Vote History

April 2012 Vote History

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Washington, April 1, 2012 | comments

Agriculture and Rural Development

(180) - HR 3336: Swap Dealer Exclusions - Passage
April 25, 2012 - Lucas, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exclude certain financial institutions regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from being classified as swap dealers under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul law. To be excluded depository institutions and farm credit institutions would have to limit use of swaps to transactions that help customers manage risk on a loan made by the institution or to offset risks arising from the swaps made with customers. Motion agreed to 312-111.

 

Vote: Yea


Budget, Taxes and the Economy

 

(172) - H Res 620: Small Business Tax Deduction - Previous Question
April 19, 2012 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 620) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would allow businesses with fewer than 500 employees to deduct 20 percent of their net domestic business income from their taxable income. Motion agreed to 234-179.

 

Vote: Yea


(173) - HR 9: Small Business Tax Deduction - Rule
April 19, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 620) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would allow businesses with fewer than 500 employees to deduct 20 percent of their net domestic business income from their taxable income. Adopted 234-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(175) - HR 9: Small Business Tax Deduction - Capital Investment Deduction
April 19, 2012 - Levin, D-Mich., substitute amendment that would replace the text of the bill with language that would allow small businesses with fewer than 500 employees to deduct 20 percent of their taxable income, not to exceed 100 percent of the amounts they spend on capital investments in 2012. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-236.

 

Vote:  Nay


(176) - HR 9: Small Business Tax Deduction - Recommit
April 19, 2012 - Deutch, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would make income from prostitution, pornography, drug trafficking, lobbying, golf courses that discriminate based on sex or race, or taxpayers who violate Iran sanctions ineligible for the tax deduction. It also would require members of Congress claiming the deduction to disclose the deduction amount and type of business income it came from. Motion rejected 179-229.

 

Vote:  Nay


(177) - HR 9: Small Business Tax Deduction - Passage
April 19, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would allow businesses with fewer than 500 employees a 20 percent deduction on their taxable income in 2012. A business would be eligible for the deduction if it had fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees in calendar year 2010 or 2011. If the business was not in existence in those years, then the threshold would be applied in 2012. The bill would limit the deduction to 50 percent of certain W-2 wages paid by the business. Passed 235-173.

 

Vote: Yea



Congress and the Federal Government

(167) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
April 18, 2012 - Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Approved 295-118.

 

Vote:  Yea


(174) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
April 19, 2012 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Approved 290-118.

 

Vote: Yea



Domestic Issues

(152) - HR 3001: Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal - Passage
April 16, 2012 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. Wallenberg was a Swedish businessman who helped rescue thousands of Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary near the end of World War II. Motion agreed to 377-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (153) - HR 4040: Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal - Passage
April 16, 2012 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to golfer Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his service to the nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship. The bill would authorize up to $30,000 from the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund to pay for the cost of duplicate bronze medals authorized by the bill. Motion agreed to 373-4.

 

Vote: Yea


(157) - HR 1815: Lena Horne Congressional Gold Medal - Passage
April 17, 2012 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the posthumous award of the Congressional Gold Medal to entertainer and activist Lena Horne in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights movement. The bill would authorize the production and sale of duplicate bronze medals. Motion agreed to 410-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(171) - HR 2453: Mark Twain Commemorative Coins - Passage
April 18, 2012 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Treasury Department to mint and issue $5 gold coins and $1 silver coins commemorating author Mark Twain. Motion agreed to 408-4.

 

Vote: Yea



Education

 

(194) - HR 4628: Student Loan Interest Rates - Recommit
April 27, 2012 - Capps, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce and the House Energy and Commerce committees and report it back immediately with an amendment specifying that nothing in the bill would endorse, promote or result in a reduction or increased cost for health insurance for women and children. Motion rejected 178-231.

 

Vote:  Nay


(195) - HR 4628: Student Loan Interest Rates - Passage
April 27, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would extend for one year, through June 30, 2013, the 3.4 percent interest rate for federally subsidized, undergraduate student loans. It would be offset by repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund established by the health care overhaul law and rescinding unobligated amounts in the fund. Passed 215-195.

 

Vote: Yea



Energy, Environment and Federal Land

 

(154) - H Res 614: Sportsmen's Land Access - Question of Consideration
April 17, 2012 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 614) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow fishing, hunting and shooting on certain public lands. The rule, upon adoption, also would deem the budget resolution (H Con Res 112) as the final budget resolution. Agreed to consider 234-175.

 

Vote: Yea


(155) - H Res 614: Sportsmen's Land Access - Previous Question
April 17, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 614) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill to allow fishing, hunting and shooting on certain public lands. Motion agreed to 235-179.

 

Vote: Yea


 (156) - H Res 614: Sportsmen's Land Access - Rule
April 17, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 614) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow fishing, hunting and shooting on certain public lands. The rule, upon adoption, also would deem the budget resolution (H Con Res 112) as the final budget resolution. Adopted 228-184.

 

Vote: Yea


(158) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - National Park Service Land
April 17, 2012 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would modify the bill to exclude all national park lands managed by the National Park Service from being opened to recreational hunting or shooting activities unless statute specifically permits such activities on specifically designated park lands. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-260.

 

Vote:  Nay


(159) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - Applicability Conditions
April 17, 2012 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would prevent provisions in the bill that require federal land management officials to facilitate the use of public lands for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting from taking effect unless the total amount of federal land made available for those activities is less than 75 percent of federal lands available for such activities under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 138-279.

 

Vote:  Nay


(160) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - Polar Bear Trophy Importation
April 17, 2012 - Peters, D-Mich., amendment that would strike language from the bill that would require the Interior secretary to issue importation permits to hunters for polar bear trophies taken in Canada before they were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 155-262.

 

Vote:  Nay


(161) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - Wilderness Activity Prohibition
April 17, 2012 - Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment that would clarify that the bill would not permit oil and gas development, mining, logging or motorized activity within any federal land that is designated as wilderness. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-244.

 

Vote:  Nay


 (162) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - National Monument Designation
April 17, 2012 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would require the federal government to consult with states and obtain state approval when designating federal land as a monument location or seeking to restrict certain public use activities on national monument lands. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-198.

 

Vote: Yea


 (163) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - Recommit
April 17, 2012 - Tierney, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would authorize funds for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for oversight of the oil market to combat speculation and market manipulation. It also would prohibit members of Congress from participating in hunting, fishing or recreational shooting activities on federal lands paid for by a registered lobbyist or foreign agent. Motion rejected 160-261.

 

Vote:  Nay


(164) - HR 4089: Sportsmen's Land Access - Passage
April 17, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would open lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, including wilderness lands, for recreational fishing, hunting and shooting unless the managing federal agency acts to close lands to such activities. Under the bill, agencies could block or limit access to land to ensure resource conservation, public safety, private property rights and national security. As amended, the bill would include shooting ranges in the list of valid uses of public land. It also would open, with certain exceptions, national monument land under the Bureau of Land Management's jurisdiction for recreational shooting and limit the EPA's authority to regulate bullets, angling lures and other hunting equipment under its jurisdiction. Passed 274-146.

 

Vote: Yea


(178) - HR 2157: Inyo National Forest Land Exchange - Passage
April 24, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would convey 20 acres of land within the Inyo National Forest in California in exchange for non-federal lands outside the forest boundaries. The bill would allow the Agriculture secretary to accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent to complete the exchange. Motion agreed to 376-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(181) - HR 1038: Coconino National Forest Land Exchange - Passage
April 25, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Agriculture secretary to convey two parcels of land located within the Coconino National Forest in Arizona to the landowners holding interests in the adjacent land. Motion agreed to 421-1.

 

Vote: Yea



Transportation and Homeland Security

 

(165) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Previous Question
April 18, 2012 - Foxx, R-N.C, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 619) that would provide for House floor consideration of a three-month extension of surface transportation programs. Motion agreed to 243-180.

 

Vote: Yea


(166) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Rule
April 18, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 619) that would provide for House floor consideration of a three-month extension of surface transportation programs. Adopted 246-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(168) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Environmental Permits and Review
April 18, 2012 - Ribble, R-Wis., amendment that would exempt from federal environmental permitting requirements reconstruction projects for a road, highway or bridge that was damaged during an emergency declared by a state governor or the president. It also would permit the use of state environmental review standards in cases where local standards meet or exceed federal standards and would require that all environmental reviews be completed within 270 days of a project announcement. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 255-165.

 

Vote: Yea


 (169) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Recommit
April 18, 2012 - Polis, D-Colo., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the use of Highway Trust Fund revenues for the construction of highways in foreign countries and rescind $12.3 million in funds available for a road in Canada. It also would prohibit funding for a new highway targeted at the Birmingham, Ala., beltway. Motion rejected 176-242.

 

Vote:  Nay


 (170) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Passage
April 18, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would extend the authorization for surface transportation programs, including federal aid highway, mass transit and safety programs, for three months through Sept. 30, 2012. It also would extend the authority to spend money from the Highway Trust Fund through the same period. It would transfer authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project from the State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission which would be required to issue the permit within 30 days of receiving an application. As amended, the bill would ease federal environmental permitting requirements for highway construction projects and provide states with more authority over environmental reviews. Passed 293-127.

 

Vote: Yea


(179) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Motion to Instruct
April 25, 2012 - Rahall, D-W.Va., motion to instruct conferees to recede from the House's disagreement with a Senate-passed version of the measure that would authorize federal highway, highway safety and public transit programs at $109 billion over two years. Motion rejected 181-242.

 

Vote:  Nay


 

(182) - HR 3523, HR4628: Cybersecurity and Student Loans - Previous Question
April 26, 2012 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 631) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 3523) that would provide for cyberthreat information sharing between the private sector and the federal intelligence community and a bill (HR 4628) that would extend the current student loan interest rates for one year. Motion agreed to 241-179.

 

Vote: Yea


(183) - HR 3523, HR4628: Cybersecurity and Student Loans - Rule
April 26, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 631) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 3523) that would provide for cyberthreat information sharing between the private sector and the federal intelligence community and a bill (HR 4628) that would extend the current student loan interest rates for one year. The rule also would allow for consideration of three cybersecurity measures under suspension of the rules at any time through the legislative day of April 27, 2012. Adopted 236-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(184) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Critical Infastructure
April 26, 2012 - Langevin, D-R.I., amendment that would make critical infrastructure owners and operators eliglible to participate in the information sharing program created by the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-243.

 

Vote:  Nay


(185) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - FOIA Requests
April 26, 2012 - Rogers, R-Mich., amendment that would clarify that providing information to the federal government as allowed by the bill does not affect requirements to provide information subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 412-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(186) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Information Use
April 26, 2012 - Quayle, R-Ariz., amendment that would limit the way the government could use information on cyber threats obtained from the private sector. It would allow the federal government to use the information for cybersecurity purposes generally, and to investigate and prosecute cybersecurity crimes and threats involving possible death or serious bodily harm, to protect minors from child pornography or other sexual crimes and to protect national security. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 410-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(187) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Personal Information
April 26, 2012 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would prohibit the federal government from using personal information from library records, firearms sales records, tax returns and education or medical records received from private entities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 415-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(188) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Impact on Information Sharing April 26, 2012 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would allow the government to undertake efforts to limit the impact cyber-threat information sharing would have on privacy and civil liberties. It also would prohibit the federal government from retaining or using information shared by certain cybersecurity providers for purposes not allowed by the bill. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 416-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(189) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Cyberthreat Information
April 26, 2012 - Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment that would narrow the definitions of what information could be identified, obtained and shared under the bill. It would specify that the information would have to be linked to threats to the integrity, confidentiality or availability of government or private networks or to efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy those systems or to gain unauthorized access to extract information. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 414-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(190) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Sunset Date
April 26, 2012 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would sunset the provisions of the bill five years after the date of enactment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 413-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(191) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Recommit
April 26, 2012 - Perlmutter, D-Colo., motion to recommit the bill to the House Intelligence Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit employers or the federal government from requiring that job applicants or employees disclose confidential passwords to social networking websites without a court order. It also would prohibit the government from establishing a national firewall to control access to and use of the Internet. Motion rejected 183-233.

 

Vote:  Nay


(192) - HR 3523: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Passage
April 26, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would require the director of national intelligence (DNI) to establish procedures to promote information sharing between the federal intelligence community and the private sector. It would require the DNI to issue guidelines for temporary or permanent security clearances to allow the government to share classified cybersecurity threat intelligence with certified entities. As amended the bill would limit the federal government's use of shared information to cybersecurity purposes, as well as for the investigation and prosecution of cybersecurity crimes and threats that could cause death or serious bodily harm and the protection of minors from child pornography or other sexual crimes. It would sunset five years after the date of enactment. Passed 248-168.

 

Vote: Yea


(193) - HR 2096: Cybersecurity Research and Development Plan - Passage
April 27, 2012 - McCaul, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require agencies of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program to develop, update and implement a strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development. It also would reauthorize cybersecurity programs at the National Science Foundation and direct the National Institute of Technology and Standards to develop cybersecurity standards for the federal government. Motion agreed to 395-10.

 

Vote: Yea

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