Vote History

October 2013 Vote History

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(505) - H J Res 59: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Rule 
October 01, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 368) that would provide that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations and request a conference with the Senate. Adopted 228-199.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(506) - H J Res 72: Fiscal 2014 Veteran Programs Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 01, 2013 - Culberson, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for veterans programs at current levels, except for the Veterans Benefits Administration, which would be funded at an annualized rate of $2.5 billion for processing disability claims. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Motion rejected 264-164.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(507) - H J Res 71: Fiscal 2014 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 01, 2013 - Crenshaw, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would authorize the District of Columbia to expend local funds as proposed in its most recent budget submitted to Congress. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Motion rejected 265-163.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(508) - H J Res 70: Fiscal 2014 National Parks and Museums Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 01, 2013 - Simpson, R-Idaho, motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for the National Parks Service, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at post-sequester fiscal 2013 levels. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Motion rejected 252-176.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(509) - H J Res 73, HJRES72, HJRES71, HJRES70, HR3230: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Previous Question 
October 02, 2013 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 370) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolutions to provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for national parks and museums ( H J Res 70), District of Columbia (H J Res 71), veterans programs (H J Res 72), the National Institutes of Health (H J Res 73) and a bill (HR 3230) to provide temporary funds for National Guard and Reserves inactive duty. Motion agreed to 227-197.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(510) - H J Res 71, HJRES70, HJRES72, HJRES73, HR3230: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Rule 
October 02, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 370) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolutions to provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for national parks and museums ( H J Res 70), District of Columbia (H J Res 71), veterans programs (H J Res 72), the National Institutes of Health (H J Res 73) and the bill (HR 3230) that would provide temporary funds for National Guard and Reserves inactive duty. The rule also would provide for House floor consideration of bills under suspension of the rules at any time through the calendar day of Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Adopted 228-198.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(511) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
October 02, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Approved 246-173.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(512) - H J Res 70: Fiscal 2014 National Parks and Museums Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 02, 2013 - Simpson, R-Idaho, motion to table (kill) the Van Hollen, D-Md., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Simpson point of order that the Van Hollen motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 230-194.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(513) - H J Res 70: Fiscal 2014 National Parks and Museums Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 02, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for the National Parks Service, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 252-173.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(514) - H J Res 73: Fiscal 2014 NIH Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 02, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for the National Institutes of Health at post-sequester fiscal 2013 levels. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 254-171.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(515) - HR 3230: National Guard and Reserves Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 03, 2013 - Young, R-Fla., motion to table (kill) the Enyart, D-Ill., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Young point of order that the Enyart motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 228-194.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(516) - HR 3230: National Guard and Reserves Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 03, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would appropriate such sums as necessary in fiscal 2014 to pay members of the National Guard and Reserves who perform inactive duty training during a government shutdown. Funds would be available until Jan. 1, 2015, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 265-160.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(517) - H J Res 72: Fiscal 2014 Veteran Programs Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 03, 2013 - Culberson, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Duckworth, D-Ill., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Culberson point of order that the Duckworth motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 225-193.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(518) - H J Res 72: Fiscal 2014 Veteran Programs Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 03, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at current levels for veteran programs, including disability payments, education benefits and home loans. It also would fund the Veterans Benefits Administration at an annualized rate of $2.5 billion to process disability claims. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 259-157.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(519) - H J Res 75, HJRES77, HJRES85, HJRES80, HJRES79, HJRES83, HJRES78, HJRES76, HJRES82, HJRES84, HR3223: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Previous Question 
October 04, 2013 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 371) that would provide for House floor consideration of joint resolutions to provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the following: nutrition (H J Res 75); nuclear programs (H J Res 76); the Food and Drug Administration (H J Res 77); national intelligence (H J Res 78), border security and immigration (H J Res 79); certain Native American programs (H J Res 80); the National Weather Service (H J Res 82); Impact Aid (H J Res 83); Head Start (H J Res 84); the Federal Emergency Management Agency (H J Res 85); and a bill (HR 3233) that would provide retroactive pay for furloughed federal workers. Motion agreed to 223-184.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(520) - H J Res 85, HR3223, HJRES83, HJRES84, HJRES82, HJRES78, HJRES76, HJRES75, HJRES77, HJRES80, HJRES79: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Rule 
October 04, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 371) that would provide for House floor consideration of joint resolutions to provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the following: nutrition (H J Res 75); nuclear programs (H J Res 76); the Food and Drug Administration (H J Res 77); national intelligence (H J Res 78), border security and immigration (H J Res 79); certain Native American programs (H J Res 80); the National Weather Service (H J Res 82); Impact Aid (H J Res 83); Head Start (H J Res 84); the Federal Emergency Management Agency (H J Res 85); and a bill (HR 3233) that would provide retroactive pay for furloughed federal workers. The rule also would waive through the legislative day of Oct.21, 2013, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee and provide for House floor consideration of bills under suspension of the rules at any time through the calendar day of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.  Adopted 222-183.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(521) - H J Res 85: Fiscal 2014 FEMA Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 04, 2013 - Carter, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Bishop, D-N.Y., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Carter point of order that the Bishop motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 224-185.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(522) - H J Res 85: Fiscal 2014 FEMA Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 04, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for protection, preparedness, response and recovery activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 247-164.

 

Vote: Yea


(523) - H J Res 75: Fiscal 2014 WIC Nutrition Program Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 04, 2013 - Aderholt, R-Ala., motion to table (kill) the Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Aderholt point of order that the Kirkpatrick motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 223-185.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(524) - H J Res 75: Fiscal 2014 WIC Nutrition Program Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 04, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Funds would be available through Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 244-164.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(525) - HR 3223: Federal Workers Retroactive Pay - Passage 
October 05, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would provide for retroactive pay for federal workers furloughed during the government shutdown that began on Oct. 1, 2013. Once the shutdown ends, and as soon as practicable, those furloughed workers would be compensated at their standard rate of pay for the period of time that the shutdown was in effect. Passed 407-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(526) - H Con Res 58: Military Chaplain Services - Adoption 
October 05, 2013 - Wilson, R-S.C., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the concurrent resolution that would express the sense of Congress that, during any lapse in appropriations, the Defense Department should allow military chaplains to continue to perform religious services and ministry on department property. Motion agreed to 400-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(527) - H J Res 77: Fiscal 2014 FDA Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 07, 2013 - Aderholt, R-Ala., motion to table (kill) the Farr, D-Calif., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Aderholt point of order that the Farr motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 217-182.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(528) - H J Res 77: Fiscal 2014 FDA Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 07, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the Food and Drug Administration. Funds would be available through Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 235-162.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(529) - H J Res 84: Fiscal 2014 Head Start Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 08, 2013 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to table (kill) the Capps, D-Calif., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Rogers point of order that the Capps motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 226-191.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(530) - H J Res 84: Fiscal 2014 Head Start Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 08, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the Head Start program through Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 248-168.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(531) - H J Res 90, HR3273, HJRES89: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Previous Question 
October 08, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 373) that would provide for House floor consideration of joint resolutions that would provide funds to pay for salaries of federal employees working during the government shutdown (H J Res 89); and provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration (H J Res 90); and a bill (HR 3273) to establish a 20-member bicameral working group to seek agreement on discretionary spending levels, increases in the debt limit and changes to mandatory spending. Motion agreed to 226-186.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(532) - HR 3273, HJRES89, HJRES90: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations - Rule 
October 08, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 373) that would provide for House floor consideration of joint resolutions that would provide funds to pay for salaries of federal employees working during the government shutdown (H J Res 89); provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration (H J Res 90); and a bill (HR 3273) to establish a 20-member bicameral working group to seek agreement on discretionary spending levels, increases in the debt limit and changes to mandatory spending. The rule would stipulate that the text of the bicameral working group bill be added to the federal worker joint resolution upon engrossment of that legislation. Adopted 227-186.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(533) - HR 3273: Spending and Debt Limit Working Group - Motion to Table 
October 08, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Brownley, D-Calif., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Sessions point of order that the Brownley motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 227-194.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(534) - HR 3273: Spending and Debt Limit Working Group - Passage 
October 08, 2013 - Passage of the bill would establish a 20-member bicameral working group to recommend to the House and the Senate overall levels of discretionary spending, increases in the statutory debt limit and changes to mandatory spending. The group would be required to meet within one day of members being appointed and would meet daily until a majority from both chambers have adopted recommendations, or until the working group co-chairs determine there is good cause not to meet. Recommendations would be reported within three days of their adoption. Passed 224-197.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(535) - H J Res 89: Federal Employee Pay During Shutdown - Passage 
October 08, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would appropriate such sums as necessary to pay for salaries of federal employees working during the government shutdown until Dec. 15, 2013. It also would require the director of the Office of Management and Budget to report to the House Appropriations Committee, by Dec. 20, 2013, on how the executive branch spent the funding. Passed 420-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(536) - H J Res 90: Fiscal 2014 FAA Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 09, 2013 - Latham, R-Iowa, motion to table (kill) the Esty, D-Conn., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Latham point of order that the Esty motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 228-194.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(537) - H J Res 90: Fiscal 2014 FAA Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 09, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the Federal Aviation Administration until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 252-172.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(538) - H J Res 91: Military Death Benefits - Passage 
October 09, 2013 - Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would provide such sums as necessary to pay for U.S. military death benefits. It would fund the one-time, $100,000 death gratuity, funeral and burial expenses, including funeral travel and the transfer of remains, and a housing allowance for dependents of service members who die on active duty. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Motion agreed to 425-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(539) - H J Res 79: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Department Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 10, 2013 - Carter, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Shea-Porter, D-N.H., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Carter point of order that the Shea-Porter motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 226-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(540) - H J Res 79: Fiscal 2014 Homeland Security Department Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 10, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for select Homeland Security Department activities, including border and customs protection, immigration and citizenship services, the Coast Guard and biometric data collection used to track individuals who may be terrorists, criminals or illegal immigrants. Funds would be available until Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 249-175.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(541) - H J Res 76: Fiscal 2014 Nuclear Weapons Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 11, 2013 - Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to table (kill) the Kelly, D-Ill., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Frelinghuysen point of order that the Kelly motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 226-195.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(542) - H J Res 76: Fiscal 2014 Nuclear Weapons Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 11, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide such sums as necessary at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for nuclear weapons and non-proliferation programs under the National Nuclear Security Administration. Funds would be available through Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 248-176.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(543) - H Res 379, HR2642, HRES378: Farm Programs - Previous Question 
October 11, 2013 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 380) that would provide for House floor consideration of a motion to disagree with the Senate amendments and request a conference on the farm bill (HR 2642). The rule also would provide for House floor consideration of resolutions that would express the sense of the House on the repeal of existing sugar tariff rate quotas (H Res 378) and on crop insurance premium limits (H Res 379). Motion agreed to 219-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(544) - H Res 378, HRES379, HR2642: Farm Programs - Rule 
October 11, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 380) that would provide for House floor consideration of a motion to disagree with the Senate amendments and request a conference on the farm bill (HR 2642). The rule also would provide for House floor consideration of a measure (H Res 378) that would express the sense of the House that House farm bill conferees should propose repeal of provisions in the 2008 farm programs law regarding tariffs in the federal sugar support program and legislation (H Res 379) that would express the sense of the House that House farm bill conferees should agree to Senate provisions that would limit the federal subsidy that farmers with adjusted gross incomes above $750,000 receive for federal crop insurance. Adopted 223-189.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(545) - H Res 378: U.S. Sugar Tariffs - Adoption 
October 12, 2013 - Adoption of the resolution that would express the sense of the House that House farm bill conferees should propose repeal of provisions of the 2008 farm programs law dealing with tariffs in the federal sugar support program, in order to restore the Agriculture secretary's authority to manage supplies of sugar throughout the marketing year to meet domestic demand at reasonable prices. Rejected 192-212.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(546) - HR 2642: Farm Programs - Motion to Instruct 
October 12, 2013 - Peterson, D-Minn., motion to instruct conferees to agree to Senate-passed farm bill provisions that would suspend the permanent price support authority for certain commodities through fiscal 2018 and reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for at least five years. Motion rejected 195-204.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(547) - H J Res 80: Fiscal 2014 Native American Programs Continuing Appropriations - Motion to Table 
October 14, 2013 - Simpson, R-Idaho, motion to table (kill) the Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., appeal of the ruling of the chair with respect to the Simpson point of order that the Kirkpatrick motion to recommit the joint resolution was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the joint resolution to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with language providing for the House to recede from its amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2014 continuing resolution (H J Res 59), which would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Nov. 15, 2013. Motion agreed to 216-180.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(548) - H J Res 80: Fiscal 2014 Native American Programs Continuing Appropriations - Passage 
October 14, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide fiscal 2014 continuing appropriations at post-sequester fiscal 2013 funding levels for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education and Indian Health Service through Dec. 15, 2013, or until the enactment of a law providing regular or continuing appropriations. Passed 233-160.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(549) - H J Res 80: Fiscal 2014 Native American Programs Continuing Appropriations - Bill Title 
October 14, 2013 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would add language to the title of the bill indicating support of a "comprehensive, clean continuing resolution to end the government shutdown." Rejected 161-228.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(550) - HR 2775: Fiscal 2014 Continuing Appropriations and Debt Limit Suspension - Motion to Concur 
October 16, 2013 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to recede from House amendments and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would require the Health and Human Services Department to verify the income qualifications of people who apply for tax subsidies under the 2010 health care overhaul. The Senate amendment would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Jan. 15, 2014, reflecting an annual discretionary level of about $986 billion. It would allow federal borrowing to continue through Feb. 7, 2014, after the president certifies that the U.S. Treasury cannot pay its obligations and would set up an expedited process for Congress to consider resolutions of disapproval for the debt limit increase authorized by the bill. It also would provide for retroactive pay for federal employees who worked through the government shutdown that began on Oct. 1, 2013 and for workers furloughed during that time. Motion agreed to 285-144.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(551) - HR 185: Paul Brown Courthouse - Passage 
October 22, 2013 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a U.S. courthouse located in located in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse." Motion agreed to 402-1.

 


(552) - HR 3205: Adoption Incentives Program - Passage 
October 22, 2013 - Reichert, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the Adoption Incentives Program through fiscal 2016 to increase foster children adoption rates. Awards would be per placement in each category above the state's base rate. It would create a new award category for placements in legal guardianship and allow states to spend incentive funds over three years. The measure also would extend for three years the Family Connection Grants program which helps foster children reconnect with family members. Motion agreed to 402-0.

 

Vote: Yea.

 


(553) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
October 22, 2013 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Approved 275-116.

 


(554) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Previous Question 
October 23, 2013 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 385) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize water resource activities and projects of the Army Corps of Engineers. Motion agreed to 225-194.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(555) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Rule 
October 23, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 385) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize water resource activities and projects of the Army Corps of Engineers. It would allow the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman or his designee to offer amendments en bloc. Under the rule, en bloc amendments would not be subject to further amendment or a demand for division of the question. Adopted 271-147.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(556) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Environmental Reviews 
October 23, 2013 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment would delay the effective date of provisions that would streamline environmental reviews until the Army secretary certifies to Congress that the cost to construct all uncompleted, authorized water resources development projects is less than $20 billion. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-236.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(557) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning 
October 23, 2013 - Flores, R-Texas, amendment would bar the Army Corps of Engineers from further implementation of coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components authorized by a 2010 executive order. The amendment would require the corps to conduct and submit a study to Congress detailing ocean policy activities engaged in and resources expended pursuant to the executive order as well as any budget requests for fiscal 2014 that support the National Ocean Policy implementation plan. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 225-193.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(558) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Sand Transfer Plants 
October 23, 2013 - Hastings, D-Fla., amendment that would require the Army secretary to include operation and maintenance costs associated with sand transfer plants in the Army Corps of Engineers' annual budget. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 133-287.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(559) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Flood Protection 
October 23, 2013 - Richmond, D-La., amendment that would direct the Army Corps of Engineers to include in any feasibility study on projects to reduce flood, hurricane or storm damage a calculation of the benefits of the proposed projects, including benefits from a reduction in national and regional economic losses, as well as from the completion of projects that would protect evacuation routes. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-183.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(560) - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Passage 
October 23, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would authorize Army Corps of Engineers water resource projects and activities, including port dredging, flood control, and improvements to inland locks and dams. The measure would establish a new process for project selection and permitting. It also would authorize 23 construction projects at an estimated federal cost of $3.1 billion over the next five years, deauthorize a number of older projects and establish a procedure for future deauthorizations. As amended it would allow greater participation by non-federal interests, such as state and local governments, in water resource development and would create a pilot program for public-private partnerships. It calls for increased expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and would require a study to identify possible new revenue streams for the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. It also would direct the corps to calculate the national benefits of proposed flood protection projects. Passed 417-3.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(561) - HR 2189: Veterans Disability Claims Backlog - Passage 
October 28, 2013 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a panel to evaluate how to reduce or eliminate the Veterans Affairs Department's backlog of disability claims and to take actions to speed the appeals process for such claims. It also would require the VA to prioritize claims for certain veterans, such as those who are elderly or terminally ill, and to enter into agreements with the Social Security Administration and the Defense Department to expedite the transfer of records. Motion agreed to 404-1.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(562) - HR 2011: Veterans Education Advisory Committee - Passage 
October 28, 2013 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend through Dec. 31, 2015, the operating authority of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education, which advises the Veterans Affairs Department on education benefit programs and services. It would add training and rehabilitation for veterans with service-connected disabilities to the list of topics that the committee is authorized to advise the Veterans Affairs Department. It also would add the post-9/11 operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to the list of conflicts that should have veteran representation on the committee. Motion agreed to 404-2.

 

Vote: Yea


(563) - HR 992, HR2374, HJRES99: Financial Regulations and Debt Limit - Previous Question 
October 29, 2013 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 391) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2374) that would specify when the Labor Department can issue regulations regarding fiduciary care standards and legislation (HR 992) that would expand the types of swap activities that insured financial institutions can engage in without losing their access to federal assistance. The rule also would provide that a motion to proceed to a joint resolution (H J Res 99) that would express congressional disapproval of suspending the debt limit may be offered on Oct. 29 or 30, 2013. Motion agreed to 226-193.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(564) - HR 2374, HJRES99, HR992: Financial Regulations and Debt Limit - Rule 
October 29, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 391) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2374) that would specify when the Labor Department can issue regulations regarding fiduciary care standards and legislation (HR 992) that would expand the types of swap activities that insured financial institutions can engage in without losing their access to federal assistance. The rule also would provide that a motion to proceed to a joint resolution (H J Res 99) that would express congressional disapproval of suspending the debt limit may be offered on Oct. 29 or 30, 2013. Adopted 230-188.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(565) - HR 2374: Fiduciary Care Standards - Fiduciary Duty Rule 
October 29, 2013 - Miller, D-Calif., amendment that would allow the Labor Department to issue a fiduciary duty rule that would protect access to investment education, expand access to education and advice for low-income and minority populations, and assure the availability of reasonable compensation to financial service providers. The amendment also would require the Labor Department to report to Congress, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on the impact that compensation structure for persons who provide investment advice has on the standard of care; a comparison of the standard of care exercised based on the income of the investors and the effect of such standards on the investment vehicles selected; and an evaluation of the extent that the standard of care affects the adequacy of investment returns to provide for retirement for investors. Rejected 174-243.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(566) - HR 2374: Fiduciary Care Standards - Recommit 
October 29, 2013 - Tierney, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Workforce Committee and Financial Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would limit the Labor secretary's authority to issue regulations that would prevent fraud in pension and retirement savings accounts, to require financial service providers to disclose fees and charges when advising employers or employees on pension and retirement savings accounts, or to promote investment education and sound financial advice to employers and employees on pension and retirement savings accounts. Motion rejected 195-223.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(567) - HR 2374: Fiduciary Care Standards - Passage 
October 29, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the Labor Department from issuing regulations regarding fiduciary care standards under federal law on private pension plans until 60 days after the Securities and Exchange Commission finalizes its own rule. The measure would require the SEC, before issuing its rule, to identify whether expanded fiduciary standards would result in less access to financial products and services for retail investors and to submit formal findings that any final rule would reduce retail investor confusion over the standards of conduct that apply to brokers and advisers. Passed 254-166.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(568) - HR 992: Swaps Dealer Bailout - Recommit 
October 30, 2013 - Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would limit the authority of financial regulators to examine a covered depository institution's compliance with laws prohibiting commodity market manipulation, particularly of oil and biofuel prices, or to limit the activities of covered depository institutions in such markets. Motion rejected 190-223.

 

Vote: Nay

 


(569) - HR 992: Swaps Dealer Bailout - Passage 
October 30, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would amend a provision of the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul law that prohibits the federal bailout of swaps dealers or participants. The bill would exempt from the prohibition any covered depository institution that limits its security-based and other swap activities to hedging and other similar risk-mitigation activities. Non-structured and certain structured finance swap activities also would be exempt. Under the bill, insured depository institutions and uninsured U.S. branches of a foreign bank would be considered covered depository institutions. Passed 292-122.

 

Vote: Yea

 


(570) - H J Res 99: Debt Limit Increase Disapproval - Passage 
October 30, 2013 - Passage of the joint resolution that would express congressional disapproval of a request by the president to suspend the debt limit. Current law provides for a suspension of the debt limit, unless a disapproval measure is enacted, until Feb. 7, 2014 upon certification from the president that the U.S. Treasury cannot pay its obligations. Passed 222-191.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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