Vote History

December 2014 Vote History

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Washington, December 1, 2014 | comments

(532) - HR 5629: Domestic Nuclear Detection Office - Passage 
December 01, 2014 - Meehan, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would specify the types of support that the Homeland Security Department's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office is to provide to state and local governments in efforts to detect radiological and nuclear materials and prevent attacks in the United States, and establish the Securing the Cities grant program to help the office carry out its mission. It would require the office to support in implementing detection capabilities in the event of a radiological or nuclear attack. It would authorize $291 million for each of fiscal years 2015 and 2016 for detection and prevention of radiological or nuclear acts of terror or other attacks in high-risk urban areas. Motion agreed to 374-11.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (257 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (533) - HR 3438: Urban Area Security Initiative - Passage 
December 01, 2014 - Brooks, R-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that recipients of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security grants from the Homeland Security Department may use those funds in conjunction with activities at Energy Department national laboratories. Motion agreed to 386-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (258 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(534) - S 2040: Idaho Land Dispute - Passage 
December 02, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require an exchange of tribal and private lands to settle the dispute between the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and certain non-Indian landowners in southeastern Idaho. It would require the Interior Department to exchange 37 acres of Indian trust land for 31 acres of private land that would be held in trust for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. Proceeds from the sale would be used to compensate non-Indian land owners for any net loss of land resulting from the transfer and to provide for other expenses incurred by the local Flood Control District in carrying out the bill. Motion agreed to 414-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (276 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (535) - HR 5050: Fort Hall Indian Reservation - Passage 
December 02, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would repeal the Interior Department's authority to reserve land for a town site within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho for the benefit of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. It would grant the tribes the exclusive right of first refusal to purchase at fair market value any land offered for sale within the Fort Hall Townsite. It also would authorize the Interior Department to take approximately 111 acres of land into trust for the benefit of the tribes. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (279 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (536) - HR 3572: Coastal Barrier Resources System - Passage 
December 02, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would add 764 acres of land to the Coastal Barrier Resources System and enable owners of about 30 structures to purchase federal flood insurance. Motion agreed to 410-7.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (279 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (537) - HR 5739: Social Security Benefits - Passage 
December 02, 2014 - Johnson, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would terminate Social Security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecution and expand ineligibility beyond former Nazis who have been removed from the country to include those whose citizenship or admission to the United States has been revoked. It also would terminate benefits for individuals who admit to Nazi conduct pursuant to a settlement agreement with the Justice Department and those who lose status as a national of the United States by such a renunciation. It would specify that ineligibility would apply to individuals who participated in Nazi persecution activities during the period beginning on March 23, 1933, and ending on May 8, 1945. Motion agreed to 420-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (280 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (538) - HR 3240: Depository Reserves - Passage 
December 02, 2014 - Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a comprehensive study of the impact that the requirement that depository institutions maintain reserves has on depository institutions, consumers and monetary policy. It would include a historic review of how the Federal Reserve Board has used reserve requirements to conduct monetary policy, the impact of reserves on depository institutions, the impact on consumers, including the costs and benefits of the reserving system and possible alternatives to maintaining reserves. Motion agreed to 422-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (282 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(539) - HR 2366: WWI Commemorative Coins - Passage 
December 02, 2014 - Pearce, R-N.M., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Treasury Department to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I, to be issued during 2018. Motion agreed to 418-3.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (281 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (540) - H Res 766: Tax Extenders and Disabilities Savings Accounts - Rule 
December 03, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 766) that would provide for floor consideration of a tax extenders package (HR 5771) and a bill (HR 647) that would create tax-preferred savings accounts for caregivers of people with disabilities. Adopted 231-192.

Vote: Yea


 (541) - HR 5769: Coast Guard Reauthorization - Passage 
December 03, 2014 - Hunter, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Maritime Commission for fiscal 2015. The bill would authorize $8.7 billion for the Coast Guard and $24.7 million for the commission. Within those totals, the bill would authorize $7 billion for operations and maintenance; $1.5 billion for infrastructure; $140 million for the Coast Guard Reserve program; $17 million for environmental compliance and restoration of Coast Guard vessels, aircraft and facilities; $20 million for research and development; and $16 million for the alteration or removal of bridges that are obstructions to navigation. Motion agreed to 413-3.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (278 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (542) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
December 03, 2014 - Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Approved 275-137.

Vote: Nay


 (543) - HR 5771: Tax Extenders Package - Recommit 
December 03, 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 bar "inverted" corporations that change their residence from the United States in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes from receiving the tax benefits in the bill. Motion rejected 197-223.

Vote: Nay


(544) - HR 5771: Tax Extenders Package - Passage 
December 03, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would retroactively extend more than 50 expired tax breaks through 2014. It would renew the individual deduction for state and local sales taxes and the equalization of tax-free benefits for transit and parking, the business research and development tax credit, bonus depreciation and other expensing rules along with the work opportunity tax credit. Passed 378-46.

Vote: Yea


(545) - HR 647: Disability Savings Accounts - Passage 
December 03, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would create a new Achieving a Better Life Experience tax-exempt account for individuals with disabilities under which a certain level of account balances and qualified distributions would not be considered in determining an individual's eligibility for means-tested federal programs. Passed 404-17.

Vote: Yea


 (546) - HR 5781, HR3979, HR5759: Defense Authorization, Immigration and Water Crisis - Previous Question 
December 04, 2014 - Nugent, R-Fla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 770) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 5759) that would prohibit the executive branch from exempting or deferring from removal certain categories of undocumented immigrants, the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill (HR 3979) and legislation (HR 5781) to address California's water crisis. Motion agreed to 227-191.

Vote: Yea


 (547) - HR 3979, HR5781, HR5759: Defense Authorization, Immigration and Water Crisis - Rule 
December 04, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 770) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 5759) that would prohibit the executive branch from exempting or deferring from removal certain categories of undocumented immigrants, the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill (HR 3979) and legislation (HR 5781) to address California's water crisis. Adopted 232-191.

Vote: Yea


(548) - H Res 758: Condemnation of Russian Federation - Adoption 
December 04, 2014 - Kinzinger, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would express support for efforts by President Poroshenko and the people of Ukraine to establish a lasting peace in their country through the full withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine, establishing full control of Ukraine's international borders, the disarming of separatist and paramilitary forces in eastern Ukraine and the adoption of policies to reduce Russia's ability to use energy exports and trade barriers as economic weapons. It would call on Russia to end their violations of the cease-fire announced in Minsk on Sept. 5, 2014 and to cooperate with U.S. allies to impose visa bans, targeted asset freezes and sanctions to force Russia to end its occupation of Ukraine. Motion agreed to 411-10.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (281 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


(549) - HR 5759: Executive Action on Immigration - Recommit 
December 04, 2014 - Murphy, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would ensure that nothing in bill would impact current exemptions for parents, spouses and children of U.S. citizens who are current members or veterans of the U.S. armed forces, the reserve or those who seek to enlist in the armed forces. It also would maintain exemptions for victims of domestic violence who have successfully petitioned for relief under the Violence Against Women Act, victims of crimes and serious forms of human trafficking and Cuban nationals. Motion rejected 194-225.

Vote: Nay


(550) - HR 5759: Executive Action on Immigration - Passage 
December 04, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the executive branch from exempting or deferring from deportation any immigrants considered to be unlawfully present in the United States. It also would prohibit the administration from treating those immigrants as if they were lawfully present or had lawful immigration status. It would specify that any action taken by the executive branch to circumvent the measure's prohibitions would be "null and void and without legal effect." Passed 219-197.

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

Vote: Yea


(551) - HR 3979: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Motion to Concur 
December 04, 2014 - McKeon, R-Calif., motion to concur in the Senate amendment with a House amendment on the bill that would authorize $495.9 billion for the Defense Department's base budget, $17.5 billion for national security programs within the Energy Department and $63.7 billion to support overseas contingency operations including $5.1 billion to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It would include $212 billion for operations and maintenance, $171 billion for personnel costs, including health care, $100 billion for procurement and $64 billion for research and development. Motion agreed to 300-119.

Vote: Yea


 (552) - HR 5781: California Drought Relief - Recommit 
December 09, 2014 - Miller, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would negatively affect the Pacific Northwest sport fishing industries or any population of salmon, create any legal precedent for any state other than California on water rights, or undermine Native American tribal sovereignty or reduce the quantity or quality of water made available by affected Indian tribes. Motion rejected 182-228.

Vote: Nay


 (553) - HR 5781: California Drought Relief - Passage 
December 09, 2014 - Passage of the bill that would require that more water from rainstorms early in California's "water year" be pumped south to users in the San Joaquin Valley and require the Interior and Commerce departments to approve any emergency projects or operations that would quickly provide additional water to those users. The bill's requirements and authorities would end Sept. 30, 2016, or when the California governor suspends the state's drought emergency, whichever is later. Passed 230-182.

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

Vote: Yea


 (554) - S 2244: TRIA Reauthorization - Rule 
December 10, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 775) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program through 2020, modify the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and provide an exemption to end users from new derivatives regulations under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. Adopted 231-189.

Vote: Yea


 (555) - S 1000: Chesapeake Watershed - Passage 
December 10, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill that would require the Office of Management and Budget director to submit to Congress annually a crosscut budget and other accounting measures for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The bill would also require the EPA administrator to implement an adaptive management plan biannually for restoration activities concerning the watershed. Motion agreed to 416-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (278 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea


 (556) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
December 10, 2014 - Approval of the House Journal of Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Approved 261-155.

Vote: Nay


 (557) - S 2244: TRIA Reauthorization - Passage 
December 10, 2014 - Passage of a bill that would reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program through Dec. 31, 2020 and make certain modifications to the program, including raising the threshold of federal intervention to $200 million in damages. The bill also would reduce to 80 percent the share of losses covered by the federal government and increase the maximum aggregate retention threshold to $37.5 billion over five years. It would establish the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers to grant licenses that would allow insurance brokers and agents to operate in any state, and it would provide an exemption to end users from new derivatives regulations under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. The bill would also mandate that at least one member on Federal Reserve Board have experience in running community banks. Passed 417-7.

Vote: Yea


 (558) - HR 4681: Fiscal 2015 Intelligence Authorization - Motion to Concur 
December 10, 2014 - Rogers, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would authorize classified amounts in fiscal 2015 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency, as well as foreign intelligence activities of the Defense Department, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security Department and other agencies. The measure would cover general intelligence operations, including signals intelligence, clandestine human intelligence programs and analysis, and covert action programs, as well as research and development and projects to improve information dissemination. Motion agreed to 325-100.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (284 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules

Vote: Nay


 (559) - HR 2719: TSA Transparency Overhaul - Motion to Concur 
December 10, 2014 - Hudson, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment of a bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and increase transparency with regard to its technology acquisition programs, including development of a five-year technology plan, reporting on its acquisitions at multiple points and improving inventory tracking. Motion agreed to 425-0.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (284 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules

Vote: Yea


 (560) - HR 1204: Aviation Security Advisory Committee - Motion to Concur 
December 10, 2014 - Hudson, R-N.C., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would formally codify the Aviation Security Advisory Committee within the Transportation Security Administration. The bill would require TSA to consult with the advisory committee on aviation security matters. Motion agreed to 416-5.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (281 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules

Vote: Yea


 (561) - HR 83: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations 'Shell' - Rule 
December 11, 2014 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 776) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills. Adopted 214-212.

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

Vote: Yea


 (562) - HR 5806: Charity Tax Extender - Passage 
December 11, 2014 - Camp, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to promote charitable giving, including those related to food contributions, conservation property and contributions from certain retirement accounts. Motion rejected 275-149.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (284 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position.

Vote: Yea


 (563) - HR 83: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Passage 
December 11, 2014 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would provide $1.013 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills. Included in that total is: $20.6 billion for Agriculture; $61.1 billion for Commerce-Justice-Science; $554.2 billion for Defense, including $64 billion for overseas contingency operations associated with the war in Afghanistan, the fight against ISIS and other counterterrorism operations; $34.2 billion for Energy-Water; $43.2 billion for Financial Services; $30 billion for Interior-Environment; $158.2 billion for Labor-HHS-Education; $4.3 billion for the Legislative Branch; $71.8 billion for Military Construction-VA; $52 billion for State-Foreign Operations; and $53.5 billion for Transportation-HUD. The measure contains full fiscal year funding for all departments except for Homeland Security, which would be funded at current levels until Feb. 27, 2015. It also would provide $5.4 billion in emergency funding to address the Ebola outbreak and $6.5 billion in disaster aid. Motion agreed to 219-206.

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

Vote: Yea


 (564) - HR 5699: John Muir National Historic Site - Passage 
December 11, 2014 - Hastings, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill that would authorize the Interior Department to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, Calif., to expand the John Muir National Historic Site. Motion agreed to 361-39.

Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (267 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules.

Vote: Yea

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