Vote History

March 2014 Vote History

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(91) - HR 3370: Federal Flood Insurance Premiums - Passage 
March 04, 2014 - Capito, R-W.Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would slow National Flood Insurance Program premium increases needed to achieve full actuarial rates. It would repeal the requirement that flood insurance premiums for homes that are sold be increased immediately to full actuarial rates. It also would allow owners of certain properties to continue paying rates applicable to their initial flood risk rating. The costs of these provisions would be offset by imposing annual surcharges on all flood insurance policies - $25 annually for primary residences and $250 per year for second homes, businesses and other non-residential properties. It also would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to certify its flood mapping approach before certain rate changes are made.
Motion agreed to 306-91: R 126-86; D 180-5; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(92)- H Res 488: Venezuelan Protests - Adoption 
March 04, 2014 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would urge the international community to encourage dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the political opposition to end the violence against opposition leaders and protesters in Venezuela. It would call on the State Department to work with other Latin American nations to ensure that basic freedoms are being preserved and that the Organization of American States can respond to the erosion of democracy.
Motion agreed to 393-1: R 209-1; D 184-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (93)- HR 3826, HR4118: Individual Mandate and EPA Regulations - Previous Question 
March 05, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 497) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4118) that would delay, until January 2015, the individual mandate tax penalty under the 2010 health care overhaul and legislation (HR 3826) that would limit the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled power plants.
Motion agreed to 221-184: R 221-0; D 0-184; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(94) - HR 4118, HR3826: Individual Mandate and EPA Regulations - Rule 
March 05, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 497) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4118) that would delay, until January 2015, the individual mandate tax penalty under the 2010 health care overhaul and legislation (HR 3826) that would limit the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled power plants.
Adopted 228-182: R 224-0; D 4-182; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (95)- HR 938: U.S.-Israel Cooperation - Passage 
March 05, 2014 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the president to report to Congress on efforts to bolster cooperation between the United States and Israel on security issues, such as joint weapons development initiatives, training exercises, missile defense systems, energy development, intelligence gathering and cyberwarfare.
Motion agreed to 410-1: R 223-1; D 187-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (96) - HR 4118: Individual Mandate Penalty - Recommit 
March 05, 2014 - Horsford, D-Nev., 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 impact provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul pertaining to reduced out-of-pocket costs and cost-sharing for individuals and families, health insurance tax credits and rebates and anti-discrimination protections for pre-existing conditions and gender.
Motion rejected 185-227: R 0-225; D 185-2; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


 (97)- HR 4118: Individual Mandate Penalty - Passage 
March 05, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would delay, until January 2015, the tax penalty for individuals who fail to purchase health insurance under the 2010 health care overhaul. It also would delay certain phase-in and indexing requirements related to the individual mandate penalty.
Passed 250-160: R 223-1; D 27-159; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (98)- HR 2126: Energy-Efficient Building Practices - Passage 
March 05, 2014 - Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the General Services Administration to establish best practices regarding energy-efficiency in commercial real estate buildings, including those that house federal agencies. It would require the GSA to incorporate energy-efficiency standards into its building leasing program for federal agencies. It also would establish a Tenant Star program to recognize energy-efficient tenants in commercial spaces.
Motion agreed to 375-36: R 191-33; D 184-3; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (99)- HR 2824, HR2641: Environmental Reviews and Coal Waste Buffer Zones - Previous Question 
March 06, 2014 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 501) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2641) that would revise guidelines for environmental reviews of proposed federal construction projects and legislation (HR 2824) that would block the Interior Department from issuing new coal waste stream buffer zone rules.
Motion agreed to 219-191: R 219-0; D 0-191; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (100) - HR 2641, HR2824: Environmental Reviews and Coal Waste Buffer Zones - Rule 
March 06, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 501) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2641) that would revise guidelines for environmental reviews of proposed federal construction projects and legislation (HR 2824) that would block the Interior Department from issuing new coal waste stream buffer zone rules. It also would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of March 6, 2014 for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4152) that would make Ukraine eligible for U.S. loan guarantees.
Adopted 225-190: R 224-0; D 1-190; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(101) - HR 3826: EPA Regulations - Emission Reduction Standards 
March 06, 2014 - Smith, R-Texas, amendment that would apply the bill's criteria for setting emission reduction standards for new coal-based power plants to any new fossil fuel-based power plant.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-184: R 222-2; D 8-182; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(102) - HR 3826: EPA Regulations - Foreign Pollution Control Technology 
March 06, 2014 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment that would allow the EPA to consider pollution control technologies being used outside the United States when setting new power plant emission standards.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-228: R 2-221; D 182-7; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(103) - HR 3826: EPA Regulations - Greenhouse Gas Impacts 
March 06, 2014 - Schakowsky, D-Ill., amendment that would add language stating that Congress accepts the EPA's findings that greenhouse gas pollution contributes to long-lasting climate changes that can impact human health and the environment.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-221: R 3-219; D 187-2; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(104) - HR 3826: EPA Regulations - Effective Date 
March 06, 2014 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would delay the bill's effective date until the Energy Information Administration can certify that another federal program, other than one under the 1963 air pollution control law, will reduce carbon pollution in at least equivalent quantities and with similar timing to the reductions required under the rules and guidelines addressed by the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-231: R 0-222; D 178-9; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(105) - HR 3826: EPA Regulations - Recommit 
March 06, 2014 - Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that the bill would not apply to rules that lower the cost of electricity for consumers.
Motion rejected 184-223: R 0-220; D 184-3; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nays


(106) - HR 3826: EPA Regulations - Passage 
March 06, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would limit EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled power plants under the 1963 air pollution control law. It would nullify EPA's recently issued rules for new electricity-generating power plants and restrict EPA to setting national standards for new plants that have already been adopted by at least six nationally disbursed plants. It also would block EPA regulation of existing power plants unless Congress later allows EPA to do so. As amended, it would prohibit performance standards to be based on a foreign-developed technology unless it has been successfully used at a U.S. power plant.
Passed 229-183: R 219-3; D 10-180; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(107) - H Res 504: Rep. Issa Committee Conduct - Motion to Table 
March 06, 2014 - Cantor, R-Va., motion to table (kill) the Fudge, D-Ohio, privileged resolution. The Fudge resolution would express the House's disapproval of the conduct of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., at the committee's March 5, 2014 hearing.
Motion agreed to 211-186: R 211-0; D 0-186; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (108) - HR 2641: Environmental Reviews - Project Approval 
March 06, 2014 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would strike language in the bill that would deem a project approved if an agency does not approve or otherwise act on the application within the timetable required by the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-228: R 1-218; D 179-10; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


 (109) - HR 2641: Environmental Reviews - Social Cost of Carbon 
March 06, 2014 - McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would prohibit agencies from considering the monetary estimate of damage caused by carbon dioxide emission such as agricultural productivity and human health, known as the social cost of carbon, when conducting environmental reviews.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 222-188: R 218-2; D 4-186; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


 (110) - HR 2641: Environmental Reviews - Nuclear Facility Exemption 
March 06, 2014 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions the construction of a nuclear facility in an area designated as an earthquake fault zone.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-220: R 3-215; D 184-5; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


 (111) - HR 2641: Environmental Reviews - Public Comment 
March 06, 2014 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would change or limit any law or regulation allowing for public comment or participation in an agency decision-making process.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-217: R 4-214; D 188-3; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(112) - HR 2641: Environmental Reviews - Recommit 
March 06, 2014 - DelBene, D-Wash., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that the bill would not apply to projects that affect drinking water or air quality of local communities, an individual's private property rights or the health, safety or sovereignty of Native American tribes. It also would require any approved environmental document to assess whether the project will use equipment and materials made in the United States and result in the hiring of unemployed workers.
Motion rejected 190-217: R 0-217; D 190-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


 (113) - HR 2641: Environmental Reviews - Passage 
March 06, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would expedite the environmental review process for federally funded projects and federal permits for private projects. The lead agency overseeing a project would have 45 days to initiate the NEPA review process, two years to complete the review and could extend the review period by up to one year. Projects under the jurisdiction of multiple agencies would be reviewed concurrently. It also would limit the grounds for legal action against an environmental review or permit approval to parties that submitted public comment for that review or permit and whose comment provided adequate notice of the issue being used to bring the civil action. As amended, it would prohibit agencies from considering the social cost of carbon, when conducting environmental reviews.
Passed 229-179: R 217-0; D 12-179; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(114) - HR 4152: U.S. Loan Guarantees for Ukraine - Passage 
March 06, 2014 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make Ukraine eligible for U.S. loan guarantees, using previously appropriated State Department funds for bilateral economic development to cover the upfront credit subsidy costs of the loan guarantees. Emergency funds that are exempt from discretionary caps could not be used for the credit subsidy.
Motion agreed to 385-23: R 194-23; D 191-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(115) - HR 3474: Health Insurance Employer Mandate - Passage 
March 11, 2014 - Brady, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt veterans insured through the Veterans Affairs Department health care system and reservists insured through Tricare from the threshold that triggers the mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul that businesses with at least 50 full-time employees provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty.
Motion agreed to 406-1: R 223-0; D 183-1; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(116) - HR 3979: Volunteer Health Insurance Exemption - Passage 
March 11, 2014 - Brady, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt volunteer service hours to government entities or tax-exempt organizations from the 30-hour-a-week threshold under the 2010 health care overhaul that classifies an individual as a full-time employee who must be provided health insurance.
Motion agreed to 410-0: R 224-0; D 186-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(117) - H Res 499: Russian Intervention in Crimea - Adoption 
March 11, 2014 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would call on Russia to remove its military forces, other than those authorized under a 1997 agreement, from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and to end its support of separatist and paramilitary forces in Crimea. It also would call on the United States, other nations and international organizations to take actions to protect Ukraine and sanction Russia for its actions, including support for reducing Ukrainian dependence on Russian energy sources.
Motion agreed to 402-7: R 218-5; D 184-2; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(118) - HR 3973, HR4138: Executive Branch Authority - Previous Question 
March 12, 2014 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 511) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3973) that would require the executive branch to inform Congress when and why it chooses not to enforce a federal law and legislation (HR 4138) that would authorize Congress to sue the executive branch for failure to execute laws.
Motion agreed to 227-190: R 227-0; D 0-190; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(119) - HR 3973, HR4138: Executive Branch Authority - Rule 
March 12, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 511) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3973) that would require the executive branch to inform Congress when and why it chooses not to enforce a federal law and legislation (HR 4138) that would authorize Congress to sue the executive branch for failure to execute laws.
Adopted 229-192: R 227-0; D 2-192; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(120) - HR 4138: Lawsuits Against Executive Branch - Civil Rights Exemption 
March 12, 2014 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions executive actions related to discrimination or civil rights.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-227: R 1-227; D 187-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(121) - HR 4138: Lawsuits Against Executive Branch - Prosecutorial Discretion 
March 12, 2014 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would affect the executive branch's constitutional authority to exercise prosecutorial discretion.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-225: R 4-224; D 186-1; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(122) - HR 4138: Lawsuits Against Executive Branch - Judicial Decisions 
March 12, 2014 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would limit the ability of the executive branch to comply with judicial decisions interpreting the Constitution or federal law.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-231: R 1-227; D 184-4; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(123) - HR 4138: Lawsuits Against Executive Branch - Recommit 
March 12, 2014 - Ruiz, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would stipulate that nothing in the bill would affect executive actions that protect states' rights. It also would block the bill from taking effect until the percentage of those receiving unemployment benefits, who are actively seeking work, is at least equal to the percentage of those receiving such benefits in 2013.
Motion rejected 187-228: R 0-228; D 187-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(124) - HR 4138: Lawsuits Against Executive Branch - Passage 
March 12, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would authorize Congress, upon House or Senate adoption of a resolution, to sue the executive branch for failure to execute existing laws. Under the measure, lawsuits would be first heard by a three-judge panel and could be appealed directly to the Supreme Court. As amended, the Government Accountability Office would be required to file quarterly reports on the costs of any lawsuits challenging executive inaction.
Passed 233-181: R 228-0; D 5-181; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(125) - HR 3189, HR4015: Water Rights and Medicare Doctor Payments - Previous Question 
March 13, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 515) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3189) that would prohibit the federal government from requiring the forfeiture of water rights as a condition of receiving a federal land-use permit and legislation (HR 4015) that would change the way that Medicare pays doctors.
Motion agreed to 227-193: R 227-0; D 0-193; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(126) - HR 3189, HR4015: Water Rights and Medicare Doctor Payments - Rule 
March 13, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 515) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3189) that would prohibit the federal government from requiring the forfeiture of water rights as a condition of receiving a federal land-use permit and legislation (HR 4015) that would change the way that Medicare pays doctors.
Adopted 228-184: R 225-0; D 3-184; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(127) - HR 3973: Non-Enforcement Reporting - Effective Date 
March 13, 2014 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would stipulate that the bill would take effect after the attorney general determines that sufficient funds have been appropriated to pay for the additional reporting requirements.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-227: R 0-225; D 191-2; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(128) - HR 3973: Non-Enforcement Reporting - Recommit 
March 13, 2014 - Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., 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 reporting requirements any action that would protect national security and foreign policy information from terrorists, drug cartels, money launderers or foreign enemies of the United States.
Motion rejected 192-225: R 0-225; D 192-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(129) - HR 3973: Non-Enforcement Reporting - Passage 
March 13, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would direct the Justice Department to inform Congress when and why any federal official establishes or implements a policy that results in a federal law not being enforced.
Passed 244-171: R 226-1; D 18-170; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(130) - HR 3189: Water Rights - Democratic Substitute 
March 13, 2014 - Polis, D-Colo., substitute amendment that would replace the bill's provisions with language that would prohibit the U.S. Forest Service from conditioning ski area permits on the transfer of the title of any water rights to the federal government or on the requirement that any ski area permit holders acquire a water right in the name of the United States.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-236: R 0-226; D 175-10; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(131) - HR 3189: Water Rights - Recommit 
March 13, 2014 - Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would prohibit the Interior or Agriculture departments from protecting tribal treaty rights, preserving recreational fishing, mitigating drought conditions in an area covered by an emergency drought declaration or facilitating fire suppression.
Motion rejected 183-227: R 0-224; D 183-3; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(132) - HR 3189: Water Rights - Passage 
March 13, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the Interior and Agriculture departments from conditioning the issuance, renewal or extension of any federal permit, license or other land use agreement on the transfer of water rights to the federal government or on the acquisition of such rights in the name of the United States. As amended, it would clarify that the bill would not affect Bureau of Reclamation contracts, the implementation of federal laws that protect endangered species, the federal government's existing reserved water rights on lands administered by the Interior and Agriculture departments or certain authorities under federal laws regulating the development of water power and resources. It also would clarify that the bill would not limit or expand any existing Indian tribe's water or treaty right.
Passed 238-174: R 226-0; D 12-174; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(133) - H Res 517: Rep. Issa Public Apology - Motion to Table 
March 13, 2014 - Cantor, R-Va., motion to table (kill) the Kildee, D-Mich., privileged resolution. The Kildee resolution would condemn the conduct of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., at the committee's March 5, 2014, hearing and require that he come to the well of the House to issue a public apology.
Motion rejected 217-173: R 216-0; D 1-173; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(134) - HR 4015: Medicare Payments to Physicians - Recommit 
March 14, 2014 - Loebsack, D-Iowa, motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the bill from reducing Medicare benefits, eliminating guaranteed health insurance benefits under the program to seniors and individuals with disabilities, or from creating a Medicare voucher plan that would provide limited payments to Medicare beneficiaries in order to purchase private health plans.
Motion rejected 191-226: R 0-226; D 191-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(135) - HR 4015: Medicare Payments to Physicians - Passage 
March 14, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would repeal the sustainable growth rate formula and replace it with systems to adjust payments based on performance factors or on a provider's participation in payment models that move them away from the fee-for-service structure. The bill would provide for an annual 0.5 percent payment increase for physicians from 2014 through 2018. As amended, the bill would delay for five years the penalties under the 2010 health care law on individuals who do not purchase health insurance.
Passed 238-181: R 226-0; D 12-181; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(136) - HR 3060: Sgt. William Moody Post Office - Passage 
March 24, 2014 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Burleson, Texas, as the "Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building."
Motion agreed to 398-0: R 218-0; D 180-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(137) - HR 1813: Lance Cpl. Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Post Office - Passage 
March 24, 2014 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Tallmadge, Ohio, as the "Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Post Office Building."
Motion agreed to 393-0: R 216-0; D 177-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(138) - HR 2824: Coal Waste Buffer-Zone Rules - 1983 Rule Implementation 
March 25, 2014 - Lowenthal, D-Calif., amendment that would require states to implement the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 1983 stream buffer-zone rule, unless it has regulations that would provide greater stream protection.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-231: R 2-225; D 186-6; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(139) - HR 2824: Coal Waste Buffer-Zone Rules - State Exemption 
March 25, 2014 - Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would exempt states from complying with the 2008 stream buffer-zone rule if the Interior Department finds that the state's existing program exceeds the rule's standards regarding excess spoil, coal mine waste and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-225: R 6-220; D 190-5; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(140) - HR 2824: Coal Waste Buffer-Zone Rules - Recommit 
March 25, 2014 - Bera, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would prohibit the Interior secretary or any state program from giving priority to hiring unemployed workers, including veterans, or from utilizing American-made equipment and materials, where practicable, in mining operations.
Motion rejected 197-224: R 2-224; D 195-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(141) - HR 2824: Coal Waste Buffer-Zone Rules - Passage 
March 25, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would block the Interior Department from issuing new coal waste stream buffer-zone rules until states implement an existing 2008 buffer-zone rule. States would have two years from the bill's enactment to incorporate the rule into their state-approved regulatory program. Once states implement the rule, the department would be required to conduct a five-year study on its effectiveness.
Passed 229-192: R 219-7; D 10-185; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(142) - HR 1459: National Monument Designations - Previous Question 
March 26, 2014 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 524) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify how presidents designate national monuments.
Motion agreed to 230-187: R 228-0; D 2-187; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(143) - HR 1459: National Monument Designations - Rule 
March 26, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 524) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify how presidents designate national monuments. It also would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of March 27, 2014, for House floor consideration of legislation that would change how Medicare pays physicians and a measure addressing Ukraine.
Adopted 227-190: R 227-0; D 0-190; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(144) - HR 1228: Cpl. Justin D. Ross Post Office Building - Passage 
March 26, 2014 - Farenthold, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in De Pere, Wisconsin, as the "Cpl. Justin D. Ross Post Office Building."
Motion agreed to 418-0: R 226-0; D 192-0; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(145) - HR 1459: National Monument Designations - Military History Exemption 
March 26, 2014 - Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would exclude historic or cultural resources of military history from the bill's provisions.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-223: R 7-222; D 190-1; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Nay


(146) - HR 1459: National Monument Designations - Recommit 
March 26, 2014 - Rahall, D-W.Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would block the bill from taking effect until the federal minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour.
Motion rejected 193-227: R 0-227; D 193-0; I 0-0.

 


(147) - HR 1459: National Monument Designations - Passage 
March 26, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would modify presidential authority to designate national monuments under a 1906 preservation law. It would limit the president to one designation per state, per four-year term. Under the bill, designations exceeding 5,000 acres would require a National Environmental Policy Act review and impact statement. Designations of 5,000 acres or less would be excluded from the NEPA process but would expire after three years. Designations of 5,000 acres or less could be made permanent if the NEPA process is used. It would require a cost estimate study, including the number of jobs and tourism dollars expected from a designation, for each monument within one year of its designation. It also would require a private property owner's written consent to include the land in a designation.
Passed 222-201: R 219-10; D 3-191; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(148) - HR 4278: Ukraine Aid - Passage 
March 27, 2014 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $70 million in aid to Ukraine, including $50 million for democracy and civil society efforts. It also would codify and expand sanctions imposed by the Obama administration against certain Russian officials. It would call on the president to sanction Russian officials and others who have undermined the Ukrainian government, committed human rights abuses and engaged in corrupt acts in Russia. It also would call on the president to examine whether Russia has violated a 1988 arms treaty.
Motion agreed to 399-19: R 210-17; D 189-2; I 0-0.

 

Vote: Yea

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