Vote History

August 2011 Vote History

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Washington, August 1, 2011 | comments

Domestic

(683) - HR 2715: Lead Standards in Toys - Passage
August 01, 2011 - Bono Mack, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt bicycles and ATVs from federal lead standards for children's toys. The bill would authorize the Consumer Product Safety Commission to grant product-specific or product-class exemptions and would exempt small-batch manufacturers who adopt certain lead-reduction approaches from testing requirements.  Motion agreed to 421-2.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Budget, Taxes and the Economy

(686) - S 365: Debt Limit 'Shell' Bill - Previous Question
August 01, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 384) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would provide for a two-step debt limit increase. The rule would provide for the automatic adoption of a substitute amendment that would replace the text of the bill with legislation that would allow the president to raise the debt limit immediately by $400 billion, with an additional $500 billion subject to a resolution of disapproval.  Motion agreed to 242-184.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(687) - S 365: Debt Limit 'Shell' Bill - Rule
August 01, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 384) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would provide for a two-step debt limit increase. The rule would provide for the automatic adoption of a substitute amendment that would replace the text of the bill with legislation that would allow the president to raise the debt limit immediately by $400 billion, with an additional $500 billion subject to a resolution of disapproval.  Adopted 249-178.

Vote: Yea

 


(690) - S 365: Debt Limit - Passage
August 01, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide a process to reduce the deficit by up to $2.4 trillion. The measure would allow the president to raise the debt limit immediately by $400 billion, with an additional $500 billion subject to a resolution of disapproval. It would set discretionary spending caps that would reduce the deficit by $917 billion in fiscal 2012 through 2021 and establish a firewall between security and non-security spending for fiscal 2012 and 2013. It would establish a bipartisan, bicameral committee tasked with making recommendations to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion. It would require across-the-board cuts to non-exempt discretionary and mandatory accounts by up to $1.2 trillion over fiscal 2013 through 2021 if committee reductions totaling $1.2 trillion were not enacted. The measure would require Congress to vote on a balanced-budget constitutional amendment by the end of 2011. It also would provide for an additional debt limit increase of $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion, subject to a resolution of disapproval.  Passed 269-161.

 

Vote: Yea

 


Congress and the Federal Government

(688) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
August 01, 2011 - Approval of the House Journal of Saturday, July 31, 2011.  Approved 304-115.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(689) - : Quorum Call - Call of the House
August 01, 2011 - Quorum was present with 419 members responding (14 members did not respond.).

 

Vote: Present

 


(691) - HR 2480: Administrative Conference of the United States - Passage
August 01, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $2.9 million in fiscal 2012 through 2014 for the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency tasked with providing non-partisan recommendations for improving federal agency procedures.   Motion agreed to 382-23.

 

Vote: Yea


Foreign Affairs and Immigration

(684) - HR 398: Armed Forces Immigration Status Petitions - Passage
August 01, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow members of the armed deployed abroad to postpone filing a petition and appearing for an interview in connection with certain petitions for permanent resident status for themselves or their spouses. The measure would require them to fulfill those requirements after the completion of their deployment.  Motion agreed to 426-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(685) - HR 1933: Non-Immigrant Nurses Visa Reauthorization - Passage
August 01, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend for three years a program that provides three-year visas for foreign nurses to work in certain hospitals with nurse shortages and large numbers of Medicare and Medicaid patients. The reauthorization would reduce, from 500 to 300, the number of such visas available and allow recipients to renew them for one additional three-year period.  Motion agreed to 407-17.

 

Vote: Yea


 

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