Vote History

January 2015 Vote History

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Washington, January 1, 2015 | comments

(1) - Quorum Call - Call of the House 
January 06, 2015 - Quorum was present with 401 members responding (33 members did not respond.).

Note: All member-elect are eligible to vote in the Quorum Call.

 


 (2)- Election of the Speaker - 
January 06, 2015 - Nomination of John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. Other - yeas prevailed 243-165

Vote: Yea


(3) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Motion to Refer 
January 06, 2015 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Norton, D-D.C., motion to refer the resolution that would set the rules for the 114th Congress to a select committee with instructions that it be reported back after the committee has completed a study of whether there is reason to limit delegates voting rights in the Committee of the Whole. Motion agreed to 230-160

Vote: Yea


(4) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Ordering the Previous Question 
January 06, 2015 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on adoption of the resolution that would set the rules for the 114th Congress. Motion agreed to 239-168

Vote: Yea


(5) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Motion to Commit 
January 06, 2015 - Van Hollen, D-Md., motion to commit the resolution to a select committee comprised of the House majority and minority leaders and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prevent companies that don't give their employees annual raises to keep pace with increases in costs of living and labor productivity from claiming tax deductions for chief executive officer bonuses or other compensation exceeding $1 million for other highly-paid executives or employees. Motion rejected 168-243

Vote: Nay


(6) - H Res 5: House Organizing Resolution - Adoption 
January 06, 2015 - Adoption of the resolution that would set the rules for the 114th Congress. The rules would extend many of the rules that for the 113th Congress. Among the rules changes, it would require that the official budget scores of tax and direct spending bills to incorporate so-called "dynamic scoring," which factors in the broader, macroeconomic impact of the legislation. It would require all new House members to receive mandatory ethics training within 60 days, require nongovernmental witnesses scheduled to testify before House committees to disclose any contracts or payments that they or the organization they represent have received from foreign governments and create a new point of order against any legislation that would reduce the actuarial balance of Social Security's Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund. It also would continue the House's Select Committee on Benghazi. Adopted 234-172

Vote: Yea


(7) - HR 22: Health Care Employer Mandate Exemption - Passage 
January 06, 2015 - Ryan, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt veterans who already receive health insurance through the Veterans Affairs Department or reservists covered under TRICARE from being counted towards the number of employees that triggers the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul. Motion agreed to 412-0

Vote: Yea


(8) - HR 26: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization - Passage 
January 07, 2015 - Neugebauer, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the Terrorism Insurance Act for six years, through 2020, and raise the threshold of insured losses at which federal assistance kicks in, reducing the share of losses that federal assistance will cover and increasing the amounts that the government recoups from the insurance industry. It also would clarify that certain entities, or so-called "end users", who trade in derivatives are not subject to margin requirements for those derivatives. Motion agreed to 416-5

Vote: Yea


(9) - HR 37: Financial Regulatory Revisions - Passage 
January 07, 2015 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. It would delay until July 2019 a requirement under the Volcker rule that banks sell off collateralized loan obligations, the complex securitization vehicles that are backed predominantly by commercial loans and exempt non-financial companies from margin requirements under the law. It also would allow affiliates of such end-users to trade with swap dealers and remain exempt from clearing requirements and exempt certain entities from Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirements. Motion rejected 276-146

Vote: Yea


(10) - HR 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Reauthorization - Passage 
January 07, 2015 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $21 million per year from fiscal 2015-2017 for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. For each year, it would authorize $5.3 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $9.7 million for the National Science Foundation, $4.1 million for the National Institutes for Standards and Technology and $2.3 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Motion agreed to 381-39

Vote: Yea


(11) - H Res 19: Health Care Employer Mandate and Keystone XL Pipeline - Previous Question 
January 08, 2015 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 19) that would provide for House floor consideration on the bill (HR 30) that would modify the definition of who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law and the bill (HR 3) that would allow for the construction of the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline. Motion agreed to 240-180

Vote: Yea


(12) - HR 3, HR30: Health Care Employer Mandate and Keystone XL Pipeline - Rule 
January 08, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 19) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 30) that would modify the definition of who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law and the bill (HR 3) that would allow for the construction of the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline. Adopted 244-181

Vote: Yea


(13) - HR 30: Health Care Employer Mandate - Recommit 
January 08, 2015 - Becerra, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar the bill's repeal of the 30-hour work week threshold from being effective if it could result in a decrease in employee hours or wages and an increase in the federal deficit. It also would not apply the threhold change to veterans and clarify that nothing in the bill could be construed to authorize employers to reduce or eliminate health benefits for current employees, deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions and discriminate against women in health coverage. Motion rejected 179-244

Vote: Nay


(14) - HR 30: Health Care Employer Mandate - Passage 
January 08, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would modify who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law by replacing the 30 hour-a-week threshold with 40 hours per week. It also would change how companies calculate how many of their employees can be counted under the employer mandate's 50-employee threshold. The bill would clarify that its budgetary effects should not be entered on either pay-as-you-go scorecard maintained pursuant to current law. Passed 252-172

Vote: Yea


(15) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Recommit 
January 09, 2015 - Garamendi, 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 TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., to certify to the president that diluted bitumen and other materials derived from tar sands or oil sands transported through the Keystone XL pipeline will be treated as crude oil for the purposes of determining contributions for the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Motion rejected 180-237

Vote: Nay


(16) - HR 3: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage 
January 09, 2015 - 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 266-153

Vote: Yea


(17) - HR 203: VA Mental Healthcare Assessment - Passage 
January 12, 2015 - Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Veterans Affairs secretary to conduct independent third-party annual evaluations of the VA's mental health care and suicide prevention programs and to submit reports to Congress on the programs. The bill also would direct the VA to create a website with information on all provided mental health care services and establish two pilot programs, one on loan repayments for psychiatrists who serve in the Veterans Health Administration and another to assist veterans transitioning from active duty to increase access to mental health services. Motion agreed to 403-0

Vote: Yea


(18) - HR 33: Volunteer Exemption in Healthcare Employer Mandate - Passage 
January 12, 2015 - Ryan, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would clarify that volunteer services rendered to an eligible employer do not count as employee hours of service under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care overhaul. Motion agreed to 401-0

Vote: Yea


(19) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
January 12, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Approved 257-128

Vote: Nay


(20) - HR 185, HR37, HR240: Financial Regulatory Revisions, Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Spendings and Rulemaking Overhaul - Previous Question 
January 13, 2015 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 27) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 37) that would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul, the fiscal 2015 Homeland Security spending bill (HR 240) and legislation (HR 185) to modify the federal rulemaking process. Motion agreed to 242-181

Vote: Yea


(21) - HR 185, HR37, HR240: Financial Regulatory Revisions, Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Spendings and Rulemaking Overhaul - Rule 
January 13, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 27) to provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 37) that would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul, the fiscal 2015 Homeland Security spending bill (HR 240) and legislation (HR 185) to modify the federal rulemaking process. Adopted 242-180

Vote: Yea


(22) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
January 13, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Approved 261-16

Vote: Yea


(23) - HR 185: Rulemaking Process Overhaul - Impact on Low-Income Populations 
January 13, 2015 - McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would require agencies to consider the impact on low-income populations during the rulemaking process. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 254-168

Vote: Yea


(24) - HR 185: Rulemaking Process Overhaul - Job Creation Exemption 
January 13, 2015 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt from the bill's requirements any rule that the Office of Management and Budget director determines would result in net job creation. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-247

Vote: Nay


(25) - HR 185: Rulemaking Process Overhaul - Homeland Security Rules Exemption 
January 13, 2015 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt from the bill's requirements any rule issued by the Homeland Security Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-249

Vote: Nay


(26) - HR 185: Rulemaking Process Overhaul - Public Health and Safety Rules Exemption 
January 13, 2015 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would exempt from the bill's requirements any rule pertaining to public health or safety. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-248

Vote: Nay


(27) - HR 185: Rulemaking Process Overhaul - Recommit 
January 13, 2015 - Rice, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt the bill's provisions from applying to rules that would prevent terrorism and crime, protect wages and gender pay equity, save tax dollars, provide regulatory relief to small businesses or prevent discrimination based on race, religion, national origin or any other protected category. Motion rejected 180-245

Vote: Nay


(28) - HR 185: Rulemaking Process Overhaul - Passage 
January 13, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would modify the federal rulemaking process by requiring agencies to estimate the cost of proposed regulations and consider new criteria, including potential costs and benefits of alternatives. The bill would create additional steps that agencies must follow when proposing major rules with annual costs of more than $100 million, or high-impact rules with annual costs of more than $1 billion, including an advanced-notice comment period to determine whether the rule-making process should proceed. Passed 250-175

Vote: Yea


(29) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Policies Funding Ban 
January 14, 2015 - Aderholt, R-Ala., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the administration's immigration policies or to grant any federal benefit to any illegal immigrant as a result of those policies. The amendment would bar funding for the implementation of the executive actions announced in November 2014, four of the so-called "Morton memos" from 2011 and 2012 focusing on prosecutorial discretion and changes to immigration enforcement priorities and any substantially similar policies issued after Jan. 9, 2015. It also would state that such immigration policies have no statutory or constitutional basis. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 237-190

Vote: Yea


(30) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - DACA Program Funding Ban 
January 14, 2015 - Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would bar the use of any funds after Jan. 9, 2015, to consider new, renewal or previously denied applications under the president's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or under any other succeeding executive policy. The prohibition would apply to any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available to the Homeland Security Department, or to any other federal agency, by any bill for any fiscal year. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-209

Vote: Yea


(31) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Immigration Enforcement Priorities Requirement 
January 14, 2015 - DeSantis, R-Fla., amendment that would require the Homeland Security Department to prioritize immigration enforcement actions against illegal immigrants convicted of any offense involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, child molestation or child exploitation. It would bar the use of funds for any departmental immigration policy related to the apprehension, detention or removal of immigrants that fails to treat any such individuals convicted of those offenses as being within the highest priority. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 278-149

Vote: Yea


(32) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Illegal Immigrant Employment 
January 14, 2015 - Salmon, R-Ariz., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the administration should not pursue policies making it economically advantageous to hire illegal immigrants. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-171

Vote: Yea


(33) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Legal Immigrant Prioritization 
January 14, 2015 - Schock, R-Ill., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the administration should stop putting the interests of immigrants who worked within the legal framework to come to the United States behind those who came here illegally. It would also express the sense that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should use available funds to improve services and the benefits application process for legal immigrants. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 260-167

Vote: Yea


 (34) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Recommit 
January 14, 2015 - Israel, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would strike all provisions added during House floor consideration of the bill and add another $300 million for fusion centers that coordinate state, local and federal threat information. Motion rejected 184-244

Vote: Nay


 (35) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage 
January 14, 2015 - Passage of the bill would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The bill would include $12.6 billion for Customs and Border Protection; $6.3 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement; $7.2 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, including fees; $10 billion for the Coast Guard; $1.7 billion for the Secret Service; and $10.8 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including $6.4 billion for emergency disaster relief. As amended the bill would bar the use of funds to implement the administration's immigration policies or to grant any federal benefit to any illegal immigrant as a result of those policies. Passed 236-191

Vote: Yea


 (36) - HR 37: Financial Regulatory Revisions - Recommit 
January 14, 2015 - Moulton, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Financial Services and report it back immediately with an amendment that would disqualify anyone convicted of providing financial assistance to terrorist organizations or state sponsors of terrorism from the bill's regulatory exemptions. Motion rejected 183-242

Vote: Nay


 (37) - HR 37: Financial Regulatory Revisions - Passage 
January 14, 2015 - Passage of the bill would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. It would delay until July 2019 a requirement under the Volcker rule that banks sell off collateralized loan obligations, the complex securitization vehicles that are backed predominantly by commercial loans and exempt non-financial companies from margin requirements under the law. It also would allow affiliates of such end-users to trade with swap dealers and remain exempt from clearing requirements and exempt certain entities from Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirements. Passed 271-154

Vote: Yea


 (38) - HR 36, HR161: Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines and Limited Abortion Ban - Previous Question 
January 21, 2015 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 38) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 161) that would set statutory deadlines for considering permits on natural gas pipeline projects, and the bill (HR 36) that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, with certain exceptions. Motion agreed to 238-182

Vote: Yea


 (39) - HR 161, HR36: Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines and Limited Abortion Ban - Rule 
January 21, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 38) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 161) that would set statutory deadlines for considering permits on natural gas pipeline projects, and the bill (HR 36) that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, with certain exceptions. Adopted 238-181

Vote: Yea


 (40) - HR 161: Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines - Recommit 
January 21, 2015 - Pallone, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar the bill's provisions from taking effect unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determines that pipeline owners, and not taxpayers, would be held liable for any cleanup or damage from a natural gas pipeline explosion. Motion rejected 182-241

Vote: Nay


 (41) - HR 161: Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines - Passage 
January 21, 2015 - Passage of the bill would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny a natural gas pipeline project within one year after receiving a completed application. Federal agencies responsible for issuing permits would have to issue a ruling within 90 days of when FERC issues its final environmental statement for the project. Under the bill, FERC could extend that period for another 30 days. The bill would provide that if a federal agency does not rule within the required time period, the permit will be deemed approved 30 days later. Passed 253-169

Vote: Yea


 (42) - HR 7: Federal Abortion Funding Ban - Previous Question 
January 22, 2015 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 42) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 7) that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services, with certain exceptions. Motion agreed to 239-183

Vote: Yea


 (43) - HR 7: Federal Abortion Funding Ban - Rule 
January 22, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 42) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services, with certain exceptions. Adopted 242-179

Vote: Yea


 (44) - HR 7: Federal Abortion Funding Ban - Recommit 
January 22, 2015 - Moore, D-Wis., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill could be construed to authorize any party from violating the medical privacy of women, including the victims of rape or incest, with respect to their choice or use of health insurance. Motion rejected 177-240

Vote: Nay


(45) - HR 7: Federal Abortion Funding Ban - Passage 
January 22, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds, facilities or staff to provide abortion coverage and services, except in cases of rape or incest and for saving the life of the woman. It also would prohibit individuals and small business from receiving federal subsidies and small businesses from receiving federal subsidies and tax credits under the 2010 health care overhaul to purchase plans that cover abortions. Passed 242-179

Vote: Yea


 (46) - HR 351: Liquified Natural Gas Exports - Rule 
January 27, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 48) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require the Energy Department to expedite decisions on applications to export liquified natural gas. Adopted 241-169

 


(47) - HR 469: State Assessments of Child Sex Trafficking - Passage 
January 27, 2015 - Walberg, R-Mich., 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 procedures to assess reports involving children who are victims of sex trafficking. Motion agreed to 410-0


 (48) - HR 246: Cyber Child Sex Trafficking Reports - Passage 
January 27, 2015 - Walberg, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would broaden the range of reportable Internet-related child sexual exploitation offenses on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's cyber hotline to include "child sex trafficking." Motion agreed to 411-0

 


 (49) - HR 351: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Recommit 
January 28, 2015 - Garamendi, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the exportation of liquefied natural gas to any nation that is a state sponsor of terrorism and to require that such exports be transported by U.S.-flagged and made vessels. Motion rejected 175-237

 


 (50) - HR 351: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports - Passage 
January 28, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would require the Energy Department to make a decision on pending applications to export liquefied natural gas within 30 days of the bill's enactment or at the end of the public comment period, whichever is later. Under the bill, applications would have to publicly disclose the countries that would receive the proposed exports. It also would authorize the U.S. Court of Appeals for the circuit where the proposed export facility will be located to exercise original and exclusive jurisdiction over any civil action pertaining to such applications. The court would be required to order the Energy Department to approve any applications within 30 days if it finds the agency did not issue a decision by the bill's deadline. Passed 277-133

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