Vote History

July 2014 Vote History

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(369) - HR 4263: Social Media Working Group - Passage 
July 08, 2014 - Brooks, R-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a social media working group within the Homeland Security Department to provide guidance and recommendations to the first-responder community on the usage of social media before, during and after terrorist attacks or other emergencies. The group would be required to provide such guidance and recommendations within 90 days of the bill's enactment, and then twice a year thereafter, either in person or through virtual means. Motion agreed to 375-19.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (263 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(370) - HR 4289: Interoperable Communications - Passage 
July 08, 2014 - Brooks, R-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to devise a strategy to improve radio and other communications among the department's agencies and make the undersecretary for management responsible for interoperable communications. It would define interoperable communications as the ability of department components to communicate, including through voice, data and video for daily operations, planned events and emergencies. Motion agreed to 393-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (262 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(371) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Mississippi River Flood Damage 
July 09, 2014 - McAllister, R-La., amendment that would increase by $47 million the amount provided in the bill for flood damage reduction projects and related efforts in the Mississippi River alluvial valley and reduce by $127 million the amount provided for Energy Department energy efficiency and renewable energy activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 132-284.

Vote: Nay


(372) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund 
July 09, 2014 - Hahn, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $57.6 million the amount provided in the bill for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and decrease by $73.3 million the amount provided for Energy Department nuclear energy activities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 281-137.

Vote: Nay


(373) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Army Corps Expenses 
July 09, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would decrease by $4 million the amount provided in the bill for Army Corps of Engineers expenses and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 104-316.

Vote: Yea


(374) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup 
July 09, 2014 - Wenstrup, R-Ohio, amendment that would increase by $15 million the amount provided for non-defense environmental cleanup activities and decrease by $10.4 million the amount provided in the bill for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities. It also would decrease by $8.5 million the amount provided for Energy Department departmental administration activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 112-309.

Vote: Nay


(375) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Renewable Energy 
July 09, 2014 - Swalwell, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $111.6 million the amount provided in the bill for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities and decrease by $161.9 million the amount provided for fossil energy research and development. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-245.

Vote: Nay


(376) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency 
July 09, 2014 - Byrne, R-Ala., amendment that would eliminate the $1.8 billion provided in the bill for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 110-310.

 


(377) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Fossil Research 
July 09, 2014 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would decrease by $3.1 billion the amount provided in the bill for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities, Energy Department nuclear energy activities and fossil energy research and development collectively and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 97-321.

Vote: Yea


(378) - HR 803: Workforce Investment Reauthorization - Motion to Concur 
July 09, 2014 - Kline, R-Minn., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would overhaul and reauthorize workforce training programs and make changes in the makeup of advisory boards. It also would set out specific authorized appropriations, which would increase annually, for each program through fiscal 2020. The measure would eliminate 15 workforce training programs and reduce the size of state and local workforce boards. It would allow certain jobseekers to receive more intensive levels of training without first undergoing basic services. The bill also would limit the eligibility of under-performing Job Corps in competitions for contract renewals. In addition, it would require increased data collection and publication on the programs. Motion agreed to 415-6.

Vote: Yea


(379) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Activities 
July 10, 2014 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would decrease by $121.4 million the amount provided in the bill collectively for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities, nuclear energy activities, fossil energy research and development, departmental administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission salaries and expenses within the Energy Department and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 129-290.

Vote: Yea


(380) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 
July 10, 2014 - Bonamici, D-Ore., amendment that would increase by $9 million the amount provided in the bill for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities and decrease the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses by the same amount. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 221-199.

Vote: Nay


(381) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Fossil Energy Research and Development 
July 10, 2014 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment that would decrease by $30.9 million the amount provided by the bill for fossil energy research and development and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-235.

Vote: Yea


(382) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Nuclear Waste Disposal 
July 10, 2014 - Titus, D-Nev., amendment that would eliminate the $150 million provided in the bill for nuclear waste disposal and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 75-344.

Vote: Nay


(383) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Advanced Research Projects 
July 10, 2014 - Schiff, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $20 million the amount provided in the bill for the Energy Department's advanced research projects and decrease the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses by the same amount. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 216-205.

Vote: Nay


(384) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons 
July 10, 2014 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would decrease by $7.6 million the amount provided by the bill for atomic energy defense weapons activities at the National Nuclear Security Administration and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-239.

Vote: Nay


(385) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Denali Commission 
July 10, 2014 - Chabot, R-Ohio, amendment that would eliminate the $10 million provided in the bill for the Denali Commission and transfer the savings to the bill's spending reduction account. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-243.

Vote: Yea


(386) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Yucca Mountain 
July 10, 2014 - Titus, D-Nev., amendment that would strike language that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to close Yucca Mountain. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 96-326.

Vote: Nay


(387) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Offshore Incorporation 
July 10, 2014 - DeLauro, D-Conn., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for awarding contracts to corporations chartered or incorporated in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands that were previously incorporated in the United States. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 221-200.

Vote: Nay


(388) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Davis-Bacon Wage Requirements 
July 10, 2014 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-239.

Vote: Yea


(389) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Cost of Carbon 
July 10, 2014 - Lankford, R-Okla., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to prepare, propose, or implement any regulation that references or relies on an analysis by the Interagency Working Group on Social Costs of Carbon titled "The Social Cost of Carbon." Adopted in Committee of the Whole 227-191.

Vote: Yea


(390) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Liquefied Natural Gas Exports 
July 10, 2014 - Cassidy, R-La., amendment that would bar the Energy Department from using funds provided in the bill to use findings in the report "Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States" to make public interest determinations on the exportation of liquefied natural gas. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-187.

Vote: Yea


(391) - HR 4718, HR5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Previous Question 
July 10, 2014 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 661) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 Financial Services spending bill (HR 5016) and a bill (HR 4718) that would modify and make permanent the 50 percent bonus depreciation tax credit for businesses that place new property in service. Motion agreed to 229-192.

Vote: Yea


 (392) - HR 5016, HR4718: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Rule 
July 10, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 661) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2015 Financial Services spending bill (HR 5016) and a measure (HR 4718) that would modify and make permanent the 50 percent bonus depreciation tax credit for businesses that place new property in service. Adopted 234-188.

Vote: Yea


 (393) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Light Bulbs 
July 10, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to implement or enforce energy efficiency standards regarding incandescent light bulbs and other incandescent light sources. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-193.

Vote: Yea


(394) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Agricultural Exemptions 
July 10, 2014 - LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill to regulate agricultural activities identified in Clean Water Act or to regulate agricultural exemptions granted in the law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-182.

Vote: Yea


(395) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Energy Department Loan Program 
July 10, 2014 - Stockman, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for the Energy Department Loan Program Office. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-282.

Vote: Nay


(396) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Off-Shore Drilling Permits 
July 10, 2014 - Stockman, R-Texas, amendment that would bar the Energy Department from using funds provided in the bill to block off-shore drilling permits. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-204.

Vote: Yea


(397) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Climate Change 
July 10, 2014 - McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for certain assessments on climate change. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 229-188.

Vote: Yea


(398) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - One Percent Reduction 
July 10, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce all accounts in the bill by 1 percent. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 150-271.

Vote: Yea


(399) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Climate Model Development 
July 10, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for the Energy Department's Climate Model Development and Validation program. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 226-194.

Vote: Yea


(400) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Spending Reduction 
July 10, 2014 - Hudson, R-N.C., amendment that would reduce by 7.5 percent all accounts in the bill except the Nuclear Security Administration, defense activities and the Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 131-289.

Vote: Nay


(401) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Recommit 
July 10, 2014 - Enyart, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided in the bill for the Army Corps of Engineers construction activities, specifically for water restoration projects, flood control and the development of navigation and ports. It would increase by $10 million the amount provided in the bill for the Energy Department's energy efficiency and renewable energy account and decrease by $20 million the amount provided for Energy Department salaries and expenses. Motion rejected 188-231.

Vote: Nay


(402) - HR 4923: Fiscal 2015 Energy-Water Appropriations - Passage 
July 10, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would provide $34.0 billion in fiscal 2015 to fund the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several regional water and power authorities. It would provide $27.3 billion for the Energy Department, of which $11.4 billion would be designated for the National Nuclear Security Administration. It also would provide $5.6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $1 billion for the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. Passed 253-170.

Vote: Yea


(403) - HR 4718: Bonus Depreciation and Tax Extenders - Recommit 
July 11, 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 prohibit inverted domestic corporations formed after May 8, 2014 from using special bonus depreciation rules. It would exempt such corporations that do a substantial amount of their business in its country of incorporation. Motion rejected 191-229.

Vote: Nay


(404) - HR 4718: Bonus Depreciation and Tax Extenders - Passage 
July 11, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent the 50 percent bonus depreciation rules for businesses that place new property in service in a tax year. It would allow businesses to deduct from their taxes 50 percent of the adjusted basis of the value of that qualified property, in addition to amounts that they could otherwise claim under depreciation rules. It would allow bonus depreciation against both the regular tax system and the alternative minimum tax. It also would adjust for inflation the formula for depreciating certain passenger automobiles and would make permanent the special rule for the allocation of bonus depreciation to a long-term contract. Passed 258-160.

Vote: Yea


(405) - HR 4195: Federal Register Publishing Requirements - Passage 
July 14, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the requirement for printed copies of the Federal Register and instead require it to be published, i.e. circulated or distributed. Motion agreed to 386-0.

Vote: Yea


(406) - HR 5029: International Science and Technology Programs - Passage 
July 14, 2014 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the establishment of an entity to coordinate international science and technology programs conducted by the U.S. government. It would be tasked with soliciting input and recommendations from academia, scientific and professional societies and industry and identifying broad issues that influence the ability of U.S. scientists and engineers to collaborate with foreign counterparts. Motion agreed to 346-41.

Vote: Yea


(407) - HR 5021: Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization - Previous Question 
July 15, 2014 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 669) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5021) that would extend the authority for the Highway Trust Fund through May 31, 2015. Motion agreed to 228-192.

Vote: Yea


(408) - HR 5021: Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization - Rule 
July 15, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 669) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5021) that would extend the authority for the Highway Trust Fund through May 31, 2015. Adopted 231-186.

Vote: Yea


(409) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - IRS Taxpayer Services 
July 15, 2014 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would decrease by $200,000 the amount provided in the bill for salaries and expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and increase funding for taxpayer services at the IRS by $100,000. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 161-258.

Vote: Nay


(410) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - IRS Enforcement 
July 15, 2014 - Roskam, R-Ill., amendment that would increase by $10 million the amount provided by the bill for spending on taxpayer services at the IRS and decrease the amount provided for tax enforcement activities at the IRS by the same amount. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 338-80.

Vote: Yea


(411) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - CFPB Funding 
July 15, 2014 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would strike language in the bill that would repeal the independent funding process for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul law known as Dodd-Frank. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-244.

Vote: Nay


(412) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - SEC Salaries and Expenses 
July 15, 2014 - Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $300 million the amount provided by the bill for salaries and expenses of the Securities and Exchange Commission and increase the amount available for offsetting collections by the same amount. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-235.

Vote: Nay


(413) - HR 5021: Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization - Recommit 
July 15, 2014 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the authority for the Highway Trust Fund through December 2014, rather than May 2015. Motion rejected 193-227.

Vote: Nay


(414) - HR 5021: Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization - Passage 
July 15, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize the federal-aid highway and transit programs for eight months, through May 31, 2015, and transfer $10.8 billion in other federal funds to the Highway Trust Fund to cover projected trust fund shortfalls. The bill includes provisions that would effectively offset the cost of the transfer from the general fund of the Treasury, through an extension of customs fees and "pension smoothing" provisions. It would authorize $26.8 billion in highway and highway safety obligations; $293 million in contract authority for administrative expenses of the federal-aid highway program; $454 million for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration programs and $415 million for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and $5.7 billion for mass transit formula grants, $1.3 billion for capital investment grants and $44 million for bus and bus facilities grants. Passed 367-55: R 181-45.

Vote: Yea


(415) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Marijuana-Related Businesses 
July 16, 2014 - Fleming, R-La., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement guidance to financial institutions on providing services to marijuana-related businesses. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-236.

Vote: Yea


(416) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - IRS Bonuses 
July 16, 2014 - Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to award bonuses to members of the Internal Revenue Service senior executive service. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 282-138.

Vote: Yea


(417) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Wages Under Government Pay Scale 
July 16, 2014 - Grayson, D-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to pay an individual at an Office of Personnel Management service scale rate of less than $10.10 per hour. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-230.

Vote: Nay


(418) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Marijuana Financial Penalties 
July 16, 2014 - Heck, D-Wash., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to penalize a financial institution for providing financial services to an entity solely because it is a manufacturer, producer or person that participates in any business or organized activity that involves handling marijuana or marijuana products and engages in such activity pursuant to state or local law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 231-192.

Vote: Nay


(419) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - IRS Records 
July 16, 2014 - DeSantis, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the IRS to create machine-readable materials that are not subject to safeguards to protect against the removal or loss of records. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 351-71.

Vote: Yea


(420) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - IRS Conferences 
July 16, 2014 - DeSantis, R-Fla., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for IRS conferences. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 264-157.

Vote: Yea


(421) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - One Percent Reduction 
July 16, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would decrease by 1 percent all accounts in the bill except for the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Fiscal Service, salaries and expenses for federal courts, payments to judiciary retirement funds and the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 168-256.

Vote: Yea


(422) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Hardest Hit Fund Program 
July 16, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to provide funds from the Hardest Hit Fund program for any state or local government for pension obligations. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-184.

Vote: Yea


(423) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Municipal Broadband Internet Access 
July 16, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Federal Communications Commission to prevent states from implementing state laws regarding municipal broadband internet access. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-200.

Vote: Yea


(424) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Voluntary Recall Notices 
July 16, 2014 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to finalize, implement or enforce the proposed rule on voluntary remedial actions and guidelines for recall notices. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 229-194.

Vote: Yea


(425) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - D.C. Gun Laws 
July 16, 2014 - Massie, R-Ky., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill by the District of Columbia to enforce the provisions of certain D.C. laws regarding handguns and gun locks. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 241-181.

Vote: Yea


(426) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Recommit 
July 16, 2014 - Nolan, D-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back with an amendment that would increase by $5 million the amount provided in the bill for Consumer Product Safety Commission salaries and expenses and increase by $5 million the amount provided for entrepreneurial development programs within the Small Business Administration. It also would decrease the General Services Administration's Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Fund's rental account by $10 million. Motion rejected 198-225.

Vote: Nay


(427) - HR 5016: Fiscal 2015 Financial Services Appropriations - Passage 
July 16, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would provide $20 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Treasury Department; the Office of Personnel Management and other agencies and the District of Columbia. The bill would provide $12.3 billion for the Treasury Department, of which $11 billion is for the IRS including $3.8 billion for enforcement. It would provide $1.4 billion for the Securities and Exchange Commission; $21.1 billion for the Office of Personnel Management and $7.1 billion for the operation of the federal court system. It also would provide $637 million in federal payments for the District of Columbia government. Passed 228-195.

Vote: Yea


(428) - HR 4719: Charitable Giving Tax Rules - Previous Question 
July 17, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 670) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving. Motion agreed to 226-186.

Vote: Yea


(429) - HR 4719: Charitable Giving Tax Rules - Rule 
July 17, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 670) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving. Adopted 230-183.

Vote: Yea


(430) - HR 3230: Veterans Benefits - Motion to Instruct 
July 17, 2014 - Gallego, D-Texas, motion to instruct conferees to agree to Senate provisions in the veterans medical services measure that would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into leases for the creation, expansion or replacement of VA medical facilities at 26 specified locations around the nation. Motion rejected 201-213.

Vote: Nay


(431) - HR 4719: Charitable Giving Tax Rules - Recommit 
July 17, 2014 - Van Hollen, D-Md., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the tax provisions for two years, through December 2015. It also would bar the application of the tax benefits in the bill to inverted domestic corporations. Motion rejected 185-227.

Vote: Nay


(432) - HR 4719: Charitable Giving Tax Rules - Passage 
July 17, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent a credit for corporations and small businesses that donate their food inventory and the rule allowing certain tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts for charitable purposes. It would make permanent the increased amounts that taxpayers may deduct for the fair market value of contributing qualified real property for conservation purposes and reduce the excise tax rate on the net investment income of private foundations to 1 percent. It also would repeal the alternative rules that reduce the excise tax rate when qualifying charitable distributions exceed average historical levels. It would allow individuals that make charitable contributions after the close of the tax year through April 15, to elect to treat the contribution as having been made in the preceding tax year. Passed 277-130.

Vote: Yea


(433) - HR 4450: Travel Promotion Fees - Passage 
July 22, 2014 - Terry, R-Neb., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend through fiscal 2020 the authority of the Corporation for Travel Promotion to collect fees on foreign visitors to the United States, which are used to fund both its activities and operations of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Motion agreed to 347-57.

Vote: Yea


(434) - HR 4411: Hezbollah International Financing - Passage 
July 22, 2014 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Treasury secretary, in concurrence with the secretary of State, to impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate transactions or engage in money laundering on behalf of Hezbollah or its agents. Motion agreed to 404-0.

Vote: Yea


(435) - HR 1022: Energy Critical Elements - Passage 
July 22, 2014 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $25 million annually for fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2019 to create an Energy Department program to ensure a long-term, secure and sustainable supply of mineral elements that are critical to satisfy the national security, economic well-being and industrial production needs of the United States. It would require the department to support new or significantly improved processes and technologies for the extraction, use and recycling of critical elements and to identify and test alternative materials that may be substituted for these elements. Motion rejected 260-143.

Vote: Nay


(436) - HR 3230: Veterans Benefits - Motion to Instruct 
July 22, 2014 - Barber, D-Ariz., motion to instruct House conferees to recede from the House amendment and agree to Senate provisions that would expand the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Frye Scholarship as it applies to surviving spouses. Motion rejected 191-207.

Vote: Nay


(437) - HR 4984, HR3136: Student Loan Counseling and Competency-Based Learning - Previous Question 
July 23, 2014 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 677) that would provide for House floor consideration of two higher education bills, one (HR 4984) that would change financial counseling requirements for federal student aid recipients and another (HR 3136) that would establish up to 20 competency-based education demonstration projects eligible for federal student aid.
Motion agreed to 224-190.

Vote: Yea


(438) - HR 3136, HR4984: Student Loan Counseling and Competency-Based Learning - Rule 
July 23, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 677) that would provide for House floor consideration of two higher education bills, one (HR 4984) that would change financial counseling requirements for federal student aid recipients and another (HR 3136) that would establish up to 20 competency-based education demonstration projects eligible for federal student aid. Adopted 230-185.

Vote: Yea


(439) - HR 3136: Competency-Based Education - Dual- Enrollment Programs 
July 23, 2014 - Gowdy, R-S.C., amendment that would make institutions of higher education that offer dual-enrollment programs eligible to participate in competency-based education demonstration projects. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 413-0.

Vote: Yea


(440) - HR 3136: Competency-Based Education - Recommit 
July 23, 2014 - Tierney, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would establish a program to provide rebates to student loan borrowers equal to the amount they would save if the loan was refinanced at the rates offered during the 2013-2014 academic year. Motion rejected 194-221.

Vote: Nay


(441) - HR 3136: Competency-Based Education - Passage 
July 23, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would authorize the Education Department to establish up to 30 competency-based education demonstration projects, which would allow students to earn credits for information mastered as opposed to instructional time. It would allow participating students to receive federal aid and allow the department to waive any Higher Education Act requirements that inhibit the operation of competency-based education programs. Passed 414-0.

Vote: Yea


(442) - HR 3393, HR4935: Child and Higher Education Tax Credits - Previous Question 
July 24, 2014 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment on) the rule (H Res 680) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4935) that would make permanent a modified child tax credit to eliminate the credit's "marriage penalty" and legislation (HR 3393) that would modify and make permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit for tuition and higher-education expenses. Motion agreed to 226-191.

Vote: Yea


(443) - HR 4935, HR3393: Child and Higher Education Tax Credits - Rule 
July 24, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 680) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 4935) that would make permanent a modified child tax credit to eliminate the credit's "marriage penalty" and legislation (HR 3393) that would modify and make permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit for tuition and higher-education expenses. Adopted 226-189.

Vote: Yea


(444) - HR 4984: Student Loan Counseling - Financial Literacy and Education Commission 
July 24, 2014 - Kilmer, D-Wash., amendment that would require that students receiving Pell Grants be informed of the financial management resources provided by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 404-14.

Vote: Yea


(445) - HR 4984: Student Loan Counseling - Recommit 
July 24, 2014 - Tierney, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require student loan exit counseling to include information for borrowers on the anticipated monthly payment amount for each loan under a standard repayment plan if the loan were refinanced at an interest rate 2 percent lower than the rate at which it was issued. Motion rejected 193-220.

Vote: Nay


(446) - HR 4984: Student Loan Counseling - Passage 
July 24, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would change financial counseling requirements for recipients of federal student aid. It would require annual counseling for borrowers (including parents) and students' written consent each year before receiving federal loans. It also would require that Pell Grant recipients receive counseling each year and that student and parent borrowers receive information on how to budget for typical education expenses and on their right to annually request a disclosure of the information that has been collected on them by consumer reporting agencies. Passed 405-11.

Vote: Yea


(447) - HR 5111: Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tipline - Passage 
July 24, 2014 - Walberg, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act to include "child sex trafficking, including child prostitution," on the list of issues that can be reported to a cyber tipline run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Motion agreed to 409-0.

Vote: Yea


(448) - HR 3393: Higher Education Tax Credits - Recommit 
July 24, 2014 - Sinema, 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 the Treasury secretary to publish in education tax credit materials the difference between monthly payment amounts for higher education loans financed with current interest rates and ones financed with a rate two percentage points lower. Motion rejected 195-219.

Vote: Nay


(449) - HR 3393: Higher Education Tax Credits - Passage 
July 24, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would modify and make permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit for tuition and higher-education expenses. It would eliminate the "above the line" higher-education tax deduction for qualified tuition and repeal the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. Passed 227-187.

Vote: Yea


(450) - HR 3230: Veterans Benefits - Motion to Instruct 
July 24, 2014 - Peters, D-Calif., motion to instruct House conferees to recede from the House amendment and agree to Senate provisions that would approve in-state tuition for active military service members and veterans through the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program and the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program and to concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances. Motion rejected 205-207.

Vote: Nay


(451) - HR 4935: Child Tax Credit Expansion - Passage 
July 25, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent a modified child tax credit that would eliminate the credit's "marriage penalty" by increasing the income threshold to $150,000 for joint returns. It also would index for inflation both the $1,000 tax credit and its income phaseout thresholds. Passed 237-173.

Vote: Yea


(452) - H Con Res 105: U.S. Military Forces in Iraq - Adoption 
July 25, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would bar the president from deploying or maintaining U.S. armed forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq unless Congress specifically authorizes such activities. Adopted 370-40.

Vote: Yea


(453) - HR 3230: Veterans Benefits - Motion to Instruct 
July 25, 2014 - Brownley, D-Calif., motion to instruct House conferees to recede from disagreement with provisions in the Senate amendment relating to health care regarding sexual trauma and to concur in the Senate amendment in all other instances. Motion agreed to 213-193.

Vote: Nay


(454) - HR 5081: Human Trafficking Assessments - Passage 
July 25, 2014 - Heck, R-Nev., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require that state plans for federal grants for child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs include elements focused on human trafficking. It would require procedures to assess reports involving children who are victims of sex trafficking, for training state protective services employees to identify and assess such children and to ensure that they are referred to the appropriate services to address their needs. Motion agreed to 399-0.

Vote: Yea


(455) - HR 935: Pesticide Regulation - Passage 
July 28, 2014 - Gibbs, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prohibit the EPA or a state government from requiring a permit to use pesticides near navigable waters if they are authorized for sale, use or distribution under federal pesticide control law.
Motion rejected 253-148.

Vote: Yea


(456) - HR 3202: TWIC Assessment - Passage 
July 28, 2014 - Miller, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to assess the effectiveness of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program and implement any corrective actions needed to improve the program. It would require an evaluation of the known or likely security risks and the extent to which deficiencies identified have been addressed. It also would require the evaluation to include a cost-benefit analysis of the program. Motion agreed to 400-0.

Vote: Yea


(457) - HR 3107: Cybersecurity Workforce - Passage 
July 28, 2014 - Meehan, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require an assessment of the cybersecurity workforce, including hiring and training practices for contract workers. It would establish job classifications for cybersecurity positions and would require contract workers to receive security training. It also would require the Homeland Security Department to report on the use of special hiring authorities to fill cyber-positions with contractors. Motion agreed to 395-8.

Vote: Yea


(458) - HR 4315: Endangered Species Designations - Previous Question 
July 29, 2014 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 693) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would require the Interior and Commerce departments to make publicly available online the data used to make the determination to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and to make that data available to states before making such a determination. Motion agreed to 224-192.

Vote: Yea


(459) - HR 4315: Endangered Species Designations - Rule 
July 29, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 693) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would require the Interior and Commerce departments to make publicly available online the data used to make the determination to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and to make that data available to states before making such a determination. Adopted 225-192.

Vote: Yea


(460) - HR 4315: Endangered Species Designations - Interior Department Data 
July 29, 2014 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would exclude from the term "best available science" data, studies or surveys published solely in internal Interior Department publications.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-227.

Vote: Nay


(461) - HR 4315: Endangered Species Designations - Scientific and Commercial Data 
July 29, 2014 - Holt, D-N.J., amendment that would remove a requirement that data submitted by state, county or tribal governments be considered the "best scientific and commercial data available." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 204-215.

Vote: Nay


(462) - HR 4315: Endangered Species Designations - Recommit 
July 29, 2014 - Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House National Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the Interior secretary to consult with affected Indian tribes to ensure that federal agreements and treaties regarding Indian tribes are upheld when carrying out the bill. Motion rejected 197-225.

Vote: Nay


(463) - HR 4315: Endangered Species Designations - Passage 
July 29, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would require the Interior and Commerce departments to make publicly available online the data used as the basis for making a determination to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and to make that data available to states before making such a determination. The measure includes text of three other bills, one (HR 4316) which would require the public disclosure of litigation fees for lawsuits related to the Endangered Species Act, another measure (HR 4317) that would require that the evidence used to make endangered species determinations includes data provided by state, local and tribal governments and legislation (HR 4318) which would limit the awarding of attorneys' fees when litigants prevail in suing the federal government under laws regarding endangered species. Passed 233-190.

Vote: Yea


(464) - HR 4809: Defense Production - Passage 
July 29, 2014 - Campbell, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $133 million annually through fiscal 2019 for the Defense Production Act.
Motion agreed to 386-32.

Vote: Yea


(465) - H Res 676, HR935: Litigation Against President and Pesticide Regulations - Previous Question 
July 30, 2014 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 694) that would provide for House floor consideration of two measures, one (H Res 676) that would give authority to the speaker of the House to initiate litigation for actions by the president or other executive branch officials that are inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution and another (HR 935) that would change pesticide regulations. Motion agreed to 227-195.

Vote: Yea


(466) - H Res 676, HR935: Litigation Against President and Pesticide Regulations - Rule 
July 30, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 694) that would provide for House floor consideration of two measures, one (H Res 676) that would give authority to the speaker of the House to initiate litigation for actions by the president or other executive branch officials that are inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution and another (HR 935) that would change pesticide regulations. Adopted 227-196.

Vote: Yea


(467) - HR 3230: Veterans Benefits - Conference Report 
July 30, 2014 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the conference report on the bill that would authorize $10 billion in emergency spending for care at non-Veterans Affairs facilities and allow veterans to obtain health care at such facilities if they live more than 40 miles from a VA clinic or can't get an appointment at a VA clinic within 30 days. It would provide $5 billion for expedited authority to hire more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals and would authorize leases for the opening of 27 new VA health facilities. It also would authorize the VA secretary to fire or demote VA Senior Executive Service employees based on their performance or misconduct, providing for a limited appeals process during which the employee would not be paid. Motion agreed to 420-5.

Vote: Yea


(468) - H Res 676: Litigation Against President - Adoption 
July 30, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would authorize the speaker of the House to file a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of the House against the president and other administration officials for failing "to act in a manner consistent with that official's duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States" to implement provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul or related laws. Adopted 225-201.

Vote: Yea


(469)- HR 935: Pesticide Regulations - Recommit 
July 31, 2014 - Capps, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would maintain stricter regulations for pesticides that are known or suspected to be carcinogens that harm children or are used in areas with higher rates of cancer. Motion rejected 195-233.

Vote: Nay


(470) - HR 935: Pesticide Regulations - Passage 
July 31, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA or a state government from requiring a permit to use pesticides near navigable waters if they are authorized for sale, use or distribution under federal pesticide control law. Passed 267-161.

Vote: Yea


(471) - HR 5021, HR5272, HR5230: Border Funding, Immigrant Deportations and Highway Spending - Previous Question 
July 31, 2014 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 696) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 5230) that would provide $659 million in supplemental funding for the surge of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border; a measure (HR 5272) that would prohibit the federal government from deferring the deportation of certain immigrants; and a motion to disagree with the Senate's amendment to a bill (HR 5021) that would keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May. Motion agreed to 226-198.

Vote: Yea


(472) - HR 5230, HR5021, HR5272: Border Funding, Immigrant Deportations and Highway Spending - Rule 
July 31, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 696) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 5230) that would provide $659 million in supplemental appropriations for the surge of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border; a measure (HR 5272) that would prohibit the federal government from deferring the deportation of certain immigrants; and a motion to disagree with the Senate's amendment to a bill (HR 5021) that would keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May. Adopted 220-205.

Vote: Yea


(473) - HR 5021: Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization - Motion to Disagree 
July 31, 2014 - Shuster, R-Pa., motion to disagree to the Senate amendments to the Highway Trust Fund reauthorization bill that would extend federal-aid highway and transit programs through Dec. 19, 2014, and transfer roughly $8 billion in other federal funds to the Highway Trust Fund. It would offset costs by extending customs fees and boosting tax compliance, including requiring additional information on tax returns relating to mortgage interest, penalizing those who file for child tax credits without meeting certain requirements and increasing levies on tax delinquent Medicare service providers. Motion agreed to 272-150.

Vote: Yea


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