Vote History

May 2012 Vote History

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Budget, Taxes and the Economy

(199) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Previous Question
May 08, 2012 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 643) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $51.1 billion in fiscal 2013 for the Commerce and Justice Departments, NASA and other agencies. Motion agreed to 235-174.

 

Vote: Yea


(200) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Rule
May 08, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 643) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $51.1 billion in fiscal 2013 for the Commerce and Justice Departments, NASA and other agencies. The rule also would waive through the legislative day of May 10, 2012, the two-thirds requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee. The waiver would only apply to measures related to budget reconciliation. Adopted 228-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(202) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Trade Administration and USTR Funding
May 08, 2012 - Peters, D-Mich., amendment that would increase by $9 million the amount provided for the International Trade Administration's operations and administration and reduce by $17 million the amount provided for science, aeronautics, exploration, space operations and education research and development activities. It also would increase the amount provided for salaries and expenses for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by $1.8 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 141-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(203) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Spending Reduction
May 08, 2012 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by about 3 percent the amounts provided in the bill for various administrative and salaries and expenses accounts covered in the bill and direct $874.6 million to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-270.

 

Vote: Nay


(204) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - International Trade Administration Funding
May 08, 2012 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce by $277.8 million the amount provided for International Trade Administration operations and administration and direct the same amount to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 121-287.

 

Vote: Nay


(205) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Economic Development Assistance Grants
May 08, 2012 - Michaud, D-Maine, amendment that would increase funding by $38 million for economic development assistance program grants under the Economic Development Administration, offset by reducing funds for periodic censuses and programs by the same amount. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-218.

 

Vote: Nay


(206) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Economic Development Administration Salaries and Expenses
May 08, 2012 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would reduce funding for Economic Development Administration salaries and expenses by $7.5 million and also reduce funding for the Commerce Department's management account by $10.7 million. The amendment would direct $18.2 million to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-233.

 

Vote: Yea


(207) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Economic Development Administration Grants
May 08, 2012 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would eliminate $182 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) program grants and $37.5 million in EDA salaries and expenses and direct $219.5 million to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 129-279.

 

Vote: Nay


(208) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia
May 08, 2012 - Quayle, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce by $21 million the amount provided for industrial technology services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and direct that amount to the bill's spending reduction account. It would strike the requirement that $21 million be allocated for NIST's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 147-259.

 

Vote: Nay


(209) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - NOAA Operations and Research
May 08, 2012 - Harris, R-Md., amendment that would reduce by $542,000 the amount provided for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operations, research and facilities, and direct the same amount to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(210) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Regional Information Sharing
May 08, 2012 - Grimm, R-N.Y., amendment that would reduce by $18 million the amount provided for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operations, research, and facilities and increase by the same amount funding provided for the Office of Justice Programs. It would stipulate that the additional funds be used for regional information sharing activities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 209-199.

 

Vote: Yea


(211) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Pacific Salmon Populations
May 08, 2012 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $15 million the amount provided for expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations and direct the same amount to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-239.

 

Vote: Yea


(212) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants
May 08, 2012 - Runyan, R-N.J., amendment that would reduce by $22.4 million the amount provided for administrative expenses at the Justice Department and increase by the same amount funds provided for state and local law enforcement assistance programs. It would stipulate that the additional funding be used for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 325-81.

 

Vote: Yea


(213) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program
May 08, 2012 - Davis, D-Ill., amendment that would decrease by $10 million the amount provided for the state criminal alien assistance program and increase by the same amount the funds provided for the court-appointed special advocate program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 99-311.

 

Vote: Nay


(214) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Community Oriened Policing Services Program Funding
May 08, 2012 - Grimm, R-N.Y., amendment that would increase by $126 million the amount provided for the Community Oriented Policing Services Program and stipulate that the additional funding be used for grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers. It would reduce by the same amount funding provided for science, aeronautics, exploration, space operations and education research and development activities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 206-204.

 

Vote: Nay


(215) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Bureau of Prisons and Federal Prison Industries
May 08, 2012 - Huizenga, R-Mich., amendment that would strike language from the bill that would bar the use of funds in the bill for a public-private sector competition within the Bureau of Prisons and Federal Prison Industries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 199-211.

 

Vote: Yea


(216) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - EEOC Funding
May 09, 2012 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $26 million the amount provided for science, aeronautics, exploration, space operations and education research and development activities and increase by $7.1 million the amount provided for expenses of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Rejected in Committee of the Whole 96-314.

 

Vote: Nay


(217) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - National Science Foundation Funding
May 09, 2012 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce by $1.2 billion the amount provided for activities at the National Science Foundation and direct the same amount to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 121-291.

 

Vote: Nay


(218) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Legal Services Corporation Funding
May 09, 2012 - Westmoreland, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $128 million the amount provided for payment to the Legal Services Corporation and direct the same amount to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(219) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Legal Services Corporation Funding
May 09, 2012 - Scott, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate all funding in the bill for payments to the Legal Services Corporation and direct $328 million to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 122-289.

 

Vote: Nay


(220) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - State Immigration Lawsuits
May 09, 2012 - Black, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the attorney general to originate or join in any lawsuit that seeks to overturn, enjoin or invalidate certain state immigration laws. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(221) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - One Percent Funding Reduction
May 09, 2012 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce the amounts that would be provided in the bill by 1 percent. It would exclude from that reduction any amounts required to be available by current law. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-251.

 

Vote: Yea


(222) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Spending Reduction
May 09, 2012 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by 12.2 percent the amounts provided in the bill. It would exempt from that reduction funds made available for the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI and NASA. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 105-307.

 

Vote: Nay


(223) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Fishery Conservation and Management
May 09, 2012 - Southerland, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for any new limited-access privilege program to harvest fish for any fishery under the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, New England, or Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. It would exempt such programs that have already been developed, approved or implemented. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 220-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(226) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Fraudulent Statements
May 09, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to violate laws against knowingly and willfully issuing fraudulent statements to Congress. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 381-41.

 

Vote: Yea


(227) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Prosecutors and Public Defenders Loan Repayment Program
May 09, 2012 - Tierney, D-Mass., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided in the bill for the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Program, which provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors. The amendment would reduce by the same amount the funding in the bill for NASA's Mars Next Decade program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-260.

 

Vote: Nay


(228) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Healthcare Litigation
May 09, 2012 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for defending against any action challenging a provision of the 2010 health care law or any of the health care-related provisions in the corresponding reconciliation law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 229-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(229) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Secret Ballot Union Elections
May 09, 2012 - Duncan, R-S.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for litigation against states on behalf of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to secret ballot union elections. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(230) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Residential Mortgage Settlements
May 09, 2012 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would bar the use of funds for the Justice Department to be a party to a single or multi-state court settlement agreement where funds are removed from any residential mortgage-backed securitization trust.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(231) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Voter Identification Laws
May 09, 2012 - Schweikert, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Justice Department to litigate against state laws that require voter identification. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(232) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - American Community Survey
May 09, 2012 - Webster, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for conducting the Commerce Department's American Community Survey, which gathers demographic information to help determine how federal and state funds are distributed each year. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(233) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Alternative Fuels Procurement
May 09, 2012 - Flores, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to enforce a law that prohibits government procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels, including those produced from unconventional petroleum sources, for uses other than research or testing, unless the contract certifies that the greenhouse gas emissions generated from producing and burning those fuels are less than or equal to conventional fuel emissions. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 250-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(234) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - National Ocean Policy
May 09, 2012 - Flores, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement an executive order calling for a national ocean policy that would protect, maintain and restore the health of ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems.  Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-174.

 

Vote: Yea


(235) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Defense of Marriage Act
May 09, 2012 - Huelskamp, R-Kan., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for activities that would violate the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman and stipulates that states are not required to grant the benefits of marriage to same-sex couples. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 245-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(236) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Sea Turtle Conservation
May 09, 2012 - Landry, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement a proposed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rule to require all skimmer trawls, pusher-head trawls and wing nets to use turtle excluder devices in their nets. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-201.

 

Vote: Yea


(237) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Asset Forfeiture Fund
May 09, 2012 - Gardner, R-Colo., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay the salary of any Commerce Department officer or employee who uses money in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Enforcement Asset Forfeiture Fund for activities not specifically authorized by law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 357-68.

 

Vote: Yea


(238) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - State Medical Marijuana Laws
May 09, 2012 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the Justice Department from using funds provided in the bill to prevent certain states and the District of Columbia from implementing laws authorizing the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(239) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Justice Department Antitrust Regional Field Offices
May 09, 2012 - Lewis, D-Ga., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to close the Justice Department's antitrust division regional field offices. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(240) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Discrimination Laws
May 09, 2012 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would bar the Justice Department from using funds in the bill for activities that would violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as laws against unlawful police practices, discrimination on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity or religion. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(241) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - NSF Climate Change Education Program
May 09, 2012 - Cravaack, R-Minn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to carry out the National Science Foundation's Climate Change Education Partnership program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(242) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Business Investments
May 09, 2012 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Commerce Department's SelectUSA program, which coordinates and helps direct foreign business investments in the United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 209-217.

 

Vote: Yea


(243) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - NSF Political Science Program
May 09, 2012 - Flake, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to carry out the National Science Foundation's Political Science Program, which supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government and politics. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-208.

 

Vote: Yea


(244) - HR 5652: Budget Sequestration Replacement - Previous Question
May 10, 2012 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 648) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would replace the $98 billion in automatic discretionary spending cuts scheduled to go into effect in January 2013, with a $19 billion reduction in the discretionary cap for fiscal 2013 and with reconciliation savings that would cut more than $310 billion over a decade from mandatory spending. Motion agreed to 237-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(245) - HR 5652: Budget Sequestration Replacement - Rule
May 10, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 648) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would replace the $98 billion in automatic discretionary spending cuts scheduled to go into effect in January 2013, with a $19 billion reduction in the discretionary cap for fiscal 2013 and with reconciliation savings that would cut $310 billion over a decade from mandatory spending. Adopted 233-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(246) - HR 5652: Budget Sequestration Replacement - Recommit
May 10, 2012 - Loebsack, D-Iowa, motion to recommit the bill to the House Budget Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would make former members of Congress who are registered lobbyists earning more than $1 million annually ineligible to receive retirement benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employees Retirement System. It also would require that members of Congress contribute more toward their retirement benefits and prohibit lawmakers from making contributions to retirement benefits with accrued or accumulated leave. Motion rejected 170-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(247) - HR 5652: Budget Sequestration Replacement - Passage
May 10, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would cancel $98 billion in automatic discretionary spending cuts that would go into effect in January 2013. It would replace the sequester with a $19 billion reduction in the discretionary cap for fiscal 2013 and with reconciliation savings from mandatory programs recommended by six House committees. It also would eliminate the separate cap on defense spending for the year to allow for higher spending levels. The bill would modify mandatory programs to save $19.7 billion through fiscal 2013 and $310 billion over 10 years, including by decreasing benefits and eligibility for the food stamp program, reducing and repealing elements of the 2010 health care law, and requiring all current and future federal workers to pay an additional 5 percentage points of their salary toward their federal pensions. Passed 218-199.

 

Vote: Yea


(248) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Recommit
May 10, 2012 - Nadler, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $20.5 million the amount provided in the bill for programs that aid in the prevention and prosecution of acts of violence against women. It would reduce by the same amount general administrative funding for the Commerce and Justice departments and the Office of Science and Technology. Motion rejected 181-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(249) - HR 5326: Fiscal 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Passage
May 10, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would provide $51.5 billion in fiscal 2013 for the departments of Commerce and Justice and other agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation. It would provide $7.7 billion for the Commerce Department and $27.4 billion for the Justice Department, including $8.3 billion for the FBI, $6.9 billion for the federal prison system and $1.8 billion for state and local enforcement and crime prevention grant programs. The bill would provide $17.6 billion for NASA, $7.3 billion for the National Science Foundation, $5 billion for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and $2.9 billion for the Patent and Trademark Office. Passed 247-163.

 

Vote: Yea


 (302) - HR 5854: Fiscal 2013 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Project Labor Agreements
May 31, 2012 - Grimm, R-N.Y., amendment that would strike language from the bill that would prohibit federal government construction contracts funded by the bill from requiring or prohibiting project labor agreements. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-198.

 

Vote: Nay


(303) - HR 5854: Fiscal 2013 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Wage Requirements
May 31, 2012 - Franks, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to enforce Davis Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(304) - HR 5854: Fiscal 2013 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Recommit
May 31, 2012 - Barrow, D-Ga., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would reduce by $56.7 million the amount provided in the bill for the Defense Base Closure Account and increase by $28.3 million the amount provided in the bill for medical and prosthetic research and development. Motion rejected 188-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(305) - HR 5854: Fiscal 2013 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Passage
May 31, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would provide $146.4 billion in fiscal 2013 for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), military construction and military housing. It would provide $71.7 billion in discretionary funds, including $55.7 billion for veterans' health programs. The bill would provide $74.6 billion in mandatory spending for veterans' service-connected compensation, benefits and pensions. The total funding also includes $10.6 billion for military construction, including $1.7 billion for military family housing, and $476 million for base realignment and closure. The bill would provide $54.5 billion in advance appropriations for certain VA medical care accounts for fiscal 2014. Passed 407-12.

 

Vote: Yea

 

Congress and the Federal Government

 

(201) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
May 08, 2012 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, May 7, 2012. Approved 296-108.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Domestic Issues

 

(196) - H Con Res 105: King Kamehameha Celebration - Adoption
May 07, 2012 - 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 on June 24, 2012 for an event to celebrate the birth of Hawaiian King Kamehameha, who unified the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1800s. Motion agreed to 376-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(197) - H Con Res 117: National Peace Officers' Memorial Service - Adoption
May 07, 2012 - Denham, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 31st annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during 2011. Motion agreed to 377-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(198) - H Con Res 118: D.C. Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run - Adoption
May 07, 2012 - Denham, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Motion agreed to 375-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(224) - HR 2072: Export-Import Bank Reauthorization - Passage
May 09, 2012 - Miller, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize through Sept. 30, 2014 the charter for the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The bill would incrementally increase to $140 billion the cap on outstanding loans, guarantees and insurance that the bank is authorized to have at any given time. Motion agreed to 330-93.

 

Vote: Yea


(250) - HR 365: National Blue Alert Plan - Passage
May 15, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would direct the attorney general to establish a national Blue Alert communications network within the Justice Department to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. It would require the Justice Department to assign an existing officer to act as the national coordinator of the Blue Alert communications network. Motion agreed to 394-1.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Energy, Environment and Federal Land

 

(251) - HR 3874: Black Hills Forest Cemeteries - Passage
May 15, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would direct the Agriculture secretary to convey parcels of National Forest System land located in Black Hills National Forest, S.D., containing nine cemeteries to local communities. The bill also would allow for the conveyance of up to two additional acres adjoining each cemetery to ensure unmarked grave sites are conveyed and to allow for expansion of the cemeteries. Motion agreed to 400-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(252) - HR 205: American Indian Land Leases - Passage
May 15, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow American Indian tribes to enter into leases of their lands held in trust by the federal government without approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Under the bill, leases would be limited to 25 years for agricultural and business use and 75 years for other purposes, although the agricultural and business leases could be extended for two additional terms of 25 years each. Motion agreed to 400-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Foreign Affairs and Immigration

 

(225) - HR 4133: U.S.-Israel Relations - Passage
May 09, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would express the sense of Congress that the United States should assist in the defense of Israel, including providing Israel the military capabilities necessary to deter and defend itself against any threats. The bill also would extend until Sept. 30, 2015, the U.S. government guarantee of loans taken out by the state of Israel. Motion agreed to 411-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(296) - HR 915: Border Enforcement Security - Passage
May 30, 2012 - King, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) program within Immigration and Customs Enforcement to coordinate efforts among federal, state and local border and law enforcement officials to combat crime along and across the international borders of the United States. Motion agreed to 391-2.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Health Care

 

(294) - HR 5651: FDA User Fees - Passage
May 30, 2012 - Upton, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs through fiscal 2017 for pre-market approval of prescription drugs and medical devices. The bill would authorize two new user fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilar biological products. It would require drugmakers to notify the FDA of expected shortages of certain critical drugs and the FDA to inform health care providers of the potential drug shortage. Motion agreed to 387-5.

 

Vote: Yea


 

 

 

Housing

 

(262) - HR 5740: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization - Passage
May 17, 2012 - Biggert, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend through June 30, 2012 the authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program. The bill would allow homeowners to purchase private flood insurance to satisfy the program's mandatory flood insurance coverage as long as it meets federal coverage requirements. Motion agreed to 402-18.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Transportation and Homeland Security

 

(256) - HR 4119: Border Tunnel Smuggling - Passage
May 16, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make attempting to or conspiring to use, finance or construct a tunnel to be used for smuggling a criminal offense. Such activities would be subject to the same penalties as current tunnel-related smuggling offenses. The bill would permit the Justice Department to seek a court order to intercept wire, oral or electronic communications to aid in the investigation of smuggling tunnel activities and allow authorities to seize assets moved through such tunnels. Motion agreed to 416-4.

 

Vote: Yea


(261) - H Res 568: Iranian Nuclear Weapons Capability - Adoption
May 17, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express support for an increase in economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran to prevent the country from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. It also would urge for an agreement with the government of Iran that includes suspension of all uranium enrichment activities, complete cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and a permanent agreement that verifiably assures that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful. Motion agreed to 401-11.

 

Vote: Yea


(292) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Motion to Instruct
May 18, 2012 - Barrow, D-Ga., motion to instruct House conferees to insist on House-passed provisions that would transfer authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project from the State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and provide that if FERC does not approve the pipeline within 30 days that it be deemed approved. Motion agreed to 261-152.

 

Vote: Yea


(293) - HR 4348: Surface Transportation Extension - Motion to Instruct
May 18, 2012 - Rahall, D-W.Va., motion to instruct House conferees to agree to a Senate-passed provisions relating to Buy American requirements, which generally mandate that the materials for federally funded highway, transit and rail projects be produced in the United States. Motion agreed to 245-169.

 

Vote: Nay


(297) - H Res 667: Intelligence Authorization and Fiscal 2013 Spending Bills - Previous Question
May 31, 2012 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 667) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2013 intelligence authorization bill (HR 5743) as well as the fiscal 2013 Energy-Water (HR 5325), Homeland Security (HR 5855) and Military Construction-VA (HR 5854) spending bills. Motion agreed to 233-180.

 

Vote: Yea


(298) - HR 5325, HR5855, HR5854, HR5743: Intelligence Authorization and Fiscal 2013 Spending Bills - Rule
May 31, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 667) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2013 intelligence authorization bill (HR 5743) as well as the fiscal 2013 Energy-Water (HR 5325), Homeland Security (HR 5855) and Military Construction-VA (HR 5854) spending bills. Adopted 246-166.

 

Vote: Yea


(300) - HR 5743: Fiscal 2013 Intelligence Authorization - Recommit
May 31, 2012 - Critz, D-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Intelligence Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the heads of the intelligence community to prevent intelligence and information about U.S. military capability from being stolen by or improperly transferred to a foreign state or state sponsor of terror. It also would require intelligence community leaders to protect U.S. capabilities and sensitive economic, financial, and consumer information from cyberattacks and prohibit the outsourcing of intelligence contracts to foreign-owned companies unless the director of national intelligence determines that it would be in the interests of national security. Motion rejected 180-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(301) - HR 5743: Fiscal 2013 Intelligence Authorization - Passage
May 31, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would authorize classified amounts in fiscal 2013 for 16 intelligence agencies, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the CIA, the National Security Agency, and for intelligence activities of the Defense Department, the FBI, the Homeland Security Department and other agencies. It also would authorize covert action programs, research and development and projects to improve information dissemination. The bill would direct the president to develop a strategy and timeline for carrying out current requirements regarding reciprocity of security clearances among intelligence, executive and defense agencies. As amended, it would require the DNI to report to Congress by Oct. 1, 2013 on how the intelligence community can improve the process to grant security clearances to subcontractors and notification of classified contracting opportunities. Passed 386-28.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Values Issues

 

(257) - HR 4970: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization - Recommit
May 16, 2012 - Moore, D-Wis., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would eliminate, reduce or limit confidentiality protections in current law to protect domestic violence victims from future violence. Motion rejected 187-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(258) - HR 4970: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization - Passage
May 16, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $660 million per year through fiscal 2017 to reauthorize and modify grant and assistance programs enacted under the Violence Against Women Act. The bill would authorize funds for law enforcement training programs, prosecution and victim services. It also would impose mandatory criminal penalties for certain aggravated sexual crimes, modify visa programs for immigrant victims of domestic violence and make changes to current law protections for housing services provided to victims of violence and abuse. Passed 222-205.

 

Vote: Yea


(299) - HR 3541: Sex-Selection Abortion Ban - Passage
May 31, 2012 - Franks, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would impose fines or a maximum five-year sentence, or both, on individuals who perform an abortion knowing the abortion is sought based on the sex of the fetus. The same penalties would apply to individuals who transport a woman into the United States or across state lines for the purpose of terminating a pregnancy based on the sex of the fetus or to anyone who solicits or accepts payment for performing an abortion based solely on the sex of the fetus. Motion rejected 246-168.

 

Vote: Yea


 

War on Terror and the Armed Forces

 

(253) - H Res 656: VAWA Reauthorization and Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Question of Consideration
May 16, 2012 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 656) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4970) that would reauthorize grant and assistance programs under the Violence Against Women Act through fiscal 2017 and provide one hour of general debate for a bill (HR 4310) that would authorize fiscal 2013 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Agreed to consider 239-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(254) - H Res 656: VAWA Reauthorization and Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Previous Question
May 16, 2012 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 656) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4970) that would reauthorize grant and assistance programs under the Violence Against Women Act through fiscal 2017 and provide one hour of general debate for a bill (HR 4310) that would authorize fiscal 2013 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Motion agreed to 235-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(255) - HR 4310, HR4970: VAWA Reauthorization and Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Rule
May 16, 2012 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would reauthorize grant and assistance programs under the Violence Against Women Act through fiscal 2017. The rule also would provide one hour of general debate for a bill (HR 4310) that would authorize fiscal 2013 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Adopted 235-186.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(259) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Previous Question
May 17, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on adoption of the rule (H Res 661) that would provide for further House floor consideration the bill that would authorize fiscal 2013 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Motion agreed to 236-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(260) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Rule
May 17, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 661) that would provide for further House floor consideration the bill that would authorize fiscal 2013 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Adopted 244-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(263) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Pakistan Assistance
May 17, 2012 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif. amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for assistance for Pakistan in fiscal 2013. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 84-335.

 

Vote: Nay


(264) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
May 17, 2012 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would limit the use of funds provided for operations in Afghanistan to the purpose of facilitating a safe and orderly withdrawal of forces. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 113-303.

 

Vote: Nay


(265) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Coalition Support Fund
May 17, 2012 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would prevent the disbursement of funds to the Coalition Support Fund until the Defense Department certifies that Pakistan has opened ground line communication, is allowing NATO to move supplies through Pakistan into Afghanistan, and is supporting the retrograde of U.S. equipment out of Afghanistan. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 412-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(266) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Detainee Trials
May 17, 2012 - Rooney, R-Fla., amendment that would that would direct the Defense Department to hold detainee trials in the U.S. military facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and not in the United States. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 249-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(267) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Labor Agreements
May 17, 2012 - Bartlett, R-Md., amendment that would prohibit government agencies, when awarding federal construction contracts, from requiring or prohibiting contractors to enter into labor agreements or from awarding or withholding contracts on the basis of contractor decisions regarding such agreements. The provision would not apply to contracts awarded before the bill's enactment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 211-209.

 

Vote: Yea


(268) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Long-Range Nuclear Bomber
May 17, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would require the Air Force to ensure that the next-generation long-range strike bomber is capable of carrying strategic nuclear weapons once it is operable. It also would reduce funding in the bill by $292 million and bar the Defense Department from using any funds authorized in fiscal 2013 through 2023 for the research, development, testing and evaluation or procurement of a new long-range nuclear-capable bomber. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 112-308.

 

Vote: Nay


(269) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Missile Defense System
May 17, 2012 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce the amount for the ground-based midcourse missile defense system by $403 million and require those funds be used for deficit reduction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(270) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Guantanamo Detention Facility
May 18, 2012 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment that would strike language from the bill providing authority to transfer individuals captured within the United States, territories or other locations to military authorities and prevent the indefinite detention of such individuals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(271) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Detainee Rights
May 18, 2012 - Gohmert, R-Texas, amendment that would clarify that the bill and the 2001 authorization for use of military force do not deny the writ of habeas corpus or deny any constitutional rights for persons detained in the United States under the use of force authorization who are entitled to such rights. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 243-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(272) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Contractor Authority
May 18, 2012 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would allow contractor personnel to perform functions currently restricted to Defense Department civilian employees and would repeal the prohibition against public-private competition for certain Defense Department functions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 209-211.

 

Vote: Yea


(273) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Air National Guard Units
May 18, 2012 - Keating, D-Mass., amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill for the Air Force in fiscal 2013 to transfer, reduce or eliminate any unit of the Air National Guard units supporting an Air and Space Operations Center or an Air Force Forces staff. It would allow the Defense secretary to waive the limitation 30 days after submitting written certification to Congress that the waiver is necessary to meet an emergency national security requirement. It also would increase by $36.5 million the amount authorized for the Air National Guard and reduce by the same amount the authorization for the Ballistic Missile Defense Midcourse Defense Segment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(274) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Enlistment Age Cap Elimination
May 18, 2012 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would permit qualified and able-bodied individuals over the age of 42 to enlist in the U.S. military. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-256.

 

Vote: Nay


(275) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Military Promotion Determinations
May 18, 2012 - Carson, D-Ind., amendment that would prohibit military promotion boards from using information regarding an individual seeking mental health or addiction treatment services when making a promotion determination. It would require information regarding this prohibition be made available to service members and direct the Defense secretary to establish a process to exclude certain individuals from the prohibition. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(276) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Mortgage Protections
May 18, 2012 - Cummings, D-Md., amendment that would repeal the sunset for mortgage security protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and expand it to include service members serving in a contingency operation, surviving spouses of service members whose deaths are service-connected, and veterans who are totally disabled at the time of discharge. It also would increase fines for mortgage violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 394-27.

 

Vote: Yea


(277) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Naval Vessel Maintenance
May 18, 2012 - Sablan, D-N. Marianas, amendment that would include the Northern Mariana Islands as an eligible location, in addition to the United States and Guam, for the overhaul, repair and maintenance of naval vessels and other vessels under the jurisdiction of the Navy. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 118-303.

 

Vote: Nay


(278) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Weapons Deployment to South Korea
May 18, 2012 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would include congressional findings language stating that the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea would destabilize the Western Pacific region and would not be in the national security interests of the United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(279) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Weapons Reduction Reports
May 18, 2012 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would require the Defense Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to report to Congress by Jan. 15, 2013, on whether nuclear weapons reductions pursuant to the New START Treaty are in the national security interests of the United States and whether such reductions should continue. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-245.

 

Vote: Nay


(280) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Weapons Reduction
May 18, 2012 - Price, R-Ga., amendment that would prohibit the president from unilaterally entering into any agreement that would decrease the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal to a level less than described in the New START Treaty. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-179.

 

Vote: Yea


(281) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Defense Sequester Elimination
May 18, 2012 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment that would eliminate the automatic budget cuts, known as the sequester, to discretionary defense-related spending. The elimination of the sequester would be conditional upon making spending reduction equal to the elimination over five years. The amendment also would reduce the cap on domestic discretionary spending by $19.1 billion in fiscal 2013. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 220-201.

 

Vote: Yea


(282) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Department Spending Reductions
May 18, 2012 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that that would direct the president to make $8 billion in reductions to the amounts authorized by the bill. It would exempt military, reserve and National Guard personnel accounts and the Defense Health Program account from such reductions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(283) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Ocean Affairs Organizations
May 18, 2012 - Duncan, R-S.C., amendment that would bar any funds authorized by the bill from being made available for any institution or organization established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 229-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(284) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Combat Brigades in Europe
May 18, 2012 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would authorize the president to remove all brigade combat teams that are permanently stationed in Europe and replace them with a rotational force. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-196.

 

Vote: Nay


(285) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Iran Special Envoy
May 18, 2012 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would require the president, in consultation with the secretary of State, to appoint a special envoy to ease tensions and normalize relations between the United States and Iran. It also would recommend that it should be U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 77-344.

 

Vote: Nay


(286) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Non-Proliferation Activities
May 18, 2012 - Franks, R-Ariz., amendment that would restrict the availability of funds for nuclear non-proliferation activities with the Russian Federation until 30 days after the Energy, State and Defense secretaries certify to Congress that Russia is no longer providing support to the Syrian government's suppression of the Syrian people or transferring equipment and technology that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction to Iran, North Korea or Syria. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(287) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Domestic Uranium Enrichment
May 18, 2012 - Pearce, R-N.M., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would authorize $150 million for the development of domestic uranium enrichment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 121-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(288) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Delivery Systems
May 18, 2012 - Rehberg, R-Mont., amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill for the reduction, conversion, or decommission of any strategic delivery system pursuant to the New START Treaty unless the president certifies that reductions in the Russia's arsenal are needed for compliance with New START Treaty limits and Russia is not developing or deploying nuclear delivery systems not covered by New START limits. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-162.

 

Vote: Yea


(289) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - U.S. and Israeli Leak Investigation
May 18, 2012 - Price, R-Ga., amendment that would require the Justice Department to investigate possible violations of federal law regarding leaks of sensitive information involving U.S. and Israeli military, intelligence and operational capabilities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 379-38.

 

Vote: Yea


(290) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Recommit
May 18, 2012 - Garamendi, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar naval and other U.S. flagged vessels from being overhauled, repaired or maintained in shipyards outside of the U.S. or Guam. Voyage repairs in foreign shipyards would not be prohibited. It would allow the Defense secretary to waive the prohibition in cases of national security or urgent repair. Motion rejected 182-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(291) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Passage
May 18, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $642.7 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2013, including $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, $88.5 billion in contingency funds for the war in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism, $236.1 billion for operations and maintenance accounts, $109.4 billion for procurement and $149.7 billion for military personnel. The bill would authorize approximately $10.8 billion for military construction and family housing; $32.8 billion for the Defense Health Program and a 1.7 percent pay raise for military personnel. As amended, the bill would prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States and other countries and limit the president's ability to decommission nuclear weapons, as required by the New START agreement with Russia. Passed 299-120.

 

Vote: Nay


(295) - HR 4201: Servicemember Custody Protections - Passage
May 30, 2012 - Stearns, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require courts to reinstate custody arrangements approved before a servicemember was deployed unless a court determines the arrangement is no longer in the child's best interest. Motion agreed to 390-2.

 

Vote: Yea


 

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