Vote History

September 2018 Vote History

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Washington, September 1, 2018 | comments

(380) – HR 6157: Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations- Motion to Instruct 

September 4, 2018 – DeLauro, D-Conn., motion to instruct House conferees to agree with the Labor-HHS-Education division of the Senate amendment to the bill. Motion rejected 171 – 221.

Vote: Nay

(381) – HR 6439: Biometric Identification Program– Passage

September 4, 2018 - McCaul R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would formally authorize the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program within the Department of Homeland Security. The program would direct DHS to coordinate with other federal agencies as well as foreign governments to collect and share biometric and biographical data on foreign nationals who may pose a terrorist threat or a threat to national or border security. Motion agreed to 272-119.

Vote: Yea

(382) – HR 4606, HR1635: Student Loan Counseling and Natural Gas Exports - Previous Question

September 5, 2018 - Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 1049) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1635) that would modify counseling requirements for federal student loan recipients, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4606) that would allow certain small-scale imports and exports of natural gas to be automatically approved. Motion agreed to 221-186.

Vote: Yea

(383) – HR 1635, HR4606: Student Loan Counseling and Natural Gas Exports - Rule

September 5, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1049) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 1635) that would modify counseling requirements for federal student loan recipients, and would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 4606) that would allow certain small-scale imports and exports of natural gas to be automatically approved. Adopted 224-180.

Vote: Yea

(384) – H Res 1635: Students Loan Counseling – Recommit

September 5, 2018 - Lamb, D-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require that the bill's study on the effectiveness of student loan counseling include information on the veteran status of borrowers. Motion rejected 187-224.

Vote: Nay

 (385) – H Res 1635: Students Loan Counseling – Passage

September 5, 2018 - Passage of the bill that amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify loan counseling requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student aid programs. Passed 406 – 4.

Vote: Yea

(386) – H Res 1051: HR 6691: "Crime of Violence" Definition - Previous Question

September 06, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 1051) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6691) that would modify the definition of the term "crime of violence," and would provide for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. Motion agreed to 224-181.

Vote: Yea

(387) - HR 6691: "Crime of Violence" Definition – Rule

September 06, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1051) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 6691) that would modify the definition of the term "crime of violence," and would provide for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. Adopted 225-179.

Vote: Yea

(388) - HR 6147: Fiscal 2019 Interior-Environment, Financial Services, Agriculture, Transportation-HUD Appropriations - Motion to Instruct

September 06, 2018 - McCollum, D-Minn., motion to instruct the conferees on the part of the House to agree to the Senate amendment to the bill in relation to provisions that would fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program that provides federal payments to local governments that have large tracts of federal land that cannot be locally taxed. Motion rejected 187-218.

Vote: Nay

(389) - HR 4606: Natural Gas Imports and Exports - Public Input on Applications

September 06, 2018 - Pallone, D-N.J., amendment that would require an opportunity for hearings and public input before a relevant application could be deemed consistent with the public interest. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-227.

Vote: Nay 

(390) - HR 4606: Natural Gas Imports and Exports - Minimizing Methane Emissions

September 06, 2018 -DeGette, D-Colo., amendment that would require natural gas export applications covered under the bill to include information to demonstrate that the natural gas was produced using techniques and systems designed to minimize methane emissions from leaks or venting. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 195-210.

Vote: Nay

(391) - HR 4606: Natural Gas Imports and Exports – Recommit

September 06, 2018 -Watson Coleman, 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 prohibit any imports or exports from being automatically approved under the bill's provisions if any pipeline involved in the importing or exporting process used land acquired through eminent domain. Motion rejected 178-231.

Vote: Nay

(392) - HR 4606: Natural Gas Imports and Exports – Passage

September 06, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would allow applications for small-scale imports and exports of natural gas to be automatically approved if they would not exceed 0.14 billion cubic feet per day and would not require an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment. Passed 260-146.

Vote: Yea

(393) - HR 6691: "Crime of Violence" Definition – Passage

September 07, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would specify that any of the following acts would be defined as a "crime of violence" which could be used in determining whether a crime is an aggravated felony, including: murder; voluntary manslaughter; assault; certain types of sexual abuse; abusive sexual contact; child abuse; kidnapping; robbery; carjacking; firearms use; burglary; arson; extortion; communication of threats; coercion; fleeing via a motor vehicle; interference with airline flight crews members; domestic violence; hostage taking; stalking; human trafficking; piracy; certain terrorism offenses; and unlawful possession or use of a weapon of mass destruction. Passed 247-152. 

Vote: Yea

(394) - HR 5923: Arkansas Land Exchange – Passage

September 12, 2018 - Gianforte, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the U.S. Forest Service to exchange four acres of land within the Ouachita National Forest for six acres of land owned by the Walnut Grove Community Church of Jessieville, Ark. Motion agreed to 379-3.

Vote: Yea

(395) - HR 3186: Federal Land Access for Kids – Passage

September 12, 2018 - Gianforte, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct several federal agencies across four departments to jointly establish the Every Kid Outdoors program to issue all fourth grade students with a pass that would provide free access to publicly accessible federal lands and waters. The passes would be issued as requested by each student. Motion agreed to 383-2.

Vote: Yea

(396) - HR 4689: North Platte Project Repayments – Passage

September 12, 2018 - Gianforte, R-Mont., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the early repayment of obligations by landowners within the Northport Irrigation District of Nebraska to the Bureau of Reclamation for construction costs of the North Platte Project in Nebraska. Motion agreed to 378-1. 

Vote: Yea

(397) - HR 3798, HR5895: Employer-Provided Health Care and Appropriations Package – Rule

September 13, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1059) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 3798) that would modify a number of aspects of the 2010 health care law related to employer provided health care, and would provide for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (HR 5895) the Fiscal 2019 Energy-Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction-VA Appropriations package. Adopted 222-171:

Vote: Yea

(398) - HR 1911: Anti-Semitism Special Envoy – Passage

September 13, 2018 - Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would direct the president to appoint the head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism within the Department of State as a special envoy with the rank of ambassador, who would report directly to the secretary of State. Motion agreed to 393-2.

Vote: Yea

(399) - HR 5895: Fiscal 2019 Energy-Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction-VA Appropriations - Conference Report

September 13, 2018 - Adoption of the conference report to accompany the fiscal 2019 three-bill spending package: Energy-Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction-VA that would provide $147.5 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2019 to various departments, agencies and legislative operations, including $35.7 billion for the Energy Department, $7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers, and $1.6 billion for the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. It would provide $98.1 billion for military construction activities and for VA programs and activities, and $4.8 billion for operations of the House, Senate, joint House-Senate items and legislative branch entities such as the Library of Congress, the Capitol Police, and the Government Accountability Office. Adopted 377-20.

Vote: Yea

(401) - HR 6369: Small Business Sole Source Contracts – Passage

September 25, 2018 -Chabot, R-Ohio, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would raise the maximum threshold for sole source contracts that may be awarded to small business that are owned by women or service-disabled veterans, or operate in underutilized business zones. Contracts would not be allowed to exceed $7 million for industrial manufacturing or $4 million for any other contract. It would also modify the eligibility determination process for such contracts. Motion agreed to 392-5.

Vote: Yea

(402) - H Res 1071, HR6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense, Labor-HHS-Education, and Continuing Appropriations; and Congressional Stance on "Illegal Immigrant Voting" - Previous Question

September 26, 2018 - Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 1077) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education and continuing appropriations package (HR 6157) and providing for consideration of a resolution (H Res 1071) related to voting by "illegal immigrants," and for motions to suspend the rules. Motion agreed to 230-188.

Vote: Yea

(403) - H Res 1071, HR6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense, Labor-HHS-Education, and Continuing Appropriations; and Congressional Stance on "Illegal Immigrant Voting" – Rule

September 26, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1077) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education and continuing appropriations package (HR 6157), providing for a resolution (H Res 1071) related to voting by "illegal immigrants," and providing for motions to suspend the rules. Adopted 230-188.

Vote: Yea

(404) - HR 5420: Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site Land Expansion – Passage

September 26, 2018 - McClintock, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the National Park Service to acquire 89 acres of land adjacent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and incorporate such land into the site. Motion agreed to 394-15.

Vote: Yea 

(405) - HR 6157: Fiscal 2019 Defense, Labor-HHS-Education, and Continuing Appropriations - Conference Report

September 26, 2018 - Adoption of the conference report to accompany the bill that would provide $855.1 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2019 to various departments and agencies, including $674.4 billion for the Defense Department and $178.1 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education departments. The Defense Department total would include $606.5 billion in base Defense Department funding subject to spending caps, and would include $67.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funding. The bill would provide $90.3 billion in discretionary spending for the Health and Human Services Department, $71.4 billion for the Education Department and $12.1 billion for the Labor Department. The measure would also provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 7, 2018, at an annualized rate of approximately $1.3 trillion. Adopted 361-61.

Vote: Yea

(406) - H Res 1071: Congressional Stance on "Illegal Immigrant Voting" – Passage

September 26, 2018 - Adoption of the resolution that would state that the House of Representatives "recognizes that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens." Adopted 279-72:

Vote: Yea

(407) - H Res 1082: FAA Reauthorization and Supplemental Disaster Appropriations – Adoption

September 26, 2018 - Shuster, R-Pa., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would provide for concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to HR 302, with an amendment that would reauthorize federal aviation programs through fiscal 2023. The measure would authorize $10.2 billion in fiscal 2018, which would gradually increase to $11.6 billion in fiscal 2023, for Federal Aviation Administration operations; $3.4 billion annually for the Aviation Trust Fund for the Airport Improvement Program; $3.3 billion in fiscal 2018, which would gradually increase to $3.7 billion in fiscal 2023, for facilities and equipment; and $189 million in fiscal 2018, which would gradually increase to $214 million in fiscal 2023, for research and development. 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, and would require the FAA to establish minimum seat dimensions on passenger airlines. The bill would also appropriate $1.7 billion in emergency supplemental funding for activities by HUD's Community Development Fund to aid disaster relief and recovery efforts in areas hit by natural disasters. It would also extend medical professional liability insurance coverage to sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services to athletes outside their home state. Motion agreed to 398-23.

Vote: Yea

(408) - HR 6729: Human Trafficking Information Sharing – Passage

September 26, 2018 - Tipton, R-Colo., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow the Treasury Department to designate certain nonprofit organizations to provide information on suspected human trafficking or related money laundering activities directly to financial institutions without liability.
Motion agreed to 297-124.

Vote: Yea

(409) - HR 6757, HR6760, HR6756: Tax Deductions for New Business, Tax-Favored Retirement Accounts, and Permanent Tax Extensions - Previous Question 

September 27, 2018 - Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 1084) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill related to new-business tax deductions (HR 6756), a bill related to tax-favored retirement accounts (HR 6757), and a bill that would make many temporary aspects of the individual tax code permanent (HR 6760). Motion agreed to 227-189

Vote: Yea

(410) - HR 6757, HR6760, HR6756: Tax Deductions for New Business, Tax-Favored Retirement Accounts, and Permanent Tax Extensions – Rule

September 27, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 1084) that would provide for House floor consideration of a bill related to new-business tax deductions (HR 6756), a bill related to tax-favored retirement accounts (HR 6757), and a bill that would make many temporary aspects of the individual tax code permanent (HR 6760). Adopted 226-189.

Vote: Yea

(411) - HR 6757: Tax-Favored Retirement Accounts – Passage

September 27, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would make various modifications related to tax-favored retirement accounts. It would provide for the establishment of "pooled" retirement plans by unrelated small businesses that are not in the same trade or industry. It would allow individuals to continue making contributions to a regular IRA after reaching the age of 70 years and six months, exempt individuals who have less than $50,000 in their retirement accounts from having to take required minimum distributions from those accounts after reaching age of 70 years and six months. It would also allow individuals to withdraw up to $7,500 from their retirement plans, without penalty, to help pay for the expenses of a new baby or adopted child. It would establish tax-favored Universal Savings Accounts that could be used by individuals and families for any purpose. Passed 240-177.

Vote: Yea

(412) - HR 6756: New-Business Tax Deductions – Passage

September 27, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would allow individual taxpayers, beginning in tax year 2019, to deduct up to $20,000 during a year in which they start a new business for expenses related to business start-up. It would allow up to $120,000 of such expenses to be amortized over 15 years. It would allow the thresholds to be adjusted for inflation annually, beginning in 2020. Passed 260-156.

Vote: Yea

(413) - HR 6760: Permanent Tax Extensions – Recommit

September 28, 2018 - Larson, D-Conn., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prevent enactment of the bill's provisions until actuaries from the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Old-Age and Survivor Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds certify that the measure would not cause financial harm to such trust funds. Motion rejected 184-226:

Vote: Nay

(414) - HR 6760: Permanent Tax Extensions – Passage

September 28, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would make permanent a number of tax provisions that would otherwise expire in 2025. The provisions from the 2017 tax overhaul (PL 115-97) that would become permanent include: reduced tax rates and modified tax bracket breakpoints for the seven tax brackets, the standard deduction amount, the elimination of personal exemptions for each taxpayer and dependent, and the increased child tax credit. Passed 220-191.

Vote: Yea

(415) - H Res 1099: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Health Programs – Adoption 

September 28, 2018 - Walden, R-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution that would provide for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to HR 6, with an amendment 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 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. As amended, the bill would allow Medicaid patients with opioid use or cocaine use disorders to stay up to 30 days per year in certain treatment facilities with more than 16 beds. Motion agreed to 393-8.

Vote: Yea

 

 

 

 

 

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