Vote History

May 2010 Vote History

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Agriculture
Budget, Taxes, and the Economy

(324) - HR 4213: Tax Extensions - Motion to Concur
May 28, 2010 - Division I of the Hoyer, D-Md., motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment to the bill that would extend expiring or expired tax provisions through 2010. The portion of the Senate amendment covered by the division would extend tax provisions, including research credits for businesses, infrastructure investment incentives, and deductions for individual educational expense and sales tax. It would provide $1 billion for a summer jobs program and provide up to $500 million in funding to some states, including Illinois, California and Washington, which would lose money due to changes in the transportation funding formula. The measure would clarify the modification on the definition of a "market participant" under the tax code, require new reporting by foreign financial institutions to give the IRS more data to detect fraud and tax evasion by U.S. citizens, and provide that the geographic diversity requirement for special transition rules for pension plans sponsored by certain charities is satisfied if employees are located in at least 20 states. The bill would increase the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund financing rate to 34 cents per barrel and impose a carried-interest tax on investment managers, which would tax a portion of their profits as ordinary income. Motion agreed to 215-204.

Vote: Nay
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(325) - HR 4213: Tax Extensions - Motion to Concur
May 28, 2010 - Division II of the Hoyer, D-Md., motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment to the bill that would extend expiring or expired tax provisions through 2010. The portion of the Senate amendment covered by the division would increase Medicare reimbursements to doctors by 2.2 percent for the rest of 2010 and by 1 percent in 2011. Motion agreed to 245-171.

Vote: Nay
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Congress and Federal Government
(251) - HR 1722: Telework for Federal Employees - Passage
May 06, 2010 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the heads of each executive agency to establish and implement a policy that would authorize employees to telework as much as possible without diminishing agency operations or performance. It also would require the agency heads to provide training for telework employees and designate a telework managing officer. Motion rejected 268-147.

Vote: Nay
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(276) - HR 1514: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants - Passage
May 19, 2010 - Scott, D-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the juvenile accountability block grants program through fiscal 2014 at $350 million per year. The program provides grants to state and local governments for accountability-based programs for juvenile offenders, such as graduated sanctions. Motion agreed to 364-45.

Vote: Yea
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Domestic Issues
(243) - H Res 1307: Tribute to National Science Foundation - Adoption
May 04, 2010 - Fudge, D-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 60th anniversary of the National Science Foundation; acknowledge its advancement of scientific discovery, innovation and learning; and reaffirm Congress' commitment to support basic research, education and technological advancement through the foundation. Motion agreed to 370-2.

Vote: Yea
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(244) - H Res 1213: National Lab Day - Adoption
May 04, 2010 - Fudge, D-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support National Lab Day and encourage scientists, educators and volunteers to participate. Motion agreed to 378-2.

Vote: Yea
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(257) - H Res 1328: Tribute to Ernie Harwell - Adoption
May 11, 2010 - Towns, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor broadcaster William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell for his contributions to Major League Baseball, express sorrow at his death on May 4, 2010, and offer condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and admirers. Motion agreed to 394-0.

Vote: Yea
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(262) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Use of Funds
May 12, 2010 - Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment that would clarify matching requirements for the teacher training scholarship program and require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to report on the use of computer modeling by manufacturers. It also would stipulate that educational institutions serving a high number of individuals with disabilities receive special consideration when applying for funding and disallow the use of funds to employ individuals who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to sexual assault or child molestation. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 417-6.

Vote: Yea
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(263) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
May 12, 2010 - Hall, R-Texas, amendment that would strike language creating an Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, authorize loan guarantees to small- and medium-sized manufacturers and create a new grant program for regional innovation strategies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-258:

Vote: Yea
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(264) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Clean Energy Consortium
May 12, 2010 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would create a new Energy Department Clean Energy Consortium to promote the commercial application of clean energy technologies. The consortium, which would be regionally based, could include research universities, national laboratories, industry or other state and non-governmental organizations. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 254-173.

Vote:
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(265) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Union Access to Information
May 12, 2010 - Miller, D-Calif., amendment that would require that institutions of higher education that employ members of a labor union respond to union requests for information to which they are legally entitled within 15 days, or lose funding for programs authorized under the bill. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 250-174.

Vote: Nay
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(266) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Minority Outreach
May 12, 2010 - Reyes, D-Texas, amendment that would require the science, technology, engineering and math coordinating committee created by the bill to include outreach to Latinos, African-Americans and other under-represented groups in its five-year plan. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 413-10.

Vote: Yea
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(267) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Loan Guarantee Program
May 13, 2010 - Boccieri, D-Ohio, amendment that would increase annual authorizations to $100 million for fiscal 2011 to 2015 for loan guarantees to small- and medium-sized manufacturers for innovative technology projects. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 248-171.

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(268) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Consideration of Veterans
May 13, 2010 - Halvorson, D-Ill., amendment that would require the National Science Foundation to give consideration to the goal of promoting the participation of veterans in postdoctoral research fellowship programs. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 419-0.

Vote: Yea
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(269) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Talent Retention
May 13, 2010 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that retaining graduate-level talent trained at American universities in science, technology, engineering and math fields is critical to enhancing American business competitiveness.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 419-0.

Vote: Yea
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(270) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Recommit
May 13, 2010 - Hall, R-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the House Science and Technology Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with amendments that would freeze the authorization levels for the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Energy Department Office of Science to fiscal 2010 levels and eliminate fiscal 2014 and 2015 authorizations. It would also bar the use of funds to pay the salaries of individuals who have been disciplined for viewing, downloading or exchanging pornography on a federal government computer or while performing their duties. It also would eliminate a pilot program to award cash prizes for innovation in research areas, an innovative services initiative to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers, a federal loan guarantee program for innovative technologies in manufacturing and a program to establish Energy Innovation Hubs. Motion agreed to 292-126.

Vote: Yea
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(271) - H Res 1338: Tribute to AmeriCorps - Adoption
May 13, 2010 - Titus, D-Nev., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would acknowledge the accomplishments of AmeriCorps members, alumni and community partners. It would encourage citizens raise awareness about the importance of national and community service. Motion agreed to 280-128.

Vote: Nay
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(272) - H Res 1337: Condolences to Families of Flood Victims - Adoption
May 13, 2010 - Cohen, D-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would offer condolences to families of those who died as a result of the floods in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi on May 2, 2010. It also would express condolences to families who lost their homes, honor emergency responders and express appreciation to people who continue to help in recovery efforts. Motion agreed to 402-0.

Vote: Yea
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(274) - HR 4614: DNA Collection Incentives Program - Passage
May 18, 2010 - Johnson, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize bonus payments of 5 percent or 10 percent of Byrne grants to states that have implemented a collection system for DNA evidence from arrested individuals. The bill would authorize funding, as necessary, for the payments from fiscal 2011 through 2015. Motion agreed to 357-32.

Vote: Yea
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(275) - H Res 1327: Tribute to Floyd Dominy - Adoption
May 18, 2010 - Napolitano, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the life and accomplishments of former Bureau of Reclamation commissioner Floyd Dominy for his contributions to the nation's water and food supply, recreation and environment. Motion agreed to 390-0.

Vote: Yea
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(277) - HR 5325: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Passage
May 19, 2010 - Gordon, D-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize approximately $48 billion from fiscal 2011-2013 for science and technology research initiatives and programs. It would authorize $24.4 billion for the National Science Foundation, $3.1 billion for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $16.9 billion for programs within the Energy Department's Office of Science and $1.35 billion for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). It also would authorize new and existing federal programs for continuing education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. It would bar the use of funds to pay the salaries of federal employees who are disciplined for viewing pornography on the job. Motion rejected 261-148.

Vote: Nay
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(278) - H Res 1325: National Missing Children's Day - Adoption
May 19, 2010 - Scott, D-Va., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize National Missing Children's Day and encourage people to plan events to raise public awareness of the problem. Motion agreed to 410-0.

Vote: Yea
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(279) - H Res 1362: Tribute to Lena Horne - Adoption
May 19, 2010 - Conyers, D-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would celebrate the life and achievements of entertainer Lena Horne and honor her triumphs against racial discrimination and commitment to civil rights. Motion agreed to 405-1.

Vote: Yea
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(280) - HR 5099: Michael Rothberg Post Office - Passage
May 19, 2010 - Davis, D-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Sharon, Mass., as the "Michael C. Rothberg Post Office." Motion agreed to 410-1: R 163-1.

Vote: Yea
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(285) - H Res 1256: Tribute to Phil Mickelson - Adoption
May 20, 2010 - Davis, D-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate Phil Mickelson for winning the 2010 Masters golf tournament. Motion agreed to 401-0.

Vote: Yea
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(286) - H Res 1336: Tribute to the University of Texas Men's Swimming and Diving Team - Adoption
May 20, 2010 - Fudge, D-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate the University of Texas men's swimming and diving team for winning the 2010 NCAA Division I national championship. Motion agreed to 405-0.

Vote: Yea
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(290) - HR 5128: Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building - Passage
May 20, 2010 - Teague, D-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the Interior Department building located at 1849 C St. NW in Washington, D.C., as the "Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building." Motion agreed to 409-1.

Vote: Yea
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(291) - H Con Res 278: Tribute to Sons and Daughters in Touch - Adoption
May 24, 2010 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would express the sense of Congress in support of the Sons and Daughters in Touch on its 20th anniversary. The group is dedicated to bringing together children and families of U.S. service members killed in Southeast Asia. Motion agreed to 371-0.

Vote: Yea
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(293) - HR 5330: Antitrust Violation Penalties - Passage
May 24, 2010 - Nadler, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend until June 22, 2020, provisions in current law that set a maximum prison sentence of 10 years for antitrust violations, with the maximum fine for individuals at $1 million and the maximum fine for corporations at $100 million. It also would extend a Justice Department program to provide leniency to whistleblowers in certain antitrust cases. Motion agreed to 366-4.

Vote: Yea
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(300) - H Res 1189: Tribute to Lance Mackey - Adoption
May 25, 2010 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and and adopt the resolution that would commend Lance Mackey on his record-breaking fourth consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race win, and applaud participants in the 2010 race, including volunteers and staff. Motion agreed to 411-0.

Vote: Yea
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(301) - H Res 1172: Tribute to Will Keith 'W.K.' Kellogg - Adoption
May 25, 2010 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 150th anniversary of the birth of breakfast cereal manufacturer Will Keith "W.K." Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Company. Motion agreed to 410-0.

Vote: Yea
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(304) - H Res 1316: Tribute to Asian- and Pacific-Americans - Adoption
May 26, 2010 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities for their contributions to the United States. Motion agreed to 408-0.

Vote: Yea
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(309) - H Res 1372: Tribute to University of Georgia Graduate School - Adoption
May 27, 2010 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Georgia Graduate School.
Motion agreed to 412-0: R 167-0; D 245-0; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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(326) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Innovation Prize Program
May 28, 2010 - Division I of the Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment included in the motion to recommit. Division I would strike provisions from the bill that would authorize $12 million annually from fiscal 2011 through 2013 for a pilot program to award cash prizes for innovation in any area of research supported by the National Science Foundation. Rejected 175-243.

Vote: Yea
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(327) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Innovation Services Program
May 28, 2010 - Division II of the Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment included in the motion to recommit. Division II would strike provisions in the bill that would create a new innovative services program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Rejected 163-244.

Vote: Yea
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(328) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Special Consideration
May 28, 2010 - Division VI of the Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment included in the motion to recommit. Division VI would require educational institutions that serve a large number of students with disabilities and disabled veterans to be given special consideration when applying for funding authorized by the bill. Rejected 197-215.

Vote: Yea
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(329) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Pornography Violation Exclusion
May 28, 2010 - Division VII of the Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment included in the motion to recommit. Division VII would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill to pay the salary of any individual who has been disciplined for viewing, downloading or exchanging pornographic materials on a government computer or while performing official duties. Adopted 409-0.

Vote: Yea
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(330) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Military Recruiter Restriction
May 28, 2010 - Division VIII of the Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment included in the motion to recommit. Division VIII would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill from going to educational institutions that restrict or deny military recruiting on campus. Adopted 348-68.

Vote: Yea
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(331) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Funding Level Decrease
May 28, 2010 - Division IX of the Gordon, D-Tenn., amendment included in the motion to recommit. Division IX would reauthorize programs in the bill though fiscal 2013, instead of through fiscal 2015 and would freeze authorization levels for programs under the bill at the fiscal 2010 level in any year with a budget deficit. It also would eliminate funding for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy. Rejected 181-234.

Vote: Yea
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(332) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Passage
May 28, 2010 - Passage of the bill that would authorize funds through fiscal 2010 for science and technology research initiatives and programs. It would create a new postdoctoral fellowship program in the science, technology, education and mathematics fields and a new competitive grant program for institutes of higher education to improve undergraduate education in those fields. It would establish a Commerce Department program to provide loan guarantees to small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses that use or make innovative technologies, and an Energy Department program that would provide Energy Innovation Hubs for research and development of advanced energy technologies not being pursued by the private sector. As amended, it would bar authorized funds from going to educational institutions that restrict or deny military recruiting on campus and to pay the salary of any individual who has been disciplined regarding pornographic materials. Passed 262-150.

Vote: Nay
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Education
(281) - H Res 403: National Teacher Day - Adoption
May 19, 2010 - Davis, D-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the establishment of National Teacher Day to honor teachers. Motion agreed to 405-2.

Vote: Yea
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(287) - H Res 1361: Tribute to North Carolina Central University - Adoption
May 20, 2010 - Fudge, D-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would celebrate the 100th anniversary North Carolina Central University. Motion agreed to 408-1.

Vote: Yea
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(305) - H Res 1169: Tribute to Rollins College - Adoption
May 26, 2010 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize Rollins College on its 125th anniversary. Motion agreed to 371-36.

Vote: Yea
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(308) - H Res 1161: Women at Marquette University - Adoption
May 27, 2010 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University, the first Catholic university to offer education for men and women. Motion agreed to 380-0.

Vote: Yea
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Energy, Environment, and Federal Land
(252) - HR 5019: Home Star Energy Retrofit Program - Repaid Loan Funds
May 06, 2010 - Barton, R-Texas, amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would allow financing entities to use repaid Home Star Energy Efficiency Loan Program funds to provide financial assistance to additional participants. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-237.

Vote: Nay
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(253) - HR 5019: Home Star Energy Retrofit Program - Public Information Campaign
May 06, 2010 - Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would require the development of a public information campaign about the new Home Star program.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-228.

Vote: Yea
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(254) - HR 5019: Home Star Energy Retrofit Program - Recommit
May 06, 2010 - Barton, R-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with amendments that would eliminate the Home Star Energy Efficiency Loan Program, sunset the bill if it would increase the federal deficit, and make homeowners with annual household incomes of more than $250,000 ineligible for the rebate program. It also would eliminate a provision that would require the development of a public information campaign, prohibit authorized funds from being used under official business to travel to gambling establishments, and require qualified contractors to certify that employees have not been convicted or have not pleaded guilty to child molestation, rape or other sexual assault. Motion agreed to 346-68.
Vote: Yea
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(255) - HR 5019: Home Star Energy Retrofit Program - Passage
May 06, 2010 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $6.6 billion for a rebate program for energy-efficient home renovations, as well as a program to assist low-income households living in certain manufactured homes to buy new Energy Star-qualified manufactured homes. The bill would require that contractors be certified to perform efficiency installations. As amended, the bill would sunset if it would increase the federal deficit. Households with annual incomes of more than $250,000 would be ineligible for the rebate program. It also would require qualified contractors to certify that employees have not been convicted or have not pleaded guilty to child molestation, rape or other sexual assault, and it would prohibit authorized funds from being used under official business to travel to gambling establishments. Passed 246-161.

Vote: Nay
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(273) - HR 2288: Endangered Fish Recovery Programs - Passage
May 18, 2010 - Napolitano, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize funding, as necessary, through fiscal 2023 for the Bureau of Reclamation to provide base funding for the Upper Colorado River and San Juan River endangered fish recovery implementation programs. Motion agreed to 264-122.

Vote: Nay
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(289) - H Res 1363: Deposition Authority on Mine Blast - Adoption
May 20, 2010 - Adoption of the resolution that would provide deposition authority to the Education and Labor Committee to aid in the panel's investigation into the April 5, 2010, explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. Adopted 413-1.

Vote: Yea
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(302) - H Res 1347: Deepwater Horizon Explosion Victims - Adoption
May 26, 2010 - Speier, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the 11 workers who died in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, and would extend condolences to their families. Motion agreed to 403-0.

Vote: Yea
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(314) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Debarment of BP
May 27, 2010 - Gutierrez, D-Ill., amendment that would stipulate that, if the Defense secretary determines that BP or its subsidiaries performing any contracts with the department are no longer a "responsible source," the secretary would consider debarring BP or its subsidiaries from contracting with the agency within 90 days. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 372-52.

Vote: Yea
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Foreign Affairs and Immigration
(320) - H Res 1391: Israel Membership in OECD - Adoption
May 28, 2010 - Berkley, D-Nev., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate Israel for its accession to membership in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), commend the 31 nations of the organization for recognizing Israel's economic success and recognize the role the United States played in Israel's membership in the organization. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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Health Care
(261) - H Con Res 268: National Women's Health Week - Adoption
May 12, 2010 - Towns, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would support the goals and ideals of National Women's Health Week. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(295) - H Res 1258: Mental Health Month - Adoption
May 25, 2010 - Matsui, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of Mental Health Month in order to educate the public regarding mental health and to remove the stigma associated with mental illness. Motion agreed to 414-1.

Vote: Yea
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Housing
(297) - H Res 584: Tribute to Manufactured and Modular Housing - Adoption
May 25, 2010 - Donnelly, D-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the importance of manufactured and modular housing to homeownership in the United States. It also would support the goals and ideals of Manufactured and Modular Housing Week and National Homeownership Month. Motion agreed to 408-4.

Vote: Yea
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Transportation and Homeland Security
(246) - H Res 1320: New York Car Bomb Case - Adoption
May 05, 2010 - Pascrell, D-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would commend Lance Orton and Duane Jackson for promptly alerting authorities about a suspicious vehicle in New York City's Times Square on May 1 and recognize the New York City Police Department and others for their professionalism and preparedness. It also would urge Americans to be vigilant and report potential terrorist or suspicious activity in their communities. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(247) - H Res 1272: Kent State University Shootings Anniversary - Adoption
May 05, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 40th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings on May 4, 1970, and the implications of the shootings on the school and the nation. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea
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(248) - H Res 1301: National Train Day - Adoption
May 05, 2010 - Brown, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the goals and ideals of National Train Day on May 8 and recognize the contributions of trains and Amtrak to the national transportation system. Motion agreed to 296-119.

Vote: Nay
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(250) - H Res 1295: Tribute to Mother's Day - Adoption
May 06, 2010 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would celebrate the role of mothers and support the goals and ideals of Mother's Day. Motion agreed to 417-0.

Vote: Yea
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(311) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Fire-Resistant Equipment for National Guard
May 27, 2010 - Marshall, D-Ga., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the chief of the National Guard Bureau should issue fire-resistant utility ensembles to National Guard personnel who are engaged, or likely to become engaged, in defense support to civil authority missions that routinely involve serious fire hazards, such as wildfire recovery efforts.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 423-0.

Vote: Yea
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Veterans and Armed Forces
(245) - H Res 1132: Tribute to USS New Mexico - Adoption
May 04, 2010 - Heinrich, D-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the USS New Mexico, commend individuals involved in building the submarine and honor the Navy submarine's crew. Motion agreed to 378-1.

Vote: Yea
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(256) - H Res 1294: National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day - Adoption
May 11, 2010 - Towns, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express support for the designation of National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day and honor those who are serving and have served in the profession in the U.S. armed forces. Motion agreed to 388-0.

Vote: Yea
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(258) - H Res 1299: Peace Officers Memorial Day - Adoption
May 11, 2010 - Deutch, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support Peace Officers Memorial Day and honor federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Motion agreed to 395-0.

Vote: Yea
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(260) - HR 5014: VA Spina Bifida Program - Passage
May 12, 2010 - Levin, D-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that the Veterans Affairs Department Spina Bifida Health Care Program would qualify as minimum essential coverage under the health care overhaul law. Motion agreed to 417-0.

Vote: Yea
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(292) - HR 1017: Chiropractic Care for Veterans - Passage
May 24, 2010 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Veterans Affairs Department to provide chiropractic care and services to veterans at no fewer than 75 VA medical centers by Dec. 31, 2011, and at all VA medical centers by Dec. 31, 2013.
Motion agreed to 365-6.

Vote: Yea
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(294) - HR 5145: VA Staff Education - Passage
May 25, 2010 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase to $1,600 per year, from $1,000 per year, the amount that the Veterans Affairs Department could reimburse employees of the Veterans Health Administration for continuing professional education. It also would expand reimbursement eligibility to all full-time health professionals at the department. Motion agreed to 413-2.

Vote: Yea
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(298) - HR 3885: Veterans Dog Therapy Pilot Program - Passage
May 25, 2010 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create a five-year pilot program in which veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health conditions would train service dogs for use by disabled veterans. It also would require the Veterans Affairs Department to collect data to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and to report annually to Congress on the program. Motion agreed to 403-4.

Vote: Yea
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(299) - HR 2711: Expenses for Fallen Federal Agent Families - Passage
May 25, 2010 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendments to the bill that would authorize the Justice Department to pay for the relocation and moving expenses for families of federal law enforcement officers, including customs and border protection officers, who are killed in the line of duty within or outside of the United States. Motion agreed to 416-0.

Vote: Yea
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(303) - H Res 1385: Tribute to Military Members - Adoption
May 26, 2010 - Skelton, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize and honor current and former members of the armed forces and would urge Americans to thank them for their service. Motion agreed to 414-0.

Vote: Yea
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War on Terror
(284) - HR 5327: U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation - Passage
May 20, 2010 - McMahon, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the president, acting through the secretaries of Defense and State, to provide assistance to the government of Israel for the procurement, maintenance and sustainment of the "Iron Dome" anti-missile defense system for purposes of intercepting short-range missiles launched against Israel. Motion agreed to 410-4.

Vote: Yea
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(296) - H Res 1382: Attack on South Korean Warship - Adoption
May 25, 2010 - Faleomavaega, D-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would condemn North Korea for its alleged attack on the South Korean warship, the Cheonan, and call for an apology, and would express sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of the sailors who were killed. Motion agreed to 411-3.

Vote: Yea
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(310) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Manager's Amendment
May 27, 2010 - Skelton, D-Mo., amendment that would make a number of technical changes.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 421-0.

Vote: Yea
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(312) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Effect of Hunger on Recruitment
May 27, 2010 - McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that hunger and obesity are impairing military recruitment and must be appropriately addressed.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 341-85.

Vote: Yea
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(313) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Aerial Tanker Program
May 27, 2010 - Inslee, D-Wash., amendment that would require the Department of Defense to take into consideration during any aerial tanker replacement program any unfair competitive advantage a bidder may possess, and to report any such issues to congressional defense committees within 60 days of bid submissions. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 410-8.

Vote: Yea
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(315) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - GAO Intelligence Audits
May 27, 2010 - Eshoo, D-Calif., amendment that would require the director of national intelligence (DNI) to cooperate with Government Accountability Office (GAO) inquiries initiated by congressional committees. It also would allow committees to request GAO audits of the intelligence community and allow the DNI to designate certain reports or portions of reports as sensitive or reportable only to the intelligence committees. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-210.

Vote: Nay
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(316) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - F-35 Alternate Engine
May 27, 2010 - Pingree, D-Maine, amendment that would strike funding levels for the Joint Strike Fighter's alternate engine program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-231.

Vote: Yea
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(317) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Policy Repeal
May 27, 2010 - Murphy, D-Pa., amendment that would repeal the 'don't ask don't tell' policy on military service by openly gay men and women after receipt of Pentagon recommendations on how to implement a repeal. It would take effect 60 days after certification by the Defense secretary, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the president that the repeal is consistent with the standards of military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion and recruiting. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-194.

Vote: Nay
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(318) - HR 5136: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Contractor Insourcing Policies
May 27, 2010 - Sarbanes, D-Md., amendment that would require non-Defense agencies to establish contractor inventories and insourcing programs to mirror current law for the Defense Department. It also would bar agencies from establishing any numerical goal, target or quota for the conversion to federal employees and would require the Office of Management and Budget to report to Congress on agency insourcing policies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-172.

Vote: Nay
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