Vote History

April 2013 Vote History

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April 2013 Vote History

(90) - HR 254: Central Utah Hydropower Projects - Passage 

April 09, 2013 - Wittman, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would defer upfront payments required by current law for facility use of the Diamond Fork System of a Utah federal water project. The bill would specify that the federal Western Area Power Administration is not obligated to purchase or market power generated from facilities on the system. If construction of a hydropower plant has not started within two years of the bill's enactment, the Interior Department would have to report to Congress on the delay. Motion agreed to 400-4.

 

 

Vote: Yea

 


(91) - HR 1033: American Battlefield Preservation - Passage 
April 09, 2013 - Wittman, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the current $10 million annual authorization for a battlefield acquisition grant program through fiscal 2018. The bill would expand the government's authority to preserve Civil War battlefields to allow for the use of conservation easements or purchase to obtain historical sites associated with battles of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Motion agreed to 283-122.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(92) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
April 09, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, March 25, 2013. Approved 294-104.

 

Vote: Yea


(93) - HR 678: Hydropower Facility Development - Previous Question 
April 10, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 140) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would designate the Bureau of Reclamation's Power Resources Office as the lead office for regulating and overseeing small hydropower projects on conduits. Motion agreed to 236-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(94) - HR 678: Hydropower Facility Development - Environmental Waivers 
April 10, 2013 - Napolitano, D-Calif., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill to exempt small conduit hydropower development projects from National Environmental Policy Act requirements. It also would increase from five to 15 the maximum amount of megawatts a conduit hydropower project covered by the bill could produce. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(95) - HR 678: Hydropower Facility Development - Recommit 
April 10, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require that, when practicable, all materials used for conduit hydropower generation be manufactured in the United States. Motion rejected 194-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(96) - HR 678: Hydropower Facility Development - Passage 
April 10, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would designate the Bureau of Reclamation's Power Resources Office as the lead office of small conduit hydropower activities, with authority to oversee the development of small hydropower stations on existing federal canals, pipelines and other conduits. As amended the bill would clarify that existing permits, licenses or exemptions issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would remain unaltered. It also would clarify that the bureau would have the authority to categorically exclude small conduit hydropower development projects from requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act. Passed 416-7.

 

Vote: Yea


(97) - HR 1120: Limit on NLRB Activities - Previous Question 
April 11, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 146) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the National Labor Relations Board to cease all activities that require a quorum of members until certain conditions are met. Motion agreed to 226-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(98) - HR 1120: Limit on NLRB Activities - Rule 
April 11, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 146) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the National Labor Relations Board to cease all activities that require a quorum of members until certain conditions are met. Adopted 226-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(99) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
April 11, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Approved 272-136.

 

Vote: Yea


(100) - HR 1120: Limit on NLRB Activities - Recommit 
April 12, 2013 - Bustos, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would allow the National Labor Relations Board to act on a matter involving veterans fired from a job in violation of the National Labor Relations Act or for being elected as a collective bargaining representative. It also would allow the NLRB to consider violations regarding outsourcing of jobs, child labor laws and unsafe working conditions as well as violations by foreign-owned firms against the rights of U.S. workers. Motion rejected 197-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(101) - HR 1120: Limit on NLRB Activities - Passage 
April 12, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit activities of the National Relations Labor Board that require a quorum of members, including issuing rules, enforcing decisions or appointing personnel, until the Senate confirms a full five-member board, the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the recess appointments to the board made in January 2012, or the end of the first session of the 113th Congress. Passed 219-209.

 

Vote: Yea


(102) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
April 12, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Approved 277-131.

 

Vote: Yea


(103) - HR 1162: GAO Access to Agency Records - Passage 
April 15, 2013 - Issa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Government Accountability Office to obtain agency records needed to complete audits, evaluations and investigations. It would allow the GAO to bring civil actions against agencies to obtain records and allow the agency to review and retain copies of records and administer oaths to witnesses when investigating fraud or allegations of irregularity or misconduct of U.S. employees or agents. Motion agreed to 408-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(104) - HR 882: Federal Contractor Tax Debts - Passage 
April 15, 2013 - Issa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prohibit federal contract awards to anyone with a tax lien filed in public records who is not paying the debt in a timely manner. It would require bidders for contracts greater than the simplified acquisition threshold, currently $150,000, to certify that they do not have a seriously delinquent tax debt. It also would require bidders to authorize the Treasury Department to disclose that information to the agency requesting bids. Motion agreed to 407-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(105) - HR 249: Federal Employee Tax Debts - Passage 
April 15, 2013 - Issa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would bar the hiring or continued federal employment of anyone with seriously delinquent tax debt for which a lien has been filed in public records. It would exempt debts being paid in a timely manner, those for which a due-process hearing has been requested or a levy issued, or those determined to be an economic hardship to the taxpayer. Employees and applicants would have 180 days to prove their tax debt status. Motion rejected 250-159.

 

Vote: Yea


(106) - HR 1163: Federal Information Security - Passage 
April 16, 2013 - Issa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require federal agencies to develop an agency-wide information security program that includes continuous automated monitoring of information systems and regular threat assessments to protect against cyber attacks. It would establish a federal information security incident center to provide guidance on detecting and handling information security incidents and require agencies, which operate national security-related information systems to share information about such incidents, threats and vulnerabilities. Motion agreed to 416-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(107) - HR 756: Cybersecurity Research and Development - Passage 
April 16, 2013 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Networking Information Technology Research and Development program to implement strategic plans for cybersecurity research and development. It would authorize grant programs at the National Science Foundation including $119 million annually through fiscal 2016 for computer and network security research and direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop cybersecurity standards for the federal government. Motion agreed to 402-16.

 

Vote: Yea


(108) - HR 967: Information Technology Research and Development - Passage 
April 16, 2013 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the development and periodic update of a strategic plan for the government's Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program. Motion agreed to 406-11.

 

Vote: Yea


(109) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing - Rule 
April 17, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 164) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the director of National Intelligence to establish procedures for voluntary information-sharing about cybersecurity threats. As amended the rule also would make in order an amendment by Michael McCaul, R-Texas, to require the president to designate civilian entities within the Homeland Security and Justice departments to receive cyber threat information. Adopted 227-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(110) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Manager's Amendment 
April 17, 2013 - Rogers, R-Mich., amendment that would prohibit the use and disclosure of personal records, including library records, tax returns and educational and medical records obtained under the mechanisms in the bill. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 418-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(111) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Information Use 
April 17, 2013 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would clarify that cyber-threat intelligence may only be used, retained or shared for cybersecurity purposes. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 418-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(112) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Utility Districts 
April 17, 2013 - Langevin, D-R.I., amendment that would allow utility districts to share cyberthreat intelligence without triggering disclosure requirements. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 411-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(113) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Information Sharing Reports 
April 18, 2013 - Sinema, D-Ariz., amendment that would add the Department of Homeland Security inspector general to the list of those required to report annually to Congress on the use of cyber threat information shared with the federal government. It also would add the House Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to the list of committees to which reports must be submitted. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(114) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Surveillance 
April 18, 2013 - LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would authorize the Defense Department, National Security Agency or the intelligence community to target for surveillance U.S. citizens or individuals in the country legally. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 413-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(115) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Cybersecurity Coordination 
April 18, 2013 - McCaul, R-Texas, amendment that would designate an entity within the Homeland Security Department to receive cyber threat information from the private sector and an entity within the Justice Department to receive information on cyber crimes. It also would direct the federal government to conduct coordinated cybersecurity activities in a real time. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 409-5.

 

Vote: Yea


(116) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Recommit 
April 18, 2013 - Perlmutter, D-Colo., motion to recommit the bill to the House Intelligence Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit employers or the federal government from requiring that job applicants or employees disclose confidential passwords to social networking websites without a court order. It also would prohibit the government from establishing a national firewall to control access to and use of the Internet. Motion rejected 189-224.

 

Vote: Nay


(117) - HR 624: Cybersecurity Information Sharing - Passage 
April 18, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require the director of national intelligence to establish procedures for voluntary information sharing about cybersecurity threats. It would require the national intelligence director to establish procedures to protect privacy and civil liberties when information is shared. The bill would stipulate that government intelligence could only be shared with certified entities or those with appropriate security clearances. It also would prohibit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal records obtained under the mechanisms in the bill. As amended, it would designate an entity within the Homeland Security Department to receive cyber threat information from the private sector and an entity within the Justice Department to receive information on cyber crimes. Passed 288-127.

 

Vote: Yea


(118) - HR 1067: Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies - Passage 
April 23, 2013 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make several technical changes to provisions in U.S. Code related to patriotic and national observances, ceremonies and organizations. Motion agreed to 409-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(119) - HR 1068: Reclassification of Park Service Laws - Passage 
April 23, 2013 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create a new title in U.S. Code for laws relating to the National Park Service. The bill would replace existing parks regulations currently classified under separate portions of the U.S. Code. Motion agreed to 409-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(120) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
April 23, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Thursday, April 18, 2013. Approved 285-118.

 

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