Vote History

July 2019 Vote History

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Washington D.C., July 1, 2019 | Whitley Alexander (202-225-6356) | comments

(431) - HR 2515: Whistleblower Protections – Passage

July 09, 2019 - Waters, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would expand the definition of "whistleblower" in relation to securities law to include individuals who report potential misconduct regarding securities law to their employer or another employee within their company - including individuals who do not notify the Securities and Exchange Commission of such misconduct.

Vote: Yea

(432) HR 3050: Securities Ownership Limitation – Passage

July 09, 2019 - Waters, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a study on an existing threshold limitation that restricts diversified investment companies from owning more than 10 percent of the securities of a single issuer. Among other requirements, it would require the study to address the size and number of companies affected by the restriction; how investing preferences of diversified companies have changed over time; and potential impacts of altering the threshold on small companies and companies in emerging growth markets.

Vote: Yea

(433) HR 2409: Rural Small Business Capital Access – Passage

July 09, 2019 - Waters, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Securities and Exchange Commission office for small business capital formation to identify and include in its annual report to Congress challenges in securing access to capital faced by rural-area small businesses.

Vote: Yea

(434) HR 1327, HR2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Previous Question

July 10, 2019 - McGovern, D-Mass., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 476) and the McGovern, D-Mass., amendment to the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the Fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2500). It would make in order consideration of 439 amendments to the bill. It would also provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 1327) that would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, under suspension of the rules on July 11 or July 12, 2019; and it would waive rules related to the House Consensus Calendar with regards to the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act (HR 553). It would also provide for automatic adoption of a Smith, D-Wash., amendment to HR 2500. The Smith amendment would increase by 3.1 percent basic pay for members of the uniformed services and includes provisions related to Defense Department annuity plans and benefits for surviving spouses of servicemembers, damage claims brought against the U.S. related to the injury or death of a servicemember, funding for the National Defense Stockpile transaction fund, and paid family and medical leave policies for federal employees, among other provisions.

Vote: Nay

 

(435) H Res 476: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Additional Amendments for NDAA

July 10, 2019 - McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would modify the rule (H Res 476) to make in order two additional amendments to the Fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2500). The amendments added to the rule include a Dingell, D-Mich., amendment related to EPA designation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous and a Jayapal, D-Wash., amendment related to GAO studies on nuclear security activities.

Vote: Nay

(436) HR 1327, HR2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization – Rule

July 10, 2019 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 476), as amended, that would provide for House floor consideration of the Fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2500). As amended, it would make in order consideration of 441 amendments to the bill. It would also provide for floor consideration of the bill (HR 1327) that would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, under suspension of the rules on July 11 or July 12, 2019; and it would waive rules related to the House Consensus Calendar with regards to the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act (HR 553). It would also provide for automatic adoption of a Smith, D-Wash., amendment to HR 2500. The Smith amendment would increase by 3.1 percent basic pay for members of the uniformed services and includes provisions related to Defense Department annuity plans and benefits for surviving spouses of servicemembers, damage claims brought against the U.S. related to the injury or death of a servicemember, funding for the National Defense Stockpile transaction fund, and paid family and medical leave policies for federal employees, among other provisions.

Vote: Nay

(437) HR 1044: Immigration Visa Caps – Passage

July 10, 2019 - Lofgren, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would eliminate employment-based immigrant visas from a seven percent per-country annual cap calculation under existing law. It would establish a per-country annual cap for family-sponsored immigrant visas at 15 percent of all family visas offered each year, which may be exceeded if the other available visas are not used by citizens of other nations. It also outlines a transition period for reducing the annual percentage of employment-based visas reserved for certain categories of immigrants from countries other than the top two visa-recipient countries.

Vote: Yea

(438) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Military Strikes Report

July 11, 2019 - Smith, D-Wash., amendment that would require an annual report on U.S. strikes against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities to be submitted by the Director of National Intelligence instead of the Secretary of Defense. The annual report, required under the bill's provisions, would detail the number of such strikes undertaken and assess combatant and non-combatant deaths resulting from those strikes.

Vote: Nay

(439) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Gender-Neutral Defense Personnel Policies

July 11, 2019 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment that would require military service eligibility requirements to be based only on gender-neutral occupational standards and would require all Defense Department personnel policies to "ensure equality of treatment and opportunity" for servicemembers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation). It would define "gender identity" with regards to these provisions as the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual's designated sex at birth.

Vote: Nay

(440) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Family Planning Education

July 11, 2019 - Speier, D-Calif., amendment that would require the Defense Department, in consultation with the Coast Guard, to establish a uniform standard curriculum to be used in education programs on family planning for all members of the Armed Forces.

Vote: Nay

(441) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - U.S. Flatware Procurement

July 11, 2019 - Brindisi, D-N.Y., amendment that would require that stainless steel flatware and dinnerware procured by the Defense Department be produced in the U.S.

Vote: Nay

(442) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - U.S. Munitions List

July 11, 2019 - Torres, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the President from removing any item listed in categories I-III of the U.S. munitions list of defense-related articles. Categories I-III of the list include firearms and ammunition.

Vote: Nay

(443) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - OPM Consolidation

July 11, 2019 - Connolly, D-Va., amendment that would prohibit the president or a designee from transferring any functions of or consolidating any part of the Office of Personnel Management with other offices or agencies.

Vote: Nay

(444) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Tuition Assistance Program

July 11, 2019 - Shalala, D-Fla., amendment that would require the Defense Department to make publicly available on the its website a list of higher education institutions that receive funding through the department's tuition assistance program and how much each institution receives. It would also require the Department to audit institutions for their continued eligibility in the program.

Vote: Nay

(445) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Overseas Operations Cost Report

July 11, 2019 - Omar, D-Minn., amendment that would require the Defense Department to report to Congress on the financial costs and national security benefits of maintaining overseas military operations, including permanent military installations and bases.

Vote: Nay

(446) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Executive Branch Contract Prohibition

July 11, 2019 - Smith, D-Wash., for Clark, D-Mass., amendment that would expand the prohibition on direct or indirect contracts between members of Congress and the federal government to include contracts between members and the president, vice president, or any Cabinet member.

Vote: Nay

(447) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Defense Articles to Azerbaijan

July 11, 2019 - Sherman, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill to transfer defense articles or services to Azerbaijan, unless the president certifies to Congress that such a transfer does not threaten civil aviation.

Vote: Nay

(448) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Saudi Arabia and UAE Assistance

July 11, 2019 - Lieu, D-Calif., for Gabbard, D-Hawaii, amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill to provide any assistance to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates if such assistance could be used by either country to conduct or continue hostilities in Yemen.

Vote: Nay

(449) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Defense Articles to Saudi Arabia and UAE

July 11, 2019 - Lieu, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill to transfer or facilitate the transfer of any defense article or service to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates pursuant to any certification of emergency authority under the Arms Export Control Act.

Vote: Nay

(450) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Hostilities in Yemen

July 11, 2019 -Smith, D-Wash., for Khanna, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for the U.S. to provide intelligence or logistical support for Saudi-led coalition strikes against the Houthis in Yemen, or for the Defense Department to provide military personnel to Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led coalition forces engaged in such hostilities without Congressional authorization.

Vote: Nay

(451) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Cyprus Arms Sales

July 11, 2019 - Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would require the State Department to exclude the government of Cyprus from certain existing prohibitions on defense sales and exports or transfers of arms. It would require, as a condition for such exceptions, the president to annually verify efforts by Cyprus to deny port access for Russian military vessels and to cooperate with the U.S. to implement money laundering and other financial regulations.

Vote: Nay

(452) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Civilian Casualty Report

July 11, 2019 - Engel, D-N.Y., amendment that would require the Defense Department to analyze any potential disparity between U.S. government and third-party estimates of civilian casualties resulting from U.S. military operations. It would impose a number of requirements related to department practices to track and report on such casualties, integrate civilian protection into operational planning, and offer "reasonable and culturally appropriate" payments to civilians injured or to the families of civilians killed.

Vote: Nay

(453) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Extend New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

July 11, 2019 - Engel, D-N.Y., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. should seek to extend to February 2026 the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with the Russian government and would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill to withdraw from the treaty. It would also require the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress on national security and intelligence implications if the treaty were to expire, including likely Russian response, and would require the State Department to report to Congress on likely reactions of North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its members to a U.S. decision to not extend or replace the treaty.

Vote: Nay

(454) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Minuteman III Missile Study

July 11, 2019 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would require the Defense Department to contract with a federally-funded research and development center to conduct a study on extending to 2050 the life of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, including on the costs of such an extension and the benefits and risks of incorporating certain "nondestructive" testing methods and technologies to extend the life of the missiles. It would also withhold 10 percent of funds authorized by the bill for the Defense secretary's office until the study is submitted.

Vote: Nay

(455) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Warhead Study

July 11, 2019 - Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would require the Energy Department Nuclear Security Administration to contract with a federally-funded research and development center to conduct a study on the department's W80-4 nuclear warhead life extension program, including an explanation for the "unexpected" increase in program costs. It would also withhold $185 million in funds authorized by the bill for the extension program until the study is submitted.

Vote: Nay

(456) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - INF Treaty Withdrawal

July 11, 2019 - Frankel, D-Fla., amendment that would express the sense of Congress condemning U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia and prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for the Defense Department to research, develop, test, or deploy intermediate-range missiles U.S. missile systems banned by the treaty, until the department submits certain materials to Congress, including a diplomatic proposal for obtaining the strategic stability benefits of the INF treaty.

Vote: Nay

(457) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Trump Property Reimbursements

July 11, 2019 - Lieu, D-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for the Defense Department to reimburse certain expenses at properties owned by or connected to President Donald Trump or his businesses. It would allow the president to waive the limitation if he reimburses the Treasury Department for the associated expenses.

Vote: Nay

(458) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Restricting Military Parade Funding

July 11, 2019 - Raskin, D-Md., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for the Defense Department to fund any military exhibition or parade for review by the president outside of authorized military activities, with the exception of customary ceremonial honors and duties.

Vote: Nay

(459) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Overseas Contingency Funding

July 12, 2019 -Lee, D-Calif., for Khanna, D-Calif., amendment that would decrease by $16.8 billion funding for operations and maintenance for overseas contingency operations.

Vote: Nay

 (460) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Military Detainees

July 12, 2019 - Amash, I-Mich., amendment that would require that any individual detained by the U.S. under authorized use of military force or the provisions of the bill be immediately transferred from military custody for court proceedings. It would repeal existing law authorizing military custody disposition procedures under law of war for any individual detained under AUMF and would prohibit the transfer of any individual detained or arrested in the U.S. into military custody.

Vote: Nay

(461) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - High-Altitude Aviation Training

July 12, 2019 - Tipton, R-Colo., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the high-altitude Army National Guard aviation training site in Gypsum, Colo., is the only Defense Department school teaching aviators how to safely fly rotary-wing aircraft in mountainous, high-altitude environments and that this training is critical to U.S. national security.

Vote: Yea

(462) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Low-Yield Warheads

July 12, 2019 - Turner, R-Ohio, amendment that would strike from the bill a provision prohibiting the deployment of certain low-yield warheads and replace it with a provision requiring the Defense Department to certify to Congress whether the deployment of such missile warheads is in the best interests of U.S. national security and whether alternatives to such missile warheads have similar capabilities.

Vote: Yea

(463) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Military Force Against Iran

July 12, 2019 - Khanna, D-Calif., amendment that would clarify that no previous authorization for use of military force or other existing law authorizes the use of military force against Iran and would prohibit the use of federal funds for such purposes without congressional authorization or declaration of war.

Vote: Nay

(464) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Repeal 2002 AUMF

July 12, 2019 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force against Iraq.

Vote: Nay

(465) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Sense of Congress on 2001 AUMF

July 12, 2019 - Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the use of the 2001 authorization for use of military force as a legal basis for use of force in 19 countries has surpassed the scope intended by Congress and served as a "blank check for any president to wage war at any time and at any place." It would also express the sense of Congress that any new authorization replacing the 2001 AUMF should include a sunset clause and "clear and specific" objectives, targets, and geographic scope.

Vote: Nay

(466) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - DoD Housing for Unaccompanied Children

July 12, 2019 - Garcia, D-Texas, amendment that would prohibit the use of Defense Department facilities to house or detain unaccompanied children who are undocumented immigrants.

Vote: Nay

(467) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Military Enforcement of Immigration Policies

July 12, 2019 - Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., amendment that would prohibit the use of any fiscal 2020 funds authorized for the Defense Department to provide military support for local law enforcement to enforce any part of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Vote: Nay

(468) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - DoD Housing for Undocumented Immigrants

July 12, 2019 - Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for the Defense Department to provide housing in department facility for any detained undocumented immigrant.

Vote: Nay

(469) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - DoD Housing for ICE Detainees

July 12, 2019 - Thompson, D-Miss., amendment that would prohibit the use of Defense Department facilities, equipment, or personnel to house or construct housing for any foreign nationals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Vote: Nay

(470) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Saudi Arabia and UAE Arms Exports

July 12, 2019 - Malinowski, D-N.J, amendment that would prohibit the president from issuing any license allowing for the export of air-to-ground munitions or related items to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. It would require the president to suspend any such licenses previously issued.

Vote: Nay

(471) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Security Activity Studies

July 12, 2019 - Jayapal, D-Wash., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to report to Congress on cost analyses for nuclear security activities and require the Defense Department to contract with federally-funded research and development centers to conduct studies on cost savings associated with alternatives to current U.S. nuclear deterrence policy and force structures.

Vote: Nay

(472) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization – Recommit

July 12, 2019 - Thornberry, R-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the Armed Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would increase funds authorized by the bill for military department operations and maintenance by a total of more than $1.6 billion, including $606.5 million for the Army, $361.3 million for the Navy, $250.1 million for the Air Force, $155.4 million for the Army National Guard, and $125.3 million for the Air National Guard, and $83.3 million for the Marine Corps. It would increase by four percent monthly basic pay rates for members of the uniformed services and increase by a total of more than $959 million funds authorized by the bill for military personnel.

Vote: Nay

(473) HR 2500: Fiscal 2020 Defense Authorization – Passage

July 12, 2019 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $724.9 billion in discretionary defense spending, including $256 billion for Defense Department operations and maintenance, including operations in Afghanistan and Syria, $140.5 billion for weapons and other procurement, and $187.6 billion for personnel-related expenses. Within the total, the bill would authorize $69 billion for overseas contingency operations not subject to discretionary spending caps. The bill would authorize $22.7 billion for Energy Department defense-related activities, including for nuclear weapon programs and environmental restoration activities; $33 billion for the Defense health program; $11.5 billion for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure activities; and approximately $11 billion for missile defense programs. Among other provisions, the bill would authorize a 3.1 percent pay increase for members of the armed forces; authorize the creation of a Space Corps within the Air Force; require the Defense Department to submit a number of reports on the effects of climate change and develop a climate vulnerability and risk-assessment tool; expand protections for victims of sexual assault involving members of the armed forces; and prohibit the transfer of F-35 aircraft to Turkey unless the Turkish government certifies that it will not purchase S-400 air defense technology from Russia. It would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for the department to construct any physical barriers or border security infrastructure along the U.S-Mexico border. It would also prohibit the use of funds authorized to detain additional individuals at the U.S. naval station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and modify limitations on the transfer or release of current detainees to certain countries. As amended, the bill would prohibit the use of federal funds for the use of military force against Iran absent congressional authorization or declaration of war, repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force against Iraq, and prohibit the transfer of certain defense articles and services to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, with regards to hostilities in Yemen. It would require Defense Department personnel policies to ensure equal treatment and opportunity for servicemembers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or sex, including gender-related identity regardless of designated sex at birth.

Vote: Nay

(474) HR 1327: 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund – Passage

July 12, 2019 - Nadler, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2090 the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to compensate first responders and other individuals with health conditions caused by toxin exposure due to the attacks on September 11, 2001. It would authorize such sums as may be necessary for the fund and allow claims to be filed through Oct. 1, 2089. It would also require the reimbursement of any claims previously reduced due to insufficient funds and includes a number of modifications to fund management, including to provide exceptions to a cap for reimbursement of noneconomic damages.

Vote: Nay

(475) HR 2744: USAID Logo Usage – Passage

July 15, 2019 - Engel, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the U.S. Agency for International Development to use the USAID logo and other markings, including the U.S. flag, to identify products provided through foreign assistance programs.

Vote: Yay

(476) H Res 432: Sudanese Political Reform – Passage

July 15, 2019 - Engel, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended, that would express the sense of the of the House of Representatives condemning and calling for an immediate end to Sudanese government's use of violence against and detention and intimidation of peaceful protesters, journalists, medical professionals and human rights defenders. It would express support for the transfer of power in Sudan from the military to an inclusive, civilian-led government and for the right of the Sudanese people to express their demands for political change and democratic government. It would encourage the U.S. government and African Union to support such political reforms.

Vote: Yay

(477) HR 2037: Saudi Arabia Sanctions – Passage

July 15, 2019 - Engel, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would require the National Intelligence director to report to Congress identifying any Saudi Arabian government officials responsible for directing, ordering, or tampering with evidence related to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and listing foreign individuals involved in the murder. It would require the president to impose visa sanctions against such individuals, denying them permission to enter or remain in the United States. It would also require the State Department to report to Congress on human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and U.S. actions to address such violations.

Vote: Yay

(478) HR 3494, HRES489, SJRES36, SJRES38, SJRES37, HRES497: Intelligence Authorization, Condemning Resolution, Contempt of Congress, Arms Exports - Previous Question

July 16, 2019 - Raskin, D-Md., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 491) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 Intelligence Authorization (HR 3494); the resolution (H Res 489) titled, "A resolution condemning President Trump's racist comments directed at Members of Congress"; the resolution (H Res 497) that would hold Attorney General Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failure to comply with congressional subpoenas; and certain joint resolutions related to sales and exports under the Arms Export Control Act. It would also provide for automatic adoption of a Schiff, D-Calif., manager's amendment to the Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 Intelligence Authorization (HR 3494) that would express the sense of Congress that any CIA officer killed during an assignment in a foreign country should receive death benefits and would formally authorize the CIA to pay death benefits equal to an officer's annual salary to any survivor designated by the officer. Among other provisions, it would require the CIA to brief Congress on the benefits and challenges of providing CIA officers Defense Department and VA with health care services, and to make recommendations to facilitate the provision of such services.

Vote: Nay

(479) HR 3494, SJRES36, HRES489, SJRES38, SJRES37, HRES497: Intelligence Authorization, Condemning Resolution, Contempt of Congress, Arms Exports – Rule

July 16, 2019 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 491) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 Intelligence Authorization (HR 3494); the resolution (H Res 489) titled, "A resolution condemning President Trump's racist comments directed at Members of Congress"; the resolution (H Res 497) that would hold Attorney General Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failure to comply with congressional subpoenas; and certain joint resolutions related to sales and exports under the Arms Export Control Act. It would also provide for automatic adoption of a Schiff, D-Calif., manager's amendment to the Fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 Intelligence Authorization (HR 3494) that would express the sense of Congress that any CIA officer killed during an assignment in a foreign country should receive death benefits and would formally authorize the CIA to pay death benefits equal to an officer's annual salary to any survivor designated by the officer. Among other provisions, it would require the CIA to brief Congress on the benefits and challenges of providing CIA officers Defense Department and VA with health care services, and to make recommendations to facilitate the provision of such services.

Vote: Nay

(480) H Res 489: Condemning President Trump's Rhetoric - Motion to Strike

July 16, 2019 - Collins, R-Ga., motion to strike from the record comments by Rep. Nany Pelosi, D-Calif.

Vote: Yay

(481) H Res 489: Condemning President Trump's Rhetoric - Motion to Proceed in Order

July 16, 2019 - Nadler, D-N.Y., motion to proceed in order that would allow Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to retain speaking privileges for the legislative day.

Vote: Nay

(482) H Res 489: Condemning President Trump's Rhetoric – Passage

July 16, 2019 - Agreeing to the resolution that would express the sense of the House of Representatives condemning President Trump's recent "racist" comments suggesting that certain members of Congress should "go back" to other countries and stating that his comments have "legitimized and increased fear and hatred" toward people of color and naturalized American citizens. It would express support for policies "keeping America open" to individuals lawfully seeking refuge and asylum and affirm that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger.

Vote: Nay

(483) H Res 498: Impeachment Resolution - Motion to Table

July 17, 2019 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table a resolution related to the impeaching of President Donald Trump.

Vote: Yay

(484) HR 582: Minimum Wage Increase - Previous Question

July 17, 2019 - Morelle, D-N.Y., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 492) that would provide House floor consideration of the Raise the Wage Act (HR 582) that would incrementally increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over five years. It would provide for automatic adoption of a manager's amendment to the bill and for floor consideration of one additional amendment to the bill. The Scott, D-Va., manager's amendment to the bill (HR 582) would extend the period over which the minimum wage would be incrementally increased, such that it would reach $15/hour by Oct. 1, 2025, instead of by Oct. 1, 2024.

Vote: Nay

(485) HR 582: Minimum Wage Increase – Rule

July 17, 2019 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 492) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Raise the Wage Act (HR 582) that would incrementally increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over five years. It would provide for automatic adoption of a manager's amendment to the bill and for floor consideration of one additional amendment to the bill. The Scott, D-Va., manager's amendment to the bill (HR 582) would extend the period over which the minimum wage would be incrementally increased, such that it would reach $15/hour by Oct. 1, 2025, instead of by Oct. 1, 2024.

Vote: Nay

(486) S J Res 36: Saudi Arabia Arms Sales – Passage

July 17, 2019 - Agreeing to the joint resolution that would disapprove of the issuance of manufacturing, technical assistance, or export licenses related to certain defense articles and services to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy, including for the transfer of guidance kits for Paveway laser-guided bomb systems and services related to the manufacture of Paveway system components.

Vote: Nay

(487) S J Res 37: United Arab Emirates Arms Export – Passage

July 17, 2019 - Agreeing to the joint resolution that would disapprove of the issuance of export licenses related to the transfer of guidance kits for the Paveway II laser-guided bomb system to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and France.

Vote: Nay

(488) S J Res 38: Saudi Arabia Arms Export – Passage

July 17, 2019 - Agreeing to the joint resolution that would disapprove of the issuance of export licenses related to the transfer of certain defense articles and services to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, specifically for articles and services to support the manufacture of the Aurora fuzing system used by the Paveway IV laser-guided bomb system.

Vote: Nay

(489) H Res 497: Barr and Ross Contempt – Passage

July 17, 2019 - Agreeing to the resolution that would find Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas issued by the House Oversight and Reform Committee requiring Barr and Ross to provide documents related to efforts to add a citizenship question the 2020 census. It would direct the speaker of the House and the Oversight and Reform Committee to take actions to enforce the subpoenas, including actions to initiate or intervene in civil legal actions in federal court.

Vote: Nay

(490) HR 3494: Fiscal 2018, 2019, 2020 Intelligence Authorization - Climate Security Council

July 17, 2019 - Chabot, R-Ohio, amendment that would strike from the bill a provision that would establish a climate security advisory council under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Vote: Yay

(491) HR 3494: Fiscal 2018, 2019, 2020 Intelligence Authorization - Foreign Threat Response Center

July 17, 2019 - Kennedy, D-Mass., amendment that would establish a foreign threat response center under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that would analyze and integrate U.S. intelligence related to foreign threats and coordinate federal efforts to deter such threats to the national security or political and economic systems of the U.S. and its allies.

Vote: Nay

(492) HR 3494: Fiscal 2018, 2019, 2020 Intelligence Authorization – Passage

July 17, 2019 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would authorize a classified amount of funding for fiscal 2018, 2019, and 2020 for 16 federal intelligence agencies and U.S. intelligence-related activities, including foreign intelligence activities of the FBI and the Defense, State, and Homeland Security departments. Among other provisions, it would direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to submit a number of reports to Congress including intelligence assessments and strategies related to foreign interference in U.S. elections, particularly by Russia; Russian influence on, threats to, and interference in foreign elections, economies, and security; Chinese efforts to exert influence in the U.S. and other nations; security threats posed by domestic terrorism; and security threats posed by new technologies, including facial recognition technology and virtual currencies. It would require the ODNI to establish a climate security advisory council to facilitate coordination between the intelligence community and federal entities on activities related to climate change. It includes a number of provisions related to intelligence personnel policies, including those that would require reviews of workplace environment and diversity in the intelligence community workforce. The bill includes a number of defense-related provisions also included in the Fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization (HR 2500), including those that would require the Defense Department to report to Congress on foreign entities that pose a threat to critical U.S. technologies, research, and intellectual property, including Russian and Chinese academic institutions.

Vote: Nay

(493) HR 748: Health Plan Tax Repeal – Passage

July 17, 2019 - Neal, D-Mass., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax, known as the "Cadillac tax" on the incremental costs of employer-sponsored health care plans above certain thresholds. The tax was imposed by the 2010 health care overhaul and furis currently set to take effect at the beginning of 2022.

Vote: Yay

(494) HR 582: Minimum Wage Increase - GAO Report

July 18, 2019 - O'Halleran, D-Ariz., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress, prior to the effective date of the third annual wage increase, that identifies and analyzes the effects of the first two wage increases on the economy and workforce, nationally and regionally. It would require Congress to assess and make recommendations to address the findings of the report, including with regard to the implementation of subsequent wage increases.

Vote: Nay

(495) HR 582: Minimum Wage Increase – Recommit

July 18, 2019 - Meuser, R-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and Labor Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill's requirements businesses that employ fewer than 10 individuals or that have an annual gross volume of sales and business of less than $1 million.

Vote: Yay

(496) HR 582: Minimum Wage Increase – Passage

July 18, 2019 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would increase the federal minimum wage to $8.40 per hour on the first day of the third month after enactment and would incrementally increase it annually to reach $15 per hour six years after the effective date. On the seventh year, the bill would require the Labor Department to determine the minimum wage based on increases in the median hourly wage of all employees. The bill would also increase the minimum wage for tipped employees, teens, and individuals with disabilities, with incremental increases over five years until each of these rates reaches $15 per hour, at which point the separate minimum wages would be repealed.

Vote: Nay

(497) H Res 246: Opposing BDS Movement – Passage

July 23, 2019 - Agreeing to the resolution that would state that the House of Representatives opposes all efforts to "delegitimize" Israel, including the global boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement targeting Israel. It would express support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, state that the BDS movement undermines the possibility for such a solution and encourage ongoing U.S.-Israel cooperation on civilian science and technology initiatives to counter the effects of the movement.

Vote: Yay

(498) HR 549: Venezuela TPS – Passage

July 23, 2019 - Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans in the U.S. for an initial 18-month period. To receive TPS status, qualifying individuals must be continuously present in the U.S. after enactment, be legally admissible to the U.S. as immigrants, and register with the Homeland Security Department. It would require DHS to give prior consent for individuals covered under TPS to travel abroad in emergencies or extenuating circumstances.

Vote: Nay

(499) HR 3304: Military Bankruptcy Test Exemption – Passage

July 23, 2019 - Cicilline, D-R.I., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would extend through 2023 a statutory exemption from Chapter 7 bankruptcy means testing for qualifying reservists and National Guard members who have served on active duty for at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001.

Vote: Yay

(500) HR 397, HRES507, HR3239: Pensions, Border Facility Standards, Congressional Subpoenas - Previous Question

July 24, 2019 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 509) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (HR 397), making in order consideration of one amendment to the bill, and would provide for House floor consideration of the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (HR 3239), providing for automatic adoption of a manager's amendment to the bill and making in order consideration of two additional amendments to the bill. It would provide for automatic agreement in the House to a resolution (H Res 507) that would ratify and affirm all current and future investigations and subpoenas issued by House committees related or issued to President Donald Trump, his family and businesses, the White House, former and current White House officials, and any entities seeking information related to such individuals and entities. It would also provide for standard floor proceedings from July 29 through September 6, 2019, during the planned August recess. The Nadler, D-N.Y., manager's amendment to the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (HR 3239) would state that nothing in the bill may be construed to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to detain individuals for longer than 72 hours; to contradict a March 2017 Homeland Security Department rule establishing standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual assault and abuse of individuals in CBP custody; or to contradict existing DHS practices related to hiring, background checks, and termination of employment for individuals convicted of crimes involving a child victim.

Vote: Nay

(501) HR 397, HRES507, HR3239: Pensions, Border Facility Standards, Congressional Subpoenas – Rule

July 24, 2019 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 509) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (HR 397), making in order consideration of one amendment to the bill, and would provide for House floor consideration of the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (HR 3239), providing for automatic adoption of a manager's amendment to the bill and making in order consideration of two additional amendments to the bill. It would provide for automatic agreement in the House to a resolution (H Res 507) that would ratify and affirm all current and future investigations and subpoenas issued by House committees related or issued to President Donald Trump, his family and businesses, the White House, former and current White House officials, and any entities seeking information related to such individuals and entities. It would also provide for standard floor proceedings from July 29 through September 6, 2019, during the planned August recess. The Nadler, D-N.Y., manager's amendment to the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (HR 3239) would state that nothing in the bill may be construed to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to detain individuals for longer than 72 hours; to contradict a March 2017 Homeland Security Department rule establishing standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual assault and abuse of individuals in CBP custody; or to contradict existing DHS practices related to hiring, background checks, and termination of employment for individuals convicted of crimes involving a child victim.

Vote: Nay

(502) HR 3375: Preventing Robocalls – Passage

July 24, 2019 - Pallone, D-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to implement certain consumer regulations related to robocalls, or mass telephone calls placed by an automatic dialer, including regulations that would require phone companies to offer call authentication technology at no cost to consumers. It would extend, from two years to four years, the time period during which the FCC and law enforcement agencies could prosecute illegal robocallers following the commission of such a crime. It would require the FCC to submit evidence of certain robocall violations to the Justice Department for potential criminal prosecution. It would require the FCC to work with federal and state law enforcement agencies and with foreign governments to address one-ring scams and incentivize phone companies to stop calls made to perpetrate one-ring scams. It would require the Justice Department and the FCC to convene an interagency task force to study how best to enforce existing law with respect to restrictions on the use of automated telephone equipment. It would require the FCC to submit a series of reports to Congress on robocalls and the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information.

Vote: Yay

(503) HR 397: Pension Plan Loans - Loan Interest Rates

July 24, 2019 - Roe, R-Tenn., amendment that would require loans issued by the Treasury Department Pension Rehabilitation Administration established by the bill to have an interest rate of 5 percent for five years after being made and an interest of rate 9 percent thereafter.

Vote: Yay

(504) HR 397: Pension Plan Loans – Recommit

July 24, 2019 - Mast, R-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the Education and Labor Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require, as a condition of receiving a Pension Rehabilitation Administration loan, that multiemployer defined benefit pension plans do not knowingly engage in commerce- or investment-related boycotts, divestments, or sanctions intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or coerce political action by Israel.

Vote: Yay

(505) HR 397: Pension Plan Loans – Passage

July 24, 2019 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would establish the Pension Rehabilitation Administration within the Treasury Department to provide 30-year loans to multiemployer defined benefit pension plans in critical or declining financial status, to allow such plans to meet pension obligations to current retirees. It would also authorize the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to provide financial assistance to qualifying pension plans and would appropriate such sums as may be necessary for such assistance. It would establish a dedicated Treasury trust fund for expenses of the new administration, with funding generated through Treasury Department bond sales. It would require the administration to establish the loan program by Sept. 30, 2019 and issue rules regarding the program, in consultation with the PBGC and the Treasury and Labor departments, by Dec. 31, 2019. It would require loans issued under the program to have as low an interest rate as is feasible? and would require loan recipients to provide annual status reports to the Treasury Department. Among other provisions, it would increase a number of penalties related to failure to file tax returns and retirement plan returns. It would modify certain distribution rules for funds distributed upon an employee’s death to designated beneficiaries under multiemployer defined contribution pension plans.

Vote: Nay

(506) HR 3239: Border Facility Humanitarian Standards – Recommit

July 24, 2019 - Kinzinger, R-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would express the sense of Congress that members of the U.S. Border Patrol should be commended for continuing to carry out their duties in a "professional" manner, including caring for the large number of families, unaccompanied migrant children, and single adults being processed in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities.

Vote: Yay

(507) HR 3239: Border Facility Humanitarian Standards – Passage

July 24, 2019 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to establish and implement standards of care for migrants in CBP custody. It would require CBP, in coordination with the Health and Human Services Department, to develop guidelines and protocols for the provision of health screenings and appropriate medical care. Among other requirements, it would require that all detainees receive initial in-person screenings by a licensed medical professional and require that such screenings occur within 6 hours of arrival at a facility for children, elderly individuals, and individuals who are pregnant or have severe disabilities or illnesses. It would require CBP to provide over-the-counter medications; private, safe, and clean restrooms, diaper changing facilities, and personal hygiene products; interpretation services for all detainees; facilities maintained at a reasonable temperature; and at least one gallon of water and three meals per day for each detainee. It would require CBP personnel to receive humanitarian response training, including with regard to reporting and identifying sexual abuse and exploitation. It would also require the Homeland Security Department inspector general to inspect CBP facilities and ports of entry, including to assess compliance with the bill's provisions.

Vote: Nay

 

 

 

 

(508) HR 549, HR3877: Budget Caps, Venezuela TPS - Previous Question

July 25, 2019 - Pelmutter, D-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 519) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Bipartisan Budget Act (HR 3877) and the Venezuela TPS Act (HR 549), as amended. It would also waive clause 6(a) of Rule XIII to allow any resolution reported from the Rules Committee through July 26, 2019, to be considered on the same day without a two-thirds vote.

Vote: Nay

(509) HR 549, HR3877: Budget Caps, Venezuela TPS – Passage

July 25, 2019 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 519) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Bipartisan Budget Act (HR 3877) and the Venezuela TPS Act (HR 549), as amended. It would also waive clause 6(a) of Rule XIII to allow any resolution reported from the Rules Committee through July 26, 2019, to be considered on the same day without a two-thirds vote.

Vote: Nay

(510) HR 693: Horse Soring Protections – Passage

July 25, 2019 - Schrader, D-Ore., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, that would require the Department of Agriculture to create a new licensing process under which the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service would appoint inspectors to ensure that chemicals, pressure, and devices that cause pain to horses' front legs or hooves are not being used to harm horses, pursuant to the 1970 Horse Protection Act. The bill would increase from $3,000 to $5,000 the maximum fine and increase from one year to three years the maximum prison sentence for violations of the Horse Protection Act.

Vote: Nay

(511) HR 3877: Budget Cap Adjustment – Passage

July 25, 2019 - Passage of the bill that would establish enforceable budget levels in the House and Senate for fiscal 2020 and 2021 and suspend the public debt limit through July 31, 2021. It would increase discretionary budget caps for defense and non-defense spending and would provide a total of $1.37 trillion for fiscal 2020 and $1.38 trillion for fiscal 2021 in discretionary budget authority, including for overseas contingency operations. Spending cap adjustments in the bill would increase discretionary budget authority by a total of $324 billion over those two years. For fiscal 2020, it would provide $738 billion in budget authority for defense spending, including $71.5 billion for OCO funding not subject to discretionary spending caps, and $629.5 billion in budget authority for non-defense spending, including $8 billion for OCO funding. It would provide budget authority in similar amounts for fiscal 2021. It would additionally authorize up to $2.5 million in fiscal 2020 spending for the 2020 census. The bill would restrict adjustments to spending limits for mandatory programs in the Senate and limit advance funding that may be included in appropriations bills in either chamber. It would require that the budgetary effects of the bill not be entered on pay-as-you-go scorecards in either chamber. It would provide for $77.3 billion in offsets over 10 years, including by extending sequestration requirements under the Budget Control Act for certain mandatory spending through fiscal 2029. It would also extend through fiscal 2029 authorization for processing fees on certain customs services.

Vote: Nay

(512) HR 3877: Budget Cap Adjustment - Title Change

July 25, 2019 - Massie, R-Ky., amendment to the bill that would change the bill's title to read, "A bill to kick the can down the road, and for other purposes."

Vote: Nay

(513) HR 549: Venezuela TPS – Recommit

July 25, 2019 - Reschenthaler, R-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would state that Venezuela would be designated for temporary protected status under the bill's provisions "because of the economic, humanitarian, security, and refugee crisis that is a direct result of years of socialist policies implemented by the regimes of Huge Chavez and Nicolas Maduro."

Vote: Yay

(514) HR 549: Venezuela TPS – Passage

July 25, 2019 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans in the U.S. for an initial 18-month period. To receive TPS status, qualifying individuals must be continuously present in the U.S. after enactment, be legally admissible to the U.S. as immigrants, and register with the Homeland Security Department. It would require DHS to give prior consent for individuals covered under TPS to travel abroad in emergencies or extenuating circumstances.

Vote: Nay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(514) HR 549: Venezuela TPS – Passage

July 25, 2019 - Passage of the bill, as amended, that would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans in the U.S. for an initial 18-month period. To receive TPS status, qualifying individuals must be continuously present in the U.S. after enactment, be legally admissible to the U.S. as immigrants, and register with the Homeland Security Department. It would require DHS to give prior consent for individuals covered under TPS to travel abroad in emergencies or extenuating circumstances.

Vote: Yea

 

 

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