Vote History

February 2018 Vote History

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Washington, February 1, 2018 | comments

(51) - HR 4547: Social Security Representative Payees – Passage February 05, 2018 -

Brady, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would make the monitoring and selection process for the Social Security Administration's representative payee program more stringent, including preventing those convicted of certain felonious actions from serving as representative payees. It would eliminate the requirement that certain family members serving as representative payees file annual reports. Motion agreed to 396-0.

Vote: Yea

(52)  Procedural Motion – Journal February 05, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of Feb. 2, 2018.
Approved 232-159.

Vote: Yea

(53) - H Res 726: Member Conduct - Motion to Table February 06, 2018 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to table (kill) a resolution related to comments made by Rep. Gosar, R-Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2018, and their compliance with the Code of Official Conduct for the House. Motion agreed to 231-187.

Vote: Yea

(54) - HR 4771, HR772, HR1153: Food Labeling, Mortgage Fees and Small Bank Asset Thresholds - Previous Question February 06, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 725) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 772) that would require the Food and Drug Administration to make various modifications to its menu labeling rules, would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1153) that would exclude certain fees from limits on points and fees imposed on qualified mortgages, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4771) that would require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to raise the consolidated asset threshold for certain banks. Motion agreed to 231-188.

Vote: Yea

(55) - HR 4771, HR772, HR1153: Food Labeling, Mortgage Fees and Small Bank Asset Thresholds – Rule February 06, 2018 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 772) that would require the Food and Drug Administration to make various modifications to its menu labeling rules, would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1153) that would exclude certain fees from limits on points and fees imposed on qualified mortgages, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4771) that would require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to raise the consolidated asset threshold for certain banks. It would waive, through the legislative day of Feb. 9, 2018, the two-thirds vote requirement to consider legislation on the same day it is reported from the House Rules Committee and would also provide for motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of Feb. 8 or Feb. 9, 2018. Adopted 231-186.

Vote: Yea

(56) - HR 772: Food Labeling Requirements – Passage February 06, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would modify the Food and Drug Administration's menu labeling regulations to allow nutritional information to be provided online, as opposed to on a menu board, and would allow restaurants and other food establishments to determine the serving size for which nutritional information would be posted. It would prohibit states from enacting laws regarding the disclosure of nutritional information that are different from the federal law. It would prohibit the FDA from enforcing compliance with menu labeling regulations for 90 days after a violation is discovered. Passed 266-157.

Vote: Yea

(57) Intelligence Committee Memo - Motion to Table February 06, 2018 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Pelosi, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Pelosi resolution related to a memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 2, 2018, does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 236-190.

Vote: Yea

(58) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2018 Ongoing Appropriations Package - Previous Question February 06, 2018 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 727) that would provide for House floor consideration of a Senate amendment to the bill (HR 1892) that is the expected legislative vehicle for an extension of the current continuing resolution through March 23, 2018. It would also provide $659.2 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2018 and would fund community health centers through fiscal 2019. Motion agreed to 235-189.

Vote: Yea

(59) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2018 Ongoing Appropriations Package – Rule February 06, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 727) that would provide for House floor consideration of a Senate amendment to the bill (HR 1892) that is the expected legislative vehicle for an extension of the current continuing resolution through March 23, 2018. It would provide $659.2 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2018 and would provide $3.6 billion annually for community health centers for fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. Adopted 236-188.

Vote: Yea

(60) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2018 Ongoing Appropriations Package - Motion to Concur February 06, 2018 -

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment that would provide for an extension of the current continuing resolution through March 23, 2018. The measure would provide for $659.2 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department through fiscal 2018 and would provide $3.6 billion annually for community health centers through fiscal 2019. It would also eliminate the cap on various Medicare payments and would extend funding for rural hospitals that see large numbers of Medicare patients. Motion agreed to 245-182.

Vote: Yea

(61) - HR 3851: War Crimes Information Rewards – Passage February 07, 2018 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the secretary of State to make additional individuals eligible for rewards under the department's War Crimes Rewards Program. Individuals would be eligible if they provide information that leads to the arrest or conviction of foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes as defined by an international tribunal, U.S. law, or the laws of another nation. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea

(62) - HR 1997: Ukrainian Cybersecurity – Passage February 07, 2018 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the State Department to report to Congress on US and NATO efforts to strengthen cybersecurity in Ukraine and on new areas for bilateral collaboration. It would also express the sense of Congress that the department should support Ukraine's efforts to improve its cybersecurity as well as its ability to respond to Russian supported disinformation and propaganda efforts through social media and other outlets. Motion agreed to 404-3.

Vote: Yea

(63) - Procedural Motion – Journal February 07, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of Feb. 6, 2018.
Approved 210-185.

Vote: Yea

(64) - HR 1153: Qualified Mortgage Regulations – Passage February 08, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would exclude insurance paid at closing into escrow, as well as fees paid for related services to lender-affiliated companies, from the three percent cap on points and fees imposed on qualified mortgages by modifying the definition of "points and fees." Passed 280-131.

Vote: Yea

(65) - Procedural Motion – Journal February 08, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of Feb. 7, 2018. Approved 208-194.

Vote: Yea

(66) - HR 4771: Small Bank Asset Limit – Passage February 08, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require the Federal Reserve Board to increase, from $1 billion to $3 billion, the asset limit for banks and holding companies exempt from certain leverage and risk-based capital requirements and therefore allowed to have higher debt levels than larger institutions. Passed 280-139.

Vote: Yea

(67) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2018 Ongoing Appropriations Package - Previous Question February 09, 2018 -

Session, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 734) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 1892) that would that would provide funding for federal government operations and services at current levels through March 23, 2018. Motion agreed to 224-186.

Vote: Yea

(68) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2018 Ongoing Appropriations Package – Rule February 09, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 734) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 1892) that is the expected legislative vehicle for an extension of the current continuing resolution through March 23, 2018.
Adopted 224-193.

Vote: Yea

(69) - HR 1892: Fiscal 2018 Ongoing Appropriations Package - Motion to Concur February 09, 2018 -

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide funding for federal government operations and services at current levels through March 23, 2018. The bill would increase defense spending caps to $629 billion for fiscal 2018 and $647 billion for fiscal 2019, and would increase non-defense spending caps by $63 billion in fiscal 2018 and $68 billion in fiscal 2019. It would suspend the debt ceiling through March 1, 2019, and would provide $89.3 billion in emergency supplemental funding including $23.5 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief Fund, $28 billion in funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund, and $4.9 billion in additional Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It would authorize funding for community health centers through fiscal 2019, and would provide for an additional authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program from fiscal 2023 to fiscal 2027. The underlying bill would allow the governor of a state, territory, possession or the mayor of the District of Columbia to order that the United States flag be flown at half-staff to honor the death of a first responder who dies while serving in the line of duty. Motion agreed to 240-186.

Vote: Yea

(70) - HR 4533: Lexington VA Health Care System – Passage February 13, 2018 - Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the health care system of the Veterans Affairs Department in Lexington, Kentucky, as the "Lexington VA Health Care System." It would also rename the VA facility at 2250 Leestown Road, Lexington, Ky., as "Franklin R. Sousley Campus" and the VA facility at 1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington, Ky., as "Troy Bowling Campus." Motion agreed to 402-0.

Vote: Yea

(71) - HR 4979: Generalized System of Preferences Program Extension – Passage February 13, 2018 -

Reichert, R-Wash., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend, through Dec. 31, 2020, the Generalized System of Preferences program, managed by the U.S. Trade Representative. The bill would also make the preferences retroactive to the program's 2017 expiration date. Motion agreed to 400-2.

Vote: Yea

(72) - HR 3299, HR620, HR3978: ADA Infraction Notification, Financial Institution Assessment Requirements and Interest Rate Regulation - Previous Question February 14, 2018 - Collins, Doug, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 736) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3299) that would amend the Home Owners' Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to codify the "valid-when-made" doctrine, which requires that the rate of interest of certain loans remain unchanged after sale, assignment or transfer of the loans; would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3978) that would makes changes to certain market trading, financial institution and systemic safety and soundness, and mortgage lending regulations; and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 620) that would change certain notification requirements for plaintiffs before they can file a lawsuit under the Americans for Disabilities Act against a business or other establishment for failing to accommodate the disabled. The rule would also provide for proceedings during the period from Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, 2018. Motion agreed to 228-187.

Vote: Yea

(73) - HR 3299, HR3978, HR620: ADA Infraction Notification, Financial Institution Assessment Requirements and Interest Rate Regulation – Rule February 14, 2018 - Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3299) that would amend the Home Owners' Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to codify the "valid-when-made" doctrine, which requires that the rate of interest of certain loans remain unchanged after sale, assignment or transfer of the loans; would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3978) that would makes changes to certain market trading, financial institution and systemic safety and soundness, and mortgage lending regulations; and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 620) that would change certain notification requirements for plaintiffs before they can file a lawsuit under the Americans for Disabilities Act against a business or other establishment for failing to accommodate the disabled. The rule would also provide for proceedings during the period from Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, 2018. Adopted 227-187.

Vote: Yea

(74) - HR 3542: Hamas Human Shield Sanctions – Passage February 14, 2018 - Wilson, R-S.C., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the president to impose sanctions, including freezing of bank accounts and property in the United States, and the revocation or denial of visas, against members of Hamas who are responsible for ordering or directing the use of human shields. The measure would also call on the president to direct the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to secure support for a resolution that would impose multilateral sanctions against Hamas for the use of human shields to protect combatants and military objects from attack. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea

(75) - H Res 129: Recovering Missing and Unaccounted-for U.S. Personnel Worldwide – Passage February 14, 2018 - Wilson, R-S.C., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would call upon the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and other elements of the Defense Department, as well as other federal agencies and all foreign governments, to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, identify and as fully as possible account for all missing and unaccounted-for U.S. personnel worldwide.
Motion agreed to 411-0.

Vote: Yea

(76) - HR 3978: Financial Institution Assessment Requirements – Recommit February 14, 2018 - Capuano D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would extend the current policy requiring executive officer incentive-based compensation be clawed-back in a case where the issuer is required to prepare an accounting restatement due to noncompliance with any reporting requirements under securities laws. Motion rejected 189-228.

Vote: Nay

(77) - HR 3978: Financial Institution Assessment Requirements – Passage February 14, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would modify regulations related to financial services, including exempting from state regulations all securities that qualify for trading in any registered national market system, the listing standards of which have been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It would also prohibit the SEC, unless it has issued a subpoena, from compelling a person to produce or furnish source code for automated trading to the agency, including algorithmic trading source code. It would exempt, for an additional five years, emerging growth companies from the requirement that an independent auditor attest to management's assessment of the company's internal controls over financial reporting. It would require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to consider the appropriateness of imposing heightened prudential standards as opposed to other forms of regulation to mitigate identified risks to the U.S. financial stability when determining whether to subject a U.S. or a foreign nonbank financial company to supervision by the Federal Reserve. In addition, the bill would modify the mortgage disclosure requirements that must be provided by a lender to borrowers by allowing the disclosure to include a discounted rate that a title insurance company may provide to borrowers if they were to simultaneously purchase both a lenders and owners title insurance policy. Passed 271-145.

Vote: Yea

(78) - HR 3299: Interest Rate Regulation – Passage February 14, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would amend the Home Owners' Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to codify the "valid-when-made" doctrine, which requires that the rate of interest of certain loans remain unchanged after sale, assignment or transfer of the loans. Passed 245-171.

Vote: Yea

(79) - HR 620: ADA Infraction Notification - Written Notification Requirement February 15, 2018 -

Langevin D-R.I., amendment that would remove the bill's requirement that a person who claims discrimination must first provide written notice that allows 60 days for an owner to acknowledge receipt of the complaint and 120 days to demonstrate substantial progress in removing the barrier before legal action may be pursued. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-226

Vote: Nay

(80) - HR 620: ADA Infraction Notification – Passage February 15, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require individuals to verbally request the removal of an architectural barrier and provide written notice to give an establishment sufficient time to correct the infraction before filing a lawsuit under the Americans for Disabilities Act. It would also require the Justice Department to establish a program that would provide educational and training grants for professionals to provide guidance to state and local governments and property owners on the required public accommodations. Passed 225-192.

Vote: Yea

(81) - HR 1222: Congenital Heart Disease Research – Passage February 26, 2018 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $4 million annually, through fiscal 2022, for the Health and Human Services Department to conduct a national study of congenital heart diseases and to increase awareness of congenital heart diseases. Motion agreed to 394-7.

Vote: Yea

(82) - HR 2422: Dental Health Programs – Passage February 26, 2018 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $14 million annually, through fiscal 2022 for the Health Resources and Services Administration's dental health grant program and would allow funds to be used to provide comprehensive dental care to the elderly, children and individuals with disabilities. It would also authorize $18 million annually, through fiscal 2022, for existing water fluoridation and school tooth sealant programs and a new Centers for Disease Control program to improve oral health education. Motion agreed to 387-13.

Vote: Yea

(83) - Gun Regulations - Motion to Table February 27, 2018 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Thompson, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Thompson resolution related to the consideration of legislation related to gun regulations does not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Motion agreed to 228-184.

Vote: Yea

(84) - HR 1865: Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking - Previous Question February 27, 2018 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 748) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1865) that would explicitly make the use or operation of a website to promote or facilitate prostitution a federal crime.
Motion agreed to 228-184.

Vote: Yea

(85) - HR 1865: Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking – Rule February 27, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 748) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1865) that would make the use or operation of a website to promote or facilitate prostitution a federal crime. It would allow states to prosecute such conduct under state law, regardless of the immunity provisions in the 1996 Communications Decency Act, as long as the state's laws mirror federal prohibitions. Adopted 235-175.

Vote: Yea

(86) - HR 4607, HR4296: Operational Risk Capital Requirements and Federal Financial Regulator Reviews - Previous Question February 27, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 747) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4296) that would require federal banking regulators to base operational risk capital requirements imposed on certain financial institutions on the bank's current activities and businesses, as opposed to past experiences and losses, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4607) that would modify the cycle for federal financial regulators to review rules under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996. Motion agreed to 227-185.

Vote: Yea

(87) - HR 4296, HR4607: Operational Risk Capital Requirements and Federal Financial Regulator Reviews – Rule February 27, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 747) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4296) that would require federal banking regulators to base operational risk capital requirements imposed on certain financial institutions on the bank's current activities and businesses, as opposed to past experiences and losses, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4607) that would modify the cycle for federal financial regulators to review rules under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 from once every 10 years to once every seven years. Adopted 230-177.

Vote: Yea

(88) - HR 4296: Operational Risk Capital Requirements – Recommit February 27, 2018 - Waters, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt any global systemically important bank holding company or any subsidiary that has "engaged in a pattern or practice of unsafe or unsound banking practices" from the bill's provisions. Motion rejected 185-228.

Vote: Nay

(89) - HR 4296: Operational Risk Capital Requirements – Passage February 27, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require federal banking regulators to base operational risk capital requirements imposed on certain financial institutions on the bank's current activities and businesses, as opposed to past experiences and losses. It would also allow for regulators to adjust capital risk requirements based on other operational risk mitigation factors. Passed 245-169.

Vote: Yea

(90) - HR 1865: Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking - Clarification of Limits on Prosecution February 27, 2018 - Walters, R-Calif., amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill should be interpreted as limiting the civil and criminal prosecution of websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking and would explicitly state that a state attorney general may bring civil prosecution against such websites for the purpose of obtaining relief for victims in the state. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 308-107.

Vote: Yea

(91) - HR 1865: Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking – Passage February 27, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would explicitly make the use or operation of a website to promote or facilitate prostitution a federal crime. It would allow states to prosecute such conduct under state law, regardless of the immunity provisions in the 1996 Communications Decency Act, as long as the state's laws mirror federal prohibitions, and would allow victims of such sex trafficking or prostitution to recover civil damages from the website operator. Passed 388-25.

Vote: Yea

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