Vote History

December Vote History

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Budget, Taxes and the Economy

 (589) - H J Res 101: Continuing Appropriations - Rule
December 01, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1741) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution that would provide continuing appropriations through Dec. 18, 2010.  Adopted 236-172.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(593) - H J Res 101: Continuing Appropriations - Passage
December 01, 2010 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide continuing appropriations through Dec. 18, 2010, for all federal departments and agencies, none of whose fiscal 2011 appropriations bills have been enacted. Funding would be set mostly at fiscal 2010 levels.  Passed 239-178.

Vote: Nay

 


(597) - HR 4853: Tax Rates Extensions - Rule
December 02, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1745) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill by allowing for a motion to concur with a House amendment that would extend certain tax provisions, including making permanent the rates and benefits enacted under 2001 and 2003 tax cut laws for taxable incomes of up to $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples. The rule also would allow for House floor consideration of measures under suspension of the rules through Dec. 3, 2010.  Adopted 213-203.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(604) - HR 4853: Tax Rates Extensions - Motion to Concur
December 02, 2010 - Levin, D-Mich., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would make permanent the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts on income under $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples. The extensions would include current lower tax rates for capital gains and dividends, elimination of the "marriage penalty" and an expansion of the increased child tax credit. It also would provide through 2011 a "patch" that would shield millions of taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax.  Motion agreed to 234-188

 

Vote: Nay

 


(619) - HR 3082: Continuing Appropriations and Food Safety - Rule
December 08, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1755) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill by allowing for a motion to concur with a House amendment that would provide continuing appropriations through Sept. 30, 2011, for all federal departments and agencies, none of whose fiscal 2011 appropriations bills have been enacted. Funding would be set mostly at fiscal 2010 levels. The amendment also would include provisions of a Senate-passed bill that would overhaul food safety laws and expand Food and Drug Administration enforcement powers, including giving the FDA authority to force a company to recall foods believed to be contaminated.  Adopted 207-206.

 

Vote: Nay


(622) - HR 3082: Continuing Appropriations and Food Safety - Motion to Concur
December 08, 2010 - Obey, D-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would provide continuing appropriations through Sept. 30, 2011, for all federal departments and agencies, none of whose fiscal 2011 appropriations bills have been enacted. It would keep the fiscal 2011 discretionary funding at the same level that was provided for fiscal 2010, but would shift billions of dollars in funds. The amendment also would include provisions of a Senate-passed bill that would overhaul food safety laws and expand Food and Drug Administration enforcement powers, including giving the FDA authority to force a company to recall foods believed to be contaminated. It would require registration every two years by operators who import, export, manufacture, process, pack or hold food for consumption in the United States, and would require inspections of registered domestic facilities on a risk-based schedule.  Motion agreed to 212-206.

Vote: Nay

 


(643) - HR 4853: Tax Rates Extensions - Modification to the Rule
December 16, 2010 - Slaughter, D-N.Y., amendment to the rule (H Res 1766) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would extend the 2001- and 2003-enacted tax cuts for two years, as well as revive the lapsed estate tax at a 35 percent rate on estates worth more than $5 million. The Slaughter amendment would provide for a vote on an amendment to strike the estate tax provisions and insert provisions to set the rate at 45 percent on estates worth more than $3.5 million. The amendment also would provide for possible consideration of a motion to concur in the further Senate amendment with the House amendment if the House adopts the estate tax language. It also would provide for a motion to concur without amendment, which would send the measure to the president.  Adopted 230-186.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(644) - HR 4853: Tax Rates Extensions - Rule
December 16, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1766) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would extend the 2001- and 2003-enacted tax cuts for all taxpayers for two years, as well as revive the lapsed estate tax at a 35 percent rate on estates worth more than $5 million, by making in order an amendment that would strike the estate tax provisions and insert language to set the rate at 45 percent on estates worth more than $3.5 million. It would provide for possible consideration of a motion to concur in the further Senate amendment with the House amendment if the House adopts the estate tax language. It also would provide for a motion to concur without amendment, which would send the measure to the president.  Adopted 214-201.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(646) - HR 4853: Tax Rates Extensions - Estate Tax
December 16, 2010 - Levin, D-Mich., amendment that would strike the estate tax provisions in the bill, which would revive the lapsed estate tax at a 35 percent rate on estates worth more than $5 million for individuals and $10 million total for couples, and insert provisions that would set the estate tax rate for 2011 and 2012 at 45 percent on estates worth more than $3.5 million for individuals and $7 million total for couples.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-233.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(647) - HR 4853: Tax Rates Extensions - Motion to Concur
December 17, 2010 - Levin, D-Mich., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would extend the 2001- and 2003-enacted tax cuts for all taxpayers for two years and revive the lapsed estate tax, setting the tax rate at 35 percent on estates worth more than $5 million for 2011 and 2012. It also would extend unemployment insurance benefits for 13 months and cut the employee portion of the Social Security tax by 2 percentage points.  Motion agreed to 277-148.

 

Vote: Yea


(653) - H J Res 105: Continuing Appropriations - Rule
December 17, 2010 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution that would provide continuing appropriations through Dec. 21, 2010, for all federal departments and agencies, none of whose fiscal 2011 appropriations bills have been enacted. Funding would be set mostly at fiscal 2010 levels.  Adopted 184-159.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(662) - HR 3082: Fiscal 2011 Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur
December 21, 2010 - Obey, D-Wis., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill. The Senate amendment would continue most appropriations at fiscal 2010-enacted levels through March 4, 2011. The measure would provide an overall annualized spending rate that is $1.16 billion more than fiscal 2010 levels. It would provide additional funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Pell grants. It also would allow the awarding of a Navy contract for shipbuilding of Littoral Combat Ships to multiple suppliers.  Motion agreed to 193-165.

Vote: Nay

 


 

Business and Labor

(616) - HR 6495: Mine Safety and Regulation - Passage
December 08, 2010 - Miller, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would provide additional authorities to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, including the power to subpoena documents and testimony in carrying out investigations and inspections. It would increase civil and criminal penalties for mines that violate safety and health regulations and create a system by which mines could be identified as having a history of citations for substantial violations. The bill would provide for independent investigations for certain mine accidents and increase whistleblower protections for mine workers.  Motion rejected 214-193.

 

Vote: Nay


(620) - HR 4501: Return Requirements for Precious Metals - Passage
December 08, 2010 - Weiner, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the adoption of return policies by businesses that purchase precious metals from consumers and solicit such transactions through a website. It would direct the Federal Trade Commission to issue regulations for such transactions.  Motion agreed to 324-81.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Congress and the Federal Government

(606) - H Res 1737: Censure of Rep. Charles B. Rangel - Reduction of Sentence to Reprimand
December 02, 2010 - Butterfield, D-N.C., amendment that would strike all instances of "censure" in the resolution and replace them with "reprimand." It would strike the paragraphs of the resolution that would provide for the censure of Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., by the Speaker in the well of the House.  Rejected 146-267.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(607) - H Res 1737: Censure of Rep. Charles B. Rangel - Adoption
December 02, 2010 - Adoption of the resolution that would provide for the censure of Rep. Charles B. Rangel of New York. It would require Rangel to present himself in the well of the House for the pronouncement of censure, including a public reading of the resolution by the Speaker and require Rangel to pay restitution for any unpaid estimated taxes on income from his property in the Dominican Republic and provide proof of payment to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.  Adopted 333-79.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(615) - H Res 1752: Same-Day Consideration - Rule
December 08, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1752) that would waive, through the legislative day of Dec. 18, 2010, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. The rule also would allow for consideration of measures under suspension of the rules at any time through the legislative day of Dec. 18.  Adopted 215-194.

Vote: Nay

 


(629) - S 3167: Census Bureau Oversight and Organization - Passage
December 14, 2010 - Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish five-year fixed terms for the Census director beginning Jan. 1, 2012 and identify the authority and duties of the director and deputy director. The bill would require the Census director to report directly to the Commerce secretary and provide a plan to Congress on how the Census Bureau will test, develop and implement an Internet response option for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey.  Motion rejected 201-167.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(639) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn
December 16, 2010 - Taylor, D-Miss., motion to adjourn.  Motion rejected 14-385.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(649) - HR 1107: Public Contracts - Motion to Concur
December 17, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendments to the bill that would revise, codify and enact certain laws related to public contracts as Title 41, U.S. code, "Public Contracts."  Motion agreed to 385-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(652) - H Con Res 336: Adjournment - Adoption
December 17, 2010 - Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would provide for the adjournment of the House and Senate sine die or until the Speaker of the House and the majority leader of the Senate, acting in consultation with the minority leaders of each chamber, notify members to reassemble at a designated time and place.  Adopted 196-153.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(654) - HR 2142: Federal Agency Performance Plans - Motion to Concur
December 17, 2010 - Cuellar, D-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would require federal agencies to establish performance plans for assessing performance and improving operations and to submit a strategic plan for program activities to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It also would establish the Performance Improvement Council within the OMB to assist in the development of performance standards and evaluation methodologies.  Motion rejected 212-131.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(657) - H Res 1771: Same-Day Consideration - Rule
December 21, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1771) that would waive, through the legislative day of Dec. 24, 2010, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. The rule also would allow for consideration of measures under suspension of the rules at any time through the legislative day of Dec. 24.  Adopted 199-151.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(660) - HR 2142: Federal Agency Performance Plans - Motion to Concur
December 21, 2010 - Cuellar, D-Texas, motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would require federal agencies to establish performance plans for assessing performance and improving operations and to submit a strategic plan for program activities to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It also would establish the Performance Improvement Council within the OMB to assist in the development of performance standards and evaluation methodologies.  Motion agreed to 216-139.

 

Vote: Nay

 


 

 

Domestic Issues

(590) - H Con Res 323: Holocaust Survivors Support - Adoption
December 01, 2010 - McCarthy, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would honor the nonprofit organizations and agencies that work to assist Holocaust survivors and support the goal of ensuring that all survivors are able to live with dignity, comfort and security in their remaining years. Motion agreed to 406-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(592) - H Res 1430: Juan Antonio 'Chi Chi' Rodriguez Tribute - Adoption
December 01, 2010 - Woolsey, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor Juan Antonio "Chi Chi" Rodriguez for his contributions to the youth programs at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and his work with at-risk youth through the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. Motion agreed to 405-2.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(595) - H Res 1724: Tribute to City of Jacksonville - Adoption
December 01, 2010 - Snyder, D-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would commend the city of Jacksonville, Ark., for its support of and partnership with the Little Rock Air Force Base.  Motion agreed to 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 (599) - H Res 1598: National Work and Family Month - Adoption
December 02, 2010 - Woolsey, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of National Work and Family Month and recognize the importance of balancing work and family to job productivity and healthy families.  Motion agreed to 412-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(600) - H Res 1576: Recognition for Parents of Special Needs Children - Adoption
December 02, 2010 - Woolsey, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the establishment of a National Day of Recognition for Parents of Children with Special Needs.  Motion agreed to 413-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(601) - HR 6469: Child Care Worker Background Checks - Passage
December 02, 2010 - Miller, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make an institution ineligible for funds under the Child and Adult Care Food Program if it employs a child care staff member who refuses to consent to or makes a false statement on a background check, is registered or required to be registered as a sex offender, or has been convicted of a certain type of felony.  Motion agreed to 416-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(605) - H Res 1313: Child Advocacy Center Month - Adoption
December 02, 2010 - Woolsey, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of Child Advocacy Center Month and commend the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Ala., on their 25th anniversary.  Motion agreed to 413-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(608) - HR 6400: Earl Wilson Jr. Post Office - Passage
December 07, 2010 - Clay, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in St. Louis, Mo., as the "Earl Wilson Jr. Post Office."  Motion agreed to 382-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(609) - H Res 1642: City of Lilburn, Ga., Anniversary - Adoption
December 07, 2010 - Clay, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the centennial anniversary of the city of Lilburn, Ga., and support the goals and ideals of a City of Lilburn Day.  Motion agreed to 379-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(610) - H Res 1264: National Essential Tremor Awareness Month - Adoption
December 07, 2010 - Clay, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and encourage participation in the International Essential Tremor Foundation's educational activities. Motion agreed to 387-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(611) - HR 5987: One-time Supplemental Payment - Passage
December 08, 2010 - Pomeroy, D-N.D., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would provide a one-time payment of $250 to recipients of Social Security, railroad retirement benefits, and veterans' disability compensation or pension benefits if there is no cost-of-living adjustment payable in 2011.  Motion rejected 254-153.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(614) - H Res 1531: World Veterinary Year - Adoption
December 08, 2010 - Clay, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of 2011 as World Veterinary Year and commend veterinarians' contributions to animal health and welfare, public health and food safety.  Motion agreed to 406-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(624) - S 3998: Background Checks Pilot Program Extension - Passage
December 08, 2010 - Scott, D-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend, through Dec. 31, 2011, the Child Safety Pilot Program, which allows youth-serving organizations to request a fingerprint background check for employees or volunteers from the FBI.  Motion agreed to 401-2.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(627) - HR 6412: Federal-State Criminal Record Sharing - Passage
December 09, 2010 - Scott, D-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Justice Department to share criminal records with state sentencing commissions.
Motion agreed to 371-1.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(631) - HR 5446: Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office - Passage
December 15, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a postal facility in Cocoa, Fla., as the "Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office."
Motion agreed to 405-0

 

Vote: Yea

 


(632) - H Res 1759: Ed Roberts Day - Adoption
December 15, 2010 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the designation of "Ed Roberts Day" and acknowledge the accomplishments of activist Ed Roberts in improving the lives of people with disabilities.  Motion agreed to 390-8: R 154-8.

 

Vote: Present


(633) - S Con Res 72: White House Fellows Program Anniversary - Adoption
December 15, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would recognize the 45th anniversary of the White House Fellows program.
Motion agreed to 401-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(634) - HR 6205: Pvt. Isaac T. Cortes Post Office - Passage
December 15, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Bronx, N.Y., as the "Pvt. Isaac T. Cortes Post Office."  Motion agreed to 399-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(636) - H Res 1761: Tribute to Cameron Newton - Adoption
December 15, 2010 - Altmire, D-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate Auburn University quarterback and College Park, Ga., native Cameron Newton on winning the 2010 Heisman Trophy.  Motion agreed to 378-15.

 

Vote: Present

 


(637) - H Res 1743: Tribute to Gerda Weissmann Klein - Adoption
December 15, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein on being selected to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Motion agreed to 407-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

(648) - H Res 1377: Tribute to Norman Y. Mineta - Adoption
December 17, 2010 - Faleomavaega, D-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor former congressman (1975-1995), Commerce secretary (2000-2001), and Transportation secretary (2001-2006), Norman Y. Mineta, D-Calif., for his contributions to the Asian American and Pacific Island community.  Motion agreed to 384-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(651) - HR 628: Patent Pilot Program for Judges - Motion to Concur
December 17, 2010 - Chu, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would establish a pilot program for judges in certain district courts to hear patent cases. Motion agreed to 371-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 

 

 


(659) - HR 5116: Science and Technology Programs Reauthorization - Motion to Concur
December 21, 2010 - Gordon, D-Tenn., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would authorize roughly $45.2 billion from fiscal 2011 through 2013 for an array of science and technology research and education programs. The bill would authorize $23.5 billion for the National Science Foundation, $2.9 billion for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $16.9 billion for basic research at the Energy Department, and $912 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program.  Motion agreed to 228-130.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(661) - HR 2751: Food Safety Overhaul - Motion to Concur
December 21, 2010 - Dingell, D-Mich., motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill. The Senate amendments would increase reporting and recordkeeping requirements for food facilities. The measure would expand the Food and Drug Administration's oversight authority by increasing the number of required inspections, boosting access to the records of food processors and providing authority to issue mandatory recalls. It also would increase the FDA's ability to inspect imported foods and create a foreign facility inspection program.  Motion agreed to 215-144.

 

Vote: Nay


(663) - HR 6547: School Employee Background Checks - Passage
December 21, 2010 - Miller, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require periodic criminal background checks of current and potential elementary and secondary school employees. The requirement also would apply to private groups that contract with or provide services to the schools or to local and state educational agencies.  Motion agreed to 314-20.

 

Vote: Yea


Education

(588) - S 3307: Child Nutrition Programs - Rule
December 01, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1742) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize child nutrition programs though fiscal 2015 and make changes to the programs, including increasing spending by $4.5 billion over 10 years.
Adopted 230-174.

 

Vote: Nay


(598) - H Res 1638: National GEAR UP Day - Adoption
December 02, 2010 - Woolsey, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would support the goals and ideals of National GEAR UP Day.  Motion agreed to 405-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

(602) - S 3307: Child Nutrition Programs - Recommit
December 02, 2010 - Kline, R-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Labor Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with an amendment that would strike the provision of the bill that would set price requirements for paid school lunches and insert provisions that would make an institution ineligible for funds under the Child and Adult Care Food Program if it employs a child-care staff member who refuses to consent to specified background checks or is registered or required to be registered as a sex offender.
Motion rejected 200-221.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(603) - S 3307: Child Nutrition Programs - Passage
December 02, 2010 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize child nutrition programs though fiscal 2015 and make changes to the programs, including a $4.5 billion increase in new spending over 10 years. The bill would expand eligibility for school meal programs, direct the Agriculture department to set nutrition rules for food sold in schools and increase reimbursement rates for schools that comply with the standards. The costs of the bill would be partially offset by moving up the end date of a temporary boost in food stamp benefits.  Passed (thus cleared for the president) 264-157.

 

Vote: Nay


Energy, Environment and Federal Land

(613) - H Res 1540: Marijuana Cultivation on Federal Lands - Adoption
December 08, 2010 - Scott, D-Va., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would declare that drug trafficking organizations cultivating illicit marijuana on federal lands pose an unacceptable threat to the safety of law enforcement and the public.
Motion agreed to 400-4.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(628) - S 1405: National Historic Site Redesignation - Passage
December 14, 2010 - Rahall, D-W.Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would redesignate the Longfellow National Historic Site in Cambridge, Mass., as the "Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site." Motion agreed to 364-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(630) - HR 6510: Property Transfer to Military Museum of Texas - Passage
December 14, 2010 - Norton, D-D.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the General Services Administration to convey a 3.673-acre parcel of real property in Houston, Texas, to the Military Museum of Texas.  Motion agreed to 363-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(656) - S 3874: Lead Free Drinking Water - Passage
December 17, 2010 - Doyle, D-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would amend current law restricting the use of lead in pipes used for drinking waters to modify the definition of "lead free" by reducing the allowable amount of lead on the wetted surface of pipes, pipe fitting and other fixtures.  Motion agreed to 226-109.

 

Vote: Yea


Foreign Affairs and Immigration

 

 (591) - H Res 1735: Attack on South Korean Island - Adoption
December 01, 2010 - Berman, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would condemn North Korea in the strongest terms for its Nov. 23 military attack against Yeonpyeong Island in South Korea in violation of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.
Motion agreed to 403-2.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(612) - H Res 1717: Tribute to Liu Xiaobo - Adoption
December 08, 2010 - Klein, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would congratulate Liu Xiaobo on the award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, honor his work promoting democratic overhauls in China, and call on Chinese officials to release him from prison.  Motion agreed to 402-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(617) - H Res 1402: Tribute to Citizen Diplomats - Adoption
December 08, 2010 - Klein, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the 50th anniversary of the National Council for International Visitors and support the designation of "Citizen Diplomacy Day."  Motion agreed to 394-13.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(618) - H Res 1704: Battle of Marathon Anniversary - Adoption
December 08, 2010 - Klein, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would honor the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, Greece.
Motion agreed to 359-44.

 

Vote: Nay


 

(623) - HR 5281: Immigration Policy Revisions - Rule
December 08, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1756) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill that would clarify that pre-trial legal proceedings would be covered under a law that allows certain civil and criminal cases against federal officials to be moved from state to federal courts by allowing for a motion to concur in the first and second Senate amendments to the bill and concur in the third Senate amendment with a House amendment. The House amendment would allow the secretary of Homeland Security to grant conditional nonimmigrant status to the undocumented children of illegal immigrants if they meet certain requirements, including military enlistment or college enrollment.  Adopted 211-208.

 

Vote: Nay


(625) - HR 5281: Immigration Policy Revisions - Motion to Concur
December 08, 2010 - Conyers, D-Mich., motion to concur in the first and second Senate amendments and concur in the third Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would allow the Homeland Security Department to grant the undocumented children of illegal immigrants conditional nonimmigrant status if they meet certain requirements, including that they have been in the United States continuously for more than five years and were younger than 16 when they entered the country, and that they have been admitted to a U.S. college or university or enlisted in the military, and were younger than 30 on the date of enactment. The measure would require such individuals to pay an application surcharge of $525 and, after five years, pay an additional $2,000 to renew their conditional status for another five years, when they would be eligible to apply for legal permanent status.  Motion agreed to 216-198.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(645) - S 987: Prevention of Forced Child Marriage - Passage
December 16, 2010 - Berman, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize grants to establish empowerment and awareness programs aimed at eradicating forced child marriages that could be run through multilateral, non-governmental and faith-based organizations in developing countries.  Motion rejected 241-166.

 

Vote: Nay

 


Health Care

(626) - HR 4994: Medicare Physician Payment Rates - Passage
December 09, 2010 - Stark, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendments to the bill that would extend, through Dec. 31, 2011, the current Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians. It also would extend several expiring Medicare programs, including a cap on therapy services, hospital geographic reclassifications and Transitional Medical Assistance. The costs of the extensions would be fully offset, mainly by a provision that would modify the amount of money recipients of insurance subsidy overpayments under the 2010 health care laws would have to pay back, creating a sliding scale for such repayments based on income.  Motion agreed to 409-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(664) - HR 847: Sept. 11 Health and Compensation Fund - Motion to Concur
December 22, 2010 - Pallone, D-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would create a program to provide medical services and health monitoring for first-responders and others with conditions related to the Sept. 11 attacks. It would reopen the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund and allow claims to be filed during a five-year period. It would impose a 2 percent tax on companies in certain foreign countries that have federal procurement contracts. It also would extend for one year an increase in H1-B and L visa fees for certain companies.
Motion agreed to 206-60.

Vote: Did not vote


Housing

(655) - HR 5510: Legal Aid for Homeowners - Passage
December 17, 2010 - Capuano, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Treasury secretary to use unobligated funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to provide legal assistance to homeowners of owner-occupied homes who have mortgages that are in default or delinquency, or in danger of default or delinquency, or are subject to or at risk of foreclosure.  Motion rejected 210-145.

 

Vote: Nay

 


Transportation and Homeland Security

(640) - S 841: Pedestrian Alert for Motor Vehicles - Passage
December 16, 2010 - Barrow, D-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Transportation Department to promulgate a motor vehicle safety standard establishing requirements for an alert sound that would allow blind and other pedestrians to detect the operation of otherwise silent vehicles.  Motion agreed to 379-30.

 

Vote: Yea

 


War on Terror and the Armed Services

(594) - H Res 1217: Tribute to the 10th Mountain Division - Adoption
December 01, 2010 - Owens, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the achievements of the soldiers serving in the 10th Mountain Division, as well as members of the Army Reserve and National Guard who have fought with the Division during its 60-year history.  Motion agreed to 415-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(635) - HR 2965: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy Repeal - Rule
December 15, 2010 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1764) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill by allowing for a motion to concur with a House amendment that would strike the text of the bill and insert language to allow for the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which prohibits military service by openly gay men and women, after certain requirements are met.  Adopted 232-180.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(638) - HR 2965: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy Repeal - Motion to Concur
December 15, 2010 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would allow for the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which prohibits military service by openly gay men and women, after certain requirements are met, including the submission of a written certification, signed by the president, the secretary of Defense, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the repeal is consistent with military readiness and effectiveness and that they have considered the recommendations of the Comprehensive Review Working Group and prepared the necessary policies and regulations to implement the repeal.  Motion agreed to 250-175.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(650) - HR 6523: Fiscal 2011 Defense Authorization - Passage
December 17, 2010 - Skelton, D-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $725 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2011. The measure would include $158.7 billion for the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and the general war on terrorism, $10 billion for missile defense, and $19 billion for military construction, base realignment and closure, and family housing. It would authorize a 1.4 percent pay raise for military personnel and extend TRICARE coverage to dependent adult children until age 26. It also would prohibit the Defense secretary from using funds authorized to be appropriated by the bill in fiscal 2011 from being used to transfer, release or assist in the transfer of any detainee who is or was held on or after Jan. 20, 2009 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Motion agreed to 341-48.

 

Vote: Yea


(658) - HR 6540: Aerial Refueling Aircraft Contracts - Passage
December 21, 2010 - Inslee, D-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Defense secretary to consider unfair competitive advantages in awarding contracts for the KC-X aerial refueling aircraft program, or any successor to the program.  Motion agreed to 325-23.

 

Vote: Yea

 

 


Veterans

(621) - H Res 1746: PTSD Treatment and Research - Adoption
December 08, 2010 - Donnelly, D-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would recognize the efforts of Welcome Back Veterans in augmenting the care for veterans and members of the armed forces suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related psychiatric disorders and encourage the secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish partnerships for the treatment and research of PTSD.  Motion agreed to 409-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(641) - S 3860: Arlington National Cemetery Oversight - Passage
December 16, 2010 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Army secretary to submit a report to Congress specifying whether gravesite locations at Arlington National Cemetery are correctly identified and outlining a plan to address any deficiencies found. The bill also would require the Government Accountability Office to report on the management and oversight of contracts at the cemetery.  Motion agreed to 407-3.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(642) - S 3447: Post-Sept. 11 GI Bill Revisions - Passage
December 16, 2010 - Filner, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make changes to the post-Sept. 11 GI bill, which created a program that provides veterans with an educational benefit equal to the highest tuition rate of a public college or university in their state, to allow the benefits to be used at trade and vocational schools. It also would reduce the maximum allowance for tuition and fees to $17,500 from $20,000.  Motion agreed to 409-3.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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