Vote History

October 2011 Vote History

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Budget, Taxes and the Economy

(745) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur
October 04, 2011 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011, at an annualized rate of $1.043 trillion. It also would provide $2.65 billion in disaster relief funding for fiscal 2012, without offsets. Motion agreed to 352-66.

 

Vote: Yea


(814) - HR 674: Contractor Withholding Repeal - Recommit
October 27, 2011 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would strike all language in the bill and replace it with language that would repeal the withholding requirement except for payments to contractors that were delinquent on federal taxes. The partial repeal would take effect in 2012. Motion rejected 183-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(815) - HR 674: Contractor Withholding Repeal - Passage
October 27, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would repeal a requirement for federal, state and certain local governments to withhold 3 percent of payments to contractors. Passed 405-16.

 

Vote: Yea

Business and Labor

 

(771) - HR 2832, HR3078, HR3079, HR3080: South Korea, Colombia and Panama Trade Agreements - Rule
October 11, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 425) that would provide for House floor consideration of bills that would implement trade agreements with Colombia (HR 3078), Panama (HR 3079) and South Korea (HR 3080). It also would provide for consideration of the Senate amendment to a bill (HR 2832) that would extend Trade Adjustment Assistance programs and the Generalized System of Preferences. Adopted 281-128.

 

Vote: Yea


(780) - HR 3078: Colombia Trade Agreement - Recommit
October 12, 2011 - Levin, D-Mich., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would allow the imposition of tariffs on goods produced in countries with currencies that are "fundamentally undervalued" based on a series of economic indicators. Motion rejected 192-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(781) - HR 3078: Colombia Trade Agreement - Passage
October 12, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement between the United States and Colombia. The agreement would reduce most tariffs and duties on goods traded between the two countries, reduce barriers to trade in services, increase protections for intellectual property and require Colombia to take steps to strengthen its labor and environmental enforcement standards. Passed 262-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(782) - HR 3079: Panama Trade Agreement - Passage
October 12, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement between the United States and Panama. The agreement would reduce most tariffs and duties on goods traded between the two countries, reduce barriers to trade in services, increase protections for intellectual property and require Panama to take steps to strengthen its labor and environmental enforcement standards. Passed 300-129

 

Vote: Yea


(783) - HR 3080: South Korea Trade Agreement - Passage
October 12, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would implement a trade agreement between the United States and South Korea. The agreement would reduce most tariffs and duties on goods traded between the two countries, reduce barriers to trade in services, increase protections for intellectual property and reduce tariffs on U.S. autos exported to South Korea. Passed 278-151.

 

Vote: Yea


(784) - HR 2832: Trade Preferences - Motion to Concur
October 12, 2011 - Camp, R-Mich., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would revive expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits for certain U.S. workers who lose their jobs because of increased foreign competition. The increased benefits, which include additional job retraining, were contained in the 2009 economic stimulus law. The bill also would revive the Generalized System of Preferences, an expired trade preference program for products from 132 developing nations. Motion agreed to 307-122.

 

Vote: Yea


Congress and the Federal Government

 

(765) - : Rick Perry Hunting Camp - Motion to Table
October 06, 2011 - Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to table (kill) the Jackson, D-Ill., motion to appeal of the ruling of the chair that the Jackson draft resolution does not constitute a point of privilege under Rule IX of the House. The draft resolution would call upon Texas Gov. Rick Perry to apologize for not immediately removing a rock with a slur written on it at the entrance to a hunting camp he and his family previously leased. Motion agreed to 231-173.

 

Vote: Yea


Domestic Issues

 

(801) - HR 320: Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial - Passage
October 24, 2011 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a memorial at March Field Air Museum to members of the armed forces who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial. It would declare that the memorial is not a unit of the National Park System and that no federal funds are required or permitted for the memorial. Motion agreed to 392-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(804) - HR 2447: Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal - Passage
October 25, 2011 - Jones, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the award of the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Montford Point Marines. Motion agreed to 422-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(812) - HR 2527: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin - Passage
October 26, 2011 - Pearce, R-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Treasury Secretary to mint and issue coins in 2015 to celebrate and recognize the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The secretary would be required to hold a competition to select the design of the front of the coin, and the price of each coin would be required to include a surcharge to be paid to the National Baseball Hall of Fame to help finance its operations. Motion agreed to 416-3.

 

Vote: Yea


Energy, Environment and Federal Land

 

(742) - HR 686: Camp Williams Land Conveyance - Passage
October 03, 2011 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Bureau of Land Management to convey approximately 420 acres of federal land in Camp Williams, Utah, to the state for National Guard activities. Motion agreed to 400-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(743) - HR 765: National Forest Ski Area Activities - Passage
October 03, 2011 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Agriculture Department to issue permits for off-season and year-round activities, such as rope courses, zip lines and mountain biking, in national forest ski areas. Motion agreed to 394-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(744) - HR 670: Northern Mariana Islands Submerged Lands - Passage
October 03, 2011 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would convey certain submerged lands within three geographical miles of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to the commonwealth. Motion agreed to 397-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(746) - HR 2250, HR2681: Cement Plant and Commercial Boiler Emissions - Rule
October 04, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 419) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2681) that would delay EPA emissions rules for cement plants and a bill (HR 2250) that would delay EPA emissions rules for commercial boilers. Adopted 257-165.

 

Vote: Yea


(747) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Brain Development Impact
October 05, 2011 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment no. 11 that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed cement plant emissions standards if such emissions harm brain development or cause learning disabilities in infants or children. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(748) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Least-Burdensome Alternatives
October 05, 2011 - Rush, D-Ill., amendment no. 7 that would specify that the directive to ensure that cement plant emissions standards issued under the bill impose the least-burdensome alternatives is intended to supplement, not supersede, any requirement or limitation under sections of the Clean Air Act governing hazardous air pollutants and solid waste combustion. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(749) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Cost-Benefit Finding
October 05, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment no. 17 that would add a findings section that would state that according to the EPA, the current proposed cement plant emissions standards would provide at least $7 to $19 in health benefits for every dollar implementing the rules would cost. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(750) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Neurotoxin Finding
October 05, 2011 - Schakowsky, D-Ill., amendment no. 1 that would add a findings section that would state that mercury released into the air from cement kilns, which would be covered by the current proposed cement plant emissions standards, is a neurotoxin that can harm infant brain development. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(751) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Appropriations Authorization Determination
October 05, 2011 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment no. 9 that would require the director of the Office of Management and Budget to, within 10 days of the bill's enactment, determine if the bill was making an authorization of appropriations. If the bill was determined to contain such an authorization, its provisions would have no effect unless the bill also contained an offsetting reduction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(752) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Mercury Reduction Finding
October 05, 2011 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment no. 16 that would add a findings section that would state that the current proposed cement plant emissions standards would be expected to reduce the amount of mercury deposited on land and in water by up to 30 percent in some areas of the western United States and 17 percent in some areas in the eastern United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(753) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Children's Blood Mercury Concentrations
October 05, 2011 - Pallone, D-N.J., amendment no. 21 that would prevent the bill's provisions from taking effect if the EPA administrator finds, in consultation with the directors of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that allowing the uncontrolled emission of mercury from cement kilns impedes progress in meeting targets for reducing mercury concentrations in children's blood laid out in the Healthy People 2020 framework. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(754) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Compliance Period Decrease
October 05, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 4 that would shorten the compliance period for cement plant emissions standards issued under the bill to no more than three years after the final rule is promulgated. Under the bill, the compliance period would be at least five years after the standards become effective. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(755) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Cancer Risk Impact
October 05, 2011 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment no. 8 that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed cement plant emissions standards if such emissions increase the risk of cancer. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(756) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disease Impact
October 05, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment no. 18 that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed cement plant emissions standards if such emissions are causing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses or deaths. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(757) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Mercury Exposure Finding
October 05, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment no. 20 that would add a findings section that would state that Americans, through eating fish containing mercury, are exposed to mercury produced by sources covered by the current proposed cement plant emissions standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(758) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Adverse Public Health Impact Certification
October 05, 2011 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment no. 2 that would prevent the bill's provisions from taking effect until the president certifies the measure would not adversely affect public health and would not have a disproportionately negative effect on subpopulations such as minorities, pregnant women and the elderly. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-256.

 

Vote: Nay


(759) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Public Health Impact Assessment
October 05, 2011 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment no. 14 that would require the EPA to publish within 60 days of the bill's enactment an estimate of the public health impact of delaying the current proposed cement plant emissions standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(760) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Illness-Related Work Absences
October 06, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment no. 23 that would add the potential reductions in illness-related absences from work to the list of factors to be considered in setting a compliance date for cement plant emissions standards issued under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(761) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Compliance Period Change
October 06, 2011 - Keating, D-Mass., amendment no. 5 that would strike language in the bill that would require setting a compliance date for cement plant emissions standards that would be at least five years after the standards become effective. The amendment would require the compliance date to adhere to existing requirements under the Clean Air Act but also would authorize the EPA to grant a one-year extension, provided that the final compliance date is not later than five years after the standards become effective. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-257.

 

Vote: Nay


(762) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Costs and Benefits Finding
October 06, 2011 - Edwards, D-Md., amendment no. 3 that would add a findings section that would state that the current proposed cement plant emissions standards would yield annual public health benefits of $6.7 billion to $18 billion while costing between $926 million and $950 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-258.

 

Vote: Nay


(763) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Recommit
October 06, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed cement plant emissions standards for any cement kiln that is within five miles of a school, day-care center, playground or hospital with a maternity ward or neonatal unit. The amendment also would require each "major source" facility that would not have to implement emissions controls as a result of the bill to notify affected communities within 90 days of the bill's enactment. Motion rejected 176-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(764) - HR 2681: Cement Plant Emissions - Passage
October 06, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would nullify certain EPA emissions standards for cement plants and other related equipment and require the agency to repropose and finalize the rules 15 months after the bill's enactment. The agency would be required to allow affected plants at least five years to comply after the regulations become effective. Passed 262-161.

 

Vote: Yea


(766) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Brain Development Impact
October 06, 2011 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment no. 9 that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards if such emissions harm brain development or cause learning disabilities in infants or children. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(767) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Least-Burdensome Alternatives
October 06, 2011 - Rush, D-Ill., amendment no. 6 that would specify that the directive to ensure that commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards issued under the bill impose the least-burdensome alternatives is intended to supplement, not supersede, any requirement or limitation under sections of the Clean Air Act governing hazardous air pollutants and solid waste combustion. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(768) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Most-Polluted Cities Exemption
October 06, 2011 - Hahn, D-Calif., amendment no. 15 that would allow the current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards to go into effect for sources of air pollution in the 10 metropolitan areas with the worst air quality, as defined by the American Lung Association's list of cities with the worst year-round particle pollution. It also would allow standards issued under the bill to go into effect for those cities only if they were not "less protective" than the current proposed standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 151-255.

 

Vote: Nay


(769) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Cost-Benefit Finding
October 06, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment no. 16 that would add a findings section that would state that according to the EPA, the current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards would provide at least $10 to $24 in health benefits for every dollar implementing the rules would cost. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 153-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(770) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Compliance Period Change
October 06, 2011 - Doyle, D-Pa., amendment no. 4 that would strike language in the bill that would require setting a compliance date for commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards that would be at least five years after the standards become effective. The amendment would require the compliance date to adhere to existing requirements under the Clean Air Act but also would authorize the EPA to grant a one-year extension, provided that the final compliance date is not later than five years after the standards become effective. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 147-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(772) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Offset Requirement
October 11, 2011 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment no. 11 that would prevent the bill's provisions from taking effect if the bill contains an authorization of appropriations without an offsetting reduction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(773) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disease Impact
October 11, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment no. 18 that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards if such emissions are causing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses or deaths. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(774) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Cancer Risk Impact
October 11, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment no. 7 that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards if such emissions increase the risk of cancer. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(775) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Jobs Impact Finding
October 11, 2011 - Edwards, D-Md., amendment no. 2 that would add a findings section that would state that according to the EPA, the current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards would create a net 2,200 jobs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 157-260.

 

Vote: Nay


(776) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Neurotoxin Finding
October 11, 2011 - Schakowsky, D-Ill., amendment no. 1 that would add a findings section that would state that mercury released into the air from industrial boilers and waste incinerators, which would be covered by the current proposed emissions standards, is a neurotoxin that can harm infant brain development. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(777) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Compliance Period Change
October 11, 2011 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment no. 12 that would allow the compliance period for commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards issued under the bill to be less than five years if the EPA finds the rules would create 1,000 or more jobs. Under the bill, the compliance period would be at least five years after the standards become effective. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(778) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Mercury Exposure Finding
October 11, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment no. 19 that would add a findings section that would state that Americans, through eating fish containing mercury, are exposed to mercury produced by sources covered by the current proposed commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(779) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Compliance Period Decrease
October 11, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 3 that would decrease the compliance period for commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards issued under the bill to no more than three years after the final rule is promulgated. Under the bill, the compliance period would be at least five years after the standards become effective. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(787) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Illness-Related Work Absences
October 13, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment no. 22 that would add the potential reductions in illness-related absences from work to the list of factors to be considered in setting a compliance date for commercial and industrial boiler emissions standards issued under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(790) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Recommit
October 13, 2011 - Castor, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would prevent the EPA from delaying implementation of current proposed commercial and industrial boiler standards for any waste incinerator that is within five miles of a nursing home, assisted living facility or hospital. The amendment also would require each "major source" facility that would not have to implement emissions controls as a result of the bill to notify affected communities within 90 days of the bill's enactment. Motion rejected 170-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(791) - HR 2250: Commercial Boiler Emissions - Passage
October 13, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would nullify certain EPA emissions standards for commercial and industrial boilers and other related equipment. It would require the agency to repropose and finalize the rules 15 months after the bill's enactment. The agency would be required to allow affected plants at least five years to comply after the regulations become effective. Passed 275-142.

 

Vote: Yea


(792) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Previous Question
October 14, 2011 - Scott, R-S.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 431) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize states to establish coal combustion residuals permitting programs. Motion agreed to 237-166.

 

Vote: Yea


(793) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Rule
October 14, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 431) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize states to establish coal combustion residuals permitting programs. Adopted 244-163.

 

Vote: Yea


(794) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Health Protection Criteria
October 14, 2011 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment no. 2 that would require that state coal combustion residuals permit programs contain criteria to protect human health and the environment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(795) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Compliance Deadline
October 14, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment no. 3 that would establish a five-year deadline for bringing existing coal combustion residuals surface impoundments into compliance with revised criteria for design, groundwater monitoring and corrective action, while also permitting one-year extensions not to exceed 10 years total. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(796) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Public Notification
October 14, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment no. 4 that would require states to notify the public and the EPA and provide an opportunity to comment before establishing a program to regulate coal combustion residuals. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-223.

 

Vote: Nay


(797) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Enforcement Authority
October 14, 2011 - Rush, D-Ill., amendment no. 5 that would allow the EPA to inspect coal combustion residuals structures and enforce state guidelines, if the agency determines it is in violation of a state permit program and the state has not taken appropriate steps to enforce the program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(798) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Long-Term Impact Report
October 14, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 6 that would require, within five years of the bill's enactment, the EPA to submit to Congress a report on the long-term impacts of state coal combustion residuals permit programs on human health and the environment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(799) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Recommit
October 14, 2011 - Cicilline, D-R.I., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would direct the EPA to require that certain coal combustion residuals surface impoundments install monitoring systems that could detect imminent failures of the impoundment. The owners or operators of the facility would be required to immediately correct the problem, notify state and local first responders and, if necessary, evacuate people who would be harmed. Motion rejected 172-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(800) - HR 2273: Coal Combustion Residuals - Passage
October 14, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would authorize states to establish coal combustion residuals permitting programs. It also would direct the EPA to defer to state-level coal combustion residuals regulations. Passed 267-144.

 

Vote: Yea


(802) - HR 1160: McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery - Passage
October 24, 2011 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Interior secretary to convey the McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery in Richmond County, N.C., to the state of North Carolina for use by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in its fish and wildlife management program. The bill would specify that the land would revert to the federal government if it used for purposes other than fish and wildlife management. Motion agreed to 395-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(803) - HR 1904: Arizona Land Exchange - Rule
October 25, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 444) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would direct the Agriculture Department to convey certain land in Arizona to Resolution Copper if the company agrees to convey to the government certain other lands in the state. Adopted 245-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(805) - HR 1904: Arizona Land Exchange - Native American Sacred Sites
October 26, 2011 - Lujan, D-N.M., amendment No. 1 that would exclude any Native American sacred or cultural site from the lands to be conveyed to Resolution Copper. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(806) - HR 1904: Arizona Land Exchange - Royalty Payments
October 26, 2011 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment No. 2 that would require Resolution Copper to pay an annual royalty equal to 8 percent of the value of any minerals produced from land conveyed to the company under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(807) - HR 1904: Arizona Land Exchange - Local Work Requirement
October 26, 2011 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment No. 3 that would require Resolution Copper to locate its remote operations center in Superior, Ariz., and to recruit and provide an employment preference for qualified state residents. It also would require all minerals produced in commercial quantities from the conveyed land to remain in the United States for processing and use and that all equipment used to mine on the lands be manufactured in the United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(808) - HR 1904: Arizona Land Exchange - Recommit
October 26, 2011 - Deutch, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would exclude from the bill's definition of Resolution Copper any company, successor, assignee, affiliate, member or joint venture with an ownership interest in a property or project that is owned in part or in full by the Iran Foreign Investment Company. Motion rejected 187-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(809) - HR 1904: Arizona Land Exchange - Passage
October 26, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would direct the Agriculture Department to convey certain land in Arizona to Resolution Copper if the company agrees to convey to the government certain other lands in the state. The bill would allow Resolution Copper to conduct mining operations on the land it receives in the deal and would require the company to surrender mining rights to certain other lands. Passed 235-186.

 

Vote: Yea


Health Care

 

(810) - HR 674, HR2576: Contractor Withholding Repeal and Health Benefits Eligibility Formula Change - Previous Question
October 26, 2011 - Scott, R-S.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 448) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 674) that would repeal a withholding requirement for government payments to contractors and a bill (HR 2576) that would modify eligibility criteria set to take effect in 2014 for federal health benefits, including Medicaid and insurance subsidies. Motion agreed to 243-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(811) - HR 674, HR2576: Contractor Withholding Repeal and Health Benefits Eligibility Formula Change - Rule
October 26, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 448) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 674) that would repeal a withholding requirement for government payments to contractors and a bill (HR 2576) that would modify eligibility criteria set to take effect in 2014 for federal health benefits, including Medicaid and insurance subsidies. The rule would require that the text of the health benefits eligibility formula bill be added to the contractor withholding repeal measure upon engrossment of that legislation. Adopted 253-172

 

Vote: Yea


(813) - HR 2576: Health Benefits Eligibility Formula Change - Passage
October 27, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would count Social Security benefits as income in an eligibility formula for certain health benefits, including Medicaid and subsidies to purchase health insurance on state-run exchanges, established under the 2010 health care overhaul law. Passed 262-157.

 

Vote: Yea


Values Issues

(786) - HR 358: Abortion Funding in Health Care Law - Rule
October 13, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 430) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would bar the use of federal funds to purchase insurance plans that cover abortion services. Adopted 248-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(788) - HR 358: Abortion Funding in Health Care Law - Recommit
October 13, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would specify that nothing in the bill would exempt hospitals or medical providers from state or federal laws requiring they give care that would prevent the death of pregnant women with emergency medical conditions. Motion rejected 173-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(789) - HR 358: Abortion Funding in Health Care Law - Passage
October 13, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would bar the use of federal funds to purchase insurance plans that cover abortion services. The bill also would require that insurance companies offering plans on state exchanges that cover abortion services also offer identical plans that do not cover abortion services. It also would bar federal agencies and state or local entities that receive funding under the health care overhaul law from discriminating against health care entities that refuse to provide abortions or training related to abortions. Passed 251-172.

 

Vote: Yea


Veterans

(785) - HR 2433: Veterans Training Program - Passage
October 12, 2011 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would provide job retraining assistance for certain veterans between June 1, 2012 and March 31, 2014. The program would be limited to 45,000 veterans in fiscal 2012 and 55,000 in subsequent years. The bill also would extend certain higher fees for guarantees on mortgages guaranteed through the Veterans Affairs Department through fiscal 2014. Motion agreed to 418-6.

 

Vote: Yea


 

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