Vote History

February 2015 Vote History

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Washington, February 1, 2015 | comments

(51) - HR 361: Medical Preparedness Grants - Passage 
February 02, 2015 - Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand existing authorization of the Homeland Security Department's Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program to allow funds to be used for local general emergency medical preparedness programs. Motion agreed to 377-2.


(52) - HR 615: Homeland Security Interoperable Communications - Passage 
February 02, 2015 - Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to devise a strategy to improve radio, data and video communications among the department's agencies so that they are interoperable for daily operations, planned events and emergency activities. Motion agreed to 379-0.


(53) - HR 623: Social Media Working Group - Passage 
February 02, 2015 - 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 meet within 90 days of the bill's enactment, and then twice a year after that, either in person or online. Motion agreed to 328-51.


(54) - HR 596: Health Care Overhaul Repeal - Previous Question 
February 03, 2015 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 70) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would repeal the 2010 healthcare overhaul and replace it with language to direct several congressional committees to come up with an alternative plan to reduce health care premiums. Motion agreed to 242-176.


(55) - HR 596: Health Care Overhaul Repeal - Rule 
February 03, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 70) that would provide floor consideration of the bill that would repeal the 2010 healthcare overhaul and replace it with language to direct several congressional committees to come up with an alternative plan to reduce health care premiums. Adopted 242-178.


(56) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
February 03, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Approved 267-148.


(57) - HR 596: Health Care Overhaul Repeal - Recommit 
February 03, 2015 - DeSaulnier, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit the 2010 healthcare overhaul from being repealed if the underlying bill contains provisions allowing insurance companies to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions or gender, language regarding premium or out-of-pocket cost increases for Medicare part D patients or a tax increase due to the loss of the current law's health care tax credits. Motion rejected 179-241.


(58) - HR 596: Health Care Overhaul Repeal - Passage 
February 03, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul. The bill would delay the repeal by 180 days after enactment and direct the House Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary and Ways and Means committees to submit alternative legislation with a number of provisions, including ones to increase economic growth by eliminating certain regulations; lower health care premiums through increased competition; overhaul the medical liability system; and provide states greater flexibility to administer Medicaid programs. Passed 239-186.


(59) - HR 527, HR50: Federal Rulemaking Revisions - Previous Question 
February 04, 2015 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 78) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 50) that would require independent agencies to consult with the private sector and state and local governments when developing rules and the bill (HR 527) that would give the Small Business Administration new authority to ensure that federal agencies comply with a 1980 law requiring that they be flexible in taking regulatory actions that affect small businesses. Motion agreed to 242-174.


(60) - HR 527, HR50: Federal Rulemaking Revisions - Rule 
February 04, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 78) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 50) that would require independent agencies to consult with the private sector and state and local governments when developing rules and the bill (HR 527) that would give the Small Business Administration new authority to ensure that federal agencies comply with a 1980 law requiring that they be flexible in taking regulatory actions that affect small businesses. Adopted 243-179.


(61) - HR 50: Federal Rulemaking Revisions - Retrospective Cost-Benefit Analysis 
February 04, 2015 - Cummings, D-Md., amendment that would strike the section of the bill to require that federal agencies conduct a retrospective cost-benefit analysis of any existing regulation at the request of the chairman or ranking member of a congressional committee. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-245


(62) - HR 50: Federal Rulemaking Revisions - Sunset Provision 
February 04, 2015 - Connolly, D-Va., that would sunset the provisions of the bill if the average annual rate of real gross domestic product growth remains below 5 percent over the first four calendar quarters occurring after the date of the bill's enactment, as calculated by the Office of Management and Budget. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-249


 (63) - HR 50: Federal Rulemaking Revisions - Recommit 
February 04, 2015 - Bustos, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would limit the provisions of the bill from affecting federal regulations concerning victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Motion rejected 184-239


(64) - HR 50: Federal Rulemaking Revisions - Passage 
February 04, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would require independent agencies consult with the private sector and state and local governments when developing rules. It also would create a congressional point of order against legislation that includes private sector mandates and would require agencies to conduct retrospective analyses of existing rules at the request of congressional leaders. The bill also would limit to $550 million the amount the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could request for fiscal 2016 from the Federal Reserve. Passed 250-173. 


 (65) - HR 527: Small Business Regulatory Revisions - Small Business Designation Authority 
February 05, 2015 - Schrader, D-Ore., amendment that would strike a provision in the bill that would provide the Small Business Administration's chief counsel with authority to set size standards for small businesses and approve such standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-234


 (66) - HR 527: Small Business Regulatory Revisions - Consumer Safety Exemptions 
February 05, 2015 - Jackson Lee, Texas, amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions all regulations issued by the Food and Drug Administration relating to consumer safety and all regulations issued by the FDA relating to the 2010 food safety overhaul law.  Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-248


 (67) - HR 527: Small Business Regulatory Revisions - Recommit 
February 05, 2015 - Deutch, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would provide exemptions for rules and regulations that stop the proliferation, spread or development of nuclear weapons. Motion rejected 182-240


 (68) - HR 527: Small Business Regulatory Revisions - Passage 
February 05, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would give the Small Business Administration new authority to ensure that federal agencies comply with a 1980 law requiring that they be flexible in taking regulatory actions that affect small businesses, including by getting more directly involved with an agency's reviews of proposed rules and requiring SBA to convene panels of small entities to review rules proposals. The bill also would expand the review that federal agencies must conduct of regulations affecting small businesses to also evaluate the "indirect" costs of such rules. Passed 260-163


 (69) - HR 719: TSA Criminal Investigator Positions - Passage 
February 10, 2015 - Katko, R-N.Y., motion to suspend and pass the bill that would direct the Homeland Security Department inspector general to review the data and methods used by the Transportation Security Administration to classify personnel as law enforcement officers. The bill would require the TSA to reclassify criminal investigator positions as noncriminal or non-law-enforcement if the individuals are not expected to spend at least half their time conducting criminal investigations. Motion agreed to 414-0.


 (70) - HR 720: TSA Airport Communication and Training - Passage 
February 10, 2015 - Katko, R-N.Y., motion suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to verify that airports have response plans in place for security incidents at domestic airports, review interoperable communications capabilities of law enforcement, fire and medical first responders at airports and certify that all TSA screening agencies have had training in active-shooter scenarios. Motion agreed to 411-1.


 (71) - S 1: Keystone XL Pipeline - Previous Question 
February 11, 2015 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 100) that would provide for House floor consideration 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. Motion agreed to 242-183.


 (72) - S 1: Keystone XL Pipeline - Rule 
February 11, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 100) that would provide for House floor consideration 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. Adopted 248-177.


 (73) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
February 11, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, Feb. 10, 2015. Approved 263-156.


(74) - S 1: Keystone XL Pipeline - Commit 
February 11, 2015 - Capps, D-Calif., motion to commit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to 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 181-241.


(75) - S 1: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage 
February 11, 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 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. It would express the sense of the Congress that climate change is real. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 270-152.


 (76) - HR 431: Selma Congressional Gold Medal - Passage 
February 11, 2015 - Huizenga, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the "foot soldiers" who participated in "Bloody Sunday," "Turnaround Tuesday" or the final Selma to Montgomery, Ala., voting rights march in March, 1965. Motion agreed to 420-0.


 (77) - HR 636, HR644: Charitable Giving and Small Business Tax Extenders - Previous Question 
February 12, 2015 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 100) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 644) that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving and the bill (HR 636) that would make permanent several small business tax provisions. Motion agreed to 232-164.


 (78) - HR 644, HR636: Charitable Giving and Small Business Tax Extenders - Rule 
February 12, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 101) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 644) that would make permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving and the bill (HR 636) that would make permanent several small business tax provisions. Adopted 233-163.


(79) - HR 644: Charitable Giving Tax Extension - Recommit 
February 12, 2015 - Neal, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the provisions in the bill for one year. The amendment would clarify that none of the bill's provisions would increase the deficit or delay a tax overhaul. It also would exempt corporations engaged in inversion from the tax provisions in the bill. Motion rejected 168-245.


 (80) - HR 644: Charitable Giving Tax Extension - Passage 
February 12, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent a tax 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. Passed 279-137.


(81) - HR 636: Small Business Tax Extenders - Motion to Recommit 
February 13, 2015 - Neal, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would limit extension of the bill's provisions to one year and clarify that nothing in the bill should result in any increase to the national deficit or any delay in efforts to enact a permanent extension of the bill's provisions. Motion rejected 173-241.


 (82) - HR 636: Small Business Tax Extenders - Passage 
February 13, 2015 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent increased expensing limitations in the tax code that allow small businesses to deduct up to $500,000 of their equipment costs for a maximum of $2 million worth of property. The bill would make permanent the reduced recognition period for S corporations under which they could be taxed for sales of certain assets. It would make permanent a tax break for the charitable contributions of S corporations and allow them to qualify for the same tax exemptions that apply to individuals for charitable contributions. Passed 272-142.


(83) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
February 13, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Monday, Feb. 12, 2015. Approved 233-158.


(84) - HR 212: Algal Toxins Assessment - Passage 
February 24, 2015 - Latta, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the EPA, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, to develop a strategic plan for assessing and managing risks associated with algal toxins in drinking water. Motion agreed to 375-37.


(85) - HR 734: FCC Reporting Requirements - Passage 
February 24, 2015 - Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would consolidate eight separate reporting requirements of the Federal Communications Commission to Congress into a single report on the state of the communications marketplace. It would clarify that nothing in the bill could be construed to modify FCC authority. Motion agreed to 411-0.


(86) - HR 5, HR529: Education Law Overhaul and Savings Plan - Previous Question 
February 25, 2015 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 121) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 529) that would permanently expand the use of "529" educational savings plans and the bill (HR 5) that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2021. Motion agreed to 241-181.


(87) - HR 5, HR529: Education Law Overhaul and Savings Plan - Rule 
February 25, 2015 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 529) that would permanently expand the use of "529" educational savings plans and the bill (HR 5) that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2021. Adopted 243-178.

 


 (88) - HR 1020: STEM Education Definition - Passage 
February 25, 2015 - Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would include computer science in the definition of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education used by federal agencies for the purpose of determining grants and awards. Motion agreed to 412-8.


(89) - HR 529: Education Savings Plan Expansion - Recommit 
February 25, 2015 - Lieu, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require an annual report be made to beneficiaries of 529 saving plans disclosing brokerage fees and the impact made by long-term savings over a 10-year and 20-year period. The amendment would require officials managing 529 plans to charge low fees and offer high rates of return.
Motion rejected 176-243.


 (90) - HR 529: Education Savings Plan Expansion - Passage 
February 25, 2015 - Passage of the bill would permanently expand the use of "529" educational savings plans by allowing tax-free distributions for students to buy computers and software. It also would eliminate the requirement that multiple 529 accounts held by a beneficiary be treated as a single account and exempt from taxation any amounts that are refunded from colleges as long as the beneficiary re-contributes the funds back into a 529 account within 60 days. Passed 401-20.


 (91) - H Res 125: Education Law Overhaul - Question of Consideration 
February 26, 2015 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 125) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5) that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2021.  Agreed to consider 224-167.


 (92) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Previous Question 
February 26, 2015 - Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 125) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5) that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2021. Motion agreed to 234-177.


(93) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Rule 
February 26, 2015 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5) that would reauthorize and overhaul current elementary and secondary education law through fiscal 2021. Adopted 234-184.


(94) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
February 26, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Approved 246-168.


 (95) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - STEM Gateways Grant Program 
February 26, 2015 - Kennedy, D-Mass., amendment that would authorize the STEM Gateways grant program as an allowable use of flexible funding received by state educational agencies. States could award grants to local educational agencies and qualified partner organizations to support the success of women, minorities, and low-income students in rigorous STEM academics. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 204-217.


 (96) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Reauthorization Length 
February 26, 2015 - Grothman, R-Wis., amendment that would decrease the length of the bill's reauthorization of existing elementary and secondary education law from fiscal 2021 to fiscal 2018 Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-311.


 (97) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - K-12 Textbook Ombudsman 
February 26, 2015 - Castro, D-Texas, amendment that would appoint a neutral ombudsman within the Education Department to ensure K-12 textbooks are held to high academic standards. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-243.


 (98) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Qualifications for Paraprofessionals 
February 26, 2015 - Quigley, D-Ill., amendment that would maintain the required qualifications for paraprofessionals in current law. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 218-201.


 (99) - HR 5: Education Law Overhaul - Title II Funding Determination 
February 26, 2015 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would delay implementation of the new formula for Title II funding until the Education secretary determines that the implementation will not reduce funding for schools serving high percentages of students in poverty. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-239.


 (100) - H J Res 35: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution - Previous Question 
February 27, 2015 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 129) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 35) that would make further continuing appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2015. Motion agreed to 240-183.


 (101) - H J Res 35: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution - Rule 
February 27, 2015 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 129) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 35) that would make further continuing appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2015. Adopted 240-183.


(102) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Motion to Request Conference 
February 27, 2015 - Camp, R-Mich., motion that the House disagree with the Senate amendments and request a conference with the Senate on the bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. Motion agreed to 228-191.

Vote: Yea


 (103) - : Procedural Motion - Journal 
February 27, 2015 - Approval of the House Journal of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Approved 226-186.

Vote: Nay


 (104) - H J Res 35: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution - Passage 
February 27, 2015 - Passage of the joint resolution (H J Res 35) that would make further continuing appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2015. The measure would extend funding for the department for three weeks, through March 19, 2015. Rejected 203-224.

Vote: Nay


 (105) - HR 240: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations - Motion to Instruct 
February 27, 2015 - Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., motion to instruct conferees to recede from disagreement in the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. Motion rejected 201-218.

Vote: Nay


 (106) - HR 33: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution - Motion to Concur 
February 27, 2015 - Rogers, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would make further continuing appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2015. The measure would extend funding for the department for one week, through Friday, March 6, 2015. Motion agreed to 357-60.

 

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