Vote History

August 2013 Vote History

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Washington, August 1, 2013 | comments

(428) - HR 1582: EPA Energy Regulations - Regulation Impact 
August 01, 2013 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would block the EPA from finalizing energy-related regulations estimated to cost more than $1 billion if the Energy Department finds the regulations would significantly and adversely affect the economy. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(429) - HR 1582: EPA Energy Regulations - Air and Water Quality 
August 01, 2013 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would exempt any regulation relating to air quality and water quality from being subject to the Energy Department's determination that the regulation will cause significant adverse effects to the economy. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-224.

 

Vote: Nay


(430) - HR 1582: EPA Energy Regulations - Social Costs 
August 01, 2013 - Murphy, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit the EPA from using the "social cost of carbon" to calculate the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in any cost-benefit analysis regarding an energy-related rule estimated to cost more than $1 billion, until a federal law is enacted authorizing such use. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(431) - HR 1582: EPA Energy Regulations - Recommit 
August 01, 2013 - Capps, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill rules that would result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors. Motion rejected 188-221.

 

Vote: Nay


(432) - HR 1582: EPA Energy Regulations - Passage 
August 01, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from finalizing energy-related regulations estimated to cost more than $1 billion if the Energy Department determines that the rule would cause significant adverse effects to the economy. If the EPA determines that a proposed regulation would cost more than $1 billion, it would have to submit a report to Congress and the Energy Department. As amended, the bill would require the EPA to make publicly available all data and documents relied upon by the agency to develop estimates of a rule's benefits. Passed 232-181.

 

Vote: Yea


(433) - HR 2009, HR367, HR2879: Government Oversight, IRS and Regulatory Bills - Previous Question 
August 01, 2013 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 322) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2879) regarding audio recordings of federal investigators, senior executive disciplinary actions and federal employee bonuses, legislation (HR 2009) to halt IRS enforcement of tax penalties associated with the 2010 health care overhaul law and a measure (HR 367) that would require prior congressional approval of major regulations. Motion agreed to 222-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(434) - HR 2009, HR367, HR2879: Government Oversight, IRS and Regulatory Bills - Rule 
August 01, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 322) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 2879) regarding audio recordings of federal investigators, senior executive disciplinary actions and federal employee bonuses, legislation (HR 2009) to halt IRS enforcement of tax penalties associated with the 2010 health care overhaul law and a measure (HR 367) that would require prior congressional approval of major regulations. Adopted 223-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(435) - HR 1897: Vietnam Assistance - Passage 
August 01, 2013 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would bar federal assistance to Vietnam, other than humanitarian aid, that would exceed the level provided in fiscal 2012. U.S. non-humanitarian aid could not be increased until the president certified to Congress that Vietnam has made "substantial progress" in respecting religious freedom, property rights and human rights. Motion agreed to 405-3.

 

Vote: Yea


(436) - HR 2879: Government Oversight - Passage 
August 01, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would allow those under federal investigation to record conversations with investigators including phone calls and in-person conversations. It would require federal agencies to provide notice to individuals about their right to record conversations. Employees who do not comply would be subject to disciplinary action. It also would expand options for disciplining senior government executives, including allowing for termination for misappropriation of funds. The bill also would cap federal employee bonuses during budget sequestration to 5 percent of their base pay. Passed 239-176.

 

Vote: Yea


(437) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Carbon Tax 
August 02, 2013 - Scalise, R-La., amendment that would include in the definition of major regulations, rules that would provide for the implementation or collection of a carbon tax. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-176.

 

Vote: Yea


(438) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Healthcare Regulations 
August 02, 2013 - Smith, R-Mo., amendment that would include in the definition of major regulations, rules made under the 2010 health care overhaul law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-185.

 

Vote: Yea


(439) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Regulatory Duplication 
August 02, 2013 - Latham, R-Iowa, amendment that would require that federal agencies include in the report submitted to Congress a list of any related regulatory actions or pending actions by another federal agency with authority to implement the same statutory provision or regulatory objective. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 263-152.

 

Vote: Yea


(440) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Nuclear Reactor Safety 
August 02, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would classify rules pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards as non-major rules, thus exempting them from the bill's congressional approval requirement. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(441) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Job Creation 
August 02, 2013 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-235.

 

Vote: Nay


(442) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Homeland Security Department Regulations 
August 02, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Homeland Security Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-232.

 

Vote: Nay


(443) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Veterans Affairs 
August 02, 2013 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement rules related to veterans. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-226.

 

Vote: Nay


(444) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Recommit 
August 02, 2013 - Kuster, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's congressional approval requirement rules that would create jobs or economic growth; reduce the deficit; prevent outsourcing of U.S. jobs; protect Medicare and Medicaid benefits; guarantee equal pay for women; protect safe drinking water or promote safe disposal of hazardous waste; repeal certain corporate tax provisions; prevent child sex trafficking and child pornography; protect against terrorist attacks; and rules related to health safety for children, seniors and veterans. Motion rejected 185-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(445) - HR 367: Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations - Passage 
August 02, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require Congress to approve executive agency regulatory proposals that are deemed to be "major rules." As amended, the bill would include in the definition of "major rules" those likely to cost more than $50 million; rules that would have adverse economic effects; any regulations crafted to implement or provide for the collection of a carbon tax; and rules made under the 2010 health care overhaul law. It also would require that federal agencies list, in reports submitted to Congress, any related regulatory actions or pending actions by another federal agency with authority to implement the same statutory provision or regulatory objective. Passed 232-183.

 

Vote: Yea


(446) - HR 2009: IRS Enforcement of Health Care Law - Recommit 
August 02, 2013 - Nolan, D-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that the bill would not alter, impact or delay provisions in the 2010 healthcare overhaul law which provide tax credits for families earning up to $94,200 for the purchase of health insurance coverage through federally-run exchanges or tax credits to small businesses for the purchase of health insurance for employees. Motion rejected 186-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(447) - HR 2009: IRS Enforcement of Health Care Law - Passage 
August 02, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the Treasury secretary, or any delegate of the secretary, including the IRS, from implementing or enforcing any provisions of the 2010 health care law. Provisions of the law slated to go into effect in 2014 require individuals to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Passed 232-185.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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