Vote History

February 2016 Vote History

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Washington, February 1, 2016 | comments

 (46) - HR 2187: Accredited Investors – Passage February 01, 2016 -

Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would amend the definition in current law of "accredited investors," who are able to make investments closed to the general public, to include individuals licensed or registered as brokers or investment advisers by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or a state securities division. The definition also would include individuals the SEC determines by regulation to have education or job experience to qualify the individual as having professional knowledge of a subject related to an investment. The bill also would codify parts of the SEC's current definition set in regulation of an "accredited investor," specifically individuals with a net worth of more than $1 million and individuals with an income of more than $200,000.
Motion agreed to 347-8.

Vote: Yea

 (47) - HR 4168: Small Business Capital Formation Forum – Passage February 01, 2016 -

Garrett, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review the findings and recommendations of the annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. It also would require the commission to submit a public statement that would assess the findings or recommendations and would disclose what actions, if any, that the SEC plans to take.
Motion agreed to 390-1.

Vote: Yea

(48) - HR 3700: Housing Assistance Programs - Previous Question February 02, 2016 -

Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 594) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3700) that would allow Public Housing Agencies and owners of private subsidized housing to verify the income-based eligibility of families through other needs-tested federal programs, establish limitations on public housing tenancy for families whose income is more than 120 percent of the median income for the area, modify income calculations, as well as other changes to various housing laws.
Motion agreed to 236-178

Vote: Yea

(49) - HR 3700: Housing Assistance Programs - Rule February 02, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 594) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would allow Public Housing Agencies and owners of private subsidized housing to verify the income-based eligibility of families through other needs-tested federal programs, establish limitations on public housing tenancy for families whose income is more than 120 percent of the median income for the area, modify income calculations, as well as other changes to various housing laws.
Adopted: 242-177

Vote: Yea

 

(50) - HR 3700: Housing Assistance Programs - Public Housing Agency Boards February 02, 2016 -

Palazzo, R-Miss., amendment that would exempt certain public housing agencies from a requirement that their boards of directors include at least one member who directly receives public housing agency assistance, if the public housing agency establishes an advisory board of at least six public housing residents.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-178

Vote: Yea

(51) - HR 3700: Housing Assistance Programs - Insufficient Credit History February 02, 2016 -

Green, D-Texas, amendment that would allow the Housing and Urban Development Department to continue a Federal Housing Administration pilot program for an automated process to provide alternative credit rating information to help determine creditworthiness of borrowers with insufficient credit histories.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-239

Vote: Nay

(52) - HR 3700: Housing Assistance Programs - Passage February 02, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would allow public housing agencies and owners of private subsidized housing to verify the income-based eligibility of families through other needs-tested federal programs, place restrictions on public housing assistance for families whose incomes are more than 120 percent of the median income for the area, modify income calculations, and make other changes to housing laws. The bill also would provide for changes to Federal Housing Authority requirements for mortgage insurance for condominiums and would establish a special assistant for veterans affairs within the Housing and Urban Development Department. As amended, the measure would maintain language in current law that allows families receiving certain federal housing assistance to deduct all reasonable child care expenses when calculating adjusted income.
Passed 427-0

Vote: Yea

(53) - HR 3762: Health Care Law Reconciliation - Veto Override February 02, 2016 -

Passage, over President Obama's Jan. 8 2016, veto, of 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.
Rejected 241-186

Vote: Yea

 

 

(54) - HR 3662: Iran Sanctions – Passage February 02, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would restrict the president's ability to lift sanctions on Iranian and other financial institutions, as called for by the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, by requiring various certifications to Congress. Specifically, it would prohibit the president from removing the foreign financial institutions from the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control's list of blocked nationals and persons until the president submits to Congress a certification that the institutions have not knowingly facilitated a significant transaction for Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, a foreign terrorist organization or anyone sanctioned in connection with Iran's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic-missile programs.
Passed 246-181.

Vote: Yea

 

(55) - HR 766, HR1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation and Federal Banking Regulator Authorities - Previous Question February 03, 2016 -

Stivers, R-Ohio, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 595) that would provide for House floor consideration of an intended package of financial services bills (HR 1675) and a bill (HR 766) that would prohibit federal banking regulators from requesting that financial institutions terminate their relationships with specific customers or groups of customers unless the agency has a material reason for the request and would restrict the conditions under which the Justice Department can conduct investigations involving financial institutions and seek civil penalties.
Motion agreed to 240-176

Vote: Yea

 

(56) - HR 766, HR1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation and Federal Banking Regulator Authorities – Rule February 03, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 595) that would provide for House floor consideration of an intended package of financial services bills (HR 1675) and a bill (HR 766) that would prohibit federal banking regulators from requesting that financial institutions terminate their relationships with specific customers or groups of customers unless the agency has a material reason for the request and would restrict the conditions under which the Justice Department can conduct investigations involving financial institutions and seek civil penalties.
Adopted 242-175

Vote: Yea

 

(57) - HR 1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation - Employee Ownership Plans Study February 03, 2016 -

DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to study and report to Congress on the prevalence of employee ownership plans within companies that include a flexible or social benefit component in their articles of incorporation, as permitted by relevant state laws.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-243

Vote: Nay

(58) - HR 1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation - Interactive Data Format February 03, 2016 -

Issa, R-Calif., amendment that would limit the exemption under the bill for emerging growth companies and companies with annual revenues of less than $250 million from the current requirement for companies to use eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), an interactive data format, for filing financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Specifically, the amendment would limit the exemption to issuers that are first required to file financial statements after the bill's enactment.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-221.

Vote: Nay

 

(59) - HR 1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation - Interactive Data Format Exemption Removal February 03, 2016 -

Ellison, D-Minn., amendment that would remove the section of the bill that would exempt emerging growth companies and companies with annual revenues of less than $250 million from the current requirement for companies to submit financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission in an interactive data format known as eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-248

Vote: Nay

 

(60) - HR 1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation – Recommit February 03, 2016 -

Frankel, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit individuals convicted of felonies or misdemeanors involving securities from making use of the exemptions or other authorities that would be provided under the bill.
Motion rejected 184-241

Vote: Nay

(61) - HR 1675: Securities Sold for Employee Compensation – Passage February 03, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase from $5 million to $10 million the annual amount of securities that privately-held companies can sell for employee compensation without needing to disclose certain information to investors. As amended, the bill would require the SEC to review its existing significant regulations, determine whether they are outmoded, ineffective or excessively burdensome, and modify or repeal such rules. As amended, the bill also would exempt from SEC registration requirements certain firms that broker mergers and acquisitions. As amended, it also would exempt emerging growth companies and companies with annual revenues of less than $250 million from the current requirement for companies to submit financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission in an interactive data format known as eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
Passed 265-159

Vote: Yea

 

(62) - HR 766: Bank Customer Account Termination and Financial Institution Investigations – Recommit February 04, 2016 -

Castor, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would make the bill effective on the day that the attorney general and federal financial regulatory agencies certify that in the past five years no federally regulated financial institutions have been subject to settlements or to civil or criminal penalties for violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act or for fraud or unfair or deceptive practices related to mortgage products.
Motion rejected 177-240

Vote: Nay

 

(63) - HR 766: Bank Customer Account Termination and Financial Institution Investigations – Passage February 04, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit federal banking agencies from requesting or ordering that a bank terminate a customer account without material reason. A belief that the customer threatens national security would count as a material reason. The bill would require the agency to give the bank their request or order along with a justification in writing. As amended, the bill would require banks ordered to terminate a customer's account to inform customers of the justification. This provision would not apply if the account was ordered terminated due to national security concerns. Further, the bill would limit the Justice Department's ability seek civil penalties involving financial institutions as well as its subpoena authority in such cases. It would allow the attorney general to summon witnesses or require production of records either through court order or through personally signing, or delegating to no lower than the deputy attorney general, a subpoena, which would need to be supported by "specific and articulable facts" that show reasonable grounds that the testimony would be relevant to an investigation.
Passed 250-169

Vote: Yea

 

(64) - HR 3036: National September 11 Memorial – Passage February 09, 2016 -

MacArthur, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York City as a national memorial, but not a unit of the National Park System. Additionally, the bill would allow the Interior Department, for a maximum of seven years, to award a single grant per year to a nonprofit for the operation and maintenance of a memorial commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993.
Motion agreed to 387-12

Vote: Yea

(65) - HR 3442, HR3293: Debt Report and National Science Foundation Grants - Previous Question February 10, 2016 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 609) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3442) that would require the Treasury secretary to appear before Congress before the public debt is expected to reach the statutory limit and the bill (HR 3293) that would require the National Science Foundation to issue new basic research grants only if the foundation determines that the grants promote progress of science, are worthy of federal funding and are in the national interest. The bill would specify what factors would be considered as being in the national interest.
Motion agreed to 237-180

Vote: Yea

 

(66) - HR 3442, HR3293: Debt Report and National Science Foundation Grants – Rule February 10, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 609) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3442) that would require the Treasury secretary to appear before Congress before the public debt is expected to reach the statutory limit and the bill (HR 3293) that would require the National Science Foundation to issue new basic research grants only if the foundation determines that the grants promote progress of science, are worthy of federal funding and are in the national interest. The bill would specify what factors would be considered as being in the national interest.
Adopted 236-178

Vote: Yea

(67) - HR 4470: Lead in Water Systems – Passage February 10, 2016 -

Upton, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to forward data that indicates that a public water system contains lead levels that exceed the federal limits to the owner or operator of the water system, who would then need to disseminate information to their customers, including an explanation of the lead level, its potential harm to health and corrective actions being taken. It also would require the EPA to notify customers if water systems or states don't do so. Additionally, the bill would require the EPA, in collaboration with water system operators and states, to establish a strategic plan to conduct outreach, education, technical assistance and risk communications to communities affected by lead in public water systems.
Motion agreed to 416-2

Vote: Yea

(68) - HR 3293: National Science Foundation Grants - Grant Requirements February 10, 2016 -

Johnson, D-Texas, amendment that would provide for the bill's requirement that the National Science Foundation (NSF) determine that a grant is worthy of federal funding to be fulfilled by having met the NSF's merit review criteria.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-235

Vote: Nay

(69) - HR 3293: National Science Foundation Grants – Recommit February 10, 2016 -

Edwards, D-Md., motion to recommit the bill to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would allow research grants that have the potential to increase understanding of the causes and prevention of gun violence to fulfill the bill's requirement for the National Science Foundation to determine new grants are in the "national interest."
Motion rejected 177-241

Vote: Nay

(70) - HR 3293: National Science Foundation Grants – Passage February 10, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award new grants for basic research and science education only if the foundation determines that the grant promotes the progress of science, is "worthy" of federal funding, and is in the national interest. To be considered to be in the national interest, the grant would need to potentially enhance economic competitiveness, advance the health or welfare of Americans, develop a STEM workforce, or meet other characteristics specified in the bill. As amended, the bill would specify that computer science and information technology are sectors included in the STEM workforce. Also as amended, the bill would require additional determinations from the NSF that new grants are consistent with established and widely accepted scientific methods applicable to the field of study, and that they are consistent with the definition of basic research within the field of study.
Passed 236-178

Vote: Nay

(71) - HR 3442: Debt Limit Report - Debt Default Consequences February 11, 2016 -

Kelly, D-Ill., amendment that would require the Treasury secretary's debt report to include an economic forecast of the negative consequences of not raising the debt limit, including costs associated with public health and safety.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 184-234

Vote: Nay

(72) - HR 3442: Debt Limit Report - Principal and Interest Payment February 11, 2016 -

Duffy, R-Wis., amendment that would require the Treasury secretary's statement of intent to include an explanation of whether the administration is technologically capable of paying only principal and interest on the national debt, as opposed to other obligations, in the event that the debt limit is reached.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 240-176

Vote: Yea

(73) - HR 3442: Debt Limit Report - Salary and Consumer Spending Projections February 11, 2016 -

Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would require the Treasury secretary's statement of intent to include individual salary and wage projections, projections of consumer spending and the impact of projected consumer spending on gross domestic product.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-245

Vote: Nay

(74) - HR 3442: Debt Limit Report - Economic Impact February 11, 2016 -

Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Treasury secretary's statement of intent to include an explanation of how delayed action on raising the debt limit and the threat of default would impact the economy.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-227

Vote: Nay

(75) - HR 3442: Debt Limit Report – Recommit February 11, 2016 -

Doggett, D-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require the Treasury secretary's statement of intent to include an analysis of long-term revenue lost due to tax policies that "harm middle-class workers and families" and long-term revenue lost due to "tax avoidance and evasion" in relation to certain tax provisions, including corporate inversions, carried interest and estate tax rules. The amendment also would remove a provision in the bill that would require the Treasury secretary's statement of intent to include projections of fiscal health and sustainability of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Motion rejected 179-238

Vote: Nay

(76) - HR 3442: Debt Limit Report – Passage February 11, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would require the Treasury secretary to appear before Congress between 21 and 60 days before the statutory debt limit is expected to be reached and present a report on the state of the public debt. The report would need to include the historic, current and projected future debt levels, drivers and composition of future debt, and how debt obligations will be met if the debt limit is raised. The secretary also would need to submit a statement of intent explaining the president's proposals to reduce public debt, the impact that a debt limit increase would have on future government spending, as well as projections of fiscal health and the sustainability of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. As amended, the bill also would require reporting on the historical levels of federal revenue. Also as amended, the bill would require an explanation of the president's plan, for each week that the debt limit is reached, for disclosing through the Treasury Department's website the extraordinary measures being used to avoid default on obligations, their dollar amounts and when they are expected to be exhausted.
Passed 267-151

Vote: Yea

(77) - HR 2017: Restaurant Menu Calorie Disclosure - Previous Question February 11, 2016 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 611) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2017) that would revise nutrition disclosure requirements for restaurants and other retail food establishments.
Motion agreed to 237-178

Vote: Yea

(78) - HR 2017: Restaurant Menu Calorie Disclosure – Rule February 11, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 611) would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2017) that would revise nutrition disclosure requirements for restaurants and other retail food establishments.
Adopted 237-174

Vote: Yea

(79) - HR 2017: Restaurant Calorie Disclosures - Human Error February 12, 2016 -

McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., amendment that would clarify that the bill would allow for calorie disclosures on menus that are made on a "reasonable basis," as restaurants are required to do under current law, to still be considered as doing so even if the disclosures vary from actual nutrient content, including inadvertent human error, variations in ingredients and serving size and other reasonable variations.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 309-100

Vote: Yea

(80) - HR 2017: Restaurant Calorie Disclosures - Internet Disclosures February 12, 2016 -

Schrader, D-Ore., amendment that would remove the provision in the bill that would allow restaurants or similar retail food establishments to disclose calorie information solely online if the majority of their orders are placed by customers who are offsite.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 148-258

Vote: Nay

(81) - HR 2017: Restaurant Calorie Disclosure – Passage February 12, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would change the requirement for how restaurants and similar retail establishments with more than 20 locations must disclose calorie information on their menus. Instead of the current requirement for businesses to disclose the number of calories in a "standard menu item," businesses could opt to disclose the number of calories per serving along with the number of servings or disclose the number of calories per common unit division of the standard menu item. The bill would allow for disclosures to have variations from actual nutrient content, including inadvertent human error, variations in ingredients and serving size, and other reasonable variations. Additionally, the bill would allow businesses to disclose calorie information solely online if the majority of their customers order their food off-premises, pre-empt the ability of states to petition the Food and Drug Administration to require menu labeling that is different from federal requirements and would restrict civil lawsuits for alleged violation of the menu labeling law.
Passed 266-144

Vote: Yea

(82) - HR 757: North Korea Sanctions - Motion to ConcurFebruary 12, 2016 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would levy mandatory sanctions on certain individuals including those who enable North Korea's censorship efforts or human rights abuses, engage in money laundering, narcotics trafficking or cybersecurity attacks for the North Korean government, or sell certain industrial commodities such as coal or steel to North Korea. It also would provide for discretionary sanctions against entities found to have violated various United Nations resolutions regarding North Korea. It would call for the Treasury secretary to block North Korean banks from access to the U.S. financial system if North Korea is determined to be a "primary money-laundering concern."
Motion agreed to 408-2

Vote: Yea

(83) - HR 4408: Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel – Passage February 23, 2016 -

Katko, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the president to submit to Congress a national strategy to combat terrorist travel that would need to include: descriptions of all federal programs and activities to constrain travel by terrorists, an identification of security vulnerabilities domestically and abroad, goals for closing the vulnerabilities and for enhancing the government's ability to constrain terrorist travel, as well as actions to be taken to meet those goals. It would also require implementation plans.
Motion agreed to 392-0

Vote: Yea

(84)- HR 4402: Review of Travel to Join Terrorist Organizations – Passage February 23, 2016 -

Hurd, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the president, acting through the secretary of Homeland Security, to review known instances since 2011 in which a person has traveled or tried to travel from the United States to a conflict zone in Iraq or Syria in order to join or provide material support to a terrorist organization. The bill would require that the review, the results of which would need to be submitted to Congress, include an identification of areas for improvement to prevent such travel in the future.
Motion agreed to 397-0

Vote: Yea

(85) - HR 3624: Fraudulent Joinder - Previous Question February 24, 2016 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 618) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3624) that would establish a new standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently included in a lawsuit, for the purpose of deciding whether the case is heard in state court instead of federal court.
Motion agreed to 237-180

Vote: Yea

(86) - HR 3624: Fradulent Joinder – Rule February 24, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 618) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3624) that would establish a new standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently included in a lawsuit, for the purpose of deciding whether the case is heard in state court instead of federal court.
Adopted 238-180

Vote: Yea

(87) - HR 3624: Fraudulent Joinder - Insurance Exemption February 25, 2016 -

Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would exempt cases in which plaintiffs seek compensation because of the bad faith of an insurer.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-237

Vote: Nay

(88) - HR 3624: Fraudulent Joinder – Recommit February 25, 2016 -

Watson Coleman, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill cases in which the plaintiff seeks relief in connection with the sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor.
Motion rejected 180-239

Vote: Nay

(89) - HR 3624: Fraudulent Joinder – Passage February 25, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would set a new, national standard for deciding whether certain lawsuits are heard in federal instead of state court because an in-state co-defendant should not have been joined to the case. The bill would require district courts to deny motions to send a lawsuit back to state court because a defendant is from the same state as a plaintiff if: there was fraud in the pleading of jurisdictional facts in relation to the co-defendant joined to the lawsuit, it is not plausible that state law would impose liability against the co-defendant, state or federal law bars claims against the co-defendant, or if there is no good faith intention to seek a judgment against the co-defendant.
Passed 229-189

Vote: Yea

(90) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Previous Question February 25, 2016 -

Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 619) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2406) that would require public lands to be considered open for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting unless the managing agency acts to close the land to such activities, and would, among other provisions, prohibit the Army secretary from developing or enforcing regulations to prohibit individuals from carrying firearms at water resources development projects.
Motion agreed to 240-178

Vote: Yea

(91) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - RuleFebruary 25, 2016 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 619) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2406) that would require public lands to be considered open for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting unless the managing agency acts to close the land to such activities, and would, among other provisions, prohibit the Army secretary from developing or enforcing regulations to prohibit individuals from carrying firearms at water resources development projects.
Adopted 241-175

Vote: Yea

(92) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Public Target Ranges February 26, 2016 -

Beyer, D-Va., amendment would require public target ranges that use certain federal funding to bar individuals prohibited from purchasing a firearm under federal law from using the target range.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 161-244

Vote: Nay

(93) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Polar Bear Trophies February 26, 2016 -

Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would remove the bill's provisions that would direct the Interior secretary to issue permits for the importation of polar bear trophies from Canada that were harvested and that had permit applications submitted before polar bears were listed as a threatened species.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 159-242

Vote: Nay

(94) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Fishing in National Parks February 26, 2016 -

Beyer, D-Va., amendment would remove the bill's requirement for the Interior and Commerce secretaries to consult with state fish and wildlife management agencies before restricting recreational or commercial fishing in marine waters or Great Lakes waters within the jurisdiction of the National Park Service or the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-236

Vote: Nay

(95) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Mark Twain National Forest February 26, 2016 -

Smith, R-Mo., amendment would prohibit the Agriculture secretary and the U.S. Forest Service chief from setting restrictions on hunting and recreational fishing in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-173.

Vote: Yea

(96) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Interstate Firearms Transportation February 26, 2016 -

Griffith, R-Va., amendment would prohibit arrest under state law of individuals transporting a firearm if they are transporting an unloaded firearm that is stored in a locked container, secured by a safety device or is not accessible from the vehicle's passenger compartment. Arrest would require probable cause to believe the person is transporting the firearm in a manner that is not provided for under standards outlined in the amendment. It also would provide for a defendant who prevails in asserting the amendment's provisions as a defense in a criminal case to be awarded reasonable attorney's fees.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 239-165

Vote: Yea

(97) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Gray Wolf February 26, 2016 -

Ribble, R-Wis., amendment would reinstate the 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decisions to remove the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-171

Vote: Yea

(98) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Alaskan National Preserves February 26, 2016 -

Young, R-Alaska, amendment would require the National Park Service director to withdraw a 2015 final rule on hunting and trapping in Alaskan national preserves, and would prohibit the director from issuing a similar rule.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-169

Vote: Yea

(99) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge February 26, 2016 -

Huffman, D-Calif., amendment would designate the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, and therefore a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-227

Vote: Nay

(100) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands – Recommit February 26, 2016 -

Lawrence, D-Mich., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require any manufacturer of items that contain chemicals that could contaminate public drinking water to submit data to relevant state and federal agencies on the product's risks to human health and the environment, including studies on neurotoxicity and cancer-causing effects. Exposing the public to such items without these studies would be considered prohibited under a federal toxic substances law.
Motion rejected 165-238

Vote: Nay

(101) - HR 2406: Hunting and Fishing on Federal Lands – Passage February 26, 2016 -

Passage of the bill that would require public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service to be considered open for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting unless the managing agency closes the land to such activities. The bill also would prohibit the Army secretary from issuing or enforcing regulations that prohibit individuals from carrying firearms at water resources development projects. It also would bar the Interior and Agriculture departments from regulating the use of ammunition or fishing tackle based on lead content if they are in compliance with state law. Additionally, the bill would allow importation of legally-possessed ivory. As amended, the bill would prohibit arrest under state law of an individual transporting an unloaded firearm that is stored in a locked container, secured by a safety device or is not accessible from the vehicle's passenger compartment, unless there is probable cause to believe that the firearm isn't being transported in such a manner.
Passed 242-161

Vote: Yea

(102) - HR 4238: Updating Statutory References to Minorities – Passage February 29, 2016 -

Whitfield, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify the statutory definition of "minority" in the Department of Energy Organization Act, by replacing an existing reference to "Negro, Puerto Rican, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, or Aleut or... a Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent" with "Asian American, Native Hawaiian, a Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, Native American, or an Alaska Native." The bill would make a similar change in a part of the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 related to minority-owned businesses.
Motion agreed to 376-0

Vote: Yea

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