Vote History

June 2018 Vote History

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(231) - HR 5005: James Weldon Johnson Birthplace – Passage June 05, 2018 -

Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to conduct a special resource study on the suitability and feasibility of including the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Fla., in the National Park System. 
Motion agreed to 374-5.

Vote: Yea

(232) - HR 2991: Susquehanna National Heritage Area – Passage June 05, 2018 -

Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area in Lancaster and York Counties, Pa.
Motion agreed to 373-9.

Vote: Yea

(233) - HR 5655: Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument – Passage June 05, 2018 -

Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in Nicholasville, Ky. The site would become a unit of the National Park System.
Motion agreed to 376-4.

Vote: Yea

(234) - HR 8, HR5895, HR3249: Law Enforcement Partnership Grants, Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization, and Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Previous Question June 06, 2018 -

Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 918) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 3249) that would create partnerships between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to fight criminal street gangs; would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 8) that would authorize certain water resource projects; and would provide for consideration of the legislative vehicle for a fiscal 2019 minibus appropriations bill (HR 5895) that would make certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019, and would provide for consideration of amendments to the Energy-Water division of the bill.
Motion agreed to 224-176.

Vote: Yea

(235) - HR 3249, HR8, HR5895: Law Enforcement Partnership Grants, Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization, and Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations – Rule June 06, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 918) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 3249) that would create partnerships between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to fight criminal street gangs; would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 8) that would authorize certain water resource projects; and would provide for consideration of the legislative vehicle for a fiscal 2019 minibus appropriations bill (HR 5895) that would make certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019, and would provide for consideration of amendments to the Energy-Water division of the bill.
Adopted 223-175.

Vote: Yea

(236) - Procedural Motion – Journal June 06, 2018 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 5, 2018.
Approved 219-177.

Vote: Nay

(237) - HR 8: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization – Recommit June 06, 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 the secretary of the Army to restore and improve the public infrastructure in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria.
Motion rejected 180-227.

Vote: Nay

(238) - HR 8: Water Infrastructure Projects Authorization – Passage June 06, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize nine new Army Corps of Engineers water resources projects, including navigation, flood control, harbor expansion and natural disaster damage projects. It would also deauthorize four projects, would authorize the corps to conduct feasibility studies for 12 possible projects, and would require the corps to expedite feasibility studies for more than 20 projects. It would require that most watershed assessments that take place after a major disaster be conducted at federal expense. It would require the corps to conduct a study on the ability of the corps to carry out its missions and the potential effects of transferring the corps from the Defense Department to another federal agency.
Passed 408-2.

Vote: Yea

(239) - HR 3249: Law Enforcement Partnership Grants - Motion to Concur June 06, 2018 -

Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would establish a Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program within the Justice Department to create partnerships between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to fight criminal street gangs. It would authorize $50 million a year from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2021 for the program to assist law enforcement agencies in combating gang crimes, and to develop intervention and prevention initiatives. The bill would not contain a provision barring the authorization of funds for certain other Justice Department programs related to gun crime and gang violence.
Motion agreed to 394-13.

Vote: Yea

(240) - HR 5895, HR3: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations and Rescission of Appropriations - Previous Question June 07, 2018 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 923) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5895) that would make certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019, and would provide for consideration the bill (HR 3) that would cancel approximately $14.8 billion in previously approved appropriations.
Motion agreed to 227-185.

Vote: Yea

(241) - HR 5895, HR3: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations and Rescission of Appropriations – Rule June 07, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 923) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5895) that would make certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019, and would provide for consideration of amendments to the Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA divisions of the bill, and would provide for consideration the bill (HR 3) that would cancel approximately $14.8 billion in previously approved appropriations.
Adopted 225-187.

Vote: Yea

(242) - Procedural Motion – Journal June 07, 2018 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 6, 2018.
Approved 213-197.

Vote: Yea

(243) - HR 3: Rescission of Appropriations – Passage June 07, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would cancel approximately $14.8 billion in previously approved spending, including reductions in budget authority for mandatory programs. It would rescind allocated funding across various departments and programs, including $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program, $4.3 billion from the Energy Department’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, $683 million from Innovative Technology Loan Guarantees, and $800 million in mandatory funding from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. It would not rescind any of the funding provided by the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations measure. 
Passed 210-206.

Vote: Yea

(244) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Renewable Energy Activities June 07, 2018 -

Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities at the Energy Department by $5 million and would decrease funding for the salaries and expenses at the Energy Department by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 201-217.

Vote: Nay

(245) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Advanced Research Projects Funding Increase June 07, 2018 -

Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would decrease funding for fossil energy research and development at the Energy Department by $28.3 million, and would increase funding for advanced research projects at the department by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 204-214.

Vote: Nay

(246) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Advanced Research Projects Funding Elimination June 07, 2018 -

Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would eliminate all funding for the Energy Department's Advanced Research Project Agency, and would allocate $325 million to the spending reduction account.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 123-295.

Vote: Nay

(247) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities June 07, 2018 -

Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would decrease funding for atomic energy defense weapons activities at the National Nuclear Security Administration by $65 million, and would increase funding for NNSA defense nuclear nonproliferation activities by that same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 177-241.

Vote: Nay

(248) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities June 07, 2018 -

Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would decrease funding for atomic energy defense weapons activities at the National Nuclear Security Administration by $97.2 million, and would increase funding for NNSA defense nuclear nonproliferation activities by that same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-239.

Vote: Nay

(249) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Mark Gabriel Salary Reduction June 07, 2018 -

Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would reduce the salary of the administrator of the Western Area Power Administration, Mark Gabriel, to $1.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 139-276.

Vote: Nay

(250) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Marine Planning Projects June 07, 2018 -

Lowenthal, D-Calif., for Beyer, D-Va., amendment that would remove a ban on the use of funds appropriated by the bill to further implement certain coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management projects.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-223.

Vote: Nay

(251) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - One Percent Reduction June 07, 2018 -

Blackburn, R-Tenn., amendment that would reduce all funds appropriated in Energy-Water division of the bill by one percent.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 155-262.

Vote: Yea

(252) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Energy-Water Reduction June 07, 2018 -

Norman, R-S.C., amendment that would reduce the total amount of appropriations for the Energy-Water division of the bill by $1.5 billion.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 128-289.

Vote: Nay

(253) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Social Cost of Carbon June 08, 2018 -

Gohmert, R-Texas, amendment that would prohibit appropriated funds from being used to prepare, propose or promulgate any regulation or guidance which would rely on the analyses found in various documents published by the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Carbon.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 212-201.

Vote: Yea

(254) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Independent Counsel Audits June 08, 2018 -

Meadows, R-N.C., amendment that would prohibit appropriated funds from being used to enforce the repeal of the Government Accountability Office's ability to perform semiannual financial reviews of expenditures from the Independent Counsel permanent indefinite appropriation.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 207-201.

Vote: Yea

(255) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations - Office of Technology Assessment June 08, 2018 -

Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would appropriate $2.5 million for the Office of Technology Assessment and would decrease funding for the Architect of the Capitol's capital construction and operations projects by $3.5 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-217.

Vote: Nay

(256) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations – Recommit June 08, 2018 -

Kuster, D-N.H., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions to report back it back immediately with an amendment that would decrease funding for VA administration by $10.2 million and would increase funding for medical funding at the Veterans Health Administration by $10 million, to be available on Oct 1, 2018.
Motion rejected 187-225.

Vote: Nay

(257) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Minibus Appropriations – Passage June 08, 2018 -

Passage of the bill, as amended, that would provide $146.5 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2019 to various departments, agencies and legislative operations, including $44.7 billion for the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation; $98 billion for military construction activities and for VA programs and activities; and $3.8 billion for operations of the House of Representatives, joint House-Senate items and legislative branch entities such as the Library of Congress, the Capitol Police, and the Government Accountability Office. It would provide $11.2 billion for programs that maintain and refurbish nuclear weapons in the United States' stockpile. As amended, it would provide $1.1 billion in funding for the Veterans Community Care Program.
Passed 235-179.

Vote: Yea

(258) - HR 5327: Opioid-Use Disorders Treatment Grants – Passage June 12, 2018 -

Carter, R-Ga., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $10 million annually, for fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023, for Health and Human Services Department grants for to providers that offer treatment services for people with opioid use disorders. It would require that there be at least 10 grants awarded to qualified providers.
Motion agreed to 383-13.

Vote: Yea

(259) - HR 5041: Controlled Substances Disposal – Passage June 12, 2018 -

Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize hospice program employees to dispose of a deceased hospice patient's controlled substances if the hospice program has written policies and procedures related to the disposal of controlled substances.
Motion agreed to 398-0.

Vote: Yea

(260) - Procedural Motion – Journal June 12, 2018 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 8, 2018.
Approved 224-159.

Vote: Yea

(261) - HR 2851, HR 5735, HR 5788: Controlled Substances Expansion, Transitional Housing Pilot Program and Shipment Data - Previous Question June 13, 2018 -

Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 934) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2851) that would create a new category of controlled substances, provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5735) that would create a transitional substance abuse recovery housing pilot program, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5788) that would require packages entering the United States to have advance electronic tracking data about the shipment's contents.
Motion agreed to 230-183.

Vote: Yea

(262) - HR 2851, HR 5788, HR 5735: Controlled Substances Expansion, Transitional Housing Pilot Program and Shipment Data – Rule June 13, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 934) that would provide for House floor consideration for the bill (HR 2851) that would create a new category of controlled substances, provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5735) that would create a transitional substance abuse recovery housing pilot program, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5788) that would require packages entering the United States to have advance electronic tracking data about the shipment's contents.
Adopted 233-175.

Vote: Yea

(263) - HR 5890: Infant Care Plans – Passage June 13, 2018 -

Garrett, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Health and Human Services Department to provide written and technical assistance to assist states in complying with and implementing a plan of safe care for infants born and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms, or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Motion agreed to 406-3.

Vote: Yea

(264) - HR 5891: Substance Abuse Task Force – Passage June 13, 2018 -

Grothman, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish an interagency task force to develop a federal strategy on how agencies can implement a coordinated approach to responding to substance abuse disorders and opioid abuse, with a focus on coordinating existing programs that support infants, children and families.
Motion agreed to 409-8.

Vote: Yea

(265) - HR 5788: Shipment Data – Passage June 14, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would require the U.S. Postal Service to obtain advance electronic tracking data, including the shipment's contents and intended recipients, for packages entering the United States. The bill would require the U.S. Postal Service to pass information about such packages to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and would authorize a customs fee of $1 per piece of inbound express mail to cover the cost of screening international mail. The bill would require the U.S Customs and Border Protection to develop technology for the detection of controlled substances in mail.
Passed 353-52.

Vote: Yea

(266) - HR 5735: Transitional Housing Pilot Program – Passage June 14, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would establish a pilot program that would provide 10,000 Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers, or 0.5 percent of such available vouchers, whichever is less, to nonprofit entities to pay for individuals to live in supportive and transitional housing programs that provide treatment for opioid use disorders or other substance use disorders. Non-profit entities would be required to provide an evidence-based treatment program and a jobs skills training program, and meet various other standards to qualify for vouchers under the pilot program.
Passed 230-173.

Vote: Yea

(267) - HR 2851: Controlled Substances Expansion - Human Consumption Guidelines June 15, 2018 -

Thornberry, R-Texas, amendment that would set guidelines for how law enforcement should determine if a controlled substance analogue is intended for human consumption.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 223-158.

Vote: Yea

(268) - HR 2851: Controlled Substances Expansion – Passage June 15, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would create a new category of controlled substances, "schedule A," for drugs or substances that have similar chemical structures or effects as controlled substances in schedules I through V. It would immediately classify certain fentanyl analogues as schedule A drugs. The bill would establish maximum penalties for the manufacture, distribution or dispensing of schedule A drugs, though possession of such substances alone would not constitute a basis for criminal or civil penalties.
Passed 239-142.

Vote: Yea

(269) - HR 5687: Prescription Drug Packaging – Passage June 19, 2018 -

Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to require that the packaging for prescription drugs contain mechanisms that would mitigate the risk of abuse of such drugs. 
Motion agreed to 342-13.

Vote: Yea

(270) - HR 5676: Pharmacies Suspected of Fraud – Passage June 19, 2018 -

Roskam, R-Ill., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Health and Human Services Department to suspend Medicare prescription drug and Medicare Advantage reimbursement payments to pharmacies who are under investigation for possible fraud.
Motion agreed to 356-3.

Vote: Yea

(271) - Procedural Motion – Journal June 19, 2018 -

Approval of the House Journal of June 15, 2018.
Approved 195-152.

Vote: Yea

(272) - Procedural Motion - Change Convening Time June 20, 2018 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to change the time that the House would convene for legislative business on Thursday, June 21, 2018, to 10 a.m.
Motion agreed to 222-184.

Vote: Yea

(273) - HR 6, HR 5797, HR 6082: Medical File Access, Medicaid Coverage of Substance Abuse Treatment, and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Health Programs - Previous Question June 20, 2018 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 949) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6082) that would allow certain medical professionals to access patients' medical files related to substance abuse without their explicit consent, provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5797) that would temporarily allow the use of Medicaid funds to pay for substance use disorder treatment at certain inpatient mental health treatment facilities, and provide for consideration of the bill (HR 6) that would modify Medicare and Medicaid and a variety of other health programs in relation to opioid abuse.
Motion agreed to 221-185.

Vote: Yea

(274) - HR 5797, HR 6082, HR 6: Medical File Access, Medicaid Coverage of Substance Abuse Treatment, and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Health Programs – Rule June 20, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 949) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6082) that would allow certain medical professionals to access patients' medical files related to substance abuse without their explicit consent, provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5797) that would temporarily allow the use of Medicaid funds to pay for substance use disorder treatment at certain inpatient mental health treatment facilities, and provide for consideration of the bill (HR 6) that would modify Medicare and Medicaid and a variety of other health programs in relation to opioid abuse. The rule would provide for the texts of HR 2851, HR 5735 and HR 5797, as passed the House, to be incorporated into the text of HR 6 during the engrossment of HR 6.
Adopted 225-180.

Vote: Yea

(275) - HR 5797: Medicaid Coverage of Substance Abuse Treatment – Recommit June 20, 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 replace the bill's provisions with a program that would provide federal matching funds for the treatment for eligible individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders. It would require that states extend Medicaid eligibility to receive such federal funds.
Motion rejected 190-226.

Vote: Nay

(276) - HR 5797: Medicaid Coverage of Substance Abuse Treatment – Passage June 20, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would temporarily allow, until 2023, the use of Medicaid funds to pay for substance use disorder treatment at certain inpatient mental health treatment facilities. It would require states, to be eligible for such funds, to include in their state Medicaid plan information on how the state will improve access to outpatient care, the process to be used for transitioning individuals to appropriate outpatient care, and how individuals will be screened and assessed. The bill would limit an individual to a maximum of 30 days of inpatient treatment in a 12-month period that could be covered by Medicaid.
Passed 261-155.

Vote: Yea

(277) - HR 6082: Medical File Access – Recommit June 20, 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 remove the bill's provisions that would allow certain medical professionals to access patients' medical files related to substance abuse without their explicit consent and would instead require the secretary of Health and Human Services to identify model programs for training health care providers in the appropriate use and disclosure of patient health records.
Motion rejected 175-240.

Vote: Nay

(278) - HR 6082: Medical File Access – Passage June 20, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would allow certain medical professionals to access patients' medical files related to substance abuse without their explicit consent if they are treating a patient for a substance abuse disorder. The bill would allow disclosure of such medical records to public health authorities if an individual's identifying information is not included. The bill would prohibit disclosure of such records as part of law enforcement activities.
Passed 357-57.

Vote: Yea

(279) - HR 4760: Immigration Programs and Authorizations - Previous Question June 21, 2018 -

Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 954) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4760) that would authorize $24.8 billion for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for various border security activities and would provide individuals registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a three-year, renewable contingent non-immigrant legal status but with no special path to citizenship. Adoption of the rule would provide for the automatic adoption of an amendment that would modify funds authorized for border activities under the bill; authorizing $24.8 billion for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022, instead of authorizing $24.8 billion annually for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022.
Motion agreed to 232-190.

Vote: Yea

(280) - HR 4760: Immigration Programs and Authorizations – Rule June 21, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 954) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4760) that would authorize $24.8 billion for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for various border security activities and would provide individuals registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a three-year, renewable contingent non-immigrant legal status but with no special path to citizenship. Adoption of the rule would provide for the automatic adoption of an amendment that would modify funds authorized for border activities under the bill; authorizing $24.8 billion for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022, instead of authorizing $24.8 billion annually for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022.
Adopted 226-195.

Vote: Yea

(281) - HR 4760: Immigration Programs and Authorizations – Recommit June 21, 2018 -

Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would replace the bill's provisions with a system that would provide a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Motion rejected 191-234.

Vote: Nay

(282) - HR 4760: Immigration Programs and Authorizations – Passage June 21, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize $24.8 billion for fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for various border security activities, including $9.3 billion for a border wall and other physical barriers and would provide individuals registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a three-year, renewable contingent non-immigrant legal status but with no special path to citizenship. It would modify legal immigration by ending the diversity visa program and restricting most family-based immigration to allow only spouses and minor children of legal permanent residents to receive green cards. It would increase enforcement of immigration laws within the United States, including by requiring all employers to verify the immigration status and eligibility of individuals seeking jobs in the United States. 
Rejected 193-231.

Vote: Yea

(283) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Motion to Reconsider June 21, 2018 -

Ryan, R-Wis., motion to reconsider the vote on passage of the bill.
Motion agreed to 233-191.

Vote: Yea

(284) - HR 2: Farm Programs – Passage June 21, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would require individuals receiving SNAP benefits, who are 18-59 years old, to work or participate in work training programs for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and would require the Department of Agriculture to establish a database to track individuals receiving SNAP benefits. The bill would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, the current sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program) and would modify certain utility standards in the Home Energy Assistance Program to require SNAP benefits recipients to provide documentation of such expenses in order to receive increased benefits using the Standard Utility Allowance. The bill would authorize, with modifications, the farm risk-management program, which gives agriculture producers a choice of receiving price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, on a covered-commodity-by-covered-commodity basis, for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. The bill would reauthorize several conservation programs, and would increase the conservation reserve program from 24 to 29 million acres and reduce from 750,000 to 500,000 acres the cap for Farmable Wetland Program enrollment. It would also increase the amount authorized annually for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2019 through 2023 crop years, with a maximum authorization of $3 billion in 2023. It would eliminate the conservation stewardship program and would also allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a pesticide is likely to jeopardize the survival of a federally designated threatened or endangered species, or the habitat of such a species, without having to consult with federal agencies.
Passed 213-211.

Vote: Yea

(285) - HR 6136: Immigration Programs and Appropriations - Previous Question June 21, 2018 -

Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 953) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6136) that would appropriate $23.4 billion for various border security activities. Included would be $16.6 billion for a "border wall system," which would be available from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2027, and $6.8 billion for border security investments, which would be available from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023. It would provide those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status a six-year renewable contingent non-immigrant legal status and would allow them to apply for a green card after five years thereby providing a path to citizenship.
Motion agreed to 233-191.

Vote: Yea

(286) - HR 6136: Immigration Programs and Appropriations – Rule June 21, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 953) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6136) that would appropriate $23.4 billion for various border security activities. Included would be $16.6 billion for a "border wall system," which would be available from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2027, and $6.8 billion for border security investments, which would be available from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023.It would provide those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status a six-year renewable contingent non-immigrant legal status and would allow them to apply for a green card after five years thereby providing a path to citizenship.
Adopted 227-195.

Vote: Yea

(287) - HR 6: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Health Programs – Recommit June 22, 2018 -

Tonko, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would appropriate $995 million annually, for fiscal 2019 through 2021, for state opioid grant programs and would allow the Health and Human Services Department to increase the number of residency positions at hospitals that have established programs related to addiction.
Motion rejected 185-226.

Vote: Nay

(288) - HR 6: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Health Programs – Passage June 22, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would modify Medicare and Medicaid and a variety of other health programs in relation to opioid abuse. It would expand both Medicare and Medicaid to cover medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, would require all state Medicaid programs, beginning Jan 1, 2020, to operate pharmacy programs that identify people at high risk of abusing controlled substance, and would place new requirements on states regarding Medicaid drug review and utilization requirements. It would appropriate $15 million annually, from fiscal 2019 through 2023, to support the establishment or operation of public health laboratories to detect synthetic opioids.
Passed 396-14.

Vote: Yea

(289) - HR 299: Presumed Agent Orange Exposure and VA Home Loans – Passage June 25, 2018 -

Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow veterans who served off the shore of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, to be eligible for a presumption of exposure to certain herbicides, including Agent Orange, for the purpose of VA disability compensation and would authorize retroactive payments to veterans who have previously been denied a claim for a eligible condition caused by presumed exposure to Agent Orange. The bill would eliminate the use of the Freddie Mac conforming loan limit with regard to the VA home loan program, would eliminate the additional fee that members of the National Guard and Reserve pay on home loans, and would impose a fee on certain veteran borrowers who have service-connected disabilities.
Motion agreed to 382-0.

Vote: Yea

(290) - HR 5783: Financial Institution Liability Protection – Passage June 25, 2018 -

Hill, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would provide legal protection for a bank or financial institution that keeps open a customer account at the written request of a local, state or federal law enforcement agency.
Motion agreed to 379-4.

Vote: Yea

(291) - HR 2083, HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations and Predatory Marine Mammals Hunting Permits - Previous Question June 26, 2018 -

Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 961) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2019 defense appropriations (HR 6157) and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2083) that would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to issue permits for certain state governments to hunt certain predatory marine mammals.
Motion agreed to 219-172.

Vote: Yea

(292) - HR 6157, HR 2083: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations and Predatory Marine Mammals Hunting Permits – Rule June 26, 2018 -

Adopted of the rule (H Res 961) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2019 defense appropriations (HR 6157) and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2083) that would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to issue permits for certain state governments to hunt certain predatory marine mammals.
Adopted 222-172.

Vote: Yea

(293) - HR 4294: Financial Institution Proprietary Information Disclosure – Passage June 26, 2018 -

Hill, R-Ark., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would establish criminal penalties for the unauthorized disclosure of proprietary information related to a financial institution by an employee of a federal banking regulator.
Motion agreed to 392-2.

Vote: Yea

(294) - HR 2083: Predatory Sea Lions and Salmon Fish Stock – Passage June 26, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to issue permits for certain state governments to hunt for sea lions. The states that would be eligible for the permits would be Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and American Indian Tribes with lands surrounding the Columbia River and its tributaries, and each permit would authorize the taking of up to 100 sea lions.
Passed 288-116.

Vote: Yea

(295) - HR 5841: Export Licenses and Critical Infrastructure – Passage June 26, 2018 -

Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would expand the types of transactions covered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. to include critical infrastructure projects and land deals near sensitive government properties and facilities. The bill would authorize the Commerce Department to request disclosures of data about foreign persons or companies with a stake in companies that partner with U.S. firms in overseas joint ventures that apply for export licenses to allow for the transfer of sensitive technology. The bill would also authorize $20 million annually for fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023 for operations of the committee.
Motion agreed to 400-2.

Vote: Yea

(296) - HR 6136: DACA and Border Security – Recommit June 27, 2018 -

Espaillat, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit law enforcement from detaining, separately from their child, any individual accused of illegally entering the United States with a child, in cases in which the child is under the age of 18.
Motion rejected 190-230.

Vote: Nay

(297) - HR 6136: DACA and Border Security – Passage June 27, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would appropriate $23.4 billion for various border security activities. Included would be $16.6 billion for a "border wall system," which would be available from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2027, and $6.8 billion for border security investments, which would be available from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023. It would provide those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status a six-year renewable contingent non-immigrant legal status and would allow them to apply for a green card after five years, providing a path to citizenship. It would modify legal immigration by ending the diversity visa program and reallocating those visas to other classifications. The bill would require that undocumented immigrants who are charged with a misdemeanor offense for improper entry into the United States be detained with their minor children.
Rejected 121-301.

Vote: Nay

(298) - H Res 964: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriation - Previous Question June 27, 2018 -

Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 964) that would provide for further consideration of the fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill (HR 6157).
Motion agreed to 231-188.

Vote: Yea

(299) - H Res 964: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations – Rule June 27, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 964) that would provide for further consideration of the fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill (HR 6157).
Adopted 230-185.

Vote: Yea

(300) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Motion to Instruct June 27, 2018 -

Carbajal, D-Calif., motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to agree to section 703 of the Senate bill, which is the provision related to contraception coverage parity under the TRICARE Program. 
Motion rejected 188-231.

Vote: Nay

(301) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Motion to Close June 27, 2018 -

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 403-15.

Vote: Yea

(302) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Army and Navy Scientific Research June 27, 2018 -

Langevin, D-R.I., amendment that would decrease funding for operations and maintenance, defense-wide, and research and development, defense-wide, by $40 million, increase funding for Army scientific research and development by $10 million and increase Naval scientific research and development by $30 million.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-228.

Vote: Nay

(303) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Cooperating Nations Military Support June 27, 2018 -

Poe, R-Texas, amendment that would reduce funding for payments to key cooperating nations for logistical and military support by $200 million and would allocate the same amount to the spending reduction account. 
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-241.

Vote: Yea

(304) - H Res 971: Subpoenas Requested from Justice Department - Previous Question June 28, 2018 -

Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 971) that would provide for consideration of the resolution (H Res 970) that would insist that the Justice Department fully comply with the document requests and subpoenas issued by the Intelligence and Judiciary committees with regard to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by Justice Department personnel and related matters, by Friday, July 6, 2018.
Motion agreed to 224-186.

Vote: Yea

(305) - H Res 971: Subpoenas Requested from Justice Department – Rule June 28, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 971) that would provide for consideration of the resolution (H Res 970) that would insist that the Justice Department fully comply with the document requests and subpoenas issued by the Intelligence and Judiciary committees with regard to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by Justice Department personnel and related matters, by Friday, July 6, 2018.
Adopted 224-184.

Vote: Yea

(306) - H Res 970: Subpoenas Requested from Justice Department – Passage June 28, 2018 -

Adoption of the resolution that would that would insist that the Justice Department fully comply with the document requests and subpoenas issued by the Intelligence and Judiciary committees with regard to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by Justice Department personnel and related matters, by Friday, July 6, 2018.
Adopted 226-183.

Vote: Yea

(307) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Naval Weapon Procurement June 28, 2018 -

Gallagher, R-Wis., amendment that would decrease funding for non-military Defense Department activities by $23.8 million and increase funding for naval weapons procurement by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-296.

Vote: Nay

(308) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Air Force Missile Procurement June 28, 2018 -

Gallagher, R-Wis., amendment that would decrease funding for non-military Defense Department activities by $33 million and increase funding for Air Force missile procurement by the same amount.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 115-296.

Vote: Nay

(309) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Defense-wide Research and Development June 28, 2018 -

Clark, D-Mass., amendment that would reduce, and then increase, by $14 million funds made available in the bill for defense-wide research, development, test and evaluation.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 252-157.

Vote: Nay

(310) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Prohibition of Spaced-based Ballistic Missile Intercept Layer June 28, 2018 -

Foster, D-Ill., amendment that would prohibit any funds appropriated by the bill to be used to procure, develop, research or test a space-based ballistic missile intercept layer.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-251.

Vote: Nay

(311) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Virginia-class Submarines June 28, 2018 -

Courtney, D-Conn., amendment that would decrease funding for several programs and would provide funding for long lead time materials needed to construct additional Virginia-class submarines.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 144-267.

Vote: Nay

(312) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations - Motion to Recommit June 28, 2018 -

Lieu, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee with instruction to report it back immediately with an amendment that would decrease funding for defense-wide operations and maintenance by $25 million and would increase funding for Defense Health Programs by the same amount.
Motion rejected 186-224.

Vote: Nay

(313) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations – Passage June 28, 2018 -

Passage of the bill that would make a total of $674.6 billion in discretionary defense spending for fiscal 2019, which would include $605.5 billion in discretionary spending subject to spending caps for fiscal 2019 and $68.1 billion in uncapped Overseas Contingency Operations funding.
Passed 359-49.

Vote: Yea

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