Vote History

October 2009 Vote History

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Agriculture
(761) - HR 2997: Fiscal 2010 Agriculture Appropriations - Conference Report
October 07, 2009 - Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would appropriate $121.2 billion in fiscal 2010 for the Agriculture Department and related agencies, including $23.4 billion in discretionary funding. The bill would provide $20.9 billion in discretionary spending for the Agriculture Department and $2.4 billion for the Food and Drug Administration. It would fund the food stamp program at $58.3 billion and the child nutrition program at $17 billion. It would provide $7.3 billion for the Women, Infants and Children program and $1.7 billion for the Food for Peace program. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 263-162.

Vote: Nay
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Business and Labor
(790) - HR 3763: Small Business Identity Theft Exemptions - Passage
October 20, 2009 - Adler, D-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt health care, accounting and legal practices with less than 20 employees and other small businesses from the Federal Trade Commission's identity theft regulations. Motion agreed to 400-0.

Vote: Yea
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(828) - HR3854: Small Business Administration Loans Financing - Earmark Ban
October 29, 2009 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit congressionally directed spending of grants made under a program for new businesses. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 370-55.

Vote: Yea
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(829) - HR3854: Small Business Administration Loans Financing - Recommit
October 29, 2009 - Cantor, R-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the Small Business Committee with an amendment that would require the Small Business Administration to study if agency loans fail to provide adequate capital for businesses to offset increases in income taxes, health care expenses, energy costs and other provisions. Motion agreed to 272-149.

Vote: Yea
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(830) - HR 3854: Small Business Administration Loans Financing - Passage
October 29, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and modify Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs. It would authorize $20 billion in fiscal 2010 and 2011 for SBA 7(a) loans, and $9 billion in fiscal 2010 and $10 billion in fiscal 2011 for loans to small businesses working to address community development goals. It would extend some stimulus programs to allow the SBA to increase loan limits and authorize additional loans to renewable-energy industries and businesses in low-income communities and rural areas. It would provide loan guarantees to healthcare professionals purchasing health information technology. Passed 389-32.

Vote: Yea
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Congress and the Federal Government
(759) - H Res 805: Rep. Rangel Removal from Chairmanship - Motion to Refer
October 07, 2009 - Crowley, D-N.Y., motion to refer the Carter, R-Texas, privileged resolution to the Standards of Official Conduct Committee. The Carter resolution would remove Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee until the Standards of Official Conduct Committee completes its investigation into his finances. Motion agreed to 246-153.

Vote: Nay
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(797) - S Con Res 43: Use of Capitol Rotunda - Adoption
October 21, 2009 - Brady, D-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol Rotunda on Oct. 28, 2009, for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to former Sen. Edward Brooke, R-Mass. Motion agreed to 417-0.

Vote: Yea
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Domestic Issues
(747) - H Res 517: University of Washington Women's Softball Team - Adoption
October 01, 2009 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate the University of Washington women's softball team for winning the 2009 Women's College World Series. Motion agreed to 421-0.

Vote: Yea
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(748) - H Res 487: Michigan State University State News Anniversary - Adoption
October 01, 2009 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 100th anniversary of the State News at Michigan State University. Motion agreed to 413-0.

Vote: Yea
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(750) - H Res 692: Tay-Sachs Awareness Month - Adoption
October 01, 2009 - Pallone, D-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the goals of Tay-Sachs Awareness Month and encourage research into Tay-Sachs disease. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea
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(751) - H Con Res 151: Release of Liu Xiaobo - Adoption
October 01, 2009 - Berman, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would express the sense of Congress that the Chinese government should release democracy activist Liu Xiaobo and begin making strides toward true representative democracy. Motion agreed to 410-1.

Vote: Yea
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(755) - H Res 707: National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week - Adoption
October 06, 2009 - Polis, D-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week and request a presidential proclamation recognizing adult education and literacy programs. Motion agreed to 412-0.

Vote: Yea
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(763) - H Res 795: Flight 93 Memorial - Adoption
October 07, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the Shanksville, Pa., community and the Flight 93 Ambassadors for their dedication to establishing a Flight 93 memorial and would encourage the completion of a permanent memorial by Sept. 10, 2011. Motion agreed to 426-0.

Vote: Yea
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(766) - H Res 650: Tribute to Country Music - Adoption
October 08, 2009 - Polis, D-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would declare country music to be a uniquely American art form and recognize country music for its contributions to American life and culture. Motion agreed to 421-0.

Vote: Yea
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(767) - H J Res 26: Casimir Pulaski Honorary Citizenship - Passage
October 08, 2009 - Weiner, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would posthumously grant honorary U.S. citizenship to Casimir Pulaski. Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea
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(773) - HR 3476: Delaware Water Gap Recreation - Passage
October 13, 2009 - Sablan, D-N. Marianas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Committee through Oct. 30, 2038. Motion agreed to 384-1.

Vote: Yea
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(774) - H Res 659: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Anniversary - Adoption
October 13, 2009 - Sablan, D-N. Marianas, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 98th anniversary of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Motion agreed to 392-0.

Vote: Yea
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(775) - H Res 768: National Work and Family Month - Adoption
October 14, 2009 - Sablan, D-N. Marianas, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of October as National Work and Family Month. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea
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(777) - H Res 816: American Samoa Earthquake Victims - Adoption
October 14, 2009 - Faleomavaega, D-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express that the House mourns the loss of life caused by the Sept. 29, 2009, earthquakes and tsunamis in American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga. Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea
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(779) - H Res 786: Father Damien Canonization - Adoption
October 14, 2009 - Faleomavaega, D-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the canonization of Father Damien de Veuster to sainthood. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(785) - HR 2423: George Kazen Courthouse - Passage
October 15, 2009 - Hirono, D-Hawaii, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the federal building and U.S. courthouse in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse." Motion agreed to 421-0.

Vote: Yea
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(791) - HR 3319: Jeremiah Paul McCleery Post Office - Passage
October 20, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Portola, Calif., as the "Army Spc. Jeremiah Paul McCleery Post Office." Motion agreed to 401-0.

Vote: Yea
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(792) - H Res 558: National Computer Science Week - Adoption
October 20, 2009 - Gordon, D-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express House support for National Computer Science Week and encourage computer science education. Motion agreed to 405-0.

Vote: Yea
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(796) - H Res 660: Laurinburg Normal Industrial Institute Tribute - Adoption
October 21, 2009 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the history of the Laurinburg Normal Industrial Institute. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea
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(800) - H Res 797: Nation Cyber Security Awareness Month - Adoption
October 22, 2009 - Gordon, D-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea
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(817) - HR 2489: National Geospatial Imagery Mapping Program - Passage
October 27, 2009 - Pierluisi, D-P.R., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Interior secretary to establish a national program through the U.S. Geological Survey to provide state and local governments increased access to satellite imagery. It would authorize $10 million for the program each year through fiscal 2019. Motion agreed to 379-33.

Vote: Yea
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(819) - S 1694: Interoperable Communications Grant Extension - Passage
October 28, 2009 - Boucher, D-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend funding for a grant program to assist public safety agencies in using interoperable communications to Sept. 30, 2012. Motion agreed to 420-0.
Vote: Yea
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(820) - H Res 838: Welcoming Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew - Adoption
October 28, 2009 - Carnahan, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would welcome the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United States. Motion agreed to 424-0.

Vote: Yea
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(821) - H Res 784: Tribute to Confucius - Adoption
October 28, 2009 - Carnahan, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius.
Motion agreed to 361-47.

Vote: Present
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(822) - H Res 824: Northwestern University Women's Lacrosse Team - Adoption
October 28, 2009 - Pierluisi, D-P.R., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team for winning the 2009 NCAA women's lacrosse championship. Motion agreed to 416-0.

Vote: Yea
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(827) - H Res 783: Hispanic Heritage Month - Adoption
October 29, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize Hispanic Heritage Month and encourage Americans to observe the month with appropriate activities. Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea
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(831) - H Res 729: National Firefighters Memorial Day - Adoption
October 29, 2009 - Lynch, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of a National Firefighters Memorial Day to commemorate federal, state and local firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty. Motion agreed to 390-0.

Vote: Yea
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Education
(794) - H Res 811: National Principals Month - Adoption
October 21, 2009 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of October 2009 as National Principals Month. Motion agreed to 411-0.

Vote: Yea
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(795) - H Res 837: Tribute to Kentucky Wesleyan College - Adoption
October 21, 2009 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize Kentucky Wesleyan College for more than 150 years of service. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea
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811) - H Res 836: Support Teen Read Week - Adoption
October 22, 2009 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express support for Teen Read Week. Motion agreed to 405-0.

Vote: Yea
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(818) - H Res 854: Weber State University Anniversary - Adoption
October 27, 2009 - Pierluisi, D-P.R., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 120th anniversary of Weber State University. Motion agreed to 412-0.

Vote: Yea
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Energy, Environment, and Federal Land
(760) - H Res 701: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve - Adoption
October 07, 2009 - Bordallo, D-Guam, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would mark the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Virginia as a protected wetland habitat. Motion agreed to 325-93.

Vote: Nay
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(788) - HR 2442: Bay Area Water Recycling Program Expansion - Motion to Table
October 15, 2009 - Miller, D-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Nunes, R-Calif., motion would recommit the bill to the Natural Resources Committee with an amendment that would prohibit the Interior secretary from restricting or reallocating water stored in the California Central Valley Project Reservoir to meet requirements under the Endangered Species Act, unless replacement water can be purchased or leased. Motion agreed to 237-176.

Vote: Nay
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(789) - HR 2442: Bay Area Water Recycling Program Expansion - Passage
October 15, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $32.2 million in federal assistance for six water recycling programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. It also would add $5.9 million to amounts authorized under current law for two other projects and limit the federal share of the total project costs to 25 percent. Passed 241-173.

Vote: Nay
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(801) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Reduce Authorization
October 22, 2009 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce the number of years for which the Solar Technology Roadmap Committee would be authorized to three years, from five years. It also would reduce to $250 million the amount authorized in each of those three years. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-256.

Vote: Yea
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(802) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Business Recommendations
October 22, 2009 - Kaptur, D-Ohio, amendment that would require the Energy Department Solar Technology Roadmap Committee to issue recommendations for linking solar power research to the development of commercial products that can be manufactured and sold domestically. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 395-24.

Vote: Yea
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(803) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Solar Energy Storage
October 22, 2009 - Klein, D-Fla., amendment that would include research on solar energy storage technology as an eligible use of funding under the bill's solar technology research and development grant program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 414-5.

Vote: Yea
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(804) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Water-Efficient Solar Technology
October 22, 2009 - Titus, D-Nev., amendment that would include the development of solar technology products that are water-efficient as an eligible use of funds under the bill's solar technology grant program and direct the Solar Technology Roadmap Committee to review those products. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 407-9.

Vote: Yea
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(805) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Public Comment
October 22, 2009 - Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment that would require the Energy Department's Solar Technology Roadmap Committee to release a draft of its report one month prior to publication to allow for public comment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 420-0.

Vote: Yea
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(806) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Technologies
October 22, 2009 - Himes, D-Conn., amendment that would clarify that solar thermal technologies and concentrating solar photovoltaic technologies would be included within the scope of the bill's research and development program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 410-6.

Vote: Yea
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(807) - HR 3585: Solar Energy Technology Programs - Passage
October 22, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would direct the Energy secretary to establish a program to research and develop solar technologies and create a Solar Technology Roadmap Committee to examine current and future needs in solar technology. It would authorize $2.25 billion for the program from fiscal 2011 through 2015. It would direct the Energy secretary to award up to $300 million in competitive grants for projects to develop solar technologies that can be widely manufactured. Passed 310-106.

Vote: Yea
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(816) - HR 2996: Fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Motion to Instruct
October 27, 2009 - Simpson, R-Idaho, motion to instruct conferees to insist on a provision that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement a rule requiring reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from manure management systems and withhold approval of the final conference agreement unless it has been available to the managers in an electronic, searchable, downloadable form for at least 72 hours. Motion agreed to 267-147.

Vote: Yea
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(826) - HR 2996: Fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment Appropriations - Conference Report
October 29, 2009 - Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would appropriate $32.3 billion in fiscal 2010 for the Interior Department, the EPA and related agencies. The bill would provide $11 billion for the Interior Department, including $1.1 billion for the Bureau of Land Management; $10.3 billion for the EPA; $5.3 billion for the Forest Service and $4.1 billion for the Indian Health Service. The bill would fund the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at $168 million each and the Smithsonian Institution at $761 million. The funding also includes $3.4 billion to fight and prevent wildfires. It also would prohibit the EPA from requiring mandatory greenhouse gas reporting from manure management systems for one year. It would provide continuing appropriations through Dec. 18, 2009, for all federal departments and agencies whose fiscal 2010 appropriations bills have not been enacted. Funding would continue fiscal 2009 levels, with some exceptions. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 247-178.

Vote: Nay
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Foreign Affairs and Immigration
(776) - HR 1327: Iranian Energy Sector Divestment - Passage
October 14, 2009 - Frank, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would give state and local governments authority to divest their assets from, and prohibit the investment of their assets in, any company investing $20 million or more in the Iranian energy sector, providing fuel infrastructure equipment to Iran, or extending $20 million or more in credit for investment in the Iranian energy sector. Motion agreed to 414-6.

Vote: Yea
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(782) - H Res 800: Philippines Storm Victims - Adoption
October 15, 2009 - Faleomavaega, D-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express that the House mourns the loss of life in the Philippines caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma, and urge the president to continue emergency aid to the Philippines. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea
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(808) - H Res 175: Condemning Iranian Government - Adoption
October 22, 2009 - Watson, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would condemn the government of Iran for its persecution of the Baha'i minority and its violations of the International Covenants on Human Rights. Motion agreed to 407-2.

Vote: Yea

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(825) - S Con Res 45: U.S. Citizens Release from Iran - Adoption
October 29, 2009 - Carnahan, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would express that Congress encourages the government of Iran to allow U.S. citizens Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd to be reunited with their families in the United States. Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea
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Health Care
(793) - S 1793: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Reauthorization - Passage
October 21, 2009 - Pallone, D-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the Ryan White HIV/AIDS federal assistance program through fiscal 2013. The bill would authorize $2.35 billion in fiscal 2010 and increase the funding level each year, reaching $2.7 billion in fiscal 2013. It would remove a sunset provision in current law. Motion agreed to 408-9.

Vote: Yea
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Housing
(768) - HR 3590: Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension for Overseas Personnel - Passage
October 08, 2009 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend a first-time homebuyer tax credit through Nov. 30, 2010, for military, Foreign Service and intelligence agency personnel who are posted abroad for at least 90 days during 2009. Motion agreed to 416-0.

Vote: Yea
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Transportation and Homeland Security
(746) - HR 2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Motion to Instruct
October 01, 2009 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to instruct conferees to: recede to a Senate provision that would allow the Defense secretary to decide whether to make public photos of Guantanamo Bay detainees, insist on provisions to require that Guantanamo Bay detainees be on the no-fly list and be prohibited from entering the United States, and withhold approval of the final conference agreement unless it has been available to the managers for at least 72 hours. Motion agreed to 258-163.

Vote: Yea
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(762) - HR 1035, H Res 806: Office of Travel Promotion - Adoption
October 07, 2009 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution (H Res 806) to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment that would create a non-profit corporation to attract tourists from other countries to the United States, as well as an Office of Travel Promotion in the Commerce Department. The bill would direct the Morris K. Udall Foundation to award grants to the University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy for the research and training of Native American and Alaska Native professionals in health care and public policy. Motion agreed to 358-66.

Vote: Yea
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(778) - HR 3371: Increased Pilot Training - Passage
October 14, 2009 - Costello, D-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require commercial pilots to obtain a license requiring 1,500 flight hours and receive training on recovery tactics for emergency situations and inclement weather. It would also require the Federal Aviation Administration to examine the impact of pilot fatigue and issue a new time and duty rule for pilots. Motion agreed to 409-11.

Vote: Yea
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(783) - HR 2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Motion to Recommit
October 15, 2009 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to recommit the conference report on the bill to the conference committee with instructions that managers not accept language that would allow detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be brought into the United States or its territories for prosecution or incarceration. Motion rejected 193-224.

Vote: Yea
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(784) - HR 2892: Fiscal 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations - Conference Report
October 15, 2009 - Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would provide $44.1 billion in fiscal 2010, including $42.8 billion in discretionary funds, for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. It would provide $10.1 billion for Customs and Border Protection; $7.7 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, not including offsetting fees; $10.1 billion for the Coast Guard; $1.5 billion for the Secret Service and $7.1 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It would prohibit the transfer of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States except for prosecution; place detainees on the "no-fly" list; and bar the use of funds to provide them benefits. It also would extend the authorization of the E-Verify program for three years. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 307-114.

Vote: Nay
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War on Terror, Armed Forces, and Veterans
(753) - HR 2647: Fiscal 2010 Defense Authorization - Motion to Close Conference
October 06, 2009 - Skelton, D-Mo., motion to close portions of the conference on the bill that would authorize $680.2 billion in discretionary funds for defense programs in fiscal 2010, including approximately $130 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other operations.
Motion agreed to 405-7.

Vote: Yea
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(754) - HR 2647: Fiscal 2010 Defense Authorization - Motion to Instruct
October 06, 2009 - Forbes, R-Va., motion to instruct conferees to disagree with Senate provisions that would extend federal hate crimes laws to cover offenses motivated by the victim's gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Motion rejected 178-234.

Vote: Yea
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(769) - HR 2647: Fiscal 2010 Defense Authorization - Motion to Recommit
October 08, 2009 - McKeon, R-Calif., motion to recommit the conference report on the bill to the conference committee with instructions that managers not accept provisions that would allow for the transfer or release of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States or its territories. It also would instruct managers to insist on a one-year expansion of eligibility that would allow all disabled military retirees to concurrently receive military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation. Motion rejected 208-216.

Vote: Yea
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(770) - HR 2647: Fiscal 2010 Defense Authorization - Conference Report
October 08, 2009 - Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $680.2 billion in discretionary spending for defense programs in fiscal 2010, including approximately $130 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other operations. It would authorize $244.4 billion for operations and maintenance; $150.2 billion for military personnel; $24.6 billion for military construction, family housing, and base closings; and $29.3 billion for the Defense Health Program. It would authorize a 3.4 percent pay raise for military personnel. It would prohibit detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from being transferred to U.S. soil until the president submits a plan to Congress and consults with the governors of affected states. It would extend, through 2010, bonus and special pay for military members, and make disabled retirees eligible for one year of concurrent military retirement and veterans disability payments. It would extend federal hate crimes laws to cover offenses motivated by a victim's gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, and would prohibit attacks on military personnel based on their military service. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 281-146.

Vote: Nay
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(771) - HR 1016: Advanced VA Health Care Budget - Adoption
October 08, 2009 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution (H Res 804) in the Senate amendment to the bill with an additional amendment that would require appropriations bills for the Department of Veterans Affairs to include advanced appropriations for the following fiscal year for certain veterans' programs. The president would have to request the advanced appropriations as part of his budget. Motion agreed to 419-1.

Vote: Yea
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(772) - HR 3689: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Extension - Passage
October 13, 2009 - Sablan, D-N. Marianas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the legislative authority of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., to establish a Vietnam Veterans Memorial visitor center until Nov. 17, 2014. Motion agreed to 390-0.

Vote: Yea
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(812) - HR 3619: Coast Guard Authorization - Infrastructure Report
October 23, 2009 - Kratovil, D-Md., amendment that would require the Coast Guard commandant to submit a report reviewing Coast Guard infrastructure needs and confirming that the Homeland Security Department has the appropriate technological capabilities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 398-0.

Vote: Yea
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(813) - HR 3619: Coast Guard Authorization - Passage
October 23, 2009 - Passage of the bill that would authorize approximately $10 billion for the Coast Guard for fiscal 2010, including $6.8 billion for operations and maintenance and $1.6 billion for acquisitions. It would increase the number of authorized active duty personnel by 1,500, for a total of 47,000 members. It also would expand Coast Guard and Justice Department authority to prosecute those caught smuggling illegal immigrants by sea. Passed 385-11: R 151-10; D 234-1; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea
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