Vote History

June 2017 Vote History

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Washington, June 1, 2017 | comments

(286) - H Res 354: Condemn Violence Against Protesters – Adoption June 06, 2017 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would condemn the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence on May 16, 2017, and would state that any Turkish security officers who participated in the suppression of the peaceful protest should be charged and prosecuted under U.S. law. Motion agreed to 397-0.

Vote: Yea

(287) - H Res 355: Condemn UK Terrorist Attacks – Adoption June 06, 2017 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution would condemn the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, and in London, United Kingdom, on June 3, 2017, and would reaffirm the commitment of the United States to the multilateral, global fight against Islamist terrorist groups. Motion agreed to 397-0.

Vote: Yea

(288) - HR 2213: CBP Polygraph Waiver - Previous Question June 07, 2017 -

Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 374) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2213) that would authorize the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to waive the requirement that applicants for law enforcement positions at CBP undergo polygraph examinations for certain applicants that have previously undergone a polygraph examination or a background investigation. Motion agreed to 228-189.

Vote: Yea

(289) - HR 2213: CBP Polygraph Waiver – Rule June 07, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 374) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2213) that would authorize the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to waive the requirement that applicants for law enforcement positions at CBP undergo polygraph examinations for certain applicants that have previously undergone a polygraph examination or a background investigation. Adopted 231-185.

Vote: Yea

(290) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring - Previous Question June 07, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 375) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 10) that would overhaul financial industry regulations and repeal many provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. Motion agreed to 228-185.

Vote: Yea

(291) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring – Rule June 07, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 375) that would overhaul financial industry regulations and repeal many provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. It would convert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into an executive agency, modify operations at the Federal Reserve and at the Securities and Exchange Commission, modify regulations governing the amount of capital that banks are required to maintain, and repeal the prohibition on banking entities engaging in proprietary trading. Adopted 231-188.

Vote: Yea

(292) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table June 07, 2017 -

McCaul, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Capuano, D-Mass., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Capuano 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 228-186.

Vote: Yea

(293) - HR 2213: CBP Polygraph Waiver - Program Evaluation and Certification June 07, 2017 -

Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., amendment that would delay enactment of the bill's provisions until the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has conducted an evaluation and pilot program of the Test for Espionage, Sabotage, and Corruption and the Homeland Security Department has certified that the waivers provided under the bill would not endanger national security. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-238.

Vote: Nay

(294) - HR 2213: CBP Polygraph Waiver – Passage June 07, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to waive the requirement that applicants for law enforcement positions at CBP undergo polygraph examinations for specific groups of applicants. Certain veterans and law enforcement officers who have already passed a polygraph examination or stringent background investigation could be exempt from the polygraph requirement. Passed 282-137.

Vote: Yea

(295) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring - Meeting Attendance and Appropriations Process Clarification June 08, 2017 -

Hensarling, R-Texas, amendment that would only allow members of the authorization and oversight committees of the House and Senate to attend meetings of the Financial Stability Oversight Council if the meetings are open to the public. It would also clarify the appropriations funding process for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and National Credit Union Administration. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 232-185.

Vote: Yea

(296) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring - "Well-Known Seasoned Issuers" Classification June 08, 2017 -

Hollingsworth, R-Ind., amendment that would allow certain closed-end companies registered as investment companies to be considered "well-known seasoned issuers" under federal regulations. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 231-180.

Vote: Yea

(297) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring - Mutual Holding Company Valuation June 08, 2017 -

Faso, R-N.Y., amendment that would modify federal regulations governing the valuation process for mutual holding companies in the event of a full conversion from mutual-form to stock-form of ownership.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-184.

Vote: Yea

(298) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring - Agency Leasing Needs June 08, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., amendment that would require the General Services Administration to report to Congress on the Consumer Law Enforcement Agency's real estate leasing needs, as impacted by the bill's changes to the agency's structure. It would authorize the GSA to sell the current CLEA building if it no longer fits the needs of the CLEA or the needs of another government agency. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 233-185.

Vote: Yea

(299) - HR 10: Financial Regulation Restructuring - Passage June 08, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would overhaul financial industry regulations and repeal many provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. It would convert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into an executive agency funded by annual appropriations and would modify operations at the Federal Reserve and at the Securities and Exchange Commission. It would repeal the prohibition on banking entities engaging in proprietary trading and would modify regulations governing the amount of capital that banks are required to maintain. It would also nullify the Labor Department's April 2016 "fiduciary" rule regarding standards for individuals who provide retirement investment advice to act in the best interests of their clients.Passed 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(300) - HR 2292: Cannonsville Reservoir Hydropower Deadline Extension – Passage June 12, 2017 -

Upton, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the deadline for construction to begin on the hydroelectric project at the Cannonsville Reservoir on the West Branch of the Delaware River in Delaware County, N.Y. The bill would allow the commission to extend the deadline by up to three consecutive two-year periods, and would also allow the commission to renew the license if it should expire. Motion agreed to 400-1.

Vote: Yea

(301) - HR 2457: J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Deadline Extension – Passage June 12, 2017 -

Upton, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the deadline for construction to begin on three Army Corps of Engineers hydroelectric projects on the Red River in Louisiana. The bill would allow the commission to extend the deadline by up to three consecutive two-year segments, and would also allow the commission to renew the license if it should expire. The bill would also waive the requirement that the licensee pay annual charges to the commission until the project commences construction. Motion agreed to 402-1.

Vote: Yea

(302) - HR 2581, S1094: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification and VA Accountability - Previous Question June 13, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 378) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2581) that would prohibit the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits to individuals that apply for the credits unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services Department that such an individual's status as a citizens or lawfully present alien has been verified, and providing for consideration of the bill (S 1094) that would expand the VA's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. Motion agreed to 229-189.

Vote: Yea

(303) - S 1094, HR2581: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification and VA Accountability – Rule June 13, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 378) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2581) that would prohibit the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits to individuals that apply for the credits unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services Department that such an individual's status as a citizens or lawfully present alien has been verified, and providing for consideration of the bill (S 1094) that would expand the VA's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. Adopted 229-190.

Vote: Yea

(304) - : Procedural Motion – Journal June 13, 2017 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 12, 2017. Approved 238-166.

Vote: Yea

(305) - HR 2581: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification – Recommit June 13, 2017 -

Sanchez, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt individuals under 1-year-old from the bill's prohibition on the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits unless the Treasury Department has received confirmation of the individuals' status as a citizen or lawfully present alien has been verified. Motion rejected 193-231.

Vote: Nay

(306) - HR 2581: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification – Passage June 13, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits to individuals that apply for the credits unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services Department that such an individual's status as a citizens or lawfully present alien has been verified. If the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) is enacted, the bill (HR 2581) would make verification of an individual's status mandatory in order to receive advance payment of the new health insurance premium tax credit created by the American Health Care Act, and would also provide an exemption from the American Health Care Act's continuous coverage requirements for individuals who experience delays in coverage as a result of the verification process. Passed 238-184.

Vote: Yea

(307) - S 1094: VA Accountability – Passage June 13, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would expand the VA's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. The bill would authorize the VA to recoup any bonus or relocation expense paid to a VA employee if it deems it appropriate. It would require that the employee be given advance notice and would allow the employee the right to appeal the disciplinary action through procedures set by collective bargaining. The bill would also establish an office within the VA to receive whistleblower disclosures, track recommendations from audits and investigators, and investigate misconduct, retaliation and poor performance. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 368-55.

Vote: Yea

(308) - HR 2579: Health Care Tax Credit Expansion - Passage June 15, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would modify the definition of a "qualified health plan" to allow, beginning in 2020, for new tax credits proposed by the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) to be used by individuals or families to pay for continued group health coverage under COBRA, provided that the AHCA is enacted into law. The measure would also apply to continuation coverage as part of church-based group health plans, but the tax credit could not be utilized for a health flex spending account under the bill's provisions. Passed 267-144.

Vote: Yea

(309) - HR 2847: Foster Care Benefits Expansion – Passage June 20, 2017 -

Walorski, R-Ind., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend the cutoff age from 21 to 23 for an individual in foster care to be eligible for assistance under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence program. It would require that all individuals who have been in foster care at 14-years-old or thereafter be eligible for aid under the program, and it would increase the age limit to 26-years-old for an individual to use the program's education and training vouchers. Motion agreed to 391-8.

Vote: Yea

(310) - HR 2866: Foster Family Home Licensing Standards - Passage June 20, 2017 -

Kelly, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Health and Human Services Department to identify national model standards for the licensing of foster family homes by Oct. 2018. The bill would require states to provide, by April 2019, information to the department addressing whether their licensing standards are in accordance with the national model identified by the department. Specifically, states would have to indicate as to whether they utilize their authority to waive non-safety standards when licensing relatives as foster families for children. Motion agreed to 382-19.

Vote: Yea

(311) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table June 21, 2017 -

Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to table (kill) the Doggett, D-Texas., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Doggett 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 227-188.

Vote: Yea

(312) - HR 1654, HR1873: Federal Lands Vegetation and Surface Water Storage - Previous Question June 21, 2017 -

Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 392) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1873) that would allow utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity rights-of-way on federal lands. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1654) that would establish the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department as the lead agency for the coordination of all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses or other approvals or decisions required by federal law in order to construct new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands. Motion agreed to 229-186.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 313 - HR 1873, HR1654: Federal Lands Vegetation and Surface Water Storage – Rule June 21, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 392) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1873) that would allow utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity rights-of-way on federal lands. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1654) that would establish the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department as the lead agency for the coordination of all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses or other approvals or decisions required by federal law in order to construct new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands. Adopted 230-185.

Vote: Yea

(314) - HR 1873: Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol - Submitted Plan Requirements June 21, 2017 -

Carbajal, D-Calif., amendment that would require (rather than allow) utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity rights-of-way on federal lands, and would remove the bill's provision that would prohibit the secretaries of the Agriculture Department and Interior Department from having the authority to modify electric system reliability and fire safety requirements for such plans. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-243.

Vote: Nay

(315) - HR 1873: Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol – Passage June 21, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would allow utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity right-of-ways on federal lands. The bill would allow for utilities to conduct vegetation management and control activities on such electricity right-of-ways three days after notifying the relevant agency, if the relevant trees or other vegetation within or adjacent to it do not meet legal clearance requirements, and would exempt utilities from liability for wildfires caused by trees or vegetation contacting an electric line if the relevant agency failed to grant approval for the removal the vegetation. Passed 300-118.

Vote: Yea

(316) - HR 2842, HR2353: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies and Technical Education - Previous Question June 22, 2017 -

Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 396) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2842) that would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to temporarily subsidize employment for TANF beneficiaries with willing employers, and would require $100 million in existing TANF funding to be used for grants to states to implement such programs. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2353) to reauthorize and modify career and technical education programs for skilled-labor positions under suspension of the rules, through the legislative day of June 22, 2017. Motion agreed to 226-184.

Vote: Yea

(317) - HR 2353, HR2842: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies and Technical Education – Rule June 22, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 396) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2842) that would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to temporarily subsidize employment for TANF beneficiaries with willing employers, and would require $100 million in existing TANF funding to be used for grants to states to implement such programs. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2353) to reauthorize and modify career and technical education programs for skilled-labor positions under suspension of the rules, through the legislative day of June 22, 2017. Adopted 233-179.

Vote: Yea

(318) - HR 1654: Surface Water Storage Permitting - Commercial Fisheries Protection June 22, 2017 -

Lowenthal, D-Calif., amendment that would specify that the bill's provisions would not apply to any project that the Interior Department has determined may cause harm to commercial fisheries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-232.

Vote: Nay

(319) - HR 1654: Surface Water Storage Permitting – Passage June 22, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would establish the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department as the lead agency for the coordination of all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses or other approvals or decisions required by federal law in order to construct new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands. The bill would require the bureau to work with all agencies considering an aspect of a project application to establish a schedule for the review and approval process, including a deadline for a final decision, and would require the bureau to prepare a unified environmental review document that would incorporate a single environmental record on which all cooperating agencies would be required to base project approval decisions. Passed 233-180.

Vote: Yea

(320) - HR 2842: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies - Previous Training Employment Statistics June 23, 2017 -

Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., amendment that would require a state include the percentage of individuals that receive subsidized employment to work in an area matching their previous training and work experience in its annual report to the Health and Human Services Department on the outcomes of its demonstration projects. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 380-32.

Vote: Yea

(321) - HR 2842: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies - Concurrent Benefit Enrollment Statistics Reporting June 23, 2017 -

Davidson, R-Ohio, amendment that would require a state to include the number of eligible individuals that concurrently received both subsidized employment and other federal or state means-tested benefits in its annual report to the Health and Human Services Department on the outcomes of its demonstration projects. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 264-147.

Vote: Yea

(322) - HR 2842: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies - Passage June 23, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to temporarily subsidize employment for program beneficiaries with willing employers and would require $100 million in existing TANF funding must be used for grants to states to implement such programs. The bill would require at least one of the state projects that receives funding to be an apprenticeship program, and would require at least $15 million of the existing TANF funding to be used for programs that offer career pathway services. Passed 377-34.

Vote: Yea

(323) - HR 2547: Commercial Vehicle Licensure Medical Review – Passage June 26, 2017 -

Graves, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow certain medical professionals within the VA health care system, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants, to be eligible to be certified to conduct medical examinations required for a veteran to obtain a commercial driver's license. Motion agreed to 409-0.

Vote: Yea

(324) HR 2258: Active Duty Commercial Vehicle Licensure Benefit Expansion - Passage June 26, 2017 -

Graves, R-Mo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow active duty members of the armed forces and military reservists to be exempt from certain driving test requirements when obtaining a commercial driver's license, if such individuals have experience driving vehicles similar to commercial motor vehicles as a part of their military service. The bill would codify a proposed rule change from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, expanding the group eligible for the licensure benefit beyond veterans only. Motion agreed to 409-0.

Vote: Yea

(325) - HR 1215: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation - Previous Question June 27, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 382) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1215) that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that could be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit where the plaintiff's health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff's injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first.
Motion agreed to 234-184.

Vote: Yea

(326) - HR 1215: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation – Rule June 27, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 382) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1215) that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that could be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit where the plaintiff's health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff's injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first. Adopted 235-186.

Vote: Yea

(327) - : Procedural Motion – Journal June 27, 2017 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 26, 2017. Approved 238-178.

Vote: Nay

(328) - H Res 397: NATO Collective Defense – Passage June 27, 2017 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would reaffirm the United States' commitment to NATO's principle of collective defense as outlined in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. The resolution would welcome the Republic of Montenegro as the 29th member of the NATO Alliance. Motion agreed to 423-4.

Vote: Yea

(329) - HR 497: Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act - Passage June 27, 2017 -

Cook, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Bureau of Land Management to exchange 327 acres of its land for 310 acres of land currently owned by the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District in California if such action were to be requested by the water district. Motion agreed to 424-0.\

Vote: Yea

(330) - HR 220: Kodiak Refuge Hydroelectric Expansion - Passage June 27, 2017 -

Cook, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Kodiak Electric Association to use up to 20 acres of federal land within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge for an expansion of the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project. The bill would require no further approval of the land use by the Interior Department. Motion agreed to 424-1.

Vote: Yea

(331) - HR 3003: Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance - Previous Question June 28, 2017 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 414) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3003) that would prohibit federal, state and local governments from restricting any federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with immigration laws or from assisting federal law enforcement in its enforcement of such laws. Motion agreed to 235-190.

Vote: Yea

(332) - HR 3003: Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance – Rule June 28, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 414) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3003) that would prohibit federal, state and local governments from restricting any federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with immigration laws or from assisting federal law enforcement in its enforcement of such laws. Adopted 235-190.

Vote: Yea

(333) - : Procedural Motion – Journal June 28, 2017 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 27, 2017. Approved 232-183.

Vote: Yea

(334) - HR 1215: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation - Admissible Evidence June 28, 2017 -

Hudson, R-N.C., amendment that would prohibit an apology by a health care provider or by an employee of a health care provider from being admissible as evidence of an admission of liability in a health care liability case. The amendment would also prohibit a health care professional from being qualified to testify as an expert witness in a medical malpractice case unless the individual meets certain professional qualifications and specialization requirements relevant to the provision or use of the health care services or medical products for which the case was brought. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 222-197.

Vote: Yea

(335) - HR 1215: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation - Clinical Guidelines Liability June 28, 2017 -

Barr, R-Ky., amendment that would provide an affirmative defense to defendants in health care liability cases if they can show they complied with approved clinical practice guidelines and such guidelines applicable to the provision or use of the health care services or medical products for which the case was brought. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-310.

Vote: Yea

(336) - HR 1215: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation – Recommit June 28, 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 modify the bill's definition of "health care lawsuits" to not include a claim or action related to the "grossly negligent" prescription of opioids. Motion rejected 191-235.

Vote: Nay

(337) - HR 1215: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation - Passage June 28, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff's health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff's injury, or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first. The bill would also prohibit a health care provider that prescribes or dispenses a FDA-approved medical product from being named as a party in either a product liability lawsuit involving the product or a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor or seller of such product. Passed 218-210.

Vote: Yea

(338) - HR 1500: Emmet Park Designation – Passage June 28, 2017 -

Cook, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would redesignate the Washington, D.C. property currently designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as "Robert Emmet Park," and would allow the Interior Department to place signage on or near the park that includes information on Robert Emmet and the history of the statue of Robert Emmet located on the property. Motion agreed to 423-0.

Vote: Yea

(339) - HR 3004: Criminal Alien Sentencing Guidelines - Previous Question June 29, 2017 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 415) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3004) that would establish specific possible fines and prison sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses and who illegally return to the United States despite having been previously deported or otherwise excluded from the country. Motion agreed to 235-190.

Vote: Yea

(340) - HR 3004: Criminal Alien Sentencing Guidelines – Rule June 29, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 415) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3004) that would establish specific possible fines and prison sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses and who illegally return to the United States despite having been previously deported or otherwise excluded from the country. Adopted 236-191.

Vote: Yea

(341) - HR 3003: Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance – Recommit June 29, 2017 -

Demings, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt state or local governments from the bill's noncompliance provisions if such governments certify to the attorney general that complying with the bill's provisions would endanger public safety. Motion rejected 181-230.

Vote: Nay

(342) - HR 3003: Immigration Law Enforcement Compliance - Passage June 29, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit federal, state and local governments from restricting any federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with immigration laws or from assisting federal law enforcement entities or officials in their enforcement of such laws. The bill would allow the Homeland Security Department to issue detainers for arrests of individuals in violation of "any criminal or motor vehicle law" in cases where there is probable cause to believe such individual is an "inadmissible or deportable alien," and would revoke eligibility for certain federal law enforcement grants for states and cities found not to be in compliance with the bill's provisions. Passed 228-195.

Vote: Yea

(343) - HR 3004: Criminal Alien Sentencing Guidelines – Recommit June 29, 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 victims of sex trafficking that voluntarily present themselves at a port of entry and request protection. Motion rejected 193-232.

Vote: Nay

(344) - HR 3004: Criminal Alien Sentencing Guidelines – Passage June 29, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would establish specific possible fines and prison sentences for undocumented immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses and who illegally return to the United States despite having been previously deported or otherwise excluded from the country. The bill would establish maximum sentences for such individuals with varying criminal histories, including a 10-year maximum sentence for illegal immigrants who reattempt to enter the country after three or more deportations, even if such individuals have not been convicted of any other crimes. Passed 257-167: R 233-1.

Vote: Yea

 

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