Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

Senate

Thursday, April 21, 2016

 

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028)

 

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, an amendment sponsored by US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D) to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on a 76-19 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 59  ). Nine million dollars of funding for the Energy Department’s program for guaranteeing energy loans to Indian tribes would be provided by the amendment.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028)

 

An amendment sponsored by US Senator of Hawaii Brian Schatz (D) to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2028; Text of Legislation) that would increase funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy by $32 million, most of which would be dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy research programs, as well as loan guarantees for developing new energy technologies, was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, on a 70-26 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 55 ).

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Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012)

The Senate passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act, (S. 2012; Text of Legislation) a bill that would direct the Energy Department to conduct various electricity storage and vehicle technology research programs, adopt new energy efficiency standards, increase cybersecurity requirements for the electricity grid, and require speedy reviews of applications to export liquefied natural gas on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, on a 85-12 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 54 ).

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 

Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636)

The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, (H.R. 636; Text of Legislation) a bill that would reauthorize the FAA and change various aviation policies, including the adoption of new rules aimed at improving the safe operation of unmanned drone aircraft and avoiding midair collisions between drones and airplanes, and tightening mental health evaluation standards for commercial pilots passed the Senate on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, on a 95-3 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 47 ).

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Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012)

An amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, on a 66-31 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 49 ).  The Federal Housing Administration would be required by the amendment to consider energy efficiency improvements and resulting lower energy costs for a given home when reviewing a mortgage loan application for financing the home purchase.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

 

Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636)

The Senate approved on a 94-4 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 45 ) on Thursday, April 4, 2016,  a motion to end debate on an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of South Dakota John Thune (R) to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636; Text of Legislation).  The Federal Aviation Administration would be reauthorized by the legislation as well as would change various aviation policies, including the adoption of new rules aimed at improving the safe operation of unmanned drone aircraft and avoiding midair collisions between drones and airplanes, and for commercial pilots tightening of mental health evaluation standards.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

 

Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636)

An amendment sponsored by U. S. Senator of New York Charles Schumer (D) to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act  (H.R. 636; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on a 42-54 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 43 ) on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  The Federal Aviation Administration would have been required to bar airlines from cutting leg room and other passenger and aisle space on their airplanes, and adopt minimum space standards that airlines must provide for airline passengers, with information about passenger space provided on the airlines’ websites by the amendment.

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Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636)

The Senate on Thursday, April 7, 2016, to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act  (H.R. 636; Text of Legislation) passed an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of New Mexico Martin Heinrich (D) on a 91-5 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 42 ).  The number of Homeland Security Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response security teams at airports and other transit points would be doubled by the amendment and would adopt measures aimed at increasing the security of baggage claim and other less secure areas of airports, and provide for law enforcement training to prepare for mass casualty and active shooter incidents at airports and other mass transit systems.

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Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636)

To the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act  (H.R. 636; Text of Legislation) the Senate on Thursday, April 7, 2016, passed an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of South Dakota John Thune (R) on an 85-10 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 41).  Tighter security reviews and background checks of airport workers and increased penalties for workers who fail to report the loss of the security badges that allow them to bypass security checkpoints would be required by the amendment.)

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Monday, April 4, 2016

 

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890)

On Tuesday, April 4, 2016, the Senate passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890; Text of Legislation) on an 87-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 39  ).  The measure would authorize companies that own trade secrets and are seeking damages for theft or misuse of their trade secrets by a domestic or foreign company to file lawsuits in U.S. courts.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

 

An original resolution directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (S.Res.377)

A Senate resolution (An original resolution directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Senate Resolution 377; Text of Legislation) sponsored by U.S. Senator of Wisconsin Ron Johnson (R) directing the Senate’s legal counsel to enforce a subpoena issued by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to Carl Ferrer, the CEO of backpage.com, requiring him to testify to the subcommittee about human trafficking on the Internet, including backpage.com passed the Senate on Thursday, March 17, 2016, on a 96-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  38  ). 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

 

Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (S.764)

A cloture motion sponsored by U.S. Senator of Kansas Roberts (R) to end debate on an amendment to the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (S.764; Text of Legislation ) was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, by a 48-49 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 37 ).   States would be barred from adopting their own rules mandating labeling for food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by the amendment.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

 

John B. King — Department of Education (PN1152)

The nomination of John B. King to serve as Education Secretary John B. King — Department of Education (PN1152; Text) was confirmed by the Senate on a 49-40 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 36 )    on Monday, March 14, 2016.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

 

A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. (S.J.Res.31)

The Senate passed A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. (Senate Joint Resolution 31; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, March 10, 2016, on a 71-24 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 35 ).  The federal government’s pursuit of plans to sell to Pakistan a set of eight F-16 military fighter jets and other military equipment would be halted by the resolution.

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Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 94-1 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 34 )  on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The Justice Department would be directed to issue grants to state and local governments for treatment, training, education and other programs that respond to the growing public health threat caused by use of heroin and opioid prescription drugs by the measure.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

 

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

The Senate on Thursday, March 3, 2016, passed an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D) to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) on a 90-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 31 ).  The  federal government would be directed to include prescribed opiate and methadone drugs in its campaigns to educate and publicize the dangers of drug addiction to the public by the amendment.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

To the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the Senate passed on 94-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 31 ) an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R) to prosecute the importation by traffickers of counterfeit drugs and banned chemicals used to make controlled substances regulated by the government.  The amendment would make it easier for the Justice Department to enforce current laws.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

A resolution relating to the death of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (S.Res.374)

The Senate on Thursday, February 25, 2016, passed a resolution relating to the death of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Senate Resolution 374; Text of Legislation) on a 93-0  vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 26  ) .  The resolution sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) marked the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by honoring his service on the court.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

 

Robert McKinnon Califf — Department of Health and Human Services (PN849)

The nomination of Robert McKinnon Califf to serve as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration at the Health and Human Services Department (PN849; Text of Legislation) was confirmed on an 89-4 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 25 ) by the Senate on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

 

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

 

Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act (H.R. 3724)

The Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act, (H.R. 3724; Text of Legislation) a bill that would bar the re-hiring of any IRS employee who was fired from the agency due to misconduct, was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 21, 2016 on a 345-78 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 163 ).

 

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To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy (H.R.4890)

A bill to impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy (H.R.4890; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 21, 2016, on a 260-158 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 162 ).

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending Act (H.R. 4885)

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, passed the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending Act, (H.R. 4885; Text of Legislation) a bill that would require the Internal Revenue Service to deposit fees charged for its services in the Treasury Department’s general fund, with IRS spending of the fees barred unless Congress has authorized such spending.  This passed on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, on a 245-179 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 161 ).

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No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act (H.R. 1206)

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, (H.R. 1206; Text of Legislation) a bill that would bar the IRS from adding new employees until it has been certified as having no employees with a seriously delinquent tax debt to the federal government. On a 254-170 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  160 ).

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Monday, April 18, 2016

 

100 Years of Women in Congress Act (H.R. 4570)

The 100 Years of Women in Congress Act, (H.R. 4570; Text of Legislation) a bill that would rename the Agriculture Department’s program for issuing education grants to increase the ranks of women and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields as the Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program, after the first female representative in Congress passed the House of Representatives on Monday April 18, 2016, on a 377-6   (To view how your representative voted visit:  153 ).

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Friday, April 15, 2016

 

No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (H.R. 2666)

On Friday, April 15, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (H.R. 2666; Text of Legislation) on a 241-173 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit:  152).   The Federal Communications Commission would be barred by the measure from regulating prices charged for broadband Internet service.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

 

To raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes (H.R.3791)

The House of Representatives passed on a 247-171 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 149) a bill to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes (H.R.3791; Text of Legislation ).  The Federal Reserve's consolidated assets threshold for small bank holding companies would be raised from $1 billion to $5 billion, exempting those banks from various regulatory and capital standards by the bill.

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Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act (H.R. 3340)

The Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act (H.R. 3340; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 239-39 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 146) on Thursday, April 14, 2016, by the House of Representatives. The Financial Stability Oversight Council and Office of Financial Research government agencies would be required to submit their budget information to Congress, make funding for the two agencies part of the annual appropriations process, and require the agencies to provide for public comment on their proposed rules and regulations by the bill.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

Global Food Security Act (H.R. 1567)

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 1567; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 370-33 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 139 ). The President and regulatory agencies would be required to develop a global food security strategy that will supply food aid to developing countries with the goal of improving their nutrition, resilience to drought and other disasters that impact food supply, and help them achieve food security by the bill.

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Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act (H.R. 4676)

The Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act (H.R. 4676; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, on a 411-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 140).  Individuals who defraud a veteran of military benefits would be punished with a fine, imprisonment for up to five years, or both a fine and imprisonment by the measure.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

 

Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (2745)

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (2745; Text of Legislation) on a 235-171 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 137).  The process of having the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission review proposed mergers would be changed by the bill making standards for merger reviews and legal challenges to mergers the same at the two agencies.

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Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016, which murdered more than 30 innocent people, and severely wounded many more (H.Res.658 )

Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016, which murdered more than 30 innocent people, and severely wounded many more (House Resolution 658; Text of Legislation  ) the House of Representatives passed this resolution on a 409-0 vote on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (To view how your representative voted visit: 138).  

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 

Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers Women Act (H.R. 4755)

The House of Representatives passed the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers Women Act (H.R. 4755; Text of Legislation ) on a 380-3 vote on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (To view how your representative voted visit: 134 ).  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) would be required by the bill to submit to the House of Representatives a plan for ways that NASA employees and retirees can encourage pre-college female students to pursue careers in aerospace and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields

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Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act (H.R. 4336)

The Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act (H.R. 4336; Text of Legislation) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, was passed by the House of Representatives on a 385-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 135 ).  The Army would be required to adopt regulations authorizing the burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia of the cremated remains of women who served as pilots in the Women’s Air Forces Service during World War II by the bill.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

 

Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act (H.R. 4314)

On Monday, March 21, 2016, the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act (H.R. 4314; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 371-2 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 130).  The Homeland Security Department and State Department would be required by the measure to coordinate with other countries on programs to block international travel by terrorists and fighters seeking travel to Iraq and Syria, and authorize Homeland Security to provide surplus nonlethal equipment and supplies to foreign governments in order to advance U.S. security interests.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

 

Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15-674. (H.Res.639)

A resolution (House Resolution 639; Text of Legislation ) sponsored by Speaker of the House  Paul D. Ryan (R-Wisconsin), authorizing him to file a brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in the Supreme Court’s hearing of a lawsuit brought by various states against President Obama’s 2014 order deferring enforcement action against close to 5 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. was passed on Thursday, March 17, 2016, on a 234-186 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 129).

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

 

Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (H.R. 4596)

The Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (H.R. 4596; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 411-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 124) on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  For five years, the measure would exempt broadband Internet access providers with fewer than 250,000 subscribers from a Federal Communications Commission rule requiring broadband providers to disclose to the public certain information about their networks.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 

Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act (H.R. 3797)

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, passed the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act (H.R. 3797; Text of Legislation) on a 231- 183 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 123 ) . The Environmental Protection Agency allocations for hydrogen chloride and sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants that burn coal refuse left over from historic coal mining activity would be increased by the bill.

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Monday, March 14,  2016

 

Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed (H.Con.Res.121)

Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed, the House of Representatives on Monday, March 14, 2016, passed House Concurrent Resolution (H.Con. Res 75; Text of Legislation) on a 393 to 3 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 113). The sense of Congress that Syria’s government has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the country’s civil war, and called for the establishment of a United Nations tribunal to prosecute members of the government for committing such crimes is expressed in the resolution.

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Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide (H.Con.Res.75 )

A House Concurrent Resolution (H.Con. Res 75; Text of Legislation ) expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide  was passed by the House of Representatives on a 393-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 112 ) on Monday, March 14, 2016. The sense of Congress that atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State group, also known as ISIL, against Christians, Kurds, and other ethnic and religious minority groups in the two countries, qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, and called on the United Nations to punish Islamic State for the crimes was expressed in the resolution.

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A bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes (S.2426)

A bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and for other purposes (S.2426; Text of Legislation ) was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday, March 14, 2016, on a 381-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 111 ).

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

 

Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act (H.R. 4557)

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act (H.R. 4557; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 238-163 vote by the House of Representatives (To view how your representative voted visit: 109).   The Environmental Protection Agency would be blocked by the measure from implementing its proposed emissions rule for hazardous air pollutants in the brick and structural clay manufacturing industry until judicial review of the rules has been completed.)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers from Medicaid and CHIP Act (H.R. 3716)

The Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers from Medicaid and CHIP Act (H.R. 3716; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, on a 406-0 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 105 ). Medicaid payments for nonemergency medical care by health care providers that are not permitted to participate in Medicaid, Medicare, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program would be prohibited by the bill.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Town Run Lane in Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the "Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office" (H.R.3735 )

 

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the House of Representative passed a measure To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Town Run Lane in Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the "Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office" (H.R.3735; Text of Legislation ) on a 371-9 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 104 ).

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Monday, February 29, 2016

 

To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities (H.R.4238)

 

On Monday, February 29, 2016,  the House of Representatives passed the to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities (H.R.4238; Text of Legislation) on a 376-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  102 ). The measure changed two 1970s laws organizing the Energy Department and governing local public works projects that described minorities as “Negro” and “Oriental,” to replace those terms with “African American” and “Asian American.”

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act (H.R. 3624)

 

The Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act (H.R. 3624; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 229-189 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  89 ).  Federal courts would be required to reject motions to remand, or send back, to a state a legal case that combines multiple legal issues and was removed from that state’s courts to federal court, if the petitioner does not present a plausible claim for the need to send the case back to state court by the measure.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Foreign Fighter Review Act (H.R. 4402)

 

The Foreign Fighter Review Act (H.R. 4402; Text of Legislation) a bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to submit to Congress a study of U.S. residents who travel or seek to travel to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group and other terrorist groups in the two countries passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 on a 397-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  84 ).

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National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act (H.R. 4408)

 

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act (H.R. 4408; Text of Legislation) on a 392-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  83 ).  The President would be directed to submit to Congress a proposed strategy for suppressing domestic and international travel by terrorists that would be carried out by the Homeland Security Department by the bill.

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