Vote History

December 2012 Vote History

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December Vote History

(614) - HR 6582: Heating and Cooling Equipment Energy-Efficiency Standards - Passage
December 04, 2012 - Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify federal energy-efficiency standards for water heaters, air conditioners, residential-ventilation units and commercial refrigerators. The bill would exempt walk-in refrigeration units and would direct the Energy Department to establish research partnerships. Motion agreed to 398-2.


Vote:
Yea


(615) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
December 04, 2012 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Approved 290-106.

Vote: Nay


(616) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn
December 04, 2012 - Ellison, D-Minn., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 3-393.

Vote: Nay


(617) - S Con Res 50: Global Internet Regulations - Adoption
December 05, 2012 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express the sense of Congress that the secretary of State should work to preserve an open and free Internet as part of the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union and advance the current multistakeholder model that governs Internet. Motion agreed to 397-0.

Vote: Yea


(618) - HR 6602: National Observances and Ceremonies - Passage
December 05, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make technical and clarifying changes to provisions in U.S. code that relate to patriotic national observances, ceremonies and organizations. Motion agreed to 392-0.

Vote: Yea


(619) - S 2367: Language in Federal Law - Passage
December 05, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would strike the word "lunatic" from federal law and portions of U.S. code dealing with banking. Motion agreed to 398-1.

Vote: Yea


(620) - : Procedural Motion - Journal
December 11, 2012 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Approved 272-102.

Vote: Yea


(621) - H Res 827: Suspension Authority - Previous Question
December 12, 2012 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of bills under suspension of the rules at any time through the legislative day of Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Motion agreed to 224-183.

Vote: Yea


(622) - H Res 827: Suspension Authority - Rule
December 12, 2012 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of bills under suspension of the rules at any time through the legislative day of Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Adopted 226-178.

Vote: Yea


(623) - HR 6190: Sale of Epinephrine Inhalers - Passage
December 12, 2012 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would permit the sale, distribution and consumption of remaining inventories of epinephrine inhalers through Aug. 1, 2013. It also would prevent the EPA from initiating any enforcement action to restrict such distribution or sale. Motion rejected 229-182.

Vote: Yea


(624) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Motion to Instruct
December 13, 2012 - Davis, D-Calif., motion to instruct conferees to agree to Senate-passed provisions that would require a report to Congress on a plan to promote the security of Afghan women and girls in the transition from U.S. to Afghan-led security in Afghanistan. Motion agreed to 399-4.

Vote: Yea


(625) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Motion to Close Conference
December 13, 2012 - McKeon, R-Calif., motion to close portions of the conference on the bill that would authorize funding for defense programs for fiscal 2013. Motion agreed to 351-53.

Vote: Yea


(626) - HR 4053: Payment Eligibility Verification - Passage
December 13, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Office of Management and Budget to identify and report on federal programs at high risk for improper payments and to create a standardized methodology for estimating improper payments. It would allow for data sharing between agencies and require OMB to establish a plan for curbing improper payments to deceased individuals. Motion agreed to 402-0.

Vote: Yea


(627) - HR 4606: Pipeline Right-of-Way - Passage
December 17, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the National Park Service to grant a right-of-way permit for an existing natural gas pipeline located in Glacier National Park. Motion agreed to 286-10.

Vote: Yea


(628) - S 3193: Barona Band Land Exchange - Passage
December 17, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would revise the description of land to be held in trust for the Barona Band of Mission Indians in California and clarify that a parcel of private land was not intended to be tribal land. Motion agreed to 306-0.

Vote:Yea


(629) - HR 6504: Small Business Leverage Amount - Passage
December 18, 2012 - Chabot, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase the maximum amount of leverage that can be made available to two or more Small Business Investment Companies under common control from $225 million to $350 million. Motion agreed to 359-36.  

Vote: Yea


(630) - HR 3783: Iran Policy - Motion to Concur
December 18, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would state that the U.S. shall use a comprehensive government-wide strategy to counter Iran's presence in the Western Hemisphere and would direct the secretary of State to assess the threats posed by Iran and submit to Congress a strategy to counter Iran's increased activity. The bill would allow the assessment be made classified but require an unclassified summary of policy recommendations. Motion agreed to 386-6.

Vote: Yea


(631) - HR 6621: Patent Overhaul Revisions - Passage
December 18, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make several changes to the 2011 patent overhaul law, including clarifying that parties have a right to seek the advice of legal counsel in the federal appeals process and specifying that decisions of whether to begin a derivation proceeding may not be appealed. Motion agreed to 308-89.

Vote: Nay


(632) - S 3642: Definition of Trade Secret Theft - Passage
December 18, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that the definition of the theft of trade secrets in current law applies to anything that is a product or service used in or intended for use in interstate or foreign commerce. Motion agreed to 388-4.

Vote: Yea


(633) - HR 6672: Medical Response Reauthorization - Passage
December 19, 2012 - Rogers, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize and modify several medical disaster and emergency response programs that develop chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear medical countermeasures. The bill would create an interagency National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters and permit the Food and Drug Administration to provide technical assistance to states during medical emergencies. Motion agreed to 383-16.

Vote: Yea


(634) - HR 1845: Medicare IVIG Coverage - Passage
December 19, 2012 - Brady, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a demonstration project to evaluate the benefits of allowing Medicare to cover in-home intravenous treatments and require the Department of Health and Human Services to report on any access and reimbursement issues. Motion agreed to 401-3.

Vote: Yea


(635) - H Res 668: Quapaw Trust Claim - Adoption
December 19, 2012 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would facilitate legal proceedings relating to the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's trust claim against the U.S. government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Motion agreed to 398-5.

Vote: Yea


(636) - HR 6655: Child Abuse Commission - Passage
December 19, 2012 - Camp, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create a Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities tasked with crafting a national strategy for reducing child abuse and examining the effectiveness of federally funded child welfare services. Motion agreed to 330-77:

Vote: Yea


(637) - S 3564: Public Interest Declassification Board - Passage
December 19, 2012 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the 2000 law which established the Public Interest Declassification Board to advise the president on matters regarding declassification, through 2014, and clarify that reappointed board members serve a three-year term from the date of reappointment. Motion agreed to 409-1.

Vote: Yea


(638) - HR 6016: Senior Executive Service Employee Termination - Passage
December 19, 2012 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand options to discipline Senior Executive Service employees, including allowing the termination of such employees for misappropriation of funds and allowing them to be placed on unpaid leave. Motion agreed to 402-2.

Vote: Yea


(639) - H J Res 66, HR6684: Sequester Replacement and Tax Cut Extension - Previous Question
December 20, 2012 - Dreier, R-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 841) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 66) that would permanently extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for taxable income levels of up to $1 million and a bill (HR 6684) that would cancel the across-the-board cuts scheduled for Jan. 2, 2013. Motion agreed to 233-184.

Vote: Yea


(640) - HR 6684, HJRES66: Sequester Replacement and Tax Cut Extension - Rule
December 20, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 841) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 66) that would permanently extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for taxable income levels of up to $1 million and a bill (HR 6684) that would cancel the across-the-board cuts scheduled for Jan. 2, 2013. Adopted 219-197.

Vote: Yea


(641) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Previous Question
December 20, 2012 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 840) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $648.7 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2013. Motion agreed to 233-186.

Vote: Yea


(642) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Rule
December 20, 2012 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 840) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $648.7 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2013. Adopted 243-177.

Vote: Yea


(643) - HR 6684: Sequester Replacement - Recommit
December 20, 2012 - Van Hollen, D-Md., motion to recommit the bill to the Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the Health and Human Services secretary to provide a public report on the number of Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries in each congressional district who would lose coverage or experience premium increases as a result of the bill. Motion rejected 179-243.

Vote: Nay


(644) - HR 6684: Sequester Replacement - Passage
December 20, 2012 - Passage of the bill that would cancel the automatic cuts from discretionary programs set to occur in January 2013 and replace the sequester with a $19 billion reduction in the discretionary cap for fiscal 2013 and savings from mandatory programs totaling more than $300 billion over 10 years. It also would eliminate the separate cap on defense spending for the year to allow for higher spending levels. Passed 215-209.

Vote: Yea


(645) - HR 4310: Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization - Conference Report
December 20, 2012 - Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $648.7 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2013, including $85.5 billion for overseas military operations. It would authorize $237.7 billion for operations and maintenance and $149.8 billion for military personnel. It would authorize $10.8 billion for military construction and family housing projects but prohibit funds to start another round of base closures. It would authorize $33.6 billion for the Defense Health Program as well as a 1.7 percent pay raise for military personnel. The measure would block the use of Defense Department funds for one year to transfer or release prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center into the United States and its territories or possessions. It also would clarify that suspected U.S. terrorists detained inside the United States be tried only in federal civilian courts. It would authorize the use of Defense Department funds for abortion for military personnel in cases of rape or incest. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 314-108.

Vote: Nay


(646) - HR 3197: Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center - Passage
December 20, 2012 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the Veterans Affairs Department medical center in Spokane, Wash., as the "Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center." Motion agreed to 421-1.  

Vote: Yea


(647) - HR 6443: William 'Bill' Kling VA Clinic - Passage
December 20, 2012 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would name the Veterans Affairs Department facility in Sunrise, Fla., the "William 'Bill' Kling VA Clinic." Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea


(648) - S 925: Mt. Andrea Lawrence Peak - Passage
December 20, 2012 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would name a peak located in the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Yosemite National Park as Mt. Andrea Lawrence. Motion agreed to 408-7.

Vote: Yea


(649) - HR 3159: Foreign Aid Transparency - Passage
December 30, 2012 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the president to establish guidelines for federal agencies regarding performance metrics, goals and progress monitoring for projects funded by U.S. foreign development aid. The bill would require the creation of a publicly available website where information regarding project efficiency and goals will be available and updated. Motion agreed to 390-0.

Vote: Yea


(650) - HR 4057: Education Information for Veterans - Motion to Concur
December 30, 2012 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would require the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to provide information on educational institutions to veterans and servicemembers. It also would place restrictions on bonuses and incentives paid by the VA and by institutions of postsecondary education. Motion agreed to 392-3.

Vote: Yea


(651) - S 3202: Veterans Burial Arrangements - Passage
December 30, 2012 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to provide caskets and urns for deceased veterans who don't have identified next of kin. It would require the VA to establish a registry for veterans injured or exposed to toxic chemicals created by open burn pits. It also would provide for an off-base transitional assistance program. Motion agreed to 393-0.

Vote: Yea


(652) - S 3454: Fiscal 2013 Intelligence Authorization - Passage
December 31, 2012 - Rogers, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize classified amounts in fiscal 2013 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA, and the National Security Agency, as well as foreign intelligence activities of the Defense Department, FBI and the State and Homeland Security departments, and other agencies. It would authorize covert action programs and research and development. The bill would require government officials responsible for authorized disclosures of national intelligence or intelligence related to national security to notify congressional intelligence committees "on a timely basis" of such disclosures. It would direct the president to develop a strategy and timeline for carrying out current requirements regarding reciprocity of security clearances among government agencies. Motion agreed to 373-29.

Vote: Yea


(653) - HR 6612: Research Center and Test Range Redesignation - Passage
December 31, 2012 - Hall, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base as the "Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center" and the Western Aeronautical Test Range within the center as the "Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range." Motion agreed to 404-0.

Vote: Yea


(654) - HR 6364: WWI Commemoration - Motion to Concur
December 31, 2012 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would create a commission to oversee preparations for the U.S. centennial commemoration of World War I. Motion agreed to 401-5.

Vote: Yea


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