Vote History

March 2018 Vote History

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Washington, March 1, 2018 | comments
(92) - HR 3183: Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office – Passage March 05, 2018 - Palmer, R-Ala., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the postal facility at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Va., as the "U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office." Motion agreed to 389-0.

Vote: Yea

(93) - HR 4406: Tuskegee Airman Post Office – Passage March 05, 2018 - Palmer, R-Ala., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate the postal facility at 99 Macombs Pl. in New York, N.Y., as the "Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building." Motion agreed to 387-0.

Vote: Yea

(94) - HR 4607: Financial Regulation Review Process – Recommit March 06, 2018 -Clark, D-Mass., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit a federal financial regulator from including certain rules in its review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 if such rules were issued or made at the "request of and for the personal gain of" the president, the president's family members, or senior executive branch officials who are required to file annual financial disclosure forms. Motion rejected 182-228.

Vote: Nay

(95) - HR 4607: Financial Regulation Review Process – Passage March 06, 2018 -

Passage of the bill 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. It would require agencies conducting such reviews to seek to tailor existing regulations to limit regulatory compliance impacts, costs, liability risks and other burdens, and would expand the agencies' scope of rules under review to include those that impose requirements on individuals or companies that offer consumer financial products or services. Passed 264-143.

Vote: Yea

(96) - HR 1119, HR1917: Power Plant Emissions Standards and Kiln Regulations - Previous Question March 07, 2018 - Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 762) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1119) that would subject an electricity-generating power plant that can get at least 75 percent of its energy from coal mining byproduct to the original emissions standards as set in the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, rather than the lowered emissions standards currently set through 2020, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1917) that would suspend certain Environmental Protection Agency rules issued Oct. 26, 2015 and Dec. 4, 2015 setting new emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants from kilns and other facilities that manufacture brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics. Motion agreed to 229-183.

Vote: Yea

(97) - HR 1917, HR 1119: Power Plant Emissions Standards and Kiln Regulations – Rule March 07, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 762) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1119) that would subject an electricity-generating power plant that can get at least 75 percent of its energy from coal mining byproduct to the original emissions standards as set in the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, rather than the lowered emissions standards currently set through 2020, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 1917) that would suspend certain Environmental Protection Agency rules issued Oct. 26, 2015 and Dec. 4, 2015 setting new emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants from kilns and other facilities that manufacture brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics. Adopted 227-185.

Vote: Yea

(98) - HR 1917: Suspending Kiln Emission Standards – Recommit March 07, 2018 - Castor, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would authorize the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to charter a flight, or travel by any air accommodation above coach class, in order to make certain changes to rules and guidance documents for the purpose of implementing the bill's provision regarding standards for residential wood heaters. Motion rejected 186-227.

Vote: Nay

(99) - HR 1917: Suspending Kiln Emission Standards – Passage March 07, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would suspend the Environmental Protection Agency's rules issued Oct. 26, 2015 and Dec. 4, 2015 regarding emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants from kilns and other facilities that manufacture brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics until all judicial reviews of such rules are completed. It would also delay implementation of an agency rule setting performance standards for new residential wood heaters until May 15, 2023. Passed 234-180.

Vote: Yea

(100) - HR 1119: Power Plant Emissions Standards – Recommit March 08, 2018 - Kildee, D-Mich., 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 the bill's provisions from applying to any coal-refuse-burning electricity-generating facility that produces air pollution known to cause certain risks to human health, including potential harm to brain development or increase in risk of cancer, or increases mercury deposition to lakes, rivers and other water sources. Motion rejected 181-225.

Vote: Nay

(101) - HR 1119: Power Plant Emissions Standards – Passage March 08, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would subject an electricity-generating unit that can get at least 75 percent of its energy from coal mining byproduct to the original emissions standards as set in the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), rather than the lowered emissions totals currently set through 2020. It would not allow for unused emissions to be transferred to other entities, but would allow for unused emissions to be added to future compliance periods. The bill would also alter standards under which an electricity-generating unit could meet the Clear Air Act's (PL-91-604) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule through meeting requirements for either sulfur dioxide or hydrogen chloride, but not for both. Passed 215-189.

Vote: Yea

(102) - HR 5247: Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illness – Passage March 13, 2018 - Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow eligible patients to seek access to drugs through the manufacturer, that have not yet been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The measure specifies that a patient must be diagnosed with a disease or condition from which they are likely to die within a matter of months, or one that causes significant irreversible morbidity likely to lead to severely premature death, and that any drugs they may try must have completed phase one clinical trials, have not been approved or licensed for any use and are currently under an active FDA application or are undergoing clinical trials. Motion rejected 259-140.

Vote: Yea

(103)  - HR 4465: Endangered Species Protection Cooperative Program Funding – Passage March 13, 2018 - Curtis, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize, through Sept. 30, 2023, the Energy Department's Western Area Power Administration to use funds paid by users of the electricity it generates for the existing cooperative programs that assist in the recovery of four endangered species of native fish. Motion agreed to 392-6.

Vote: Yea

(104) - HR 4545, HR 1116, HR 4263: Banking Regulation Limitations - Previous Question March 14, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 773) that would provide for consideration of the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (HR 4545), the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act (HR 1116), and the Regulation A+ Improvement Act (HR 4263). Motion agreed to 234-183.

Vote: Yea

(105) - HR 1116, HR 4545, HR 4263: Banking Regulation Limitations – Rule March 14, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 773) that would provide for consideration of the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (HR 4545), the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act (HR 1116), and the Regulation A+ Improvement Act (HR 4263). Adopted 235-182.

Vote: Yea

(106) - HR 4909: School Violence Prevention – Passage March 14, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $75 million a year through fiscal 2028 for the Secure Our Schools grant program and would revise it to more explicitly focus the program on preventing student violence. It would modify the program's mission to improve school security through evidence-based training and technical assistance to prevent violence. It would also expand the eligible uses for the grant to include help for state and local governments to provide training to prevent student violence, development and operation of anonymous reporting systems for threats of school violence, and the development and operation of school threat assessment intervention teams. Motion agreed to 407-10.

Vote: Yea

(107) - HR 1116: Business Model-Shaped Financial Regulations – Recommit March 14, 2018 - Connolly D-Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prevent changes in financial regulations in the bill from being made at the request of, or for the personal gain of, the president, a member of his family, or other senior Executive Branch official.
Motion rejected 182-232.

Vote: Nay

(108) - HR 1116: Business Model-Shaped Financial Regulations – Passage March 14, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would require federal financial regulators to tailor their rules and regulations on covered institutions in a manner that would take into account the risk profile and business models of the different types and classes of financial institutions. It would also require a review of all regulations adopted during the seven years prior to the introduction date of this bill and would revise as appropriate any that do not meet the bill's requirements.
Passed 247-169.

Vote: Yea

(109) - HR 4263: Securities Regulations for New Businesses – Recommit March 15, 2018 -

Beatty D-Ohio motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would eliminate the increase in the maximum amount of securities that a company that could offer in a 12-month period without registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The amendment would also require the SEC to review and revise regulations. Motion rejected 182-235.

Vote: Nay

(110) - HR 4263: Securities Regulations for New Businesses – Passage March 15, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would immediately increase, from $50 million to $75 million, the maximum amount of securities certain companies could offer in a 12-month period without full Securities and Exchange Commission registration or without having to meet state registration and qualification requirements. The bill would also require that the maximum threshold be adjusted for inflation every two years, rounded to the nearest $10,000. Passed 246-170.

Vote: Yea

(111) - HR 4545: Financial Institution Appeals - Appeals Process Limitation March 15, 2018 - Waters, D-Calif., amendment that would limit the appeals process specified in the bill such that it would only apply to banks and credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets.
Rejected 184-233.

Vote: Nay

(112) - HR 4545: Financial Institution Appeals – Passage March 15, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would create an Office of Independent Examination Review within the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, which would hear appeals by financial institutions regarding reports by banking regulatory agencies. The bill would prohibit federal banking regulators from retaliating against a financial institution for exercising its appellate rights. It would also include nondepository institutions subject to supervision by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the law's definition of financial institutions, and would require the CFPB to establish its own independent intra-agency appellate process to consider appeals of its actions. Passed 283-133.

Vote: Yea

(113) - HR 4293, HR 4061: Nonbank Financial Regulations and Federal Reserve Procedures - Previous Questions March 15, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 780) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4061) that would require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to consider alternative regulatory strategies for nonbank financial institutions, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4293) regarding frequency and procedures for the Federal Reserve's so-called "stress testing" of banks. Motion agreed to 232-182.

Vote: Yea

(114) - HR 4061, HR4293: Nonbank Financial Regulations and Federal Reserve Procedures – Rule March 15, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 780) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4061) that would require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to consider alternative regulatory strategies for nonbank financial institutions, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4293) regarding frequency and procedures for the Federal Reserve's so-called "stress testing" of banks. Adopted 235-177.

Vote: Yea

(115) - HR 835: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Boundary – Passage March 19, 2018 - Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase, from 6,000 to 6,300 acres, the maximum amount of land to be included in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado, and provides for updates to the official map of the monument.
Motion agreed to 385-3.

Vote: Yea

(116) - HR 4851: Kennedy-King Commemorative Site – Passage March 19, 2018 - Lamborn, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would designate the Landmark for Peace Memorial in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Indianapolis, Ind. as the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site. Motion agreed to 391-0.

Vote: Yea

(117) - HR 5247, HR 4566: Stress Testing Requirements and Experimental Drugs - Previous Question March 20, 2018 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 787) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4566) that would exempt certain financial institutions from stress-testing regulations, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5247) that would allow eligible patients to try experimental drugs that have not yet been fully cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The rule would also waive, through the legislative day of March 23, 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 March 23, 2018. The rule would also extend the Holman Rule standing order provided in H Res 5 through the end of the 115th Congress. Motion agreed to 233-181.

Vote: Yea

(118) - HR 5247, HR 4566: Stress Testing Requirements and Experimental Drugs – Rule March 20, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 787) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4566) that would exempt certain financial institutions from stress-testing regulations, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5247) that would allow eligible patients to try experimental drugs that have not yet been fully cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The rule would also waive, through the legislative day of March 23, 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 March 23, 2018. The rule would also extend the Holman Rule standing order provided in H Res 5 through the end of the 115th Congress. Adopted 225-183.

Vote: Yea

(119) - HR 4566: Stress Testing Requirement Regulations – Passage March 20, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would exempt nonbank financial institutions that have not been designated as systemically important from requirements that they conduct annual financial stress tests. It would also allow the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to issue regulations for financial companies that have assets totaling more than $10 billion. Passed 395-19.

Vote: Yea

(120) - HR 5247: Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illness – Recommit March 21, 2018 - Pallone, 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 require the Food and Drug Administration to issue guidance on how to expand access to products currently under review. It would also provide liability protections for drug manufacturers, physicians, clinical investigators and hospitals when they are involved in offering a product under expanded access. Motion rejected 182-233.

Vote: Nay

(121) - HR 5247: Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illness – Passage March 21, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would allow eligible patients to seek access to drugs, through drug manufacturers, that have not yet been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The measure specifies that, in order to be eligible, a patient must be diagnosed with a disease or condition from which they are likely to die within a matter of months, or one that causes significant irreversible morbidity likely to lead to a severely premature death. The bill specifies that any such drugs that patients could try would need to have completed phase-one clinical trials, not have been approved or licensed for any use, and would need to currently be under an active FDA application or undergoing clinical trials.
Passed 267-149.

Vote: Yea

(122) Procedural Motion – Journal March 21, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of March 20, 2018. Approved 216-192.

Vote: Yea

(123) - HR 1625: Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations - Previous Question March 22, 2018 -

Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 796) that would provide for House floor consideration for the Senate amendment to HR 1625, the legislative vehicle for the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations package. Motion agreed to 233-186.

Vote: Yea

(124) - HR 1625: Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations – Rule March 22, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 796) that would provide for consideration for the Senate amendment to HR 1625, the legislative vehicle for the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations package. Adopted 211-207.

Vote: Yea

(125) - HR 4227: Managing Vehicular Terrorist Threats – Passage March 22, 2018 - Estes, R-Kan., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to examine how the department is managing the threat of vehicular terrorism and to develop a strategy to work with first responders and the private sector to improve the prevention, mitigation and response to such treats. Motion agreed to 417-2.

Vote: Yea

(126) - HR 5131: Transportation Security Review – Passage March 22, 2018 - Bacon, R-Neb., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a broad, strategic review, and report on transportation security programs including personnel training, research and development, and best practices. Motion agreed to 409-5.

Vote: Yea

(127) - HR 1625: Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations - Motion to Concur March 22, 2018 -

Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a further amendment that would provide roughly $1.3 trillion in funding for federal government operations and services through Sept. 30, 2018. The measure would provide a total of $654.6 billion in additional funding to the Defense Department, including $589.5 billion in discretionary funding and $65.2 billion in funding for the Overseas Contingency Operations account. It would provide $98.7 billion to the Health and Human Services Department, including $5.1 billion to the Food and Drug Administration and $5.5 billion to the Indian Health Service. It would provide $3.4 billion to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for substance abuse block grants, and would provide roughly $3.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health, including an additional $500 million for research into opioid addiction. It would provide $47.7 billion to the Homeland Security Department, including $1.6 billion for the purpose of bolstering security measures on the U.S.-Mexico border, including the construction of new fencing along sections of the border, and would provide $7.1 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations and enforcement. The measure includes provisions from multiple bills related to school safety and firearms regulations, including a bill (S 2135) that would require the Department of Justice to certify that appropriate records have been submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by federal agencies and state governments with respect to individuals who are not eligible to purchase firearms. The measure includes language from the bill (S 2495) that would authorize $75 million a year through fiscal 2028 for the Secure Our Schools grant program and would revise it to more explicitly focus the program on preventing student violence. Motion agreed to 256-167.

Vote: Yea

(128) - HR 4467: Aviation Security Strategies – Passage March 22, 2018 - Bacon, R-Neb., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Air Marshal Service, administered by the Transportation Security Administration, to use risk-based strategies when allocating resources between international and domestic flight coverage. Motion agreed to 408-0.

Vote: Yea

(129) - HR 5089: Fusion Center Personnel Assignment Protocols – Passage March 22, 2018 -

Bacon, R-Neb., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prioritize the assignment of Department of Homeland Security personnel to state and local fusion centers that have assets deemed to be high in risk. It would also allow DHS to develop training programs through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers to better prepare law enforcement agencies to manage terrorist threats and others. Motion agreed to 397-1.

Vote: Yea

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