Vote History

July 2009 Vote History

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Agriculture
(489) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Question of Consideration
July 08, 2009 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 609) to provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would appropriate $123.8 billion in fiscal 2010 for the Department of Agriculture and related agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration.
Other 244-185.

Vote: Nay
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(498) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Manager's Amendment
July 09, 2009 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would increase funding for the Agriculture Department's Office of Inspector General by $500,000, the Agricultural Research Service by $2 million, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture by $3.5 million, and the Food and Drug Administration by $235 million. It would decrease funds for the agency's Office of the Chief Information Officer by $1 million, operations and maintenance of agriculture buildings by $500,000, departmental administration by $4 million, and the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program account for unsubsidized guaranteed loans by $519,000. It also would require $235 million from tobacco product user fees to be credited to the FDA for salaries and expenses and require fees derived from tobacco products be subject to fiscal 2010 limitations. It would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide first-class travel for employees of agencies the bill funds.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 266-161.

Vote: Nay
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(499) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Economic Research Service
July 09, 2009 - Brady, R-Texas, amendment that would increase the amount provided for the Economic Research Service by $50,000, offset by a reduction of the same amount for the Office of the Chief Economist.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 404-27.

Vote: Yea
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(500) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Rural Water and Waste Disposal
July 09, 2009 - Capito, R-W.Va., amendment that would increase the amount provided for the Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program by $10 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for the department's Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 426-3.

Vote: Yea
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(501) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Food and Drug Administration
July 09, 2009 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce the amount provided for the Food and Drug Administration salaries and expenses by $373 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 135-292.

Vote: Yea
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(502) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Discretionary Spending Reduction
July 09, 2009 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce discretionary spending appropriated in the bill by 5 percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-248.

Vote: Yea
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(503) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - National Biodiversity Conservation Project
July 09, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Animal and Plant Life Health Inspection Service's salaries and expenses from being available for the National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy project in Kiski Basin, Pa. It also would reduce funds appropriated for the account by $200,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 122-307.

Vote: Yea
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(504) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Indiana Specialty Crops
July 09, 2009 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's research and education activities from being available for specialty crops in Indiana. It also would reduce funds appropriated for the account by $235,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 111-320.

Vote: Yea
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(505) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Foundry Sand By-Products Utilization
July 09, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Agricultural Research Service's salaries and expenses from being available for the Foundry Sand By-Products Utilization project in Beltsville, Md. It also would reduce funds appropriated for the account by $638,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 115-319.

Vote: Yea
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(506) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Agriculture Energy Innovation Center
July 09, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's research and education activities from being available for a special grant for the Agriculture Energy Innovation Center in Georgia. It also would reduce funds appropriated for the account by $1 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 103-328.

Vote: Yea
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(507) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Potato Research
July 09, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's research and education activities from being available for potato research in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. It also would reduce funds appropriated for the account by $1 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 97-333.

Vote: Yea
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(508) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Broadband Loan Guarantees
July 09, 2009 - Kingston, R-Ga., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay employees who administer broadband loans or loan guarantees before Sept. 15, 2010, using authorities granted under the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-292.

Vote: Yea
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(509) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Motion to Table
July 09, 2009 - DeLauro, D-Conn., motion to table (kill) the Kingston, R-Ga., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the DeLauro point of order that the Kingston motion to recommit the bill constituted legislating on an appropriations bill. The motion would recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would state it is the policy of the House that the bill should be re-opened for amendment under regular order.
Motion agreed to 246-179.

Vote: Nay
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(510) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Passage
July 09, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would provide $123.8 billion in fiscal 2010 for the Agriculture Department and related agencies, including $22.9 billion in discretionary funding. The bill would provide $20.4 billion for the Agriculture Department, $2.35 billion for the Food and Drug Administration and $160.6 million for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. It would fund the food stamp program at $61.4 billion and the child nutrition program at $16.8 billion. It would provide $7.5 billion for the Women, Infants and Children program and $1.7 billion for the Food for Peace program. As amended, it also would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide first-class travel for employees of agencies the bill funds.
Passed 266-160.

Vote: Nay
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(511) - Open Rules for Appropriations Bills - Motion to Table
July 09, 2009 - Cardoza, D-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Price, R-Ga., appeal of the ruling of the chair that the draft resolution does not constitute a point of privilege under Rule IX of the House. The draft resolution would require the House Rules Committee to report open rules for all general appropriations bills in the 111th Congress and call on the House to not require preprinting of amendments.
Motion agreed to 240-179.

Vote: Nay
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(576) - HR 1018: Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros - Republican Substitute
July 17, 2009 - Hastings, R-Wash., substitute amendment that would prohibit the sale or transfer of wild horses or burros or their remains for processing into commercial products.
Rejected 74-348.

Vote: Nay
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(577) - HR 1018: Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros - Passage
July 17, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would require the Interior Department to identify new rangeland and establish sanctuaries for wild free-roaming horses and burros, implement sterilization techniques for fertility control, prohibit the killing of healthy animals and implement aggressive marketing strategies for an existing adoption program.
Passed 239-185.

Vote: Nay
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(596) - H Con Res 164: Food and Nutrition Service Recognition - Adoption
July 21, 2009 - Scott, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would recognize the contributions of the Food and Nutrition Service of the Agriculture Department.
Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea
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(599) - H Res 507: National Dairy Month - Adoption
July 21, 2009 - Scott, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would state the House of Representatives supports the goals of National Dairy Month.
Motion agreed to 428-0.

Vote: Yea
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(657) - HR 2749: Food Safety Overhaul - Passage
July 29, 2009 - Dingell, D-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a risk-based inspection schedule for food facilities; impose criminal and civil penalties for violating food safety laws; authorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose mandatory food quarantines; require food facilities to register with the FDA annually and pay a fee; and require facilities to implement written food safety plans.
Motion rejected 280-150.

Vote: Nay
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(679) - HR 2749: Food Safety Overhaul - Recommit
July 30, 2009 - Lucas, R-Okla., motion to recommit the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would insert provisions related to defraying the cost of additional safety inspections of food as well as income loss related to an erroneous action by the government.
Motion rejected 186-240.

Vote: Yea
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(680) - HR 2749: Food Safety Overhaul - Passage
July 30, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would make several changes to food safety laws, including establishing a risk-based inspection schedule for food facilities and imposing criminal and civil penalties for violations. The bill would require facilities that serve U.S. customers to register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and pay a registration fee. Farms, grocery stores and restaurants would be exempt. The bill would mandate inspections ranging from every six months to every five years, depending on the level of risk at the facility. Individuals who knowingly violate food safety laws could face up to 10 years in prison. The bill also would authorize the FDA to impose mandatory food quarantines and require facilities to implement written food safety plans.
Passed 283-142.

Vote: Yea
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Budget, Taxes, and the Economy
(555) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Council of Economic Advisers
July 16, 2009 - Price, R-Ga., amendment that would strike $4.2 million in funding for the Council of Economic Advisers salaries and expenses.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 146-279.

Vote: Yea
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(560) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Commercial Driver Training Institute
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Commercial Driver Training Institute project of Arkansas State University in Newport, Ark. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $200,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 115-314.

Vote: Yea
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(561) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Proof of Concept Center
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Proof of Concept Center of Idaho TechConnect, Inc., in Nampa, Idaho. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $285,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 94-336.

Vote: Yea
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(562) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Greenstone Group Project
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Greenstone Group project of the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund in Virginia, Minn. It also would reduce funds appropriated in the bill by $200,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 93-337.

Vote: Yea
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(563) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Green Business Incubator Project
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Green Business Incubator project of Montgomery County, Md. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $150,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-318.

Vote: Yea
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(564) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Activity Based Total Accountability Project
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Activity Based Total Accountability project of the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $100,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 102-326.

Vote: Yea
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(565) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Commercial Kitchen Business Incubator Project
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Commercial Kitchen Business Incubator project of the El Pajaro Community Development Corp., in Watsonville, Calif. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $90,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 120-311.

Vote: Yea
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(566) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Defense Procurement Assistance Program
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Defense Procurement Assistance Program of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland in Greensburg, Pa. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $125,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-312.

Vote: Yea
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(567) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Myrtle Beach Conference Center
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Myrtle Beach International Trade and Conference Center in South Carolina. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $100,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 99-332.

Vote: Yea
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(568) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Tech Belt Life Sciences Greenhouse Project
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Tech Belt Life Sciences Greenhouse project of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse in Pittsburgh, Pa. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $100,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 104-325.

Vote: Yea
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569) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - California Infrastructure Projects
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for an infrastructure expansion project to promote small business for the cities of Loma Linda and Grand Terrace in California. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $900,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 74-356.

Vote: Nay
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(570) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Motion to Table
July 16, 2009 - Serrano, D-N.Y., motion to table (kill) the Tiahrt, R-Kan., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Serrano point of order that the Tiahrt motion to recommit the bill constituted legislating on an appropriations bill. The motion would recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would bar funds from being expended for abortion services in the District of Columbia except when the life of the woman is endangered or in cases of rape or incest.
Motion agreed to 225-195.

Vote: Nay
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(571) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Passage
July 16, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would provide $46.2 billion in fiscal 2010 for the Treasury Department; the Office of Personnel Management and other agencies; and the District of Columbia. The bill would provide $13.4 billion for the Treasury Department, of which $12.1 billion is for the IRS. It would appropriate $20 billion for the Office of Personnel Management and $6.9 billion for the operation of the federal court system. It would fund the Executive Office of the President at $754 million and provide $768 million in federal payments for the District of Columbia government.
Passed 219-208.

Vote: Nay
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(580) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Discretionary Spending Reduction
July 17, 2009 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce discretionary spending in the bill by 5 percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-259.

Vote: Yea
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(581) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Housatonic River Net-Zero Energy Building
July 17, 2009 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Housatonic River Net-Zero Energy Building project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $1 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 121-303.

Vote: Yea
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(582) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Maret Center Project
July 17, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Maret Center project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $1.5 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 89-338.

Vote: Yea
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(583) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research
July 17, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $3 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 89-335.

Vote: Yea
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(584) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Ethanol from Agriculture Project
July 17, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Ethanol from Agriculture project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $500,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 102-318.

Vote: Yea
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(585) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fort Mason Center Pier 2 Project
July 17, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Fort Mason Center Pier 2 project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $2 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 125-301.

Vote: Yea
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(586) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Whitworth University Stem Equipment Project
July 17, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Whitworth University Stem Equipment project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $300,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-341.

Vote: Yea
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(587) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Urban Sustainability Initiative
July 17, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability Initiative. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $1.6 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 111-316.

Vote: Yea
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(588) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Conservation and Efficiency Upgrade
July 17, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Energy Conservation and Efficiency Upgrade of HVAC Controls project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $500,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 133-290.

Vote: Yea
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(589) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Pier 36 Removal
July 17, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Pier 36 Removal project in California. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $6.2 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 128-299.
Vote: Yea
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(590) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Automated Remote Electric and Water Meters
July 17, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Automated Remote Electric and Water Meters in South River project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $500,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-308.

Vote: Yea
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(611) - HR 2920: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go - Recommit
July 22, 2009 - Ryan, R-Wis., motion to recommit the bill to the Budget Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would require discretionary spending caps in fiscal 2011 through fiscal 2013, require the Congressional Budget Office to disclose the effect of legislation on the federal debt, and require CBO to score conference reports.
Motion rejected 196-234.

Vote: Yea
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(612) - HR 2920: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go - Passage
July 22, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would establish a statutory requirement that new tax and mandatory spending legislation be budget neutral, enforced by automatic across-the-board spending cuts in non-exempt programs if the pay-as-you-go tally at the end of the year shows a deficit. Exempt programs would include legislation to extend middle-class tax cuts set to expire at the end of 2010, revise the estate tax, provide for an alternative minimum tax "patch" and prevent scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to physicians.
Passed 265-166.

Vote: Nay
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(623) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Discretionary Spending Cut
July 23, 2009 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce discretionary spending in the bill by 5 percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-252.

Vote: Yea
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(624) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Spending Reduction
July 23, 2009 - Jordan, R-Ohio, amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by $20.1 billion.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 145-287.

Vote: Yea
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(625) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Spending Reduction
July 23, 2009 - Neugebauer, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by $13.6 billion.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-267.

Vote: Yea
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(626) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Discretionary Spending Cut
July 23, 2009 - Stearns, R-Fla., amendment that would reduce discretionary spending in the bill by 25 percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-279.

Vote: Yea
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(627) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Grand Forks International Airport
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the terminal replacement project at Grand Forks International Airport in Grand Forks, N.D. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $500,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 108-327.

Vote: Yea
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(628) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Murphy Theatre Community Center
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Murphy Theatre building renovation project of the Murphy Theatre Community Center in Wilmington, Ohio. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $250,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 105-328.

Vote: Yea
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(629) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Triangle Building by Alianza Dominicana
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the construction of the Triangle Building by Alianza Dominicana in New York. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $250,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 124-310.

Vote: Yea
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(630) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Local Economic Development Project
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the renovation of a vacant building for economic development by the city of Jal, N.M. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $400,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 125-310.

Vote: Yea
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(631) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Monroe County Farmer's Market
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Monroe County Farmer's Market facility construction project of the Monroe County Fiscal Court. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $250,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 98-331.

Vote: Yea
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(632) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Millennium Technology Park
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Millennium Technology Park in New Castle, Pa. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $500,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 105-329.

Vote: Yea
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(633) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Rib Mountain
July 23, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the reconstruction of Rib Mountain in Wisconsin. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $500,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 105-329.

Vote: Yea
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(634) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Doyle Drive Replacement Project
July 23, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Doyle Drive Replacement project in San Francisco. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $2 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 124-309.

Vote: Yea
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(635) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 23, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Philadelphia Museum of Art transportation improvement program. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $750,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-326.

Vote: Yea
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(644) - HR 3293: Fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Funding Reduction
July 24, 2009 - Wittman, R-Va., amendment that would reduce funding in the bill by $803.3 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 199-229.

Vote: Yea
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(662) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce funding for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities of the Department of Defense by $160 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 48-373.

Vote: Nay
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(663) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Kinetic Energy Interceptor
July 30, 2009 - Tierney, D-Mass., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the Defense-wide research and development section of the bill for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor program. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $80 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 124-307.

Vote: Nay
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(664) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Enhanced Navy Shore Readiness Integration
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for Enhanced Navy Shore Readiness Integration.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 77-347.

Vote: Yea
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(665) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Reduced Manning Situational Awareness
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for Reduced Manning Situational Awareness.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 69-351.

Vote: Yea
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(666) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Gulf Range Mobile Instrumentation Capability
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for Gulf Range Mobile Instrumentation Capability.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 76-350.

Vote: Yea
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(667) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Gunshot Localization System
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for an Ultra Low Profile EARS Gunshot Localization System.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 82-341.

Vote: Yea
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(668) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Counter Air Defense Future Capabilities
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for AARGM Counter Air Defense Future Capabilities.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 78-348.

Vote: Yea
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(669) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Ship Torpedo Defense Program
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for AN/SLQ-25D Integration, a next-generation system to counter undersea weapon threats.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 83-338.

Vote: Yea
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(670) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Member Projects Reduction
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds for 75 member-requested projects in the bill, including $6.3 million for the EP-3E Requirements Capability Migration Systems Integration Lab, $5 million for Submarine Navigation Decision Aids and $4.5 million for the Enhanced Laser Guided Training Round.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 118-304.

Vote: Yea
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(671) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - En Bloc Member Projects Reduction
July 30, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., en bloc amendment that would bar the use of funds for 552 member-requested projects in the bill, including the Civil Air Patrol, Next Generation Wearable Video Capture System and a Kinetic Hydropower System Turbine.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 82-342.

Vote: Yea
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(672) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Military Projects
July 30, 2009 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the MGPTS Type III or Rapid Deployable Shelter project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $3 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-353: R 77-101; D 4-252; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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(673) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Model for Green Laboratories and Clean Rooms
July 30, 2009 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the Model for Green Laboratories and Clean Rooms project. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $1.5 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 99-338: R 93-85; D 6-253; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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Business and Labor
(483) - HR 2965: Small-Business Programs Reauthorization - Space Shuttle Businesses
July 08, 2009 - Kosmas, D-Fla., amendment that would require commercialization programs established by agencies with space shuttle-related activities to include efforts to help small businesses affected by the termination of the space shuttle program to commercialize technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research program.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 427-4.

Vote: Yea
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(484) - HR 2965: Small-Business Programs Reauthorization - Committee Substitute
July 08, 2009 - House Small Business Committee substitute amendment, as amended in the Committee of the Whole, that would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs through fiscal 2011. It would give preference in awarding grants to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans, women or minorities, or that are located in rural areas. It would increase the maximum grants for the initial stage of research and technology transfer projects to $250,000, and to $2 million for the second stage of such projects. It also would allow venture capital-backed businesses to participate as long as the company meets certain tests.
Adopted 411-15.

Vote: Yea
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(485) - HR 2965: Small-Business Programs Reauthorization - Motion to Table
July 08, 2009 - Velazquez, D-N.Y., motion to table (kill) the Simpson, R-Idaho, appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Velazquez point of order that the Simpson motion to recommit the bill was not germane. The motion would recommit the bill to the Small Business Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would express a sense of Congress that the House should abide by regular order when considering appropriations bills.
Motion agreed to 246-181.

Vote: Nay
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(486) - HR 2965: Small-Business Programs Reauthorization - Passage
July 08, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs through fiscal 2011. The bill would give preference in awarding grants to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans, women or minorities, or that are located in rural areas. It would increase the maximum grants for the initial stage of research and technology transfer projects to $250,000, and to $2 million for the second stage of such projects. It also would allow venture capital-backed businesses to participate as long as the company meets certain tests, including one requiring that no one venture capital-backed company hold a majority stake.
Passed 386-41.

Vote: Yea
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(559) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Small Business Incubator Project
July 16, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for a small business incubator project at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga. It also would reduce funds in the bill by $100,000.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 89-342.

Vote: Yea
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(601) - S Con Res 30: Bureau of Labor Statistics Anniversary - Adoption
July 21, 2009 - Courtney, D-Conn., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would commend the Bureau of Labor Statistics on its 125th anniversary.
Motion agreed to 421-2.
Vote: Yea
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Congress and the Federal Government
(478) - H Con Res 135: Slave Labor Marker - Adoption
July 07, 2009 - Johnson, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would direct the Architect of the Capitol to design and place a marker in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center that recognizes the role slaves played in building the U.S. Capitol.
Motion agreed to 399-1.

Vote: Yea
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(515) - H Con Res 131: Capitol Visitor Center Engraving - Adoption
July 09, 2009 - Christensen, D-V.I., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would require the Architect of the Capitol to engrave the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and "In God we trust" in the Capitol Visitor Center with approval from the House Administration Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.
Motion agreed to 410-8.

Vote: Yea
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(605) - H Res 667: Earmark Investigation - Motion to Table
July 22, 2009 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to table (kill) the Flake, R-Ariz., privileged resolution that would instruct the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to investigate the relationship between earmarks made by members of Congress and the details of past campaign contributions.
Motion agreed to 224-189.

Vote: Nay
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(647) - H Res 593: Hawaii's 50th Anniversary - Adoption
July 27, 2009 - Clay, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 50th anniversary of Hawaii becoming the 50th state.
Motion agreed to 378-0.

Vote: Yea
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(656) - H Res 690: Franking Commission Disapproval - Motion to Table
July 29, 2009 - Hoyer, D-Md., motion to table (kill) the Boehner, R-Ohio, privileged resolution that would state the House views with disapproval the failure of the Democratic members of the Franking Commission to ensure the commission's Democratic staff carries out its responsibilities in a professional, fair and impartial manner.
Motion agreed to 244-173.

Vote: Nay
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(660) - H Res 496: Berlin Wall Fall 20th Anniversary - Adoption
July 29, 2009 - Faleomavaega, D-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and acknowledge a triumph of democracy over communism.
Motion agreed to 432-0.

Vote: Yea
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678) - HR 2728: Library of Congress Law Library - Passage
July 30, 2009 - Lofgren, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $3.5 million for the Library of Congress for administering the law library and require the Library of Congress to operate a William Orton Law Library Support Program.
Motion agreed to 383-44: R 132-44; D 251-0; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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(681) - HR 1752: Salary Payment Date - Passage
July 30, 2009 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the House Administration Committee to provide for the payment of salaries with respect to a month on a date other than previously provided in order to conform to generally accepted accounting practices.
Motion rejected 282-144.

Vote: Yea
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(683) - HR 3269: Executive Pay Overhaul - Time Limit
July 31, 2009 - Frank, D-Mass., amendment that would not allow for the recovery of incentive-based pay under compensation arrangements in effect on the date of the bill's enactment if the agreements are for a period of no more than two years.
Adopted 242-178.

Vote: Nay
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(684) - HR 3269: Executive Pay Overhaul - Republican Substitute
July 31, 2009 - Garrett, R-N.J., substitute amendment that would require publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to take non-binding votes every three years on executive compensation packages with allowances to opt out of such votes. It also would allow state law to supersede federal law regarding independent compensation committees and strike language in the bill that would provide for regulations regarding incentive-based compensation agreements.
Rejected 179-244.

Vote: Yea
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(685) - HR 3269: Executive Pay Overhaul - Recommit
July 31, 2009 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would not allow a shareholder's vote regarding annual approval of executive compensation to be counted if the shareholder has spent more than a de minimis amount of money to influence the votes of other shareholders, unless the identity of those engaged in influencing the vote is disclosed, as well as the specific activities engaged in and the amount of money expended for influence.
Motion rejected 178-244.

Vote: Yea
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(686) - HR 3269: Executive Pay Overhaul - Passage
July 31, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would require publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to take annual, non-binding votes on executive compensation packages and on "golden parachute" compensation for outgoing executives in the event of a merger or acquisition. It would create new standards for corporate compensation committees and require federal financial agencies to issue regulations that restrict the use of employee compensation structures that pose a risk to financial institutions and the economy. As amended, it would not allow for the recovery of incentive-based pay under compensation arrangements in effect on the date of the bill's enactment if the agreements are for a period of no more than two years.
Passed 237-185.

Vote: Nay
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Domestic Issues
(479) - HR 1129: Native American Iron Working Program - Passage
July 07, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize an Interior Department grant program for entities to provide an iron working training program for Native Americans that includes classroom and on-the-job training, as well as facilitates job placement for those that complete the program.
Motion agreed to 329-75: R 90-75; D 239-0; I 0-0.

Vote: Nay
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(514) - H Con Res 127: Caribbean-American Heritage Month - Adoption
July 09, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would support the goals and ideals of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, and affirm that the contributions of Caribbean-Americans are a significant part of the heritage of the United States.
Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea
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(534) - H Res 469: Tribute to Wayman Lawrence Tisdale - Adoption
July 14, 2009 - Norton, D-D.C., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express the gratitude of the House to Wayman Lawrence Tisdale, the former professional basketball player and jazz musician, for his character. It also would express the sorrow of the House over Tisdale's death and extend condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and his home state of Oklahoma.
Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(540) - HR 1044: Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial - Passage
July 15, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to administer the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial as a part of the National Park System.
Motion agreed to 415-3.

Vote: Yea
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(549) - HR 129: Los Padres National Forest Land Conveyance - Passage
July 16, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Agriculture Department to convey five acres within the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County, Calif., to the White Lotus Foundation.
Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea
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(550) - HR 2188: Migratory Birds Conservation - Passage
July 16, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a program coordinated among federal agencies and states to develop, implement and support conservation strategies to promote sustainable populations of migratory birds.
Motion agreed to 400-0.

Vote: Yea
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(551) - HR 409: Nevada Speedway Land Conveyance - Passage
July 16, 2009 - Baca, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to sell 115 acres of Bureau of Land Management land to Nevada Speedway for a parking lot expansion.
Motion agreed to 406-0.

Vote: Yea
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(554) - H Res 543: Home Safety Month - Adoption
July 16, 2009 - Halvorson, D-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express support for the designation of Home Safety Month.
Motion agreed to 416-9.

Vote: Yea
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(556) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Election Assistance Commission
July 16, 2009 - Emerson, R-Mo., amendment that would reduce the amount provided for the Election Assistance Commission by $50 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-250.

Vote: Yea
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(557) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Discretionary Spending Reduction
July 16, 2009 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce discretionary spending in the bill by 5 percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-247.

Vote: Yea
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(572) - H Res 476: Black Music Month Anniversary - Adoption
July 16, 2009 - Watson, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would state the House of Representatives celebrates the 30th anniversary of Black Music Month.
Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(573) - Fairness Doctrine - Motion to Table
July 17, 2009 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to table (kill) the Walden, R-Ore., appeal of the ruling of the chair that the Walden draft resolution does not constitute a point of privilege under Rule IX of the House. The draft resolution would require the rule (H Res 644) that provides for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2010 Financial Services appropriations bill to allow for consideration of an amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the Fairness Doctrine.
Motion agreed to 238-174.

Vote: Nay
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(594) - H Res 607: 40th Anniversary of Moon Landing - Adoption
July 20, 2009 - Lujan, D-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would state the House of Representatives celebrates the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and honors the crew of Apollo 11 and all those who contributed to the historic achievement.
Motion agreed to 390-0.

Vote: Yea
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(595) - HR 2245: Astronaut Gold Medals - Passage
July 20, 2009 - Grayson, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize presentation of congressional gold medals to astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., Michael Collins and John Herschel Glenn Jr., in recognition of their significant contributions to society.
Motion agreed to 390-0.

Vote: Yea
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(600) - H Res 270: Hunters for the Hungry Programs - Adoption
July 21, 2009 - Scott, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the cooperative efforts of hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, meat inspectors and hunger relief organizations to establish Hunters for the Hungry programs across the nation to decrease hunger.
Motion agreed to 418-1.

Vote: Yea
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(602) - H Con Res 123: John Heisman Recognition - Adoption
July 21, 2009 - Courtney, D-Conn., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would recognize the contributions football player and coach John Heisman had on the sport.
Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea
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(603) - HR 1933: Missing Child Center - Passage
July 21, 2009 - Johnson, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the attorney general to make an annual grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to assist law enforcement agencies in the recovery of missing children, and authorize $5 million per year from fiscal 2010-2015 for the grants.
Motion agreed to 417-5.

Vote: Yea
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(600) - H Res 270: Hunters for the Hungry Programs - Adoption
July 21, 2009 - Scott, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the cooperative efforts of hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, meat inspectors and hunger relief organizations to establish Hunters for the Hungry programs across the nation to decrease hunger.
Motion agreed to 418-1.

Vote: Yea
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(613) - HR 3119: Lim Poon Lee Post Office - Passage
July 22, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in San Francisco as the "Lim Poon Lee Post Office."
Motion agreed to 426-0: R 177-0; D 249-0; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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(614) - H Res 534: National Children and Families Day - Adoption
July 22, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the goals of National Children and Families Day.
Motion agreed to 429-0.

Vote: Yea
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(615) - HR 2972: Conrad DeRouen Post Office - Passage
July 22, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Erath, La., as the "Conrad DeRouen Jr. Post Office."
Motion agreed to 424-0.

Vote: Yea
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(618) - H Res 566: Los Angeles Lakers Tribute - Adoption
July 23, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate the Los Angeles Lakers for winning the 2008-2009 NBA championship.
Motion agreed to 413-8.

Vote: Nay
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(619) - H Res 350: Harry Kalas Tribute - Adoption
July 23, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the life and accomplishments of former sports broadcaster Harry Kalas, who died April 13, 2009.
Motion agreed to 426-0.

Vote: Yea
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(642) - HR 3293: Fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Hypodermic Needles
July 24, 2009 - Souder, R-Ind., amendment that would bar funds from being used to provide individuals with hypodermic needles or syringes.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 211-218.

Vote: Yea
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(648) - HR 1376: Waco Mammoth National Monument - Passage
July 27, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas in the National Park System and authorize the Interior Department to construct visitor facilities, enter into co-operative agreements for the monument's management with Baylor University and the city of Waco, and acquire necessary land.
Motion agreed to 308-74.

Vote: Yea
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(651) - HR 556: Southern Sea Otters - Passage
July 28, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $5 million per year from fiscal 2010-15 and require the Interior Department to carry out a recovery and research program for southern sea otters along the California coast. The department would have to establish a process to award grants for research and projects assisting the recovery of the animals.
Motion agreed to 316-107.

Vote: Yea
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(652) - HR 509: Marine Turtle Conservation - Passage
July 28, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the Marine Turtle Conservation Act through fiscal 2014 and limit the amount spent in any fiscal year for projects relating to the conservation of marine turtles in the United States to 20 percent of funds in the Interior Department's Marine Turtle Conservation Fund.
Motion agreed to 354-72.

Vote: Yea
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(653) - H Res 616: Louisiana State University Tribute - Adoption
July 28, 2009 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would commend the Louisiana State University Tigers baseball team on winning the 2009 College World Series.
Motion agreed to 426-0.

Vote: Yea
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Education
(641) - HR 3293: Fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Manager's Amendment
July 24, 2009 - Obey, D-Wis., amendment that would make increases and decreases to a number of programs funded in the bill, including an increase of $10 million for awards for the expansion of charter school models and a decrease of $9 million for innovation and improvement related to the Fund for the Improvement of Education. It also would increase the Reach Out and Read program by $7 million and school improvement programs by $5 million; and decrease training and employment services for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy by $5 million. It would bar funds from being used to purchase bulbs that are not Energy Star qualified or have the Federal Energy Management Program designation. It also would bar funds from being used by federal employees for first-class travel.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 284-137.

Vote: Nay
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(645) - HR 3293: Fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Recommit
July 24, 2009 - Tiahrt, R-Kan., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would increase funding for special education by $1 billion and make several reductions, including $300 million for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $195 million for the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration, $148 million for the Education Department for innovation and improvement and $111.6 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service operating expenses.
Motion rejected 171-248.

Vote: Yea
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(646) - HR 3293: Fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Passage
July 24, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would appropriate $730.5 billion, including $163.4 billion in discretionary spending, in fiscal 2010 for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and related agencies. It would provide $67.8 billion for the Education Department, including $17.8 billion for Pell Grants; $16 billion for the Labor Department, including $3.8 billion for training and employment services; and $603.5 billion for Health and Human Services, including $31.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health and $518.8 billion, most of which is mandatory spending, for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Passed 264-153.

Vote: Nay
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Energy, Environment, and Federal Land
(481) - HR 1275: Utah Land Exchange - Passage
July 08, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize unspecified sums for the Interior Department to exchange federal land for state trust land in Grand, San Juan and Uintah counties of Utah.
Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea
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(482) - HR 1945: Tule River Tribe Water Study - Passage
July 08, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $3 million for the Interior Department to complete a study to evaluate water supply alternatives for the Tule River Indian Reservation in Tulare County, Calif., within two years. It would not allow the study to consider potential water usage for the tribe's casino and gaming activities.
Motion agreed to 417-3.

Vote: Yea
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(541) - HR 934: Northern Mariana Islands Submerged Lands - Passage
July 15, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would place certain submerged lands within the jurisdiction of the government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Motion agreed to 416-0.

Vote: Yea
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(542) - HR 762: BLM Patent Affirmation - Passage
July 15, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would affirm and validate land Patent No. 27-2005-0081 and its associated land reconfiguration, which was issued by the Bureau of Land Management on Feb. 18, 2005.
Motion agreed to 413-0.

Vote: Yea
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(543) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Manager's Amendment
July 15, 2009 - Pastor, D-Ariz., amendment that would provide a series of increases and decreases in various programs the bill funds, including an increase of $1.8 million for the Army Corps of Engineers regulatory program and a decrease of $10.8 million for the Army Corps expenses. It also would increase funding for Energy Department energy efficiency and renewable activities by $45 million, offset by a reduction of $15 million for the department's electricity delivery and energy reliability activities and $30 million for the agency's administration expenses. It would require light bulbs purchased with appropriated funds to be Energy Star qualified or have the Federal Energy Management Program designation. It also would require passenger vehicles purchased with appropriated funds to be Ford, General Motors or Chrysler vehicles.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 261-172.

Vote: Nay
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(544) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps of Engineers Construction
July 15, 2009 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would increase funding for Army Corps of Engineers construction by $7 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for Corps expenses.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 362-69.

Vote: Yea
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(545) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Power Program Services
July 15, 2009 - Hastings, R-Wash., amendment that would make $5 million available for the Power Program Services to implement Bureau of Reclamation hydropower facilities installations.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 432-0.

Vote: Yea
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(546) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Activities
July 15, 2009 - Boren, D-Okla., amendment that would increase funding for Energy Department energy efficiency and renewable energy activities by $5 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for the department's administration expenses.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 429-4.

Vote: Yea
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(547) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Activities
July 15, 2009 - Miller, R-Mich., amendment that would increase funding for Energy Department energy efficiency and renewable energy activities by $10 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for the department's administration expenses.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 431-1.

Vote: Yea
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(548) - HR 1442: Mount Olivet Cemetery Association Conveyance - Passage
July 16, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to convey to the Mount Olivet Cemetery Association of Salt Lake City, Utah, the federal reversionary interest in 60 acres of land.
Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea
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(558) - HR 3170: Fiscal 2010 Financial Services Appropriations - Council on Environmental Quality
July 16, 2009 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would bar the use of funds appropriated in the bill for the salaries of the assistant to the president on energy and climate change, the deputy assistant to the president on energy and climate change, or any position in the Council on Environmental Quality.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 149-282.

Vote: Yea
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(578) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Laboratory Directed Research and Development
July 17, 2009 - Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment that would increase, from 6 percent to 7 percent, the percentage of funds the Energy Department would be allowed to authorize for laboratory directed research and development from funds provided for government-owned labs operated by contractors.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 424-0.

Vote: Yea
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(579) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - NRC Report to Congress
July 17, 2009 - Cao, R-La., amendment that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, within 60 days of the bill's enactment, to provide a report to the Congress identifying barriers to and its recommendations for streamlining the issuance of combined construction and operating licenses for new nuclear reactors.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 423-1.

Vote: Yea
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(591) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Recommit
July 17, 2009 - Simpson, R-Idaho, motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would eliminate $98 million for civilian nuclear waste disposal and $98 million for defense nuclear waste disposal.
Motion rejected 30-388: R 7-164; D 23-224; I 0-0.

Vote: Nay
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(592) - HR 3183: Fiscal 2010 Energy-Water Appropriations - Passage
July 17, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would provide $33.3 billion in fiscal 2010 for energy and water development projects, including $26.9 billion for the Energy Department and $5.5 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers. It would appropriate $9.3 billion for the National Nuclear Security Administration and $98.4 million for nuclear waste disposal, including the closure of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. The bill would provide $4.9 billion for Office of Science programs and $1.1 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation. It would include $589 million for member-requested projects run by various entities, including the Energy Department, Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.
Passed 320-97.

Vote: Yea
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(597) - HR 2729: National Environmental Research Parks - Passage
July 21, 2009 - Lujan, D-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $35 million per year for fiscal 2010-2014 for the Energy Department to designate seven National Environmental Research Parks as permanent protected outdoor research reserves to conduct long-term environmental research on the impacts of human activities on the environment.
Motion agreed to 330-96.

Vote: Nay
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(598) - HR 1622: Natural Gas Vehicle Research - Passage
July 21, 2009 - Lujan, D-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $30 million per year for fiscal 2010-2014 for the Energy Department to conduct a five-year program for research, development and demonstration related to natural gas vehicles.
Motion agreed to 393-35.

Vote: Yea
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(608) - HR 2938: FERC Project Deadline Extension - Passage
July 22, 2009 - Costello, D-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the deadline for which construction is required to begin on a hydroelectric power plant at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam on the Mississippi River at Alton, Ill., by as much as three consecutive two-year periods.
Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(610) - HR 2920: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go - Republican Substitute
July 22, 2009 - Ryan, R-Wis., substitute amendment that would establish discretionary spending caps in fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2014, set total spending limits as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), and set deficit limits as a percentage of GDP in fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2019.
Rejected 169-259.

Vote: Yea
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(616) - Discharge of Water Project Bill - Motion to Table
July 23, 2009 - Jackson, D-Ill., motion to table (kill) the Nunes, R-Calif., appeal of the ruling of the chair that the draft resolution does not constitute a point of privilege under Rule IX of the House. The draft resolution would require the Natural Resources Committee to discharge a bill (HR 3105) for immediate consideration by the House. The bill would provide that the Bureau of Reclamation or any California state agency could not restrict operations of the Central Valley Project, a water project in California, regarding any biologic opinion issued under the Endangered Species Act, if it would result in water delivery less than the historic maximum.
Motion agreed to 249-179.

Vote: Nay
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(649) - HR 1121: Blue Ridge Parkway Land Exchange - Passage
July 27, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Interior Department to exchange 20 acres of the Blowing Rock Reservoir in the Blue Ridge Parkway for 192 acres owned by the town of Blowing Rock, N.C., within three years.
Motion agreed to 377-0.

Vote: Yea
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Foreign Affairs and Immigration
(516) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Manager's Amendment
July 09, 2009 - Lowey, D-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for State Department and Foreign Service overseas programs by $300,000, the Office of the Inspector General for reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan by $8 million, global health activities by $10 million, water and sanitation supply projects by $25 million, and the Democracy Fund by $10 million. It would decrease funds for the department's capital investment fund by $25 million and the U.S. Agency for International Development's capital investment fund by $28 million. The amendment would bar funds in the bill for the Foreign Military Financing Program from being available for the government of Sri Lanka. It also would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide first-class travel for employees of agencies the bill funds.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 261-168.

Vote: Nay
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(517) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Diplomatic and Consular Programs
July 09, 2009 - Buyer, R-Ind., amendment that would reduce the amount provided for the State Department and Foreign Service diplomatic and consular programs by $1.2 billion, USAID by $330 million and global health activities by $670 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-271.

Vote: Yea
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(518) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Peace Corps
July 09, 2009 - Stearns, R-Fla., amendment that would reduce the amount provided for the Peace Corps by $77 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-259.

Vote: Yea
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(519) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Saudi Arabia Waiver Authority
July 09, 2009 - Weiner, D-N.Y., amendment to strike language that would allow the president to overrule a ban on funds to Saudi Arabia if the country cooperates with efforts to combat international terrorism.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 297-135.

Vote: Yea
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(520) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Multilateral Assistance
July 09, 2009 - Culberson, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce the amount provided for multilateral assistance by $506 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-256.

Vote: Yea
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(521) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Conditions on Funding for International Banks
July 09, 2009 - Kirk, R-Ill., amendment that would bar the Treasury Department from using funds appropriated in the bill to negotiate an agreement in contravention of current law relating to U.S. participation in the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 429-2.

Vote: Yea
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(522) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - One-Time Educational Program
July 09, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for a one-time special educational, professional and cultural exchange grants program. It also would reduce funds appropriated in the bill by $8 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-268.

Vote: Yea
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(523) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Motion to Table
July 09, 2009 - Lowey, D-N.Y., motion to table (kill) the Kirk, R-Ill., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Lowey point of order that the Kirk motion to recommit the bill constituted legislating on an appropriations bill. The motion would recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would state it is the policy of the House that the bill should be re-opened for amendment under regular order.
Motion agreed to 238-180.

Vote: Nay
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(524) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Recommit
July 09, 2009 - Kirk, R-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would increase the amount provided for grants to the National Endowment for Democracy by $15 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for contributions to international organizations.
Motion rejected 192-233.

Vote: Yea
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(525) - HR 3081: Fiscal 2010 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations - Passage
July 09, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would appropriate $49 billion in fiscal 2010 for the State Department, foreign assistance and other international activities. It would provide $2.7 billion in assistance for Afghanistan, $2.2 billion for Israel, $1.5 billion for Pakistan and $1.3 billion for Egypt. It would appropriate $5.8 billion for programs to combat HIV/AIDS as well as $1.4 billion for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. As amended, it would bar the Treasury Department from using funds appropriated in the bill to negotiate an agreement in contravention of certain requirements relating to U.S. participation in the International Monetary Fund and World Bank imposed by Congress in the fiscal 2009 war supplemental.
Passed 318-106.

Vote: Yea
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Health Care
(495) - H Con Res 142: National Men's Health Week - Adoption
July 08, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would support the annual National Men's Health Week and request that the president issue a proclamation calling on Americans to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Motion agreed to 417-3.

Vote: Yea
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(609) - H Res 69: Diabetes Research and Awareness - Adoption
July 22, 2009 - Baca, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the need to continue research related to diabetes and support the designation of a month as Latino Diabetes Awareness Month.
Motion agreed to 420-0.

Vote: Yea
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Housing
(607) - HR 1675: Housing for People with Disabilities - Passage
July 22, 2009 - Grayson, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make several changes to existing law addressing low-income housing programs for people with disabilities and authorize unspecified sums for fiscal 2010-2014.
Motion agreed to 376-51: R 126-51; D 250-0; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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(620) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Hope VI Program
July 23, 2009 - Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would strike funding in the bill for Hope VI housing program.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-276.

Vote: Yea
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(659) - HR 3357: Trust Funds Solvency - Passage
July 29, 2009 - Lewis, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would transfer $7 billion from the Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund, increase the statutory level of the Unemployment Trust Fund by unspecified sums, increase the Federal Housing Administration capital fund to $400 billion and increase the Government National Mortgage Association guarantee level to $400 billion.
Motion agreed to 363-68.

Vote: Yea
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Second Amendment
(638) - Firearms in Federally Assisted Housing - Motion to Table
July 24, 2009 - Hastings, D-Fla., motion to table (kill) the Price, R-Ga., appeal of the ruling of the chair that the Price draft resolution does not constitute a point of privilege under Rule IX of the House. The draft resolution would require the rule (H Res 669) that provides for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill to allow for consideration of an amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to establish restrictions on lawful possession or use of firearms in federally assisted housing.
Motion agreed to 238-182.

Vote: Nay
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Transportation and Homeland Security
(621) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Capital Assistance for Rail
July 23, 2009 - Latham, R-Iowa, amendment that would reduce funding for capital assistance for high-speed rail corridors and intercity passenger rail service by $3 billion and eliminate a requirement that the Transportation Department use $2 billion to carry out legislation authorizing a national infrastructure bank and $20 million for the award and oversight of financial assistance if such legislation is enacted before Sept. 30, 2010.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 136-284.

Vote: Yea
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(622) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Regional Airspace Redesign Project
July 23, 2009 - Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., amendment that would bar funds from being used by the Federal Aviation Administration to implement the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Airspace Redesign project.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-313.

Vote: Yea
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(636) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Recommit
July 23, 2009 - Latham, R-Iowa, motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language that would reduce appropriations to most of the accounts that were funded at a rate higher than the president's budget request, back to the amount in the president's budget request.
Motion rejected 192-226.

Vote: Yea
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(637) - HR 3288: Fiscal 2010 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Passage
July 23, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would appropriate $123.1 billion in fiscal 2010, including $68.8 billion in discretionary spending, for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies. It would provide $75.8 billion for the Transportation Department, including $41.1 billion for the federal aid highway program, and $47 billion for the Housing and Urban Development Department. It would appropriate $16 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration and $1.5 billion in grants to Amtrak. It would provide $10.5 billion for the Federal Transit Administration. The bill would provide $18.2 billion for the Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program.
Passed 256-168.

Vote: Nay
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(682) - HR 3435: Car Voucher Program Funding - Passage
July 31, 2009 - Obey, D-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would provide $2 billion for the "Cash for Clunkers" vehicle trade-in program, which offers vouchers worth up to $4,500 toward the purchase of new vehicles to consumers who trade in their older, less-efficient models. The funds would be transferred from the Energy Department's innovative technologies loan guarantee program.
Motion agreed to 316-109.

Vote: Yea
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Values Issues
(643) - HR 3293: Fiscal 2010 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - Planned Parenthood
July 24, 2009 - Pence, R-Ind., amendment that would bar funds from being available for Planned Parenthood for voluntary family planning.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-247.

Vote: Yea
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War on Terror, Armed Forces, and Veterans
(528) - HR 3082: Fiscal 2010 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Military Construction Projects
July 10, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for 109 member-requested projects totaling more than $550 million, including $26.4 million for a fitness center at Mayport Naval Station, Fla.; $21.2 million for the U.S. Air Forces Central Headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; and $21 million for a consolidated communications facility at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 62-358.

Vote: Yea
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(529) - HR 3082: Fiscal 2010 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Passage
July 10, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would provide $133.7 billion in fiscal 2010 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and military housing, including $77.9 billion in discretionary funding. The bill would provide $108.9 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including $45.1 billion for veterans' health programs. The bill would provide $56 billion in mandatory spending for veterans' service-connected compensation benefits and pensions. The total also includes $12.9 billion for military construction, $2 billion for military family housing and $7.5 billion for the latest round of base closures. In addition, the bill would provide $48.2 billion in advance appropriations for three veterans' medical care accounts for fiscal 2011.
Passed 415-3.

Vote: Yea
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(535) - HR 1037: Pilot Work Study Programs for Veterans - Passage
July 14, 2009 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $10 million per year from fiscal 2010 through 2014 for the Veterans Affairs Department to conduct a five-year pilot project to test the feasibility and advisability of expanding work-study activities for veterans.
Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea
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(536) - HR 402: Tallent Veterans Affairs Clinic - Passage
July 14, 2009 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the Veterans Affairs Department outpatient clinic in Knoxville, Tenn., as the "William C. Tallent Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic."
Motion agreed to 419-0.

Vote: Yea
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(604) - HR 2632: National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day - Passage
July 21, 2009 - Johnson, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would add July 27, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, to the days during which the American flag should be displayed.
Motion agreed to 421-0.

Vote: Yea
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(650) - HR 1293: Veterans' Home Health Services - Passage
July 28, 2009 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase the reimbursement amount for various expenses related to improvements and structural alterations for home health services to ensure continuation of treatment for a veteran's disability or to provide access to a home or lavatory.
Motion agreed to 426-0.

Vote: Yea
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(658) - HR 1665: Coast Guard Acquisitions System - Passage
July 29, 2009 - Cummings, D-Md., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would restructure the Coast Guard's acquisitions system. The bill would bar the use of private-sector entities as lead systems integrators for acquisition contracts; require the use of full and open competition for acquisition contracts; and require the Coast Guard to create the position of chief acquisition officer, and to establish operational requirements for acquisitions before awarding acquisitions contracts.
Motion agreed to 426-0.

Vote: Yea
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(661) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Manager's Amendment
July 30, 2009 - Murtha, D-Pa., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for advance procurement of F-22 aircraft and shift $368.8 million that would be provided in the bill for advance procurement to other accounts, including the purchase of spare engines for F-22 and C-17 aircraft and the shutdown of the F-22 production line. It also would make a number of changes in program funding, including funding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at $60.2 million; barring funds from being used to award contractors the provision of utilities at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and to convert government-owned ammunition production assets to the private sector; and increasing the amounted provided for chemical agents and munitions destruction by $50 million, offset by a reduction in the same amount for Air Force operations and maintenance.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 269-165.

Vote: Nay
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(674) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Recommit
July 30, 2009 - Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with language that would delete a provision to bar funds from being used for advance procurement of the F-22 aircraft; as well as insert provisions to increase funding for Army military personnel by $100 million and Air Force aircraft procurement by $304.8 million, offset by a reduction of $404.8 million for Navy research, development, test and evaluation.
Motion rejected 169-261: R 154-22; D 15-239; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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(675) - HR 3326: Fiscal 2010 Defense Appropriations - Passage
July 30, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would appropriate $636.6 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2010. The total includes $154.2 billion for operations and maintenance; $104.8 billion for procurement; and $80.2 billion for research and development. It would provide $9.3 billion for ballistic missile defense; $29.9 billion for the Defense Health Program; and $122.4 billion for military personnel, including a 3.4 percent pay raise.
Passed 400-30: R 170-7; D 230-23; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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