Vote History

April 2018 Vote History

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Washington, April 1, 2018 | comments

(130) - HR 2219: Money Laundering for Human Trafficking – Passage April 10, 2018 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would add the secretary of the Treasury as a member of the president's Interagency Task Force To Monitor and Combat Trafficking and would require the task force and the Financial Institutions Examination Council to review and report on ways to curb money laundering related to human trafficking. Motion agreed to 408-2.

Vote: Yea

(131) - HR 4203: Increasing Penalty for Stalking Minors – Passage April 10, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would increase, by five years, the maximum penalty for individuals convicted of stalking minors. Motion agreed to 409-2.

Vote: Yea

(132) - Procedural Motion – Journal April 10, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of April 10, 2018.
Approved 231-166.

Vote: Nay

(133) - HR 4790: Volcker Rule Regulation and Exemption - Previous Question April 11, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 811) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4790) regarding "Volcker Rule" regulation and exemptions thereto, and providing for the speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on April 12, 2018, relating to the joint resolution (H J Res 2) that would propose a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Motion agreed to 231-186.

Vote: Yea

(134) - HR 4790: Volcker Rule Regulation and Exemption – Rule April 11, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 811) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 4790) regarding "Volcker Rule" regulation and exemptions thereto, and providing for the speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules on April 12, 2018, relating to the joint resolution (H J Res 2) that would propose a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Adopted 230-184.

Vote: Yea

(135) - HR 4061: Financial Stability Oversight Council Regulation – Passage April 11, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would change the process that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) would use to designate a nonbank financial institution as systemically important. It would require the FSOC to consider if other means of regulation would be sufficient before making its designation, and would require that the council be available to meet with the financial institution under review throughout the process. Passed 297-121.

Vote: Yea

(136) - HR 4293: Financial Stress Test Procedures – Recommit April 11, 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 require global systematically important banks that have engaged in a pattern of unsafe banking practices to adhere to more stringent and frequent oversight by the Federal Reserve. Motion rejected 188-231.

Vote: Nay

(137) - HR 4293: Financial Stress Test Procedures – Passage April 11, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would reduce certain conditions and the frequency of the Federal Reserve's stress testing of financial institutions. It would also prohibit the Fed from objecting to a company's capital plan on the basis of qualitative deficiencies in the company's capital planning process when conducting a Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review test. Passed 245-174.

Vote: Yea

(138) - H J Res 2: Balanced Budget Amendment – Passage April 12, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would propose a constitutional amendment that would require the U.S. government to operate under a balanced budget each year, beginning five years after ratification. Under the proposal, three-fifths of the entire House and Senate would be required to approve deficit spending or an increase in the public debt limit, but a simple majority would be sufficient to waive the requirement in times of congressionally declared war or in the face of a serious military threat. Motion rejected 233-184.

Vote: Yea

(139) - HR 4790: Volcker Rule Regulation Authority – Passage April 13, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would grant the Federal Reserve sole rulemaking authority with respect to Section 619 of the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul, the so-called "Volcker Rule." The rule restricts financial institutions that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from using their own funds for proprietary trading. The bill would also exempt community banks from the rule, provided that the banks have less than $10 billion in total consolidated assets and have trading and liability assets totaling less than five percent of total consolidated assets. Passed 300-104.

Vote: Yea

(140) - HR 146: Land for Cherokee Indians – Passage April 16, 2018 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would place into trust five parcels of federal land in Monroe County, Tenn., currently managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, for use by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Motion agreed to 383-2.

Vote: Yea

(141) - S 167: Fallen Educators Memorial Designation – Passage April 16, 2018 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would designate a memorial located at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan., as the "National memorial to Fallen Educators."  Motion agreed to 384-1.

Vote: Yea

(142) - HR 5192: Identity Verification Database – Passage April 17, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require that the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration establish and maintain a database, which permitted entities such as financial institutions could use to verify the identity of individuals seeking financial services. The bill would allow for financial institutions and their affiliates to query the database only when performing credit checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or pursuant to the written or electronic consent of an individual seeking financial services. Passed 420-1.

Vote: Yea

(143) - HR 5445, HR5444: IRS Procedures, Structure and Information Security - Previous Question April 18, 2018 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 831) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5444) that would require a number of structural and procedural changes at the IRS, including changes to customer service priorities and enforcement rules, and would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5445) that would update and expand the information technology infrastructure of the IRS. Motion agreed to 226-189.

Vote: Yea

(144) - HR 5444, HR5445: IRS Procedures, Structure and Information Security – Rule April 18, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 831) provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5444) that would require a number of structural and procedural changes at the IRS, including changes to customer service priorities and enforcement rules, and would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5445) that would update and expand the information technology infrastructure of the IRS. Adopted 239-177.

Vote: Yea

(145) - HR 5445: IRS Information Technology Modernization – Passage April 18, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require the IRS to develop protections for taxpayer information against cybersecurity threats and identity theft. The bill would require the IRS to expand the use of the electronic filing system and information technology infrastructure so that more taxpayers can file taxes and interact with the IRS online. The bill would also create a Chief Information Officer position to lead the modernization efforts of the IRS. Passed 414-3.

Vote: Yea

(146) - HR 5444: IRS Procedure and Structure Changes – Passage April 18, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require the Internal Revenue Service to develop a comprehensive customer service strategy that would include expanded offerings for free tax preparation services for low-income taxpayers, waivers for certain fees associated with offers-in-compromise from taxpayers, and a revamped process for appeals. The bill would change the title of the IRS's senior-most official from "Commissioner" to "Administrator" of Internal Revenue, and would require that the administrator submit to Congress by Sept. 30, 2020, a plan to restructure the organization including priorities related to taxpayer contact with the agency and requirements for quick remediation of taxpayer complaints. The bill would eliminate the IRS Oversight Board, and would require the establishment of new rules related to asset seizure and forfeiture by the IRS. Passed 414-0.

Vote: Yea

(147) - HR 2905: IRS Impersonation Penalties – Passage April 18, 2018 - Poe, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Attorney General to establish procedures to expedite the review and indictment of cases in which the defendant misrepresented himself to be an employee of the Internal Revenue Service, or acting on the service's behalf. Motion agreed to 403-3.

Vote: Yea

(148) - H Con Res 111: North American World Cup Bid – Passage April 24, 2018 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would support the efforts of the United Bid committee to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America and would state that Congress would consider a request by the president to provide the authorizations and appropriations necessary to host the event in North America. Motion agreed to 392-3.

Vote: Yea

(149) - HR 5086: Innovation Corps Program Expansion – Passage April 24, 2018 - Webster, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $5 million for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 for the development of a new National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program course that would support the commercialization of products and services developed through federally funded research. It would also allow grant recipients under the Small Business Innovation Research Program to participate in the I-Corps program. Motion agreed to 379-16.

Vote: Yea

(150) - HR 4, HR3144: FAA Reauthorization and River Power System Management - Previous Question April 25, 2018 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 839) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4) that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through fiscal 2023, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3144) related to the operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System. Motion agreed to 225-190.

Vote: Yea

(151) - HR 4, HR3144: FAA Reauthorization and River Power System Management – Rule April 25, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 839) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4) that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through fiscal 2023, and would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3144) related to the operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System. Adopted 228-184.

Vote: Yea

(152) - HR 3144: River Power System Management – Recommit April 25, 2018 - Jayapal, D-Wash., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit any of the bill's provisions from preventing the sale of power generated by the Federal Columbia River Power System at the lowest possible rate. Motion rejected 190-226.

Vote: Nay

(153) - HR 3144: River Power System Management – Passage April 25, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require the Federal Columbia River Power System to be operated under specifications that allow for lower water flow until Sept. 30, 2022, or until the power system is issued a final environmental impact statement. The power system would be allowed to operate under different specifications if it would be necessary for public safety or grid reliability. Passed 225-189.

Vote: Yea

(154) - HR 5447: Music Licensing – Passage April 25, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would create a licensing collective for music streaming and downloads, which would grant music works copyright owners blanket licenses for streaming and download services. It would allow pre-1972 sound recordings to be licensed under the same system as other recordings. It would also allow streaming companies to receive retroactive protection from statutory damages for potential copyright infringement prior to Jan. 1, 2018. Motion agreed to 415-0.

Vote: Yea

(155) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Lithium Batteries April 26, 2018 - DeFazio, D-Ore., amendment that would remove a prohibition on the Department of Transportation instituting regulations more stringent than the international standard on the transportation of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries in non-passenger-carrying aircraft. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-223.

Vote: Nay

(156) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Ocean-to-Land Altitudes April 26, 2018 - Rohrabacher, R-Calif., amendment that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure that all aircraft transitioning from flight over ocean to flight over land fly at a safe altitude. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 37-375.

Vote: Nay

(157) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Prevailing Wage Rate Requirements April 26, 2018 - King, R-Iowa, amendment that would prohibit any funds authorized by the bill to be used to implement or enforce the prevailing wage rate requirements established by the Davis-Bacon Act. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-243.

Vote: Yea

(158) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Flight Cancellation Requirements April 26, 2018 - Lipinski, D-Ill., amendment that would require the Transportation Department to issue a rule that would require an air carrier, in the event of a flight cancellation, misconnection or delay exceeding three hours, to seek alternative transportation for displaced passengers, including aboard another air carrier, and would require an air carrier to accept passengers of another air carrier that have been displaced following an event within an air carriers control. It would require the department to also issue a rule that would require air carriers adopt contingency plans for lengthy terminal delays at each airport where it operates, including essential needs, meal vouchers and lodging and transportation options for displaced passengers. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 92-323.

Vote: Nay

(159) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Motor Carrier Employers April 26, 2018 - Denham, R-Calif., amendment that would state that a local or state government may not enact a law that would prohibit motor carrier employees from working to the full extent they are allowed to work, and would prohibit the enactment of additional obligations on motor carriers. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 222-193.

Vote: Yea

(160) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Aircraft Noise Mitigation April 26, 2018 - Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to work with air carriers to identify and facilitate opportunities for air carriers to retrofit aircraft with devices that mitigate noise, including vortex generators. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-227.

Vote: Nay

(161) - HR 4744: Iran Sanctions – Passage April 26, 2018 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would impose sanctions on any Iranian individual that engages in politically-motivated harassment, abuse or extortion of a U.S. citizen or another Iranian individual. It would require the president to determine whether any senior officials within the Iranian government would qualify for such sanctions. Motion agreed to 410-2.

Vote: Yea

(162) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Essential Air Service April 27, 2018 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the bill's authorization of funding for the essential air service program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 113-293.

Vote: Yea

(163) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization - Motor Carrier Hiring Standards April 27, 2018 - Duncan, R-Tenn., amendment that would require an entity hiring a motor carrier verify that certain standards are met, including that the motor carrier has a certain amount of insurance and has not been issued an unsatisfactory safety fitness determination. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 212-191.

Vote: Yea

(164) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization – Recommit April 27, 2018 - Velazquez, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require that direct federal assistance cover 100 percent of eligible costs in any state or U.S. territory impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, or the wildfires in California. Motion rejected 182-223.

Vote: Nay

(165) - HR 4: FAA Reauthorization – Passage April 27, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would that would reauthorize federal aviation programs through fiscal 2023. The measure would authorize $10.2 billion in fiscal 2018, which would gradually increase to $11.3 billion in fiscal 2023, for Federal Aviation Administration operations; $3.4 billion annually for the Aviation Trust Fund for the Airport Improvement Program; $2.9 billion in fiscal 2018, which would gradually increase to $3.3 billion in fiscal 2023, for facilities and equipment; and $181 million in fiscal 2018, which would gradually increase to $204 million in fiscal 2023, for research and development. It would extend for six years the authorization for unmanned aircraft test ranges. It would also ban e-cigarettes and talking on a cell phone during a passenger flight. It would prohibit airlines from involuntarily removing passengers from a plane after they have checked in and taken their seats. The bill would modify the Federal Emergency Management Agency's operations and procedures, including allowing a portion of funds appropriated for major disaster assistance to be used for hazard mitigation. It would require FEMA to give greater weight and consideration to areas suffering a severe impact from a disaster when making recommendations to the president regarding the declaration of a major disaster. Passed 393-13.

Vote: Yea

(166) - H Res 856: House Chaplain - Motion to Table April 27, 2018 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) a resolution that would establish a House select committee to investigate the resignation of the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, Patrick J. Conroy. Motion agreed to 215-171.

Vote: Yea

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