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June 2013 Vote History

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June 2013 Vote History
(184) - HR 1206: Bird Hunting Licenses - Passage 
June 03, 2013 - Wittman, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would grant the Interior secretary permanent authority to allow states to issue electronic duck stamps, a federal migratory-bird hunting license that also helps fund conservation efforts. Electronic stamps would be recognized nationally, could be used for up to 45 days and would authorize hunting in other states. Motion agreed to 401-0

 

 

Vote: Yea


(185) - S 622: Animal Drug User Fees - Passage 
June 03, 2013 - Latta, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration to collect user fees through fiscal 2018 for applications for animal brand-name and generic drugs that fall under requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. It would require the Health and Human Services Department to submit annual reports to Congress on progress toward expediting new drug applications and fee collection. Motion agreed to 390-12.

Vote: Yea


(186) - HR 2216, HR2217: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA and Homeland Security Appropriations - Previous Question 
June 04, 2013 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 243) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA (HR 2216) and Homeland Security (HR 2217) appropriations bills. Motion agreed to 229-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(187) - HR 2217, HR2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA and Homeland Security Appropriations - Rule 
June 04, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 243) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA (HR 2216) and Homeland Security (HR 2217) appropriations bills. The rule also would deem the budget resolution (H Con Res 25) as the final budget resolution. Adopted 227-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(188) - HR 2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - NATO Headquarters 
June 04, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate funding for payments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for the planning, design and construction of a new headquarters and transfer the savings to a spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 151-269.

 

Vote: Yea


(189) - HR 2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Veterans Disability Claims 
June 04, 2013 - Amodei, R-Nev., amendment that would reduce funding for operating expenses of the Veterans Benefits Administration by $44 million and increase it by the same amount with the aim of dedicating such funds to Veterans Benefits Administration offices that have disability claims backlogs greater than one year. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 248-172.

 

Vote: Nay


(190) - HR 2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers 
June 04, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike a provision that would bar the use of funds in the bill to house any detainees from Guantanamo Bay at a facility in the United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-254.

 

Vote: Nay


(191) - HR 2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements 
June 04, 2013 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to administer or enforce Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-231.

 

Vote: Yea


(192) - HR 2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Recommit 
June 04, 2013 - Enyart, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase funding in the bill for the Veterans Benefits Administration by $9.2 million in order to hire additional claims processors. Motion rejected 198-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(193) - HR 2216: Fiscal 2014 Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Passage 
June 04, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide $157.8 billion in fiscal 2014 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing. It would provide $73.3 billion in discretionary funds, including $55 billion for veterans' health programs. The bill would provide $84.5 billion in mandatory spending for veterans' service-connected compensation, benefits and pensions. The total funding also includes $10 billion for military construction, including $1.5 billion for military family housing, and $451 million for base realignment and closure. The bill also would provide $55.6 billion in advance appropriations for certain VA medical care accounts for fiscal 2015. Passed 421-4.

 

Vote: Yea


(194)- HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Funding 
June 05, 2013 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would increase by $3.3 million the amount provided to the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management, with the aim of restoring funding to the Office of Civil Rights and Liberties to fiscal 2013 levels. It would decrease by $4 million the amount provided for the Customs and Border Protection automation modernization account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-257.

Vote: Nay


(195) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Customs Enforcement Salaries and Expenses 
June 05, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce by $43.5 million the amount provided for the Immigration Customs Enforcement Salaries and Expenses account, including a $5.4 million reduction for the 287(g) program, in which state and local law enforcement officers are trained to enforce federal immigration law. It would increase by $4.3 million the amount provided for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-245.

 

Vote: Nay


(196) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - FEMA Projects 
June 05, 2013 - Heck, R-Nev., amendment that would increase by $22 million the amount provided for Federal Emergency Management Agency state and local projects grants, contracts, cooperative agreements and other activities, offset by a total reduction of the same amount for the Office of the Under Secretary for Management, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, and salaries and expenses at FEMA and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-268.

 

Vote: Nay


(197) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Customs and Border Protection Staffing 
June 05, 2013 - Garcia, D-Fla., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided for salaries and expenses at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and reduce by $10 million the amount provided for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement salaries and expenses.Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-236.

Vote: Nay


(198) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Detention Center Population 
June 05, 2013 - Deutch, D-Fla., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would stipulate that funding in the bill for salaries and expenses at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement be used to maintain a minimum of 34,000 detention beds through Sept. 30, 2014.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(199) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility Funding 
June 05, 2013 - Bishop, D-N.Y., amendment that would eliminate the $404 million in the bill designated for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility and transfer the savings to the spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 80-345.

 

Vote: Nay


(200) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detainees 
June 05, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to transfer or release detainees placed at Guantanamo Bay military facilities on or after Dec. 31, 2005.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-261.

 

Vote:  Nay


(201) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Airport Security Screening 
June 05, 2013 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for the Transportation Security Administration or a Visible Intermodal Protection and Response team to conduct security screening of passengers and property outside of airports. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-247.

 

Vote: Yea


(202)  - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Brazilian Visas 
June 05, 2013 - Ryan, D-Ohio, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to pay the salaries of Homeland Security Department employees or officers who approve the issuance of certain visas for Brazilians, including family reunification, fiance and work visas.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 50-373: R 29-199; D 21-174; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(203) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Flood Insurance Rates 
June 05, 2013 - Cassidy, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to implement, carry out, administer or enforce a provision of current law that ends grandfathered National Flood Insurance Program rates for certain policy holders. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 281-146.

 

Vote: Yea


(204) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Ammunition Purchase and Usage Report 
June 05, 2013 - Meadows, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to enter into contracts to purchase ammunition until the Homeland Security secretary submits a report to Congress on the department's purchase and use of ammunition. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(205) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - TSA Behavior Detection Program 
June 05, 2013 - Thompson, D-Miss., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for a Transportation Security Administration behavior detection program, which screens airline passengers for suspicious behavior.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 146-280: R 33-196; D 113-84; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(206) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Flood Insurance Premiums 
June 05, 2013 - Runyan, R-N.J., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to adjust flood insurance premiums for property located in New Jersey or New York to reflect the current flood risk. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 148-278.

 

Vote: Nay


(207) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - FEMA State Homeland Security Grant Program 
June 06, 2013 - Lujan, D-N.M., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided for the Federal Emergency Management Agency state homeland security grant program and decrease by the same amount funding for the Homeland Security Department's Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 287-136.

 

Vote: Yea


(208) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Discretion 
June 06, 2013 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce a number of policies and memorandums within the Homeland Security Department, including ones pertaining to prosecutorial discretion for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-201.

 

Vote: Yea


(209) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - TSA Airport Activities 
June 06, 2013 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar Transportation Security Administration agents from using funds provided in the bill for activities outside of an airport.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-225.

 

Vote: Yea


(210) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Recommit 
June 06, 2013 - Murphy, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $25 million the total provided for Federal Emergency Management Agency activities including state and local programs, training, exercises and technical assistance; state, local, and tribal emergency response training; and a pre-disaster mitigation grant program. It also would reduce by a total of $10 million the amount provided for expenses for Homeland Security Department operations and the Office of the Under Secretary for Management. Motion rejected 196-226.

 

Vote: Nay


 (211) - HR 2217: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage 
June 06, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide $46.1 billion in fiscal 2014 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The bill would include $10.6 billion for Customs and Border Protection; $5.4 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement; $7.2 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, including fees; $9.9 billion for the Coast Guard; $1.6 billion for the Secret Service and $9.9 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including $5.6 billion for emergency disaster relief. It also would prohibit federal funding for ICE to provide for abortions for detainees, except in cases where the life of the woman would be endangered or in the case of rape or incest. Passed 245-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(212) - HR 251: South Utah Valley Electric Services - Passage 
June 11, 2013 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Interior secretary to convey all federal rights, titles and interests of the Strawberry Valley Project's electrical distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District.
Motion agreed to 404-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(213) - HR 1157: Rattlesnake Mountain Summit Access - Passage 
June 11, 2013 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would instruct the Interior Department to provide public access to the 3,600-foot summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state for educational, recreational, scientific and other purposes. It would allow access by bicycle, foot or motorized vehicle. Motion agreed to 409-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(214) - HR 1960, HR1256: Foreign Swaps, Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Rule 
June 12, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 256) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1256) that would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt a joint rule on the regulation of swaps transactions between U.S. citizens and foreign entities. It also would provide for general debate on the fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill (HR 1960). Adopted 239-184.

 

Vote: Yea


Top of Report House Vote 215 - HR 634: Derivatives Margin Requirement Exemptions - Passage 
June 12, 2013 - Hensarling, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt non-financial companies that use derivatives to hedge risk from having to meet margin requirements mandated in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. Motion agreed to 411-12.

 

Vote: Yea


(216) - HR 742: Swap Data Repository - Passage 
June 12, 2013 - Crawford, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would repeal the requirement that the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission obtain indemnification agreements for any expenses that may arise from litigation relating to the information provided by swap-clearing organizations. It also would require each swap-clearing organization to maintain confidentiality agreements. Motion agreed to 420-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(217) - HR 1256: Foreign Swaps - Recommit 
June 12, 2013 - Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to rule that regulatory requirements of foreign entities are not broadly equivalent to U.S. swaps requirements if they engage in cyber attacks against the U.S. and are in violation of or do not enforce restrictions comparable to U.S. Iran sanctions laws. It would exclude from regulatory exemption non-U.S. individuals subject to a civil or criminal proceeding related to cyber attacks on the U.S. government or American companies as well as foreign entities that violate or do not enforce restrictions comparable to U.S. Iran sanctions laws. Motion rejected 194-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(218) - HR 1256: Foreign Swaps - Passage 
June 12, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt a joint rule, within 270 days of the bill's enactment, regulating swaps transactions between U.S. citizens and foreign entities. It would require the rule to address what kinds of connections to the United States would require a foreign entity to register as a swap dealer; which U.S. rules apply to the swap activities of foreign entities and to U.S. entities and their overseas affiliates; and under which circumstances a foreign entity complying with the regulatory requirements of a foreign jurisdiction is exempt from U.S. swap requirements. It would direct the SEC and CFTC jointly report to Congress if they determine that a foreign regulatory regime is not broadly equivalent to U.S. swap requirements. Passed 301-124.

 

Vote: Yea


(219) - HR 1038: Utility Operations-Related Swaps - Passage 
June 12, 2013 - LaMalfa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that non-financial entities participating in swaps with government-owned utilities and entities be subject to the $3 billion annual swap dealing threshold that triggers Commodity Futures Trading Commission registration requirements. Motion agreed to 423-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(220) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Previous Question 
June 13, 2013 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 260) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize fiscal 2014 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Motion agreed to 233-195.

 

Vote: Yea


(221) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Rule 
June 13, 2013 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize fiscal 2014 funding for Defense Department and national security programs. Adopted 238-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(222) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Naval Aircrafts 
June 13, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would reduce from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational aircraft carriers that the Navy must maintain. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 106-318.

Vote: Nay


(223) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Silos 
June 13, 2013 - Lummis, R-Wyo., amendment that would require the Defense Department to preserve currently active Intercontinental Ballistic Missile silos containing deployed missiles in a "warm status" to enable them to be fully functional and operational. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(224) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Defense Department Training and Readiness 
June 13, 2013 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would shift $250 million from the Defense Rapid Innovation Program to Defense Department operations and maintenance for training and readiness. It would designate $85 million for Army maneuver units; $65 million for Air Force primary combat forces; $35 million for Army aviation assets; $32.5 million for Navy mission and other flight operations; $25 million for Marine Corps operational forces; and $7.5 million for Navy fleet air training. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 206-220.

 

Vote: Yea


(225) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Public-Private Partnerships 
June 13, 2013 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment that would permit the Defense secretary to exempt existing public-private partnerships from the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76, which establishes federal policy for the competition of commercial activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-248.

 

Vote: Yea


(226) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Afghanistan Combat Operations 
June 13, 2013 - McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would require the president to complete the accelerated transition of combat operations from U.S. armed forces to the government of Afghanistan no later than by the end of 2013; the accelerated transition of military and security operations by the end of 2014, including the redeployment of U.S. troops; and to pursue negotiations to address Afghanistan's and the region's security and stability. It also would express the sense of Congress that if the president determines that post-2014 deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is necessary, Congress should vote to authorize deployment no later than June 2014. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 305-121.

 

Vote: Yea


(227) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Habeas Corpus Proceedings 
June 13, 2013 - Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment that would require the government, in habeas proceedings for U.S. citizens apprehended in the United States pursuant to the 2001 use of force authorization, to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the citizen is an unprivileged enemy combatant and there is no presumption that the government's evidence is accurate and authentic. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 214-211.

 

Vote: Yea


(228) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Military Detention 
June 13, 2013 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment that would eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under the 2001 use of force authorization in the United States, territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a civilian court established under Article III of the Constitution or by an appropriate state court. The amendment also would repeal a provision of the fiscal 2012 defense authorization law that requires mandatory military custody of members or associates of al-Qaida that planned or carried out an attack against the United States or its coalition partners. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 200-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(229) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - U.S. Missile Defenses 
June 14, 2013 - Turner, R-Ohio, amendment that would express the sense of Congress that president should convey to Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States. It also would express that missile defenses should not be traded away for the prospect of nuclear arms reductions with Russia, China or any other foreign country. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(230) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Missile Defense Programs 
June 14, 2013 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would strike the Missile Defense Programs section of the bill except for a provision that would designate $15 million of the amount authorized for fiscal 2014 Missile Defense Agency research, development, testing and evaluation for the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program in the United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 61-362.

 

Vote: Nay


(231) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Army National Guard Sports Sponsorship 
June 14, 2013 - McCollum, D-Minn., amendment that would prohibit the Army National Guard from sponsoring professional wrestling or motor sports as part of a recruiting or advertising campaign. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 134-290.

 

Vote: Nay


(232) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Authorization Reduction 
June 14, 2013 - Nolan, D-Minn., amendment that would reduce by 9.4 percent, roughly $60 billion, the total amount authorized by the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 71-353.

 

Vote: Nay


(233) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - New START Treaty Implementation 
June 14, 2013 - Larsen, D-Wash., amendment that would increase funds authorized for the implementation of the New START treaty by $70.5 million, offset by a $50 million decrease for defense-wide research, development, testing and evaluation of space programs and technology and a $20.5 million decrease for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(234) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Syrian Conflict 
June 14, 2013 - Gibson, R-N.Y., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would express the sense of Congress that the conflict in Syria threatens the national security interests of Israel and that President Barack Obama should consider all courses of action to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power and to plan for certain military operations to assist forces fighting the Assad regime. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-301.

Vote: Yea


(235) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Brigade Combat Teams 
June 14, 2013 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would direct the president to end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, return the brigade combat team to the United States and bar its permanent replacement. It would stipulate that the provision should not be construed to prohibit the use of quick-response forces to address threats in Europe. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 110-313.

Vote: Nay


(236) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Guantanamo Detainees Transfer 
June 14, 2013 - Walorski, R-Ind., amendment that would prohibit the Defense Department from using any funds authorized in the bill for the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(237) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Closure of Guantanamo Bay 
June 14, 2013 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment that would provide for closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Dec. 31, 2014. It would allow the use of funds in the bill for the transfer or release of detainees at the Cuba facility and for construction or modification of a U.S. facility to house them. It would prohibit, after Dec. 31, 2014, the use of funds for the Cuba facility and require the Defense secretary to designate a senior official to coordinate and manage its closure and the transfer of detainees. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(238) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Chaplain Corps Expansion 
June 14, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would require the Defense secretary to provide for those certified by recognized nontheistic organizations and institutions to be appointed as officers in the Armed Forces Chaplain Corps. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-274.

 

Vote: Nay


(239) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Systems 
June 14, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for advance procurement of 14 ground-based interceptor rocket motor sets, a missile refurbishment project at Fort Greely, Alaska or for the missile field's mechanical-electrical building until the Defense secretary certifies that the ground-based midcourse defense system has performed at least two successful intercept tests at the Vandenberg Air Force Base before Oct. 1, 2014. It would require the Defense secretary to certify that the commander of the U.S. Northern Command has confidence in the homeland missile defense system and to justify expanding the Fort Greely site. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 146-278.

 

Vote: Nay


(240) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Overseas Contingency Operations Funding 
June 14, 2013 - Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment that would reduce by $5.04 billion the amount authorized for the Overseas Contingency Operations account and specify that the savings be used for deficit reduction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(241) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa Program 
June 14, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would make changes to the Iraq and Afghanistan special immigration visa programs to address backlog issues. It would require completion of the visa application process including screenings and background checks within nine months of the application submission, completion of the review process for denial of visas within four months and require quarterly reports on the processing of applications. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 420-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(242) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Russian Arms Imports 
June 14, 2013 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would bar the purchase of equipment from Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport until the Defense secretary certifies that the firm is cooperating with a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit, has not delivered S-300 missile defense batteries to Syria and that no new contracts have been signed by the firm with Syria since Jan. 1, 2013. It would allow for a national security waiver. The Defense Department would have to competitively award contracts using U.S. funds for the procurement of helicopters for Afghan security forces. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 423-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(243) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Recommit 
June 14, 2013 - Duckworth, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would provide for the referral of sexual assault charges or sex-related offenses to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor for the branch of the military the accused is a member of unless the victim elects that the charge be referred only to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
Motion rejected 194-225: R 2-225; D 192-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(244) - HR 1960: Fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization - Passage 
June 14, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $638.4 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2014, including $85.8 billion for overseas contingency operations. Excluding the war funding, it would authorize $241.7 billion for operations and maintenance; $99.6 billion for procurement; $136.1 billion for military personnel; $10.1 billion for military construction, family housing and base closure; $68 billion for research, development, testing and evaluation; nearly $10 billion for missile defense and $33.7 billion for the Defense Health Program. The bill would authorize a 1.8 percent pay increase for military personnel and would prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay military facilities to the United States. The bill would establish mandatory minimum sentences for sexual assault offenses and bar commanders from dismissing a finding in such cases by a court martial or reducing a guilty finding to a lesser offense. As amended it would state that it is U.S. policy that the president shall transfer combat operations from U.S. forces to Afghanistan by the end of 2013 and complete an accelerated transition of military and security operations by the end of 2014. Passed 315-108.

 

Vote: Yea


(245) - HR 876: Idaho Wilderness Water Resources - Passage 
June 17, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Agriculture secretary to issue permits authorizing repair and maintenance for water dams and other facilities within Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Motion agreed to 398-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(246) - HR 253: Utah Land Conveyance - Passage 
June 17, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Agriculture secretary to convey a parcel of land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University. Motion agreed to 397-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(247) - HR 862: Coconino National Forest Land Conveyance - Passage 
June 17, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the U.S. Forest Service to convey two parcels of land located within the Coconino National Forest in Arizona to adjacent landowners. Motion agreed to 395-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(248) - HR 1947, HR1797: Limited Abortion Ban and Farm Bill - Previous Question 
June 18, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous questions (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 266) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1797) that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, with certain exceptions. It also would provide for general debate on the farm bill (HR 1947). Motion agreed to 229-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(249) - HR 1797, HR1947: Limited Abortion Ban and Farm Bill - Rule 
June 18, 2013 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1797) that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, with certain exceptions. It also would provide for general debate on the farm bill (HR 1947). Adopted 232-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(250) - HR 1151: Taiwain Observer Status - Passage 
June 18, 2013 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly in September 2013, and at other related meetings. Motion agreed to 424-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(251) - HR 1797: Limited Abortion Ban - Passage 
June 18, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, except in cases where the life of the woman is in danger. It would provide exceptions to the ban in cases of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest against a minor, if it has been reported to law enforcement or a government agency authorized to act on reports of child abuse. It also would impose criminal penalties on physicians who violate the ban and subject violators to a maximum five-year jail sentence, fines or both. Passed 228-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(252) - HR 1896: International Child Support - Passage 
June 18, 2013 - Reichert, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Health and Human Services Department to ensure U.S. compliance with multilateral treaties regarding child support. It also would give states the option to require individuals in foreign countries to apply for child support enforcement services through their country's appropriate central authority. Motion agreed to 394-27.

 

Vote: Yea


(253) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Previous Question 
June 19, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 271) that would provide for further consideration of the bill that would reauthorize and modify farm, conservation and nutrition programs for five years. Motion agreed to 233-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(254) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Rule 
June 19, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 271) that would provide for further consideration of the bill that would reauthorize and modify farm, conservation and nutrition programs for five years. Adopted 239-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(255) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
June 19, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Approved 275-139.

 

Vote: Nay


(256) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
June 19, 2013 - McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would eliminate the bill's restrictions on eligibility and benefit levels for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, which under the bill would reduce spending by $20.5 billion over 10 years. To offset the costs of the amendment, it would strike the supplemental coverage option for crop insurance and cap the overall rate of return for crop insurance providers at 12 percent, and delay for one year the start of the peanut revenue crop insurance program and the Stacked Income Protection Plan for cotton and limit the cotton premium payment to 65 percent. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-234.

 

Vote: Nay


(257) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Farm Risk Management Expenditure Cap 
June 19, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would cap the total amount of price loss coverage payments and revenue loss coverage payments during fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2020 at $17 million. It would require producer agreements to specifically state that payments made under these programs be reduced as necessary to comply with the cap. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 267-156..

 

Vote: Yea


(258) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Milk Price Support 
June 19, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would repeal permanent price support authority for milk. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 112-309.

 

Vote: Nay


(259) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Conservation Reserve Program 
June 19, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would require that at least 20.5 percent of the acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program is set aside for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program and the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program beginning in fiscal 2015. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-242.

Vote: Nay


(260) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Environmental Quality Incentives Program 
June 19, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would make changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program including defining its purpose to include water conservation or irrigation, reducing the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. It would require the Agriculture secretary to provide supplemental payments and technical assistance to producers that implement cost-effective land management and vegetative practices. It would limit EQIP payments to $30,000 per fiscal year and $150,000 during any five-year period. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 157-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(261) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Bee Health 
June 19, 2013 - Kaptur, D-Ohio, amendment that would direct the Agriculture secretary, in consultation with the Interior secretary and EPA administrator to carry out activities to protect the long-term viability of bees and other insects that benefit crops and wild plants. It would direct the Agriculture secretary to establish a task force to address the worldwide decline in bee health and to assess federal efforts to mitigate the loss of pollinators and threats to the U.S. commercial beekeeping industry. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 273-149.

 

Vote: Yea


(262) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Food Assistance 
June 19, 2013 - Royce, R-Calif., amendment that would allow up to 45 percent of the funds authorized for international food aid to be used for assistance other than U.S. agricultural commodities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 203-220.

 

Vote: Yea


(263) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Market Access Program Elimination 
June 19, 2013 - Chabot, R-Ohio, amendment that would eliminate the Market Access Program, which helps U.S. producers, exporters, private companies and other trade organizations finance promotional activities for U.S. agricultural products. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 98-322.

 

Vote: Nay


(264) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Emerging Markets Program 
June 20, 2013 - Brooks, R-Ala., amendment that would terminate the Emerging Markets Program, which promotes exports of U.S. agricultural commodities and products in certain emerging global markets, after Sept. 30, 2013. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 103-322.

 

Vote: Yea


(265) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Personal Hygiene Products 
June 20, 2013 - Butterfield, D-N.C., amendment that would make household personal hygiene items eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-297.

 

Vote: Nay


(266) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - SNAP Redemption Data 
June 20, 2013 - Marino, R-Pa., amendment that would direct the Government Accountability Office to establish a pilot program in nine states to collect data on items purchased under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 79-346.

 

Vote: Nay


(267) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Healthy Food Financing Initiative 
June 20, 2013 - Schweikert, R-Ariz., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would direct the Agriculture secretary to establish an initiative to provide access to healthy food in low-income communities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-232.

 

Vote: Yea


(268) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Emergency Disaster Loan Program 
June 20, 2013 - Tierney, D-Mass., amendment that would make commercial fisherman eligible for loans under the Emergency Disaster Loan program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 211-215.

 

Vote: Nay


(269) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Industrial Hemp Research 
June 20, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would allow institutions of higher education in states with laws that permit industrial hemp cultivation to grow or cultivate it for agricultural or academic research. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 225-200.

 

Vote: Nay


(270) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Forest Legacy Program 
June 20, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would modify the Forest Legacy Program to allow qualified third-party, non-governmental entities to hold conservation easements financed with program revenue. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 206-219.

 

Vote: Nay


(271) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Biodiesel Fuel Education Program 
June 20, 2013 - Marino, R-Pa., amendment that would replace a provision in the bill that would authorize $2 million per year from fiscal 2014 through 2018 for the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program with language to repeal the program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-230.

 

Vote: Yea


(272) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Farmers Market Promotion 
June 20, 2013 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would authorize $10 million per year from fiscal 2014 through 2018 for a program to expand domestic farmers' markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-269.

 

Vote: Nay


(273) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Olive Oil Import Control 
June 20, 2013 - Gibson, R-N.Y., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would add olive oil to the list of items that must be tested for quality before being allowed into the United States. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 343-81.

 

Vote: Yea


(274) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Christmas Tree Promotion 
June 20, 2013 - Walorski, R-Ind., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would require the Agriculture secretary to lift the administrative stay placed on establishing an industry-funded promotion, research and information program for fresh-cut Christmas trees within 60 days of the bill's enactment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-227.

Vote: Yea


(275) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Specialty Crops 
June 20, 2013 - Courtney, D-Conn., amendment that would add farmed shellfish to the list of specialty crops eligible for Agriculture Department marketing and research assistance. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-218.

 

Vote: Nay


(276) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Federal Crop Insurance 
June 20, 2013 - Kind, D-Wis., amendment that would limit federal crop insurance premium subsidies to producers with adjusted gross income of less than $250,000, limit per-person premium subsidies to $50,000, cap crop insurance providers' reimbursement of administrative and operating expenses in 2013 at $900 million and reduce their rate of return to 12 percent of the retained premium. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-217.

 

Vote: Nay


(277) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Reinsurance Agreements 
June 20, 2013 - Carney, D-Del., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would require, to the maximum extent practicable, that any renegotiation of a standard reinsurance agreement be budget neutral. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-252.

Vote: Nay


(278) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Dairy Producer Insurance Program 
June 20, 2013 - Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment that would strike the dairy market stabilization program and the dairy producer margin protections program in the bill. Farmers would have the option to enroll annually in a new insurance program at margin levels between $4 and $8 at increments of 50 cents. Support payments would be triggered when margins fall below the selected price, and coverage would be available for between 25 percent and 80 percent of a farmer's historic dairy production. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 291-135.

 

Vote: Yea


(279) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - National Sheep Industry Improvement Center 
June 20, 2013 - Radel, R-Fla., amendment that would strike a provision of the bill that would extend through 2018 the $10 million annual authorization for the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and replace it with language to repeal the law that created the center.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(280) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Agricultural Commodities 
June 20, 2013 - Walberg, R-Mich., amendment that would strike from the bill language that would add products of natural stone to the definition of an agricultural commodity.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 215-211.

 

Vote: Yea


(281) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Sugar Program 
June 20, 2013 - Pitts, R-Pa., amendment that would direct the Agriculture secretary to lower loan rates for domestic sugar cane producers to 18 cents per pound for raw cane sugar for each crop year 2014 through 2018. It would require the Agriculture secretary to revise trade tariffs to lower the sugar stocks-to-use ratio to 15.5 percent. The department would be required to administer marketing allotments to ensure sugar supplies, be authorized to suspend or modify any marketing allotment provision and exercise discretion in administering the import quota to provide for adequate sugar supplies at "reasonable prices." It also would repeal the sugar-to-ethanol program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 206-221.

 

Vote: Yea


(282) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Payment Limitations 
June 20, 2013 - Fortenberry, R-Neb., amendment that would reduce farm program payment limits, capping commodity payments at $250,000 per year for any one farm. It also would clarify who can receive such payments. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-194.

Vote: Yea


(283) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - SNAP Work Requirements 
June 20, 2013 - Huelskamp, R-Kan., amendment that would allow states to create a work activation program that would require able-bodied individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to complete two days of supervised job search at the program site each month. While in the program recipients may not refuse offers of employment or refuse to provide information on employment status without good cause. It would suspend SNAP benefits for individuals who fail to comply with the requirements. It also would repeal the nutrition education and obesity prevention grant program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-250.

 

Vote: Yea


(284) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - SNAP Work Requirements 
June 20, 2013 - Southerland, R-Fla., amendment that would direct the Agriculture secretary to administer a pilot program that would allow states to impose work requirements on individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. It would void work requirement waivers in states that participate in the pilot project. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-198.

 

Vote: Yea


(285) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Recommit 
June 20, 2013 - Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would authorize such sums as necessary for fire suppression equipment and personnel to prevent forest fires on National Forest System lands. It also would increase to $40 million, from $30 million, the amount authorized per year from fiscal 2014 through 2018 for water, waste disposal and wastewater facility grants. It would authorize $20 million for rural business opportunity grants per year from fiscal 2014 through 2018. It also would extend through 2018 the $35 million annual authorization for an emergency and imminent community water assistance grant program.
Motion rejected 188-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(286) - HR 1947: Farm Programs - Passage 
June 20, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would authorize roughly $939 billion through fiscal 2018 for federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and agricultural trade programs. It would repeal direct and countercyclical payments to agriculture commodity producers, replacing them with two new risk-management programs to protect farmers when they suffer significant losses. It would consolidate conservation programs and repeal several major dairy programs and replace them with a new program to manage the supply of milk. It would restrict "categorical eligibility" for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, under which individuals become eligible based on their participation in other low-income assistance programs. Under the bill, households that receive more than $20 in utility assistance would be eligible for SNAP benefits. As amended it would allow states to conduct drug testing on SNAP applicants as a condition for receiving benefits and impose work requirements on SNAP recipients, mandating employment or job training. Rejected 195-234.

 

Vote: Yea


(287) - HR 2383: Musial Bridge Designation - Passage 
June 25, 2013 - Davis, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge." Motion agreed to 395-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(288) - HR 1092: Air Traffic Control Center Designation - Passage 
June 25, 2013 - Kuster, D-N.H., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, N.H., and any successor center at that location, as the "Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center."
Motion agreed to 392-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(289) - HR 2410, HR2231, HR1613: Offshore Energy Production and Agriculture Appropriations - Previous Question 
June 26, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 274) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2231) that would require the Interior Department to adopt a new five-year offshore leasing plan and legislation (HR 1613) that would allow the Interior secretary to establish guidelines concerning transboundary oil and gas reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. It also would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Agriculture appropriations bill (HR 2410). Motion agreed to 228-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(290) - HR 2410, HR2231, HR1613: Offshore Energy Production and Agriculture Appropriations - Rule 
June 26, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 274) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2231) that would require the Interior Department to adopt a new five-year offshore leasing plan and legislation (HR 1613) that would allow the Interior secretary to establish guidelines concerning transboundary oil and gas reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. It also would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Agriculture appropriations bill (HR 2410). Adopted 235-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(291) - HR 1613: U.S-Mexico Transboundary Agreement - States Rights 
June 27, 2013 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would affect the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing and use of lands beneath navigable waters within its boundaries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 213-213.

 

Vote: Nay


(292) - HR 1613: U.S-Mexico Transboundary Agreement - Recommit 
June 27, 2013 - Garcia, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would direct the Interior secretary to require that drilling operations pursuant to transboundary agreements authorized by the bill meet certain safety requirements. It would allow the secretary to require increased liability for damages related to an oil spill in waters 1,000 feet or deeper as a condition of any lease issued. It also would set penalties for failing to comply with laws regarding actions under the lease, license or permit and would give the Interior secretary authority to assess, collect, review and increase the amount of such penalties. The Interior secretary would be required to notify Congress within 60 days of a penalty increase. Motion rejected 194-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(293) - HR 1613: U.S-Mexico Transboundary Agreement - Passage 
June 27, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would authorize the Interior Department to take actions to implement the terms of a February 2012 agreement between the United States and Mexico concerning transboundary oil and gas reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. It would allow the Interior secretary to establish guidelines for the agreement as well as all future agreements regarding management of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs. It also would exempt public companies involved with transboundary oil and gas development from rules requiring the disclosure of payments they make to foreign governments. Passed 256-171.

 

Vote: Yea


(294) - HR 1864: Military Sexual Assault Investigations - Passage 
June 27, 2013 - Walorski, R-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would identify reports of rape, sexual assault and sexual misconduct as a form of communication under whistleblower protections contained in current law. It also would require an inspector general investigation into allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken against victims who have reported alleged instances of rape, sexual assault or other forms of sexual misconduct in the military. Motion agreed to 423-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(295) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Environmental Impact Statement 
June 27, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would require the Interior Department to prepare a multi-sale environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act for all lease sales authorized by the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(296) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - National Ocean Policy Expenditure Report 
June 27, 2013 - Flores, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Ocean Energy Safety Service from proposing, finalizing or implementing any limit on activities related to the National Ocean Policy developed under a 2010 presidential order, Executive Order No. 13547. It would require the president to submit a report to Congress identifying expenditures for fiscal 2011 through 2013 by BOEM, OESS, and their predecessor agencies for the development, administration or implementation of the coastal and marine spatial planning component of the policy developed under the executive order.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 233-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(297) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Revenue Sharing Cap 
June 27, 2013 - Cassidy, R-La., amendment that would raise the offshore energy revenue sharing cap from $500 million to $999 million per year from fiscal 2024 through 2055.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(298) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Seismic Testing 
June 27, 2013 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment that would require the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to publish a record of decision on its final environmental impact statement relating to seismic testing in the Atlantic outer continental shelf by Dec. 31, 2013. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(299) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Alaska Oil and Gas Leases 
June 28, 2013 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would bar the Interior secretary from issuing any oil and gas leases for any area in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska. It also would nullify provisions in the bill that provide for revenue sharing with coastal states. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(300) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Claims Deadline 
June 28, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would require that claims arising from projects covered by the bill be filed within 60 days and resolved within six months. It would place restrictions on appeals and would require individuals or entities filing lawsuits that do not prevail to pay the legal fees of the prevailing parties, except in certain circumstances. The filing deadline would apply to individuals or entities that are not party to the pending leases. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 217-202.

 

Vote: Yea


(301) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - States Rights 
June 28, 2013 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would affect the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing and use of lands beneath navigable waters within its boundaries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 209-210.

 

Vote: Nay


(302) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - California Oil and Gas Leases 
June 28, 2013 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment that would nullify provisions in the bill to require the Interior secretary to offer for sale leases of tracts in southern California no later than Dec. 31, 2014; to require the secretary to include in such leases conditions mandating the use of onshore-based, extended-reach drilling or existing offshore infrastructure; and to provide for revenue sharing with coastal states. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(303) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Recommit 
June 28, 2013 - Schneider, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would affect the prohibition on issuing oil and gas leases for new drilling in or under one or more of the Great Lakes. It also would require that oil and gas leases issued pursuant to the bill encourage oil companies operating such leases to only use materials made in the U.S. in their drilling operations and to avoid outsourcing American jobs. Motion rejected 195-225.

 

Vote: Nay


(304) - HR 2231: Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Plan - Passage 
June 28, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would direct the Interior secretary to develop a five-year offshore leasing plan that would make at least 50 percent of the unleased coastal areas with the most potential for energy production available for oil and gas exploration and development. It would create a nationwide revenue sharing system so coastal states would receive a share of the federal royalties. Drilling would be allowed off the coasts of California, South Carolina and Virginia. It also would require the Interior secretary to prepare a multi-sale environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act for all lease sales authorized by the bill. As amended it would require that claims arising from projects covered by the bill be filed within 60 days and resolved within six months. Passed 235-186.

 

Vote: Yea

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