Vote History

June 2011 Vote History

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Agriculture and Rural Development

(419) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Rule
June 14, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 300) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $125.5 billion in total funds for the Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related agencies in fiscal 2012, including $17.3 billion in discretionary funding.  Adopted 235-180.

 

Vote: Yea


(420) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Food Safety Funding
June 15, 2011 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would increase funding for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition by $1 million. It would be offset by specified reductions in other accounts.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(421) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Contracting Policies
June 15, 2011 - Sessions, R-Texas, amendment that would strike the provision of the bill that would require the Agriculture secretary to submit a report on the department's contracting out policies, including agency budgets for contracting out, before obligating any funds for inventories of activities performed by federal employees.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-199.

 

Vote: Yea


(422) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Agricultural Marketing Service
June 15, 2011 - Farr, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funding for the Agricultural Marketing Service by $300,000 and reduce funding for Department of Agriculture buildings operations and maintenance by $342,000.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 352-70.

 

Vote: Yea


(423) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - USDA Building Expenses
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for the Department of Agriculture buildings, facilities, and rental payments by $21 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 120-304.

 

Vote: Nay


(424) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Research, Statistics and Food for Peace Reductions
June 15, 2011 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, amendment that would cut $1.8 billion from the bill by reducing funds for the Economic Research Service by $43 million, decreasing funds for the National Agricultural Statistic Service by $85 million, reducing funds for salaries and expenses at the Agricultural Research Service by $650 million, and striking the $1 billion in funding the bill would provide for Food for Peace Title II Grants.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 83-338.

 

Vote: Nay


(425) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Economic Research Service
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease funding for the Economic Research Service by $7 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 125-298.

 

Vote: Yea


(426) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Marketing Service Funding Increase
June 15, 2011 - Clarke, D-Mich., amendment that would increase funding for the Agricultural Marketing Service by $1 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for buildings and facilities at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 142-282.

 

Vote: Nay


(427) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Marketing Service Funding Reduction
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for the Agricultural Marketing Service by $7.8 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 107-318.

 

Vote: Yea


(428) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Commodity Assistance Program
June 15, 2011 - Richardson, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funding for the Commodity Assistance Program by $10 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount for salaries and expenses at the Farm Service Agency.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 200-224.

 

Vote: Nay


(429) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Rural Housing and Business Funding Increases
June 15, 2011 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would increase funding for the Rural Housing Service Multi-Family Housing Revitalization Program by $100 million and increase funding for the Rural Business Program by $100 million. It would offset the costs by reducing funding for Food for Peace Title II grants by $200 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 139-285.

 

Vote: Nay


(430) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - WIC Funding Reduction
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) by $604 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 64-360.

 

Vote: Nay


(431) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Breastfeeding Programs
June 15, 2011 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would reduce funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children by a total of $82.5 million, including striking the $75 million provided for breastfeeding peer counselors and related activities and the $7.5 million provided for breastfeeding performance awards. The amendment would transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-306.

 

Vote: Nay


(432) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Foreign Agricultural Service
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for salaries and expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service by $175 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 99-324.

 

Vote: Yea


(433) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Food for Peace Funding Reduction
June 15, 2011 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce funding for Food for Peace Title II grants by $100 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 124-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(434) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Food for Peace Funding Reduction
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce funding for Food for Peace Title II grants by $940 million and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 108-316.

 

Vote: Nay


(435) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - International Food Program Funding Reduction
June 15, 2011 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would strike the $180 million that the bill would provide for McGovern-Dole international food for education and child nutrition program grants and transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 120-303.

 

Vote: Nay


(436) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Tobacco Regulation Funding
June 15, 2011 - Stearns, R-Fla., amendment that would reduce funding for the Center for Tobacco Products in the Office of Regulatory Affairs at the Food and Drug Administration by $392 million. It would transfer the funds to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-257.

 

Vote: Yea


(437) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Farming Initiative Travel Notification
June 16, 2011 - Pingree, D-Maine, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide electronic notifications to the House Agriculture Committee on travel relating to any "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" initiatives and to contravene the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative priority research area.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-238.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(438) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Regional Farming Initiative
June 16, 2011 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to support any "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" initiative of the Agriculture Department.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 212-201.

 

Vote: Nay


(439) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Brazil Cotton Institute Payments
June 16, 2011 - Kind, D-Wis., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide payments to the Brazil Cotton Institute.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-197.

 

Vote: Nay


(440) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - FDA Funding Increase
June 16, 2011 - Dingell, D-Mich., amendment that would increase funding for salaries and expenses at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by $49 million and offset the costs of the increase by reducing five Department of Agriculture accounts by a total of the same amount.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(441) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Office of the Secretary Funding Increase
June 16, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would increase funding for the Office of the Secretary by $5 million and reduce funding for Agriculture Department buildings and facilities by $13 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(442) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Rural Broadband Loans
June 16, 2011 - Gibson, R-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for rural broadband loans by $6 million and decrease funding for Agriculture Department buildings, facilities and rental payments by the same amount.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 221-198.

 

Vote: Nay


(443) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Limit on Direct Farm Payments
June 16, 2011 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay the salaries and expenses of Department of Agriculture personnel to provide certain direct farm bill payments to a person or legal entity in excess of $125,000 per year.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(444) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Pigford II Settlement Payments
June 16, 2011 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to make payments or pay the salaries and expenses of Agriculture Department personnel for the purpose of making payments relating to the final settlement of claims in the case of Pigford II, concerning alleged discrimination by Agriculture Department officials against African-American farmers.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 155-262.

 

Vote: Yea


(445) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Mifepristone Funding
June 16, 2011 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the abortion drug mifepristone, also known as RU-486.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 240-176.

 

Vote: Yea


(446) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - CFTC Swap Transaction Rules
June 16, 2011 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would prohibit the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from using funds in the bill to promulgate block-trade and real-time reporting rules under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul until one year after the promulgation of final swap transaction data-reporting rules.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 231-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(447) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - 2008 Farm Law
June 16, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to contravene the 2008 farm law.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(448) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Climate Change Departmental Regulation
June 16, 2011 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the Department of Agriculture regulation titled "Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation."  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-179.

 

Vote: Yea


(449) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Rural Cooperative Development Implementation
June 16, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to contravene the implementation of rural cooperative development grants under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(450) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Flood Prevention
June 16, 2011 - Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment that would increase funding for preventive measures under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act and Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act by $3 million. It would be offset with a reduction for Agriculture Department buildings, facilities and rental payments by the same amount.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 288-132.

 

Vote: Nay


(451) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Spending Cuts and Conservation Programs
June 16, 2011 - Holden, D-Pa., amendment that would reduce each amount made available by the bill by 5.88 percent and bar the use of funds to carry out the limitations placed on certain conservation programs in the bill.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 84-335.

 

Vote: Nay


(452) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Animal and Plant Health Inspection
June 16, 2011 - Campbell, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding for salaries and expenses for Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service by $11 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 132-287.

 

Vote: Nay


(453) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Discretionary Spending Reduction
June 16, 2011 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce discretionary amounts made available in the bill by 5 percent.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-310.

 

Vote: Nay


(454) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Ethanol Pump and Storage
June 16, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds made available in the bill for the construction of an ethanol blender pump or an ethanol storage facility.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 283-128.

 

Vote: Yea


(455) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Income Limitation on Farm Bill Payments
June 16, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay the salaries and expenses of Agriculture Department personnel to provide certain farm bill payments or benefits to a person or legal entity whose average adjusted gross income exceeds $250,000.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-228.

 

Vote: Yea


(456) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Data Storage
June 16, 2011 - Lipinski, D-Ill., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to alter a specific information technology contract with respect to the location of data storage.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(457) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Market Access Programs
June 16, 2011 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out a market access program, which provides assistance to producers and exporters for promotional activities abroad.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 101-314.

 

Vote: Nay


(458) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Recommit
June 16, 2011 - Hochul, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) by $11.8 million and specify that such funds be used to establish limits to diminish, eliminate or prevent excessive speculation. It would offset the costs by reducing funds for Agriculture Departmental administration by $4 million, funds for conservation operations by $3.8 million, and funds for salaries and expenses at the Rural Housing Service by $4 million.  Motion rejected 185-233

 

Vote: Nay


(459)- HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture Appropriations - Passage
June 16, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide $125.5 billion in fiscal 2012 for the Agriculture Department and related agencies, including $17.3 billion in discretionary funding. The bill would provide $24.5 billion for agricultural programs, $2.2 billion for the Food and Drug Administration and $172 million for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. It would fund the food stamp program at $71.2 billion and the child nutrition program at $18.8 billion. It would provide $5.9 billion for the Women, Infants and Children program and $1 billion for the Food for Peace program.  Passed 217-203.

 

Vote: Yea


Congress and the Federal Government

 

(466) - HR 672: Election Assistance Commission Termination - Passage
June 22, 2011 - Harper, R-Miss., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would terminate the Election Assistance Commission. It would transfer certain commission functions to the Federal Election Commission and remaining operations regarding commission contracts and agreements to the Office of Management and Budget. It also would create an 82-member board to review proposed voluntary voting system guidelines.  Motion rejected 235-187.

 

Vote: Yea


Domestic Issues

 

(460) - HR 1632: Sgt. Chris Davis Post Office - Passage
June 21, 2011 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Lubbock, Texas, as the "Sgt. Chris Davis Post Office."  Motion agreed to 396-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(461) - HR 771: Schertz Veterans Post Office - Passage
June 21, 2011 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Schertz, Texas, as the "Schertz Veterans Post Office."  Motion agreed to 398-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(462) - S 349: Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray Post Office - Passage
June 21, 2011 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Rootstown, Ohio, as the "Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray Post Office."  Motion agreed to 397-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(463) - HR 1249, HR2021: Patent Overhaul and Air Pollution Permitting - Question of Consideration
June 22, 2011 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 316) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1249) that would overhaul the U.S. patent system and the bill (HR 2021) that would set a six-month deadline for the EPA to take final action on air pollution permit applications for outer continental shelf exploration.  Agreed to consider 215-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(464) - HR 1249, HR2021: Patent Overhaul and Air Pollution Permitting - Previous Question
June 22, 2011 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 316) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1249) that would overhaul the U.S. patent system and the bill (HR 2021) that would set a six-month deadline for the EPA to take final action on air pollution permit applications for outer continental shelf exploration.  Motion agreed to 230-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(465) - HR 1249, HR2021: Patent Overhaul and Air Pollution Permitting - Rule
June 22, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 316) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1249) that would overhaul the U.S. patent system and the bill (HR 2021) that would set a six-month deadline for the EPA to take final action on air pollution permit applications for outer continental shelf exploration.  Adopted 239-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(481) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Manager's Amendment
June 23, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, manager's amendment that would modify the bill's fee provisions to require excess revenue from fees collected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to be set aside in an account for use through further appropriations. It would give the Patent Trial and Appeal Board the authority to correct the naming of the inventor in any application or patent at issue. It would bar the patenting of inventions directed to or encompassing a human organism. It also would make changes to language regarding the prior-user rights defense used in patent infringement cases and make technical changes to the bill.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 283-140.

 

Vote: Yea


(482) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - "First-to-File" Delay
June 23, 2011 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment no. 2 that would delay the move to a "first inventor to file" patent system until 90 days after the president makes a finding that patent authorities in Japan and the European Union have adopted grace periods substantially similar to the one-year grace period provided in the bill.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 105-316.

 

Vote: Nay


(483) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Prior-User Rights Defense
June 23, 2011 - Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment no. 3 that would strike language expanding the range of individuals able to claim the "prior-user rights defense" in patent dispute proceedings. The amendment would maintain the existing limitation on the prior user rights defense, which only allows it to be claimed in relation to business method patents.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-342.

 

Vote: Nay


(485) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Patent Application Extension
June 23, 2011 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment no. 9 that would add a calculation for determining the beginning of a 60-day extension for a patent application.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-198.

 

Vote: Nay


(486) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - "First Inventor to File" Change Elimination
June 23, 2011 - Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., amendment no. 12 that would strike provisions of the bill that would change the U.S. patent system from a "first to invent" to a "first inventor to file" system.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 129-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(487) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Patent Fees
June 23, 2011 - Manzullo, R-Ill., amendment no. 13 that would eliminate provisions in the bill allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to set fees for services, subject to a congressional review period. The amendment also would provide for an additional $400 fee for applications not submitted electronically, with revenues to be deposited in the Treasury as offsetting receipts.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 92-329.

 

Vote: Nay


(488) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Post-Grant Review
June 23, 2011 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment no. 14 that would exempt U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents and companies with fewer than 100 employees from all forms of post-grant patent review or re-examination.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-342.

 

Vote: Nay


(489) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Business Method Patents
June 23, 2011 - Schock, R-Ill., amendment no. 15 that would strike the section of the bill that would create a transitional program for certain business method patents.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(490) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Recommit
June 23, 2011 - Miller, D-N.C., motion to recommit the bill to the Judiciary Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to prioritize patent applications from entities -- specifically including small businesses -- that pledge to develop or manufacture their products in the United States. It also would direct the patent office to deny such priority to entities that are national of foreign countries that do not protect patent rights or provide access to people who rely on patent protection.  Motion rejected 172-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(491) - HR 1249: Patent Overhaul - Passage
June 23, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system, changing how patents are awarded, reviewed and challenged. It would change the basis for awarding patents from a "first to invent" to a "first inventor to file" standard. It also would alter the process for challenging the validity of issued patents through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) review proceedings, as well as authorize a re-examination of certain previously issued business method patents. As amended, it would require excess revenue from fees collected by the USPTO to be set aside in an account for use pending further appropriations and would broaden the scope of the prior-user rights defense in infringement cases to include prior commercial use of a process.  Passed 304-117.

 

Vote: Yea


Energy, Environment and Federal Land

 

(467) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Onshore Impacts of Drilling
June 22, 2011 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment no. 1 that would strike the section of the bill that would require that air quality impacts of drilling activities on the outer continental shelf be determined solely with respect to the impacts in the corresponding onshore area.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(468) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Offshore Emission Requirements
June 22, 2011 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment no. 2 that would strike language in the bill that would exempt offshore air pollutant emitters from emission control requirements under the Clean Air Act and insert language stating that such emitters would remain subject to relevant emission control requirements.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(469) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Applicants' Oil Subsidies
June 22, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment no. 3 that would require outer continental shelf exploration permit applications to include data on federal oil subsidies received by the applicant.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(470) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Applicants' Executive Bonuses
June 22, 2011 - Keating, D-Mass., amendment no. 4 that would require outer continental shelf exploration permit applications to include information on bonuses paid to the executives of the applicant in the most recent financial quarter.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-258.

 

Vote: Nay


(471) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Agency Action Deadline Extension
June 22, 2011 - Rush, D-Ill., amendment no. 5 that would allow the EPA to extend the deadline for final agency action on an outer continental shelf exploration permit application by 30 days past the six-month deadline under the bill if such time is necessary to meet review requirements, allow for public participation or ensure state involvement.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(472) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Environment Appeals Board Authority
June 22, 2011 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment no. 6 that would strike the provision of the bill stating that the Environmental Appeals Board would not have authority to consider any matter regarding the consideration, issuance or denial of an air pollution permit for platform or drill ship exploration on the outer continental shelf.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(473) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Legal Jurisdiction of Permit Decisions
June 22, 2011 - Eshoo, D-Calif., amendment no. 7 that would remove a provision in the bill that would designate final actions on exploratory permits as "nationally applicable," which would require appeals to be filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(474) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - State Air Pollution Authority
June 22, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment no. 8 that would allow states authorized to implement and enforce air pollution control rules for exploration and development activities on the outer continental shelf to set their own requirements if they are more stringent than those established by the EPA.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(475) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - EPA Study on Impacts
June 22, 2011 - Hochul, D-N.Y., amendment no. 9 that would require the EPA administrator to submit to Congress, within 60 days of the bill's enactment, a report that details how changes made by the legislation are expected to increase oil and gas production and lower energy prices for consumers.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(476) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Oregon Offshore Drilling Permits
June 22, 2011 - Schrader, D-Ore., amendment no. 10 that would prohibit the EPA from issuing air pollution permits related to offshore oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of Oregon.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(477) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Recommit
June 22, 2011 - Keating, D-Mass., 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 EPA administrator to determine whether the air pollution permits under review will result in lower gasoline prices, including the retail prices charged at service stations.  Motion rejected 177-245.

 

Vote: Nay


(478) - HR 2021: Air Pollution Permitting - Passage
June 22, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would set a six-month deadline for the EPA to take final action on air pollution permit applications for outer continental shelf exploration. It would strip the ability of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) to remand or deny the issuance of such permits. It also would modify air quality standards so that impacts are determined solely with respect to the impact in the corresponding onshore area.  Passed 253-166.

 

Vote: Yea


Transportation and Homeland Security

(380) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Question of Consideration
June 01, 2011 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 287) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $40.6 billion in discretionary funds for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2012, $258 million to support the "global war on terrorism" and $1 billion in emergency spending for disaster relief. The rule would deem that the House-passed budget resolution (H Con Res 34) would have "force and effect" in the House until a conference report on a fiscal 2012 concurrent resolution is adopted.  Agreed to consider 234-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(381)- HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Previous Question
June 01, 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 287) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $40.6 billion in discretionary funds for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2012, $258 million to support the "global war on terrorism" and $1 billion in emergency spending for disaster relief.  Motion agreed to 235-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(382) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Rule
June 01, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 287) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $40.6 billion in discretionary funds for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2012, $258 million to support the "global war on terrorism" and $1 billion in emergency spending for disaster relief. The rule would deem that the House-passed budget resolution (H Con Res 34) would have "force and effect" in the House until a conference report on a fiscal 2012 concurrent resolution is adopted.  Adopted 231-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(384) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Firefighter Assistance Grants
June 01, 2011 - LaTourette, R-Ohio, amendment that would increase funding for firefighter assistance grants by $320 million, which would bring funding for FIRE and SAFER grant programs in the bill to $335 million for each program. It would decrease funding for the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security and Executive Management by $63 million, funding for the Office of the Undersecretary for Management by $117 million, and funding for the Office of the Chief Information Officer by $139 million.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 333-87.

Vote: Yea

 


(385) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - State and Local Emergency Funding
June 01, 2011 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would increase funding for state and local programs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency by $337 million. It would be offset with a decrease of $336 million for border security fencing, infrastructure and technology and $1 million for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management at the Department of Homeland Security.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(386) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
June 01, 2011 - Royce, R-Calif., amendment that would increase funding for salaries and expenses for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by $1 million, offset with a reduction for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management at the Department of Homeland Security by the same amount.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 268-151

 

Vote: Yea


(387) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Border Technology Funding
June 01, 2011 - Poe, R-Texas, amendment that would increase funding for border security fencing, infrastructure, and technology by $10 million, offset with a reduction for the Office of the Undersecretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security by the same amount.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 327-93.

 

Vote: Yea


(388) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Border Security Funding
June 01, 2011 - Cuellar, D-Texas, amendment that would increase funding for customs and border security by $32 million. It would be offset with a $16 million decrease for the Office of the Undersecretary for Management and a $16 reduction for salaries and expenses for the Office of the Undersecretary for Science and Technology.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-256.

 

Vote: Nay


(389) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Urban Area Security Funds
June 02, 2011 - Clarke, D-Mich., amendment that would strike language to require that funds under the Urban Area Security Initiative be provided only to the top 10 highest-risk urban areas.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 273-150.

 

Vote: Yea


(390) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Private Contractor Positions
June 02, 2011 - Sessions, R-Texas, amendment that would strike the section of the bill preventing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services from outsourcing immigration officer, contact representative or investigative assistant positions to private contractors.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-204.

 

Vote: Yea


(391) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2011 Homeland Security Appropriations - Border Area Environmental Mitigation
June 02, 2011 - Lummis, R-Wyo., amendment that would strike the section of the bill that authorizes the transfer of funds from the Homeland Security Department to the Interior Department for the mitigation of adverse environmental impacts resulting from border security activities.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(392) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2011 Homeland Security Appropriations - Climate Change Adaptation Task Force
June 02, 2011 - Carter, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force of the Department of Homeland Security.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 242-180.

 

Vote: Yea


(393) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Firefighter Assistance Grant Requirements
June 02, 2011 - Price, D-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to enforce certain requirements for firefighter assistance grant programs, including that the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants only be used to hire new staff.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 264-157.

 

Vote: Nay


(394) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - War Powers Resolution
June 02, 2011 - Sherman, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to contravene the War Powers Resolution.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-213.

 

Vote: Yea


(395) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements
June 02, 2011 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to comply with Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-234.

 

Vote: Yea


(396) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Project Labor Agreements
June 02, 2011 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement or enforce an executive order or rule encouraging agencies to consider requiring the use of project labor agreements on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in cost.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 207-213.

 

Vote: Yea


(397) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - ACORN Funding
June 02, 2011 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its affiliates.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 251-168: R 230-3; D 21-165; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(398) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Alternative Detention for Immigrants
June 02, 2011 - Cravaack, R-Minn., amendment that would prohibit Immigration and Customs Enforcement from using funds made available by the bill to process, release or administer alternative forms of detention to immigrants who commit a crime.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 289-131.

 

Vote: Yea


(399) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Purchase of Advanced Imaging Machines
June 02, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to purchase any new advanced imaging technology machines.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 127-295.

 

Vote: Yea


(400) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Operation of Advanced Imaging Machines
June 02, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to operate or maintain existing advanced imaging technology machines as mandatory or primary screening devices.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-300.

 

Vote: Yea


(401) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2011 Homeland Security Appropriations - Freedom of Information Act
June 02, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for any action by a political appointee to delay, vacate or reverse any decision by an employee of the privacy office to make records available pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 257-164.

 

Vote: Yea


(402) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Funding Reduction
June 02, 2011 - Rokita, R-Ind., amendment that would reduce funding in the bill for all Department of Homeland Security agencies by 10 percent, except for amounts required by law and amounts made available for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 110-312.

 

Vote: Nay


(403) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - TSA Collective Bargaining
June 02, 2011 - Rokita, R-Ind., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the February 2011 determination of the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding transportation security offers and collective bargaining.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-205.

 

Vote: Yea


(404) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Disclosure of Political Contributions
June 02, 2011 - Cole, R-Okla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement any rule, regulation or executive order regarding the disclosure of political contributions that takes effect on or after the date of the bill's enactment.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 252-170.

 

Vote: Yea


(405) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Government Buildings and Office Space
June 02, 2011 - Gohmert, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the new construction, purchase or lease of any building or space in the District of Columbia for any branch of the U.S. government except if a contract was entered into before the bill's enactment.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 199-224.

 

Vote: Yea


(406) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Aviation Security Screening Personnel
June 02, 2011 - Mica, R-Fla., amendment that would specify that, of the amount made available in the bill for aviation security screening operations at the Transportation Security Administration not more than $2.76 billion may be used for screening personnel, compensation and benefits.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-204.

 

Vote: Yea


(407) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Program
June 02, 2011 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the 287(g) program, which provides training and support for the voluntary participation of state and local officers in immigration enforcement.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 107-313.

 

Vote: Nay


(408) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Recommit
June 02, 2011 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding for Homeland Security Department state and local programs by $75 million with the aim of increasing funding for transportation security and railroad security assistance. It would decrease funding for science and technology research, development, acquisition and operations by the same amount.  Motion rejected 187-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(409) - HR 2017: Fiscal 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage
June 02, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide $42.3 billion in fiscal 2012 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The bill would include $11.8 billion for customs and border protection; $7.8 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, including fees; $10.1 billion for the Coast Guard; $1.7 billion for the Secret Service and $5.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It would include $258 million for the global war on terrorism and $1 billion in emergency spending for disaster relief. The bill would restructure FEMA state and local grant programs to allow for the dispersement of funding based on highest risk. It also would bar the use of funds to move detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States.  Passed 231-188.

 

Vote: Yea


 

War on Terror and Armed Forces

(410) - H Con Res 51, HRES292: Use of Ground Forces and Withdrawal from Libya - Rule
June 03, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 294) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 292) that would declare that the president shall not deploy, establish or maintain the presence of ground forces in Libya and the concurrent resolution (H Con Res 51) that would direct the president, pursuant to the War Powers Resolution, to remove the armed forces in Libya.  Adopted 257-156.

 

Vote: Yea


(411) - H Res 292: Use of Ground Forces in Libya - Adoption
June 03, 2011 - Adoption of the resolution that would direct the administration to transmit certain documents to the House and direct the president to transmit a report within 14 days containing certain information about the military activity in Libya. It would state that the armed forces should be used exclusively to defend and advance the U.S. national security interests, that the president did not provide "compelling rationale" to Congress regarding the action in Libya, and that the president should not deploy ground forces in Libya unless it is to rescue a member of the armed forces in imminent danger.  Adopted 268-145: R 223-10; D 45-135; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(412) - H Con Res 51: Libya Troop Withdrawal - Adoption
June 03, 2011 - Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would direct the president, pursuant to the War Powers Resolution, to remove U.S. armed forces from Libya within 15 days of the resolution's adoption.  Rejected 148-265.

 

Vote: Yea


(479) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Previous Question
June 23, 2011 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 320) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would appropriate $530.5 billion for the Defense Department and $118.7 billion for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq in fiscal 2012.  Motion agreed to 247-168.

 

Vote: Yea


(480) - HR 2219: Fiscal 2012 Defense Appropriations - Rule
June 23, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 320) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would appropriate $530.5 billion for the Defense Department and $118.7 billion for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq in fiscal 2012.  Adopted 251-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(492) - HR 2278, HJRES68: Libya Use of Force and Libya Limitation of Funds - Rule
June 24, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 328) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H J Res 68) that would provide a one-year authorization for limited use of force in support of NATO's mission in Libya and the bill (HR 2278) that would prohibit the expenditure of Defense Department funds in support of the NATO mission in Libya unless specifically authorized by law or for intelligence, refueling, rescue or planning purposes.  Adopted 240-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(493) - H J Res 68: Libya Use of Force - Passage
June 24, 2011 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide a one-year authorization for the limited use of force in support of NATO's mission in Libya. The resolution would state Congress' opposition to putting U.S. forces on the ground in Libya, except to protect government officials or rescue troops. It also would direct the president to "consult regularly" with Congress and provide regular briefings on the situation.  Rejected 123-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(494) - HR 2278: Libya Limitation of Funds - Passage
June 24, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the expenditure of Defense Department funds in connection with the NATO mission in Libya unless specifically authorized by law or for intelligence, refueling, rescue or planning purposes.  Rejected 180-238.

 

Vote: Yea

Veterans

 (383) - HR 802: Veterans' Employment - Passage
June 01, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Veterans Affairs secretary to establish a "VetStar Award Program" that would annually recognize businesses for their contributions to veterans' employment.  Motion agreed to 408-11.

 

Vote: Yea


(413) - HR 2055: Fiscal 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Project Labor Agreements
June 13, 2011 - LaTourette, R-Ohio, amendment that would strike the section of the bill that would bar the use of funds to implement or enforce an executive order or rule encouraging agencies to consider requiring the use of project labor agreements on federal construction projects exceeding $25 million in cost.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 204-203.

 

Vote: Nay


(414) - HR 2055: Fiscal 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements
June 13, 2011 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to administer or enforce Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-232.

 

Vote: Yea


(415) - HR 2055: Fiscal 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - War Powers Resolution
June 13, 2011 - Sherman, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to contravene the War Powers Resolution.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 248-163.

 

Vote: Yea


(416) - HR 2055: Fiscal 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Veterans' Funding
June 13, 2011 - Question of whether the House should retain the title of the bill that would provide $129.7 billion in fiscal 2012 for veterans programs, including $60.2 billion in discretionary spending. It also would provide $52.5 billion in advance appropriations for certain VA medical care accounts for fiscal 2013.  Other - yeas prevailed 409-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(417) - HR 2055: Fiscal 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Recommit
June 14, 2011 - Owens, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding for veterans medical services for post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention by $20 million. It would direct the funds to advertise suicide-prevention assistance and services for veterans. It would offset the costs of the increase by reducing funding for the Department of Veteran Affairs' information technology programs by $25 million.  Motion rejected 184-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(418) - HR 2055: Fiscal 2012 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Passage
June 14, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide $143.9 billion in fiscal 2012 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and military housing. It would provide $129.7 billion for the VA, including $39.6 billion for veterans' health programs in fiscal 2011. The bill would provide $58.1 billion in mandatory spending for veterans' service-connected compensation, benefits and pensions. The total also includes $14 billion for military construction, $1.7 billion for military family housing and $582 million for base closure activities. The bill would provide $52.5 billion in advance appropriations for certain VA medical care accounts for fiscal 2013.  Passed 411-5.

 

Vote: Yea


 

 

 

 

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