Vote History

January 2016 Vote History

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Washington, January 1, 2016 | comments

(1)- : Quorum Call - Call of the House January 05, 2016 - Quorum was present with 397 members responding (37 members did not respond.).

 

(2) - HR 3762: Budget Reconciliation - Previous Question January 06, 2016 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 579) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 3762) that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care law and block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. Motion agreed to 239-175.

Vote: Yea

(3) - HR 3762: Budget Reconciliation – Rule January 06, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 579) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 3762) that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care law and block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. Adopted 237-177.

Vote: Yea

(4) - HR 1155, HR712: Regulatory Review and Settlement Agreement Notice - Previous Question January 06, 2016 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 580) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1155), that would establish a commission to review existing federal regulations to identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce spending, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 712), that would require the federal government to provide public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decree or settlement agreements. Motion agreed to 241-176.

Vote: Yea

(5) - HR 712, HR1155: Regulatory Review and Settlement Agreement Notice – Rule January 06, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 580) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1155) that would establish a commission to review existing federal regulations to identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce spending and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 712) that would require the federal government to provide public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decree or settlement agreements. Adopted 239-176.

Vote: Yea

(6) - HR 3762: Budget Reconciliation - Motion to Concur January 06, 2016 - Price, R-Ga., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care law and block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill would zero-out the law's penalties for noncompliance with the law's requirements for most individuals to obtain health coverage and employers to offer health insurance. The bill would scrap in 2018 the law's Medicaid expansion, as well as subsidies to help individuals buy coverage through the insurance exchanges. It also would scrap certain taxes included in the law, including the tax on certain high-value employer-sponsored health insurance plans. Motion agreed to 240-181.

Vote: Yea

(7) - HR 712: Class Action Litigation - Job Creation Exemption January 07, 2016 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt rules, consent decrees, or settlement agreements that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation and whose benefits exceeds its costs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-242.

Vote: Nay

(8) - HR 712: Class Action Litigation - Agency Monthly Report RepealJanuary 07, 2016 - Cummings, D-Md., amendment that would remove the requirement that federal agencies file monthly status reports of their rule-making activities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-244.

Vote: Nay

(9) - HR 712: Class Action Litigation - Regulation Benefit Estimations January 07, 2016 - Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would require federal agencies to provide an estimate of the benefits of proposed regulations, the total benefits of all rules proposed or finalized, and the number of rules where an estimate was unavailable. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-235.

Vote: Nay

(10) - HR 712: Class Action Litigation - Safety and Emergency ExemptionJanuary 07, 2016 - Johnson, D-Ga., for Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt threats to health or safety, emergencies, and imminent threats. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-241.

Vote: Nay

(11) - HR 712: Class Action Litigation – Recommit January 07, 2016 - Kelly, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back to the House with an amendment that would exclude from the bill rules or regulations relating to gun violence, particularly in school zones or other vulnerable areas. Motion rejected 171-244.

Vote: Nay

(12) - HR 712: Settlement Agreement Notice – Passage January 07, 2016 -Passage of the bill that would require the federal government to provide public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decree or settlement agreements, and would ban a party from making a motion for entry on these cases until after the end of proceedings. Additionally, the bill would require agencies to submit status reports on rule making activities online. The measure, as amended, would require government agencies to provide monthly reports of the total cost of unfunded mandates to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Passed 244-173.

Vote: Yea

(13) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction - Cut-Go Provision Elimination January 07, 2016 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would eliminate the "cut-go" provision that the annual cost of a new rule is offset in an amount equal to or greater than the cost of the new rule. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-239.

Vote: Nay

(14) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction - Independent Establishment Exemption January 07, 2016 - Cummings, D-Md., amendment that would exempt rules issued by independent establishments from the bill's provisions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-244.

Vote: Nay

(15) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction - Veterans' Affairs Department Exemption January 07, 2016 - Cicilline, D-R.I., may offer an amendment that would exempt rules issued by the Veterans' Affairs Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-241.

Vote: Nay

(16) - HR 1155: On Agreeing to the Amendment - Emergency Exemption January 07, 2016 - DelBene, D-Wash., amendment that would exempt rules issued in response to an emergency. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-239.

Vote: Nay

(17) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction - Homeland Security Department Exemption January 07, 2016 - Cicilline, D-R.I., for Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt rules issued by the Homeland Security Department. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-244.

Vote: Nay

(18) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction - Food and Drug Administration Exemption January 07, 2016 - Pocan, D-Wis., amendment that would exempt rules issued by the Food and Drug Administration concerning consumer safety. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-245.

Vote: Nay

(19) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction – Recommit January 07, 2016 - Cicilline, D-R.I., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions any rule that prohibits discrimination by federal contractors or subcontractors on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Motion rejected 178-239.

Vote: Nay

(20) - HR 1155: Regulatory Review and Cost Reduction – Passage January 07, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would establish a nine-member commission to review existing federal regulations and identify regulations that should be repealed on the basis of reducing costs on the U.S. economy. The commission would identify those regulatory policies that should be repealed immediately, and would set up a "Cut-Go" system that would require agencies to repeal existing rules to offset costs before issuing a new rule. The measure, as amended, would require the commission to review a rule or regulation's unfunded mandate, whether the rule or regulation limits or prevents government agencies from adopting technology to improve efficiency, and the rule or regulation's impact on wage growth, when determining if the rule or regulation should be repealed. Passed 245-174.

Vote: Yea

(21) - HR 1927: Class Action Litigation - Previous Question January 07, 2016 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 581) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1927) that would prohibit federal courts from certifying proposed classes of individuals for a class-action lawsuit unless each member of the class has suffered the same type and degree of injury. Motion agreed to 236-176.

Vote: Yea

(22) - HR 1927: Class Action Litigation - RuleJanuary 07, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 581) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1927) that would prohibit federal courts from certifying proposed classes of individuals for a class-action lawsuit unless each member of the class has suffered the same type and degree of injury. Adopted 234-176.

Vote: Yea

(23) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Terrorist Attack Exemption January 08, 2016 - Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would exempt claims against the perpetrator of a terrorist attack by victims of the attack. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 158-211.

Vote: Nay

(24) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Civil Rights Act Exemption January 08, 2016 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt claims seeking monetary relief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-221.

Vote: Nay

(25) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Gun Malfunction Exemption January 08, 2016 - Deutch, D-Fla., amendment that would exempt claims brought by a gun owner seeking monetary relief involving the defective design or manufacturing of a firearm. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 163-232.

Vote: Nay

(26) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Fair Housing Act Exemption January 08, 2016 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would exempt claims under the Fair Housing Act or the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-229.

Vote: Nay

(27) - HR 1927: Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Equal Pay Act ExemptionJanuary 08, 2016 - Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would exempt a pay equity claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or the Fair Labor Standards (Equal Pay) Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-224.

Vote: Nay

(28) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Student Exemptions January 08, 2016 - Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would exempt claims against institutions under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, education loan institutions as defined by section 221 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or educational institutions as defined by chapter 33 of Title 38 United States Code. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-223.

Vote: Nay

(29) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Economic Loss Exemption January 08, 2016 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt class actions lawsuits for economic loss, and would strike the same "scope" of injury clause from the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-223.

Vote: Nay

(30) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Plantiff's Access to Trust Information January 08, 2016 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would allow litigants in a pending class action suit to access information held in a trust that is directly related to a plaintiff's claim for asbestos exposure. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-228.

Vote: Nay

(31) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions - Asbestos Trusts Report Alterations January 08, 2016 - Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would require asbestos trusts to provide a report available to the public regarding demands received and payments made, and would repeal the requirement that the report contain the personal information of people paid by the trust. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-222.

Vote: Nay

(32) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions – Recommit January 08, 2016 - McCollum, D-Minn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would specify that the asbestos trust provision would not apply to a claimant exposed to asbestos as a child in a school environment. Motion rejected 173-227.

Vote: Nay

(33) - HR 1927: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions – Passage January 08, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit federal courts from certifying proposed classes of individuals for a class-action lawsuit unless each member of the class has suffered the same type and degree of injury. Additionally, the bill would require quarterly reports by asbestos trusts including claims made against the trusts and payouts made by the trusts for asbestos-related injuries. Passed 211-188.

Vote: Yea

(34) - HR 598: Government Program Spending Transparency – Passage January 11, 2016 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that, as amended, would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a program inventory on its website of every federal program with an annual budget of over $1 million. The inventory would include the program's funding level for the most recent three years, the program's beneficiaries, links to any evaluations or assessments of the program, and the number of federal employees and contractors who carry out the program. The OMB would be required to complete the inventory by June 30, 2019. Motion agreed to 413-0.

Vote: Yeah

(35) - HR 3231: Federal Intern Discrimination Protection – Passage January 11, 2016 - Chaffetz, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend certain federal employee protections against discrimination, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to unpaid interns in the federal government. The measure defines "intern" as an individual who performs uncompensated voluntary service in an agency to earn credit awarded by an educational institution or to learn a trade or occupation. Motion agreed to 414-0.

Vote: Yea

(36) - S J Res 22, HR1644, HR3662: Surface Mining, Waters of the United States, and Iran Sanctions - Previous Question January 12, 2016 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 583) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1644) that would prevent the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement from issuing any final rules related to coal mining activities near streams; the resolution (S J Res 22) that would void the Environmental Protection Agency "waters of the United States" rule; and the bill (HR 3662) that would restrict the president's ability to lift sanctions on Iranian and other financial institutions, as called for in the Iran nuclear agreement. Motion agreed to 233-173.

Vote: Yea

(37) - S J Res 22, HR3662, HR1644: Surface Mining, Waters of the United States, and Iran Sanctions – Rule January 12, 2016 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 583) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1644) that would prevent the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement from issuing any final rules related to coal mining activities near streams; the resolution (S J Res 22) that would void the Environmental Protection Agency "waters of the United States" rule; and the bill (HR 3662) that would restrict the president's ability to lift sanctions on Iranian and other financial institutions, as called for in the Iran nuclear agreement. Adopted 239-183.

Vote: Yea

(38) - HR 1644: Surface Mining Regulation - Drinking Water Exemption January 12, 2016 - Kildee, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt rules from the bill's requirements if the rule protects drinking water quality. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-223.

Vote: Nay

(39) - HR 1644: Surface Mining Regulation - Community Funding January 12, 2016 - Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would direct funds from the abandoned mined lands fund to economically distressed communities to promote economic revitalization, diversification, and development. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 203-219.

Vote: Yea

(40) - HR 1644: Surface Mining Regulation - Health Exemption January 12, 2016 - Sewell, D-Ala., amendment that would exempt rules from the bill's requirements if the rule causes or significantly contributes to the development of chronic or long-term health conditions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(41) - HR 1644: Surface Mining Regulation – Recommit January 12, 2016 - Kildee, D-Mich., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would prohibit the bill's delay of the stream buffer rule if the delay would cause an imminent or long-term threat to human life or increase the prevalence of lung cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, birth defects, or heavy metal contamination in communities near mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Motion rejected 186-237.

Vote: Nay

(42) - HR 1644: Surface Mining Regulation – Passage January 12, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would require the Department of Interior to make public for 90 days any scientific product used in developing a rule, environmental analysis, economic assessment, policy, or guidance under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act before releasing the rule, environmental analysis, economic assessment, policy or guidance. The bill would further ban the Department of Interior from creating new regulations regarding stream buffer zones (SBZs) until the National Academy of Sciences completes a study on rule's effectiveness in protecting perennial and intermittent streams. As amended, the bill would exempt copyrighted materials from the bill's scientific data disclosure requirements. Passed 235-188.

Vote: Yea

(43) - HR 757: North Korean Sanctions – Passage January 12, 2016 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that, as amended, would sanction any individual that facilitates illicit activities such as arms trafficking, smuggling, proliferating weapons of mass destruction, censorship, or undermining cybersecurity, or that fails to ensure that financial institutions do not facilitate any of the aforementioned activities by the North Korean government. The bill would further require enhanced inspections of ships and aircraft carrying North Korean cargo and would hold North Korean officials accountable for human rights abuses and cybersecurity attacks. Additionally, the bill would require the president to report to Congress with information regarding the implementations of the sanctions within 180 days of enactment. Motion agreed to 418-2.

Vote: Yea

(45) - S J Res 22: Waters of the United States Disapproval – Passage January 13, 2016 - Passage of the bill that would provide for Congressional disapproval and would nullify the "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. WOTUS expanded the bodies of water that qualify for regulation under the Clean Water Act to include waters used for interstate or foreign commerce, interstate waters, wetlands impoundments of waters, tributaries of waters, and territorial seas. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 253-166.

Vote: Yea

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