Vote History

June 2014 Vote History

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(272) - HR 4412: Fiscal 2014 NASA Authorization - Passage 
June 09, 2014 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $17.6 billion for NASA for fiscal 2014. The bill would authorize $4.1 billion for space exploration, $3.8 billion for space operations, including $3 billion for the International Space Station, $5.2 billion for science programs, $566 million for aeronautics, $576 million for space technology, $116 million for education, $2.8 billion for cross-agency support, $515 million for construction and environmental compliance and restoration and $38 million for NASA's inspector general.
Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (269 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Motion agreed to 401-2

 

Vote: Yea


(273) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Amtrak Operating Grants 
June 09, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would reduce by $34 million the amount provided by the bill for Amtrak operating grants and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 154-248

 

Vote: Yea


(274) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Section 8 Housing 
June 09, 2014 - Chabot, R-Ohio, amendment that would reduce by 10 percent the amount provided by the bill for Section 8 housing programs and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 127-279

 

Vote: Nay


(276) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Public Housing Funds 
June 10, 2014 - Gohmert, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce by $24.7 million the amount provided by the bill for the Public Housing Capital Fund and the Public Housing Operating Fund and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-266

 

Vote: Yea


(277) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS 
June 10, 2014 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would reduce by $29.1 million the amount provided by the bill for the HUD-Information Technology Fund and increase the amount provided for grant programs to address the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 205-221

 

Vote: Nay


(278) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Community Development Block Grants 
June 10, 2014 - Capito, R-W.Va., amendment that would increase by $100 million the amount provided by the bill for Community Development Block Grants and reduce the amount provided for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-311

 

Vote: Nay


(279) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Community Development Block Grant Reduction 
June 10, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $20 million the amount provided by the bill for Community Development Block Grants and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 134-288

 

Vote: Yea


(280) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Rental Housing Assistance 
June 10, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $7 million the amount provided by the bill for Rental Housing Assistance and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 143-283

 

Vote: Nay


(281) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Amtrak Inspector General 
June 10, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $1 million the amount provided by the bill for Amtrak's Office of the Inspector General and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 130-295

 

Vote: Yea


(282) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Highway Beautification 
June 10, 2014 - Hartzler, R-Mo., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for highway beautification projects through the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Program.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-237

 

Vote: Yea


(283) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Insurance Coverage Minimums 
June 10, 2014 - Daines, R-Mont., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to develop, issue, or implement regulations that increase insurance coverage minimums required of trucking and bus companies.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 214-212

 

Vote: Yea


(284) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - HUD Legal Counsel 
June 10, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to retain outside legal counsel.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-249

 

Vote: Yea


(285) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Fair Housing 
June 10, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement, enforce, or administer a proposed rule regarding discrimination, historic patterns of segregation and fair housing choice.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 219-207

 

Vote: Yea


(286) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - License Plate Numbers 
June 10, 2014 - Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to acquire a camera used for collecting or storing vehicle license plate numbers.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 255-171

 

Vote: Yea


(287) - HR 4810: Veterans Health Access - Passage 
June 10, 2014 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with non-VA facilities to provide hospital care and medical services for veterans who have waited for care longer than VA waitlist goals.
Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (284 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. By unanimous consent, the House previously agreed to vacate proceedings for roll call vote 275 on the bill's passage and the House proceeded to take a re-vote on the bill.

Motion agreed to 426-0

 

Vote: Yea


(288) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - High Speed Rail 
June 10, 2014 - Denham, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for high-speed rail in California or for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-186

 

Vote: Yea


(289) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - One Percent Reduction 
June 10, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce all accounts in the bill by 1 percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 159-260

 

Vote: Yea


(290) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Rental Assistance Vouchers 
June 10, 2014 - Schock, R-Ill., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to issue tenant-based rental assistance housing vouchers that exceed 120 percent of the fair market rental value.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 210-209

 

Vote: Yea


(291) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - HUD Management and Administration 
June 10, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would decrease by $2 million the amount provided by the bill for HUD-Management and Administration-Executive Offices.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-232

 

Vote: Yea


(292) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - HUD Management Support 
June 10, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would decrease by 4.2 percent the amount provided in the bill for HUD-Management and Administration Administrative Support Offices.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-240

 

Vote: Yea


(293) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Bob Hope Airport Curfew 
June 10, 2014 - Schiff, D-Calif., aamendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to enforce a Federal Aviation Administration prohibition on the attempt by the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., to impose a curfew on flights between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-212

 

Vote: Nay


(294) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Amtrak Routes 
June 10, 2014 - Sessions, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill for Amtrak to operate any route whose operating costs exceed two times its revenues.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-250

 

Vote: Yea


(295) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Official Time Pay 
June 10, 2014 - Gingrey, R-Ga., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to pay a federal employee during any period when that employee is using "official time" to represent a union or its bargaining unit employees.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-254

 

Vote: Yea


(296) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Recommit 
June 10, 2014 - Esty, D-Conn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with provisions that would increase funds for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety enforcement programs by $5,000,000 and decrease funds for the Federal Transit Administration's administrative expenses by the same amount.
Motion rejected 195-227

 

Vote: Nay


(297) - HR 4745: Fiscal 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Passage 
June 10, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would provide $105.5 billion in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies. It would provide $70.2 billion for the Transportation Department, including $15.7 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration, $41 billion for highway programs and $10.5 billion for transit programs. It also would provide $35 billion for HUD, including $19.4 billion for the tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance program.
Passed 229-192

 

Vote: Yea


(298) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Previous Question 
June 11, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 616) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 Agriculture appropriations measure (HR 4800) and for closed consideration of a bill (HR 4453) that would make permanent the reduced recognition period for S corporations built-in gains and another measure (HR 4457) that would give small businesses the ability to deduct up to $500,000 of their equipment costs for a maximum of $2 million worth of property.
Motion agreed to 224-194

 

Vote: Yea


(299) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Rule 
June 11, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 616) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 Agriculture appropriations measure (HR 4800) and for closed consideration of a bill (HR 4453) that would make permanent the reduced recognition period for S corporations built-in gains and another measure (HR 4457) that would give small businesses the ability to deduct up to $500,000 of their equipment costs for a maximum of $2 million worth of property.
Adopted 227-189

 

Vote: Yea


(300) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Agriculture Undersecretaries 
June 11, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $40,000 the amount provided by the bill for the Agriculture Department's undersecretaries and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-243

 

Vote: Yea


(301) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Economic Research Service 
June 11, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would decrease by $7.7 million the amount provided by the bill for the Economic Research Service and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 130-290

 

Vote: Yea


(302) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Foreign Agriculture Service 
June 11, 2014 - Royce, R-Calif., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided by the bill for salaries and expenses of the Foreign Agriculture Service and decrease the amount provided for the Agriculture Marketing Service by $15.5 million.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-198

 

Vote: Nay


(303) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Food Safety and Inspection Service 
June 11, 2014 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would increase by $5.5 million the amount provided by the bill for the Food Safety and Inspection Service and decrease the amount provided for the Farm Service Agency by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-272

 

Vote: Nay


(304) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Emergency Conservation Program 
June 11, 2014 - Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would designate $50 million of the amount provided by the bill for the Farm Service Agency salaries and expenses for use by the Emergency Conservation Program.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 148-276

 

Vote: Nay


(305) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Watershed Rehabilitation Program 
June 11, 2014 - Duncan, R-Tenn., amendment that would decrease by $10 million the amount provided by the bill for the Watershed Rehabilitation Program and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 119-303

 

Vote: Yea


(306) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Watershed Rehabilitation 
June 11, 2014 - Broun, R-Ga., amendment that would eliminate the $25 million provided by the bill for the Watershed Rehabilitation Program and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 62-358

 

Vote: Nay


(307) - HR 4800: Fiscal 2015 Agriculture Appropriations - Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
June 11, 2014 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would decrease by $17.6 million the amount provided by the bill for information technology purchases at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-227

 

Vote: Nay


(308) - HR 4457: Small Business Expensing - Recommit 
June 12, 2014 - Neal, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend through 2015 small business expensing limitations under Section 179 of the tax code.
Motion rejected 180-232

 

Vote: Nay


(309) - HR 4457: Small Business Expensing - Passage 
June 12, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent increased expensing limitations in the tax code that allow small businesses to deduct up to $500,000 of their equipment costs for a maximum of $2 million worth of property.
Passed 272-144

 

Vote: Yea


(310) - HR 4453: S Corporations Charitable Contributions - Recommit 
June 12, 2014 - Neal, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend through 2015 both the reduced recognition period under which S corporations could be taxed for sales of certain assets and a short term adjustment for stock involved in charitable contributions by S corporations.
Motion rejected 188-229

 

Vote: Nay


( 311) - HR 4453: S Corporations Charitable Contributions - Passage 
June 12, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent the reduced recognition period for S corporations under which they could be taxed for sales of certain assets. It would make permanent a tax break for the charitable contributions of S corporations and allow them to qualify for the same tax exemptions that apply to individuals for charitable contributions.
Passed 263-155

 

Vote: Yea


(312) - H Res 617: Boko Haram Condemnation - Adoption 
June 12, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would condemn the killing of 336 people in a Nigerian town by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in May 2014.
Adopted 411-2

 

Vote:  Yea


(313) - HR 3375: PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic - Passage 
June 17, 2014 - Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., as the "PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic."
Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (264 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Motion agreed to 396-0

 

Vote: Yea


(314) - HR 1671: James 'Jim' Kohnen Post Office - Passage 
June 17, 2014 - Meadows, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Dublin, Calif., as the "James 'Jim' Kohnen Post Office."
Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (266 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Motion agreed to 398-0

 

Vote: Yea


(315) - HR 4870, HR3230: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Rule 
June 18, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 628) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 defense appropriations bill (HR 4870) and the Senate amendments to the bill (HR 3230) that would provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during a government shutdown.
Adopted 244-163

 

Vote: Yea


(316) - HR 3230: Veterans Benefits - Motion to Instruct 
June 18, 2014 - Sinema, D-Ariz., motion to instruct conferees to recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the veterans medical services measure.
Motion rejected 198-220.

 

Vote: Nay


(317) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Rule 
June 19, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 629) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and shield nonfinancial companies from some of the rules on derivatives in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul.
Adopted 230-18

 

Vote: Yea


(318) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Counter-Drug Activities 
June 19, 2014 - Gohmert, R-Texas, amendment that would decrease by $36 million the amount provided by the bill for defense-wide operation and maintenance and increase the amount provided by the bill for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities by the same amount.
Rejected 130-292

 

Vote: Nay


(319) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Environmental Restoration 
June 19, 2014 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would increase by $3.4 million the amount provided by the bill for environmental restoration of formerly used defense sites and decrease the amount provided by the bill for Air Force research, development, test and evaluation by the same amount.
Rejected 179-242

 

Vote: Nay


(320) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Missile Silos 
June 19, 2014 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would strike language that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to reduce or decommission intercontinental ballistic missile silos or convert them to a nondeployed status other than warm status.
Rejected 187-233

 

Vote: Nay


(321) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detainees 
June 19, 2014 - Walorski, R-Ind., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to transfer or release detainees who were held or detained by the Defense Department on or after June 24, 2009, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Republic of Yemen.
Adopted 238-179

 

Vote: Yea


(322) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - A-10 Aircraft 
June 19, 2014 - Miller, R-Mich., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to divest, retire, transfer or place in storage any A-10 aircraft, or to disestablish any units of the active or reserve component associated with such aircraft.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 300-114

 

Vote:  Yea


(323) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Detainees Country of Origin 
June 19, 2014 - Cotton, R-Ark., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to release or transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to their country of origin or to any other foreign country.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-184

 

Vote: Yea


(324) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Guantanamo Detainees to United States 
June 19, 2014 - Moran, D-Va., amendment that would strike language barring the use of funds in the bill to transfer detainees at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center to the United Sates or its territories.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-249

 

Vote: Nay


(325) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Combat in Iraq 
June 19, 2014 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for any combat operations in Iraq.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-250

 

Vote: Nay


(326) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Military Force in Iraq 
June 19, 2014 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for any military operations pursuant to the 2002 use of force authorization in Iraq.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-231

 

Vote: Nay


(327) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Surveillance Information 
June 19, 2014 - Massie, R-Ky., amendment that would bar funds in the bill from being used to query metadata collected by the U.S. intelligence community with the personally identifiable information of a U.S. citizen or person legally residing in the country. It also would prohibit funds from being used by the National Security Agency for the practice of "backdoor" surveillance -- requiring or requesting the redesign of a product to facilitate the electronic surveillance of a person who uses it.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 293-123

 

Vote: Yea


(328) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Weapons to Syria 
June 19, 2014 - Fortenberry, R-Neb., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide weapons directly or indirectly to combatants in Syria.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-244

 

Vote: Yea


(329) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Defense Department Excess Personal Property Program 
June 19, 2014 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to transfer military weapons and equipment to local law enforcement agencies through the Defense Department Excess Personal Property Program.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 62-355

 

Vote: Nay


(330) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Military Operations Afghanistan 
June 19, 2014 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for any military operations taken under the 2001 authorization for use of force, which provides the legal basis for combat operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere, after Dec. 31, 2014.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 157-260

 

Vote: Nay


(331) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Contractor Wage Requirements 
June 19, 2014 - Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to award contracts to contractors who have violated certain wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 212-204

 

Vote: Nay


(332) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Afghanistan Combat Operations 
June 20, 2014 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to conduct combat operations in Afghanistan after Dec. 31, 2014.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 153-260

 

Vote: Nay


(333) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Pakistan 
June 20, 2014 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment that would bar funds from being provided to Pakistan..
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 92-320

 

Vote: Nay


(334) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Non-Petroleum Based Fuel 
June 20, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the procurement of any non-petroleum based fuel for use as the same purpose as petroleum.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 205-208

 

Vote: Yea


(335) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Ban on Terrorist Support 
June 20, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar funds in the bill to provide material support or resources to designated terrorist organizations in Iran, Syria, the Palestinian Authority or Iraq.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 280-133

 

Vote: Yea


(336) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Arizona Army Testing Facility 
June 20, 2014 - Franks, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to move or eliminate the Army testing facility at Ft. Huachuca in Arizona.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-248

 

Vote:  Yea


(337) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Recommit 
June 20, 2014 - Bustos, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $5 million the amount provided for Defense-wide operations and maintenance, intended for sexual assault prevention. It would increase by $10 million the amount provided for the Defense Health Program, of which $5 million would be intended for electronic health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs and $5 million for treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It would decrease by $15 million the amount provided for research, development, test and evaluation.
Motion rejected 190-220

 

Vote: Nay


(338) - HR 4870: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations - Passage 
June 20, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would provide $570.4 billion in non-war discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2015. It also would provide $79.4 billion in fiscal 2015 for contingency funds to support operations in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism. The bill would provide $165 billion for operations and maintenance, $91.2 billion for procurement, $63.4 billion for research and development and $128.1 billion for military personnel, including a 1.8 percent pay raise. It also would provide $31.6 billion for the Defense Health Program. As amended, the bill would prohibit funds from being used by the National Security Agency for the practice of "backdoor" surveillance -- requiring or requesting the redesign of a product to facilitate the electronic surveillance of a person who uses it.
Passed 340-73

 

Vote: Yea


(339) - S 1044: D-Day Prayer - Passage 
June 23, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to install a plaque or inscription at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day. It would bar the use of federal funds for the plaque or inscription, but it would allow the Interior department to accept and expend private contributions for its installation.
Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (255 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Motion agreed to 370-12

 

Vote: Yea


(340) - HR 316: Collinsville Dams - Motion to Concur 
June 23, 2014 - Kinzinger, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reinstate hydropower development licenses for the Collinsville Dams and to transfer the licenses to the town of Canton, Conn. FERC would be authorized to extend by up to two years the time allowed for beginning construction of the project.
Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (255 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Motion agreed to 379-3

 

Vote: Yea


(341) - HR 6, HR3301: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports and Pipelines - Previous Question 
June 24, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 636) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6) that would require the Energy Department to decide within 90 days on pending applications for countries to receive liquefied natural gas exports and legislation (HR 3301) that would require future oil and gas pipeline projects and power lines that cross international borders to be reviewed within 120 days of the request for approval.
Motion agreed to 219-184

 

Vote: Yea


(342) - HR 3301, HR6: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports and Pipelines - Rule 
June 24, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 636) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6) that would require the Energy Department to decide within 90 days on pending applications for countries to receive liquefied natural gas exports and a legislation (HR 3301) that would require future oil and gas pipeline projects and power lines that cross international borders to be reviewed within 120 days of the request for approval.
Adopted 221-186.

 

Vote: Yea


(343) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Study on CFTC Entities 
June 24, 2014 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would require a study and report on the size, practice models and assets under management of entities regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as well as those rendered defunct via bankruptcy or obsolescence.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-249

 

Vote: Nay


(344) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Judicial Review 
June 24, 2014 - Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit judicial review of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's determinations of the costs and benefits of its rules and orders.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-242

 

Vote: Nay


(345) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Rules Cost And Benefits 
June 24, 2014 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would add language that would express the sense of Congress acknowledging that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is required by law to consider costs and benefits when promulgating rules and issuing orders, and is held accountable to this requirement by courts.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-239

 

Vote: Nay


(346) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Judicial Appeal 
June 24, 2014 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would limit a consumer's judicial appeal of Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia or the United States District Court for their district.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-233

 

Vote: Nay


(347) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Registered Investment Companies 
June 24, 2014 - Garrett, R-N.J., amendment that would exempt investment companies currently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission from duplicative registration requirements with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 252-158

 

Vote: Yea


(348) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Recommit 
June 24, 2014 - Kuster, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require an investigation and report on the number of swap and security-based swap market participants that have moved their headquarters or operations out of the U.S. to avoid compliance with swaps requirements. It would urge the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use its authority to curb excessive speculation and price distortion for energy swaps and commodities.
Motion rejected 191-220

 

Vote: Nay


(349) - HR 4413: CFTC Reauthorization - Passage 
June 24, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through 2018 and would largely exempt end users, or nonfinancial companies that use derivatives to hedge risks from tough rules on derivatives under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank.
Passed 265-144

 

Vote: Yea


(350) - HR 3301: Trans-National Pipelines - Environment Permit Review 
June 24, 2014 - Pallone, D-N.J., amendment that would require the entire pipeline, and not solely the cross-border segments, to be subject to review under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-233

 

Vote: Nay


(351) - HR 3301: Trans-National Pipelines - Pending Permit Application 
June 24, 2014 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would exclude any project with a pending permit application from the approval requirements in the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-240

 

Vote: Nay


(352) - HR 3301: Trans-National Pipelines - Minor Modifications 
June 24, 2014 - Welch, D-Vt., amendment that would require only minor modifications and changes in ownership to be exempt from environmental requirements.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-234

 

Vote: Nay


(353) - HR 3301: Trans-National Pipelines - Recommit 
June 24, 2014 - Schneider, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar the secretary of State from approving the pipeline if a spill would contaminate drinking water in the Great Lakes or if the owner or operator of the pipeline has been responsible for previous spills.
Motion rejected 185-227

 

Vote: Nay


(354) - HR 3301: Trans-National Pipelines - Passage 
June 24, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would require future oil and gas pipeline projects and power lines that cross international borders to be reviewed by the State or Energy secretary within 120 days of the environmental review, unless the agency finds the project is not in the public interest of the United States. It would eliminate the current system created by executive orders under which a presidential permit must be issued.
Passed 238-173

 

Vote: Yea


(355) - HR 4899, HR4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations and Offshore Oil Revenue - Previous Question 
June 25, 2014 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 641) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 Energy-Water appropriations bill (HR 4923) and a bill (HR 4899) that would double the cap for offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to $1 billion, and require at least 25 percent of eligible federal land be made available each year to lease for oil and gas exploration.
Motion agreed to 238-180

 

Vote: Yea


(356) - HR 4923, HR4899: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations and Offshore Oil Revenue - Rule 
June 25, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 641) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 Energy-Water appropriations bill (HR 4923) and a bill (HR 4899) that would double the cap for offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to $1 billion, and require at least 25 percent of eligible federal land be made available each year to lease for oil and gas exploration.
Adopted 228-189

 

Vote: Yea


(357) - HR 6: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Eminent Domain 
June 25, 2014 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would require applicants to disclose any intention to use eminent domain for any construction necessary for liquefied natural gas exports.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-221

 

Vote: Nay


(358) - HR 6: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Recommit 
June 25, 2014 - Garamendi, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar the Energy Department from granting authorization for applicants to export natural gas if the export would increase the price of natural gas, electricity or home heating for seniors on fixed incomes. It would bar authorization if the gas would be exported to any nation that is a state sponsor of terrorism or any nation or corporation that illegally obtains military technology or intellectual property through cyber attacks.
Motion rejected 192-225

 

Vote: Nay


(359) - HR 6: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Passage 
June 25, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would require the Energy Department to expedite decisions on applications to export liquefied natural gas. As amended, it would require that a decision on pending applications be made within 30 days of the bill's enactment or the close of the application's public comment period, whichever is later. It would require that all applications publicly disclose the specific nation or nations that would receive the proposed export of liquefied natural gas.
Passed 266-150

 

Vote: Yea


(360) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Lease Sales 
June 26, 2014 - Wittman, R-Va., amendment that would allow the Interior secretary to add a lease sale area to a finalized 5-year oil and gas leasing plan, as long as all of the National Environmental Policy Act requirements have been met on that specific area.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 244-172

 

Vote: Yea


(361) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning 
June 26, 2014 - Lowenthal, D-Calif., amendment that would strike language which would prohibit the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement from coordinating coastal and marine spatial planning under the national ocean policy.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-232

 

Vote: Nay


(362) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Federal Register Notifications 
June 26, 2014 - Capps, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Interior secretary to notify all relevant state and local regulatory agencies and publish a notice in the Federal Register within 30 days after receiving any application for a permit that would allow the conduct of any offshore oil and gas well stimulation activities.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-227

 

Vote: Nay


(363) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Legal Action 
June 26, 2014 - Deutch, D-Fla., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would give legal action involving an oil and gas leasing decision precedence over all other pending matters before a federal district court.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-223

 

Vote: Nay


(364) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Drilling Contract Royalties 
June 26, 2014 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would require companies holding leases, which allow them to drill on public lands offshore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued under the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-229

 

Vote: Nay


(365) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Public Comments 
June 26, 2014 - Bishop, R-Utah, amendment that would bar the Interior secretary from canceling, deferring or withdrawing any lease previously announced to be auctioned based on public comments received by the department after the public comment period has expired.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-173

 

Vote: Yea


(366) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Limiting Speculation 
June 26, 2014 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would authorize $10 million of the revenue generated by the bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use existing authority to limit speculation in energy markets.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-223

 

Vote: Nay


(367) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Recommit 
June 26, 2014 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require that leases issued under the bill include a clause specifying that oil and natural gas produced under the lease may only be exported if the Interior secretary determines that the exports will not increase the price of gasoline or home heating oil for U.S. consumers. It would require the Interior Department to adhere to timelines for permitting and notify reasons of permit denial only if the applicant agrees not to claim the domestic production activities tax deduction.
Motion rejected 177-235

 

Vote: Nay


(368) - HR 4899: Oil and Gas Exploration - Passage 
June 26, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would establish a five-year program for oil and gas leasing. The bill would double the cap for offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to $1 billion and require at least 25 percent of eligible federal land be made available each year to lease for oil and gas exploration. Under the bill, the Interior Department would be required to make available for oil and gas exploration and development at least 50 percent of the unleased coastal areas that have the most potential for energy production.
Passed 229-185

 

Vote: Yea

 

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