Vote History

July 2017 Vote History

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(345) - HR 1397: Moore Colonial Farm Land Conveyance - Passage July 11, 2017 -

LaHood, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Interior Department to transfer administrative jurisdiction of .342 acres of its land within the boundary of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm to the Transportation Department, and would allow the Transportation Department to transfer .479 acres of Transportation Department land within the boundary of the Federal Highway Administration's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center to the Interior Department.
Motion agreed to 406-0.

Vote: Yea

(346) - HR 1719: Muir Historic Site Expansion - Passage July 11, 2017 -

LaHood, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Interior Department to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, Calif., from the Muir Heritage Land Trust to be administered as part of the John Muir National Historic Site, and would allow the department to adjust the boundaries of the historic site to include the acquired land.
Motion agreed to 401-15.

Vote: Yea

(347) - HR 2810, HR23: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization and California Drought Protection - Previous Question July 12, 2017 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 431) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 23) that would require the Interior Department to take certain actions to increase the availability of water in California's Central Valley when water levels are low.
Motion agreed to 234-183.

Vote: Yea

(348) - HR 2810, HR23: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization and California Drought Protection - Rule July 12, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 431) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 23) that would require the Interior Department to take certain actions to increase the availability of water in California's Central Valley when water levels are low.
Motion agreed to 232-187.

Vote: Yea

(349) - HR 1492: Administration of Controlled Substances Across State Lines - Passage July 12, 2017 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish a separate Drug Enforcement Administration registration process for medical practitioners under the Controlled Substances Act, which would allow such registered medical professionals to transport and administer controlled substances to patients in a state other than the one in which the medical professional's principal place of business or professional practice is located. The bill would require that registered medical practitioners limit the time of transport and administration of any controlled substance to no more than 72 hours, after which the controlled substances would have to be returned to their originally registered location.
Motion agreed to 416-2.

Vote: Yea

(350) - HR 23: Municipal Wastewater Recycling Expansion - Adoption July 12, 2017 -

DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Interior Department to review available and new technologies and programs for capturing and recycling municipal wastewater for the purposes of providing drinking water and energy, and would require the department to report on the feasibility of expanding the implementation of such technologies and programs among contractors with the Central Valley Project.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 201-221.

Vote: Nay

(351)- HR 23: National Interagency Fire Center Exemption - Recommit July 12, 2017 -

Carbajal, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt the National Interagency Fire Center from any of the bill's provisions that would impair the center's ability to ensure that there is an adequate supply of water to fight wildfires.
Motion rejected 189-230.

Vote: Nay

(352) - HR 23: California Drought Prevention - Passage July 12, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would require the Interior Department to take certain actions to increase the availability of water for agricultural and other purposes in California's Central Valley, including a requirement that the maximum amount of water practicable would have to be provided to all individuals or districts that receive water through the Central Valley Project. The bill would require the department to expedite reviews of all applications for water transfers in the Central Valley and would require the department to make a determination on an application for a water transfer in the Central Valley within 45 days of the application's submission. The bill would establish the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead federal agency for the coordination of all reviews, approvals or decisions required by federal law for the construction of new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands.
Motion agreed to 230-190.

Vote: Yea

(353) - : Procedural Motion - Motion to Adjourn July 13, 2017 -

McGovern, D-Mass., motion to adjourn.
Motion rejected 77-326.

Vote: Nay

(354) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Previous Question July 13, 2017 -

Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 440) providing for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs.
Motion agreed to 234-187.

Vote: Yea

(355) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Rule July 13, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 440) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs.
Motion agreed to 230-190.

Vote: Yea

(356) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Biofuel Prohibition July 13, 2017 -

Conaway, R-Texas, amendment that would prohibit the Defense Department from entering into any new contracts, making any awards, or expending any funds with respect to drop-in biofuels or bio refineries. 
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-225.

Vote: Yea

(357) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Presidential One Percent Reduction Directive July 13, 2017 -

Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would direct the president to make reductions in amounts authorized by the bill as the president considers appropriate to reach a total reduction of one percent of the funds authorized by the bill. Military, reserve and National Guard personnel accounts and the Defense Health Program account would not be eligible for such reductions.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 73-351.

Vote: Nay

(358) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Defense and Non-Defense Discretionary Spending Parity July 13, 2017 -

Jayapal, D-Wash., for Pocan, D-Wis., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that any increase of the combined amount authorized for National Defense Budget and Overseas Contingency Operations should be matched by a dollar-for-dollar increase of the annual amounts authorized for the federal non-defense discretionary budget.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-245.

Vote: Nay

(359) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Guantanamo Bay Detainees Transfer and Release Procedures July 13, 2017 -

Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on the use of funds for the transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-257.

Vote: Nay

(360) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile System Approval Requirement July 13, 2017 -

Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would prohibit the Department of Defense from developing and funding an intermediate range ground-launched missile system until the secretary of Defense has certified to Congress that such missile system is preferred for ensuring that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's deterrence and defense posture remains credible in the face of a Russian intermediate ground-launched missile system, and the secretary of State has certified to Congress that such missile system is necessary to the secretary's efforts to return Russia to full compliance with the INF treaty.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-249.

Vote: Nay

(361) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Arsenal Cost Estimate Period Extension July 13, 2017 -

Aguilar, D-Calif., amendment that would extend a Congressional Budget Office cost estimate review on the fielding, maintaining, modernization, replacement and life extension of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems from covering a 10-year period to covering a 30-year period.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-235.

Vote: Nay

(362) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Arsenal Cost Estimate Period Optional Extension July 13, 2017 -

Rogers, R-Ky., amendment that would allow the secretary of Defense to include information in the annual report on the plan for US nuclear systems on the cost of fielding, maintaining, modernizing and replacing nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems past a 10 year period.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-172.

Vote: Yea

(363) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Arsenal Modernization Plan Modification July 13, 2017 -

Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would require that the federally mandated annual report regarding the nuclear weapons stockpile, complex, delivery systems and the nuclear weapons command and control system to include a detailed plan to sustain, life-extend, modernize or replace the nuclear weapons and bombs in the nuclear weapons stockpile, and would extend the scope of the report from covering a 10-year period to covering a 25-year period.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-232.

Vote: Nay

(364) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Posture Review Requirement July 13, 2017 -

Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would limit funding to $95.6 million for development of the long range standoff weapon and $220.3 million for the W80-4 warhead until the secretary of Defense, in consultation with other federal agencies, submits to Congress a nuclear posture review including a detailed assessment of the long range standoff weapon's capabilities.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-254.

Vote: Nay

(365) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Base Realignment and Closure Repetition July 13, 2017 -

McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the bill's prohibition on conducting an additional round of base realignment and closure.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-248.

Vote: Yea

(366) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Icebreaker Fleet Expansion July 13, 2017 -

Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit defense department funds authorized in the bill from being used to procure a new Coast Guard icebreaker.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-220.

Vote: Nay

(67) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Alternative Energy Qualification Requirement July 13, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., amendment that would prohibit funds authorized by the bill from being used by the Defense Department to purchase alternative energy unless such energy is equivalent in its cost and capabilities to conventional energy. The bill would require the Defense Department to complete a cost competitiveness calculation in order to determine the cost and capabilities of such energy sources.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 203-218.

Vote: Yea

(368) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Climate Change Vulnerabilities Report July 13, 2017 -

Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would express the sense of Congress that climate change is a direct threat to national security, and would eliminate the provision that would require the secretary of Defense to report to Congress on vulnerabilities to military installations and combatant commands resulting from climate change-related effects.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-234.

Vote: Yea

(369) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Gender Transition Treatment Prohibition July 13, 2017 -

Hartzler, R-Mo., amendment that would prohibit the use of Defense Department funds to provide medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to military medical care under current law.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 209-214.

Vote: Yea

(370) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Prevailing Wage Determination Method July 13, 2017 -

Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would require any determination of prevailing wage under the bill to be conducted by the secretary of Labor, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, using surveys that utilize random statistical sampling techniques.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-242.

Vote: Yea

(371) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Athletic Deferment Prohibition for Service Academy Graduates July 13, 2017 -

Rooney, R-Fla., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit student-athletes graduating from service academies from seeking a deferment of service in order to pursue professional athletic careers.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 107-318.

Vote: Nay

(372) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Terrorist Messaging Assessment July 14, 2017 -

Franks, R-Ariz., amendment that would require the secretary of Defense to conduct two concurrent strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification, and would require the secretary to submit to Congress the results of the assessments.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-217.

Vote: Yea

(373) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Ballistic Missile Defense Operational Test Normalization July 14, 2017 -

Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment that would normalize the operational test and evaluation processes for the ballistic missile defense system by confirming the condition for proceeding below low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs.
Motion agreed to 235-189.

Vote: Yea

(374) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Recreational Vessel Designation July 14, 2017 -

Byrne, R-Ala., for Frankel, D-Fla., amendment that would classify a vessel being repaired or dismantled as a "recreational vessel" if it shares elements of design and construction with traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in military or commercial undertakings while it is in operation.
Motion agreed to 244-181.

Vote: Yea

(375) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Claims Limitation for Foreign National Seamen July 14, 2017 -

Hunter, R-Calif., amendment that would prohibit a claim for damages related to personal injury, illness, or death of a seaman that is a foreign national on a foreign passenger vessel from being brought under federal law if the seaman was not a legal resident of the U.S. at the time of the claim and the harm arose outside U.S. waters.
Motion agreed to 234-190.

Vote: Yea

(376) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Radiation-Exposed Veterans Service Medal July 14, 2017 -

McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would require the secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired or former members of the armed forces who are radiation-exposed veterans, and would designate the medal as the "Atomic Veterans Service Medal."
Motion agreed to 424-0.

Vote: Yea

(377) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Recommit July 14, 2017 -

Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit funds authorized by the bill from being used to plan, develop, or construct any barriers, including walls or fences, along "the international border of the United States."
Motion rejected 190-235.

Vote: Nay

(378) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Passage July 14, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, of which $10 billion would be used for non-war, base defense budget needs; $239.7 billion for operations and maintenance; $10.2 billion for military construction; $142.9 billion for military personnel; and $33.9 billion for defense health care programs. It would authorize $12.5 billion for procurement of F-35 planes, research and development, as well as modifications to existing aircraft, and would prohibit the retirement of the A-10 bomber fleet. The bill would require the Defense Department to submit to Congress a report on vulnerabilities to military installations resulting from climate change over the next 20 years, and would express the sense of Congress that climate change is a "direct threat" to U.S. national security. The bill would also require the Air Force to establish, by 2019, the Space Corps, a fighting force to improve the U.S. military's ability to address threats in space.
Motion agreed to 344-81.

Vote: Yea

(379) - HR 2210: Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center - Passage July 17, 2017 -

Dunn, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the VA's community living center in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania as the "Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center."
Motion agreed to 401-0.

Vote: Yea

(380) - H J Res 92: WMATA Board Appointee Protocol - Passage July 17, 2017 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would grant congressional approval to amendments made by Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact regarding the appointment of federal directors to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's board of directors.
Motion agreed to 402-0.

Vote: Yea

(381) - H J Res 76: Washington Metrorail Safety Commission - Passage July 17, 2017 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would grant congressional approval to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia to enter into an interstate compact, which would establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. The commission would act as the safety oversight authority for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, with safety, regulatory and enforcement authority over the Metrorail system operated by WMATA.
Motion agreed to 399-5.

Vote: Yea

(382) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Previous Question July 18, 2017 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 451) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 806) that would extend for eight years the deadline for the EPA to implement new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone. The bill would not limit the authority of state or local governments to require more stringent emissions standards, but it would prohibit EPA from proposing new standards for ground-level ozone before 2025.
Motion agreed to 231-188.

Vote: Yea

(383) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Rule July 18, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 451) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 806) that would extend for eight years the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to implement new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone. The bill would not limit the authority of state or local governments to require more stringent emissions standards, but it would prohibit EPA from proposing new standards for ground-level ozone before 2025.
Motion agreed to 235-188.

Vote: Yea

(384) - HR 2786: Small Conduit Hydropower Facility Licensing Requirement - Passage July 18, 2017 -

Upton, R-Mich., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the five megawatt limit on the size of small conduit hydropower facilities that can be built or operated without a federal license.
Motion agreed to 420-2.

Vote: Yea

(385) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Health Impact Evaluation July 18, 2017 -

Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would that would prohibit an extension of the deadline for the EPA to implement new national ambient air quality standards if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that such changes could increase health risks to vulnerable populations, including children, seniors and pregnant women.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-232.

Vote: Nay

(386) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Technological Feasibility Consideration July 18, 2017 -

Tonko, D-N.Y., amendment that would remove the bill's provision that would allow the EPA to consider "likely technological feasibility" as a factor when establishing and revising the national primary ambient air quality standard for pollutants.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-241.

Vote: Nay

(387) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - External Factors in Non-Attainment Areas July 18, 2017 -

Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to sanction any state that has a "severe" or "extreme" non-attainment area, as defined under the Clean Air Act, regardless of whether the non-attainment designation resulted from an event or source outside the non-attainment area.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-235.

Vote: Nay

(388) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Hydrogen Sulfide Hazard July 18, 2017 -

Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would require the EPA to issue a rule adding hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-242.

Vote: Nay

(389) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Authorization of Additional Funds July 18, 2017 -

McNerney, D-Calif., amendment that would remove the bill's provision that would prohibit additional funds from being authorized by the bill to carry out the bill's requirements.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-236.

Vote: Nay

(390) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Recommit July 18, 2017 -

Cartwright, D-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit implementation of the bill's provisions if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Congressional Budget Office, finds such implementation could increase various health risks for individuals without access to "affordable, comprehensive" health insurance.
Motion rejected 191-235.

Vote: Nay

(391) - HR 806: Ozone Standards Implementation - Passage July 18, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would extend for eight years the deadline for the EPA to implement new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone (the EPA issued such deadlines on Oct. 26, 2015). The bill would require the EPA to review the national ambient air quality standards for each pollutant every ten years, instead of every five, and would require the agency to evaluate possible adverse effects of standard changes, including effects related to public health, welfare and economics, prior to establishing or revising a national ambient air quality standard.
Motion agreed to 229-199.

Vote: Yea

(392) - : President's Tax Return Disclosure - Motion to Table July 19, 2017 -

Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to table (kill) the Cicilline, D-R.I., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Cicilline 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 235-190.

Vote: Yea

(393) - HR 2825, HR2910, HR2883, HR218: Energy Regulatory Policy, Homeland Security Department Reauthorization, and King Cove Access Road - Previous Question July 19, 2017 -

Cheney, R-Wy., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 454) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2910) that would establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the lead agency for the permitting of proposals to build or expand natural gas pipelines, would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2883) that would establish a new system for the approval and permitting of border-crossing oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 218) that would require the Interior Department to convey to the state of Alaska, if requested, 206 acres of federal land within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek Wilderness for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska. The rule would also provide for a motion to suspend the rules and pass the DHS Authorization Act (HR 2825), as amended.
Motion agreed to 236-192.

Vote: Yea

(394) - HR 2910, HR2883, HR2825, HR218: Energy Regulatory Policy, Homeland Security Department Reauthorization, and King Cove Access Road - Rule July 19, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 454) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2910) that would establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the lead agency for the permitting of proposals to build or expand natural gas pipelines, would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2883) that would establish a new system for the approval and permitting of border-crossing oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 218) that would require the Interior Department to convey to the state of Alaska, if requested, 206 acres of federal land within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek Wilderness for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska. The rule would also provide for a motion to suspend the rules and pass the DHS Authorization Act (HR 2825), as amended.
Motion agreed to 234-194.

Vote: Yea

(395) - HR 2883: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure - State Department Permitting Authority July 19, 2017 -

Engel, D-N.Y., amendment that would establish the State Department as the agency of jurisdiction with respect to permitting authority for cross-border oil pipelines. 
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 182-246.

Vote: Nay

(396) - HR 2883: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure - Conservation and Recreation Exemption July 19, 2017 -

Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would prohibit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from issuing a certificate of crossing for an oil or natural gas pipeline project if any part of such facility would be located on lands required, by federal, state, or local law, to be managed for natural resource conservation or recreation.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-247.

Vote: Nay

(397) - HR 2883: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure - Recommit July 19, 2017 -

O'Halleran, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require, as a condition of issuing a certificate of crossing, that all iron and steel products used in the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a border-crossing facility would be produced in the United States.
Motion rejected 193-232.

Vote: Nay

(398) - HR 2883: Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure - Passage July 19, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would establish a new system for the approval and permitting of border-crossing oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines. The bill would require sponsors of border-crossing oil pipelines and electricity transmission facilities that cross the U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico to receive a "certificate of crossing" from the relevant federal agency in order to build or modify their projects, thereby eliminating the need for a presidential permit. The bill would eliminate the requirement under current law that the Energy Department approve the transmission of electricity from the U.S. to another country.
Motion agreed to 254-175.

Vote: Yea

(399) - HR 2910: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordinating Authority - Conservation and Recreation Exemption July 19, 2017 -

Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would that would prohibit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity to an oil or natural gas pipeline project if any part of such facility would be located on lands required, by federal, state, or local law, to be managed for natural resource conservation or recreation.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-249.

Vote: Nay

(400) - HR 2910: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordinating Authority - Supplemental Environmental Reports July 19, 2017 -

Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, when conducting a project-related review under the National Environmental Policy Act, to prepare a supplement to its environmental impact statement in certain cases, such as if the commission makes a substantial change to the proposed action related to environmental concerns, or if there were to be "significant new circumstances or information" related to environmental concerns with bearing on the application.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-236.

Vote: Nay

(401) - HR 2910: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordination Authority - Recommit July 19, 2017 -

Watson Coleman, D-N.J., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit approval of an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the Natural Gas Act unless the applicant agrees not to exercise its eminent domain authority under such law.
Motion rejected 189-239.

Vote: Nay

(402) - HR 2910: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Agency Coordinating Authority - Passage July 19, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the sole lead agency for the permitting of proposals to build or expand natural gas pipelines. The bill would require the commission to set deadlines by which federal agencies would need to take certain actions as part of the pipeline project proposal review process and would, in the event an agency fails to meet a deadline set by the commission, require the head of the agency to notify Congress and set forth a recommended implementation plan for the completion of the action.
Motion agreed to 248-179.

Vote: Yea

(403) - HR 2825: Homeland Security Reauthorization - Passage July 20, 2017 -

McCaul, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize funding through fiscal 2019 to U.S. Coast Guard programs and activities, including $7.3 billion in fiscal 2018 and $7.5 billion in fiscal 2019 for operations and maintenance and $1.9 billion each year for infrastructure; would authorize funding through fiscal 2020 to Federal Emergency Management Agency programs and activities at $1.05 billion for fiscal 2018, $1.07 billion for fiscal 2019 and $1.08 billion for fiscal 2020; and would authorize funding through fiscal 2022 to multiple Homeland Security Department grant programs, including $200 million annually in funding through fiscal 2022 to the Transit Security Grant Program and $200 million annually in funding to the Port Security Grant Program. The bill would require the department to establish and carry out a grant program for emergency response providers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks and would authorize $39 million in funding through fiscal 2022 for the program. The bill would also require the department to establish and carry a grant program that would provide grants to eligible non-profit organizations for activities related to security enhancement and protection against terrorist attacks and would authorize $50 million in funding through fiscal 2022 for the program. The bill would formally establish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and would establish a headquarters office for the Homeland Security Department and the offices which make up the headquarters, as well as other offices at the department.
Motion agreed to 386-41.

Vote: Yea

(404) - HR 218: King Cove Land Exchange - Federal Mitigation Requirements July 20, 2017 -

Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would include in the bill's road requirements a provision that would require the implementation of previous federal mitigation requirements established by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, related to the movement of wildlife and tidal flows, for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between King Cove, Alaska, and Cold Bay, Alaska.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-234.

Vote: Nay

(405) - HR 218: King Cove Land Exchange - Department of Interior Appropriations Repayment Requirement July 20, 2017 -

Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit implementation of the bill's provisions until the state of Alaska has repaid $20 million to the federal government in funds appropriated and loaned to the state of Alaska under the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999, for the purpose of construction of an unpaved road, a dock, and marine facilities and equipment on King Cove Corporation lands in King Cove, Alaska.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-260.

Vote: Nay

(406) - HR 218: King Cove Land Exchange - Passage July 20, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would require the Interior Department to convey to the state of Alaska, if requested, 206 acres of federal land within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek Wilderness for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska.
Motion agreed to 248-179.

Vote: Yea

(407) - HR 3180: Fiscal 2018 Intelligence Authorization - Passage July 24, 2017 -

Nunes, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize classified amounts of funding through fiscal 2018 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency. The bill would authorize $527 million in fiscal 2018 in funding to the Intelligence Community Management Account and would authorize $514 million through fiscal 2018 in funding to the CIA Retirement and Disability Fund. The bill would require the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress multiple reports regarding Russia's campaigns directed at foreign elections and its efforts related to cyber influence, including an analytical assessment of the most significant Russian influence campaigns, if any, conducted during the three years prior to the bill's enactment.
Motion rejected 241-163.

Vote: Yea

(408) - S 114: Veterans Choice Fund Authorization - Passage July 24, 2017 -

Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make available an additional $2 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Fund, without fiscal year limitation. The bill would extend until Dec. 31, 2027, the current cap on per-month payment of VA pensions to certain veterans residing at VA nursing care facilities, as well as the VA's authority to collect fees for VA housing loans and the VA's authority to obtain and use income information from the Social Security Administration and the IRS to validate an application for VA benefits.
Motion rejected 219-186.

Vote: Yea

(409) - HR 3218: Veterans Education Benefits Indefinite Extension - Passage July 24, 2017 -

Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the 15-year time limit to use Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits for all existing and future service members, as well as for veterans who left active duty after 2012, and would effectively increase GI Bill funding for Reservists and Guardsmen, dependents, and surviving spouses and dependents. The bill would require the VA to provide additional GI Bill benefits to student veterans completing a STEM degree and would restore eligibility for educational assistance to certain service members whose schools close in the middle of a semester.
Motion agreed to 405-0.

Vote: Yea

(410) - H J Res 111: CFPB Arbitration Rule Disapproval - Previous Question July 25, 2017 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 468) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 111) that would nullify and disapprove of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses in certain consumer contracts.
Motion agreed to 229-184.

Vote: Yea

(411) - H J Res 111: CFPB Arbitration Rule Disapproval - Rule July 25, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 468) that would provide for House floor consideration of the joint resolution (H J Res 111) that would nullify and disapprove of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses in certain consumer contracts.
Motion agreed to 233-188.

Vote: Yea

(412) - H J Res 111: CFPB Arbitration Rule Disapproval - Passage July 25, 2017 -

Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts related to financial services and products.
Motion agreed to 231-190.

Vote: Yea

(413) - HR 3364: Sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea - Passage July 25, 2017 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, that would codify certain existing sanctions on Russia, including various sanctions tied to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, Moscow's annexation of Crimea, and malicious cyber activities relating to the 2016 U.S. elections. The bill would establish multiple new sanctions on Russia, including sanctions on entities conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government and entities which conduct business with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors. The bill would impose various new or expanded sanctions against Iran, including sanctions on persons that engage in or pose a risk of materially contributing to Iran's ballistic missile program and sanctions on officials, agents or affiliates of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The bill would also impose multiple new or expanded sanctions on North Korea, including sanctions against entities that purchase certain metals or minerals from North Korea, and would require the secretary of State to make a determination as to whether North Korea constitutes a "state sponsor of terrorism."
Motion agreed to 419-3.

Vote: Yea

(414) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Previous Question July 26, 2017 -

Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 473) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3219) that would make certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, and would provide for consideration of amendments to the Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Energy and Water divisions of the bill.
Motion agreed to 230-193.

Vote: Yea

(415) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Rule July 26, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 473) providing for consideration of the bill (HR 3219) that would make certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, and would provide for consideration of amendments to the Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Energy and Water divisions of the bill.
Motion agreed to 232-192.

Vote: Yea

(416) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Congressional Budget Office Funding Reduction July 26, 2017 -

Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would decrease by $25.4 million funding for staffing and operations at the Congressional Budget Office.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 107-314.

Vote: Nay

(417) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Congressional Budget Analysis Authority July 26, 2017 -

Griffith, R-Va., amendment that would eliminate the budget analysis division of the Congressional Budget Office and would transfer the responsibilities of the division to the CBO's office of the director.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-309.

Vote: Nay

(418) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Technology Assessment Reinstatement July 26, 2017 -

Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would provide $2.5 million in funding for salaries and expenses in what would become the Office of Technology Assessment, and would reduce by $2.6 million funding to the capital construction and operations account of the Architect of the Capitol.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-236.

Vote: Nay

(419) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Prevailing Wage Requirements Prohibition July 26, 2017 -

King, R-Iowa, amendment that would prohibit funds made available in the bill from being used to implement, administer to enforce prevailing wage requirements associated with the Davis-Bacon Act, which specify the basis for wages paid to employees by companies under contract with the federal government.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 178-249.

Vote: Yea

(420) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Renewable Energy Prioritization July 26, 2017 -

Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would increase by $177 million funding to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account and would reduce by $355 million funding to the Fossil Fuel Research and Development account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-246.

Vote: Nay

(421) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Renewable Energy Acquisitions July 26, 2017 -

Norcross, D-N.J., amendment that would increase by $161.7 million funding to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for facility acquisition, construction or expansion, and would reduce by $323.5 million funding to the Energy Department Fossil Energy Research and Development account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-241.

Vote: Nay

(422) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Renewable Energy Research Expansion July 26, 2017 -

Esty, D-Conn., amendment that would increase by $20 million funding for facility acquisition, construction or expansion in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and would reduce by $40 million funding to the Fossil Energy Research and Development account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 203-224.

Vote: Nay

(423) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Nuclear Nonproliferation Prioritization July 26, 2017 -

Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would increase by $118 million funding to the National Nuclear Security Administration defense nuclear nonproliferation account, and would decrease by equal amount funding to the National Nuclear Security Administration weapons activities account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 180-247.

Vote: Nay

(424) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Coastal and Marine Planning Allowance July 26, 2017 -

Pingree, D-Maine, amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit funding made available by the bill from being used to further implement the coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components of the National Ocean Policy developed under a 2010 executive order.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-235.

Vote: Nay

(425) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Corps Civil Investigations July 26, 2017 -

Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would reduce by $3 million, and increase by the same amount, funding to the Army Corps of Engineers Investigations account.
Motion agreed to 234-192.

Vote: Nay

(426) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Previous Question July 27, 2017 -

Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus limiting debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 478) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill making certain appropriations for fiscal 2018 (HR 3219), would provide for consideration of amendments to the Defense division of the bill, and would provide for consideration of motions to suspend the rules through July 28, 2017.
Motion agreed to 233-185.

Vote: Yea

(427) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Rule July 27, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 478) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill that would make certain appropriations for fiscal 2018 (HR 3219), would provide for consideration of amendments to the Defense division of the bill; and would provide for consideration of motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of July 28, 2017. The rule would also automatically modify the fiscal 2018 minibus to include an amendment that would provide $1.6 billion in funding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for procurement, construction and improvement of a barrier along the southern U.S. border.
Motion agreed to 230-196.

Vote: Yea

(428) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Energy and Water Division Reduction July 27, 2017 -

Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce by one percent all discretionary spending provided for in the Energy and Water division of the bill.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 140-285.

Vote: Yea

(429) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Energy Conservation Rule Prohibition July 27, 2017 -

Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit funding made available by the bill from being used to implement or enforce the Energy Department rule entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps," published on Jan. 5, 2017.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-248.

Vote: Nay

(430) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Naval Environmental Restoration July 27, 2017 -

Suozzi, D-N.Y., amendment that would increase funding for Naval environmental restoration operations by $34.7 million, and would decrease by an equivalent amount funding for Defense Department-wide operations and maintenance.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 214-211.

Vote: Nay

(431) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Naval and Air Force Environmental Restoration July 27, 2017 -

Boyle, D-Pa., amendment that would increase by $30 million funding for Navy environmental restoration operations, would increase by $30 million funding to Air Force environmental restoration, and would reduce by $60 million funding to Defense Department-wide operation and maintenance.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 256-169.

Vote: Nay

(432) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfer July 27, 2017 -

Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit the use of funding made available by the bill to transfer or release, or assist in the transfer or release, to or within the U.S. of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a U.S. citizen and is held at Guantanamo Bay. The amendment would eliminate a provision that would prohibit funds from being used to construct, acquire or modify any facility in the U.S. to house a prisoner transferred from Guantanamo Bay.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-252.

Vote: Nay

(433) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Public-Private Competition Prohibition July 27, 2017 -

Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would prohibit funding made available by the bill from being used to begin, continue, process, or approve of a public-private competition regarding converting any function performed by federal employees to contractor performance.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-172.

Vote: Nay

(434) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Recommit July 27, 2017 -

Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision related to providing funding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for procurement, construction and improvement of a barrier along the southern U.S. border.
Motion rejected 193-234.

Vote: Nay

(435) - HR 3219: Fiscal 2018 Minibus Appropriations - Passage July 27, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would provide $788 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2018 to various departments, agencies and legislative operations, including $658.1 billion in funding for Defense programs; $88.8 billion in net appropriations subject to discretionary caps for fiscal 2018 that would provide funding for military construction activities and for VA programs and activities; $37.6 billion in net appropriations subject to discretionary caps for fiscal 2018 that would provide funding for the Energy Department, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and related agencies; and $3.6 billion in funding fiscal 2018 for operations of the House of Representatives, joint House-Senate items and legislative branch entities such as the Library of Congress, the Capitol Police, and the Government Accountability Office. The bill would provide $1.6 billion in funding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for procurement, construction and improvement of a barrier along the southern U.S. border.
Motion agreed to 235-192.

Vote: Yea

(436) - HR 3180: Fiscal 2018 Intelligence Authorization and Same-Day Authority - Rule July 28, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 481) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3180) that would authorize classified amounts of funding through fiscal 2018 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency. The rule would waive, through the legislative day of August 1, 2017, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider legislation on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee.
Motion agreed to 224-186.

Vote: Yea

(437) - HR 3180: Fiscal 2018 Intelligence Authorization - Passage July 28, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize classified amounts of funding through fiscal 2018 for 16 U.S. intelligence agencies and intelligence-related activities, including the Office of the National Intelligence Director, the CIA and the National Security Agency. The bill would authorize $527 million in fiscal 2018 in funding to the Intelligence Community Management Account and would authorize $514 million through fiscal 2018 in funding to the CIA Retirement and Disability Fund. The bill would require the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress multiple reports regarding Russia's campaigns directed at foreign elections and its efforts related to cyber influence, including an analytical assessment of the most significant Russian influence campaigns, if any, conducted during the three years prior to the bill's enactment.
Motion agreed to 380-35.

Vote: Yea

(438) - S 114: Veterans Choice Fund Authorization - Passage July 28, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would make available an additional $2.1 billion in funding for the Veterans Choice Fund, without fiscal year limitation. The bill would extend until Sept. 30, 2027, the current cap on per-month payment of VA pensions to certain veterans residing at VA nursing care facilities, as well as the VA's authority to collect fees for VA housing loans and the VA's authority to obtain and use income information from the Social Security Administration and the IRS to validate an application for VA benefits.
Motion agreed to 414-0.

Vote: Yea

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