Vote History

January 2011 Vote History

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Washington, January 1, 2011 | comments

Budget, Taxes and the Economy

(17) - H Res 38: Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit - Previous Question
January 24, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 43) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution that would require the House Budget Committee chairman, when setting a discretionary spending limit for the remainder of fiscal 2011, to assume that "non-security" spending would be at or below the levels provided in fiscal 2008. Motion agreed to 238-174.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(18) - H Res 38: Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit - Rule
January 24, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 43) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution that would require the House Budget Committee chairman, when setting a discretionary spending limit for the remainder of fiscal 2011, to assume that "non-security" spending would be at or below the levels provided in fiscal 2008. Adopted 240-168: R 232-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(19) - H Res 38: Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit - Recommit
January 25, 2011 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the resolution to the Rules Committees with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would specify that, when the House Budget Committee chairman sets a discretionary spending limit for the remainder of fiscal 2011, no spending be allocated for any contract entered into by the U.S. government with a company that the Labor secretary has determined to have outsourced American jobs abroad. Motion rejected 184-242.

 

Vote: Nay


 (20) - H Res 38: Non-Security Discretionary Spending Limit - Adoption
January 25, 2011 - Adoption of the resolution that would require the House Budget Committee chairman, when setting a discretionary spending limit for the remainder of fiscal 2011, to assume that "non-security" spending would be at or below the levels provided in fiscal 2008. Adopted 256-165.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Congress and the Federal Government

(1) -  Quorum Call - Call of the House
January 05, 2011 - Quorum was present with 434 members responding.

 

Vote: Present

 


 (2) - Election of the Speaker -
January 05, 2011 - Nomination of John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 112th Congress.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 (3) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Motion to Refer
January 05, 2011 - Cantor, R-Va., motion to table (kill) the Norton, D-D.C., motion to refer the resolution that would set the rules for the 112th Congress to a select committee with instructions that it be reported back after the committee has completed a study of the constitutionality of a rule that would be eliminated under the resolution that allowed the five delegates and the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico to vote in the Committee of the Whole.  Motion agreed to 223-188

 

Vote: Yea

 


 (4) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Previous Question
January 05, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the resolution that would set the rules for the 112th Congress. Motion agreed to 236-188.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 (5) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Motion to Commit
January 05, 2011 - Crowley, D-N.Y., motion to commit the resolution that would set the rules for the 112th Congress to a select committee comprised of the majority and minority leaders with instructions that it be reported back with an amendment to Rule 26 that would require a member, delegate or resident commissioner to notify the clerk whether he or she will participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. It also would require the clerk to make such notifications public. Motion rejected 191-238.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(6) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Adoption
January 05, 2011 - Adoption of the resolution that would set the rules for the 112th Congress. The rules would require members to provide a statement citing the constitutional authority for legislation they introduce, require legislation to be made available for three days prior to a vote and require committees to implement a series of changes aimed at making more information available to the public. It also would replace the "pay-as-you-go" rule with a rule that would allow for a point of order against considering measures that increase mandatory spending without offsets provided by cuts in other mandatory spending. It would reinstate six-year term limits for committee chairmen and eliminate the ability of delegates to vote in the Committee of the Whole. Adopted 238-191.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(7) - : Quorum Call - Call of the House
January 06, 2011 - Quorum was present with 404 members responding

Vote: Present

 


(8)  - H Res 22: House Operating Budget Cuts - Adoption
January 06, 2011 - Lungren, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would reduce the operating budgets of House members, leadership offices and committees in 2011 and 2012. The resolution would decrease by 5 percent members' representational allowances, the amounts authorized for the salaries and expenses of House leadership offices and the aggregate amount authorized for House committee expenses. It also would reduce by 9 percent the amount authorized for the House Appropriations Committee's salaries and expenses.
Motion agreed to 408-13.

 

Vote: Yea


(11) - H Res 27: Status of Actions by Representatives-Elect - Adoption
January 07, 2011 - Adoption of the resolution that would delete the votes recorded by Representatives-elect Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., on roll calls 3 through 8 and adjust the vote totals for each vote to reflect the deletions. It would ratify the election of Sessions to the Rules Committee and his participation in its proceedings. It also would validate any non-voting participation by the Sessions and Fitzpatrick on the House floor, any legislation they introduced and any submissions to the Congressional Record. Adopted 257-159.

 

Vote: Yea


 (12) - HR 292: Legislation Printing Requirements - Passage
January 18, 2011 - Harper, R-Miss., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would amend the mandatory printing requirements for bills and resolutions established under current law to require that the Government Printing Office make legislation available for use by member offices solely in electronic format. Motion agreed to 399-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

(22) - HR 359: Presidential Campaign Fund Termination - Previous Question
January 26, 2011 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 54) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, which provides matching funds for presidential primary candidates and grants for general election candidates and national party conventions.  Motion agreed to 234-178.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 (23) - HR 359: Presidential Campaign Fund Termination - Deficit Reduction
January 26, 2011 - Peters, D-Mich., amendment that would specify that, upon transfer to the Treasury, leftover amounts in the Presidential Election Campaign Fund would be used solely for deficit reduction. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 396-7.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(24) - HR 359: Presidential Campaign Fund Termination - Recommit
January 26, 2011 - Walz, D-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the Ways and Means Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would strike all after the enacting clause and insert provisions that would require the disclosure of foreign individuals, corporations and countries donating to presidential campaigns, and disclosure of donors spending over $100,000 on such contests. It also would insert provisions that would preserve the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Motion rejected 173-228: R 1-227.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(25) - HR 359: Presidential Campaign Fund Termination - Passage
January 26, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, which provides matching funds for presidential primary candidates and grants for general election candidates and national party conventions. As amended, the leftover amounts transferred to the Treasury from the fund would be used solely for deficit reduction.  Passed 239-160: R 229-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 

Health Care

(9) - HR 2, HRES9: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Previous Question
January 07, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 26) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2) that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law and a resolution (H Res 9) that would instruct certain committees to report legislation replacing the law. The rule also would provide for consideration of a resolution, if offered, relating to the status of certain actions taken by Reps. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Pete Sessions, R-Texas, before they were officially sworn in. Motion agreed to 236-182.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 (10) - HR 2, HRES9: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Rule
January 07, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 26) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2) that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law and a resolution (H Res 9) that would instruct certain committees to report legislation to replace the law. The rule also would provide for consideration of a resolution, if offered, relating to the status of certain actions taken by Reps. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Pete Sessions, R-Texas, before they were officially sworn in. Adopted 236-181.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(13) - HR 2: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Recommit
January 19, 2011 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would specify that the repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul law would not go into effect unless the director of the Office of Personnel Management certifies to Congress that a majority of the members of the House and the Senate have voluntarily and permanently withdrawn from, and waived all rights to participate in, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Motion rejected 185-245.

 

Vote: Nay

 

 


 (14) - HR 2: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Passage
January 19, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law (PL 111-148) which requires most individuals to buy health insurance by 2014, makes changes to government health care programs and sets new requirements for health insurers. The bill would restore the provisions of law amended or repealed by the health care overhaul, and repeal certain provisions of the health care reconciliation law (PL 111-152). Passed 245-189.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(15) - H Res 9: Health Care Law Replacement Proposals - Medicare Physician Payments
January 20, 2011 - Matheson, D-Utah, amendment that would add language instructing committees to propose permanent changes to the formula used to determine Medicare physician payment rates in legislation reported to the House to replace the health care law.  Adopted 428-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 

 


 (16) - H Res 9: Health Care Law Replacement Proposals - Adoption
January 20, 2011 - Adoption of the resolution that would instruct the Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees to report legislation to the House to replace the health care law that proposes changes to existing law within each committee's jurisdiction. The changes would include provisions aimed at lowering the costs of health insurance premiums, overhauling the medical liability system, prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortions and making permanent changes to the formula used to determine Medicare physician payment rates. Adopted 253-175.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

Veterans

(21) - H Res 49: Flags for Medal of Honor Recipients - Adoption
January 25, 2011 - Latham, R-Iowa, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would allow members of Congress to provide Capitol-flown flags to Medal of Honor recipients or their immediate family members who make such a request. Motion agreed to 424-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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