 -Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA rule that requires companies that bid for federal contracts of more than $500,000 to disclose whether they have been determined in the previous three years to have violated certain federal labor laws and equivalent state laws. Passed 236-187.

Vote: Yea

(77) - H J Res 40: Firearms Purchase Limitation Disapproval – Passage February 02, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Social Security Administration rule that outlines reporting of information by the agency for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for gun purchases about certain non-elderly individuals with mental impairments who receive disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use a "representative payee" because they cannot manage their benefit payments. Passed 235-180.

Vote: Yea

(78) - H J Res 36: Methane Release Limitation Disapproval – Passage February 03, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that requires oil and gas operators on public lands to take measures that decrease waste of natural gas. The rule requires these operators to reduce the practice of burning gas by adopting current technologies, to replace outdated equipment to minimize release of gas into the air and to periodically inspect their operations for leaks. Passed 221-191.

Vote: Yea

(79) - HR 689: Colorado Headgate Usage – Passage February 06, 2017 - Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the U.S. Forrest Service to provide a special use authorization for the town of Minturn, Colorado, to use, maintain and repair a headgate in the Holy Cross Wilderness area and divert water to the Bolts Lake, an off-stream reservoir located outside the boundary of the wilderness area. Motion agreed to 409-1.

Vote: Yea

(80) - HR 337: Veteran Cemetery Expansion – Passage February 06, 2017 - Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Bureau of Land Management to transfer approximately 200 acres of land, in South Dakota, to the Department of Veterans Affairs to accommodate an expansion of the Black Hills National Cemetery. The bill would remove the designated land from the administrative jurisdiction of BLM and laws related to mining, land leasing, mineral leasing and geothermal leasing. The measure would also require the Veterans Affairs Department to reimburse the Department of the Interior for transfer costs, including survey and decontamination costs, and would require the VA to return any portion of the property not intended to be used for cemetery purposes. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea

(81) - H J Res 58, HJRES57, HJRES44: Public Land Development Disapproval, Teacher Preparation Disapproval and State Education Plans Disapproval - Previous Question February 07, 2017 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 91) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 44) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that modifies the BLM's process of assessing and planning the development of public lands by increasing public involvement. It would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 58) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of certain teacher preparation programs. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 57) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to define and subsequently monitor the performance of low-performing schools. Motion agreed to 234-187.

Vote: Yea

(82) - H J Res 44, HJRES57, HJRES58: Public Land Development Disapproval, Teacher Preparation Disapproval and State Education Plans Disapproval – Rule February 07, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 91) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution of (H J Res 44) that would nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that modifies the BLM's process of assessing and planning the development of public lands by increasing public involvement. It would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 58) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of certain teacher preparation programs. It also would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 57) that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to define and subsequently monitor the performance of low-performing schools. Adopted 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(83) - H J Res 44: Public Land Development Disapproval – Passage February 07, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would that would disapprove and nullify a Bureau of Land Management rule that amends the agency's procedures for the development of resource management plans for public lands. The rule directs BLM to design management plans that address resource issues in a number of programs related to wildfire prevention, wildlife habitat protection and demands for renewable and nonrenewable energy. The rule also provides additional opportunities for the public to submit information and comments on a plan revision or amendment. Passed 234-186.

Vote: Yea

(84) - H J Res 57: State Education Plans Disapproval – Passage February 07, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to define, subsequently monitor and intervene with schools deemed to be low-performing schools. Under the department's rule, states are required to measure academic achievement through factors such as graduation rates and English proficiency rates. Passed 234-190.

Vote: Yea

(85) - H J Res 58: Teacher Preparation Disapproval – Passage February 07, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would that would nullify an Education Department rule that requires states to annually evaluate the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs at higher education institutions. Programs are required to be ranked by level of performance and states would be required to provide assistance to the lowest-performing programs. Passed 240-181.

Vote: Yea

(86) - HR 244: Veterans' Employment Awards – Passage February 13, 2017 - Bilirakis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Department of Labor to establish an award program to recognize employers who recruit, employ and retain veterans. Employers would submit information on a voluntary basis in order to be eligible for a medallion and an award certificate under the program. Motion agreed to 409-1.

Vote: Yea

(87) - HR 974: Contracts to Employers of Veterans – Passage February 13, 2017 -

Bilirakis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs, when awarding a contract, to give preference to companies with a high percentage of full-time employees who are veterans. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea

(88) - HR 428, HJRES42: Boundary Identification Survey and Unemployment Drug Testing Disapproval - Previous Question February 14, 2017 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 99) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (H Res 428) that would authorize $1 million for the Bureau of Land Management to pay for a survey to identify the boundary, with respect to title and ownership, along the Red River on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 42) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that defines the occupations for which states can require drug tests for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. Motion agreed to 225-189.

Vote: Yea

(89) - HR 428, HJRES42: Boundary Identification Survey and Unemployment Drug Testing Disapproval – Rule February 14, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 99) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (H Res 428) that would authorize $1 million for the Bureau of Land Management to pay for a survey to identify the boundary, with respect to title and ownership, along the Red River on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 42) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that defines the occupations for which states can require drug tests for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. Adopted 225-187.

(90) - H J Res 66, HJRES67: State Retirement Plans Disapproval and Local Government Retirement Plans Disapproval - Previous Question February 14, 2017 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 116) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 66) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations if state programs meet certain standards. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 67) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain local government-administered retirement savings plans for non-government employees from select federal regulations. Motion agreed to 227-188.

(91) - H J Res 67, HJRES66: State Retirement Plans Disapproval and Local Government Retirement Plans Disapproval – Rule February 14, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 116) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 66) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations if state programs meet certain standards. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 67) that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain local government-administered retirement savings plans for non-government employees from select federal regulations. Adopted 227-188.

(92) - HR 428: Boundary Identification Survey – Passage February 14, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $1 million for the Bureau of Land Management to pay for a survey to identify the boundary, with respect to title and ownership, along the Red River on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. It would require the survey use the gradient boundary method of measurement established in the Supreme Court case Oklahoma v. Texas and that the survey be completed within two years of the bill's enactment. Passed 250-171.

Vote: Yea

(93) - H J Res 43, HJRES69: Family Planning Funding Disapproval and Alaskan Predator Hunting Disapproval - Previous Question February 15, 2017 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 123) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 43) that would nullify and disapprove of a Health and Human Services Department rule that prevents states from restricting federal family planning funding to a health provider, such as denying funds to a center that provides abortions, for any basis other than its ability to provide health services. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 69) that would nullify an Interior Department rule that prohibits certain predator control methods in national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Motion agreed to 233-190.

Vote: Yea

(94) - H J Res 69, HJRES43: Family Planning Funding Disapproval and Alaskan Predator Hunting Disapproval – Rule February 15, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 123) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 43) that would nullify and disapprove of a Health and Human Services Department rule that prevents states from restricting federal family planning funding to a health provider, such as denying funds to a center that provides abortions, for any basis other than its ability to provide health services. It would also provide for consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 69) that would nullify an Interior Department rule that prohibits certain predator control methods in national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Adopted 233-188.

Vote: Yea

(95) - H J Res 67: Local Government Retirement Plans Disapproval – Passage February 15, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain local government-administered retirement savings plans for non-government employees from select federal regulations governing pension plans. Under the rule, a city or county must have a population at least as large as the least populated state in the nation, and must administer a retirement plan for its own employees for the program to qualify for the exemption. Passed 234-191.

Vote: Yea

(96) - H J Res 66: State Retirement Plans Disapproval – Passage February 15, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that exempts certain state-administered retirement savings plans from select federal regulations governing pension plans if the state programs meet certain standards. Under the rule, the savings program must be established and administered by the state, and the savings plans must be voluntary for the employee for the program to qualify for the exemption. Passed 231-193.

Vote: Yea

(97) - H J Res 42: Unemployment Drug Testing Disapproval – Passage February 15, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Labor Department rule that limits the occupations for which states can require drug tests for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. Under the rule, an individual can be required to be tested for drugs if an individual's typical employment is an occupation for which state or federal laws require an employee to be tested for controlled substances.
Passed 236-189.

Vote: Yea

(98) - H J Res 69: Alaskan Predator Hunting Disapproval – Passage February 16, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of an Interior Department rule that prohibits certain predator control methods on federal lands in Alaska. The rule prevents Alaska, which typically has the authority to manage hunting and trapping practices on federal lands within the state, from allowing certain non-subsistence hunting practices on national wildlife refuges. Under the rule, prohibited practices include using traps to hunt bears and the taking of wolves and coyotes during denning season. Passed 225-193.

Vote: Yea

(99) - H J Res 43: Family Planning Funding Disapproval – Passage February 16, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Health and Human Services Department rule that prevents states from restricting federal family planning funding to a health provider, such as denying funds to a center that provides abortions, for any basis other than its ability to provide health services. Under the rule, HHS can withhold family planning grants to any state that restricts the participation of a health provider in the family planning services grant program. Passed 230-188.

Vote: Yea

 

(100) - HR 699: Oregon Land Exchange – Passage February 27, 2017 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify the terms of a land exchange between the Forest Service and Mount Hood Meadows ski area in Oregon by reducing the amount of land the Forest Service can convey and modifying the required easements. Motion agreed to 415-1.

Vote: Yea

(101) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table February 27, 2017 -

McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Pascrell, D-N.J., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Pascrell resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's tax returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 229-185.

Vote: Yea

(102) - HR 863: Coltsville Building Requirement – Passage February 27, 2017 -

McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the National Park Service to select an alternate location for park administration and visitor services at Coltsville National Historical Park in Connecticut, rescinding a requirement that had identified a different site for such purposes. Motion agreed to 369-42.

Vote: Yea

(103) - H J Res 83, HR998: Regulatory Review and OSHA Citation Disapproval - Previous Question February 28, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 150) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 998) that would create a commission to review existing federal regulations to identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce costs to the economy. It also would provide for consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 83) that would nullify and disapprove of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule related to citations of employers who do not maintain certain workplace injury or illness records. Motion agreed to 224-191.

Vote: Yea

(104) - H J Res 83, HR998: Regulatory Review and OSHA Citation Disapproval – Rule February 28, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 150) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 998) that would create a commission to review existing federal regulations to identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce costs to the economy. It also would provide for consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 83) that would nullify and disapprove of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule related to citations of employers who do not maintain certain workplace injury or illness records. Adopted 225-188.

Vote: Yea

(105) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Public Health Impact February 28, 2017 -

DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would require the regulatory review commission, in identifying which rules should be repealed, to consider the extent to which repealing the rule would impact public health. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 348-75.

Vote: Yea

(106) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Authorized Funding February 28, 2017 -

Plaskett, D-V.I., amendment that would remove the bill's authorization of up to $30 million and would prohibit funds authorized or appropriated by other laws from being made available to implement the bill's provisions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-243.

Vote: Nay

(107) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - National Airspace February 28, 2017 -

Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment that would exempt rules related to the safety of the national airspace system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-234.

Vote: Nay

(108) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Airport Noise Restrictions February 28, 2017 -Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment that would exempt rules related to airport noise restrictions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-230.

Vote: Nay

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