Vote History

March 2017 Vote History

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(109) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Student Loan Borrower Protections March 01, 2017 - Bonamici, D-Ore., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions rules related to providing consumer protections for student loan borrowers. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-235.

Vote: Nay

(110) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Clean Air Act Enforcement March 01, 2017 - Raskin, D-Md., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions rules related to the enforcement of the Clean Air Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-231.

Vote: Nay

(111) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission - Tribal Sovereignty March 01, 2017 -

Moore, D-Wis., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions rules related to federal obligations to tribal governments and rules related to supporting tribal sovereignty. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-229.

Vote: Nay

(112) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Comission - Whistleblower Protections March 01, 2017 - Cummings, D-Md., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions rules related to whistleblower protections and rules related to penalties for retaliation against whistleblowers. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-231.

Vote: Nay

(113) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission – Recommit March 01, 2017 -

Raskin, D-Md., 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 exempt from the bill's provisions rules related to laws governing potential conflicts of interest and financial disclosures for executive branch employees, and would exempt rules related to bribery. Motion rejected 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(114) - HR 998: Regulatory Review Commission – Passage March 01, 2017 -

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would establish a nine-member commission to review existing federal regulations and identify regulations that should be repealed on the basis of reducing costs on the U.S. economy. The commission would identify those regulatory policies that it deems should be repealed immediately, and would set up a "Cut-Go" system that would require agencies to repeal existing rules to offset costs before issuing a new rule. As amended, the commission, in identifying which rules should be repealed, would be required to evaluate the extent to which a repeal of a rule would impact public health. It would bar from membership on the commission individuals who have been registered lobbyists during the previous two years. Passed 240-185.

Vote: Yea

(115) - HR 1004, HR1009: Regulatory Databases and Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis - Previous Question March 01, 2017 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 156) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1004) that would require federal agencies to maintain and regularly update detailed online databases of regulatory actions taken and pending before the agency. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1009) that would require the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review significant government regulations to insure that they are consistent with relevant laws and do not conflict with regulations issued by other agencies. The bill would define significant regulatory actions as those that are likely to have an annual economic effect of $100 million or more. Motion agreed to 233-189.

Vote: Yea

(116) - HR 1004, HR1009: Regulatory Databases and Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis – Rule March 01, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 156) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1004) that would require federal agencies to maintain and regularly update detailed online databases of regulatory actions taken and pending before the agency. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1009) that would require the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review significant government regulations to insure that they are consistent with relevant laws and do not conflict with regulations issued by other agencies. The bill would define significant regulatory actions as those that are likely to have an annual economic effect of $100 million or more. Adopted 234-180.

Vote: Yea

(117) - HR 1009: Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis - Duplicity Prevention March 01, 2017 - Young, R-Iowa, amendment that would require each agency to describe what steps were taken in order to ensure that a new rule or regulation would not be duplicative or conflict with any existing or planned regulatory action. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 265-158.

Vote: Yea

 (118) - HR 1009: Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis - Independent Agencies March 01, 2017 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would exempt independent agencies from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs' reviews required under the bill. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-234.

Vote: Nay

 (119) - HR 1009: Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis – Recommit March 01, 2017 - Cartwright, D-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to immediately report it back with an amendment that would exempt the Office of Government Ethics from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs' reviews required under the bill. Motion rejected 193-234.

Vote: Nay

(120) - HR 1009: Regulatory Cost-Benefit Analysis – Passage March 01, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would require the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review significant government regulatory actions to insure that they are consistent with relevant laws and do not conflict with regulations issued by other agencies. The bill would define significant regulatory actions as those that are likely to have an annual economic effect of $100 million or more. As amended, it would require OIRA to keep a log of all of its communications with an agency related to a regulation before a regulation is submitted for review. The communications would be required to be published when the regulation is published in the Federal Register. Passed 241-184.

Vote: Yea

(121) - H J Res 83: OSHA Citation Disapproval – Passage March 01, 2017 - Passage of a joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that extends, from six months to five years, the period in which OSHA can issue citations to employers who do not maintain workplace injury or illness records. Passed 231-191.

Vote: Yea

(122) - HR 1004: Regulatory Databases - Propaganda Definition March 02, 2017 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would define the terms propaganda, publicity and advocacy as information or claims that are not widely accepted in the scientific community or not supported by empirical data. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-234.

Vote: Nay

(123) - HR 1004: Regulatory Databases - Duplicity and Overlap March 02, 2017 - Farenthold, R-Texas, for Messer, R-Ind., amendment that would require an agency to list regulatory actions issued by the agency, or any other agency, that would duplicate or overlap with the agency's pending regulatory action. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 263-145.

Vote: Yea

(124) - HR 1004: Regulatory Databases - First Amendment Protected Communications March 02, 2017 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would specify that the bill's restrictions on agency communications would not apply to any communication that would be protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-232.

Vote: Nay

(125) - HR 1004: Regulatory Integrity Act – Recommit March 02, 2017 - Jayapal, D-Wash., 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 prohibit the president from making public communications that refer to a business in which the president has an equity interest and would prohibit the president from publically advocating on behalf of such business interests. Motion rejected 189-232.

Vote: Nay

(126) - HR 1004: Regulatory Databases – Passage March 02, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would require federal agencies to maintain and regularly update detailed online databases of regulatory actions taken and pending before the agency. Under the measure, an agency would be required to list whether it is considering alternatives and whether it is accepting comments. It would explicitly prohibit agencies from directly advocating support or opposition for pending regulatory actions in public communications. As amended, the measure would require an agency to list regulatory actions issued by the agency, or any other agency that would duplicate or overlap with the agency's pending regulatory action. Passed 246-176.

Vote: Yea

(127) - HR 1362: Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Clinic – Passage March 07, 2017 - Radewagen, R-A.S., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would that would designate a Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, as the "Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Clinic." Motion agreed to 411-2.

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

Vote: Yea

(128) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table March 07, 2017 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Eshoo, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Eshoo resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's tax returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 227-186.

Vote: Yea

(129) - HR 725: Fraudulent Joinder - Previous Question March 08, 2017 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 175) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill 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 230-184.

Vote: Yea

(130) - HR 725: Fraudulent Joinder – Rule March 08, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 175) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill 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 235-185.

Vote: Yea

(131) - HR 1301: Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations - Previous Question March 08, 2017 - Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 174) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $577.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2017. Motion agreed to 232-189.

Vote: Yea

(132) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn March 08, 2017 - Hoyer, D-Md., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 127-295.

Vote: Nay

(133) - HR 1301: Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations – Rule March 08, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 174) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide $577.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2017. Adopted 233-185.

Vote: Yea

(134) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn March 08, 2017 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 107-277.

Vote: Nay

(135) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn March 08, 2017 - Takano, D-Calif., motion to adjourn. Motion rejected 114-290.

Vote: Nay

(136) - HR 1301: Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations – Passage March 08, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would provide $577.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2017. The total would include $516.1 billion in base Defense Department funding subject to spending caps. It also would include $61.8 billion in overseas contingency operations funding. The bill would provide approximately $210.1 billion for operations and maintenance, approximately $117.8 billion for procurement, approximately $72.7 billion for research and development and $132.2 billion for military personnel, including a 2.1 percent pay raise. It also would provide roughly $34.1 billion for defense health programs. The measure would prohibit use of funds to construct or modify potential facilities in the United States to house Guantanamo Bay detainees. Passed 371-48.

Vote: Yea

(137) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn March 08, 2017 - Raskin, D-Md., motion to adjourn. Motion agreed to 314-98.

Vote: Yea

(138) - HR 720, HR985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions, Asbestos Trusts and Frivolous Lawsuits - Previous Question March 09, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 180) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 720) that would require federal courts to impose sanctions on parties that file frivolous civil lawsuits. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 985) 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 asbestos trusts to issue quarterly reports on claims made against the trusts and payouts made by the trusts for asbestos-related injuries. Motion agreed to 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(139) - HR 720, HR985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions, Asbestos Trusts and Frivolous Lawsuits – Rule March 09, 2017 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 720) that would require federal courts to impose sanctions on parties that file frivolous civil lawsuits. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 985) 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 asbestos trusts to issue quarterly reports on claims made against the trusts and payouts made by the trusts for asbestos-related injuries. Adopted 233-184.

Vote: Yea

(140) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Counsel and Plaintiff Relationship March 09, 2017 - Deutch, D-Fla., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on the use of class counsel if the named plaintiff is a present or former client or has a contractual relationship with the counsel. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-227.

Vote: Nay

(141) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Attorneys' Fee Awards March 09, 2017 - Deutch, D-Fla., amendment that would remove the bill's requirement that attorneys' fee awards to be based on equitable relief. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-228.

Vote: Nay

(142) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Discovery Proceedings March 09, 2017 - Soto, D-Fla., amendment that would permit discovery proceedings to continue while various legal motions are pending before a court. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-230.

Vote: Nay

(143) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Alleged Fraud March 09, 2017 - Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt cases related to civil actions alleging fraud from the bill's provisions related to class actions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-230.

Vote: Nay

(144) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Civil Rights March 09, 2017 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt cases related to civil actions alleging violations of civil rights from the bill's provisions related to class actions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-230.

Vote: Nay

(145) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Public Reports March 09, 2017 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would replace the bill's provisions related to asbestos trusts with a requirement that asbestos trusts to provide a report available to the public regarding demands received and payments made. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-229.

Vote: Nay

(146) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts - Public Housing March 09, 2017 - Espaillat, D-N.Y., amendment that would exempt claimants living in public housing from the bill's provisions related to asbestos trusts. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-228.

Vote: Nay

(147) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts – Recommit March 09, 2017 - Kildee, D-Mich., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions civil actions related to the protection of public drinking water supplies. Motion rejected 188-234.

Vote: Nay

(148) - HR 985: Class-Action Lawsuit Restrictions and Asbestos Trusts – Passage March 09, 2017 - 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 asbestos trusts to issue quarterly reports on claims made against the trusts and payouts made by the trusts for asbestos-related injuries. Passed 220-201.

Vote: Yea

(149) - HR 725: Fraudulent Joinder - Public Health Risks March 09, 2017 - Soto, D-Fla., amendment that would exempt cases in which the plaintiff seeks compensation for public health risks, including byproducts from hydraulic fracturing or water contamination. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-233.

Vote: Nay

(150) - HR 725: Fraudulent Joinder - Bad Faith Insurers March 09, 2017 - Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would exempt cases in which the plaintiff seeks compensation related to the bad faith of an insurer. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-229.

Vote: Nay

House Vote 151 - HR 725: Fraudulent Joinder – Recommit March 09, 2017 - Kuster, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions civil actions related to government ethics. Motion rejected 187-233.

Vote: Nay

(152) - HR 725: Fraudulent Joinder – Passage March 09, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would - for purposes of determining whether certain lawsuits are sent back from federal to state courts - establish a new standard for determining whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a case. Under the measure, federal courts would have to deny motions to remand a case back to state court if the court finds that there was fraud in the jurisdictional claim, the plaintiff's claim against that defendant is not possible or plausible under state law, or the plaintiff did not make their claim in good faith. Passed 224-194.

Vote: Yea

(153) - HR 720: 'Frivolous' Lawsuits - Withdrawal Time Period March 10, 2017 - Soto, D-Fla., that would retain and modify the so-called "safe harbor" clause related to frivolous civil lawsuits by allowing parties to withdraw or correct claims considered frivolous within 14 days of filing. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-225.

Vote: Nay

(154) - HR 720: 'Frivolous' Lawsuits - Sanctions Removal March 10, 2017 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would remove the bill's provision that sanctions for frivolous lawsuits would need to include monetary payments to the other party to cover the other party's attorney fees and costs. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-225.

Vote: Nay

(155) - HR 720: 'Frivolous' Lawsuits - Civil Rights Actions March 10, 2017 - Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions actions alleging a violation of a constitutional or civil right. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-227.

Vote: Nay

(156) - HR 720: 'Frivolous' Lawsuits - Whistleblower Actions March 10, 2017 - Jeffries, D-N.Y., amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions actions related to federal whistleblower or anti-retaliation laws. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-229.

Vote: Nay

(157) - HR 720: 'Frivolous' Lawsuits – Recommit March 10, 2017 - Lofgren, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions any civil action related to the foreign emoluments clause in the Constitution. Motion rejected 186-232.

Vote: Nay

(158) - HR 720: 'Frivolous' Lawsuits – Passage March 10, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would change federal rules governing civil lawsuits to require federal courts to impose sanctions on parties that file frivolous civil lawsuits. The sanctions would need to include monetary payments to the other party to cover the other party's attorney fees and costs. The bill also would eliminate the so-called "safe harbor" clause by removing the ability of parties to withdraw or correct claims considered frivolous within 21 days of filing. Passed 230-188.

Vote: Yea

(159) - HR 132: Oklahoma Land Conveyance – Passage March 15, 2017 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Bureau of Reclamation to convey all land in the maintenance complex and district office of the federal Arbuckle water project in Oklahoma to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District in Murray County, Okla. Motion agreed to 407-1.

Vote: Yea

(160) - HR 648: Wyoming Dam Agreement – Passage March 15, 2017 - Tipton, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Interior Department to enter into an agreement with the state of Wyoming to expand the storage capacity of the Fontenelle Dam and Reservoir. Motion agreed to 408-0.

Vote: Yea

(161) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table March 15, 2017 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Crowley, D-N.Y., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Crowley resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's tax returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 223-183.

Vote: Yea

(162) - HR 1259, HR1181, HR1367: VA Misconduct, VA Staffing Programs and Veteran Gun Purchases - Previous Question March 16, 2017 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1259) that would expand the Veterans Affairs Department's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct; a bill (HR 1367) that would establish various new staffing, recruitment and retention programs at the VA; and a bill (HR 1181) that would prohibit a VA determination that a veteran is mentally incompetent from automatically preventing a veteran from being able to purchase a gun. Motion agreed to 227-185.

Vote: Yea

(163) - HR 1367, HR1181, HR1259: VA Misconduct, VA Staffing Programs and Veteran Gun Purchases – Rule March 16, 2017 - Adoption of rule that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill (HR 1259) that would expand the Veterans Affairs Department's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct; a bill (HR 1367) that would establish various new staffing, recruitment and retention programs at the VA; and a bill (HR 1181) that would prohibit a VA determination that a veteran is mentally incompetent from automatically preventing the veteran from being able to purchase a gun. Adopted 229-187.

Vote: Yea

(164) - : Procedural Motion – Journal March 16, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of March 15, 2017. Approved 243-165.

Vote: Yea

(165) - HR 1259: VA Misconduct - Senior Executive Demotion Process March 16, 2017 - Walz, D-Minn., amendment that would remove the bill's provisions that would expand the Veterans Affairs Department's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct, and would alternatively expand the VA's authority to suspend or demote senior executives. It would allow for the removal of non-executives for performance issues occurring only within a preceding two-year period. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-223.

Vote: Nay

(166) - HR 1259: VA Misconduct - Dangerous Employee Suspension March 16, 2017 - Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would replace the bill's proposed VA employee removal process with an alternative process that would provide for the suspension and removal of Veterans Affairs Department employees for misconduct that is a threat to public health and safety. Suspended employees would be entitled to a written statement of the charges, a hearing and a review of their case. It would also provide for back pay for suspended whistleblowers. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-232.

Vote: Nay

(167) - HR 1259: VA Misconduct – Recommit March 16, 2017 - Kihuen, D-Nev., motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the bill's whistleblower protections to individuals that make disclosures to the central whistleblower office, including those who do so anonymously. It would also exempt veterans and whistleblowers from the bill's provisions that would expand the Veterans Affairs Department's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. Motion rejected 189-229.

Vote: Nay

(168) - HR 1259: VA Misconduct – Passage March 16, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would expand the Veterans Affairs Department's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. The measure would authorize the VA to recoup any bonus paid to a VA employee if the VA deems it appropriate, and it would require that the employee be given advance notice and the right to appeal the decision. As amended, the measure would require that annual performance reviews for supervisors at the VA include evaluations on the supervisor's ability to address poor performance among their employees and would require the VA to provide supervisors with periodic training related to whistleblower rights and effective management techniques. Passed 237-178.

Vote: Yea

(169) - HR 1181: Veteran Gun Purchases – Passage March 16, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit a Veterans Affairs Department determination that an individual is mentally incompetent from being used as basis for that individual's inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which would thereby prevent the individual from purchasing a gun. Under the measure, an individual could not be considered to be mentally defective without a judicial authority's finding that the individual poses a danger to himself or herself or others. Passed 240-175.

Vote: Yea

(170) - HR 1367: VA Staffing Programs - Exit Survey Report March 17, 2017 - Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, amendment that would require that the report to Congress on voluntary Veterans Affairs Department exit survey results include the total number of employees who voluntarily separated from the VA and the number and percentage of departed employees that took the survey. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 400-8.

Vote: Yea

(171) - HR 1367: VA Staffing Programs – Passage March 17, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would require the Veterans Affairs Inspector General to determine non-clinical VA health care positions that should be eligible for expedited hiring, require annual performance reviews for all political appointees at the VA, and would require the VA to establish a database with information on qualified individuals who previously applied for a position at the VA. The measure would require that the information from the database be used to fill positions that have been vacant for an extended period of time. As amended, it would prohibit the secretary of the VA from appointing former political appointees to non-political positions one grade higher than their last position at the VA without having to go through a competitive selection process. Passed 412-0.

Vote: Yea

(172) - : Procedural Motion – Journal March 17, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of March 16, 2017. Approved 246-143.

Vote: Yea

(173) - HR 1294: DHS Program Reporting Requirements – Passage March 20, 2017 - Rutherford, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify reporting requirements for Homeland Security Department major acquisition programs that experience cost overruns or missed deadlines. The measure would require programs with cost or scheduling problems to comply with increasingly stringent reporting requirements depending on the scale of the overrun or delay. If a major acquisition program would fail to meet a cost, schedule or performance threshold, the program's manager would be required to submit a remediation plan to department leadership. Under the measure, a "major acquisition program" would be defined as a program with estimated costs of at least $300 million over its lifespan. Motion agreed to 408-0.

Vote: Yea

(174) - HR 1249: DHS Acquisition Strategy – Passage March 20, 2017 - Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to compose a multiyear acquisition strategy that would include a prioritized list of acquisitions, a plan to inventory the department's investments and assets, and a plan to address funding gaps for major acquisition programs. Under the measure, a "major acquisition program" would be defined as a program with estimated costs of at least $300 million over its lifespan. Motion agreed to 409-0.

Vote: Yea

(175) - HR 1252: DHS Acquistion Management – Passage March 20, 2017 - Higgins, R-La., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security as the chief acquisition officer for the department. The undersecretary would be responsible for advising the department on acquisition management activities and would have acquisition decision authority over major acquisition programs. Under the measure, a "major acquisition program" would be defined as a program with estimated costs of at least $300 million over its lifespan. Motion agreed to 407-1.

Vote: Yea

(176) - HR 372: Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation - Previous Question March 21, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 209) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would eliminate most of the federal antitrust exemptions for health insurance providers that are subject to regulation at the state level. Motion agreed to 231-185.

Vote: Yea

(177) - HR 372: Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation – Rule March 21, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 209) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill that would eliminate most of the federal antitrust exemptions for health insurance providers that are subject to regulation at the state level. The bill would allow federal regulators to take actions against insurers for coordinated activities that could harm consumers. Adopted 234-182.

Vote: Yea

(178) - HR 1353: TSA Technology Plan Report – Passage March 21, 2017 - Rutherford, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to submit an annual report to Congress on the progress of the TSA's five-year technology investment plan and on any technology acquisitions made by the TSA. The measure would also require the TSA to separately report to Congress on any equipment currently in operation past the end of its anticipated lifespan. Motion agreed to 414-2.

Vote: Yea

(179) - HR 1101: Association Health Care Plans - Previous Question March 21, 2017 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 210) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would exempt health care plans sponsored by trade and business associations from most state laws and regulations. Motion agreed to 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(180) - HR 1101: Association Health Care Plans – Rule March 21, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 210) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would exempt health care plans sponsored by trade and business associations from most state laws and regulations. The bill would allow the association sponsoring a health care plan to have full discretion to choose the health benefits included in the plan, as long as the plan would still meet certain statuary minimums. Adopted 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(181) - HR 1297: DHS Review Expansions – Passage March 21, 2017 - Rutherford, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Homeland Security Department quadrennial reviews to include the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee, and it would also require the reviews to identify resources that are redundant, wasteful or unnecessary. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea

(182) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table March 22, 2017 - Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to table (kill) the Polis, D-Colo., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Polis resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's tax returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 230-189.

Vote: Yea

(183) - HR 372: Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation – Recommit March 22, 2017 - Rosen, D-Nev., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit companies that issue health insurance from varying the premiums for health insurance by age in a way that would increase health care premiums for individuals over the age of 55 to be more than three times greater than the premiums for individuals under the age of 21. Motion rejected 189-233.

Vote: Nay

(184) - HR 372: Health Insurance Antitrust Regulation – Passage March 22, 2017 - Passage of the bill would eliminate most of the federal antitrust exemptions for health insurance providers that are subject to regulation at the state level. The bill would allow federal regulators to take actions against insurers for coordinated activities that could harm consumers. Certain collective insurance industry practices, such as historical data sharing, would still be exempt from federal antitrust laws. Passed 416-7.

Vote: Yea

(185) - HR 1101: Association Health Care Plans – Recommit March 22, 2017 - Shea-Porter, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require association health plans to provide coverage for substance abuse disorder treatments. Motion rejected 179-233.

Vote: Nay

(186) - HR 1101: Association Health Care Plans – Passage March 22, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would exempt health care plans sponsored by trade and business associations from most state laws and regulations. The bill would allow an association sponsoring a health care plan to have full discretion to choose the health benefits included in the plan, as long as the plan would still meet certain statuary minimums. The sponsored health care plans could not make membership, payment or coverage conditional on factors related to the health of a member company's employees. Passed 236-175.

Vote: Yea

(187) - HR 1238: U.S. Agriculture Systems Defense – Passage March 22, 2017 - Donovan, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate efforts related to the defense of U.S. food, agriculture, and veterinary systems against terrorism. Motion agreed to 406-6.

Vote: Yea

(190) - : Procedural Motion – Journal March 23, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of March 22, 2017. Approved 202-197.

Vote: Nay

(191) - HR 1628: Health Care Marketplace Overhaul - Previous Question March 24, 2017 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 228) would provide for consideration of the bill that would repeal extensive portions of the 2010 health care overhaul law. Upon adoption, the rule would automatically modify the bill to incorporate amendments that would give states the option of receiving federal Medicaid funding as a block grant with greater state flexibility in how the funds are used, and would require states to establish their own essential health benefits standards. Motion agreed to 236-186.

Vote: Yea

(192) - HR 1628: Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – Rule March 24, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 228) would provide for consideration of the bill that would repeal extensive portions of the 2010 health care overhaul law. Upon adoption, the rule would automatically modify the bill to incorporate amendments that would give states the option of receiving federal Medicaid funding as a block grant with greater state flexibility in how the funds are used, and would require states to establish their own essential health benefits standards. Adopted 230-194.

Vote: Yea

(193) - HR 1365: DHS Acquisition Practices – Passage March 24, 2017 - Donovan, R-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to appoint an individual who would be responsible for managing department acquisition practices through measuring cost, operational efficiency and collaboration with the private sector. Motion agreed to 424-0.

Vote: Yea

(194) - : Procedural Motion – Journal March 24, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of March 23, 2017. Approved 218-201.

Vote: Nay

(195) - HR 1117: FEMA Funding Applicant Guidance – Passage March 27, 2017 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to report to Congress on the agency's plans to provide consistent guidance to funding applicants after a disaster, maintain appropriate documentation and accurately assist funding applicants through the process of obtaining aid from FEMA. Motion agreed to 408-0.

Vote: Yea

(196) - HR 654: FEMA Earthquake Plan – Passage March 27, 2017 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the "Cascadia Subduction Zone," which includes parts of Washington, Oregon and California. It would also require the president to establish a task force that would recommend what national preparations should be made to plan for, respond to and recover from an earthquake or tsunami event in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Motion agreed to 395-11.

Vote: Yea

(197) - HR 1430: EPA Rule Information - Previous Question March 28, 2017 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 229) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule, regulation or standard unless the scientific and technical information on which the EPA's decisions relied is publicly available for independent analysis. Motion agreed to 231-189.

Vote: Yea

(198) - HR 1430: EPA Rule Information – Rule March 28, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 229) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule, regulation or standard unless the scientific and technical information on which the EPA's decisions relied is publicly available for independent analysis. Adopted 231-185.

Vote: Yea

(199) - S J Res 34: Broadband Privacy Disapproval - Previous Question March 28, 2017 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 230) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution that would disapprove and nullify a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires broadband internet service providers to obtain affirmative permission from customers to use or share their sensitive information. Motion agreed to 232-184.

Vote: Yea

(200) - S J Res 34: Broadband Privacy Disapproval – Rule March 28, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 230) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution that would disapprove and nullify a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires broadband internet service providers to obtain affirmative permission from customers to use or share their sensitive information. Adopted 231-189.

Vote: Yea

(201) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table March 28, 2017 - Flores, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Lofgren, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Lofgren resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's tax returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion rejected 228-190.

Vote: Yea

(202) - S J Res 34: Broadband Privacy Disapproval – Passage March 28, 2017 - Passage of the joint resolution that would disapprove and nullify a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires broadband internet service providers to obtain affirmative permission from customers to use or share their sensitive information, such as web browsing history, geolocation information, content of communications and Social Security numbers; to take reasonable measures to secure customer information; and to notify customers, the commission and law enforcement when a data breach occurs that could result in harm. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 215-205.

Vote: Yea

(203) - HR 1431: EPA Science Advisory Board - Previous Question March 29, 2017 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 233) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would establish a selection process for members of the EPA's Science Advisory Board. Motion agreed to 232-191.

Vote: Yea

(204) - HR 1431: EPA Science Advisory Board – Rule March 29, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 233) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would establish a selection process for members of the EPA's Science Advisory Board. The bill would require board member nominees to disclose financial relationships that would be relevant to EPA advisory activities. Adopted 232-188.

Vote: Yea

(205) - HR 1430: EPA Rule Information – Recommit March 29, 2017 - McEachin, D-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt EPA actions taken in response to a public health threat from the bill's requirement that the scientific information that influenced the EPA's actions must be publicly available. Motion rejected 189-232.

Vote: Nay

(206) - HR 1430: EPA Rule Information – Passage March 29, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule, regulation or standard unless the scientific and technical information on which the EPA's decisions relied is publicly available for independent analysis. It would require any personally identifiable information, trade secrets or sensitive business information to be redacted prior to the publication of the scientific information. Passed 228-194.

Vote: Yea

(207) - HR 1431: EPA Science Advisory Board – Recommit March 30, 2017 - Foster, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill the House Science, Space and Technology Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit, both during and for three years following a term on the board, Science Advisory Board members from being employed by any entity with interests before the board. Motion rejected 189-233.

Vote: Nay

(208) - HR 1431: EPA Science Advisory Board – Passage March 30, 2017 - Passage of a bill that would establish a selection process for members of the EPA's Science Advisory Board. The bill would require the board's members represent a variety of scientific and technical viewpoints. It would require board member nominees to disclose financial relationships that would be relevant to EPA advisory activities. It would require the board to generally avoid making policy determinations or recommendations to the EPA. Passed 229-193.

Vote: Yea

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