Vote History

November 2014 Vote History

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Washington, November 1, 2014 | comments

(516) - HR 4194: Agency Reports - Motion to Concur 
November 12, 2014 - Issa, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendments to the bill (HR 4194) that would reduce by almost half the number of federal agency reports to be eliminated and modify requirements for five other reports. Motion agreed to 382-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (255 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(517) - HR 5682: Keystone XL Pipeline - Rule 
November 13, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 748) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state. It also would consider sufficient the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. It also would grant the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia exclusive jurisdiction regarding legal disputes over the pipeline or the constitutionality of this bill. Adopted 233-185.

Vote: Yea


(518) - HR 5682: Keystone XL Pipeline - Recommit 
November 14, 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 require that oil transported by the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline be considered crude oil for the purposes of determining its contributions to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Motion rejected 192-224.

Vote: Nays


(519) - HR 5682: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage 
November 14, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state. It also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. It also would grant the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia exclusive jurisdiction regarding legal disputes over the pipeline or the constitutionality of the bill. Passed 252-161.

Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote: Yea


(520) - HR 5162: Land Use Restrictions - Passage 
November 17, 2014 - Fleming, R-La., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would remove all land use restrictions in the deed for the approximately 3-acre parcel of land in Rockingham County, Va., that was transferred from the National Park Service to the county in 1989.The terms of the original conveyance stipulated that the land and building could be used only as a public park and a child care center. Motion agreed to 378-1.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (253 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(521) - HR 4795, HR1422, HR4012: EPA Regulations - Previous Question 
November 18, 2014 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 756) that would provide for House floor consideration of bills regarding the EPA's Science Advisory Board (HR 1422), a measure that would make EPA science information public (HR 4012) and legislation regarding EPA air quality permits (HR 4795). Motion agreed to 225-190.

Vote: Yea


(522) - HR 4795, HR4012, HR1422: EPA Regulations - Rule 
November 18, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 756) that would provide for floor consideration of Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 756) that would provide for House floor consideration of bills regarding the EPA's Science Advisory Board (HR 1422), a measure that would make EPA science information public (HR 4012) and legislation regarding EPA air quality permits (HR 4795). Adopted 227-192.

Vote: Yea


(523) - HR 1422: EPA Science Advisory Board - Board Independence 
November 18, 2014 - Stewart, R-Utah, amendment that would make a number of technical changes and add language asserting the board's independence. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-184.

Vote: Yea


(524) - HR 1422: EPA Science Advisory Board - Recommit 
November 18, 2014 - Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar people from serving on the Science Advisory Board if they represent a corporation or a trade association with a financial interest in the outcome of the board's decisions. Motion rejected 195-225.

Vote: Nay


(525) - HR 1422: EPA Science Advisory Board - Passage 
November 18, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would modify the qualifications and selection process for individuals to serve on the EPA's Science Advisory Board and expand the disclosure requirements for board members. It also would require the board and its subcommittees to publicly release scientific information used to determine its advisories to the EPA. Passed 229-191.

Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote: Yea


(526) - HR 4012: EPA Research Standards - Peer Review 
November 19, 2014 - Kennedy, D-Mass., amendment that would allow the EPA to use all peer-reviewed scientific publications. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-230.

Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote: Nay


(527) - HR 4012: EPA Research Standards - Recommit 
November 19, 2014 - Johnson, D-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the House Science Space and Technology Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the measure any covered action that is in response to an emergency that could harm the health and safety of a community, including a disease outbreak, release of toxic chemicals into drinking water supplies or a nuclear, biological or terrorist attack. Motion rejected 196-230.

Vote: Nay


(528) - HR 4012: EPA Research Standards - Passage 
November 19, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule or other regulatory impact analysis or guidance unless all scientific and technical information used to support the research results is made publicly available and can be independently analyzed and reproduced. It also would clarify that environmental research law does not require the disclosure of information that is prohibited by law. Passed 237-190.

Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote: Yea


(529) - HR 4795: EPA Pre-construction Permits - Local Standards 
November 20, 2014 - Waxman, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit prior air quality standards from applying toward a pre-construction permit if the applicable federal, state or local permitting agency determines that applying the standard would increase air pollution, slow permitting or increase regulatory uncertainty. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-225.

Vote: Nay


(530) - HR 4795: EPA Pre-construction Permits - Recommit 
November 20, 2014 - Kuster, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would allow new or revised ambient air quality standards to be implemented even if the EPA administrator fails to publish guidance relating to submission and consideration of pre-construction permit applications. It would only waive such publishing requirements if the new or revised ambient air quality standard would protect children and seniors from exposure to dangerous air pollutants or if the pre-construction permit application is for a source that is within 5 miles of a school, day care facility, hospital or nursing home. Motion rejected 189-223.

Vote: Nay


(531) - HR 4795: EPA Pre-construction Permits - Passage 
November 20, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would require the EPA to make several modifications to its Clean Air Act pre-construction permit program. It would require the EPA to publicly post on its website information regarding the number of permits it issues each year and the percentage that are issued within a year of filing. It also would require an annual report to Congress on actions to expedite the permitting process. It would require the EPA to publish implementing rules and guidance when it issues new or revised national ambient air quality standards. Passed 238-172.

Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote: Yea

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