Vote History

May 2017 Vote History

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Washington, May 1, 2017 | comments

(237) - HR 910: SEC Safe Harbors – Passage May 01, 2017 - Hill, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to propose and adopt rules that would provide safe harbors for investment fund research reports in regards to exchange traded funds. The investment fund research report would not constitute an offer for sale nor an offer to sell a security that is subject of an offering. The bill would also require the SEC to propose and adopt requirements for the protection of investors and for the promotion of capital formation. Motion agreed to 405-2.

Vote: Yea

(238) - HR 1312: Small Business Capital Formation Forum – Passage May 01, 2017 - Hill, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission 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 406-0.

Vote: Yea

(239) - HR 657: Adverse Action Prohibition Expansion – Passage May 01, 2017 - Comer, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the legal prohibition against federal officials taking or threatening to take adverse personnel actions against an individual to instances in which a federal employee or job applicant refuses to obey an order that would violate a federal rule or regulation, while the current legal prohibition only applies to enacted laws. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea

(240) - HR 1180: Compensatory Time, Same-Day and Suspension Authority - Previous Question May 02, 2017 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 299) that would allow private-sector employers to provide non-exempt employees compensatory time off at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime work. It would waive, through the legislative day of May 5, 2017, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider legislation on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. It also would provide for consideration of measures under suspension of the rules on the legislative days of May 4 and May 5, 2017. Motion agreed to 233-190.

Vote: Yea

(241) - HR 1180: Compensatory Time, Same-Day and Suspension Authority – Rule May 02, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 299) that would allow private-sector employers to provide non-exempt employees compensatory time off at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime work. It would waive, through the legislative day of May 5, 2017, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider legislation on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee. It also would provide for consideration of measures under suspension of the rules on the legislative days of May 4 and May 5, 2017. Adopted 231-193.

Vote: Yea

(242) - HR 1679: FEMA Online Interface – Passage May 02, 2017 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create and maintain an online interface in which applicants for federal emergency relief grants could complete forms, submit materials and obtain the status of their applications. Motion agreed to 419-0.

Vote: Yea

(243) - HR 1180: Compensatory Time – Recommit May 02, 2017 - Scott, D-Va., 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 exempt from the bill's provisions employees who receive seven or more sick days from their employer. Motion rejected 192-234.

Vote: Nay

(244) - HR 1180: Compensatory Time – Passage May 02, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would allow private-sector employers to provide non-exempt employees compensatory time off at a rate of 1.5 hours per hour of overtime work. To be eligible, employees would be required to have worked at least 1,000 hours in a 12-month period. Employees would be limited to 160 hours of compensatory time and employers would be required to provide monetary compensation by Jan. 31, for any unused compensatory time accrued during the preceding year. The bill's provisions would sunset five years after enactment. Passed 229-197.

Vote: Yea

(245) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 02, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of May 1, 2017. Approved 237-176.

Vote: Yea

(246) - HR 244: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations - Previous Question May 03, 2017 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 305) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill, with House amendment, intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations for federal departments and agencies covered by the 11 unfinished fiscal 2017 spending bills. Motion agreed to 231-192.

Vote: Yea

(247) - HR 244: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations – Rule May 03, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 305) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill, with House amendment, intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a measure that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations for federal departments and agencies covered by the 11 unfinished fiscal 2017 spending bills. Adopted 240-186.

Vote: Yea

(248) - HR 1665: FEMA Disaster Recommendations – Passage May 03, 2017 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give greater weight to severe local impact or recent multiple disasters when making recommendations to the president in relation to a major disaster declaration. Motion agreed to 425-0.

Vote: Yea

(249) - HR 244: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations - Motion to Concur May 03, 2017 - Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill with an amendment that would provide $1.16 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2017 for federal departments and agencies covered by the remaining 11 fiscal 2017 spending bills. Included in that total is: $20.9 billion for Agriculture, $56.6 billion for Commerce-Justice-Science, $593 billion for Defense, $37.8 billion for Energy-Water, $21.5 billion for Financial Services, $42.4 billion for Homeland Security (including $772 million for improvements and maintenance to existing Customs and Border Protection infrastructure and technology), $32.2 billion for Interior-Environment, $161 billion for Labor-HHS-Education, $4.4 billion for Legislative, $53.1 billion for State-Foreign Operations, and $57.7 billion for Transportation-HUD. The measure would authorize classified amounts of funding for fiscal 2017 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government. The measure would provide $608 million for health benefits for retired coal miners and $296 million for Medicaid payments to Puerto Rico. Motion agreed to 309-118.

Vote: Nay

(250) - HR 1678: FEMA Payment Recovery – Passage May 03, 2017 - Barletta, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a three-year statute on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ability to recover a payment made to a state or local government for disaster or emergency assistance. The statute of limitations would apply to assistance provided on or after Jan. 1, 2004. Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea

(251) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 03, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of May 2, 2017. Approved 236-178.

Vote: Nay

(252) - HR 1628, HR 2192: Congressional Health Care Exemption and Health Care Marketplace Overhaul - Previous Question May 04, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 308) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2192) that would repeal, if the health care marketplace overhaul measure (HR 1628) is enacted, an exemption for members of Congress and staff from provisions of the health care marketplace overhaul measure that would allow state waivers of certain health insurance minimum benefit and patient protection requirements under the 2010 health care overhaul. It would also provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1628) that would repeal extensive portions of the 2010 health care overhaul law. Upon adoption, the rule would provide for the automatic adoption of amendments to the bill (HR 1628) that would allow states to receive waivers to exempt insurers from having to provide certain minimum benefits, would provide $8 billion over five years for individuals with pre-existing conditions whose insurance premiums increased because the state was granted a waiver to raise premiums based on an individual's health status, and would create a $15 billion federal risk sharing program to cover some of the costs of high medical claims. Motion agreed to 235-193.

Vote: Yea

(253) - HR 2192, HR 1628: Congressional Health Care Exemption and Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – Rule May 04, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 308) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2192) that would repeal, if the health care overhaul measure (HR 1628) is enacted, an exemption for members of Congress and staff from provisions of the health care overhaul measure that would allow state waivers of certain health insurance minimum benefit and patient protection requirements under the 2010 health care overhaul. It would also provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1628) that would repeal extensive portions of the 2010 health care overhaul law. Upon adoption, the rule would provide for the automatic adoption of amendments to the bill (HR 1628) that would allow states to receive waivers to exempt insurers from having to provide certain minimum benefits, would provide $8 billion over five years for individuals with pre-existing conditions whose insurance premiums increased because the state was granted a waiver to raise premiums based on an individual's health status, and would create a $15 billion federal risk sharing program to cover some of the costs of high medical claims. Adopted 235-192.

Vote: Yea

(254) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 04, 2017 - Approval of the House Journal of May 3, 2017.
Approved 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(255) - HR 2192: Congressional Health Care Exemption – Passage May 04, 2017 - Passage of the bill would repeal, if the health care overhaul measure (HR 1628) is enacted, an exemption for members of Congress and staff from provisions of the health care overhaul measure that would allow state waivers of certain health insurance minimum benefit and patient protection requirements under the 2010 health care overhaul. Passed 429-0.

Vote: Yea

(256) - HR 1628: Health Care Marketplace Overhaul – Passage May 04, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would make extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system. It would, in 2020, convert Medicaid into a capped entitlement that would provide fixed federal payments to states and end additional federal funding for the 2010 law's joint federal-state Medicaid expansion. It would prohibit federal funding to any entity, such as Planned Parenthood, that performs abortions and receives more than $350 million a year in Medicaid funds. As amended, it 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. It would allow states to receive waivers to exempt insurers from having to provide certain minimum benefits, would provide $8 billion over five years for individuals with pre-existing conditions whose insurance premiums increased because the state was granted a waiver to raise premiums based on an individual's health status, and would create a $15 billion federal risk sharing program to cover some of the costs of high medical claims. Passed 217-213.

Vote: Yea

(257) - HR 1644: North Korean Sanctions – Passage May 04, 2017 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would mandate sanctions against any foreign person who buys certain minerals or metals from North Korea or provides certain types of fuel for military use to the country. The bill would require U.S. financial institutions to terminate any correspondent accounts used to do business with foreign financial institutions if the account provides financial services to the North Korean government. Motion agreed to 419-1.

Vote: Yea

(258) - HR 1616: National Computer Forensics Institute Authorization – Passage May 16, 2017 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would formally authorize, for fiscal 2017 through fiscal 2022, the National Computer Forensics Institute within the Homeland Security Department to educate and train state and local law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges on cybercrime and electronic crimes. It would require the institute to disseminate homeland security information related to the investigation and prevention of cybercrime and electronic crimes. Motion agreed to 408-3.

Vote: Yea

(259) - HR 115: Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion - Previous Question May 17, 2017 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 323) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant. Motion agreed to 230-189.

Vote: Yea

(260) - HR 115: Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Rule May 17, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 323) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant. Adopted 233-184.

Vote: Yea

(261) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table May 17, 2017 - Rothfus, R-Pa., motion to table (kill) the Pascrell, D-N.J., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Pascrell 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 229-188.

Vote: Yea

(262) - HR 1177: City of Old Town, Maine Land Use Restrictions – Passage May 17, 2017 - Davis, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the secretary of Agriculture, if requested by the City of Old Town, Maine, to remove restrictions on the use of land previously transferred to the city for its airport. Motion agreed to 418-1.

Vote: Yea

(263) - HR 1039: Probation Officer Arrest Authority - Previous Question May 18, 2017 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 324) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize probation officers, during the course of their official duties, to arrest an individual without a warrant if there is probable cause that the individual has assaulted or impeded the officer. Motion agreed to 226-188.

Vote: Yea

(264) - HR 1039: Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Rule May 18, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 324) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would authorize probation officers, during the course of their official duties, to arrest an individual without a warrant if there is probable cause that the individual has assaulted or impeded the officer. Adopted 230-184.

Vote: Yea

(265) - HR 115: Death Sentence Aggravating Factor Expansion – Passage May 18, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would require courts and juries to consider if a defendant killed or attempted to kill a state law enforcement officer, local law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor when determining whether to impose the death sentence on a defendant. Passed 271-143.

Vote: Yea

(266) - HR 1892: Half-Staff Flags – Passage May 18, 2017 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the governor of a state, territory, possession or the mayor of the District of Columbia to order that the United States flag be flown at half-staff to honor the death of a first responder who dies while serving in the line of duty. Motion agreed to 411-1.

Vote: Yea

(267) - HR 1039: Probation Officer Arrest Authority - GAO Report and Sunset Provisions May 19, 2017 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to report to Congress on the results of the bill's expansion of arrest authority for probation officers, including if any harm resulted from the exercise of the expanded authority. It would also sunset the bill's expanded arrest authority 30 months after the bill's enactment. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-229.

Vote: Nay

(268) - HR 1039: Probation Officer Arrest Authority – Passage May 19, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would authorize probation officers, during the course of their official duties, to arrest an individual without a warrant if there is probable cause that the individual has assaulted or impeded the officer. It would require the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to issue rules and regulations governing probation officers' use of expanded arrest authority. Passed 229-177.

Vote: Yea

(269) - HR 1862: Illicit Sexual Conduct Definition – Passage May 22, 2017 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand the definition of illicit sexual conduct related to the transportation of a minor abroad to include improper conduct with a minor, not just a sexual act. It would modify that a conviction for coercion or enticement of a minor into any criminal sexual activity would be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of life imprisonment. Motion agreed to 372-30.

Vote: Yea

(270) - HR 1842: Repeat Offender Penalties – Passage May 22, 2017 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would subject a sex offender who has not properly registered in the sex offenders registry and who commits a violent crime under state law to the same enhanced penalty that would be required if the crime had been committed under federal law. It would uniformly clarify that individuals convicted for child sexual exploitation and aggravated sexual abuse offenses under military law would be considered a repeat offender if they commit similar crimes under federal or state law. Motion agreed to 371-30.

Vote: Yea

(271) - HR 953: Pesticide Permits - Previous Question May 23, 2017 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 348) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify existing law to prohibit the EPA and state governments from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides in certain circumstances. Motion agreed to 229-191.

Vote: Yea

(272) - HR 953: Pesticide Permits – Rule May 23, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 348) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify existing law to prohibit the EPA and state governments from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides in certain circumstances. Adopted 232-189.

Vote: Yea

(273) - HR 2288: VA Benefits Appeals – Passage May 23, 2017 - Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create three new options for appealing VA disability benefits decisions and would require the VA to develop a comprehensive plan to implement the new system. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea

(274) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table May 24, 2017 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to table (kill) the Sanchez, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Sanchez resolution related to the disclosure of President Trump's text returns does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 225-187.

Vote: Yea

(275) - HR 1761, HR 1973: Child Abuse Reporting and Child Pornography Crimes - Previous Question May 24, 2017 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 352) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1973) that would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse to the sport's governing body. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1761) that would make the production of child pornography a crime regardless of whether the conduct with the minor was initiated for the purposes of producing such content. Motion agreed to 231-188.

Vote: Yea

(276) - HR 1761, HR 1973: Child Abuse Reporting and Child Pornography Crimes – Rule May 24, 2017 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 352) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1973) that would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse to the sport's governing body. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1761) that would make the production of child pornography a crime regardless of whether the conduct with the minor was initiated for the purposes of producing such content. Adopted 239-179.

Vote: Yea

(277) - HR 2052: Wrongful Distribution of Intimate Images – Passage May 24, 2017 - McSally, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful distribution of intimate visual images of the private area of another person, and would subject individuals guilty of taking such actions to punishment by a court-martial. Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea

(278) - HR 467: VA Appointment Compliance – Passage May 24, 2017 - Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that directors of VA medical facilities annually certify that the facility is in full compliance with laws and regulations related to veterans' scheduling of appointments to receive hospital care and medical services. Motion agreed to 419-0.

Vote: Yea

(279) - HR 953: Pesticide Permits - Toxic Ingredients May 24, 2017 - Esty, D-Conn., amendment that would require that the bill's provisions related to permit exemptions not apply to ingredients or chemicals in pesticides that contain certain toxic pollutants and hazardous substances previously established by federal law. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-229.

Vote: Nay

(280) - HR 953: Pesticide Permits - Fishery Impact May 24, 2017 - Huffman, D-Calif., amendment that would clarify that none of the bill's provisions would prevent the EPA or a state from requiring a permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for the use of a pesticide that would have a negative impact on fisheries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-230.

Vote: Nay

(281) - HR 953: Pesticide Permits – Recommit May 24, 2017 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's provisions a discharge of a pesticide if its manufacturer or distributor made a political contribution to the president or to any federal official responsible for its registration, regulation or the approval of its use. Motion rejected 183-230.

Vote: Nay

(282) - HR 953: Pesticide Permits – Passage May 24, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA and states from requiring permits for the point source use of a pesticide registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. It would prohibit the EPA or states from requiring a Federal Water Pollution Control Act permit for the use of registered pesticides near navigable waters. Passed 256-165.

Vote: Yea

(283) - HR 1761: Child Pornography Crimes - Limitation on Imprisonment May 25, 2017 - Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would limit, to one year, a term of imprisonment for individuals convicted of child pornography crimes who are 19 years old or younger and the minor involved is 15 years old or older, as long as the minor was not more than four years younger than the individual who committed the violation and the sexual conduct that occurred was consensual. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-238.

Vote: Nay

(284) - HR 1761: Child Pornography Crimes – Passage May 25, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would make the production of child pornography a crime regardless of whether the sexual conduct with the minor was initiated for the purposes of producing such content. The bill would establish new offenses that could be prosecuted as child pornography and subjected to the same mandatory minimum prison sentences as current child pornography crimes, including live streaming a child engaged in sexually-explicit conduct, whether produced domestically or abroad. Passed 368-51.

Vote: Yea

(285) - HR 1973: Child Abuse Reporting – Passage May 25, 2017 - Passage of the bill that would require adults authorized to interact with minors or amateur athletes to report any suspected incidents of child abuse to the sport's governing body. It would shield sports organizations from legal liability if they investigate and resolve any such suspected incidents, and would allow victims who suffer a personal injury as a result of such abuse to file civil lawsuits in district court against their assailant. Passed 415-3.

Vote: Yea

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