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March 2013 Vote History

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March 2013 Vote History

(62) - HR 933: Fiscal 2013 Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
March 06, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide continuing appropriations through fiscal 2013 for government operations, including $1.043 trillion in discretionary funds. The bill also would provide that the across-the-board cuts required by the March 1 sequestration order be made, reducing discretionary spending to $984 billion. The bill would provide $517.6 billion in base funding for the Defense Department and $146.4 billion for veterans programs and military construction. It also would fund all other departments and agencies at their fiscal 2012 enacted levels. Passed 267-151.

 

Vote: Yea


(63) - HR 1035: Community-Based Flood Insurance Study - Passage 
March 12, 2013 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a study on the possibility of making voluntary community-based flood insurance policies available through the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA would be required to submit the results to congressional committees within 18 months of the bill's enactment. Motion agreed to 397-17.

 

Vote: Yea


(64) - HR 890: TANF Work Requirement Waiver - Previous Question 
March 13, 2013 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 107) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families through Dec. 31, 2013, and nullify the work requirement waiver program created by the Health and Human Services Department in July 2012. Motion agreed to 233-195.

 

Vote: Yea


(65) - HR 890: TANF Work Requirement Waiver - Rule 
March 13, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 107) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families through Dec. 31, 2013, and nullify the work requirement waiver program created by the Health and Human Services Department in July 2012. Adopted 233-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(66) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
March 13, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Approved 295-120.

 

Vote: Yea


(67) - HR 890: TANF Work Requirement Waiver - Recommit 
March 13, 2013 - Enyart, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would prohibit or limit a state receiving family assistance grants under the Social Security Act from providing assistance, job opportunities or educational training for unemployed parents, including veterans, women who are victims of domestic violence, victims of natural disasters, or grandparents caring for children of current armed forces members or those that have died while serving in the military. Motion rejected 199-230.

Vote: Nay


(68) - HR 890: TANF Work Requirement Waiver - Passage 
March 13, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families through Dec. 31, 2013 and bar the Health and Human Services secretary from taking any action to further implement the TANF Work Requirement Waiver program or provide new waivers. It also would rescind any waivers provided under the program prior to the date of enactment. Passed 246-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(69) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
March 13, 2013 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to adjourn.
Motion rejected 1-421: R 0-228; D 1-193; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(70) - HR 803: Job Training Program Consolidation - Previous Question 
March 14, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 113) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2020 the Workforce Investment Act and consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a single funding stream for state and local use. Motion agreed to 225-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(71) - HR 803: Job Training Program Consolidation - Rule 
March 14, 2013 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2020 the Workforce Investment Act and consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a single funding stream for state and local use. Adopted 226-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(72) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
March 14, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Approved 289-125: R 165-57; D 124-68; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(73) - HR 803: Job Training Program Consolidation - Democratic Substitute 
March 15, 2013 - Tierney, D-Mass., substitute amendment that would reauthorize and modify the Workforce Investment Act. It would require unified state plans that coordinate job training, adult education and postsecondary education among program partners. It would expand on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, transitional jobs and paid work experience programs. It would allow individuals seeking assistance to access training without first being required to access other job search services. It would authorize funding for the Community College to Career Fund to expand capacity to train workers in high-growth industries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-227.

 

Vote: Yea


(74) - HR 803: Job Training Program Consolidation - Recommit 
March 15, 2013 - Miller, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would repeal, deny or loosen employment protections, training opportunities or educational benefits for certain seniors, veterans, women or youth. It also would incrementally increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 within two years of the bill's enactment.
Motion rejected 184-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(75) - HR 803: Job Training Program Consolidation - Passage 
March 15, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2020 the Workforce Investment Act and consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a single funding stream for state and local use. As amended, it would authorize the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to determine the administrative cost savings realized through elimination or consolidation of WIA programs under the bill. It also would require that the authorization for WIA be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year if reports due to Congress evaluating WIA programs are not submitted in the time periods specified, and by an additional 10 percent each fiscal year until the report is submitted. Passed 215-202.

 

Vote: Yea


(76) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
March 18, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, March 15, 2013. Approved 284-103.

 


(77) - H Con Res 18: National Peace Officers' Memorial Service - Adoption 
March 18, 2013 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 32nd annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. Motion agreed to 388-0.

 


(78) - H Con Res 19: Greater Washington Soap Box Derby - Adoption 
March 18, 2013 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 2013 Greater Washington Soap Box Derby. Motion agreed to 386-0.

 


(79) - H Con Res 25, HRES115: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution and House Committee Funding - Previous Question 
March 19, 2013 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 122) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 budget resolution (H Con Res 25) and a resolution ( H Res 115) that would authorize funding for House committees for the 113th Congress. Motion agreed to 223-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(80) - H Res 115, HCONRES25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution and House Committee Funding - Rule 
March 19, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 122) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 budget resolution (H Con Res 25) and a resolution ( H Res 115) that would authorize funding for House committees for the 113th Congress. Adopted 224-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(81) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
March 19, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, March 18, 2013. Approved 272-133.

 

Vote: Nay


(82) - H Res 115: House Committee Funding - Adoption 
March 19, 2013 - Adoption of the resolution that would authorize nearly $241 million in the 113th Congress for 19 standing committees of the House and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The resolution would set up a review process for funds in the first session of the 113th Congress. None of the amounts provided for committees would be available after March 15, 2014, unless committee chairmen or ranking minority members testify at a House Administration Committee hearing to review their panel's use of funding. The House Administration Committee could waive review requirements and make adjustments to amounts provided to comply with sequestration. Adopted 272-136.

 

Vote: Yea


(83) - H Con Res 25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Senate Budget Committee Substitute 
March 20, 2013 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., substitute amendment that would provide $2.963 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal 2014, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume the replacement of the automatic spending cuts under the sequester with a combination of revenue increases and alternative spending cuts. It would assume $100 billion in spending for infrastructure investments and worker training programs. The substitute would assume a $240 billion reduction in defense spending, a $142 billion reduction in non-defense discretionary spending, a $275 billion decrease in health care spending and a $76 billion reduction in spending for other mandatory programs. It also would assume that other domestic spending cuts would be achieved by selling excess government property, reducing improper or fraudulent payments, consolidating programs with similar missions, and leveraging buying power to achieve savings in federal employee benefits. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-261.

 

Vote: Nay


(84) - H Con Res 25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Congressional Black Caucus Substitute 
March 20, 2013 - Scott, D-Va., substitute amendment that would provide $3.325 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2014, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume cuts in war spending and other savings to increase funding for domestic activities. It would call for $230 billion for infrastructure repairs, $100 billion for community restoration projects, $50 billion for school renovation, $50 billion to fund teacher, law enforcement and first responder jobs and $41 billion over 10 years for a pay increase for federal workers. It also would assume spending increases of $255 billion for transportation projects, $240 billion for education programs, $57 billion for community development and $55 billion for low-income aid programs. It would assume repeal of the automatic spending cuts under the sequester. It also would call for the creation of a public insurance option within the health insurance exchanges and assume $138 billion in spending to permanently address the Medicare reimbursement rate issue known as the "doc fix."
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 105-305.

 

Vote: Nay


(85) - H Con Res 25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Congressional Progressive Caucus Substitute 
March 20, 2013 - Grijalva, D-Ariz., substitute amendment that would provide $3.802 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2014, not including off-budget accounts. The plan would assume repeal of the automatic spending cuts under the sequester. It would assume $2.1 trillion in new spending through fiscal 2015 through enactment of several job-related measures. It also would assume enactment of policies to increase taxes for corporations and high-income individuals to raise $5.7 trillion in revenues. It would assume increases in spending on work force initiatives, social programs and other activities, including: $154 billion for K-12 schools and teacher support and $179 billion in state block grant funding for Medicaid, first responders and other programs. It would call for the creation of a public insurance option within the health insurance exchanges and legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate rates for prescription drugs and services. It also would assume cuts to non-emergency Defense Department spending and the elimination of funding for overseas contingency operations after fiscal 2015. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 84-327.

 

Vote: Nay


(86) - H Con Res 25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Republican Study Committee Substitute 
March 20, 2013 - Woodall, R-Ga., substitute that would provide $2.732 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal 2014, not including off-budget accounts. The substitute would assume a $950 billion cap on total non-war discretionary spending, freezing it for four years until the budget is balanced, and then allowing for inflation growth. It would assume $552 billion for defense spending in fiscal 2014. It also would assume the repeal the 2010 health care overhaul and conversion of Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program into block grant programs. It also would assume the transformation of Medicare into a premium support program that would compete against private plans. It also would assume the reinstatement of the Bush-era tax cuts for high-income earners and an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate the estate tax, allow taxpayers to switch to a system with two tax brackets and cut the corporate tax rate to 25 percent. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 104-132.

 

Vote: Yea


(87) - H Con Res 25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Democratic Substitute 
March 20, 2013 - Van Hollen, D-Md., substitute amendment that would provide $2.983 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal 2014, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume the replacement of the automatic spending cuts under the sequester, with a combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. It would assume $80 billion in spending for education initiatives, $50 billion for surface transportation projects, $10 billion for a national infrastructure bank, $5 billion to help states and localities hire police officers and firefighters and $1 billion for a Veterans' Job Corps. It would call for $141 billion in Medicare savings over 10 years through program efficiencies as well as $73 billion in mandatory savings from cuts in agriculture direct payments, changes to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and cuts to duplicative federal programs. It would assume no funding for overseas contingency operations after fiscal 2014. It also would accommodate deficit-neutral legislation to permanently address the Medicare reimbursement rate issue known as the "doc fix." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(88) - H Con Res 25: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Adoption 
March 21, 2013 - Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would provide $2.769 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2014, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume that the spending levels required by the sequester remain in place and that non-war discretionary spending for all future years will be at post-sequester levels. It would assume that all discretionary savings from the sequester beginning in fiscal 2014 will come from non-defense programs. It would assume $5.7 trillion in reductions over the next 10 years in both discretionary and mandatory spending. It would assume repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul and a restructuring of Medicare into a "premium support" system beginning in 2024. It would call for an overhaul of the tax code, under which the alternative minimum tax would be repealed, the six current individual income tax brackets would be consolidated into two and tax credits and deductions would be eliminated or curtailed. Adopted 221-207.

 

Vote: Yea


(89) - HR 933: Fiscal 2013 Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Concur 
March 21, 2013 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide continuing appropriations through fiscal 2013 for government operations, including $1.043 trillion in discretionary funds before sequestration. It would provide $517.7 billion in base discretionary funding for the Defense Department and $71.9 billion for veterans programs and military construction as well as $20.5 billion for agriculture programs, $39.6 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, and $50.2 billion for commerce, law enforcement and science programs. The bill would fund all other departments and agencies at their fiscal 2012 enacted levels, with adjustments for certain programs. Motion agreed to 318-109.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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