Vote History

November 2013 Vote History

f t # e
Washington, November 1, 2013 | comments

Vote 571 - HR 2871: Southern Mississippi Judicial District Consolidation - Passage 
November 12, 2013 - Holding, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify the boundaries for the U.S. District Courts in southern Mississippi. It would remove the courthouse in Meridian, Miss., as a federal court and consolidate the Southern District of Mississippi from five into four subdivisions. Motion agreed to 401-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

Vote 572 - HR 2922: U.S. Supreme Court Police - Passage 
November 12, 2013 - Holding,R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend through Dec. 29, 2019, the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court Police to operate in any state to protect Supreme Court justices and guests of the court, as well as court officials and employees performing official duties. Motion agreed to 399-3.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

Vote 573 - HR 982, HR2655: Asbestos Trusts Reporting and Frivolous Lawsuits - Previous Question 
November 13, 2013 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 403) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 982) that would require asbestos trusts to report quarterly on any claims and payouts for asbestos-related injuries and legislation (HR 2655) that would require courts to impose sanctions on parties that file frivolous lawsuits. Motion agreed to 224-195.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 574 - HR 2655, HR982: Asbestos Trusts and Frivolous Lawsuits - Rule 
November 13, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 403) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 982) that would require asbestos trusts to report quarterly on any claims and payouts for asbestos-related injuries and legislation (HR 2655) that would require courts to impose sanctions on parties that file frivolous lawsuits. Adopted 223-194.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 575 - HR 982: Asbestos Trusts Reports - Trust Exemptions 
November 13, 2013 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would exempt from the bill's requirements trusts with internal audit programs aimed at reducing fraudulent claims. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-223.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 576 - HR 982: Asbestos Trusts Reports - Public Health or Safety Information 
November 13, 2013 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would require anyone seeking information on payments from a trust to release, upon written request, relevant information on public health or safety to any defendant in a pending lawsuit related to asbestos exposure or to federal or state entities that have authority to enforce laws regulating asbestos. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-226.

 

Vote: Nay

 

 


 

Vote 577 - HR 982: Asbestos Trusts Reports - Disclosures 
November 13, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would remove the bill's quarterly reporting requirements and instead require trusts to disclose information about the mining, manufacturing, sale or purchase of asbestos or asbestos-containing products. It would not require trusts to disclose information that would reveal trade secrets. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-226.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 578 - HR 982: Asbestos Trusts Reports - Recommit 
November 13, 2013 - Owens, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require trusts to exclude from reports to a bankruptcy court the information of claimants who are currently serving or are veterans of the armed forces. Motion rejected 197-224.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 579 - HR 982: Asbestos Trusts Reports - Passage 
November 13, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require asbestos trusts to report to the appropriate bankruptcy court, within 60 days of the end of every quarter, on any claims and payouts for asbestos-related injuries. Trusts would be required to list the names, exposure history and amount of payments made from the trust to each claimant, but would be prohibited from including a claimant's confidential medical history and full Social Security number in the report. Upon written request, the trust would be required to provide parties in asbestos-related lawsuits with additional information on trust payments made and claims filed. Passed 221-199.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 580 - HR 2655: Frivolous-Lawsuit Sanctions - Recommit 
November 14, 2013 - Lewis, D-Ga., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that the bill does not apply to lawsuits brought under civil rights laws, including those alleging discrimination based on sex, race, age or other forms of discrimination, or under the Constitution. Motion rejected 197-225.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 581 - HR 2655: Frivolous-Lawsuit Sanctions - Passage 
November 14, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require that courts impose sanctions on parties that violate the prohibition on the filing of frivolous lawsuits. Penalties would include payments to the other party for expenses, including attorneys' fees and other costs, as well as court payments and non-monetary sanctions like dismissal of the lawsuit. The bill would remove parties' ability to withdraw lawsuits or correct claims within 21 days of filing. Passed 228-195.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 582 - HR 3080: Water Projects Authorization - Motion to Instruct 
November 14, 2013 - Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to instruct conferees to agree to Senate-passed provisions that would reauthorize a national dam safety program through fiscal 2018 and authorize $9.2 million per year for the program. Motion agreed to 347-76.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 583 - HR 3350: Grandfathered Health Care Plans - Previous Question 
November 15, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 413) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow health insurance companies to continue to offer in 2014 individual market health care plans that were in effect on Jan. 1, 2013. Motion agreed to 225-193.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 584 - HR 3350: Grandfathered Health Care Plans - Rule 
November 15, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 413) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow health insurance companies to continue to offer in 2014 individual market health care plans that were in effect on Jan. 1, 2013. Adopted 228-189.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 585 - HR 3350: Grandfathered Health Care Plans - Motion to Table 
November 15, 2013 - Upton, R-Mich., motion to table (kill) the Andrews, D-N.J., motion to appeal the ruling of the chair with respect to the Upton point of order that the Andrews motion to recommit the bill was not germane to the measure. The motion would recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would allow health insurance companies to continue coverage for individuals with existing plans through 2014. To continue offering those plans, companies must notify individuals of health insurance marketplace plan options, available premium and cost assistance and consumer protections not provided under existing plans. It also would require state insurance commissioners to investigate instances where health insurers provided inadequate notice of health care plan cancellations or conversions. It also would allow the commissioners and the Health and Human Services secretary to take corrective action for excessive, unjustified or discriminatory rates. Motion agreed to 229-191.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 586 - HR 3350: Grandfathered Health Care Plans - Recommit 
November 15, 2013 - Andrews, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would allow health insurance companies to continue coverage for individuals with existing plans through 2014. To continue offering those plans, companies must notify individuals of health insurance marketplace plan options, available premium and cost assistance and consumer protections not provided under existing plans. It also would allow the Health and Human Services secretary to grant state insurance commissioners the authority to investigate instances where health insurers provide inadequate notice of health care plan cancellations or conversions. It also would give commissioners and the HHS secretary the authority to take corrective action for excessive, unjustified or discriminatory rates. Motion rejected 187-230.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 587 - HR 3350: Grandfathered Health Care Plans - Passage 
November 15, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would allow health insurance companies to continue to offer in 2014, outside of the new insurance exchanges, health care plans in the individual market that were in effect as of Jan. 1, 2013. Such policies would be treated as grandfathered health plans that satisfy the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirements set by the 2010 health care overhaul. Passed 261-157.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 588 - HR 2061: Federal Spending Data - Passage 
November 18, 2013 - Issa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require federal spending data to be posted to a single, comprehensive and searchable website using government-wide standards. The bill also would limit federal agency spending on travel and conferences and establish reporting requirements for such spending. Under the measure, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board would oversee all federal spending. Motion agreed to 388-1.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 589 - HR 272: Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic - Passage 
November 18, 2013 - Wenstrup, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would name the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments' joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, Calif., as the "Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic." Motion agreed to 388-0.

 

Vote: Yea

 


 

Vote 590 - HR 2728, HR1965: Domestic Energy Production and Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation - Previous Question 
November 19, 2013 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 419) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1965) that would increase the amount of federal land available for oil and gas production and a measure (HR 2728) that would bar the Interior Department from enforcing federal rules related to hydraulic fracturing in states that have their own oversight rules. Motion agreed to 223-194.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 591 - HR 2728, HR1965: Domestic Energy Production and Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation - Rule 
November 19, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 419) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1965) that would increase the amount of federal land available for oil and gas production and a measure (HR 2728) that would bar the Interior Department from enforcing federal rules related to hydraulic fracturing in states that have their own oversight rules. Adopted 222-196.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 592 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Previous Question 
November 20, 2013 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 420) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would set deadlines for federal agencies to act on certification or permit applications for natural-gas pipeline construction or expansion. Motion agreed to 223-195.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 593 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Rule 
November 20, 2013 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 420) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would set deadlines for federal agencies to act on certification or permit applications for natural-gas pipeline construction or expansion. Adopted 225-194.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 594 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Protest Fee Waivers 
November 20, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would preserve applicants' rights to petition against awards without having to pay the protest fee as granted in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 199-222.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 595 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Permit Review 
November 20, 2013 - Lowenthal, D-Calif., amendment that would continue to allow the Interior Department to review energy permits using the extraordinary-circumstances exclusions provided by the National Environmental Policy Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-228.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 596 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Attorney Fees 
November 20, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on the awarding of attorney fees. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-225.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 597 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Flooding Effects Report 
November 20, 2013 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would require the National Academy of Sciences to report on the effect of flooding on oil and gas facilities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 202-221.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 598 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Market Speculation 
November 20, 2013 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would provide $10 million from revenue generated by the bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to limit excessive speculation in energy markets. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-226.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 599 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Recommit 
November 20, 2013 - Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that the bill's approval process would only apply to permit applications for companies that agree not to claim the domestic production activities deduction tax credit. It also would grant the Interior secretary the authority to prohibit energy development on Native American sacred and cultural sites. Motion rejected 189-232.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 600 - HR 1965: Domestic Energy Production - Passage 
November 20, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require the Interior Department to develop a 30-year strategic plan for the nation's energy needs and set domestic production goals to meet demand. It would make available for leasing at least 25 percent of eligible federal land each year and would provide for oil shale leases in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve. It would streamline the process for approving drilling permits, impose new fees to help finance the processing of permits and set new judicial review standards for civil actions filed against energy lease sales or drilling permits. It also would facilitate oil and gas resource development on Indian tribal lands. Passed 228-192.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 601 - HR 2728: Hydraulic-Fracturing Regulation - Methane Emissions 
November 20, 2013 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would allow the Interior Department to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public lands. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-230.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 602 - HR 2728: Hydraulic-Fracturing Regulation - Exportation Ban 
November 20, 2013 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would ban the exportation of gas produced under leases issued pursuant to the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 142-276.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 603 - HR 2728: Hydraulic-Fracturing Regulation - Recommit 
November 20, 2013 - Lowenthal, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would grant the Interior secretary and state governments the authority to require public disclosure of the chemicals, processes and locations involved in hydraulic fracturing. Motion rejected 188-232.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 604 - HR 2728: Hydraulic-Fracturing Regulation - Passage 
November 20, 2013 - Passage of a bill that would prohibit the Interior Department from enforcing federal hydraulic-fracturing rules in states that have such oversight rules. It would require the EPA to publish a final, peer-reviewed report on the impacts hydraulic fracturing would have on drinking water by Sept. 30, 2016. The report would have to be accompanied by estimates of the probability, uncertainty and consequence of such impacts that takes into account the state and industry risk management practices. Passed 235-187.

 

Vote: Yea


 

Vote 605 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Methane Emissions 
November 21, 2013 - Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would require natural-gas pipeline permit applications to address how projects would minimize methane emissions before they would be considered complete. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-233.

 

Vote: Nay

 


 

Vote 606 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Automatic Permit Issuance 
November 21, 2013 - Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to automatically issue permits for other agencies that fail to meet the deadline. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-233.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 607 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - State and Local Concerns 
November 21, 2013 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment that would add a provision stipulating that the bill would not apply to projects unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has considered and responded to state and local objections and concerns. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-236.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 608 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Implementation Delay 
November 21, 2013 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would delay the bill's implementation until sequestration is no longer in effect.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-243: R 0-224; D 175-19; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 609 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Democratic Substitute 
November 21, 2013 - Dingell, D-Mich., substitute amendment that would replace the bill's provisions with language directing the Government Accountability Office to complete a study on delays to the natural-gas pipeline permitting process. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-239.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 610 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Recommit 
November 21, 2013 - Tierney, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the bill from taking effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determines that implementation will not adversely impact pipeline safety or inhibit the ability of communities to engage in the process of siting natural-gas pipelines that affect them. Motion rejected 180-233.

 

Vote: Nay


 

Vote 611 - HR 1900: Natural-Gas Pipelines - Passage 
November 21, 2013 - Passage of the bill that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny pipeline construction certificates within one year of receiving a complete application. Other federal agencies that also must approve portions of pipeline construction projects would have to approve or deny permits within 90 days of FERC's issuance of an environmental-impact statement. FERC could extend, for 30 days, the time for other agencies to approve or deny permits if they are unable to do so within the original 90-day period. If a federal agency does not act by the stipulated deadline, the permit would be deemed approved 30 days later. Passed 252-165.

 

Vote: Yea

f t # e