Vote History

July 2012 Vote History

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(452) - HR 4155: Veterans Licensing - Passage 

July 09, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the heads of federal licensing authorities to consider and apply any relevant training received by members of the armed forces towards training or certification requirements for federal licenses. Motion agreed to 369-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(453) - HR 4367: ATM Fee Disclosures - Passage
July 09, 2012 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would repeal the requirement that banks and credit unions maintain physical placards on automated teller machines (ATMs) warning that customers may be assessed fees for use of an ATM if they are not an account holder of that financial institution. Motion agreed to 371-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (454) - HR 5892: Hydropower Facility Permits - Passage
July 09, 2012 - McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify the permitting process for hydropower facilities by imposing deadlines on licensing authorities and exempting small-generating units. The bill would extend the period provided for preliminary project permits by two years and require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct several studies of hydropower use and on implementing the use of certain hydropower technologies. Motion agreed to 372-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(455) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn
July 10, 2012 - Ellison, D-Minn., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 75-318.

 

Vote: Nay


(456) - HR 6079: Repeal of Health Care Overhaul - Previous Question
July 10, 2012 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 724) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill to repeal the 2010 health care law. Motion agreed to 238-184

 

Vote: Yea


(457) - HR 6079: Repeal of Health Care Overhaul - Rule
July 10, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 724) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill to repeal the 2010 health care law. Adopted 240-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(458) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
July 10, 2012 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday July 9, 2012. Approved 312-105.

 

Vote: Nay


(459) - HR 6079: Repeal of Health Care Overhaul - Recommit
July 11, 2012 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means and Education and the Workforce committees and report it back immediately with language that would make any member of the House of Representatives who votes in favor of the bill to repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law ineligible for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Motion rejected 180-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(460) - HR 6079: Repeal of Health Care Overhaul - Passage
July 11, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law, which requires most individuals to buy health insurance by 2014, makes changes to government health care programs and sets new requirements for health insurers. The bill would restore the provisions of law amended or repealed by the health care overhaul, and repeal certain provisions of the health care reconciliation law. Passed 244-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(461) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Rule
July 11, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 726) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would expedite environmental review of critical mineral mining projects. Adopted 245-180.

 

Vote: Yea


462) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Strategic and Critical Minerals Definition
July 12, 2012 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would limit the scope of the bill by modifying the definition of "strategic and critical minerals" to minerals specifically identified in the National Research Council's 2008 report on critical minerals or other minerals identified by the council. The amendment would make clay, sand and gravel mines ineligible for the expedited permitting and review process created by the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-251.

 

Vote: Nay


(463) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Application Review Extension
July 12, 2012 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would permit the lead agency responsible for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit to extend the bill's 30-month time limit for permit application reviews by up to 12 months. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-252.

 

Vote:  Nays


(464) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Royalty Payments
July 12, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would require the lead agency responsible for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit to require royalty payments of 12.5 percent of the value of minerals extracted from federal lands. The funds would be dedicated, subject to appropriation, to the reclamation of abandoned hardrock mines. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(465) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Permit Approvals
July 12, 2012 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would exempt existing mineral prescriptions for strategic minerals in national forests from certain regulations in order to facilitate mining permit approval and extraction activities. The amendment also would exempt areas within national forests that would be used for infrastructure to access mining facilities or mineral deposits. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(466) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Expedited Permit and Review Exemptions
July 12, 2012 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would prevent the bill's expedited permitting or environmental review processes from applying to mining permits that are determined to diminish hunting, fishing, grazing and other recreational activities on federal lands. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(467) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Recommit
July 12, 2012 - Slaughter, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with language that would prohibit the issuance of permits for mining to individuals, corporations or their subsidiaries that have failed to pay state or federal taxes. It also would add language to require federal mineral exploration or mining permits issued under the bill to include language that would prohibit the export of strategic and critical minerals to China and Iran. Permits issued under the bill would have to require, to the extent practicable, that all mining equipment used be made in the United States. It also would prohibit permit holders from outsourcing U.S. jobs. Motion rejected 181-231.

 

Vote:  Nay


(468) - HR 4402: Mineral Mining Projects - Passage
July 12, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would reclassify certain mining operations as "infrastructure projects" in order to streamline the permitting process for mining on federal lands. It would require federal agencies to expedite the environmental review process for such mining projects, and limit the judicial review process for challenges to approved mining permits or associated environmental reviews. Passed 256-160.

 

Vote: Yea


(469) - HR 6018: Fiscal 2013 Foreign Relations Authorization - Passage
July 17, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize fiscal 2013 funding for the State Department and certain international organizations. The measure would authorize $9 billion for the State Department's diplomatic and consular programs, $1.6 billion for dues to international organizations and $1.8 billion for contributions for international peacekeeping activities. Motion agreed to 333-61.

 

Vote: Nay


(470) - S 2009: American Samoa Minimum Wage - Passage
July 17, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would delay a required 50-cent minimum wage increase for American Samoa until Sept. 30, 2015. It also would require the Energy Department to conduct radiochemical analyses of the groundwater surrounding the Cactus Crater containment structure on the Marshall Islands and would allow territorial and magistrate judges to temporarily serve on courts on the South Pacific islands known as the Freely Associated States. Motion agreed to 378-11.

 

Vote: Yea


(471) - HR 5872: Sequestration Study - Passage
July 18, 2012 - Ryan, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the White House to produce a report within 30 days of the bill's enactment explaining how the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect in January, 2013, would affect both domestic and defense programs. Motion agreed to 414-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(472) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Military Bands
July 18, 2012 - McCollum, D-Minn., amendment that would reduce the military personnel account for military bands by $188 million and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(473) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - NASCAR Sponsorship
July 18, 2012 - Kingston, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce various operations and maintenance accounts by $72.3 million to restrict NASCAR sponsorship and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 202-216.

 

Vote:  Nay


(474) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Destroyer Funding Reduction
July 18, 2012 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would reduce funding for one DDG-151 Destroyer by $998 million and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 60-359.

 

Vote: Nay


(475) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Navy Procurement Reduction
July 18, 2012 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would reduce Navy procurement by $506 million and increase defense health programs by $235 million. The remainder would go towards deficit reduction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 145-273.

 

Vote: Nay


(476) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Rapid Innovation Fund
July 18, 2012 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would remove $250 million for the Rapid Innovation Fund and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-282.

 

Vote: Nay


(477) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Ground-Based Missile Defense
July 18, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would reduce ground-based missile defense by $75 million and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-268.

 

Vote: Nay


(478) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Commercial Contracting
July 18, 2012 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would strike the section in the bill which prohibits the Defense Department from contracting out any commercial function unless it would save the Defense Department at least $10 million or10 percent of its performance costs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-233.

 

Vote: Yea


(479) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund
July 18, 2012 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would reduce the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $175 million and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 228-191.

 

Vote: Nay


(480) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund
July 18, 2012 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would eliminate $375 million for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 149-270.

 

Vote: Nay


(481) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Funding Reductions
July 18, 2012 - Woolsey, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce overall spending in the bill by $181 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-302.

 

Vote: Nay


(482) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Limits
July 18, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to operate or maintain more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 136-283.

 

Vote: Nay


(483) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Funding Reductions
July 18, 2012 - Woolsey, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce overall spending in the bill by $294 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 106-311.

 

Vote: Nay


(484) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Funding Reductions
July 18, 2012 - Woolsey, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce overall spending in the bill by $1.7 billion. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 91-328.

 

Vote: Nay


(485) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Withdrawal Funding
July 18, 2012 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce the budget for overseas contingency operations budget by $20.8 billion and limit the use of funds provided for operations in Afghanistan to the purpose of conducting a safe and orderly withdrawal. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 107-312.

 

Vote: Nay


(486) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Wage Requirements
July 18, 2012 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to enforce or implement prevailing wage requirements of the labor law known as the Davis-Bacon Act (PL 71-798). Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-235.

 

Vote: Yea


(487) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Defense of Marriage Act
July 19, 2012 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used in contravention of current law that defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 247-166.

 

Vote: Yea


(488) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Spending Reduction
July 19, 2012 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce total appropriations by $19.2 billion, which would bring the bill's total to $500 billion. The amendment would exempt from this reduction funding for military personnel and the defense health program as well as for these two activities within overseas contingency operations. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 87-326.

 

Vote: Nay


(489) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Debt Limit Law Funding Level
July 19, 2012 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce appropriations in the bill by $7.6 billion, which would bring the total to the amount authorized under the Budget Control Act (PL 112-25). The amendment would exempt funding for military personnel, health care and overseas contingency operations from the reduction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(490) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Russian Loan Guarantees
July 19, 2012 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used to enter into contracts or cooperative agreements or providing grants, loans or loan guarantees to Rosoboronexport, Russia's official weapons exporter. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 407-5.

 

Vote: Yea


(491) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Nuclear Forces
July 19, 2012 - Turner, R-Ohio, amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used to reduce U.S. nuclear forces, implement the Nuclear Posture Review Implementation Study or change parts of the Secretary of Defense Guidance for Employment of Force or the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(492) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - NATO Infanty Withdrawal
July 19, 2012 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the deployment of the 170th and 172nd infantry brigade after fiscal 2013. The Army plans to withdraw the two brigade combat teams from Europe, except if there is an emergency sanctioned by NATO. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-292.

 

Vote: Nay


(493) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Nuclear Weapons
July 19, 2012 - Berg, R-N.D., amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used to reduce the number of nuclear weapons delivery vehicles. These include heavy bomber aircraft, air-launched cruise missiles, nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(494) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations
July 19, 2012 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce funding provided in the Overseas Contingency Operations account by $12.7 billion. The reduction would not apply to: the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund; the Defense Health Program; drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, Defense; Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund; or the Office of the Inspector General. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-278.

 

Vote: Nay


(495) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Maintain Current Spending Level
July 19, 2012 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would decrease spending in the bill by $1.1 billion. The reduction would not apply to military personnel, the Defense Health Program or overseas contingency operations. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 247-167.

 

Vote: Yea


(496) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Funding
July 19, 2012 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would increase, and then decrease, by $4.4 billion overseas contingency funding for Army personnel. It also would increase, and then decrease, overseas contingency funding for Marine Corps personnel by $1.2 billion. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(497) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - TRICARE
July 19, 2012 - Stearns, R-Fla., amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used by the Defense Department to implement new TRICARE for Life enrollment fees. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 399-17.

 

Vote: Yea


(498) - HR 5856: Fiscal 2013 Defense Appropriations - Passage
July 19, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would provide $605.8 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2013. The total includes $518.1 billion in discretionary funding and an additional $87.7 billion for overseas contingency operations, including those in Afghanistan. Of the combined funding, approximately $239 billion would be provided for operations and maintenance, $110 billion for procurement and $70 billion for research and development. It would provide $34 billion for defense health programs and about $142 billion for military personnel, including a 1.7 percent pay raise. Passed 326-90.

 

Vote: Yea


(499) - HR 2362: Tribal Land Leases - Passage
July 23, 2012 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow up to six tribes to participate in a demonstration project in which they could lease tribal lands held in trust by the federal government to Turkey and other World Trade Organization countries without having to get approval from the Interior secretary. Motion rejected 222-160.

 

Vote: Yea


(500) - S 2039: Levee Construction - Passage
July 23, 2012 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow state, local or tribal governments in North Dakota that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open space land. It would require a government that builds a levee to submit an annual maintenance plan to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. Motion rejected 126-254.

 

Vote: Yea


(501) - HR 3477: David McNerney Post Office - Passage
July 23, 2012 - Poe, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Crosby, Texas as the "Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office Building." Motion agreed to 379-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(502) - HR 4078, HR6082: Regulatory Revisions and Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing - Previous Question
July 24, 2012 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 738) that would provide for House floor consideration of a package (HR 4078) of regulatory measures and a bill (HR 6082) that would replace the administration's offshore leasing plan and open additional areas to oil and gas drilling. Motion agreed to 238-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(503) - HR 4078, HR6082: Regulatory Revisions and Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing - Rule
July 24, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 738) that would provide for House floor consideration of a package (HR 4078) of regulatory measures and a bill (HR 6082) that would replace the administration's offshore leasing plan and open additional areas to oil and gas drilling. Adopted 244-170.

 

Vote: Yea


(504) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Environmental Impact Studies
July 25, 2012 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would strike the provision of the bill that would require the Interior secretary to conduct an environmental impact study for all new drilling areas under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(505) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Gas Exportation Ban
July 25, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would prohibit the exportation of any resources produced as a result of lease sales required under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-262.

 

Vote: Nay


(506) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Drilling Safety Changes
July 25, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would require leases offered under the bill to include new safety requirements, such as third-party verification of safety systems, blowout preventer performance standards and implementing technologies that would limit the risk of hydrocarbon ignition. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(507) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Leasing Royalty Rates
July 25, 2012 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would prevent lessees of certain outer continental shelf lands located within the Gulf of Mexico who were granted royalty relief under the terms of a 1994 law from receiving new leases under the bill unless they renegotiate their current leases to require the payment of royalties if the price of oil or natural gas reaches certain thresholds. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(508) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Impact on Gas Prices
July 25, 2012 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would require drilling permit applications for wells to include an estimate of potential impact on gas prices resulting from oil and gas developed on the leased land. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(509) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Climate Change Impact
July 25, 2012 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would require drilling permit applications for wells to include an estimate of the impact that consumption of oil and gas resources discovered under the lease would have on climate change. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-275.

 

Vote: Nay


(510) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Recommit
July 25, 2012 - Slaughter, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the issuance of a drilling lease to any person in violation of current sanctions on Iran or Syria. Motion rejected 179-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(511) - HR 6082: Republican Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Passage
July 25, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would replace the Interior Department's current offshore oil and gas drilling plan with one that would establish a timeline for 29 specific leases, up from the current 15. Certain leases would be conducted under a 2009 draft regulation rather than the 2012 plan. It also would require the Interior Department to prepare a multi-lease environmental impact statement for any leases required under the bill not in the June 2012 plan. Passed 253-170.

 

Vote: Yea


(512) - HR 6168: Administration Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan - Passage
July 25, 2012 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Interior secretary to implement the administration's Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. It would authorize 12 oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as three leases near Alaska through 2017. The plan would require the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to study the fair market value of leasing areas and not sell any area for less than the determined value. Motion rejected 164-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(513) - HR 459: Federal Reserve Audit - Passage
July 25, 2012 - Paul, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Government Accountability Office to audit all actions of the Federal Reserve and issue a report to Congress within 12 months of enactment. Motion agreed to 327-98.

 

Vote: Yea


(514) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Drinking Water Regulations
July 25, 2012 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would exempt regulatory proposals directed at maintaining or enhancing the safety of drinking water from the moratorium on "significant regulatory actions." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(515) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Consent Decrees and Settlements
July 25, 2012 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt consent decrees and settlement agreements pertaining to the health care overhaul law from the bill's provisions to change the settlement process. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 159-259.

 

Vote: Nay


(516) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Oil Speculation Regulations
July 25, 2012 - Kucinich, D-Ohio, amendment that would exempt regulations designed to limit oil speculation from the moratorium on "significant regulatory actions." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-245.

 

Vote: Nay


(517) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Energy Efficiency Regulations
July 25, 2012 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment that would exempt regulations designed to increase or promote energy efficiency from the restrictions relating to consent decrees and settlement agreements, significant regulatory actions and midnight rules. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(518) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Extreme Weather Regulations
July 25, 2012 - Markey, D-Mass., amendment that would exempt regulations to protect the public from extreme weather events, such as droughts, flooding and catastrophic wildfires, from the restrictions on "significant regulatory actions" and "midnight rules." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-240.

 

Vote: Nay


(519) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Previous Question
July 26, 2012 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 741) that would provide for further House floor consideration of a package (HR 4078) of regulatory measures. Motion agreed to 235-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(520) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Patent and Trademark Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Watt, D-N.C., amendment that would exempt regulations intended to increase efficiency within the patent and trademark process from the restrictions in the bill relating to consent decrees and settlement agreements, "midnight rules" and "significant regulatory actions." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-244.

 

Vote: Nay


(521) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Fuel Price Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Loebsack, D-Iowa, amendment that would exempt regulations designed to lower fuel prices from the moratorium on "significant regulatory actions" in the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(522) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Health Care Overhaul Implementation
July 26, 2012 - Richardson, D-Calif., amendment that would make regulations and rules proposed to implement the health care overhaul law eligible for a presidential waiver from the moratorium on "significant regulatory action" in the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(523) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Credit Reporting Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Richardson, D-Calif., amendment that would make regulations pertaining to the Fair Credit Reporting Act eligible for a presidential waiver from the moratorium on "significant regulatory action" in the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(524) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Presidential Exemption Requests
July 26, 2012 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would require Congress to review any presidential request for a waiver from the moratorium on "significant regulatory action" in the bill within seven days of its submission and allow the waiver to take effect absent such a review. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(525) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Attorneys' Fees
July 26, 2012 - Posey, R-Fla., amendment that would require any attorneys' fees paid as a result of federal agency violations of the bill's moratorium on "significant regulatory actions" be paid out of the offending agency's administrative budget. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 248-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(526) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Nuclear Power and Environmental Review Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would exempt regulations related to nuclear power plant safety from the definition of "significant regulatory actions" and from provisions related to consent decrees, settlement agreements and environmental review requirements. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(527) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - 'Regulatory Action' Definition
July 26, 2012 - McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would reduce the economic cost threshold for the definition of "significant regulatory action" from $100 million to $50 million. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 240-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(528) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Workplace Injuries and Flammable Dust Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Miller, D-Calif., amendment that would exempt regulations designed to prevent workplace injuries or deaths resulting from the ignition of flammable dust from the definition of "significant regulatory actions" and the restrictions on "midnight rules." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(529) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Electrocutions and High-Voltage Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Woolsey, D-Calif., amendment that would exempt regulations designed to reduce the number of electrocutions or fatalities resulting from working with high-voltage transmission and distribution lines from the definition of "significant regulatory actions" and the restrictions on "midnight rules." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(530) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - SEC Cost-Benefit Analysis
July 26, 2012 - Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would authorize the appropriation of such sums as necessary for the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out the cost-benefit analysis requirements of the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(531) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Financial Reporting Requirements
July 26, 2012 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., amendment that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on financial reporting requirements for companies with $250 million or less in outstanding shares controlled by public investors, referred to as a "public float."Adopted in Committee of the Whole 251-166.

 

Vote: Yea


(532) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Climate Change Regulations
July 26, 2012 - Posey, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the Securities and Exchange Commission from issuing or enforcing interpretive guidance designed to address climate change. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 245-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(533) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - SEC Provisions
July 26, 2012 - Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment that would delay the implementation of the bill's provisions related to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) until the SEC certifies that the cost-benefit analysis requirements would not divert resources from the agency's core mission. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(534) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Non-Resident Aliens
July 26, 2012 - Posey, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the Treasury Department from issuing regulations regarding bank deposits of foreign citizens. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 251-165.

 

Vote: Yea


(535) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Recommit
July 26, 2012 - Sutton, D-Ohio, motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would provide exemptions from the bill's moratorium on regulations for laws dealing with: offshore bank account disclosures, middle income tax relief, consumer protections, invasive species, prescription drug safety, home foreclosure relief or predatory lending. Motion rejected 181-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(536) - HR 4078: Regulatory Revisions - Passage
July 26, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit federal agencies from issuing new rules that have an annual economic cost of more than $50 million until the unemployment rate drops to or below 6 percent. It also would prevent outgoing administrations from writing so-called "midnight rules" after Election Day. The measure would permit third-party intervention in litigation between private parties and government agencies that could result in legal settlements compelling agencies to take regulatory actions. It also would require most independent regulatory agencies to assess the effects of significant regulations where they previously were exempted under current law and it would change the environmental review process for permits. Passed 245-172.

 

Vote: Yea


(537) - S 679: Senate Confirmation Requirement - Passage
July 31, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the requirement for Senate confirmation for 169 executive branch positions and would establish an executive branch working group to study and report on streamlining the paperwork required for executive nominations and the impact of background investigations on the appointments process. Motion agreed to 261-116.

 

Vote: Nay


(538) - HR 828: Tax Debts - Passage
July 31, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make individuals with seriously delinquent tax debts -- including current federal employees -- ineligible for federal employment, effective nine months after the date of the bill's enactment. Motion agreed to 263-114.

 

Vote: Yea


(539) - HR 3803: D.C. Abortion Ban - Passage
July 31, 2012 - Franks, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prohibit abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except when the woman's life is endangered. The bill would impose reporting requirements for any abortions performed prior to the 20-week threshold. Violators would be subject to fines or imprisonment, with a maximum two-year sentence. The measure would prohibit the prosecution of the woman obtaining the abortion. Motion rejected 220-154.

 

Vote: Yea

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