Capital Hill Review

 114th Congress - 2st Session (2016) 

 

Senate

Thursday, July 14, 2016

 

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 2577)

 

On the conference report with the House of Representatives for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) the Senate rejected on Thursday, July 14, 2016, on a 52-44 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 134  )  a cloture motion to end debate. To end debate a three-fifths majority is required.  For the Veterans Affairs Department and military construction programs in fiscal 2017, the bill would provide $82.5 billion that included $1.1 billion to fund programs for responding to the Zika virus outbreak.

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National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5293)

 

A cloture motion to end debate on the A National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation  ) was rejected by the Senate on Thursday, July 14, 2016, on a 55-42 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 133 ).  To end debate a three-fifths majority was required. Of military spending by the Defense Department fiscal 2017, the bill would fund $575.8 billion that included $58.6 billion for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other overseas countries.

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National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

A motion to instruct conferees with the House of Representatives to negotiate the two chambers’ versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation ) was approved by the Senate on Thursday, July 14, 2016, on an 85-12 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 132  ).  Conferees instructed to insist that the bill authorize funding for the recent expansion of U.S. activity in the Afghanistan war, the war against Islamic State (ISIS) and other recent expansions of military commitments by the motion.

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National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, a motion sponsored by U.S. Senator of New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen (D) to instruct conferees with the House of Representatives to negotiate the two chambers’ versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation) was approved by the Senate on an 84-12 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 131).  Conferees instructed that the bill include an extension of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program and expand the number of visas offered to Afghan interpreters to the military in the Afghanistan war by the motion.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

 

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

 

To the conference report for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) sponsored by U.S. Senator of Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse (D) the House of Representatives has agreed to.  The Justice Department would be directed by the bill that was approved on a 92-2 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 129 ) by the Senate on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 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.

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Carla D. Hayden — Library of Congress (PN1180)


The nomination of Carla D. Hayden to serve as Librarian of Congress (PN 118)  for a 10-year term was confirmed by the Senate on a 74-18 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 128  ) on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. 

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

 

To the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 636; Text of Legislation) the Senate on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, on an 89-4 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 127 ) agreed to the House of Representatives amendments sponsored by U.S. Representative of Ohio Patrick J. Tiberi (R).  The FAA would be reauthorized by the bill along with various aviation policies that include 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.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012)

 

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, a motion to end debate on a motion to disagree with the House amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012; Text of Legislation) and request a conference with the House of Representatives to negotiate the two chambers’ versions of the bill, the Senate agreed to on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on an 84-3 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 125 ).  The Energy Department would be directed by the bill 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.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

 

Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

A cloture motion to end debate on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on Thursday, July 7, 2016, on a 50-44 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 124  ).  The measure would fund $575 billion of fiscal 2017 military spending by the Defense Department, including $58.6 billion for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other overseas countries.  

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A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes (S.764)

 

In the House of Representatives amendment to a bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes (S.764; Text of Legislation) that would require the Agriculture Department to establish a national disclosure standard for bioengineered foods, including foods with genetically modified organisms, that would pre-empt state disclosure standards the Senate concurred on Thursday, July 7, 2016,on a 63-30 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 123).   

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

 

Stop Illegal Reentry Act (S. 2193)

 

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, a cloture motion to end debate on the Stop Illegal Reentry Act (S. 2193; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on a 55-42 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 120).  Maximum prison sentences for individuals who illegally re-enter the U.S. after being denied admission or removed from the country on several prior occasions would be increased by the measure. To end debate a three-fifths majority is required.

 

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Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S. 3100)

 

A cloture motion to end debate on the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S. 3100; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, on a 53-44 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 119 ).   Local governments with policies of not helping enforce federal immigration law from receiving various community development and economic development grants from the federal government the measure would bar.  To end debate a three-fifths majority is required.

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Brian R. Martinotti — The Judiciary (PN575)

 

The nomination of Brian R. Martinotti (PN575 ) to be a U.S. District Judge for the New Jersey district was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, on a 92-5 vote. (To view how your senators voted visit: 118 ).   

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

 

Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (S.764)

 

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the Senate agreed on a 68- 29 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 117 )   to a motion to consider the House of Representatives message accompanying the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (S.764; Text of Legislation ) that would bar states from adopting their own rules mandating labeling for food that contains genetically modified organisms.  Also, questioning whether the measure would be used to stop federal funding of Planned Parenthood was motion opponent U.S. Senator of California Barbara A. Boxer (D).

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Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (S. 2328)

 

The Senate on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, on a 68-30 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 116 ) has  concurred in the House amendment to the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (S. 2328; Text of Legislation ).  An oversight board for managing Puerto Rico’s budget and debt and give the board powers that include approving the territory’s annual budgets and ordering spending reductions, and restructuring its debt would be created by the measure.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 2577)

 

A cloture motion to end debate on the conference report with the House of Representatives for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on 52-48 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 112  ) on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  For the Veterans Affairs Department and military construction programs in fiscal 2017, the measure would provide $82.5 billion.  And to fund programs for responding to the Zika virus outbreak, $1.1 billion would be provided.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

 

Robert F. Rossiter Jr. — The Judiciary (PN576)

 

On Monday, June 27, 2016, the nomination (PN576 )  of Robert F. Rossiter Jr., to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Nebraska district was confirmed by the Senate on a 90-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 111 ) 

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578)

 

A motion to table an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Maine Susan M. Collins (R) to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the Senate on Thursday, June 23, 2016, on a 46-52 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 109). The purchases of firearms would be blocked by the amendment for people who are on the federal government’s no-fly list, alert the FBI and local law enforcement agencies of firearms purchases by people who were recently on the federal government’s terrorist watch list and authorize a judicial process for people denied firearms purchases to appeal the rejection. 

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Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578)

 

An amendment sponsored by U.S. of Wisconsin Ron Johnson (R) to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578; Text of Legislation) was tabled by the Senate on Thursday, June 23, 2016, on a 67-31 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 110  ).   The Justice Department would have been authorized to block firearms and explosives purchases by known or suspected terrorists, subject to a judicial burden of proof before the government can block the purchase. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578)

 

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Senate on a 58-38 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 108 ) rejected a cloture motion to end debate on an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)  to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578; Text of Legislation).  A provision authorizing individual terrorists to be legally treated as agents of foreign powers and authorize the FBI’s use of national security letters to request Internet customer data from telecommunications companies without a warrant would have been made permanent by the amendment.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578)

 

The Senate on Monday, June 20, 2016, tabled an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Connecticut Christopher Murphy (D) to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578; Text of Legislation) on a 56-42 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 107  ).  Background checks for private gun sales would have been required by the amendment, and it would have expanded the national instant criminal background check system for potential gun purchasers. 

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Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578)

 

The Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D) to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578; Text of Legislation)  on Monday, June 20, 2016, on a 47-53 vote. (To view how your senators voted visit: 106 ) ). The Justice Department measures would have been authorized to block individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms by the amendment.  A three-fifths majority was required for approval. 

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Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578)

 

An amendment sponsored by U.S. Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)  to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578; Text of Legislation), the Senate has rejected a cloture motion to end debate on a 53-47 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 105) . Measures to notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation of attempts by people who have been on terrorist watch lists in the past five years to purchase a gun would have been authorized by the amendment.   A three-fifths majority was required for approval.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

 

A motion to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) to instruct conferees with the House of Representative on negotiating the two chambers’ versions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524) was agreed to by the Senate on a 70-24 vote  (To view how your senators voted visit: 102 ) .  The bill’s conference report established a single grant program for efforts related to opioid abuse and that it addressed the unique concerns of rural areas impacted by opioid abuse, among other provisions at the insistence of the motion.)

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Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

 

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Senate agreed to a motion on a 66-29 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 101)  to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) to instruct conferees with the House of Representatives on negotiating the two chambers’ versions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524). The bill’s conference report at the insistence of the motion was to include provisions funding prevention, treatment, and recovery programs by state and local governments to combat heroin and opioid abuse.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

 

National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

The Senate on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, on a 85-13 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 98 ) passed the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation).  On the military, military construction programs, and the Energy Department’s military programs, the bill would authorize $603.9 billion of fiscal 2017 spending and for the various branches of the military set out personnel levels.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

 

National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, to the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation) the Senate on a 56-42 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 96)  rejected a cloture motion to end debate on the amendment.  In the military’s war operations fund, the amendment would have authorized a $17.8 billion increase with money to be used for jet fighters and other equipment, and to add 15,000 people to the Army and 3,000 to the Marines.

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National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

To the National Defense Authorization Act, (S. 2943; Text of Legislation) the Senate has rejected a cloture motion to end debate on an amendment sponsored by  U.S. Senator of Rhode Island Jack Reed (D) on Thursday, June 9, 2016, on a 43-55 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 95 ).  For non-military programs, including cybersecurity, infrastructure projects, anti-Islamic State efforts, a response to the Zika outbreak and measures responding to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the amendment would have authorized $18 billion.  

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577)

 

A motion to instruct Senate conferees with the House of Representatives in negotiating the two chambers’ versions of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, on a 56-38 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 94 ).  The bill the motion would insist would have to include a provision speeding the issuance of federal permits for repairing and rebuilding structurally deficient bridges. 

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Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577)

 

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, a motion to instruct Senate conferees with the House of Representatives in negotiating the two chambers’ versions of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) was rejected on a 46-49 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 93). The bill’s final conference report the motion would have insisted to include $510 million to reimburse emergency spending on Ebola programs and response to the Zika virus, and that it maintain existing Ebola emergency funds at current levels. 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

 

National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation) was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, on a 66-32 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 90 ).  A Defense Department grant program would be maintained by the amendment that would fund medical research by voiding two bill provisions proposing to impose new limits on the issuance of grants.

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National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

To the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation) an amendment was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, on a 70-28 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 91).  A bill provision authorizing a pilot program for the military to privatize its commissary grocery stores servicing families at military bases. would be struck by the amendment.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

 

Laura S. H. Holgate — International Atomic Energy Agency (PN771)

 

The nomination of Laura S. H. Holgate (PN771) to serve as U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency was confirmed on Thursday, May 26, 2016, by the Senate on a 67-29 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 88). 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of Agriculture relating to inspection of fish of the order Siluriformes (S.J.Res.28 )

 

A resolution (S.J. Res. 28; Text of Resolution) to cancel an Agriculture Department rule creating a special office for inspecting catfish imported from Vietnam and other countries passed the Senate on a 55-43 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 86 ) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary" (H.J.Res.88 )

 

A resolution (H.J. Res. 88; Text of Resolution) disapproving of a proposed Labor Department rule defining the term “fiduciary” as it applies to financial advisers managing the retirement funds of their clients passed the Senate on Thursday, May 24, 2016, on a 56-41 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 84 ).

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Monday, May 23, 2016

 

Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act (S. 2613)

 

The Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act (S. 2613; Text of Legislation) was passed on an 89-0 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 83  ) on Monday, May 23, 2016. Through fiscal 2018  the measure would reauthorize the federal government’s Sex Offender Management Assistance Program and Jessica Lunsford Address Verification Grant Program, and funding for the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend sex offenders who do not register with local authorities. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

 

To the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577)

 

To the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) an amendment was passed on a 68-30 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 77  ) by the Senate on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  For Health and Human Services Department measures to contain the Zika virus and treat Zika victims, the amendment would provide $1.1 billion of emergency supplemental funding.

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Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577)

 

An amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) passed the Senate on Monday, May 16, 2016, on an 87-9 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 80 ).  Funding for HUD to implement a rule known as the affirmatively furthering fair housing rule concerning racial demographics and HUD grants as they relate to local zoning laws would be blocked by the amendment.

 

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Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577)

 

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) passed on an 89-8 vote (To view how your senators voted visit:  82 ) by the Senate on Thursday, May 19, 2016. To fund both the Transportation and HUD departments and the Veterans Affairs Department and military construction programs in fiscal 2017, the bill would provide more than $300 billion. 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

 

Paula Xinis — The Judiciary (PN327)

 

The nomination of Paula Xinis (PN327  )to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Maryland district was confirmed by the Senate on Monday, May 16, 2016, on a 53-34 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 72). 

 

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

 

United States Financial System Protection Act (H.R. 4992)

 

The United States Financial System Protection Act (H.R. 4992; Text of Legislation) passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 14, 2016, on a 246-181 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 478)  . To  bar Iran from accessing the U.S. financial system and making transactions in U.S. dollars until Iran is found to have ceased its support of international terrorism and ceased its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, programs the measure would have taken various measures. 

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Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538)

 

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the House of Representatives on a 231-196 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 477)  passed the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538; Text of Legislation ).  Of fiscal 2017 funding for the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and various other environmental and artistic agencies, including the Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art, the bill would provide $32.1 billion.  

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Iran Accountability Act (H.R. 5631)

 

On July 14, 2016, the Iran Accountability Act (H.R. 5631; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 246-179 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 467 ).   Mandatory sanctions against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and other Iranian entities believed to support terrorism and other human rights abuses the bill would set out to provide.

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A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes (S.764)

 

To concur in the Senate amendment to a bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes (S.764; Text of Legislation) the House of Representatives  approved it  on a 306-117 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 466 ) Thursday, July 14, 2016,.  The Agriculture Department would be required to establish a national disclosure standard for bioengineered foods, including foods with genetically modified organisms, that would pre-empt state disclosure standards.

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Wednesday, July 13, 20016

 

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538)

 

To the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538; Text of Legislation ), the House of Representatives passed an amendment on July 13, 2016, on a 226-202 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 459 ).  Funding for federal agencies to pay legal fees under any settlement of a lawsuit that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, or the Endangered Species Act. would be blocked by the amendment.   

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Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538)

 

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, an amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538; Text of Legislation ) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 238-190 vote.  (To view how your representative voted visit: 449). Funding for any threatened species or endangered species listing that has not undergone a five-year review as required under the Endangered Species Act, the amendment would block funding. 

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Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538)

 

An amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538; Text of Legislation ) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, on a 237-189 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 445) .  Funding for implementation of the National Ocean Policy adopted in a 2010 Obama administration executive order would be blocked by the amendment.   

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Conscience Protection Act (S. 304)

 

The Conscience Protection Act (S. 304; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 245-182 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 443 ) by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The federal government would be blocked by the bill from withholding payments or otherwise discriminating against health care providers who refuse to perform or facilitate abortions.  

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No 2H2O from Iran Act (H.R. 5119)

 

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the No 2H2O from Iran Act (H.R. 5119; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 249-176 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 441).  Funding for any federal government purchases of heavy water produced by Iran would be blocked by the bill.   

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538)

 

An amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538; Text of Legislation ) was passed Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on a 219-207 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 427).  by the House of Representatives. For Environmental Protection Agency grants to states and Indian tribes to monitor water quality in rivers affected by the EPA’s August 2015 Gold King Mine wastewater spill in southwest Colorado, the amendment would provide $6 million.

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Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768)

 

The Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on a 240-171 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 416 ).  Federal courts reviewing a government agency’s actions would be authorized by the measure to rule on all relevant questions of law brought up by the case, including the agency’s interpretation of legal and constitutional provisions and the rules the agency has issued. 

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Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768)

 

An amendment  to the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on a 194-223 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 411).  The Environmental Protection Agency regulations of lead and copper levels in drinking water supplies the amendment would have exempted from the bill.

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Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act (H.R. 5658)

 

The Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act (H.R. 5658; Text of Legislation) was passed by the  House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on a 409-8 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 410). The Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which recruits technical experts in the private sector to serve in the government for no more than two years, the measure would permanently authorize. 

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Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538)

 

To the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538; Text of Legislation ) an amendment was rejected by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on a 186-237 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 423).  A bill provision eliminating funding for implementation of an Interior Department rule for controlling offshore oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico would have been stuck by the amendment.  

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

 

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) was passed on Thursday, July 7, 2016, by the House of Representatives on a 239-185 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 398 ).  For the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., the federal judiciary system, the White House, and several independent executive agencies bill would provide $21.7 billion of funding. 

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

An amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) was passed on Thursday, July 7, 2016, by the House of Representatives on a 409-14 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  395 ).  Funding for federal government measures to change policies regarding the preferential hiring of military veterans for government jobs the amendment would block.

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

To the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, July 7, 2016, an amendment was passed by the House of Representatives on a 235-179 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 389 ).  Funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to begin any regulatory or civil legal action after its three-year statute of limitations for taking such actions has expired. Messer said the block was necessary because the Bureau has asserted that the statute of limitations does not apply to its administrative proceedings that the amendment would block.

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

The House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) on Thursday July 7, 2016, on a 260-162 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 383).  Funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to issue regulatory guidance for indirect auto lending would be blocked by the amendment.

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

An amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 7, 2016, on a 239-182 vote To view how your representative voted visit:  381 ).    For government regulators to designate any nonbank financial company as a systemically important financial institution or as so large that its failure could warrant a government bailout the amendment would block funding.  

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

To the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) an amendment was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 7, 2016, on a 217-203 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 379). Funding for changes to the Selective Service System for drafting young people into the military the amendment would block.

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Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act (H.R. 4361)

 

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, the Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act (H.R. 4361; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 241-181 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 376).  The heads of federal agencies will be given authority to take any action the agency deems necessary to address information technology security dangers for the agency by the measure.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

 

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 passed an amendment on a 232-187 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 372 ) to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation).  Funding for the Federal Communications Commission to implement its proposed consumer privacy rules for Internet service providers the amendment would block.

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the House of Representatives passed on a 235-185 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 371 )  an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation).  Funding for enforcement of a Federal Elections Commission rule requiring industry trade groups to receive approval from their member corporations for the groups’ solicitation of donations to political action committees (PACs) the amendment would block.

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485)

 

An amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, on a 182-240 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 369 ).  A provision blocking funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to enforce its regulations of payday loans, vehicle title loans, and similar short-term loans to consumers the amendment would have been struck from the bill.

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Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646)

 

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 422-2 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 355 ) by the House of Representatives.  An Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders at the Health and Human Services Department would be created by the bill as well as authorize numerous measures in order to expand and improve treatment of mental illness in children and adults.  

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Global Food Security Act (S. 1252)

 

The Global Food Security Act (S. 1252; Text of Legislation) on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, was passed by the House of Representatives on a 369-53 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 354 ).  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, and resilience to drought and other disasters that impact food supply by the bill.

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Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 1270)

 

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 1270; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 243-164 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 351).  Provisions in the health care reform law that disqualify from tax deductions the purchase of over-the-counter drugs under a taxpayers’ health savings account the bill would repeal.  

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

 

Fix Crowdfunding Act (H.R. 4855)

 

The Fix Crowdfunding Act (H.R. 4855; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 394-4 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  350) by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.   The value of shares that can be sold to the public by a company that receives the government’s crowdfunding regulatory exemption the bill would increase  from $1 million to $5 million as well as it would allow single-purpose funds that invest in one company to sell shares under the exemption. 

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Supporting America’s Innovators Act (H.R. 4854)

 

On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, the House of Representatives passed on a 388-9 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 349 ) the Supporting America’s Innovators Act (H.R. 4854; Text of Legislation).  Venture capital investment funds with less than $10 million the measure would exempt from having to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission under a 1940 law.  

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Monday, July 11, 2016

 

Anti-Terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act (H.R. 5606)

 

The Anti-Terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act (H.R. 5606; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the House of Representatives on Monday, July 11, 2016, by a 229-177 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 403 ).  For passage, a two-thirds majority is required.  For banks that file suspicious activity reports with the federal government for suspected financial crimes include certain unlawful activities and broadened the range of suspected illegal activities abroad that banks should report to the government the measure would have expanded legal protections.  

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Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act (H.R. 5607)

 

On Monday, July 11, 2016, the House of Representatives on a 362-45 (To view how your representative voted visit: 402). passed the Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act (H.R. 5607; Text of Legislation).  For suspected terrorism financing and money laundering activities,  the measure would increase requirements for the Treasury Department to report to Congress as well as increase the Treasury’s diplomatic role at U.S. embassies in other countries. 

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Friday, July 8, 2016

 

National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943)

 

To a motion to close to the public meetings of the House of Representatives Senate conference to negotiate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2943; Text of Legislation) at times when the meetings consider matters involving classified national security information Hose of Representatives agreed to on a 397-14 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 400) on Friday, July 8, 2016. 

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Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

 

To the conference report for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) the House of Representatives on Friday, July 8, 2016, on a 407-5 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 399) agreed to.   The Justice Department would be directed by the legislation 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.  

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act (H.R. 5471)

 

The Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act (H.R. 5471; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 402-15 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 333 ) on Thursday, June 16, 2016.  Initiatives at the Homeland Security Department to counter violent extremism through public education, intelligence, and other measures would be authorized by the bill. 

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

The House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) on a 282-138 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  332). Of fiscal 2017 military spending by the Defense Department, including $58.6 billion for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other overseas countries the bill would fund $575.8 billion.

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

An amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) was rejected on Thursday, June 16, 2016, on a 198-222 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 321 ).  Funding for the federal government to use a foreign intelligence database to conduct searches for information about U.S. citizens would have been barred by the amendment.

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, June 16, 2016, on a 245-175 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 319 ) passed an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation).  Funding for surveying and other initiatives related to the potential use of locations within the U.S. to detain enemy combatants now held at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba would be barred by the amendment.

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

To the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) the House of Representatives on Thursday, June 16, 2016, passed an amendment on a 223-198 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 315).  Funding for building facilities on military bases to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied alien children would be barred by the amendment.

 

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) on a 221-197 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 322  ) . For Defense Department efforts to meet various green energy mandates set out in law and by the President the amendment would bar funding.

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

An amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 218-201 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 326 ) on Thursday, June 16, 2016. 

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Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293)

 

The House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293; Text of Legislation) on a 216-205 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 314 ). Funding for implementation of the Defense Department’s directive on climate change adaptation and resilience would be barred by the bill. 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

 

National Science Foundation Major Research Facility Reform Act (H.R. 5049)

 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Facility Reform Act (H.R. 5049; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 412-9 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 301  ) on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, by the House of Representatives.   The role of the Large Facilities Office at the National Science Foundation would be changed by the bill with the goal of improving the NSF’s management of large research buildings.

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Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act (H.R. 5053)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, passed the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act (H.R. 5053; Text of Legislation) on a 240-182 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 303 ).  

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Monday, June 13, 2016

 

Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Modernization Act (H.R. 5312)

 

The House of Representatives on Monday, June 13, 2016, passed the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Modernization Act (H.R. 5312; Text of Legislation) on a 385-7 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 298). The National High-Performance Computing Program would be renamed by the bill as the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program, and charge the renamed program with researching cybersecurity, human-computer interactions, big data, and the use of data analytics to integrate city-scale information technology and physical infrastructures. 

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United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939)

 

The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act (H.R. 4939; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 386-6 vote on Monday, June 13, 2016 (To view how your representative voted visit: 297  )  . A State Department report to Congress would be required by the bill outlining a strategy for U.S. policy toward Caribbean nations, including improving the region’s public safety and its economy. 

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Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the Presidents proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil (H. Con. Res. 112)

 

A resolution expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil (H. Con. Res. 112; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, June 10, 2016, on a 253-144 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 296 ).  U.S. Representative of Louisiana Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R) sponsor of the resolution said the tax “would not only add significantly to the cost of a gallon of gasoline at the pump, certainly disproportionately hurting fixed-income families, seniors, and so forth, it would also have a detrimental impact on job creation, on wages, and on the Nation’s overall economic health.”   

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Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (H. Con. Res. 89)

 

A resolution Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (House Concurrent Resolution 89; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, June 10, 2016, on a 237-163 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 295 ).  U.S. Representative of Louisiana Steve Scalise (R) sponsor of the resolution said the tax would have no impact on global CO2 levels while costing more than a million U.S. jobs and increasing costs for consumers, especially low-income people. 

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (H.R. 5325)

 

The House of Representatives passed on Friday, June 10, 2016, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (H.R. 5325; Text of Legislation) on a 233-175 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 294 ) .  For fiscal 2017 programs in the federal government’s legislative branch, including the Capitol building, but not including the Senate the bill would provide $3.481 billion of funding.

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (H.R. 5325)

 

An amendment to the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (H.R. 5325; Text of Legislation) was rejected on Friday, June 10, 2016, by the House of Representatives on a 165-237 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 290 ).  Spending for programs covered by the bill would have been cut by the amendment by one percent, other than keeping funding flat for Capitol security accounts

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

 

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 2577)

 

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the House of Representatives agreed to the conference report with the Senate for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 2577; Text of Legislation) on a 239-171 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 342 ). For the Veterans Affairs Department and military construction programs in fiscal 2017 the measure would provide $82.5 billion. And to fund programs for responding to the Zika virus outbreak provide $1.1 billion.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary" (H.J.Res.88)

 

President Barack Obama’s veto of the resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term "Fiduciary" (House Joint Resolution 88; Text of Legislation) sponsored by U.S. Representative of Tennessee David P. Roe (R)  was sustained by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 22,2016, on a 239- to 180 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 338 ).  The rule was criticized as too complex and misguided by Representative Roe, as well as creating restrictions on the access working families and small businesses have to advice on the best ways to save for retirement and create employee retirement plans. To override the veto a two-thirds majority was required.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 

Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act (H.R. 5389)

 

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act (H.R. 5389; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 347-8 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 336 ). The Homeland Security Department would be directed by the bill to work with technology developers to address homeland security needs and considering opening offices in areas with concentrations of technology developers to help Homeland Security partner with the developers.

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Support for Rapid Innovation Act (H.R. 5388)

 

The Support for Rapid Innovation Act (H.R. 5388; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, on a 351-4 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 335 ). The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate would be required by the measure to increase its backing and funding of the research and development of cybersecurity technologies.

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End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act (H.R. 5525)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, rejected the End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act (H.R. 5525; Text of Legislation) on a 207-143 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 334 ). Universal service support payments to mobile phone carriers under the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program for providing phones to low-income consumers would have been ended by the measure.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

 

Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (H.R. 5278)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, June 9, 2016, passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (H.R. 5278; Text of Legislation) on a 297-127 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 288 ).  An oversight board for managing Puerto Rico’s budget and debt and give the board powers that include approving the territory’s annual budgets and ordering spending reductions, and restructuring its debt would be created by the measure.  

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Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (H.R. 5278)

 

To the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (H.R. 5278; Text of Legislation) the House of Representatives rejected an amendment on a 196-225 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 287) on Thursday, June 9, 2016.   A provision allowing the minimum wage for Puerto Rican workers aged 25 years and under to be reduced to $4.25 per hour for a four-year period would have been struck from the bill by the amendment.  

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 

Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775)

 

The Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, on a 234-177 vote. (To view how your representative voted visit: 282 ) .  Until 2014, the bill would delay the state implementation of 2015 ozone emissions rules set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency in its National Ambient Air Quality Standards program, and change the EPA cycle for reviewing NAAQS rules from five years to 10 years.

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Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775)

 

An amendment to the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, on an 169-242 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 278 ).  A provision for the Environmental Protection Agency to consider technological feasibility when setting emissions rules under its National Ambient Air Quality Standards program the amendment would have struck from the bill. 

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

 

Expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its commitment to this goal through a financial commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs (H.Con.Res.129)

 

A resolution (H. Con. Res. 129; Text of Resolution) to urge Germany’s government to provide funds to cover the health and welfare needs of Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. and elsewhere was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, on a 363-0 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 269 ).

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

 

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5055)

 

The Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5055; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, May 26, 2016, was rejected on a 112-305 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 266) by the House of Representatives.  For the Energy Department, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and various energy and water agencies the bill would have provided $37.4 billion of fiscal 2017 funding.

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Wednesday, May, 25, 2016

 

Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012)

 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, on a 241-178 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 250 ) the House of Representatives passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012; Text of Legislation).  The Energy Department would be directed by the legislation 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.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

Chemical Safety for the 21st  Century Act (H.R. 2576)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, on a 403-12 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 238) passed the Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576; Text of Legislation).  For the Environmental Protection Agency the measure would change processes to regulate chemicals, including tools for testing information on chemicals, attempting to improve the use of science in regulation, and updating the system of industry fees that funds EPA chemicals regulation.

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Zika Vector Control Act (H.R. 897)

 

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the Zika Vector Control Act (H.R. 897; Text of Legislation) passed the House of Representatives on a 258-156 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 237  ).  The Environmental Protection Agency and state governments would be blocked by the measure from requiring a Clean Water Act permit for most discharges of authorized pesticides into navigable waterways.

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Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 5077)

 

The Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 5077; Text of Legislation) on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, was passed by the House of Representatives on a 371-35 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 235  ).  The bill would authorize fiscal 2017 spending on the CIA, FBI, and other intelligence and intelligence-related programs of the federal government. 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

 

Kelsey Smith Act (H.R. 4889)

 

On Monday, May 23, 2016, the Kelsey Smith Act (H.R. 4889; Text of Legislation) was rejected by the House of Representatives on a 229-158 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 229 ). For approval a two-thirds majority is required.   Telecommunications providers would be required by the measure to give information about the call location of a telecommunications user to a police officer in an emergency situation or in order to respond to the user’s request for emergency services.

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Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act (H.R. 3998)

 

On a 389- 2 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  230 ) the House of Representatives passed the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act (H.R. 3998; Text of Legislation) on Monday, May 23, 2016. The FCC would be required by the measure  to begin consideration of rules for mobile phone service providers to operate during emergencies that cause mobile service outages, for providing mobile 911 services during emergencies, and for enabling emergency communications between public safety agencies and telecommunications service providers.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

 

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974)

 

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974; Text of legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 295-129 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit:  228  ).  Tor the Veterans Affairs Department the measure would provide $176 billion of combined discretionary and mandatory funding and $7.7 billion for military construction projects in fiscal 2017, including increased funding for VA efforts to treat hepatitis C and mental health, prevent suicide and prevent homelessness.

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Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, May 19, 2016,  rejected  an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974; Text of legislation) on a 209-216 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 225 ) .  Funding for implementation of a Presidential executive order promoting the use of project labor agreements for federal construction projects of more than $25 million the amendment would bar.

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Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974)

 

An amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974; Text of legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 19, 2016,  on a 219-202 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 222 ) .  Funding for building or renovating facilities at domestic military bases in order to house unaccompanied illegal alien children would be barred by the amendment.

 

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Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974)

 

The House of Representatives on Thursday, May 19, 2016, passed an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974; Text of legislation) on a 233-189 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  221 ).  Funding for the VA to implement any rules that bar the VA’s medical providers from fulfilling recommendations regarding a veteran’s participation in a state medical marijuana program would be barred by the amendment.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

 

National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909)

 

The National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909; Text of Legislation) was passed on a 277-147 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 216  ) on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, by the House of Representatives.  For the Defense Department and military construction programs, including military actions overseas, change the military’s health care system and reform the Uniform Code of Military Justice the bill would authorize $610 billion of fiscal 2017 funding. 

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National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909)

 

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909; Text of Legislation) was rejected on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, by the House of Representatives on a 131-292 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 212).  Language in the bill that authorized the President to expand combat operations in Afghanistan would have been eliminated by the amendment.  

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National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909)

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909; Text of Legislation) on a 277-198 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 209 ) .  For two executive orders requiring the Defense Department to account for climate change in its acquisitions and planning processes and spend money to meet green energy goals such as installing renewable energy projects on military bases the amendment would block funding.  

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Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 5243)

 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, on a 241-184 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 207 )  passed the Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 5243; Text of Legislation).  For the Health and Human Services Department to spend on efforts to contain the Zika virus and treat Zika victims, the bill would provide $622 million.

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National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909)

 

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909; Text of Legislation) was rejected on an 163-259 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 204 ) on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, by the House of Representatives.  A provision barring funding to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba for jailing suspected enemy combatants against the U.S. would have been removed by the amendment.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

Zika Vector Control Act (H.R. 897)

 

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, on a 262-159 vote (To view how your representative voted visit:  199 )  rejected  the Zika Vector Control Act (H.R. 897; Text of Legislation).  For approval a two-thirds majority is required.   The Environmental Protection Agency and state governments would be blocked by the measure from requiring a Clean Water Act permit for most discharges into navigable waterways of authorized pesticides.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

 

National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act (H.R. 4743)

 

On Monday, May 16, 2016, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act (H.R. 4743; Text of Legislation) on a 394-3 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 194) was passed by the House of Representatives.  The creation of a National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium at the Homeland Security Department, with responsibility for helping Homeland Security establish programs and strategies for addressing cybersecurity risks and attacks in partnership with state and local governments would be created by the legislation.

 

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Friday, May 13, 2015

 

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524)

 

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524; Text of Legislation) passed the House of Representatives on a 400-5 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 193 ) on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Justice Department grants to state governments and other parties to respond to prescription opioid and heroin overdoses and prevent and treat opioid abuse would be authorized by the measure.

 

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Capitol Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for representative or senator's office.)

To find out who your representative is visit ... Find Your Representative

 To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to Directory of Representatives  

 

 Addressing Correspondence: 

 

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):  

 

US Senate:   

 

Contact Information:  

To go to your senators' websites, find their E-mail or to find out who your senators are... http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

 

 Addressing Correspondence:   

 

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510   

Dear Senator (last name):