Vote History

July 2013 Vote History

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(305) - HR 1341: Capital Requirements Study - Passage 
July 08, 2013 - Fincher, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Financial Stability Oversight Council to study the differences between the United States and other jurisdictions in implementing the derivatives credit valuation adjustment (CVA) capital requirement. The CVA is part of the Basel III agreement, which would establish higher capital requirements for banks. The study would address the effect on U.S. financial institutions, end users of derivatives and international derivatives markets. Motion agreed to 353-24.

 

Vote: Yea


(306) - HR 1564: Public Company Auditors - Passage 
July 08, 2013 - Hurt, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has no authority under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to require public companies to use specific auditors or require the use of different auditors on a rotating basis. It would require the Government Accountability Office to update a 2003 report that reviewed the potential effects of mandatory rotation for auditing firms, including any costs and benefits. Motion agreed to 321-62.

 

Vote: Yea


(307) - HR 1171: Surplus Property for Veterans Organizations - Passage 
July 08, 2013 - DeSantis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow veterans service organizations to obtain, at no cost, surplus federal property. Motion agreed to 387-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(308) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Previous Question 
July 09, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 288) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water appropriations bill. Motion agreed to 220-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(309) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Rule 
July 09, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 288) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water appropriations bill. Adopted 226-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(310) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
July 09, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, July 8, 2013. Approved 262-138.

 

Vote: Nay


(311) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Water Regulations 
July 09, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike the section of the bill that would bar the use of funds by the Army Corps of Engineers to develop, implement or enforce regulations pertaining to the definition of waters under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(312) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Water Regulations 
July 09, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike the section of the bill that would prohibit the use of funds by the Army Corps of Engineers to revise regulations pertaining to the definitions of "fill material" or "discharge of fill material" for purposes of the Clean Water Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(313) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $245 million the amount provided for renewable-energy, energy reliability and efficiency programs, offset by an equal reduction for National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-264.

 

Vote: Nay


(314) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would increase by $31 million the amount provided for energy efficiency, renewable-energy, electricity delivery and energy reliability activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for salaries and expenses at the Energy Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-275.

 

Vote: Yea


(315) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $9.8 million the amount provided for energy efficiency, renewable-energy, electricity delivery and energy reliability activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 153-257.

 

Vote: Yea


(316) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would increase by $50 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities and electricity delivery and energy reliability activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(317) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $4.8 million the amount provided for renewable-energy, energy reliability and energy efficiency activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-256.

 

Vote: Yea


(318) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Funding 
July 09, 2013 - Swalwell, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funds for the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability and Efficiency account by $1 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount to administration funds. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 201-213.

 

Vote: Nay


(319) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce by $1.5 billion the amount provided in the bill for energy efficiency, renewable-energy, nuclear-energy, and fossil energy research and development activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 115-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(320) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Peters, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-223.

 

Vote: Nay


(321) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Perlmutter, D-Colo., amendment that would increase by $15 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(322) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would increase by $15.5 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(323) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $20 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(324) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $40 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(325) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Heck, R-Nev., amendment that would reduce by $25 million the amount provided for activities at Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository, offset with an increase of the same amount for Energy Department science activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-335.

 

Vote: Nay


(326) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - ARPA-E Funding 
July 09, 2013 - Butterfield, D-N.C., amendment that would increase by $127 million the amount provided for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, offset with a $29 million reduction for fossil energy research and development activities and a $98 million reduction for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(327) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Science Funding 
July 09, 2013 - Foster, D-Ill., amendment that would increase by $500 million the amount provided for Energy Department science activities, offset by a reduction of the same amount for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 143-273.

 

Vote: Nay


(328) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Science Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would increase by $223 million the amount provided for Energy Department science activities, offset by a reduction of the same amount for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(329) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - ARPA-E Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $329 million the amount provided for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, offset by a reduction of the same amount for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 155-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(330) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - ATV Manufacturing Loan Program 
July 10, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate funding for administrative expenses associated with the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-252.

 

Vote: Yea


(331) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Administration 
July 10, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would increase by $1 million the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses and reduce by $1.2 million funding for weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(332) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear-Weapons Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would reduce by $23.7 million the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(333) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear-Weapons Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Heck, R-Nev., amendment that would increase by $14 million the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. It would decrease by $16.5 million funding for defense nuclear-non-proliferation activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 86-338.

 

Vote: Yea


(334) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear-Weapons Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would decrease by $13.1 million the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(335) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce by $48 million the amount provided for defense nuclear-non-proliferation activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-308.

 

Vote: Nay


(336) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Uranium Enrichment Research 
July 10, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill that would allow the Energy secretary to spend up to $48 million of the funds provided for defense nuclear-non-proliferation activities for domestic uranium enrichment research, development and demonstration activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-291.

 

Vote: Nay


(337) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Yucca Mountain 
July 10, 2013 - Titus, D-Nev., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would bar the use of funds to end legal or technical reviews of the Yucca Mountain license application. It also would bar the use of funds for activities that would prevent Yucca Mountain from being used as a waste repository in the future. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 87-337.

 

Vote: Nay


(338) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would increase by $20 million the amount provided for the Army Corps of Engineers, offset by a reduction of the same amount for the Energy Department's fossil energy research and development program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 217-206.

 

Vote: Nay


(339) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Wind Energy Program Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Whitfield, R-Ky., amendment that would bar the Energy Department from using funds in the bill designated for renewable-energy, energy reliability and efficiency activities for wind energy programs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 94-329.

 

Vote: Nay


(340) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Electrical Energy Program Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay Energy Department employees or officers to implement an electric-power transmission facilities program authorized by the 2009 economic stimulus law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(341) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps Civil Construction 
July 10, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $100 million the amount provided for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects, offset by a reduction of the same amount for National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(342) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fossil Energy Research 
July 10, 2013 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment that would decrease by $30 million the amount provided in the bill for fossil energy research and development. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(343) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Community Development 
July 10, 2013 - Chabot, R-Ohio, amendment that would eliminate funding in the bill for economic and community development activities of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Denali Commission, Northern Border Regional Commission and the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 147-273.

 

Vote: Nay


(344) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Recommit 
July 10, 2013 - Schneider, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $3.7 million the amount provided for Army Corps of Engineers investigation and construction activities; increase by $7 million funding for flood and natural disaster preparation; and increase by $2 million funding for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities. It also would reduce by $12.7 million funding for Energy Department administration activities. Motion rejected 195-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(345) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Passage 
July 10, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide $30.4 billion in fiscal 2014 to fund the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several regional water and power authorities. In total, the bill would provide the Energy Department with $24.9 billion, of which $11.3 billion would be designated for the National Nuclear Security Administration. It would provide $4.9 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $965 million for the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. Passed 227-198.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
July 11, 2013 - Sewell, D-Ala., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 125-260.

 

Vote: Nay


Procedural Motion - Motion to Table 
July 11, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Hoyer, D-Md., appeal of the ruling of the chair that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Motion agreed to 226-196.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
July 11, 2013 - Fudge, D-Ohio, motion to adjourn.
Motion rejected 138-265: R 0-218; D 138-47; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(349) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Rule 
July 11, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 295) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2642) that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. Adopted 223-195.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Procedural Motion - Motion to Table 
July 11, 2013 - Lucas, R-Okla., motion to table (kill) the Watt, D-N.C. motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Motion agreed to 226-189.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Table 
July 11, 2013 - Lucas, R-Okla., motion to table (kill) the Thompson, D-Miss., motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Motion agreed to 221-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(352) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Recommit 
July 11, 2013 - Esty, D-Conn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would direct the Agriculture secretary to conduct annual on-site audits of the food regulatory system of countries eligible to export meat, poultry and egg products to the United States. It also would allow the Agriculture secretary to transfer department funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to respond to a food safety emergency. Motion rejected 198-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(353) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Passage 
July 11, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. It would permanently reauthorize the sugar program, which provides a price guarantee to processors and producers of sugarcane and sugar beets. It would create two risk-management programs to replace the direct and countercyclical payments to agriculture commodity producers repealed by the bill. It also would replace several major dairy programs with a new dairy margin insurance program. The permanent 1938 and 1949 farm laws that set commodity support and other agriculture support levels would be repealed. It would reauthorize most conservation activities through fiscal 2018 but consolidate the 23 programs into 13. Passed 216-208.

 

Vote: Yea


(354) - HR 2576: Pipeline Safety Documents - Passage 
July 16, 2013 - Petri, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend until Jan. 3, 2015, the deadline for the Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to begin making public technical standards that are incorporated into agency regulations. Motion agreed to 405-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(355) - HR 1848: Small-Aircraft Safety - Passage 
July 16, 2013 - Petri, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to streamline the approval of small-aircraft safety advancements based on recommendations of the FAA's Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee. Final rules would have to be issued by Dec. 31, 2015. Motion agreed to 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(356) - HR 2611: Coast Guard Headquarters Designation - Passage 
July 16, 2013 - Petri, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard located at 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE in Washington, D.C., as the "Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building." Motion agreed to 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(357) - HR 2667, HR2668: Insurance Mandate Delay - Previous Question 
July 17, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 300) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2667) that would delay the mandate that employers with 50 or more employees offer health insurance and legislation (HR 2668) that would delay the enforcement of the individual requirement to purchase health insurance. Motion agreed to 230-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(358) - HR 2667, HR2668: Insurance Mandate Delay - Rule 
July 17, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 300) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2667) that would delay the mandate that employers with 50 or more employees offer health insurance and legislation (HR 2668) that would delay the enforcement of the individual requirement to purchase health insurance. The rule would require that the text of the employer mandate bill, as passed by the House, be added to the individual mandate bill upon engrossment of that legislation. Adopted 232-183.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
July 17, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 10-409.

 

Vote: Nay


(360) - HR 2667: Employer Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Recommit 
July 17, 2013 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would allow employers to reduce insurance coverage for individuals and families that currently receive job-based health benefits. Motion rejected 188-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(361) - HR 2667: Employer Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Passage 
July 17, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would delay for one year, until the beginning of 2015, the requirement in the 2010 health care overhaul that businesses with 50 or more full-time employees provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty. It also would delay by one year associated reporting requirements for employers and insurance providers. Passed 264-161.

 

Vote: Yea


(362) - HR 2668: Individual Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Recommit 
July 17, 2013 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would alter or delay provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul law which reduce out-of-pocket costs and cost-sharing for individuals and families, provide tax credits and rebates for health insurance or prohibit discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions and gender. Motion rejected 193-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(363) - HR 2668: Individual Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Passage 
July 17, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would delay for one year, until the start of 2015, the requirement in the 2010 health care overhaul that most individuals maintain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. Passed 251-174.

 

Vote: Yea


(364) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Previous Question 
July 18, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 303) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize and revise federal education law. Motion agreed to 232-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(365) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Rule 
July 18, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 303) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would reauthorize and revise federal education law. Adopted 230-190.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Journal 
July 18, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Approved 278-143.

 

Vote: Yea


(367) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Educational Support Programs 
July 18, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would revise educational support programs for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 263-161.

 

Vote: Nay


(368) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Educational Curriculum 
July 18, 2013 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that states and local educational agencies should determine the curriculum and assessments for elementary and secondary education. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(369) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - School Administration 
July 18, 2013 - Meehan, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit the Education Department from imposing administrative requirements unless explicitly authorized by the bill. It also would clarify opportunities for local education representatives to comment on proposed federal regulations regarding the implementation of elementary and secondary education law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(370) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Federal Assistance 
July 19, 2013 - Culberson, R-Texas, amendment that would require states to expressly approve the programs authorized under elementary and secondary education law before any federal funds could be released to them. The provision would not apply in years that the state legislature does not meet, but it would allow states to disapprove grant programs established in years the state legislature did not meet. It also would stipulate that any funds not allocated to a state because the legislature did not approve the program would not be reallocated among the other states. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(371) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - School Performance 
July 19, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would direct the Education secretary to conduct a study and report to Congress within 180 days of the bill's enactment on the use of state educational agencies to monitor, supervise or control underperforming local education agencies. It would require recommendations regarding giving a state's education agency authority to close a school district over the opposition of a locally elected school board as well as on best practices in state education agency supervision of underperforming school districts with emphasis on rural and underserved school districts. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(372) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Democratic Substitute 
July 19, 2013 - Miller, D-Calif., substitute amendment that would reauthorize elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2019. It would eliminate the yearly progress system and require states to establish accountability systems that set performance, growth and graduation targets. It would require states to establish college and workforce-ready standards for language, math and science and allow states to use multiple methods to measure school performance. It also would require the use of performance targets to identify schools in need of improvement and "persistently low-achieving schools " that have the lowest achievement in the state. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(373) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Recommit 
July 19, 2013 - Kuster, 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 stipulate that state plans required by the bill must not lower academic standards for children with disabilities, including autistic children. It would require the Education secretary, within six months of the bill's enactment, to issue rules prohibiting the use of mechanical, chemical and physical restraints. It would establish standards for protecting student athletes from concussions. It also would direct state educational agencies funded by the bill to require criminal background checks of school and contractor employees who have contact with children.
Motion rejected 196-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(374) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Passage 
July 19, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law from fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2019. The bill would require states to establish academic standards in reading, math and science that apply to all students and schools in the state. It would allow states to develop standards in other subjects at their discretion. The bill would eliminate the yearly progress metric, which requires students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014 and allow states to develop their own accountability systems. It would require states and school districts to create teacher and principal evaluation systems based on several parameters, including student achievement and multiple measures of teacher performance. As amended it would allow Title I funds to follow individual students to other public or charter schools. It also would require states to approve the programs under the bill before any funds could be released to them. Passed 221-207.

 

Vote: Yea


(375) - HR 1542: WMD Intelligence Activities - Passage 
July 22, 2013 - Meehan, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis to coordinate with departmental agencies and others in the intelligence community to provide recommendations on information sharing mechanisms. The Homeland Security secretary would have to report annually to Congress on activities to counter threats from weapons of mass destruction being conducted by all relevant entities within the department. Motion agreed to 388-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(376) - H Con Res 44: Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run - Adoption 
July 22, 2013 - Ribble, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 28th Annual District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Motion agreed to 388-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(377) - HR 2610, HR2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense and Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Previous Question 
July 23, 2013 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 312) to provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Defense appropriations bill (HR 2397) and the fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (HR 2610). Motion agreed to 229-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(378) - HR 2397, HR2610: Fiscal 2014 Defense and Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Rule 
July 23, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 312) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Defense appropriations bill (HR 2397) and the fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (HR 2610). Adopted 226-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(379) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Navy Research and Development 
July 23, 2013 - Gabbard, D-Hawaii, amendment that would increase by $104 million the amount provided for basic and applied science research in the Navy, offset by a reduction of the same amount to the Defense Department's operation and maintenance account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 50-372.

 

Vote: Nay


(380) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Environmental Restoration 
July 23, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would increase by $25 million the amount provided for Army environmental restoration of formerly used defense sites, offset by a reduction of the same amount to the Army's research and development account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(381) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Procurement Activities 
July 23, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce by $107 million the amount provided for Defense Department procurement activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 141-272.

 

Vote: Nay


(382) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Navy Research and Development 
July 23, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would decrease by $85 million the amount provided for research and development in the Navy. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 49-372.

 

Vote: Nay


(383) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Air Force Research and Development 
July 23, 2013 - Nugent, R-Fla., amendment that would increase by $10.5 million the amount provided for Air Force research and development activities and reduce by $12.5 million the amount provided for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease and operation of facilities and equipment within the departmentwide research and development account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 93-327.

 

Vote: Yea


(384) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - East Coast Missile Site 
July 23, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would reduce funding provided for maintenance and operation of defense facilities by $70.2 million, the amount intended to be used for an East Coast missile defense site, and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(385) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Detainees 
July 23, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would prohibit funding to transfer or release any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States, its territories or its possessions; prohibit funding to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to a foreign country unless the Defense secretary makes certain certifications; and prohibit funding to modify any U.S. facility, other than the Cuba facility, to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(386) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Defense Operations 
July 23, 2013 - Poe, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce by $600 million the amount provided for department-wide operation and maintenance, with the intention of cutting funding to Pakistan. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-237.

 

Vote: Yea


(387) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Walberg, R-Mich., amendment that would reduce by $79 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 283-139.

 

Vote: Yea


(388) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would reduce by $279 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(389) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would reduce by $139 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 249-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(390) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Security Forces Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would reduce by $553.8 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 346-79.

 

Vote: Yea


(391) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Security Forces Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce by $2.6 billion the amount provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-276.

 

Vote: Nay


(392) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Defense Department Chaplains 
July 23, 2013 - Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to appoint chaplains that have not been endorsed by a qualified religious organization. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(393) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund Projects 
July 23, 2013 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund to plan, develop or construct any project that did not start construction before the bill's enactment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 332-94.

 

Vote: Yea


(394) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Selective Fuel Ban 
July 23, 2013 - Flores, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to enforce the selective fuel ban, which bars federal agencies from entering into contracts for procurement of alternative or synthetic fuel unless it specifies that greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and combustion of the fuel are less than or equal to emissions from fuel produced from conventional petroleum sources. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(395) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing 
July 23, 2013 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to train the Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing or to operate or maintain Mi-17 helicopters. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 333-93.

 

Vote: Yea


(396) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Spending Reduction 
July 23, 2013 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce all accounts in the bill by 1 percent, except the Defense Health Program account, military personnel accounts and the Overseas Contingency Operations account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-317.

 

Vote: Nay


(397) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles 
July 23, 2013 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to operate or maintain more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 142-283.

Vote: Nay

 


(398) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Trans Regional Web Initiative 
July 23, 2013 - Denham, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-238.

 

Vote: Yea


(399) - HR 2218, HR1582: Coal Ash and Energy Regulation - Previous Question 
July 24, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 315) to provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2218) that would let states create and implement their own permit programs for coal combustion residuals and the bill (HR 1582) that would block the EPA from finalizing certain energy rules if they are found to have significant adverse effects on the economy. Motion agreed to 224-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(400) - HR 1582, HR2218: Coal Ash and Energy Regulation - Rule 
July 24, 2013 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2218) that would let states create and implement their own permit programs for coal combustion residuals and the bill (HR 1582) that would block the EPA from finalizing certain energy rules if they are found to have significant adverse effects on the economy. Adopted 232-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(401) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement 
July 24, 2013 - Jones, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for activities under the May 2, 2012 U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement unless Congress authorizes such activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(402) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - California Air Resources Board Fines 
July 24, 2013 - LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay fines assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(403) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations 
July 24, 2013 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would reduce the Overseas Contingency Operations account by $3.5 billion. Amounts provided for the National Guard and Reserve would not be affected. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 215-206.

 

Vote: Nay


(404) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - U.S. Military Exercises 
July 24, 2013 - Stockman, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for joint U.S. military exercises with China. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-286.

 

Vote: Yea


(405) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Detainees 
July 24, 2013 - Walorski, R-Ind., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to transfer or release detainees held at Guantanamo Bay on or after June 24, 2009 to Yemen.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(406) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - National Guard Aircrafts 
July 24, 2013 - Bonamici, D-Ore., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to retire, divest or transfer, or make preparations to do so, C-23 aircrafts used by the National Guard. It also would reduce by $34 million, and increase by the same amount, the amount provided for the Army Operation and Maintenance account to sustain and operate C-23 aircrafts.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 264-154.

 

Vote: Yea


(407) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Defense Department Security Clearance 
July 24, 2013 - Kilmer, D-Wash., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to deny security clearance to civilian Defense Department employees due to financial hardships stemming from a furlough caused by sequestration. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 277-142.

 

Vote: Yea


(408) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detainees 
July 24, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to continue to detain individuals at Guantanamo Bay that have already been cleared for release or transfer to a foreign country. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(409) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility 
July 24, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to expand or construct any new facility at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Naval Station. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(410) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Military Force 
July 24, 2013 - Schiff, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the military use of force after Dec. 31, 2014, pursuant to the 2001 use of force authorization.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(411) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - NSA Phone Record Collection 
July 24, 2013 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill by the National Security Agency to target a U.S. person or acquire and store the content of their communications, including phone calls and e-mails. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 409-12.

 

Vote: Yea


(412) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - NSA Phone Record Collection 
July 24, 2013 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to execute Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders unless it specifies that it is limited to "tangible things" -- including telephone numbers dialed, telephone numbers of incoming calls and the duration of calls -- pertaining to an individual who is the subject of an investigation. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 205-217.

 

Vote: Yea


(413) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Recommit 
July 24, 2013 - Frankel, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would provide an additional $25 million for US-Israeli cooperative programs. Motion rejected 192-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(414) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Passage 
July 24, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide $512.5 billion in non-war discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2014. It also would provide $82.3 billion in fiscal 2014 for contingency funds to support operations in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism. The bill would provide $241.1 billion for operations and maintenance, $105.5 billion for procurement, $66.5 billion for research and development and $139.3 billion for military personnel, including a 1.8 percent pay raise. It also would provide $34.5 billion for the Defense Health Program. As amended, it would bar the use of funds in the bill by the National Security Administration to target U.S. individuals or acquire and store the content of their communications, including phone calls and e-mails. Passed 315-109.

 

Vote: Yea


(415) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Permit Program Requirements 
July 25, 2013 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would require state coal combustion residuals permit programs to meet requirements necessary to protect human health and the environment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(416) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Interstate Risks 
July 25, 2013 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would require the EPA to find a state coal combustion residual permit program deficient if the implementation of the program threatens human health or the environment in any other state. It would allow states to request that the EPA review another state's coal combustion residuals permit program for deficiency. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(417) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Recommit 
July 25, 2013 - McCollum, D-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require that the implementing agency of any coal ash permit granted under the bill ensure that all wet disposal structures meet criteria for design, construction, operation and maintenance that would prevent contamination of groundwater and sources of drinking water including the Great Lakes.
Motion rejected 192-225.

 

Vote: Nay


(418) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Passage 
July 25, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would let states create and implement their own permit programs for coal combustion residuals (CCR). It would authorize the EPA to review state permit programs, but it also would place limitations on that review. The EPA would be allowed to regulate CCR in states that fail to set up their own programs or in states where the permit program is determined to be deficient and is not remedied by the state. As amended it would require states to update their certification documents with EPA and include in those documents a state emergency action plan for responding to spills or leaks. Passed 265-155.

 

Vote: Yea


(419) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response Funding 
July 30, 2013 - Gallego, D-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill that would cap the amount provided for the Transportation Department's Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response at $10.8 million. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 317-92.

 

Vote: Yea


(420) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Essential Air Service 
July 30, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would specify that none of the funds in the bill or any other law may be used to provide Essential Air Service to communities in the 48 contiguous states that receive per passenger subsidies greater than $500. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-175.

 

Vote: Nay


(421) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Essential Air Service 
July 30, 2013 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide Essential Air Service to communities with per passenger subsidies higher than $250.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-224.

 

Vote: Nay


(422) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Essential Air Service 
July 30, 2013 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the $100 million in the bill provided for the Essential Air Service Program and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-248.

 

Vote: Yea


(423) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - NextGen Funding 
July 30, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment would increase by $3.5 million the amount provided for operations planning activities for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen efforts to modernize the nation's air system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-258.

 

Vote: Nay


(424)- HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - NextGen Facilities and Equipment 
July 30, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would decrease by $870 million the amount provided in the bill for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and increase it by the same amount, with the intent of making funds available for facilities and equipment for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen efforts to modernize the nation's air system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(425) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - NextGen Research and Development 
July 30, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would make nearly $62 million of the amount provided for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund available for research and development for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen efforts to modernize the nation's air system.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(426) - HR 1911: Student Loan Interest Rates - Motion to Concur 
July 31, 2013 - Kline, R-Minn., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would set federal student loan interest rates issued after July 1, 2013 to the Treasury Department's 10-year borrowing rate, plus 2.05 percent for subsidized and unsubsidized undergraduate loans, 3.6 percent for graduate loans and 4.6 percent for PLUS loans. The loan rates would be capped at 8.25 percent, 9.5 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively. It would require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress within four months detailing the federal government's cost of administering the student loan program and recommendations to avoid generating additional revenue from the program.
Motion agreed to 392-31.

 

Vote: Yea


(427) - HR 850: Iran Sanctions - Passage 
July 31, 2013 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would impose increased sanctions on Iran, including broader economic penalties. It would call on countries currently purchasing crude oil from Iran to reduce their combined purchases by a total of 1 million barrels per day within a year, limit Iran's access to overseas foreign currency reserves and impose additional shipping sanctions. It also would expand a number of existing Iran sanctions relating to human rights and terrorism. Motion agreed to 400-20.

 

Vote: Yea


 

(305) - HR 1341: Capital Requirements Study - Passage 
July 08, 2013 - Fincher, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Financial Stability Oversight Council to study the differences between the United States and other jurisdictions in implementing the derivatives credit valuation adjustment (CVA) capital requirement. The CVA is part of the Basel III agreement, which would establish higher capital requirements for banks. The study would address the effect on U.S. financial institutions, end users of derivatives and international derivatives markets. Motion agreed to 353-24.

 

Vote: Yea


(306) - HR 1564: Public Company Auditors - Passage 
July 08, 2013 - Hurt, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has no authority under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to require public companies to use specific auditors or require the use of different auditors on a rotating basis. It would require the Government Accountability Office to update a 2003 report that reviewed the potential effects of mandatory rotation for auditing firms, including any costs and benefits. Motion agreed to 321-62.

 

Vote: Yea


(307) - HR 1171: Surplus Property for Veterans Organizations - Passage 
July 08, 2013 - DeSantis, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow veterans service organizations to obtain, at no cost, surplus federal property. Motion agreed to 387-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(308) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Previous Question 
July 09, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 288) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water appropriations bill. Motion agreed to 220-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(309) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Rule 
July 09, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 288) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water appropriations bill. Adopted 226-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(310) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
July 09, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, July 8, 2013. Approved 262-138.

 

Vote: Nay


(311) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Water Regulations 
July 09, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike the section of the bill that would bar the use of funds by the Army Corps of Engineers to develop, implement or enforce regulations pertaining to the definition of waters under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(312) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Water Regulations 
July 09, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike the section of the bill that would prohibit the use of funds by the Army Corps of Engineers to revise regulations pertaining to the definitions of "fill material" or "discharge of fill material" for purposes of the Clean Water Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(313) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $245 million the amount provided for renewable-energy, energy reliability and efficiency programs, offset by an equal reduction for National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 152-264.

 

Vote: Nay


(314) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would increase by $31 million the amount provided for energy efficiency, renewable-energy, electricity delivery and energy reliability activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for salaries and expenses at the Energy Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-275.

 

Vote: Yea


(315) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $9.8 million the amount provided for energy efficiency, renewable-energy, electricity delivery and energy reliability activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 153-257.

 

Vote: Yea


(316) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would increase by $50 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities and electricity delivery and energy reliability activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-241.

 

Vote: Nay


(317) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $4.8 million the amount provided for renewable-energy, energy reliability and energy efficiency activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-256.

 

Vote: Yea


(318) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Funding 
July 09, 2013 - Swalwell, D-Calif., amendment that would increase funds for the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability and Efficiency account by $1 million, offset by a reduction of the same amount to administration funds. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 201-213.

 

Vote: Nay


(319) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce by $1.5 billion the amount provided in the bill for energy efficiency, renewable-energy, nuclear-energy, and fossil energy research and development activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 115-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(320) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Peters, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-223.

 

Vote: Nay


(321) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Perlmutter, D-Colo., amendment that would increase by $15 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(322) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would increase by $15.5 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(323) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $20 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-252.

 

Vote: Nay


(324) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable-Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $40 million the amount provided for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities, offset by an equal reduction to the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(325) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear Energy Programs 
July 09, 2013 - Heck, R-Nev., amendment that would reduce by $25 million the amount provided for activities at Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository, offset with an increase of the same amount for Energy Department science activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 81-335.

 

Vote: Nay


(326) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - ARPA-E Funding 
July 09, 2013 - Butterfield, D-N.C., amendment that would increase by $127 million the amount provided for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, offset with a $29 million reduction for fossil energy research and development activities and a $98 million reduction for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(327) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Science Funding 
July 09, 2013 - Foster, D-Ill., amendment that would increase by $500 million the amount provided for Energy Department science activities, offset by a reduction of the same amount for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 143-273.

 

Vote: Nay


(328) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Science Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would increase by $223 million the amount provided for Energy Department science activities, offset by a reduction of the same amount for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(329) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - ARPA-E Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $329 million the amount provided for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, offset by a reduction of the same amount for nuclear-weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 155-266.

 

Vote: Nay


(330) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - ATV Manufacturing Loan Program 
July 10, 2013 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate funding for administrative expenses associated with the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-252.

 

Vote: Yea


(331) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Administration 
July 10, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would increase by $1 million the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses and reduce by $1.2 million funding for weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(332) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear-Weapons Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would reduce by $23.7 million the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(333) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear-Weapons Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Heck, R-Nev., amendment that would increase by $14 million the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities. It would decrease by $16.5 million funding for defense nuclear-non-proliferation activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 86-338.

 

Vote: Yea


(334) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear-Weapons Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would decrease by $13.1 million the amount provided for nuclear-weapons activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-243.

 

Vote: Nay


(335) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities 
July 10, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce by $48 million the amount provided for defense nuclear-non-proliferation activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-308.

 

Vote: Nay


(336) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Uranium Enrichment Research 
July 10, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill that would allow the Energy secretary to spend up to $48 million of the funds provided for defense nuclear-non-proliferation activities for domestic uranium enrichment research, development and demonstration activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-291.

 

Vote: Nay


(337) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Yucca Mountain 
July 10, 2013 - Titus, D-Nev., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would bar the use of funds to end legal or technical reviews of the Yucca Mountain license application. It also would bar the use of funds for activities that would prevent Yucca Mountain from being used as a waste repository in the future. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 87-337.

 

Vote: Nay


(338) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would increase by $20 million the amount provided for the Army Corps of Engineers, offset by a reduction of the same amount for the Energy Department's fossil energy research and development program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 217-206.

 

Vote: Nay


(339) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Wind Energy Program Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Whitfield, R-Ky., amendment that would bar the Energy Department from using funds in the bill designated for renewable-energy, energy reliability and efficiency activities for wind energy programs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 94-329.

 

Vote: Nay


(340) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Electrical Energy Program Funding 
July 10, 2013 - Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay Energy Department employees or officers to implement an electric-power transmission facilities program authorized by the 2009 economic stimulus law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(341) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps Civil Construction 
July 10, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $100 million the amount provided for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects, offset by a reduction of the same amount for National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-253.

 

Vote: Nay


(342) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fossil Energy Research 
July 10, 2013 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment that would decrease by $30 million the amount provided in the bill for fossil energy research and development. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-250.

 

Vote: Nay


(343) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Community Development 
July 10, 2013 - Chabot, R-Ohio, amendment that would eliminate funding in the bill for economic and community development activities of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Denali Commission, Northern Border Regional Commission and the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 147-273.

 

Vote: Nay


(344) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Recommit 
July 10, 2013 - Schneider, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $3.7 million the amount provided for Army Corps of Engineers investigation and construction activities; increase by $7 million funding for flood and natural disaster preparation; and increase by $2 million funding for energy efficiency and renewable-energy activities. It also would reduce by $12.7 million funding for Energy Department administration activities. Motion rejected 195-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(345) - HR 2609: Fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Appropriations - Passage 
July 10, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide $30.4 billion in fiscal 2014 to fund the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several regional water and power authorities. In total, the bill would provide the Energy Department with $24.9 billion, of which $11.3 billion would be designated for the National Nuclear Security Administration. It would provide $4.9 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $965 million for the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. Passed 227-198.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
July 11, 2013 - Sewell, D-Ala., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 125-260.

 

Vote: Nay


Procedural Motion - Motion to Table 
July 11, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Hoyer, D-Md., appeal of the ruling of the chair that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Motion agreed to 226-196.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
July 11, 2013 - Fudge, D-Ohio, motion to adjourn.
Motion rejected 138-265: R 0-218; D 138-47; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(349) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Rule 
July 11, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 295) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2642) that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. Adopted 223-195.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Procedural Motion - Motion to Table 
July 11, 2013 - Lucas, R-Okla., motion to table (kill) the Watt, D-N.C. motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Motion agreed to 226-189.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Table 
July 11, 2013 - Lucas, R-Okla., motion to table (kill) the Thompson, D-Miss., motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Motion agreed to 221-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(352) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Recommit 
July 11, 2013 - Esty, D-Conn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would direct the Agriculture secretary to conduct annual on-site audits of the food regulatory system of countries eligible to export meat, poultry and egg products to the United States. It also would allow the Agriculture secretary to transfer department funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to respond to a food safety emergency. Motion rejected 198-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(353) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Passage 
July 11, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would authorize agriculture programs through fiscal 2018. It would permanently reauthorize the sugar program, which provides a price guarantee to processors and producers of sugarcane and sugar beets. It would create two risk-management programs to replace the direct and countercyclical payments to agriculture commodity producers repealed by the bill. It also would replace several major dairy programs with a new dairy margin insurance program. The permanent 1938 and 1949 farm laws that set commodity support and other agriculture support levels would be repealed. It would reauthorize most conservation activities through fiscal 2018 but consolidate the 23 programs into 13. Passed 216-208.

 

Vote: Yea


(354) - HR 2576: Pipeline Safety Documents - Passage 
July 16, 2013 - Petri, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend until Jan. 3, 2015, the deadline for the Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to begin making public technical standards that are incorporated into agency regulations. Motion agreed to 405-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(355) - HR 1848: Small-Aircraft Safety - Passage 
July 16, 2013 - Petri, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to streamline the approval of small-aircraft safety advancements based on recommendations of the FAA's Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee. Final rules would have to be issued by Dec. 31, 2015. Motion agreed to 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(356) - HR 2611: Coast Guard Headquarters Designation - Passage 
July 16, 2013 - Petri, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard located at 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE in Washington, D.C., as the "Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building." Motion agreed to 411-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(357) - HR 2667, HR2668: Insurance Mandate Delay - Previous Question 
July 17, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 300) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2667) that would delay the mandate that employers with 50 or more employees offer health insurance and legislation (HR 2668) that would delay the enforcement of the individual requirement to purchase health insurance. Motion agreed to 230-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(358) - HR 2667, HR2668: Insurance Mandate Delay - Rule 
July 17, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 300) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2667) that would delay the mandate that employers with 50 or more employees offer health insurance and legislation (HR 2668) that would delay the enforcement of the individual requirement to purchase health insurance. The rule would require that the text of the employer mandate bill, as passed by the House, be added to the individual mandate bill upon engrossment of that legislation. Adopted 232-183.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
July 17, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 10-409.

 

Vote: Nay


(360) - HR 2667: Employer Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Recommit 
July 17, 2013 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would allow employers to reduce insurance coverage for individuals and families that currently receive job-based health benefits. Motion rejected 188-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(361) - HR 2667: Employer Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Passage 
July 17, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would delay for one year, until the beginning of 2015, the requirement in the 2010 health care overhaul that businesses with 50 or more full-time employees provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty. It also would delay by one year associated reporting requirements for employers and insurance providers. Passed 264-161.

 

Vote: Yea


(362) - HR 2668: Individual Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Recommit 
July 17, 2013 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would alter or delay provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul law which reduce out-of-pocket costs and cost-sharing for individuals and families, provide tax credits and rebates for health insurance or prohibit discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions and gender. Motion rejected 193-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(363) - HR 2668: Individual Health Insurance Mandate Delay - Passage 
July 17, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would delay for one year, until the start of 2015, the requirement in the 2010 health care overhaul that most individuals maintain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. Passed 251-174.

 

Vote: Yea


(364) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Previous Question 
July 18, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 303) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize and revise federal education law. Motion agreed to 232-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(365) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Rule 
July 18, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 303) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would reauthorize and revise federal education law. Adopted 230-190.

 

Vote: Yea


Procedural Motion - Journal 
July 18, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Approved 278-143.

 

Vote: Yea


(367) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Educational Support Programs 
July 18, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would revise educational support programs for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 263-161.

 

Vote: Nay


(368) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Educational Curriculum 
July 18, 2013 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that states and local educational agencies should determine the curriculum and assessments for elementary and secondary education. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-182.

 

Vote: Yea


(369) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - School Administration 
July 18, 2013 - Meehan, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit the Education Department from imposing administrative requirements unless explicitly authorized by the bill. It also would clarify opportunities for local education representatives to comment on proposed federal regulations regarding the implementation of elementary and secondary education law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(370) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Federal Assistance 
July 19, 2013 - Culberson, R-Texas, amendment that would require states to expressly approve the programs authorized under elementary and secondary education law before any federal funds could be released to them. The provision would not apply in years that the state legislature does not meet, but it would allow states to disapprove grant programs established in years the state legislature did not meet. It also would stipulate that any funds not allocated to a state because the legislature did not approve the program would not be reallocated among the other states. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(371) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - School Performance 
July 19, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would direct the Education secretary to conduct a study and report to Congress within 180 days of the bill's enactment on the use of state educational agencies to monitor, supervise or control underperforming local education agencies. It would require recommendations regarding giving a state's education agency authority to close a school district over the opposition of a locally elected school board as well as on best practices in state education agency supervision of underperforming school districts with emphasis on rural and underserved school districts. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(372) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Democratic Substitute 
July 19, 2013 - Miller, D-Calif., substitute amendment that would reauthorize elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2019. It would eliminate the yearly progress system and require states to establish accountability systems that set performance, growth and graduation targets. It would require states to establish college and workforce-ready standards for language, math and science and allow states to use multiple methods to measure school performance. It also would require the use of performance targets to identify schools in need of improvement and "persistently low-achieving schools " that have the lowest achievement in the state. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(373) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Recommit 
July 19, 2013 - Kuster, 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 stipulate that state plans required by the bill must not lower academic standards for children with disabilities, including autistic children. It would require the Education secretary, within six months of the bill's enactment, to issue rules prohibiting the use of mechanical, chemical and physical restraints. It would establish standards for protecting student athletes from concussions. It also would direct state educational agencies funded by the bill to require criminal background checks of school and contractor employees who have contact with children.
Motion rejected 196-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(374) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Passage 
July 19, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law from fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2019. The bill would require states to establish academic standards in reading, math and science that apply to all students and schools in the state. It would allow states to develop standards in other subjects at their discretion. The bill would eliminate the yearly progress metric, which requires students to be proficient in reading and math by 2014 and allow states to develop their own accountability systems. It would require states and school districts to create teacher and principal evaluation systems based on several parameters, including student achievement and multiple measures of teacher performance. As amended it would allow Title I funds to follow individual students to other public or charter schools. It also would require states to approve the programs under the bill before any funds could be released to them. Passed 221-207.

 

Vote: Yea


(375) - HR 1542: WMD Intelligence Activities - Passage 
July 22, 2013 - Meehan, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis to coordinate with departmental agencies and others in the intelligence community to provide recommendations on information sharing mechanisms. The Homeland Security secretary would have to report annually to Congress on activities to counter threats from weapons of mass destruction being conducted by all relevant entities within the department. Motion agreed to 388-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(376) - H Con Res 44: Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run - Adoption 
July 22, 2013 - Ribble, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would authorize the use of the Capitol grounds for the 28th Annual District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Motion agreed to 388-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(377) - HR 2610, HR2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense and Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Previous Question 
July 23, 2013 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 312) to provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Defense appropriations bill (HR 2397) and the fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (HR 2610). Motion agreed to 229-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(378) - HR 2397, HR2610: Fiscal 2014 Defense and Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Rule 
July 23, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 312) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2014 Defense appropriations bill (HR 2397) and the fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (HR 2610). Adopted 226-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(379) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Navy Research and Development 
July 23, 2013 - Gabbard, D-Hawaii, amendment that would increase by $104 million the amount provided for basic and applied science research in the Navy, offset by a reduction of the same amount to the Defense Department's operation and maintenance account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 50-372.

 

Vote: Nay


(380) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Environmental Restoration 
July 23, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would increase by $25 million the amount provided for Army environmental restoration of formerly used defense sites, offset by a reduction of the same amount to the Army's research and development account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(381) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Procurement Activities 
July 23, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce by $107 million the amount provided for Defense Department procurement activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 141-272.

 

Vote: Nay


(382) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Navy Research and Development 
July 23, 2013 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would decrease by $85 million the amount provided for research and development in the Navy. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 49-372.

 

Vote: Nay


(383) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Air Force Research and Development 
July 23, 2013 - Nugent, R-Fla., amendment that would increase by $10.5 million the amount provided for Air Force research and development activities and reduce by $12.5 million the amount provided for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease and operation of facilities and equipment within the departmentwide research and development account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 93-327.

 

Vote: Yea


(384) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - East Coast Missile Site 
July 23, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would reduce funding provided for maintenance and operation of defense facilities by $70.2 million, the amount intended to be used for an East Coast missile defense site, and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-249.

 

Vote: Nay


(385) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Detainees 
July 23, 2013 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would prohibit funding to transfer or release any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States, its territories or its possessions; prohibit funding to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to a foreign country unless the Defense secretary makes certain certifications; and prohibit funding to modify any U.S. facility, other than the Cuba facility, to house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(386) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Defense Operations 
July 23, 2013 - Poe, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce by $600 million the amount provided for department-wide operation and maintenance, with the intention of cutting funding to Pakistan. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-237.

 

Vote: Yea


(387) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Walberg, R-Mich., amendment that would reduce by $79 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 283-139.

 

Vote: Yea


(388) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would reduce by $279 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(389) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would reduce by $139 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 249-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(390) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Security Forces Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Coffman, R-Colo., amendment that would reduce by $553.8 million the amount provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 346-79.

 

Vote: Yea


(391) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Security Forces Fund 
July 23, 2013 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce by $2.6 billion the amount provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-276.

 

Vote: Nay


(392) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Defense Department Chaplains 
July 23, 2013 - Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to appoint chaplains that have not been endorsed by a qualified religious organization. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-173.

 

Vote: Yea


(393) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund Projects 
July 23, 2013 - Rigell, R-Va., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund to plan, develop or construct any project that did not start construction before the bill's enactment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 332-94.

 

Vote: Yea


(394) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Selective Fuel Ban 
July 23, 2013 - Flores, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to enforce the selective fuel ban, which bars federal agencies from entering into contracts for procurement of alternative or synthetic fuel unless it specifies that greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and combustion of the fuel are less than or equal to emissions from fuel produced from conventional petroleum sources. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(395) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing 
July 23, 2013 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to train the Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing or to operate or maintain Mi-17 helicopters. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 333-93.

 

Vote: Yea


(396) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Spending Reduction 
July 23, 2013 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would reduce all accounts in the bill by 1 percent, except the Defense Health Program account, military personnel accounts and the Overseas Contingency Operations account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-317.

 

Vote: Nay


(397) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles 
July 23, 2013 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to operate or maintain more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 142-283.

Vote: Nay

 


(398) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Trans Regional Web Initiative 
July 23, 2013 - Denham, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-238.

 

Vote: Yea


(399) - HR 2218, HR1582: Coal Ash and Energy Regulation - Previous Question 
July 24, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 315) to provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2218) that would let states create and implement their own permit programs for coal combustion residuals and the bill (HR 1582) that would block the EPA from finalizing certain energy rules if they are found to have significant adverse effects on the economy. Motion agreed to 224-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(400) - HR 1582, HR2218: Coal Ash and Energy Regulation - Rule 
July 24, 2013 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2218) that would let states create and implement their own permit programs for coal combustion residuals and the bill (HR 1582) that would block the EPA from finalizing certain energy rules if they are found to have significant adverse effects on the economy. Adopted 232-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(401) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement 
July 24, 2013 - Jones, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for activities under the May 2, 2012 U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement unless Congress authorizes such activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-246.

 

Vote: Nay


(402) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - California Air Resources Board Fines 
July 24, 2013 - LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay fines assessed against a military installation by the California Air Resources Board.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(403) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Overseas Contingency Operations 
July 24, 2013 - Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would reduce the Overseas Contingency Operations account by $3.5 billion. Amounts provided for the National Guard and Reserve would not be affected. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 215-206.

 

Vote: Nay


(404) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - U.S. Military Exercises 
July 24, 2013 - Stockman, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for joint U.S. military exercises with China. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-286.

 

Vote: Yea


(405) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Detainees 
July 24, 2013 - Walorski, R-Ind., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to transfer or release detainees held at Guantanamo Bay on or after June 24, 2009 to Yemen.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(406) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - National Guard Aircrafts 
July 24, 2013 - Bonamici, D-Ore., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to retire, divest or transfer, or make preparations to do so, C-23 aircrafts used by the National Guard. It also would reduce by $34 million, and increase by the same amount, the amount provided for the Army Operation and Maintenance account to sustain and operate C-23 aircrafts.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 264-154.

 

Vote: Yea


(407) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Defense Department Security Clearance 
July 24, 2013 - Kilmer, D-Wash., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to deny security clearance to civilian Defense Department employees due to financial hardships stemming from a furlough caused by sequestration. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 277-142.

 

Vote: Yea


(408) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detainees 
July 24, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to continue to detain individuals at Guantanamo Bay that have already been cleared for release or transfer to a foreign country. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-242.

 

Vote: Nay


(409) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility 
July 24, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to expand or construct any new facility at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Naval Station. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-237.

 

Vote: Nay


(410) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Military Force 
July 24, 2013 - Schiff, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the military use of force after Dec. 31, 2014, pursuant to the 2001 use of force authorization.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-236.

 

Vote: Nay


(411) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - NSA Phone Record Collection 
July 24, 2013 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill by the National Security Agency to target a U.S. person or acquire and store the content of their communications, including phone calls and e-mails. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 409-12.

 

Vote: Yea


(412) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - NSA Phone Record Collection 
July 24, 2013 - Amash, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to execute Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders unless it specifies that it is limited to "tangible things" -- including telephone numbers dialed, telephone numbers of incoming calls and the duration of calls -- pertaining to an individual who is the subject of an investigation. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 205-217.

 

Vote: Yea


(413) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Recommit 
July 24, 2013 - Frankel, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would provide an additional $25 million for US-Israeli cooperative programs. Motion rejected 192-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(414) - HR 2397: Fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations - Passage 
July 24, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide $512.5 billion in non-war discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2014. It also would provide $82.3 billion in fiscal 2014 for contingency funds to support operations in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism. The bill would provide $241.1 billion for operations and maintenance, $105.5 billion for procurement, $66.5 billion for research and development and $139.3 billion for military personnel, including a 1.8 percent pay raise. It also would provide $34.5 billion for the Defense Health Program. As amended, it would bar the use of funds in the bill by the National Security Administration to target U.S. individuals or acquire and store the content of their communications, including phone calls and e-mails. Passed 315-109.

 

Vote: Yea


(415) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Permit Program Requirements 
July 25, 2013 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would require state coal combustion residuals permit programs to meet requirements necessary to protect human health and the environment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-231.

 

Vote: Nay


(416) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Interstate Risks 
July 25, 2013 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would require the EPA to find a state coal combustion residual permit program deficient if the implementation of the program threatens human health or the environment in any other state. It would allow states to request that the EPA review another state's coal combustion residuals permit program for deficiency. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-239.

 

Vote: Nay


(417) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Recommit 
July 25, 2013 - McCollum, D-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require that the implementing agency of any coal ash permit granted under the bill ensure that all wet disposal structures meet criteria for design, construction, operation and maintenance that would prevent contamination of groundwater and sources of drinking water including the Great Lakes.
Motion rejected 192-225.

 

Vote: Nay


(418) - HR 2218: Coal Ash Regulation - Passage 
July 25, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would let states create and implement their own permit programs for coal combustion residuals (CCR). It would authorize the EPA to review state permit programs, but it also would place limitations on that review. The EPA would be allowed to regulate CCR in states that fail to set up their own programs or in states where the permit program is determined to be deficient and is not remedied by the state. As amended it would require states to update their certification documents with EPA and include in those documents a state emergency action plan for responding to spills or leaks. Passed 265-155.

 

Vote: Yea


(419) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response Funding 
July 30, 2013 - Gallego, D-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill that would cap the amount provided for the Transportation Department's Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response at $10.8 million. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 317-92.

 

Vote: Yea


(420) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Essential Air Service 
July 30, 2013 - Young, R-Alaska, amendment that would specify that none of the funds in the bill or any other law may be used to provide Essential Air Service to communities in the 48 contiguous states that receive per passenger subsidies greater than $500. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-175.

 

Vote: Nay


(421) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Essential Air Service 
July 30, 2013 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide Essential Air Service to communities with per passenger subsidies higher than $250.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-224.

 

Vote: Nay


(422) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Essential Air Service 
July 30, 2013 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the $100 million in the bill provided for the Essential Air Service Program and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 166-248.

 

Vote: Yea


(423) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - NextGen Funding 
July 30, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment would increase by $3.5 million the amount provided for operations planning activities for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen efforts to modernize the nation's air system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-258.

 

Vote: Nay


(424)- HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - NextGen Facilities and Equipment 
July 30, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would decrease by $870 million the amount provided in the bill for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and increase it by the same amount, with the intent of making funds available for facilities and equipment for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen efforts to modernize the nation's air system. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 109-300.

 

Vote: Nay


(425) - HR 2610: Fiscal 2014 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - NextGen Research and Development 
July 30, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would make nearly $62 million of the amount provided for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund available for research and development for the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen efforts to modernize the nation's air system.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-295.

 

Vote: Nay


(426) - HR 1911: Student Loan Interest Rates - Motion to Concur 
July 31, 2013 - Kline, R-Minn., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would set federal student loan interest rates issued after July 1, 2013 to the Treasury Department's 10-year borrowing rate, plus 2.05 percent for subsidized and unsubsidized undergraduate loans, 3.6 percent for graduate loans and 4.6 percent for PLUS loans. The loan rates would be capped at 8.25 percent, 9.5 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively. It would require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress within four months detailing the federal government's cost of administering the student loan program and recommendations to avoid generating additional revenue from the program.
Motion agreed to 392-31.

 

Vote: Yea


(427) - HR 850: Iran Sanctions - Passage 
July 31, 2013 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would impose increased sanctions on Iran, including broader economic penalties. It would call on countries currently purchasing crude oil from Iran to reduce their combined purchases by a total of 1 million barrels per day within a year, limit Iran's access to overseas foreign currency reserves and impose additional shipping sanctions. It also would expand a number of existing Iran sanctions relating to human rights and terrorism. Motion agreed to 400-20.

 

Vote: Yea


 

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