Vote History

September 2014 Vote History

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Washington, September 1, 2014 | comments

(481) - HR 5089: Sgt. First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office - Passage 
September 08, 2014 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Mulberry, Florida, as the "Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office." Motion agreed to 401-0.

Vote: Yea


(482) - HR 5019: Spc. Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office - Passage 
September 08, 2014 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Rochester, New York, as the "Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office". Motion agreed to 399-0.

Vote: Yea


(483) - HR 4283: Smith Gulch Lodge Repairs - Passage 
September 08, 2014 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to allow the use of motorized and other equipment to repair or replace certain facilities and structures at the lodge at Smith Gulch in Idaho. Motion agreed to 398-1.

Vote: Yea


(484) - H Res 644, HR5078: Detainee Exchange and Water Regulation - Rule 
September 09, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 715) that would provide for House floor consideration of a resolution (H Res 644) that would condemn the Obama administration for failing to provide Congress with 30 days advance notice before agreeing with the Taliban to release five Guantanamo detainees in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and a bill (HR 5078) that would prohibit the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing an expansion of federal water pollution law. Adopted 229-179.

Vote: Yea


(485) - H Res 644: Detainee Exchange - Adoption 
September 09, 2014 - Adoption of the resolution that would condemn the Obama administration for failing to comply with the statutory reporting requirement under the fiscal 2014 defense authorization law regarding the transfer of Guantanamo detainees. Adopted 249-163.

Vote: Yea


(486) - HR 5078: Water Regulation - EPA Rule Limitation 
September 09, 2014 - Bishop, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar the Army secretary and the EPA administrator from implementing rules that would increase the scope of federal water pollution law with respect to groundwater, require Federal Water Pollution Control Act permits for land-use activities or require regulation, under federal water pollution law, of farm ponds, puddles, water on driveways, birdbaths or playgrounds in a final EPA rule. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-248.

Vote: Nay


(487) - HR 5078: Water Regulation - Water Quality 
September 09, 2014 - Bishop, D-N.Y., amendment that would bar implementation of the bill's provisions if the EPA administrator determines that they would likely increase interstate movement of pollutants through surface waters, increase costs to states to maintain or achieve water quality standards or cause or impair state surface or coastal waters. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 170-240.

Vote: Nay


(488) - HR 5078: Water Regulation - Recommit 
September 09, 2014 - Huffman, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that the bill does not change the authority of the Army secretary or EPA administrator to protect the quality of surface water for public water supplies, agricultural uses or to mitigate against the impact of drought. Motion rejected 177-235.

Vote: Nay


(489) - HR 5078: Water Regulation - Passage 
September 09, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing an expansion of the federal water pollution law. It also would prohibit the agencies from enforcing a rule which identifies more than 50 agricultural activities that are exempt from Clean Water Act permitting requirements as long as they are conducted in accordance with Natural Resources Conservation Service conservation practices. Passed 262-152.

Vote: Yea


(490) - HR 3522: Health Plan Extensions - Previous Question 
September 10, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 717) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 3522) that would allow insurers to continue providing any group health plans offered in 2013 to existing or new enrollees, even if the plans do not comply with the coverage requirements under the 2010 health care law. Motion agreed to 227-196.

Vote: Yea


(491) - HR 3522: Health Plan Extensions - Rule 
September 10, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 717) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 3522) that would allow insurers to continue providing any group health plans offered in 2013 to existing or new enrollees, even if the plans do not comply with the coverage requirements under the 2010 health care law. The measure also would consider those plans as grandfathered and thus not subject to penalties for not complying with the law's individual mandate. Adopted 233-187.

Vote: Yea


(492) - HR 2678: Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building - Passage 
September 10, 2014 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a post office in Miami, Florida as the "Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building." Motion agreed to 422-2.

Vote: Yea


(493) - HR 4751: Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial - Passage 
September 10, 2014 - Young, R-Alaska, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make technical corrections to the 2008 law that established the federal memorial to rename it as the "Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial." Motion agreed to 422-0.

Vote: Yea


(494) - HR 3522: Health Plan Extensions - Recommit 
September 11, 2014 - Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, including higher premiums for women or loss of contraception or pregnancy care in health insurance. Motion rejected 187-223.

Vote: Nay


(495) - HR 3522: Health Plan Extensions - Passage 
September 11, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would allow health insurers to continue providing any group health plans offered in 2013 to existing or new enrollees, even if the plans do not comply with the coverage requirements under the 2010 health care law. The measure also would consider those plans as grandfathered and thus not subject to penalties for not complying with the law's individual mandate. Passed 247-167.

Vote: Yea


(496) - HR 5161: Electronic Labels - Passage 
September 11, 2014 - Latta, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to allow manufacturers of electronic devices with a screen to display information required by the agency digitally on the screen rather than on a label affixed to the device. Motion agreed to 402-0.

Vote: Yea


(497) - HR 5108: Law School Patent and Trademark Program - Passage 
September 15, 2014 - Chabot, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a law school clinic certification program through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which would be available to accredited law school students, and would be in effect for 10 years after enactment. Motion agreed to 327-22.

Vote: Yea


(498) - H J Res 124: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Previous Question 
September 16, 2014 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 722) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution (H J Res 124) that would fund the government at enacted levels until Dec. 11, 2014. Motion agreed to 224-188.

Vote: Yea


(499) - H J Res 124: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Rule 
September 16, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 722) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 124) that would fund the government at enacted levels until Dec. 11, 2014. Adopted 221-192.

Vote: Yea


(500) - S 2154: Emergency Medical Services for Children - Passage 
September 16, 2014 - Pitts, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $20.2 million for the Emergency Medical Services for Children program for each of the fiscal years 2015 through 2019. Motion agreed to 410-4.

Vote: Yea


(501) - HR 5405: Financial Services Exemptions - Passage 
September 16, 2014 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt certain end users of derivatives from margin calls and allow certain banks that own collateralized loan obligations to retain those investments. It also would exempt certain entities from Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirements. Motion agreed to 320-102.

Vote: Yea


(502) - HR 5461: Risk-Based Requirements - Passage 
September 16, 2014 - Huizenga, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify what, under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul law, would be considered "points and fees" toward the 3 percent limit for qualified mortgages and exclude insurers from certain capital holding r equirements. Motion agreed to 327-97.

Vote: Yea


(503) - S 1603: Michigan Pottawatomi Indian Lands - Passage 
September 16, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reaffirm the status of lands taken into trust by the Interior Department for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians in Michigan and prohibit any lawsuits related to the trust land, which would thereby allow the tribe's casino to continue operating. Motion agreed to 359-64.

Vote: Yea


(504) - HR 24: Federal Reserve Audit - Passage 
September 17, 2014 - Meadows, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the GAO to conduct an audit of all activities of the the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks within 12 months of enactment, and to report its findings to Congress within 90 days of completing the audit. It would also repeal certain limitations regarding what can be included in audits of the Fed. Motion agreed to 333-92.

Vote: Yea


(505) - HR 5462: Passenger Security Fee - Passage 
September 17, 2014 - Hudson, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would cap the Sept. 11 passenger security fee for air travel at $5.60 per one-way trip and $11.20 per round trip. A round-trip ticket is defined as a trip that begins and terminates or has a stopover at the same point. Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea


(506) - S 476: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal - Passage 
September 17, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the authorization for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission for an additional 10 years. Motion agreed to 419-0.

Vote: Yea


(507) - H J Res 124: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Training and Arming Syrian Rebels 
September 17, 2014 - McKeon, R-Calif., amendment that would that would authorize the Defense Department, in coordination with the State Department, to train and equip appropriately vetted Syrian rebels to defend the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State terrorist group and to secure territory controlled by the Syrian opposition. It would clarify that nothing in the amendment would constitute authorization for the introduction of U.S. armed forces into hostilities and that nothing supersedes or alters the president's continuing obligations to report to Congress pursuant to the War Powers Resolution regarding the use of U.S armed forces abroad. The amendment's authority for training and equipping Syrian rebels would expire Dec. 11, 2014, or earlier if a defense authorization measure is enacted. Adopted 273-156.

Vote: Yea


(508) - H J Res 124: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Recommit 
September 17, 2014 - Bustos, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank for 5 years, and include the text of a measure (HR 377) to tighten prohibitions on pay discrimination based on sex. It would include the text of a measure (HR 1010) that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for employees to $8.20 an hour, $9.15 an hour after one year, and $10.10 an hour after two years. It would also allow student loan debt to be refinanced at rates available to current borrowers. Motion rejected 199-228.

Vote: Nay


(509) - H J Res 124: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution - Passage 
September 17, 2014 - Passage of the joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities, and extend the Export-Import Bank's operating authority through June 30, 2015. Passed 319-108.

Vote: Yea


(510) - HR 2, HR4: Energy and Jobs Bills - Previous Question 
September 18, 2014 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 727) that would provide for House floor consideration of a package of energy proposals (HR 2) that would ease federal regulations and a jobs measure (HR 4) that includes the text of 14 bills including one that would exclude recipients of veterans' health care from the 2010 health care law's employer mandate.
Motion agreed to 226-195.

Vote: Yea


(511) - HR 2, HR4: Energy and Jobs Bills - Rule 
September 18, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 727) that would provide for House floor consideration of a package of energy proposals (HR 2) that would ease federal regulations and a jobs measure (HR 4) that includes the text of 14 bills including one that would exclude recipients of veterans' health care from the 2010 health care law's employer mandate. Adopted 227-193.

Vote: Yea


(512) - HR 4: Jobs Package - Recommit 
September 18, 2014 - Bishop, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would allow businesses to claim a tax credit of up to 20 percent of expenses related to returning American jobs from overseas. It would deny tax deductions for the costs of sending American jobs overseas. It also would prohibit U.S. companies from reincorporating overseas through an inversion if the combined foreign entity is managed and controlled in the U.S. and conducts a significant percentage of its business activities in the U.S. It also would deny the tax benefits in the bill to inverted corporations. Motion rejected 191-218.


(513) - HR 4: Jobs Package - Passage 
September 18, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would modify the federal rule-making process by preventing all "major rules" from being implemented unless Congress enacts legislation approving them and requiring agencies to consider less costly alternatives and review the "indirect" costs of proposed and existing rules. It would require independent agencies to determine whether their proposals would create unfunded mandates. It would modify the definition of who is a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law, by repealing the 30-hour-a-week threshold and replacing it with a 40- hours-a week threshold. It also would require the U.S. Forest Service to increase timber production on National Forest lands and it would reclassify certain mining operations as "infrastructure projects" in order to streamline the permitting process for mining on federal lands. Passed 253-163.

Vote: Yea


(514) - HR 2: Energy Package - Recommit 
September 18, 2014 - Schneider, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources and Energy and Commerce committees and report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the establishment of a Treasury Department account for $10 million per year of revenues generated from the bill to be used by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. It also would require that any lease issued under the bill specify that natural gas products cannot be exported to any nation or organization that provides support to terrorists or steals American military technology. Motion rejected 193-222.

Vote: Nay


(515) - HR 2: Energy Package - Passage 
September 18, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would allow for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and require that more federal lands and offshore areas be made available each year for oil and gas leasing. It also would streamline the process for approving drilling permits and limit the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled power plants under the Clean Air Act. It would prohibit the EPA from finalizing energy-related regulations estimated to cost more than $1 billion if the Energy Department determines that the regulations will cause significant adverse effects to the economy. It would block federal rules related to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and set statutory deadlines for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies to act when considering certification or permits for the construction or expansion of natural gas pipelines. It also would require the Energy Department to expedite decisions on applications to export liquefied natural gas and establish a new system for the approval and permitting of oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines that cross the U.S. border into Canada and Mexico. Passed 226-191.

Vote: Yea

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