Vote History

May 2011 Vote History

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Budget, Taxes and the Economy

(379) - HR 1954: Debt Limit Increase - Passage
May 31, 2011 - Camp, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase the statutory debt limit by $2.406 trillion to $16.7 trillion.  Motion rejected 97-318.

 

Vote: Nay

 


Business and Labor

 

(378) - S 1082: Small Business Programs Extensions - Passage
May 31, 2011 - Graves, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through Sept. 30, 2011, and require competitive selection procedures for the programs. It also would extend authority for the Small Business Administration (SBA) through July 31, 2011.  Motion agreed to 387-33.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Congress and the Federal Government

 

(321) - H Con Res 50: Adjournment - Adoption
May 12, 2011 - Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would provide for the adjournment of the House until 2 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2011.  Adopted 227-158.

 

Vote: Yea


Domestic Issues

(278) - HR 1423: Spc. Micheal E. Phillips Post Office - Passage
May 02, 2011 - Lankford, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Ardmore, Okla., as the "Spc. Micheal E. Phillips Post Office."
Motion agreed to 399-0.   

 

Vote: Yea

 


(330) - HR 1627: Arlington National Cemetery Monuments - Passage
May 23, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would set new standards for placing monuments at Arlington National Cemetery.  Motion agreed to 380-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Energy, Environment and Federal Land

(293) - HR 1230, HR1229: Offshore Drilling Leases and Permitting - Previous Question
May 05, 2011 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 245) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1229) that would expedite the permitting process for lessees in the Gulf of Mexico and a bill (HR 1230) that would require the Interior Department to conduct oil and natural gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia.  Motion agreed to 241-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(294) - HR 1230, HR1229: Offshore Drilling Leases and Permitting - Rule
May 05, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 245) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1229) that would expedite the permitting process for lessees in the Gulf of Mexico and a bill (HR 1230) that would require the Interior Department to conduct oil and natural gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia.  Adopted 245-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(295) - HR 1230: Offshore Drilling Leases - Environmental and Safety Reviews
May 05, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment no. 1 that would strike provisions in the bill that would deem the safety and environmental review done in 2007 as sufficient for new offshore oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. The amendment would require new environmental and safety reviews.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(296) - HR 1230: Offshore Drilling Leases - Military Operations
May 05, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment no. 2 that would specify that any tract off the coast of Virginia could not be made available for leasing until the president, in consultation with the Defense secretary, certifies that drilling activity on that tract would not create a conflict with military operations.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(297) - HR 1230: Offshore Drilling Leases - Recommit
May 05, 2011 - Lujan, D-N.M., motion to recommit the bill to the Natural Resources Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require that leases offered for sale under the measure specify that all oil and natural gas produced be offered for sale solely in the United States.  Motion rejected 171-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(298) - HR 1230: Offshore Drilling Leases - Passage
May 05, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would require the Interior Department to conduct certain oil and natural gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. The bill would deem that the existing environmental impact statement issued for the current department five-year plan for 2007-2011 is sufficient to satisfy environmental requirements for the sales.  Passed 266-149.

 

Vote: Yea


(299) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Compliance with Current Law
May 10, 2011 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment no. 1 that would require safety review of permits under the measure to consider requirements of relevant safety, environmental and fisheries laws.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-245.

 

Vote: Nay


(300) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Independent Safety Review
May 10, 2011 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment no. 2 that would require the Interior Department to consult with an independent drilling safety organization not affiliated with the oil industry trade association when conducting a safety review prior to issuing a drilling permit.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(301) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Safety, Environmental and Performance Standards
May 10, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment no. 3 that would require the Interior Department to ensure that proposed drilling operations meet certain safety and environmental requirements before drilling permits are issued. Such regulations would have to include minimum performance standards, third-party review and minimum requirements for blowout preventers, well design and cementing. It also would require public disclosure of rule making regarding safety and oil spill prevention.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(302) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Emergency Plan and Capability
May 11, 2011 - Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, amendment no. 4 that would prohibit the Interior Department from issuing an offshore drilling permit unless it certifies that the applicant has calculated a worst-case discharge scenario for the proposed drilling operations and has demonstrated that it possesses the capability and technology necessary to respond immediately and effectively to such a scenario.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(303) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Permit Review Timeline
May 11, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment no. 6 that would strike a provision of the bill that would deem a drilling permit approved after 60 days if the Interior Department does not reach a decision on the permit. The amendment would require the completion of a safety review before a permit is approved.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-247.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(304) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Budget and Staffing Adequacy
May 11, 2011 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment no. 7 that would prevent timeline requirements under the bill from going into effect if the Interior Department determines its budget and staffing levels are inadequate to properly review permit applications.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-254.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(305) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Production Estimates
May 11, 2011 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment no. 8 that would require a lessee to submit a detailed estimate of the amount of oil or natural gas expected to be found in and produced by the leased property and the amount by which and when crude oil and consumer prices would be reduced as a result.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-258.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(306) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Civil Action Jurisdiction
May 11, 2011 - Deutch, D-Fla., amendment no. 9 that would strike the section of the bill that would require civil cases relating to drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico to be heard only in the 5th Federal Circuit, which includes Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 205-222.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(307) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Attorney's Fees
May 11, 2011 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment no. 11 that would strike the section of the bill that would limit the amount of attorney's fees that can be collected from the federal government for a civil action relating to a drilling permit.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-239.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(308) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Recommit
May 11, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the Natural Resources Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the Interior Department from issuing a drilling permit to any applicant that has been required to pay a civil penalty, criminal fine or monetary damages resulting from activities on the Outer Continental Shelf until such penalties, fines or damages have been paid in full or the applicant has entered a formal agreement to pay such penalties to redress economic and environmental harm caused to the Gulf of Mexico region.  Motion rejected 186-239.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(309) - HR 1229: Offshore Drilling Permitting - Passage
May 11, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would modify the permitting process for lessees in the Gulf of Mexico seeking to initiate exploratory drilling. It would provide the Interior Department 30 days to approve such permits, with the option of extending reviews by two 15-day periods. If the department does not issue a ruling on an application within 60 days, it would be deemed approved. The measure also would limit and expedite the process for filing a civil action in response to an approved drilling permit.  Passed 263-163.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(310) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Previous Question
May 11, 2011 - Reed, R-N.Y., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 257) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would expand drilling on the outer continental shelf and set a national goal for oil and gas production.  Motion agreed to 241-179.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(311) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Rule
May 11, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 257) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would expand drilling on the outer continental shelf and set a national goal for oil and gas production.  Adopted 243-179.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(312) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Military Operations
May 11, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment no. 2 that would prohibit the Interior Department from allowing leases for new offshore drilling in locations that would interfere with, conflict with or impede military operations.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-228.

Vote: Nay

 


(313) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Royalty Fee Renegotiation
May 11, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment no. 3 that would require the renegotiation of royalty free leases if the lessee is seeking a new lease under the Interior Department's 2012 to 2017 leasing plan.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-238.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(314) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Executive Bonus Disclosure
May 11, 2011 - Keating, D-Mass., amendment no. 4 that would require the Interior Department to make information about the lessee's executive bonuses from the most recent quarter available to the public.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-240.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(315) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Spill Containment and Clean-Up Plan
May 12, 2011 - Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment no. 5 that would direct the Interior Department to require under each five-year leasing plan that all applicants for a drilling permit submit a worst-case scenario plan for oil spill containment and cleanup.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-223.

 

Vote: Nay


(316) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
May 12, 2011 - Brown, D-Fla., amendment no. 6 that would make permanent the current moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 134-279.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(317) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Prohibition of Drilling in Northern California
May 12, 2011 - Thompson, D-Calif., amendment no. 7 that would specify that the bill does not allow for oil and gas drilling in the Northern California Planning Area of the outer continental shelf.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-263.

 

Vote: Nay


(318) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - State-Level Approval for Drilling
May 12, 2011 - Inslee, D-Wash., amendment no. 8 that would require approval from the Washington state governor and legislature before the Interior Department makes available for leasing any area of the outer continental shelf off the coast of Washington.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-256.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(319) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Recommit
May 12, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the Natural Resources Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require that all oil and natural gas produced under leasing programs in the measure be offered for sale solely in the United States. It also would require the Interior Department to reduce the number of nonproducing offshore oil and gas leases by 50 percent by 2017 in its five-year leasing plan.
Motion rejected 180-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(320) - HR 1231: Offshore Drilling Expansion and Goals - Passage
May 12, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would require the Interior Department to expand the area of the outer continental shelf that is available for oil and natural gas drilling, and set a national goal for domestic oil and gas production in its five-year leasing plan.  Passed 243-179.

 

Vote: Yea


Health Care

(279) - HR 1213, HR1214: Health Care Law Provisions Funding Repeal - Previous Question
May 03, 2011 - Reed, R-N.Y., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 236) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1213) that would repeal mandatory funding under the 2010 health care law for state insurance exchanges and a bill (HR 1214) that would repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction under the law.  Motion agreed to 234-185.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(280) - HR 1213, HR1214: Health Care Law Provisions Funding Repeal - Rule
May 03, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 236) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1213) that would repeal mandatory funding under the 2010 health care law for state insurance exchanges and a bill (HR 1214) that would repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction under the law.  Adopted 237-185.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(281) - HR 1213: State Insurance Exchanges Funding Repeal - Notice of Funding Rescission
May 03, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 1 that would require the Health and Human Services Department to post on its website, within 10 days of enactment, a notice of the rescission of the unobligated balance of funds made available for the state insurance exchanges and the amount of such funds.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(282) - HR 1213: State Insurance Exchanges Funding Repeal - Study on Difficulties in Establishing Exchanges
May 03, 2011 - Waters, D-Calif., amendment no. 2 that would require the Health and Human Services Department to submit a report to Congress within six months of enactment on the extent to which states are expected to have difficulties establishing health insurance exchanges without the funds repealed and rescinded under the bill.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(283) - HR 1213: State Insurance Exchanges Funding Repeal - Study on Enrollment Delays and Reductions
May 03, 2011 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment no. 3 that would require the Health and Human Services Department to submit a report to Congress within six months of enactment containing the results of a study on the possible delays and potential enrollment reductions that would be caused by the repeal and rescission of funds for state insurance exchanges.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(284) - HR 1213: State Insurance Exchanges Funding Repeal - Recommit
May 03, 2011 - Boswell, D-Iowa, motion to recommit the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require that qualified health plans could not be offered under a state insurance exchange if the insurer does not agree to publicly disclose the extent to which coverage has been denied or premiums have been increased due to an individual's pre-existing conditions or if the insurer has disclosed such a denial or premium increase.  Motion rejected 190-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(285) - HR 1213: State Insurance Exchanges Funding Repeal - Passage
May 03, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would repeal the section of the 2010 health care overhaul that allocates mandatory funding for state insurance exchanges and would rescind unobligated funds made available for the exchanges.  Passed 238-183.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(287) - HR 1214: School-Based Health Centers Funding Repeal - Notice of Funding Rescission
May 04, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 1 that would require the Health and Human Services Department to post on its website, within 10 days of enactment, a notice of the rescission of the unobligated balance of funds made available for school-based health center construction and the amount of the rescinded funds.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 207-218.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(288) - HR 1214: School-Based Health Centers Funding Repeal - Study on School District Need
May 04, 2011 - Pallone, D-N.J., amendment no. 2 that would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to determine the school districts most in need of construction or renovation of school-based health centers and report to Congress on the findings within one year of enactment.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 205-210.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(289) - HR 1214: School-Based Health Centers Funding Repeal - Recommit
May 04, 2011 - McCarthy, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require the Health and Human Services Department to post, within 30 days of enactment, a list of the names and locations of the school-based health centers or sponsoring facilities that have applied for funding for school-based health center construction under the 2010 health care overhaul.  Motion rejected 180-230.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(290) - HR 1214: School-Based Health Centers Funding Repeal - Passage
May 04, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would repeal the section of the 2010 health care overhaul that allocates mandatory funding for school-based health center construction. It also would rescind unobligated funds made available for such construction.  Passed 235-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(335) - HR 1216: Residency Training Funding - Motion to Rise
May 24, 2011 - Weiner, D-N.Y., motion to rise from the Committee of the Whole.  Motion rejected 14-397.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(336) - HR 1216: Residency Training Funding - Study on Number of Physicians Trained
May 24, 2011 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment no. 2 that would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to determine the impacts that expanding existing and establishing new approved graduate medical residency training programs would have on the number of primary care physicians trained and the amount by which such number of physicians trained would decrease as a result of the bill's enactment.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-231.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(337) - HR 1216: Residency Training Funding - Study on Physician Shortages
May 24, 2011 - Cardoza, D-Calif., amendment no. 9 that would require the Government Accountability Office to determine the extent of physician shortages in significantly under-served areas and the effects that expanding and establishing new medical graduate programs would have had on the number of physicians if funding was not rescinded by the bill.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-232.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(338) - HR 1216: Residency Training Funding - Abortion Training
May 25, 2011 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment no. 7 that would bar the use of funds authorized in the bill for graduate medical education to provide abortion or training in abortion procedures. It also would bar the use of funds for a teaching health center that discriminates against individual health care entities that refuse to provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-182.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(339) - HR 1216: Residency Training Funding - Recommit
May 25, 2011 - Clyburn, D-S.C., motion to recommit the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would direct the Health and Human Services secretary to prioritize underserved areas when allocating funds authorized for qualified teaching health centers.  Motion rejected 184-236.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(340) - HR 1216: Residency Training Funding - Passage
May 25, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would convert direct appropriations for certain graduate medical residency training programs under the 2010 health care overhaul to authorizations for appropriations. The bill would authorize $46 million annually in fiscal 2012 through fiscal 2015 for the programs and rescind any unobligated funds previously appropriated.  Passed 234-185.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Transportation and Homeland Security

(322) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Rule
May 12, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 264) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would set policies and spending thresholds for federal intelligence agencies for fiscal 2011.  Adopted 251-133.

 

Vote: Yea


(323) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Manager's Amendment
May 13, 2011 - Rogers, R-Mich., amendment no. 1 that would clarify that the section of the bill which provides certain authorities for Defense Intelligence Agency expenditures applies only to National Intelligence Program funds. It also would strike the section of the bill that would provide for the establishment of certain transfer accounts for intelligence funds.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-174.

 

Vote: Yea


(324) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Intelligence Community Consolidation
May 13, 2011 - Gibson, R-N.Y., amendment no. 5 that would require the director of national intelligence to submit a report to Congress no later than Dec. 31, 2011, containing recommendations for consolidating elements of the intelligence community.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 278-123.

 

Vote: Yea


(325) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Argentina Intelligence
May 13, 2011 - Hinchey, D-N.Y., amendment no. 7 that would require the director of national intelligence to submit a report to Congress no later than 270 days after the bill's enactment, containing declassified information with respect to certain events in Argentina beginning with the military coup of 1976. The director would be required to report on classified information no later than two years after enactment.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-214.

 

Vote: Nay


(326) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Railway and Subway Security
May 13, 2011 - Carney, D-Del., amendment no. 8 that would express the sense of Congress that the intelligence community should prioritize railway and subway transportation in the development of security plans and should include railway and subway transportation in security budgets.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 221-189.

 

Vote: Nay


(327) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Death of Bin Laden
May 13, 2011 - Reed, R-N.Y., amendment no. 9 that would commend the intelligence community for the commitment, perseverance, professionalism and sacrifice displayed in "bringing Osama bin Laden to justice" and reaffirm the commitment to using the skills of the intelligence community to eliminate safe havens for terrorists and defeat al Qaeda and affiliated organizations.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 406-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(328) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Recommit
May 13, 2011 - Nadler, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would find that Osama bin Laden was killed under the leadership and direction of President Barack Obama and recognize the leadership of presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and all those involved in the intelligence operation and ongoing counterterrorism operations. It also would direct the head of each intelligence community to place the highest priority on funding activities that will contribute to the defeat of remaining al Qaeda terrorists and affiliated organizations.  Motion rejected 182-228.

 

Vote: Nay


(329) - HR 754: Fiscal 2011 Intelligence Authorization - Passage
May 13, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would authorize classified amounts in fiscal 2011 for 16 intelligence agencies, including the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, the National Security Agency, and for intelligence activities of the Defense Department, the FBI, the Homeland Security Department and other agencies. It would require the national intelligence director to establish by Oct. 1, 2012 an initial operating system for an automated insider threat detection program for the intelligence community to detect unauthorized access to, or use of, transmission of classified intelligence. It also would clarify that Defense Intelligence Agency responsibilities include counterintelligence as well as human intelligence activities and provides the DIA director with the authority to use funds for confidential, extraordinary or emergency programs.  Passed 392-15.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(376) - S 990: Patriot Act Extensions - Motion to Concur
May 26, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill that would extend through June 1, 2015, three provisions of the anti-terrorism law known as the Patriot Act. The provisions allow the government to seek court orders for roving wiretaps on suspects who use multiple devices or modes of communication, to request access to "any tangible thing" deemed related to a terrorism investigation and to seek warrants to conduct surveillance of "lone wolf" foreign terrorist suspects who may not be connected to a larger terrorist group.  Motion agreed to 250-153.

 

Vote: Nay


Values Issues

(286) - HR 3: Federal Funding and Tax Status of Abortion - Rule
May 04, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 237) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit federal funding for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest or when the woman's life is endangered.  Adopted 243-177.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(291) - HR 3: Federal Funding and Tax Status of Abortion - Recommit
May 04, 2011 - Speier, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the Judiciary Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would add a section to the bill specifying that nothing in the bill would permit the federal government to gain access to the private medical records of rape and incest victims.  Motion rejected 192-235.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(292) - HR 3: Federal Funding and Tax Status of Abortion - Passage
May 04, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit federal funding for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest or when the woman's life is endangered. It would modify tax breaks given for health insurance coverage to exclude coverage for abortion, prohibit federal medical facilities from providing abortion services and establish "conscience protections" for health care providers who object to providing abortion services.  Passed 251-175.

 

Vote: Yea


War on Terror and Armed Forces

(333) - HR 1216, HR1540: Residency Training Funding and Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Previous Question
May 24, 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 269) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1216) that would convert direct spending for certain graduate medical residency training programs to authorizations for appropriations and a bill (HR 1540) that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2012.  Motion agreed to 233-179.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(334) - HR 1216, HR1540: Residency Training Funding and Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Rule
May 24, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 269) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1216) that would convert direct spending for certain graduate medical residency training programs to authorizations for appropriations and a bill (HR 1540) that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2012. The rule also would waive, through the legislative day of May 27, 2011, the two-thirds majority requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee regarding the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.  Adopted 238-181.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

(341) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Previous Question
May 25, 2011 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 276) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2012.  Motion agreed to 239-181.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(342) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Rule
May 25, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 276) that would provide for further House floor consideration the bill that would authorize defense programs for fiscal 2012.  Adopted 243-170.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(343) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - V-22 Osprey
May 25, 2011 - Woolsey, D-Calif., amendment no. 2 that would eliminate the $2.6 billion in funding that would be authorized for the Navy and Air Force procurement of the V-22 Osprey aircraft.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 83-334.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(344) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - School Voucher Pilot Program
May 25, 2011 - Hunter, R-Calif., amendment no. 12 that would create a pilot program to provide school vouchers to military children with special needs.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 203-213.   

 

Vote: Yea

 


(345) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Public-Private Contracting
May 25, 2011 - Sarbanes, D-Md., amendment no. 24 that would strike the section of the bill that would modify practices related to a temporary suspension of public-private competitions for conversion of Defense Department functions to performance by a contractor.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-225.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(346) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Job-Creation Statements in Contracting
May 25, 2011 - Murphy, D-Conn., amendment no. 25 that would allow the Defense Department to consider job-creation statements offered by bidders when it awards contracts. It would establish monitoring requirements for contracts given to firms that include such statements in their bids.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-212.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(347) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Contractor Disclosure of Political Contributions
May 25, 2011 - Cole, R-Okla., amendment no. 27 that would prohibit executive agencies from requiring an entity submitting an offer for a federal contract or participating in acquisition of property or services by the federal government to disclose political contributions as a condition of participation.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 261-163.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(348) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Local Subcontractors
May 25, 2011 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment no. 28 that would direct the Defense secretary to require each contractor of the Defense Department performing a prime contract at a military installation in the United States to set aside 40 percent, by dollar value, of its subcontracting work under the contract for qualified subcontractors whose headquarters are within 60 miles of the military installation.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-256.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(349) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Former Defense Employees Disclosure
May 25, 2011 - Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment no. 26 that would require the Defense Department to publish information regarding former senior Defense Department employees who seek employment with defense contractors.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-248.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(350) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Deficit Reduction
May 25, 2011 - Himes, D-Conn., amendment no. 30 that would require any savings achieved by changing from contractors to civilian employees be used for deficit reduction.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-240.

 

Vote: Yea


(351) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Local Business Outreach Program
May 25, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 31 that would prevent contractors from taking on any Defense Department functions performed by civilian employees and tied to a certain military base until the Defense secretary conducts an outreach program to benefit small business concerns owned and controlled by women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals located near the base.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-232.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(352) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Defense Department Efficiency Initiative
May 25, 2011 - Andrews, D-N.J., amendment no. 32 that would temporarily suspend the Defense Department's "efficiency initiative" until the department has submitted a report on and certification of the initiative.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-246.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(353) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Shipyard Restructuring Payment
May 25, 2011 - Richmond, D-La., amendment no. 37 that would prohibit the payment of certain incentives to a contractor related to the restructuring or closure of a shipyard manufacturing complex in Avondale, La.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-246.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(354) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Rules of Engagement
May 26, 2011 - Mica, R-Fla., amendment no. 38 that would direct the Defense secretary to ensure that the rules of engagement for U.S. service members assigned to duty in a hostile fire area in order are protected to ensure their right to bear arms. It would authorize members to fully defend themselves from hostile actions.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 260-160.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(355) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - National Drug Intelligence Center
May 26, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment no. 40 that would close the National Drug Intelligence Center.   Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-172.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(356) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Transfer of Detainees
May 26, 2011 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment no. 42 that would allow the transfer of detainees to the United States to testify in federal court. It would strike language barring transfer of detainees held abroad. It also would impose certain conditions prior to transfer, including requiring the president to submit a comprehensive plan to Congress and requiring certification by the attorney general. The amendment also would strike a section barring the use of funds for construction or modification of any U.S. facility to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-253.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(357) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Trial by Military Commission
May 26, 2011 - Buchanan, R-Fla., amendment no. 43 that would require all foreign terror suspects accused of attacking the United States, U.S. government or personnel, and are subject to trial for that offense to be tried only by a military commission.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-173.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(358) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Public Information Disclosure
May 26, 2011 - Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment no. 47 that would clarify that the bill's exemption from public information disclosure requirements for information regarding military flight operations quality assurance systems is for data that would reveal flight patterns, tactical techniques or procedures.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 91-329.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(359) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Sunken Military Craft Definition
May 26, 2011 - Mack, R-Fla., amendment no. 48 that would clarify the definition of a sunken military craft as a vessel only if it was on noncommercial military service when it sank.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-193.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(360) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - National Office for Cyberspace
May 26, 2011 - Langevin, D-R.I., amendment no. 49 that would authorize $1.5 billion for the creation of a National Office for Cyberspace within the Executive Office of the President to coordinate federal information security policy, management practices and establish measures to protect national cyber-infrastructure. The costs would be offset by reducing the authorization for Defense Department operations and maintenance by the same amount.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(361) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Authorization of Military Force in Afghanistan
May 26, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment no. 50 that would strike section of the bill that would "affirm" that the United States is engaged in an armed conflict with al Qaeda, the Taliban and associated forces, and that those entities continue to threaten the United States and its citizens. The section also would affirm the president's authority pursuant to the 2001 authorization for use of military force in Afghanistan; and that the authorization includes the authority to detain certain "belligerents" until the termination of hostilities.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-234.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(362) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Behavior Modeling Program
May 26, 2011 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment no. 53 that would terminate the Human, Social, and Culture Behavior Modeling program at the Defense Department.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 63-354.

 

Vote: Nay


(363) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Civilian Employee Workforce Reduction
May 26, 2011 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment no. 54 that would direct the Defense secretary to reduce the baseline number of civilian employees at the Defense Department by 1 percent every year for the next five fiscal years.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 98-321.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(364) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Afghanistan Withdrawal
May 26, 2011 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, amendment no. 56 that would require the Defense secretary to begin a phased withdrawal of troops deployed in and military contractors operating in Afghanistan, leaving solely those involved in small, targeted counter-terrorism operations. It would require the Defense secretary to submit a withdrawal plan to Congress within 60 days of the bill's enactment.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-294.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(365) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Troop Reduction in Europe
May 26, 2011 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment no. 60 that would reduce the amount of troops stationed in Europe to 30,000 effective Sept. 30, 2012, except for certain members assigned to permanent duty ashore in Europe. It would cut overall end-strength levels by 10,000 a year from fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2016. There would be an exception in the event of a declaration of war or an armed attack on a member of NATO.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 96-323.

 

Vote: Nay


(366) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Ground Forces in Libya
May 26, 2011 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment no. 61 that would bar the use of funds in the bill to deploy, establish or maintain the presence of members of the armed forces or private security contractors on the ground in Libya unless the purpose of the presence is to rescue a service member from imminent danger.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 416-5.

 

Vote: Yea


(367) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund
May 26, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment no. 62 that would reduce funding levels for the Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund by $350 million.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 269-151.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(368) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - LHA-7 Ship Program Funding
May 26, 2011 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment no. 63 that would strike the $150 million funding authorization increase for the LHA-7 ship program.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-241.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(369) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Ground-based Midcourse Defense Systems
May 26, 2011 - Sanchez, D-Calif., amendment no. 64 that would reduce the authorization for ground-based midcourse defense systems by $100 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-234.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(370) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - National Day of Honor
May 26, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 111 that would direct the president to designate a National Day of Honor to celebrate members of the armed forces who are returning from deployment in support of Iraq, Afghanistan and other combat areas.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 419-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(371) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Report on Management Headquarters Move
May 26, 2011 - Turner, R-Ohio, amendment no. 148 that would require a report on the cost-benefit analysis of migrating the management headquarters for the Air Force's Enterprise Logistics System Program Executive Office.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 300-120.

 

Vote: Nay


(372) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - U.S. Institute of Peace
May 26, 2011 - Cravaack, R-Minn., amendment no. 152 that would repeal the establishment of the U.S. Institute of Peace.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-194.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(373) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Afghanistan Transition Plan
May 26, 2011 - McGovern, D-Mass., amendment no. 55 that would require the president to transmit within 60 days of the bill's enactment a plan to Congress with a timeframe and completion date for the accelerated transition of U.S. military and security operations in Afghanistan to the Afghan government, including operations involving military and security-related contractors and a timeframe on negotiations for a political settlement in Afghanistan. It also would require the Director of National Intelligence to submit a new national intelligence estimate on al Qaeda. It would specify that nothing in the amendment should be construed as to limit or prohibit certain authorities of the president to fight al Qaeda.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 204-215.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(374) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Recommit
May 26, 2011 - Schrader, D-Ore., motion to recommit the bill to the Armed Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would increase the maximum amount of special pay for combat troops subject to hostile fire or imminent danger to $325 per month. The increase would take effect on Oct. 1, 2011.  Motion rejected 185-233.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(375) - HR 1540: Fiscal 2012 Defense Authorization - Passage
May 26, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $690 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2012, including $118.9 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other overseas contingency operations. It would authorize $261.2 billion for operations and maintenance accounts, $126.4 billion for procurement and $153.4 billion for military personnel. The bill would authorize approximately $14.8 billion for military construction and family housing; $33.2 billion for the Defense Health Program and a 1.6 percent pay raise for military personnel. It would authorize $10.2 billion for missile defense programs. It would authorize $7 billion to purchase 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and leaves open the possibility that the plane's alternative engine program could be revived. It also would prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the United States and, as amended, would require all foreign terror suspects subject to trial to be tried by a military commission.  Passed 322-96.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Veterans

 

(331) - HR 1383: Veterans Tuition Reimbursement - Passage
May 23, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow veterans enrolled at private institutions under the post-9/11 GI bill on or before April 1, 2011, to receive $17,500 or the established charges payable listed by the Veterans Affairs Department in October 2010, whichever is greater, in tuition reimbursement each year through July 31, 2014.
Motion agreed to 389-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(332) - HR 1657: Veteran-Owned Businesses - Passage
May 23, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would revise the Department of Veterans Affairs' enforcement penalties for businesses that misrepresent their status as being owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans.  Motion agreed to 385-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

(377) - HR 1484: Veterans Appeals Process - Passage
May 31, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would waive the VA regional office review of new evidence in veterans' benefits appeals. It would provide that if a claimant submits new evidence in support of a case for which a substantive appeal has been filed, such evidence would be submitted directly to the Board of Veterans' appeals.  Motion agreed to 419-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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