Vote History

September 2011 Vote History

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Washington, September 1, 2011 | comments

Budget, Taxes and the Economy

 

(706) - H J Res 77: Debt Limit Disapproval - Passage
September 14, 2011 - Passage of the joint resolution that would disapprove of a request by the president for a $900 billion debt limit increase. Under current law, the debt limit was increased by $400 billion. An additional $500 billion increase will occur if a disapproval measure does not become law.  Passed 232-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(715) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations 'Shell' Bill - Previous Question
September 21, 2011 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 405) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011.  Motion agreed to 237-188.

Vote: Yea


(716) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations 'Shell' Bill - Rule
September 21, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 405) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011.  Adopted 238-185

 

Vote: Yea


(719) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur
September 21, 2011 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a Rogers substitute amendment that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011, at an annualized rate of $1.043 trillion. The substitute also would provide a total of $3.65 billion in disaster relief funding, including $1 billion for fiscal 2011 that would be more than offset by reducing funding for the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program by $1.5 billion.  Motion rejected 195-230.

 

Vote: Yea


(725) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations 'Shell' Bill - Previous Question
September 22, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 412) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011.  Motion agreed to 235-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(726) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations 'Shell' Bill - Rule
September 22, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 412) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011.  Adopted 238-176.

 

Vote: Yea


(727) - HR 2608: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur
September 23, 2011 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a Rogers substitute amendment that would make continuing appropriations through Nov. 18, 2011, at an annualized rate of $1.043 trillion. The substitute also would provide a total of $3.65 billion in disaster relief funding, including $1 billion for fiscal 2011 that would be more than offset by reducing funding for the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program by $1.5 billion. It also would rescind $100 million from the Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program.  Motion agreed to 219-203.

 

Vote: Yea


Business and Labor

 

(707) - HR 2587: National Labor Relations Board Powers - Previous Question
September 15, 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 372) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from ordering a company to reinstate production, or make certain investments, at a given location and to prohibit the board from blocking a firm's decision to relocate.
Motion agreed to 234-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(708) - HR 2587: National Labor Relations Board Powers - Rule
September 15, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 372) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from ordering a company to reinstate production, or make certain investments, at a given location and prohibit the board from blocking a firm's decision to relocate.  Adopted 239-176.

 

Vote: Yea


(710) - HR 2587: National Labor Relations Board Powers - Recommit
September 15, 2011 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would declare that nothing in the bill would limit the National Labor Relations Board's authority to order a company to maintain or restore jobs that have been or will be outsourced to a foreign country in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.  Motion rejected 189-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(711) - HR 2587: National Labor Relations Board Powers - Passage
September 15, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from ordering a company to reinstate production or make certain investments, at a given location. The bill also would prohibit the board from blocking a firm's decision to relocate, and would apply the prohibitions to all complaints that have not received final adjudication by the time the bill is enacted. Passed 238-186.

 

Vote: Yea


Congress and the Federal Government

 

(700) - HR 2633: Judicial Procedures for Government Employees - Passage
September 12, 2011 - Coble, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the application of a 60-day deadline for filing an appeal to civil cases involving government employees sued in an official capacity or current or former employees sued in an individual capacity in connection with their official duties.  Motion agreed to 384-0.

 

 

Vote: Yea


(701) - HR 1059: Judges' Disclosure Redactions - Passage
September 12, 2011 - Coble, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that which would make permanent the Judicial Conference's authority to redact financial disclosure forms filed by judges if such disclosures could endanger the employee or his or her family.  Motion agreed to 384-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(721) - H Res 409: Same-Day Consideration - Previous Question
September 22, 2011 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 409) that would waive, through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2011, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. The waiver would apply only to measures making fiscal 2012 continuing appropriations.  Motion agreed to 240-180.

 

Vote: Yea


(722) - H Res 409: Same-Day Consideration - Rule
September 22, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 409) that would waive, through the legislative day of Sept. 30, 2011, the two-thirds majority vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. The waiver would apply only to measures making fiscal 2012 continuing appropriations.  Adopted 238-182.

 

Vote: Yea


Defense

(695) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2012 Intelligence Authorization - Improvised Explosive Devices
September 09, 2011 - Hunter, R-Calif., amendment no. 6 that would direct the director of national intelligence and secretary of Defense to establish a coordinated strategy to identify and counter network activity and operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan relating to the development and use of improvised explosive devices.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 397-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(696) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2012 Intelligence Authorization - Railway Security
September 09, 2011 - Carney, D-Del., amendment no. 7 that would express the sense of Congress that the security of railway transportation, including subway systems, should continue to be prioritized in the critical infrastructure threat assessment developed by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and be included in the intelligence community's threat assessment budgets.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 303-92.

 

Vote: Nay


(697) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2012 Intelligence Authorization - Recommit
September 09, 2011 - Hochul, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Intelligence Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would direct the heads of each intelligence agency to prioritize countering transnational drug-trafficking and drug-related crime and violence.  Motion rejected 145-257.

 

Vote: Nay


(698) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2012 Intelligence Authorization - Passage
September 09, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would authorize classified amounts in fiscal 2012 for 16 intelligence agencies, including the Office of 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 direct the CIA to provide congressional intelligence committees with a classified report detailing the search for Osama bin Laden as well as the raid that killed him. The bill also would increase, to $15,000, the maximum funeral benefit the CIA can provide to employees killed in the line of duty.  Passed 384-14.

 

Vote: Yea


Domestic Issues

 

(692) - H Con Res 67: Special Olympics Torch Run - Passage
September 07, 2011 - Denham, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 26th Annual District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.  Motion agreed to 379-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(699) - HR 2076: Violent Crime Investigation Assistance - Passage
September 12, 2011 - Gowdy, R-S.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the FBI and the Justice Department to assist in investigating mass killings if state law enforcement officials request it. The bill also would permit such assistance in investigating shootings in public places such as schools.  Motion agreed to 358-9.

 

Vote: Yea


 

 (712) - HR 2944: U.S. Parole Commission Extension - Passage
September 20, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the authority of the U.S. Parole Commission through Oct. 31, 2014.  Motion agreed to 415-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(713) - HR 2189: Deaths in Custody Reporting - Passage
September 20, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require state and federal law enforcement and prison agencies to report certain information if any person in custody or in the process of being arrested or incarcerated dies. States that do not comply would be subject to a 10 percent cut in funding available under the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.  Motion agreed to 398-18.

 

Vote: Yea


(717) - S Con Res 28: Use of Capitol Visitor Center - Adoption
September 21, 2011 - Harper, R-Miss., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event on Nov. 2, 2011, to award the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service.  Motion agreed to 424-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(718) - S 846: Christopher S. Bond Courthouse - Passage
September 21, 2011 - Denham, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would that would designate a U.S. courthouse in Jefferson City, Mo., as the "Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse."  Motion agreed to 407-2.

 

Vote: Yea


Education

 

(693) - HR 2218, HR1892: Charter School Program and Fiscal 2012 Intelligence Authorization - Previous Question
September 08, 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 392) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2218) that would amend the federal charter school program and the bill (HR 1892) that would authorize intelligence programs for fiscal 2012.  Motion agreed to 226-176.

 

Vote: Yea


(694) - HR 2218, HR1892: Charter School Program and Fiscal 2012 Intelligence Authorization - Rule
September 08, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 392) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2218) that would amend the federal charter school program and the bill (HR 1892) that would authorize intelligence programs for fiscal 2012.  Adopted 237-163.

 

Vote: Yea


(702) - HR 2218: Charter Schools - 'Green' Building Practices
September 13, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment no. 7 that would encourage the Education secretary to accord priority in the awarding of grants to states that support "green" school building practices.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-220.

 

Vote: Nay


(703) - HR 2218: Charter Schools - High-Quality Charter School Definition
September 13, 2011 - King, R-Iowa, amendment no. 8 that would strike language in the bill that would use the academic improvement of disabled, minority and economically disadvantaged students as a criterion for defining what constitutes a high-quality charter school.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 43-374.

 

Vote: Nay


(704) - HR 2218: Charter Schools - Recommit
September 13, 2011 - Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, motion to recommit the bill to the House Education Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require each state entity receiving grants to have policies in place to require criminal background checks for school employees and to deny employment to individuals convicted of certain crimes, including murder or violent or sexual crimes against children.  Motion rejected 189-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(705) - HR 2218: Charter Schools - Passage
September 13, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would amend the federal charter school program to emphasize the replication and expansion of successful models. It would authorize $300 million in fiscal 2012 through fiscal 2017 for the charter school program. It also would explicitly permit state educational agencies and governors to apply for money to make subgrants to open or expand charter schools.  Passed 365-54.

 

Vote: Yea


Energy, Environment and Federal Land

 

(723) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Previous Question
September 22, 2011 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 406) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the president to establish a committee to assess the cumulative cost of certain EPA rules and actions.  Motion agreed to 237-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(724) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Rule
September 22, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 406) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the president to establish a committee to assess the cumulative cost of certain EPA rules and actions.  Adopted 245-175.

 

Vote: Yea


(728) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Committee Expansion
September 23, 2011 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment no. 1 that would add members to the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill and expand the scope of the analysis required to include issues such as the impact on clean-energy jobs, asthma incidence, premature mortality and birth defects.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-236

 

Vote: Nays


(729) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Clean-Energy Jobs Impact
September 23, 2011 - McNerney, D-Calif., amendment no. 2 that would require the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill to include in its analysis the impact on clean-energy jobs and clean-energy companies.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(730) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Low-Income Communities Impact
September 23, 2011 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment no. 3 that would require the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill to include in its analysis the impact on low-income communities and public health.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 337-76.

 

Vote: Yea


(731) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Birth-Defects Impact
September 23, 2011 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment no. 4 that would require the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill to include in its analysis estimates of the impact of any delayed regulations on the incidence of birth defects and developmental defects and infant mortality.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-221.

 

Vote: Nay


(732) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Fuel Regulations
September 23, 2011 - Kinzinger, R-Ill., amendment no. 5 that would include in the list of regulations to be studied by the new cumulative-cost-assessment committee any rule dealing with fuel for light-duty vehicles.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 269-145.

 

Vote: Yea


(733) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Cement Manufacturing Regulations
September 23, 2011 - Dent, R-Pa., amendment no. 6 that would include in the list of regulations to be studied by the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill the "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants."  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 269-150.

 

Vote: Yea


(734) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Cost-Benefit Analysis Exemption
September 23, 2011 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment no. 7 that would eliminate from the list of regulations to be studied by the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill any that have been subjected to a cost-benefit analysis under Executive Order 12866 or the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The amendment also would strike language in the bill that would delay the implementation of certain regulations until six months after the committee submits its report.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-254

 

Vote: Nay


(735) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Pollution Control Study
September 23, 2011 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment no. 8 that would direct the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill to study pollution control policies that should be adopted to promote domestic job growth and ensure competitiveness in the international clean-energy technology market.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(736) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Public Comment Period Extension
September 23, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 9 that would extend, from 90 to 120 days, the public comment period for the preliminary version of the report required from the cumulative-cost-assessment committee created in the bill.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 346-74.

 

Vote: Yea


(737) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Regulation Implementation Delay
September 23, 2011 - Whitfield, R-Ky., amendment no. 10 that would that delay, until at least 2015, the promulgation of federal cross-state air pollution rules, and require states to wait at least an additional three years to implement them. The amendment also would prohibit EPA from using modeled data to determine the impact of pollution on downwind states. It would delay air toxics standards for utilities until at least 2013 and would require giving power plants at least five years to comply with the rules once they are issued.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(738) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Cost-Benefit Analysis Requirement
September 23, 2011 - Latta, R-Ohio, no. 11 that would direct the EPA to consider feasibility and cost in the setting of national ambient air quality standards.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(739) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
September 23, 2011 - Richardson, D-Calif., amendment no. 12 that would strike language in the bill that would decrease funding for diesel engine pollution reduction grants in fiscal 2012 by $54 million.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(740) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Recommit
September 23, 2011 - McCollum, D-Minn., 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 require the EPA to plan and implement a strategy, using existing authority, to control air pollution that could affect the Great Lakes.  Motion rejected 180-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(741) - HR 2401: Cumulative Regulatory Analysis - Passage
September 23, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would require the president to establish a committee to conduct an analysis of the cumulative cost of certain EPA regulations. It also would delay the implementation of two emissions standards until six months after the committee submits its report, due by Aug. 1, 2012.  Passed 249-169.

 

Vote: Yea


Values Issues

 

(709) - HR 2867: International Religious Freedom Act Reauthorization - Passage
September 15, 2011 - Wolf, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the International Religious Freedom Act, which created the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, through Sept. 30, 2013. It also would authorize $3 million in fiscal 2012 and 2013.  Motion agreed to 391-21.

 

Vote: Yea


(720) - HR 2883: Children's Welfare Programs Reauthorization - Passage
September 21, 2011 - Davis, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize, through fiscal 2016, the Child Welfare Services program and the Promoting Safe and Stable Families programs. It also would extend, through fiscal 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services' authority to waive certain requirements to allow states to conduct demonstration projects designed to increase the effectiveness of children's welfare programs.  Motion agreed to 395-25.

Vote: Yea


Veterans

 

(714) - HR 2646: Medical Facilities Construction Projects - Passage
September 20, 2011 - Johnson, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $850 million for construction and renovations at Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities in California, Puerto Rico and Missouri. The bill would increase, from $150 million to $250 million, the authorization for comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans in fiscal 2012.  Motion agreed to 412-3.

 

Vote: Yea
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