Vote History

November 2012 Vote History

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November Vote History

(604) - HR 6371: Federal Contractor Employee Claims - Passage 

November 13, 2012 - Walberg, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would transfer from the Government Accountability Office to the Labor Department the authority to process unpaid wage claims of workers hired by federal contractors. Motion agreed to 361-3.

Vote: Yea


(605) - HR 6156: Russia Trade Relations - Previous Question
November 15, 2012 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 808) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would establish permanent normal trade relations with Russia and Moldova and end Jackson-Vanik restrictions on both economies. Motion agreed to 243-164.

Vote: Yea


(606) - HR 6156: Russia Trade Relations - Rule
November 15, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 808) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would establish permanent normal trade relations with Russia and Moldova and end Jackson-Vanik restrictions on both economies. Adopted 253-150.

Vote:Yea


(607) - HR 2453: Mark Twain Commemorative Coin - Motion to Concur
November 15, 2012 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendments to the bill that would direct the Treasury Department to issue $5 and $1 coins commemorating author Mark Twain for one year. Motion agreed to 370-19.

Vote:Yea


(608) - HR 6156: Russia Trade Relations - Passage
November 16, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would establish permanent normal trade relations with Russia and Moldova and end Jackson-Vanik restrictions on both economies. The bill also would provide sanctions against persons involved in human rights violations in Russia. Passed 365-43.

Vote: Yea


(609) - HR 5997: Medical Preparedness Grants - Passage
November 27, 2012 - Bilirakis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand existing authorization of the Homeland Security Department's Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program to allow funds to be used for local general emergency medical preparedness programs. Motion agreed to 397-1.

Vote: Yea


(610) - HR 915: Border Security Task Force - Motion to Concur
November 27, 2012 - McCaul, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force within the Homeland Security Department to coordinate federal, state and local efforts protect U.S. border communities from violence associated with transnational crime. Motion agreed to 397-4.  

Vote: Yea


(611) - HR 6429: STEM Visa Program - Rule
November 29, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 821) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would create a new visa program under which foreign students earning advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at eligible U.S. colleges and universities could remain in the United States to work in those fields. Adopted 243-170.

Vote: Yea


(612) - HR 6429: STEM Visa Program - Recommit
November 30, 2012 - Lofgren, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would preserve the Diversity Visa Program while also allocating 55,000 high-tech visas for foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The motion also would require that STEM visa workers receive pay comparable to U.S. workers. Motion rejected 157-231.

Vote: Nay


(613) - HR 6429: STEM Visa Program - Passage
November 30, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would create a new visa program under which foreign students earning advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at eligible U.S. colleges and universities could remain in the United States to work in those fields. The bill would eliminate the Diversity Visa Program and would reallocate 55,000 visas to the new STEM visa program. It would allow spouses and children of a STEM graduate to reside in the United States without work authorization after a one-year waiting period. Passed 245-139.

Vote: Yea
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