Vote History

May 2014 Vote History

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(188) - HR 4487: Fiscal 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Car Leases 
May 01, 2014 - Nugent, R-Fla., amendment that would prohibit the chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives from making any payments from any members' representational allowance for the leasing of a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-221.

 

Vote: Yea


(189) - HR 4487: Fiscal 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Botanic Garden 
May 01, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce the amount provided for the Botanic Garden to the fiscal 2014 level and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-198.

 

Vote: Yea


(190) - HR 4487: Fiscal 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Capitol Visitor Center 
May 01, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $243,000 the amount provided for the Capitol Visitor Center. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 207-212.

 

Vote: Yea


(191) - HR 4487: Fiscal 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Technology Assessment 
May 01, 2014 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would allocate $2.5 million to reinstitute the Office of Technology Assessment, offset from amounts in the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 164-248.

 

Vote: Nay


(192) - HR 4487: Fiscal 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Recommit 
May 01, 2014 - Ruiz, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $500,000 the amount provided for salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives. It also would increase by $500,000 the amount provided for supplies, materials and administrative costs. It also would increase by $500,000 the amounts made available for the Wounded Warrior Program. It would cut $767,000 from the Government Accountability Office revolving fund and increase by $267,000 the amounts made available for books for the blind and physically handicapped. Motion rejected 194-222.

 

Vote: Nay


(193) - HR 4487: Fiscal 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations - Passage 
May 01, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would provide $3.3 billion for legislative branch operations, excluding Senate operations, in fiscal 2015. The total would include $1.2 billion for House operations, $595 million for the Library of Congress, $519.6 million for the Government Accountability Office, $488.6 million for the Architect of the Capitol and $348 million for the Capitol Police. Passed 402-14.

 

Vote: Yea


(194) - HR 4292: Foreign Cultural Exchange - Passage 
May 06, 2014 - Chabot, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify the legal immunity foreign countries are given for artwork on loan in the United States. The bill would grant immunity to foreign nations from lawsuits that seek damages for art that already has immunity from seizure. Under the measure, the revised immunity would not affect claims brought over artwork seized by Nazi Germany. Motion agreed to 388-4.

 

Vote: Yea


(195) - HR 3584: Federal Home Loan Bank System - Passage 
May 06, 2014 - Capito, R-W.Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow privately insured credit unions to be eligible for membership in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. It would require FHLBs to secure access to the credit union's collateral before making an advance to that credit union, and it must determine its own concentration risk exposure for providing such advances. The bill would direct the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a study on the adequacy of credit union private insurer reserves and compliance within 18 months of the bill's enactment. Motion agreed to 395-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(196) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
May 06, 2014 - Approval of the House Journal of Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Approved 253-127.

 

Vote: Yea


(197) - H Res 574, HRES565: Lerner Contempt Resolution and Special Counsel IRS Investigation - Previous Question 
May 07, 2014 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 568) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 574) recommending Lois Lerner, former head of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the subpoena issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a resolution (H Res 565) that would call on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting by the IRS of conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny in connection with applications for tax-exempt status. Motion agreed to 223-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(198) - H Res 565: Lerner Contempt Resolution and Special Counsel IRS Investigation - Rule 
May 07, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 568) that would provide for House floor consideration of the resolution accompanying House Report 113-415 recommending that Lois Lerner, former head of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the subpoena issued by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a resolution (H Res 565) that would call on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting by the IRS of conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny in connection with applications for tax-exempt status. Adopted 224-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(199) - HR 4438: Research Tax Credit Extension - Previous Question 
May 07, 2014 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 569) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4438) that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit that expired at the end of 2013 and modify the way it is calculated. Motion agreed to 225-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(200) - HR 4438: Research Tax Credit Extension - Rule 
May 07, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 569) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4438) that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit that expired at the end of 2013 and modify the way it is calculated. Adopted 230-188.

 

Vote: Yea


(201) - HR 863: National Women's History Museum - Passage 
May 07, 2014 - Lummis, R-Wyo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create a commission to study the possible establishment and maintenance of a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C. Motion agreed to 383-33.

 

Vote: Yea


(202) - H Res 574: Lerner Contempt Resolution - Refer 
May 07, 2014 - Cummings, D-Md., motion to refer the resolution to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and require the panel to hold public hearings on whether Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights at a May 22, 2013 hearing. As part of the public hearing, the committee would have to release 39 specified transcripts of interviews committee investigators have conducted with IRS and Treasury Department employees. Motion rejected 191-224.

 

Vote: Nay


(203) - H Res 574: Lerner Contempt Resolution - Adoption 
May 07, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would cite Lois Lerner, former head of Exempt Organizations at IRS, for contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the subpoena issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to provide testimony to the committee regarding IRS treatment of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. It would require the speaker of the House to certify the committee's report on the contempt resolution to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for appropriate action in order to enforce compliance with the subpoena. It also would require the speaker to take all appropriate action to enforce the subpoena. Adopted 231-187.

 

Vote: Yea


(204) - H Res 565: Special Counsel IRS Investigation - Adoption 
May 07, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would call on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the IRS. It would express the sense of the House that the statements and actions of the IRS, Justice Department and the Obama administration in connection with this matter have served to undermine the Justice Department's investigation. Adopted 250-168.

 

Vote: Yea


(205) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - Rule 
May 08, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 576) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would consolidate two existing federal charter school programs and authorize $300 million per year to give grants to states to open new charter schools and expand and replicate high-quality charter school models. Adopted 232-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(206) - H Res 567: Benghazi Committee - Previous Question 
May 08, 2014 - Polis, D-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 575) that would provide for House floor consideration of a resolution that would establish a 12-member panel that would examine both the events that led to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as well as the Obama administration's response to it and to subsequent congressional inquiries.
Motion agreed to 223-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(207) - H Res 567: Benghazi Committee - Rule 
May 08, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 575) that would provide for House floor consideration of a resolution that would establish a 12-member panel that would examine both the events that led to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as well as the Obama administration's response to it and to subsequent congressional inquiries.
Adopted 224-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(208) - HR 2548: Sub-Saharan Africa Electricity - Passage 
May 08, 2014 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the president to create a multi-year strategy to assist the countries involved in an existing White House development initiative to expand electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by investing in a broad mix of energy solutions. Motion agreed to 297-117.

 

Vote: Nay


(209) - H Res 567: Benghazi Committee - Adoption 
May 08, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would establish a 12-member panel that would examine both the events that led to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as well as the Obama administration's response to it and to subsequent congressional inquiries. It would give the chairman of the select committee subpoena power and deposition authority, including the authority to order the taking of depositions by a member of the select committee or the committee's counsel. Committee activities would be funded from existing House resources. Adopted 232-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(210) - HR 4438: Research Tax Credit - Recommit 
May 09, 2014 - Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require businesses to pay female employees equal wages for equal work in order to deduct employee wages as a qualified research expense and to give priority to unemployed American workers, particularly veterans when hiring. It also would prohibit eligible companies from outsourcing jobs to foreign countries. It would stipulate that nothing in the bill would result in an increase in the federal deficit. Motion rejected 191-209.

 

Vote: Nay


(211) - HR 4438: Research Tax Credit - Passage 
May 09, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would permit companies that incur research and development expenses in the United States to deduct up to 20 percent of the amount in which their qualified research expenses exceed a calculated base amount for the current taxable year. It would permanently extend and expand a tax break for university and corporate research expenses that expired in December 2013. Passed 274-131.

 

Vote: Yea


(212) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - Conflict of Interest Guidelines 
May 09, 2014 - Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would require the Education Department to develop and enforce conflict of interest guidelines for all charter schools receiving federal assistance. It would require guidelines to include disclosures from anyone affiliated with the charter school that has a financial interest in the school. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-205.

 

Vote: Nay


(213) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - Student Data 
May 09, 2014 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would require state entities applying for charter school grants to ensure that charter schools and local educational agencies serving charter schools post on their websites materials on charter school student recruitment, student orientation, enrollment criteria, student discipline policies, behavior codes and parent contract requirements, including any financial obligations. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-220.

 

Vote: Nay


(214) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - State Reporting Requirements 
May 09, 2014 - Wilson, D-Fla., amendment that would require state entities applying for charter school grants to ensure each charter school in the state makes publicly available the information required to be disseminated by other public schools per the annual state report card. It would require that information that states require public schools to report publicly also be made publicly available by charter schools. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 373-32.

 

Vote: Yea


(215) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - Comprehensive Career Counseling 
May 09, 2014 - Langevin, D-R.I., amendment that would add comprehensive career counseling to the criteria that the Education secretary would take into account when prioritizing grants to local education agencies. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 378-27.

 

Vote: Yea


(216) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - Best Practices 
May 09, 2014 - Bonamici, D-Ore., amendment that would require state entities, including state educational agencies, state charter school boards, governors or charter school support organizations, to describe how the state entity met the objective of sharing best and promising practices between charter schools and other schools, and to what extent those practices were implemented by traditional public schools. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 363-41.

 

Vote: Yea


(217) - HR 10: Charter School Program Expansion - Passage 
May 09, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would require the Education secretary to consolidate the federal Charter Schools Program, which gives grants to states to open charter schools, and the Charter School Credit Enhancement Program, which assists schools in acquiring better credit terms for facilities into one program and direct a certain percentage of funds into national charter school management activities. The bill would authorize $300 million annually for the program from fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2020. It would provide grants for states to open new charter schools and would assist charter schools in accessing better credit terms to acquire and renovate facilities. Passed 360-45.

 

Vote: Yea


(218) - HR 2203: Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal - Passage 
May 19, 2014 - Huizenga, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his service to the United States in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship. Motion agreed to 371-10.

 

Vote: Yea


(219) - HR 685: Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal - Passage 
May 19, 2014 - Huizenga, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the American Fighter Aces, in recognition of their military service in defense of the United States. Motion agreed to 381-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(220) - HR 3080: Water Projects - Conference Report 
May 20, 2014 - Shuster, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the conference report on the bill that would authorize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-resources activities including port dredging, inland locks and dams, and flood control projects - costing an estimated $12 billion. It would require the deauthorization of at least $18 billion in previously authorized projects. It would significantly modify the procedures for selecting, reviewing and building water projects by creating a new process for water project approval, limiting to three years the period in which feasibility studies must be completed and streamlining the environmental review and permitting process and allowing greater participation by non-federal interests in water resource development and operation. The measure would provide for increased expenditures from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to reduce the backlog of port and harbor projects and require a review of possible ways to increase revenue collections for financing projects on the inland waterways. It also would create two pilot programs to promote innovative financing of water projects and attract new non-federal investments. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 412-4.

 

Vote: Yea


(221) - HR 3530: Anti-Trafficking Grants - Passage 
May 20, 2014 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $25 million over five years for the Justice Department to award grants that help child trafficking victims and support efforts to punish perpetrators. It also includes a five-year, $100 million renewal of certain programs under a 1990 anti-child-abuse law and an increase in the cap on the Justice Department's crime victims fund. Passed 409-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(222) - HR 4225: Sexual Exploitation Advertising - Passage 
May 20, 2014 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would criminalize advertisements for the sexual exploitation of children or other trafficking victims. Passed 392-19.

 

Vote: Yea


(223) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
May 21, 2014 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 7-381.

 

Vote: Nay


(224) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn 
May 21, 2014 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 23-361.

 

Vote: Nay


(225) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Air National Guard Radar Upgrades 
May 21, 2014 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would direct the Air Force secretary to procure 10 AESA radar upgrades for the Air National Guard F-15C/D aircraft. It also would increase by $100 million the amount authorized for F-15 APG-63(V)3 upgrades and reduce by the same amount the authorization for certain atomic energy defense activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-229.

 

Vote: Nay


(226) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities 
May 21, 2014 - Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., amendment that would authorize the Defense secretary to transfer to the Energy secretary up to $150 million of the amount authorized in fiscal 2015 for naval reactors, nuclear nonproliferation or weapons activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-227.

 

Vote: Nay


(227) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - ICBM Silo Status 
May 21, 2014 - Daines, R-Mont., amendment that would strike the provision of the bill that would terminate, on Feb. 5, 2021, the requirement that inter-continental ballistic missile silos remain in at least "warm status." Adopted in Committee of the Whole 222-196.

 

Vote: Yea


(228) - HR 3361, HR4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization and NSA Data Collection - Rule 
May 21, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 590) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill (HR 4435) and for consideration of the bill (HR 3361) that would overhaul practices involving the collection of telephone metadata by the National Security Agency. Adopted 231-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(229) - HR 4031: Veterans Affairs Officials Removal - Passage 
May 21, 2014 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would give the Veterans Affairs secretary authority to remove senior VA officials from the Senior Executive Service. Motion agreed to 390-33.

 

Vote: Yea


(230) - HR 3361: NSA Metadata Collection - Passage 
May 22, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the government's bulk collection and storage of business records, including telephone metadata and instead require the government, except in cases of emergency, to receive pre-approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to conduct a search of call detail records for individual target phone numbers. Passed 303-121.

 

Vote: Nay


(231) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Climate Change Assesments 
May 22, 2014 - McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to conduct climate change assessments and reports. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 231-192.

 

Vote: Yea


(232) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Internet Domain System 
May 22, 2014 - Shimkus, R-Ill., amendment that would halt proposals for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to relinquish responsibility of the Internet domain name system until the Government Accountability Office submits a report to Congress on NTIA's role regarding the Internet domain name system. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 245-177.

 

Vote: Yea


(233) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Guantanamo Bay Closure 
May 22, 2014 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment that would require closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Dec. 31, 2016. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-247.

 

Vote: Nay


(234) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Indefinite Military Detention 
May 22, 2014 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment that would prohibit the indefinite military detention of any person detained under the Authorization for Use of Military Force authority in the United States, its territories or possessions. It also would strike language that would provide for mandatory military custody of covered parties. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(235) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Insourcing Contracts 
May 22, 2014 - Jenkins, R-Kan., amendment that would prohibit transferring previously contracted jobs back to Defense Department employees unless it would provide specific cost savings to taxpayers. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-244.

 

Vote: Yea


(236) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - New START Treaty 
May 22, 2014 - Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill to implement the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty until the Defense secretary and the secretary of State certify that Russia is respecting Ukrainian sovereignty and is no longer violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces or the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe treaties. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 233-191.

 

Vote: Yea


(237) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Use of Military Force 
May 22, 2014 - Schiff, D-Calif., amendment that would sunset the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force 12 months after the bill's enactment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-233.

 

Vote: Nay


(238) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - U.S. Nuclear Forces 
May 22, 2014 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would require the Congressional Budget Office to update their report on the projected costs of U.S. nuclear forces annually. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-199.

 

Vote: Nay


(239) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Recommit 
May 22, 2014 - Peters, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the Defense Department from contracting with companies that outsource jobs or that violate an executive order requiring contractors to pay male and female employees equally. It would require the Defense Department's inspector general to investigate interest and fees charged on student loans made to members of the armed forces. It also would bar air carriers from charging fees for baggage checked by members of the armed forces who are deploying, returning, or traveling on official military orders. Motion rejected 194-227.

 


(240) - HR 4435: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Passage 
May 22, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $592.9 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2015 including $79.4 billion for overseas contingency operations. It would authorize $229 billion for operations and maintenance; $97 billion for procurement; $6.5 billion for military construction and family housing; $64 billion for research, development, testing and evaluation; $9 billion for ballistic missile defense and $31.4 billion for the Defense Health Program. The bill would authorize a 1.8 percent pay increase for military personnel. The bill would prohibit a new round of Base Realignment and Closure. Passed 325-98.

 

Vote: Yea


(241) - H Res 599: Human Rights in China - Adoption 
May 28, 2014 - Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would urge the Chinese government to stop censoring information about the Tiananmen Square Massacre and express sympathy to the families of those killed, tortured and imprisoned as a result of their participation in a June 4, 1989, protest in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. It would call on the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors to take appropriate steps to circumvent Chinese Internet censorship and to provide information to the people of China about the Tiananmen Square Massacre. It also would call on the U.S. government to make human rights, including religious freedom, a priority in bilateral discussions with the Chinese government and to instruct the U.N. Human Rights Council's U.S. representative to introduce a resolution calling for an examination of the Chinese government's human rights practices. Motion agreed to 379-1.

 

Vote: Yea


(242) - HR 503: Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial - Passage 
May 28, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the establishment of a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia. Motion agreed to 370-0.

 

Vote: Yea


(243) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Economic Development Administration 
May 29, 2014 - Pompeo, R-Kan., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would provide $247.5 million for the Economic Development Administration and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 129-280.

 

Vote: Nay


(244) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Community Oriented Policing Services 
May 29, 2014 - McNerney, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $3 million the amount provided for the Community Oriented Policing Services program, intended for the technology grant program, and decrease by the same amount the amount provided for the Census Bureau. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 306-106.

 

Vote: Yea


(245) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
May 29, 2014 - Bridenstine, R-Okla., amendment that would increase by $12 million the amount provided for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operations, research and facilities and decrease by the same amount the amount provided for the Census Bureau's periodic censuses and programs. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 340-71.

 

Vote: Yea


(246) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Justice Department General Administration 
May 29, 2014 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would reduce by $5 million the amount provided for the Justice Department general administration, salaries and expenses account and increase it by the same amount, with the intent of investigating the actions of the Homeland Security Department regarding the discretionary release of illegal immigrants who were convicted of crimes. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-193.

 

Vote: Yea


(247) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Justice Department Clemency 
May 29, 2014 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would increase by $2 million the amount provided for Justice Department administrative review and appeals of pardon and clemency petitions and immigration-related activities, and decrease by the same amount the amount provided for salaries and expenses at the Federal Prison System. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 127-282.

 

Vote: Nay


(248) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Legal Services Corporation 
May 29, 2014 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would increase by $15 million the amount provided for the Legal Services Corporation, and reduce by $18 million the amount provided for Drug Enforcement Agency salaries and expenses. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-238.

 

Vote: Nay


(249) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - National Instant Criminal Background Check System 
May 29, 2014 - Thompson, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $19.5 million the amount provided for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to upgrade criminal mental health records, and reduce: by $1 million the amount provided for Commerce Department activities, by $3 million the amount provided for Justice for information sharing technology, by $5.5 million the amount provided for Federal Prison System buildings and facilities and by $10 million the amount provided for National Science Foundation agency operations and award management. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 260-145.

 

Vote: Nay


(250) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Drug Enforcement Agency 
May 29, 2014 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce by $35 million the amount provided for the Drug Enforcement Agency, and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 66-339.

 

Vote: Nay


(251) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - State and Local Law Enforcement 
May 29, 2014 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would increase by $8.5 million the amount provided for state and local law enforcement assistance grants and contracts and decrease by the same amount the amount provided for NASA construction activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-212.

 

Vote: Yea


(252) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - National Science Foundation 
May 29, 2014 - Smith, R-Texas, amendment that would decrease by $15.4 million the amount provided in the bill for the National Science Foundation and increase it by the same amount, with the intent of redirecting funds from the directorate for social, behavioral, and economic sciences to physical science and engineering. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 208-201.

 

Vote: Yea


(253) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Legal Services Corporation 
May 29, 2014 - Scott, R-Ga., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would provide $350 million for the Legal Services Corporation and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-290.

 

Vote: Nay


(254) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - En Bloc Amendments 
May 30, 2014 - Moran, D-Va., en bloc amendments that would strike language in the bill that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to transfer detainees to the U.S. or to construct, acquire or modify any facility in the U.S. to house detainees. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-230.

 

Vote: Nay


(255) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - One Percent Reduction 
May 30, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce all accounts in the bill by 1 percent, except those for the FBI, fees and expenses of witnesses, public safety officer benefits and the U.S. Trustee System Fund. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 148-253.

 

Vote: Yea


(256) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Thomson Correctional Facility 
May 30, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill for the operation, renovation or construction at the Thomson Correctional Facility in Illinois.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-208.

 

Vote: Yea


(257) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Industrial Hemp 
May 30, 2014 - Bonamici, D-Ore., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Justice Department to prevent a state from implementing laws to authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of industrial hemp. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-170.

 

Vote: Yea


(258) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Medical Marijuana 
May 30, 2014 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the Justice Department from using funds provided by the bill to prevent certain states from implementing their own laws that would authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-189.

 

Vote: Nay


(259) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Clemency Applications 
May 30, 2014 - Holding, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to transfer or temporarily assign employees to the Office of the Pardon Attorney to screen clemency applications. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-189.

 

Vote: Yea


(260) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Hemp Research 
May 30, 2014 - Massie, R-Ky., amendment that would bar the Justice Department or the Drug Enforcement Agency from using funds provided by the bill to contravene the 2014 Agricultural Act by prohibiting industrial hemp to be grown or cultivated for research purposes. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-162.

 

Vote: Yea


(261) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Limited Access Privilege Program 
May 30, 2014 - Southerland, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill from being used to develop, approve or implement a new limited access privilege program that are not already developed, approved, or implemented for any fishery under the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, New England, or Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-223.

 

Vote: Yea


(262) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Fair Labor Standards 
May 30, 2014 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to enter contracts with contractors in violation of fair labor standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-211.

 

Vote: Nay


(263) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Journalist Testimony 
May 30, 2014 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to compel a journalist or a reporter to testify about information or sources that he or she regards as confidential. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 225-183.

 

Vote: Nay


(264) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Internet Domain Name System 
May 30, 2014 - Duffy, R-Wis., amendment that would bar the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration from using funds provided by the bill to relinquish the responsibility of internet domain name system functions, including responsibility over the authoritative root zone file and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 229-178.

 

Vote: Yea


(265) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Fair Housing Liability 
May 30, 2014 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would bar the Justice Department from using the funds provided by the bill to pursue litigation on the Fair Housing Act based on an allegation of liability. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 216-190.

 

Vote: Yea


(266) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Immigration 
May 30, 2014 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the Justice Department from using funds provided in the bill to contravene the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 214-194.

 

Vote: Yea


(267) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
May 30, 2014 - Meadows, R-N.C., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to negotiate or enter trade agreements that establish limits on greenhouse gas emissions. 
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-179.

 

Vote: Yea


(268) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Recommit 
May 30, 2014 - Moore, D-Wis., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment which would increase by $1 million each, funds provided in the bill for Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution programs, grants to combat violence against women, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance and grants to address backlogs of sexual assault kits. It would increase by $3 million each, funds provided in the bill for Community Oriented Policing Services and for hiring under this program. Motion rejected 185-220.

 

Vote: Nay


(269) - HR 4660: Fiscal 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations - Passage 
May 30, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would provide $51.2 billion in discretionary funds in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Commerce and Justice and other agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation. It would provide $8.4 billion for the Commerce Department and $28.1 billion for the Justice Department, including $8.5 billion for the FBI, $7 billion for the federal prison system and $2.2 billion for state and local enforcement and crime prevention grant programs. The bill would provide $17.9 billion for NASA, $7.4 billion for the National Science Foundation, $5.3 billion for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and $3.5 billion for the Patent and Trademark Office. Passed 321-87.

 

Vote: Yea


(270) - HR 4681: Fiscal 2014-2015 Intelligence Authorization - Recommit 
May 30, 2014 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the head of each element of the intelligence community to: prioritize efforts to investigate and end attempts by State-sponsored computer hackers from China to steal U.S. military technology; immediately inform corporations and internet providers of computer breaches; coordinate with other federal agencies to protect infrastructure; and assist the Justice Department in efforts to punish economic espionage and identity theft. Motion rejected 183-220.

 

Vote: Nay


(271) - HR 4681: Fiscal 2014-2015 Intelligence Authorization - Passage 
May 30, 2014 - Authorize classified amounts for fiscal 2014 and 2015 for 16 intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and foreign intelligence activities of the Defense Department, FBI, State Department and Homeland Security Department. It would require the director of national intelligence to ensure that all elements of the intelligence community continuously determine whether their employees and contractors are eligible for access to classified information. The bill would require the DNI, within 120 days of enactment, to conduct a review of whether to declassify documents collected in the May 2011 mission that killed Osama bin Laden. The measure also would require the president to appoint an inspector general of the National Security Agency, to be confirmed by the Senate. Passed 345-59.

 

Vote: Yea

 

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