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May 2013 Vote History

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May 2013 Vote History
(129) - HR 588: Memorial Donor Recognition - Passage 
May 06, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to acknowledge donor contributions by displaying an appropriate statement or credit inside the memorial visitor center. The Interior Department would have to approve the donor display. Motion agreed to 398-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(130) - HR 291: South Dakota Land Conveyance - Passage 
May 06, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Agriculture secretary to convey parcels of National Forest System land containing nine cemeteries to local communities in South Dakota. It would allow for the conveyance of up to two additional acres adjoining each cemetery to ensure that unmarked grave sites are conveyed and allow for expansion of the cemeteries. Motion agreed to 390-2.

 

Vote: Yea


 (131) - HR 507: Pascua Yaqui Land Trust - Passage 
May 06, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Interior secretary to place 20 acres of land into trust for use by the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Arizona. It would prohibit the tribe from conducting gaming activities on the lands held in trust under the bill and clarify that the tribe would retain any federal and state water rights.
Motion agreed to 401-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(132) - H Res 198: Compensatory Time - Previous Question 
May 07, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 198) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow private-sector employers to offer workers compensatory time off instead of overtime pay, at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime work.
Motion agreed to 230-198.

 

Vote: Yea


(133) - H Res 198: Compensatory Time - Rule 
May 07, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 198) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow private-sector employers to offer workers compensatory time off instead of overtime pay, at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime work. Adopted 228-199.

 

Vote: Yea


(134) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
May 07, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, May 6, 2013. Approved 293-131.

 

Vote: Yea


(135) - HR 1406: Compensatory Time - GAO Report 
May 08, 2013 - Gibson, R-N.Y., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to report to Congress on the use of compensatory time allowed under the bill two years after enactment and every three years thereafter. It would require the report to detail complaints filed or enforcement actions taken for alleged violations as well as an account of unpaid wages and penalties. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 384-42..

 

Vote: Yea


(136) - HR 1406: Compensatory Time - Recommit 
May 08, 2013 - Shea-Porter, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar employers from denying the use of compensatory time for certain family or medical purposes. It also would prohibit employers found in violation of equal pay protections for women under the Equal Pay Act of 1963 from replacing monetary overtime compensation with compensatory time.
Motion rejected 200-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(137) - HR 1406: Compensatory Time - Passage 
May 08, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would allow private-sector employers to provide non-exempt employees compensatory time off at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime work. To be eligible, employees must have worked at least 1,000 hours in a 12-month period. Employees would be limited to 160 hours of comp time and employers would be required to provide monetary compensation by Jan. 31, for any unused comp time accrued during the preceding year. The bill's provisions would sunset five years after enactment. As amended, it would require the Government Accountability Office to periodically report to Congress on the use of comp time allowed under the bill. Passed 223-204.

 

Vote: Yea


(138) - HR 807: Debt Limit Prioritization - Previous Question 
May 08, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 202) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow the Treasury Department, once the statutory debt limit is reached, to continue borrowing to pay the principal and interest on government debt and obligations from the Social Security Trust Fund. Motion agreed to 227-199

 

Vote: Yea


(139) - HR 807: Debt Limit Prioritization - Rule 
May 08, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 202) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow the Treasury Department, once the statutory debt limit is reached, to continue borrowing to pay the principal and interest on government debt and obligations from the Social Security Trust Fund. Adopted 226-199.

 

Vote: Yea


(140) - HR 807: Debt Limit Prioritization - Congressional Compensation 
May 09, 2013 - Camp, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the Treasury secretary from using the bill's authority to borrow above the debt limit to pay for compensation for members of Congress. It also would clarify that the Treasury Department would only be required to submit weekly reports as long as the special borrowing authority is in use. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 340-84.

 

Vote: Yea


(141) - HR 807: Debt Limit Prioritization - Recommit 
May 09, 2013 - Maffei, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the bill from taking effect if it would result in the U.S. government defaulting on its legal obligations with the Treasury secretary prioritizing payments to foreign bondholders above debt obligations held by trust funds providing benefits to seniors and veterans and for national disaster assistance.
Motion rejected 200-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(142) - HR 807: Debt Limit Prioritization - Passage 
May 09, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would allow the Treasury Department to continue borrowing once the statutory debt limit is reached, to pay the principal and interest on government debt and obligations from the Social Security Trust Fund. It would require the Treasury Department to report weekly to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees as long as the special borrowing authority is in use. As amended, it also would prohibit the Treasury secretary from borrowing above the debt limit to pay for compensation for members of Congress. Passed 221-207.

 

Vote: Yea


(143) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
May 09, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Approved 264-140.

 

Vote: Yea


(144) - HR 180: National Blue Alert Network - Passage 
May 14, 2013 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Justice Department, in coordination with states, local government and law enforcement agencies, to create a national Blue Alert communications network to disseminate information about crimes against police officers. The measure also would require the network's coordinator to develop guidelines to protect the civil liberties and privacy of law enforcement officers seriously injured or killed in the line of duty and their families. Motion agreed to 406-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(145) - HR 1580: Internet Governance - Passage 
May 14, 2013 - Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill that would reaffirm that it is U.S. policy to advance the current multistakeholder model of Internet governance, in which non-regulatory institutions manage and operate the Internet by developing best practices with public- and private-sector input. Motion agreed to 413-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(146) - S Con Res 10: King Kamehameha Celebration - Adoption 
May 14, 2013 - Miller, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center on June 9, 2013 to celebrate the birth of King Kamehameha, who unified the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1800s.
Motion agreed to 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(147) - HR 767: Federal Permit Streamlining Project - Passage 
May 15, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would include North and South Dakota in a federal permit streamlining pilot project. Motion agreed to 415-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(148) - HR 701: Securities Registration Exemption Deadline - Passage 
May 15, 2013 - McHenry, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to finalize, by Oct. 31, 2013, rules that exempt certain companies making initial public offerings of up to $50 million in a 12-month period from full SEC registration as required under current law. Motion agreed to 416-6.

 

Vote: Yea


(149) - HR 384: Veterans Housing Assistance - Passage 
May 15, 2013 - McHenry, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a special assistant for veterans affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and require agencies to report annually to Congress on efforts to reduce veteran homelessness. Motion agreed to 420-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(150) - HR 45: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Previous Question 
May 16, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 215) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law. Motion agreed to 228-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(151) - HR 45: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Rule 
May 16, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 215) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law. Adopted 226-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(152) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
May 16, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Approved 277-132.

 

Vote: Yea


(153) - HR 45: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Recommit 
May 16, 2013 - Capps, D-Calif., 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 an amendment that would exclude from repeal provisions in the health care overhaul law that provide benefits for women and their families including preventive health services without cost sharing, insurance for children and adults with preexisting conditions, elimination of lifetime and annual limits on benefits and dependent coverage of children until age 26. It also would exclude from repeal provisions in the law that require health insurance premiums be used primarily for health benefits rather than administrative costs including executive compensation.
Motion rejected 190-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(154) - HR 45: Health Care Overhaul Law Repeal - Passage 
May 16, 2013 - 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 requirements for health insurers. It also would repeal provisions pertaining to the Independent Payment Advisory Board. 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 229-195.

 

Vote: Yea


(155) - HR 1062: SEC Regulation Cost-Benefit Analysis - Previous Question 
May 17, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 216) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1062) that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analysis of new regulations under securities laws and clarify why any new regulation is warranted. Motion agreed to 222-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(156) - HR 1062: SEC Regulation Cost-Benefit Analysis - Rule 
May 17, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 216) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1062) that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analysis of new securities regulations and clarify why new regulation is warranted. Adopted 223-180.

 

Vote: Yea


(157) - HR 1062: SEC Regulation Cost-Benefit Analysis - Municipal Securities Rules 
May 17, 2013 - Hurt, R-Va., amendment that would prohibit rules adopted by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board or other registered national securities associations from taking effect unless the Securities and Exchange Commission determines they comply with SEC standards. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 233-163.

 

Vote: Yea


(158) - HR 1062: SEC Regulation Cost-Benefit Analysis - Economic Analysis 
May 17, 2013 - Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., amendment that would replace the bill's provisions with findings and language expressing the sense of Congress that the Securities and Exchange Commission is required to conduct economic analysis as part of its rulemaking. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(159) - HR 1062: SEC Regulation Cost-Benefit Analysis - Recommit 
May 17, 2013 - Waters, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that the bill does not reduce ability of the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect pensions for first responders, teachers and retirees against fraudulent and deceptive practices. It also would allow for provisions to enforce securities laws to prevent takeovers of U.S. businesses by non-U.S. persons including government-owned corporations from China. Motion rejected 179-217.

 

Vote: Nay


(160) - HR 1062: SEC Regulation Cost-Benefit Analysis - Passage 
May 17, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct cost-benefit analysis of its regulations and clarify why new rules are warranted. It would direct the SEC to consider the cost of not regulating and the impact of proposed regulation on small businesses, investor choice and securities market liquidity. It would require the SEC to explain rules, including changes prompted by consumer group or industry comments, and to periodically review existing rules and modify or repeal those found ineffective or excessively burdensome. As amended it would mandate that assessment plans required by the bill include an analysis of public and private sector jobs added or lost as a result of the regulation. Passed 235-161.

 

Vote: Yea


(161) - HR 258: Military Medal Fraud - Passage 
May 20, 2013 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish penalties, including up to one year in prison or fines, on individuals who fraudulently represent themselves as recipients of a military decoration or medal with the intent to obtain money, property or anything of value. Motion agreed to 390-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(162) - HR 1073: Maritime Safety - Passage 
May 20, 2013 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish criminal penalties for violent acts against ships, including hijacking, and ban the transport of weapons of mass destruction. The bill would ban the ship transport of explosives, radioactive materials, and biological, chemical or nuclear weapons. It would prohibit possession of radioactive materials that may be used to make a weapon of mass destruction. Violators would be subject to 20 years imprisonment, or a life sentence in cases involving a death. Motion agreed to 390-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(163) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
May 20, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, May 17, 2013. Approved 262-125.

 

Vote: Nay


(164) - HR 1412: Veterans' Job Training - Passage 
May 21, 2013 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reduce, over a four-year period, the minimum compensation that veterans participating in on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs must receive from 85 percent to 75 percent of the wage that the job ordinarily pays. It would direct the Veterans Affairs Department to enter into agreements with other federal agencies to participate in the job training programs. Motion agreed to 416-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(165) - HR 324: First Special Service Force Medal - Passage 
May 21, 2013 - Cotton, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the collective award of a Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special Service Force in recognition of its service during World War II. Motion agreed to 415-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(166) - HR 1344: Disabled Military Airport Screening - Passage 
May 21, 2013 - Brooks, R-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the assistant secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration to establish, in consultation with relevant federal agencies and private groups, protocols to ease airport screenings for injured servicemembers and veterans. The bill would call for processes to expedite airport screenings for family members and non-medical attendants accompanying them.
Motion agreed to 413-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(167) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Previous Question 
May 22, 2013 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 228) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would declare that a presidential permit is not required for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's northern route from the Canadian border through Nebraska. Motion agreed to 223-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(168) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Rule 
May 22, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 228) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would declare that a presidential permit is not required for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's northern route from the Canadian border through Nebraska. Adopted 228-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(169) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Impact Findings 
May 22, 2013 - Weber, R-Texas, amendment that would add language to the findings section of the bill regarding the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline on the development of crude oil, the projected increase in greenhouse gases, the impact to land and water resources, an assessment of the spill risk and the projected safety of the pipeline. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-168.

 

Vote: Yea


(170) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Oil Reliance 
May 22, 2013 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would add language to the findings section of the bill regarding the impact of reliance on oil sands crudes for transportation fuels on greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. It also would prohibit the bill from taking effect unless the president finds that TransCanada or tar sands producers will offset the additional greenhouse gas emissions through an equal quantity of emissions reductions each year. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 146-269.

 

Vote:  Nay


(171) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Health Impacts Study 
May 22, 2013 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would prohibit final approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline until the president determines that a study of the health impacts of increased air pollution in communities surrounding the refineries has been completed.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(172) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Threat Assessment 
May 22, 2013 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would prohibit final approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline until the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Homeland Security Department, conducts a study on the pipeline's vulnerabilities to terrorist attack and certifies that corrective actions are in place to guard against an attack and to mitigate any resulting spill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(173) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Pipeline Approval 
May 22, 2013 - Rahall, D-W.Va., amendment that would strike provisions from the bill that would deem the Keystone XL pipeline approved. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(174) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - TransCanada Oversight 
May 22, 2013 - Esty, D-Conn., amendment that would strike "operation" and "maintenance" from several provisions of the bill in order to remove the exemption to TransCanada from government oversight during operation or maintenance of the pipeline. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(175) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Claims Deadline 
May 22, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would lengthen the time period for a person to file a claim against pipeline operators from 60 days to one year. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-234.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(176) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Pipeline Spill Impact Study 
May 22, 2013 - Chu, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study and report to Congress on the total projected costs of a Keystone XL pipeline spill cleanup, including the potential impact of a petroleum spill on public health and the environment and the quantity and quality of water available for agricultural and municipal purposes. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(177) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Domestic Usage 
May 22, 2013 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would prohibit final approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline until the president determines that all oil and refined fuels transported through the Keystone XL Pipeline is used in the United States and not exported, unless the president finds that an exception is in the national interest or required by law. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 162-255.

 

Vote: Nay


(178) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Recommit 
May 22, 2013 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require TransCanada to pay for cleanup of oil spills on U.S. soil. Motion rejected 194-223.

 

Vote: Nay


(179) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage 
May 22, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would declare that a presidential permit is not required for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's northern route from the Canadian border through Nebraska. Under the bill, environmental impact statements issued to date would be considered sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Interior Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be deemed to have granted all the necessary permits. It would grant the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia exclusive jurisdiction regarding pipeline legal disputes. Claims would have to be brought within 60 days of the action that gives rise to the claim. As amended it would require TransCanada to submit its oil spill response plan and any updates to the governors of each state where the pipeline operates. Passed 241-175.

 

Vote: Yea


(180) - HR 1911: Student Loan Interest Rates - Previous Question 
May 23, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 232) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would tie student loan interest rates to the 10-year Treasury note rate. Motion agreed to 224-195.

 

Vote: Yea


(181) - HR 1911: Student Loan Interest Rates - Rule 
May 23, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 232) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would tie student loan interest rates to the 10-year Treasury note rate. Adopted 224-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(182) - HR 1911: Student Loan Interest Rates - Recommit 
May 23, 2013 - Sinema, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would authorize: loans for student or parent borrowers with initial low rates that would substantially increase over the life the loan; an increase in the total cost of post-secondary education; false advertising of federal student loans costs; or limit the Education secretary from disclosing to Stafford loan borrowers that the applicable interest rate is variable or estimates of the total amount of interest for each repayment option and the typical length of repayment. Motion rejected 194-223.

 

Vote: Nay


(183) - HR 1911: Student Loan Interest Rates - Passage 
May 23, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would tie student loan interest rates to the 10-year Treasury note rate. Interest rates on all federal student loans (except Perkins loans) issued on or after July 1, 2013 would be set each year at the 10-year Treasury note plus 2.5 percent. Rates for graduate and parent PLUS loans would be set at the 10-year note plus 4.5 percent. Overall interest rates would be capped at 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively. Passed 221-198.

 

Vote: Yea

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