Vote History

November 2011 Vote History

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Washington, November 1, 2011 | comments

Budget, Taxes and the Economy

 

(819) - HR 1965: SEC Asset Value Threshold Increase - Passage
November 02, 2011 - Schweikert, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would raise, from $1 million to $10 million, the total asset value that would trigger a Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirement for companies issuing non-publicly traded securities, if a shareholder number threshold were also met. It also would increase, from 500 to 2,000, the number of shareholders that would trigger a registration requirement for a bank or bank holding company, if a total asset value threshold were also met. The bill also would terminate the registration requirement for banks whose number of shareholders drops below 1,200. Motion agreed to 420-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(820) - HR 1070: SEC Annual Public Offering Threshold Increase - Passage
November 02, 2011 - Bachus, R-Ala., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase, from $5 million to $50 million, the annual public offering threshold for companies to use a simplified Securities and Exchange Commission filing process. It also would require the commission to review the threshold every two years and increase it as appropriate or report to Congress why it has decided not to raise it. Motion agreed to 421-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(821) - HR 2930, HR2940: SEC Public Advertising Ban Repeal and 'Crowdfunding' Legalization - Previous Question
November 03, 2011 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 453) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2940) that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to repeal certain bans on advertising sales of non-publicly traded securities. It also would provide for consideration of a bill (HR 2930) that would provide exemptions from SEC requirements to allow small businesses to raise capital through "crowdfunding."  Motion agreed to 241-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(822) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Motion to Instruct
November 03, 2011 - Dicks, D-Wash., motion to instruct conferees to insist on the highest funding level for the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program account within the scope of conference for activities consistent with the definition of disaster relief in the 2011 debt-ceiling increase law. It also would instruct conferees to insist on the highest funding level for the Community Oriented Policing Services program within the scope of conference. Motion agreed to 265-160.

 

Vote: Nay


(823) - HR 2930: 'Crowdfunding' Legalization - Intermediary Compensation Disclosure
November 03, 2011 - Velazquez, D-N.Y., amendment no. 4 that would require intermediaries in "crowdfunding" security transactions to disclose the compensation structure in place for their participation in the offering. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(824) - HR 2930: 'Crowdfunding' Legalization - Recommit
November 03, 2011 - Holt, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would bar intermediaries participating in "crowdfunding" securities sales from, directly or indirectly, being affiliated with or owning any share or interest in any corporation doing business with the government of Iran or its agents. Motion rejected 187-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(825)- HR 2930: 'Crowdfunding' Legalization - Passage
November 03, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would provide exemptions from Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirements for certain "crowdfunded" securities, or those financed with small amounts of money from numerous investors. The bill would exempt annual sales of up to $1 million, or $2 million if the company provided audited financial statements, from registration requirements. Individual investors would be limited to total annual purchases of $10,000 or 10 percent of their income, whichever is less. As amended, the thresholds would be indexed to inflation. The bill would require intermediaries or issuers in such transactions to disclose certain warnings to investors about the risks involved. As amended, the bill would pre-empt state-level registration requirements but would clarify that such pre-emption does not apply to fraud or other malfeasance. Passed 407-17.

 

Vote: Yea


(826) - HR 2940: SEC Public Advertising Ban Repeal - Bonus Disclosure
November 03, 2011 - Miller, D-N.C., amendment that would require advertising legalized under the bill to contain disclosures of any bonus compensation structure or "golden parachute" severance package established for executive officers, directors or other principals. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(827) - HR 2940: SEC Public Advertising Ban Repeal - Recommit
November 03, 2011 - DeFazio, D-Ore., motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would continue to ban individuals convicted of fraud related to financial transactions, including predatory lending to veterans, from generally advertising or soliciting non-publicly traded securities. Motion rejected 190-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(828) - HR 2940: SEC Public Advertising Ban Repeal - Passage
November 03, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to remove the prohibition against general solicitation or advertising of sales of non-publicly traded securities, provided that all purchasers of the securities are "accredited investors," within 90 days of the bill's enactment. It would require issuers of those securities to take reasonable steps to verify that individuals purchasing the securities are accredited investors.  Passed 413-11.

 

Vote: Yea


(854) - H J Res 2: Balanced-Budget Amendment - Previous Question
November 17, 2011 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 466) that would permit the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of Nov. 18, 2011 regarding a measure (H J Res 2) that would propose a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. Motion agreed to 243-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(855) - H J Res 2: Balanced-Budget Amendment - Rule
November 17, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 466) that would permit the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of Nov. 18, 2011 regarding a measure (H J Res 2) that would propose a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. Adopted 248-169.

 

Vote: Yea


(856) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Rule
November 17, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 467) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report on the bill that would make fiscal 2012 appropriations for Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science and Transportation-HUD. It also would include provisions to make continuing appropriations for all other programs through Dec. 16, 2011. Adopted 262-156.

 

Vote: Yea


(857) - HR 2112: Fiscal 2012 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Conference Report
November 17, 2011 - Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would provide about $128.1 billion in discretionary funds for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and for science programs and other related programs in fiscal 2012. Excluding emergency funding, the bill would provide roughly $19.8 billion for Agriculture programs, $52.7 billion for Commerce, Justice and science agency programs and $55.6 billion for Transportation and HUD programs. The measure would provide approximately $2.3 billion in emergency-relief funding. It also would include provisions to make continuing appropriations for all other programs through Dec. 16, 2011. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 298-121.

 

Vote: Yea


(858) - H J Res 2: Balanced-Budget Amendment - Passage
November 18, 2011 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would propose a constitutional amendment that would require a balanced budget starting in fiscal 2018 or the second fiscal year after ratification by three-fourths of the states, whichever is later. Under the proposal three-fifths of the entire House and Senate would be required to approve deficit spending or an increase in the public debt limit. A simple majority could waive the requirement in times of congressionally declared war or in the face of a serious military threat. Motion rejected 261-165.

 

Vote: Yea


Business and Labor

(853) - HR 674: Contractor Withholding Repeal - Motion to Concur
November 16, 2011 - Camp, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would repeal a requirement for federal, state and certain local governments to withhold 3 percent of payments to contractors. It also would provide tax incentives to hire unemployed veterans. The withholding provisions would be offset by counting 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. The veterans' provisions would be offset by extending, through fiscal 2016, fees on Department of Veterans Affairs home loans. Motion agreed to 422-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(859) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Rule
November 18, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 470) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would build waiting periods into the process by which workers vote on whether to be represented by labor unions. Adopted 239-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(863) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Motion to Rise
November 30, 2011 - Moore, D-Wis., motion to rise from the Committee of the Whole and recommend that the bill's enacting clause be stricken. Motion rejected 176-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(864) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - 'Frivolous' Filing Sanctions
November 30, 2011 - Bishop, D-N.Y., amendment no. 1 that would authorize the National Labor Relations Board to impose sanctions against a party in a representation proceeding for any "frivolous or vexatious" filing or matter. If the party raised the matter to delay an election, the amendment would require the board to direct that an election be conducted no less than seven days after the determination. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-228.

 

Vote: Nay


(865) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Executive Bonuses Hearing Issue Limitation
November 30, 2011 - Boswell, D-Iowa, amendment no. 2 that would prevent firms that have paid bonuses to executives larger than 10,000 percent of the compensation paid to an average employee from raising new issues in a pre-election hearing that had not been disclosed before the hearing. The bill would allow other firms to raise such issues. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(866) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Labor Law Violation Hearing Issues Limitation
November 30, 2011 - Walz, D-Minn., amendment no. 3 that would prevent firms found liable for a labor law violation against a U.S. military veteran during the one-year period before a unionization petition is filed from raising new issues in a pre-election hearing that had not been disclosed before the hearing. The bill would allow other firms to raise such issues. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 200-221.

 

Vote: Nay


(867) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Mandatory Waiting Period Elimination
November 30, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 4 that would strike a provision in the bill that would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from providing a hearing on a question of representation less than 14 calendar days after a petition is certified. It also would eliminate the 35-day waiting period for an election after a petition is certified. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(868) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Recommit
November 30, 2011 - Sutton, D-Ohio, motion to recommit the bill to the Education and Workforce Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would require that any unionization election directed by the National Labor Relations Board occur within a period no longer than is required for the board of directors to vote for a chief executive officer under the incorporation laws of the state where the employer is located. It also would require the board to prohibit employers from requiring or paying employees to attend campaign meetings, unless both sides agree to waive the prohibition. The amendment also would prohibit employers that had outsourced jobs to a foreign country or had announced plans to do so during the one-year period before the unionization petition is filed from raising new issues in a pre-election hearing that had not been disclosed before the hearing. Motion rejected 185-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(869) - HR 3094: Union Representation Elections - Passage
November 30, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would institute mandatory waiting periods into the process by which workers vote on whether to be represented by labor unions. It would require that the National Labor Relations Board wait at least 14 days after certifying a unionization petition to hold a pre-election hearing. It also would require the board to wait at least 35 days after a successful pre-election hearing to hold a unionization election. The bill would establish criteria for what constitutes a "community of interest" for unionization purposes. Passed 235-188.

 

Vote: Yea


Congress and the Federal Government

 

(817) - S 1280: Peace Corps Sexual Assault Prevention - Passage
November 01, 2011 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Peace Corps to provide its volunteers with comprehensive sexual assault risk-reduction and response training and information about crime and risks in the country in which they will serve. It also would establish an Office of Victim Advocacy within the Peace Corps to help victims get the appropriate services. Motion agreed to 406-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(818) - HR 2061: Civilian Federal Employees Flag Benefit - Passage
November 02, 2011 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the heads of executive agencies to give a flag to families of employees that die due to injuries incurred in the line of duty, a criminal or terrorist act, a natural disaster, or under circumstances designated by the president. Motion agreed to 425-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(870) - HR 527, HR3010, HR3463: Election Assistance, Regulatory Rulemaking Criteria and Small Business Regulations - Previous Question
November 30, 2011 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 3463) that would abolish taxpayer financing of presidential elections and party conventions; a bill (HR 3010) that would require federal agencies to consider the costs, benefits and potential alternatives to new rules; and a bill (HR 527) that would give the Small Business Administration new powers to ensure federal agency compliance with a law that requires flexibility in regulating small businesses. Motion agreed to 239-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(871) - HR 527, HR3010, HR3463: Election Assistance, Regulatory Rulemaking Criteria and Small Business Regulations - Rule
November 30, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 477) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 3463) that would abolish taxpayer financing of presidential elections and party conventions; a bill (HR 3010) that would require federal agencies to consider the costs, benefits and potential alternatives to new rules; and a bill (HR 527) that would give the Small Business Administration new powers to ensure federal agency compliance with a law that requires flexibility in regulating small businesses. The rule also would permit the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of Dec. 2, 2011 regarding a measure related to railway labor. Adopted 239-178.

 

Vote: Yea


Domestic Issues

(837) - S 1412: Officer John Maguire Post Office - Passage
November 14, 2011 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Woburn, Mass., as the "Officer John Maguire Post Office." Motion agreed to 385-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(838) - HR 298: Army Spc. Matthew Troy Morris Post Office - Passage
November 14, 2011 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Cedar Park, Texas, as the "Army Spc. Matthew Troy Morris Post Office Building." Motion agreed to 391-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(839) - HR 2422: Sgt. Angel Mendez Post Office - Passage
November 14, 2011 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Staten Island, N.Y., as the "Sgt. Angel Mendez Post Office." Motion agreed to 390-0.

 

Vote: Yea


Foreign Affairs and Immigration

(860) - HR 3012: Employment Visa Per-Country Cap Elimination - Passage
November 29, 2011 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based immigrant visas. It also would raise the per-country cap for family-sponsored immigrant visas to 15 percent of such visas made available in that year. Motion agreed to 389-15.

 

Vote: Yea


Second Amendment

(842) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Rule
November 15, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 463) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would require states that allow the carrying of concealed firearms to recognize concealed-carry permits issued by other states. Adopted 271-153.

 

Vote: Yea


(843) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Existing State Reciprocity Agreements
November 16, 2011 - Woodall, R-Ga., amendment no. 1 that would allow individuals to carry concealed handguns, permitted in one state, across state lines as would be permitted under the bill, only to states that do not already have reciprocal agreements in place with the state that issued the permit. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-283.

 

Vote: Nay


(844) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - State Consent Requirement
November 16, 2011 - McCarthy, D-N.Y., amendment no. 2 that would require that the bill's provisions apply only to states that enact laws opting in to those provisions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 147-274.

 

Vote: Nay


(845) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - In-Person Applications
November 16, 2011 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment no. 3 that would allow individuals to carry concealed handguns, permitted in one state, across state lines only into states that require them to apply for the permits in person. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 148-277.

 

Vote: Nay


(846) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Permit Database
November 16, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 4 that would allow individuals to carry concealed handguns, permitted in one state, across state lines only into states that maintain a complete database of all concealed-carry permits and licenses issued by the state and make that database available to law enforcement officers from all states 24 hours a day. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 139-284.

 

Vote: Nay


(847) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Live-Fire Exercises
November 16, 2011 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment no. 6 that would make individuals who carry concealed handguns, permitted in one state, across state lines as would be allowed under the bill subject to laws in the second state requiring them to receive firearm safety training, including live-fire exercises, to carry a concealed handgun. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 144-281.

 

Vote: Nay


(848) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Age Requirement
November 16, 2011 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment no. 7 that would make individuals who carry concealed handguns, permitted in one state, across state lines as would be allowed under the bill subject to laws in the second state requiring them to be at least 21 to carry a concealed handgun. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-276.

 

Vote: Nay


(849) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Advance Notice Requirement
November 16, 2011 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 8 that would require that an individual notify a state's designated law enforcement agency at least 24 hours in advance of carrying a concealed firearm, permitted in one state, into the second state. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-299.

 

Vote: Nay


(850) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - State Certification Requirement
November 16, 2011 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment no. 9 that would block the recognition of concealed-carry permits issued in other states from taking effect until that state's attorney general, head of the state police and the state's secretary of State have jointly certified that the other state's carry laws are substantially similar to its own. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 146-277.

 

Vote: Nay


(851) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Recommit
November 16, 2011 - Cicilline, D-R.I., motion to recommit the bill to the Judiciary Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would prevent the recognition of concealed-carry permits issued in other states from applying to an individual convicted of a sex offense against a minor or an individual subject to restraining orders related to harassing, stalking or threatening a family member, intimate partner or child of an intimate partner. It also would prevent the recognition from applying to individuals whom the attorney general determines are reasonably suspected to be or have engaged in or supported terrorism. Motion rejected 161-263.

 

Vote: Nay


(852) - HR 822: Concealed-Carry Reciprocity - Passage
November 16, 2011 - Passage of the bill that would require states that allow the carrying of concealed firearms to recognize concealed-carry permits issued by other states. It also would require the Government Accountability Office, within one year of the bill's enactment, to conduct an audit of state laws that allow the issuance of concealed-carry licenses and permits to non-residents and report on the effectiveness of those laws and the impact on public safety. Passed 272-154.

 

Vote: Yea


Transportation and Homeland Security

 (829) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - Previous Question
November 04, 2011 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 455) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would authorize $25.8 billion for the Coast Guard in fiscal 2012 through 2014 and create a nationwide performance standard for ballast water discharges. Motion agreed to 234-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(830) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - Rule
November 04, 2011 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 455) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would authorize $25.8 billion for the Coast Guard in fiscal 2012 through 2014 and create a nationwide performance standard for ballast water discharges. It also would permit the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on the legislative day of Nov. 4, 2011, regarding legislation addressing the applicability of coastwise trade laws Adopted 245-166.

 

Vote: Yea


(831) - HR 3321: America's Cup - Passage
November 04, 2011 - LoBiondo, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would grant waivers from the Jones Act for non-U.S. vessels that will be participating in the America's Cup sailing races, as well as for eight specified commercial vessels that were either foreign-built or were at one time registered under a foreign flag. The Jones Act requires that vessels operating between U.S. ports be U.S.-flag ships that are American-built, owned and operated. Motion agreed to 387-2.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(832) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - District Ombusdmen
November 04, 2011 - Cummings, D-Md., amendment no. 3 that would strike language in the bill that would eliminate a requirement that the Coast Guard commandant appoint a district ombudsman for each Coast Guard district. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(833) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - Coast Guard Academy Nominations
November 04, 2011 - Thompson, D-Miss., amendment no. 4 that would require that half of each Coast Guard Academy incoming class in 2014 and beyond be made up of cadets nominated by the vice president or a member of Congress. Each member of Congress would be allowed to nominate up to three students a year. In 2013, at least 25 percent of the class would be required to be congressional nominees. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-218.

 

Vote: Nay


(834) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - Guam Manning Requirement
November 04, 2011 - Napolitano, D-Calif., amendment no. 6 that would allow distant water tuna fishing vessels operating in and out of Guam to employ foreign citizens to comply with a manning requirement if no U.S. citizens were readily available. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 364-37.

 

Vote: Yea


(835) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - State Ballast Water Discharge Regulation Authorization
November 04, 2011 - Bishop, D-N.Y., amendment no. 7 that would authorize states to impose additional protective operational requirements for ballast water discharges made in waters within their state boundaries. States could impose stricter standards if they determine that protecting and improving water quality requires greater environmental protection than would be achieved through the new federal standard. The state's standards could not require different water treatment technology than the national standard and would not apply until certain federal agencies determine the state requires stricter environmental protection. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-225.

 

Vote: Nay


(836) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - National Ballast Water Discharge Standard Elimination
November 04, 2011 - Slaughter, D-N.Y., amendment no. 8 that would strike language in the bill establishing a single nationwide performance standard for commercial vessels' discharge of ballast water. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 161-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(840) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - Puerto Rico Passenger Vessels
November 15, 2011 - Pierluisi, D-P.R., amendment no. 15 that would allow vessels weighing more than 100 gross tons that are not otherwise qualified to transport ship passengers among American ports to do so among ports in Puerto Rico. Under current law, foreign-flagged vessels must stop at an international port in between U.S. ports. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 322-100.

 

Vote: Yea


(841) - HR 2838: Coast Guard Authorization - Recommit
November 15, 2011 - Larsen, D-Wash., motion to recommit the bill to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions that it be reported back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the Coast Guard from awarding contracts to anyone convicted of certain crimes including fraud, embezzlement, theft, tax evasion or bribery for 10 years after their conviction. The amendment would provide a waiver for national security interests. Motion rejected 189-235.

 

Vote: Nay


Values

 

(816) - H Con Res 13: National Motto Reaffirmation - Passage
November 01, 2011 - Forbes, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would reaffirm "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States. The resolution also would encourage its display in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions. Motion agreed to 396-9.

 

Vote: Yea


War and Terror and the Armed Forces

(861) - HR 2192: National Guard Bankruptcy Means-Test Exemption - Passage
November 29, 2011 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend, through December 2015, the exemption for members of the National Guard and armed forces reservists from means tests required as part of filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. The exemption is available only to members of the National Guard and armed forces reservists who have served at least 90 days on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001 and applies while they are on active duty and 540 days afterward. Motion agreed to 407-1.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(862) - HR 1801: Armed Forces Expedited Airport Screening - Passage
November 29, 2011 - Cravaack, R-Minn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to develop expedited screening procedures for military members traveling under orders and their accompanying family members. The agency would have to consider integrating such procedures into existing trusted travelers programs and establishing standard procedures for screening military gear. Motion agreed to 404-0.

 

Vote: Yea


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