Vote History

October 2017 Vote History

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Washington, October 1, 2017 | comments

(544) - HR 1547: Udall Park Interest Conveyance - Passage October 02, 2017 -

Thompson, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to convey to the city of Tucson, Ariz., the federal government's reversionary interest in Tucson's Udall Park.
Motion agreed to 401-0: R 229-0; D 172-0; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea

(545) - HR 965: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Designation - Passage October 02, 2017 -

Thompson, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Sullivan County, N.H., as the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.
Motion agreed to 401-0.

Vote: Yea

(546) - HR 36: Twenty-Week Abortion Ban - Previous Question October 03, 2017 -

Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 548) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 36) that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and would impose criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban, with certain exceptions.
Motion agreed to 233-184.

Vote: Yea

(547) - HR 36: Twenty-Week Abortion Ban - Rule October 03, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 548) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 36) that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and would impose criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban, with certain exceptions.
Adopted 233-187.

Vote: Yea

(548) - HR 36: Twenty-Week Abortion Ban - Recommit October 03, 2017 -

Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would add an exception to the 20-week abortion ban for abortions necessary to save the health of the pregnant woman.
Motion rejected 187-238.

Vote: Nay

(549) - HR 36: Twenty-Week Abortion Ban - Passage October 03, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and would impose criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban. It would provide exceptions for cases in which the woman's life is in danger as well as for pregnancies that are a result of rape for pregnancies that are a result of rape against an adult woman, if the woman received counseling or medical treatment for the rape at least 48 hours prior to the abortion. An exception would be provided for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest against a minor if the rape or incest had been previously reported to law enforcement or another government agency authorized to act on reports of child abuse. The bill would require a second doctor trained in neonatal resuscitation to be present for abortions where the fetus has the "potential" to survive outside the womb.
Passed 237-189.

Vote: Yea

(550) - S 782: Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force - Passage October 03, 2017 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize, through fiscal 2022, $60 million annually for the Justice Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program.
Motion agreed to 417-3.

Vote: Yea

(551) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Previous Question October 04, 2017 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 553) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2018 budget resolution (H Con Res 71).
Motion agreed to 231-189.

Vote: Yea

(552) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Rule October 04, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 553) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2018 budget resolution (H Con Res 71).
Adopted 232-188.

Vote: Yea

(553) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Congressional Progressive Caucus Substitute October 04, 2017 -

Grijalva, D-Ariz., for Pocan, D-Wis., substitute amendment that would provide for $3.8 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would raise overall spending by $3.5 trillion over 10 years and would increase revenues by $8.2 trillion over the same period through policies that would increase taxes for corporations and high-income individuals. It would repeal the Budget Control Act sequester and caps on discretionary spending, would modify the tax code by adding five higher marginal tax rates, would create a public insurance option to be sold within the current health insurance exchanges and would call for implementation of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 108-314.

Vote: Nay

(554) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Congressional Black Caucus Substitute October 04, 2017 -

Scott, D-Va., substitute amendment that would provide for $3.8 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would increase spending by $1 trillion over five years and would provide for a number of revenue-raising options, totaling $10.9 trillion, that could be used to raise at least $3.9 trillion in additional revenues over 10 years. It would repeal the Budget Control Act sequester and caps on discretionary spending, would end defense funding through the Overseas Contingency Operations account, would create a public insurance option to be sold within the current health insurance exchanges, would call for implementation of comprehensive immigration overhaul and would include $200 billion for hurricane recovery in in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 130-292.

Vote: Nay

(555) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Republican Study Committee Substitute October 05, 2017 -

McClintock, R-Calif., substitute amendment that would provide for $2.9 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018. It would balance the budget by fiscal 2023 by reducing spending by $10.1 trillion over 10 years. It would cap total discretionary spending at $1.06 trillion for fiscal 2018 and would assume no separate Overseas Contingency Operations funding for fiscal 2018 or subsequent years and would incorporate funding related to war or terror into the base defense account. It would assume repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul and would convert Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program into a single block grant program. It would require that off budget programs, such as Social Security, the U.S. Postal Service, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, be included in the budget.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 139-281.

Vote: Nay

(556) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Democratic Caucus Substitute October 05, 2017 -

Yarmuth, D-Ky., substitute amendment that would provide for $3.4 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would repeal the Budget Control Act sequester and caps on discretionary spending and would provide an additional $54 billion for both defense and non-defense spending in fiscal 2018. It would allow for Overseas Contingency Operations funding at the level requested by the president, but would prevent the use of OCO funding for base defense needs. It would assume $160 billion in Medicare savings through efficiency programs. It would call for an increase in the minimum wage, would assume the implementation of a comprehensive immigration overhaul and it would call for the enactment of legislation to expand paid sick leave.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 156-268.

Vote: Nay

(557) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Adoption October 05, 2017 -

Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would provide for $3.2 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would assume $1.22 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal 2018. It would assume the repeal of the 2010 health care overhaul law. It also would propose reducing spending on mandatory programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and changing programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps). It would call for restructuring Medicare into a "premium support" system beginning in 2024. I would also require the House Ways and Means Committee to report out legislation under the budget reconciliation process that would provide for a revenue-neutral, comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code and would include instructions to 11 House committees to trigger the budget reconciliation process to cut mandatory spending. The concurrent resolution would assume that, over 10 years, base (non-Overseas Contingency Operations) discretionary defense spending would be increased by a total of $929 billion over the Budget Control Act caps and non-defense spending be reduced by $1.3 trillion.
Adopted 219-206.

Vote: Yea

(558) - HR 1858: Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office - Passage October 10, 2017 -

Gianforte, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4514 Williamson Trail in Liberty, Pa., as the "Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office."
Motion agreed to 397-0.

Vote: Yea

(559) - HR 2464: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office - Passage October 10, 2017 -

Gianforte, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Mass., as the "John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office."
Motion agreed to 395-0.

Vote: Yea

(560) - S 585: Federal Whistleblower Retaliation Penalties and Suspension Authority - Previous Question October 11, 2017 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus limiting debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 562) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (S 585) that would set specific penalties for federal supervisors who retaliate against an employee who discloses waste, fraud or abuse, and would require the VA to develop a plan to protect the medical records of employees. The rule would also provide for motions to suspend the rules on the legislative days of Oct. 12 and 13, 2017.
Motion agreed to 227-190.

Vote: Yea

(561) - S 585: Federal Whistleblower Retaliation Penalties and Suspension Authority - Rule October 11, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 562) that would set specific penalties for federal supervisors who retaliate against an employee who discloses waste, fraud or abuse. It would also require the VA to develop a plan to protect the medical records of employees and would prohibit VA employees from accessing medical files for demographic information when another non-medical database is available. The rule would also provide for motions to suspend the rules on the legislative days of Oct. 12 and 13, 2017.
Adopted 234-185.

Vote: Yea

(562) - HR 452: Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office - Passage October 11, 2017 -

Gianforte, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street, in Pacific, Mo., as the "Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office."
Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea

(563) - HR 3243: Federal Information Technology Requirements - Passage October 11, 2017 -

Russell, R-Okla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would eliminate the sunset dates for certain federal information technology requirements, including those related to data center consolidation, transparency and risk management of major federal IT investments, thereby keeping such requirements in place after Dec. 2019.
Motion agreed to 418-0.

Vote: Yea

(564) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization - Motion to Instruct October 12, 2017 -

Langevin, D-R.I., motion to instruct House conferees to disagree with subsection (c) of section 336 of the Senate amendment to the bill, to recede from section 1064 of the House bill and to disagree with section 1087 of the Senate amendment to the bill.
Motion rejected 184-237.

Vote: Nay

(565) - HR 2810: Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization - Motion to Close October 12, 2017 -

Thornberry, R-Texas, motion that the meetings of the conference between the House and the Senate on the bill may be closed to the public at such times as classified national security information may be discussed, provided that any sitting member of Congress shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the conference.
Motion agreed to 414-8.

Vote: Yea

(566) - H Res 569: Emergency Hurricane and Wildfire Disaster Appropriations Legislative Vehicle - Adoption October 12, 2017 -

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution (H Res 569) that would provide that upon agreeing to the resolution, the House will have been considered to have concurred in the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 2266) with a House amendment that would make available $36.5 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2018 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires. The measure would include $18.7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund - $4.9 billion of which would be used for disaster relief loans to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It would also cancel $16 billion of the Treasury debt incurred by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program, would release $1.2 billion in contingency reserves from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for use in Puerto Rico would provide $577 million in funding to fight wildfires.
Motion agreed to 353-69.

Vote: Yea

(567) - S 585: Federal Whistleblower Retaliation Penalties - Recommit October 12, 2017 -

O'Halleran, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would extend the bill's provisions to apply to any federal employee disclosure regarding the violation of any law or regulation related to travel by the head of an agency or a political appointee.
Motion rejected 190-232.

Vote: Nay

(568) - S 585: Federal Whistleblower Retaliation Penalties - Passage October 12, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would set specific penalties for federal supervisors who retaliate against an employee who discloses waste, fraud or abuse. It would require a supervisor to be suspended for at least three days for an initial offense, and would require a supervisor to be fired for a second offense. It would also require the VA to develop a plan to protect the medical records of employees and would prohibit VA employees from accessing medical files for demographic information when another non-medical database is available.
Passed (thus cleared for the president) 420-0.

Vote: Yea

(569) - HR 3551: C-TPAT Program Tiers - Passage October 23, 2017 -

McSally, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish three tiers of program participation within the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program and would designate the program as the authorized economic operator program for the United States, as defined by the World Customs Organization. It would also create the position of director for C-TPAT. The director would be responsible for establishing the minimum-security criteria necessary for program participation and would also be responsible for ensuring that program participants receive tangible benefits for their voluntary participation in the program.
Motion agreed to 402-1.

Vote: Yea

(570) - S 504: APEC Business Travel Cards Authorization - Passage October 23, 2017 -

McSally, R-Ariz., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would permanently authorize the Homeland Security Department to issue Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation business travel cards to certain U.S. citizens with business or government engagements in the Asia-Pacific region. The measure would also modify APEC's administration and financing.
Motion agreed to 401-2.

Vote: Yea

(571) - : Procedural Motion - Journal October 23, 2017 -

Approval of the House Journal of Oct. 19, 2017.
Approved 236-158.

Vote: Yea

(572) - HR 469, HR732: Third Party Settlements and Consent Decrees Notice - Previous Question October 24, 2017 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 577) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 732) that would prohibit settlement agreements involving the U.S. government from requiring the non-governmental party to make a payment or loan to any party other than the U.S. government. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 469) that would require the federal government to provide advance public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decrees and would codify and expand certain disclosure practices with regard to the Treasury Department's Judgment Fund payments.
Motion agreed to 228-189.

Vote: Yea

(573) - HR 469, HR732: Third Party Settlements and Consent Decrees Notice - Rule October 24, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 732) that would prohibit settlement agreements involving the U.S. government from requiring the non-governmental party to make a payment or loan to any party other than the U.S. government. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 469) that would require the federal government to provide advance public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decrees and would codify and expand certain disclosure practices with regard to the Treasury Department's Judgment Fund payments.
Adopted 227-190.

Vote: Yea

(574) - HR 2142: Chemical Screening Devices - Passage October 24, 2017 -

Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $9 million for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to purchase additional chemical screening devices that could determine the presence of synthetic opioids or other narcotics. The authorized funding could also be used to hire personnel and scientists to operate the screening devices and interpret the data collected by the devices.
Motion agreed to 412-3.

Vote: Yea

(575) - HR 732: Third Party Settlements - Discrimination October 24, 2017 -

Cohen, D-Tenn., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions, settlement agreements related to discrimination based on race, religion, national origin or any other protected category.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-233.

Vote: Nay

(576) - HR 732: Third Party Settlements - Vehicle Emissions Control System October 24, 2017 -

Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions, settlement agreements related to indirect harm caused by unlawful conduct, including the intentional bypassing, defeating or rendering inoperative a required element of a vehicle's emissions control system.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-235.

Vote: Nay

(577) - HR 732: Third Party Settlements - State Restitution October 24, 2017 -

Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions, settlement agreements related to providing restitution for a state.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-234.

Vote: Nay

(578) - HR 732: Third Party Settlements - Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities October 24, 2017 -

Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions, settlement agreements related to predatory or fraudulent conduct involving residential mortgage-backed securities.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 189-231.

Vote: Nay

(579) - HR 732: Third Party Settlements - Lead in Drinking Water October 24, 2017 -

Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions, settlements related to indirect harm from unlawful conduct that results in an increase in the amount of lead in public drinking water.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 191-229.

Vote: Nay

(580) - HR 732: Third Party Settlements - Passage October 24, 2017 -

Passage of the bill that would prohibit settlement agreements involving the U.S. government from requiring the non-governmental party to make a payment or loan to any party other than the U.S. government. Prohibitions would not apply if the payment or loan under the settlement is for restitution to affected parties or is a direct remedy for actual harm.
Passed 238-183.

Vote: Yea

(581) - HR 3898: Expanded North Korean Sanctions - Passage October 24, 2017 -

Barr, R-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand existing sanctions related to North Korea by imposing financial sanctions on individuals and entities that provide or facilitate financial transactions with or on behalf of North Korea, or that facilitate the import or export of bulk cash, goods and services to North Korea. It would require various penalties for violations of the expanded sanctions, including financial fines and prison sentences of up to 20 years.
Motion agreed to 415-2.

Vote: Yea

(582) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Previous Question October 25, 2017 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 580) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the fiscal 2018 budget resolution (H Con Res 71).
Motion agreed to 229-188.

Yea

(583) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 House Budget Resolution - Rule October 25, 2017 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 580) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2018 budget resolution (H Con Res 71) that would provide for $3.1 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts.
Adopted 233-188.

Vote: Yea

(584) - : Procedural Motion - Journal October 25, 2017 -

Approval of the House Journal of Oct. 24, 2017.
Approved 230-180.

Vote: Yea

(585) - HR 469: Consent Decrees Notice - High-Speed Broadband October 25, 2017 -

Johnson, D-Ga., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions that would require advance public notice for certain settlement agreements, settlement agreements pertaining to deadlines set by Congress related to improving access to affordable high-speed broadband in under-served markets.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-231.

Vote: Nay

(586) - HR 469: Consent Decrees Notice - Air and Water Quality Improvement October 25, 2017 -

McEachin, D-Va., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions that would require advance public notice for certain settlement agreements, settlement agreements related to improvement or maintenance of air or water quality.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-226.

Vote: Nay

(587) - HR 469: Consent Decrees Notice - Assistant Attorney Generals' Settlement Process October 25, 2017 -

Cartwright, D-Pa., amendment that would exempt, from the bill's provisions that would require advance public notice for certain settlement agreements, settlement agreements entered into by the assistant attorney generals under the process, known as the Meese Policy, for assistant attorney generals to accept, recommend acceptance, or reject settlement offers.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-232.

Vote: Nay

(588) - HR 469: Consent Decrees Notice - Passage October 25, 2017 -

Passage of the bill, as amended, that would require the federal government to provide advance public notice when it plans to enter into discussions regarding consent decrees and would codify and expand certain disclosure practices with regard to the Treasury Department's Judgment Fund payments. It would also allow counsel for the House of Representatives to intervene or appear as amicus curiae in any federal, state or local court. It would establish a new reporting deadline for the attorney general to inform Congress whether the Justice Department will contest, or refrain from defending, the constitutionality of a provision of federal law in court.
Passed 234-187.

Vote: Yea

(589) - H Con Res 71: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - Motion to Concur October 26, 2017 -

Black, R-Tenn., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the concurrent resolution that would provide for $3.1 trillion in new budget authority in fiscal 2018, not including off-budget accounts. It would allow the cap on defense spending to be raised to $640 billion for fiscal 2018, without the need for offsets. It would require the Senate Finance Committee to report legislation under the budget reconciliation process that would increase the deficit by no more than $1.5 trillion over the period of fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2027. It would also instruct the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to report legislation under the budget reconciliation process that would reduce the deficit by $1 billion over the period of fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2027. The concurrent resolution would authorize the establishment of various reserve funds, including a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to repealing or replacing the 2010 health care overhaul law, and a revenue-neutral reserve fund related to modifying the federal tax system.
Motion agreed to 216-212.

Vote: Yea

(590) - HR 1698: Iranian Ballistic Missile Program Sanctions - Passage October 26, 2017 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand certain existing sanctions and mandate new sanctions on Iran related to country's ballistic missile program. It would impose sanctions on individuals that support Iran's ballistic missile program and on foreign persons who provide significant financial services to supporters of the program. It would also classify the transfer of certain traditional arms, such as anti-missile air defense systems, as sanctionable offenses.
Motion agreed to 423-2.

Vote: Yea

(591) - HR 2521: Peanut Standards Board - Passage October 31, 2017 -

Crawford, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would add South Carolina to the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region of the department of Agriculture's Peanut Standards Board.
Motion agreed to 394-1.

Vote: Yea

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