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Recent Votes

Date Question Position Result
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 424 (Underwood) to H.R. 3055: Amendment prevents the Department of Justice from using federal funds for litigation that undermines the Affordable Care Act.
Aye Agreed to
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 423 (Stevens) to H.R. 3055: Amendment to remove and add $2,000,000 from the Legal Activities account at the Department of Justice for the purpose of instructing the Environment and Natural Resources Division to allocate more resources to the enfo
Aye Agreed to
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 411 (Golden) to H.R. 3055: Amendment sought to state that none of the funds may be used for NOAA to utilize a North Atlantic right whale Risk Reduction Decision Support Tool.
Aye Failed
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 402 (Banks) to H.R. 3055: At the end of division A (before the short title), insert the following: SEC.___. Each amount made available in division A, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, is hereby reduced by 14 per
No Failed
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 398 (Blumenauer) to H.R. 3055: Amendment to prohibit the Department of Justice from interfering with state cannabis programs.
Aye Agreed to
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 393 (King) to H.R. 3055: Amendment sought to strike lines 14-18 (Section 534, pg. 107), which states that none of the funds made available in this Act or any other Act may be used by the Department of Commerce to incorporate into the 2020 Decenni
No Failed
6/20/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 389 (Rutherford) to H.R. 3055: Amendment sought to increase the NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities account by $3.5 million for third party data collection of reef fish in the South Atlantic.
Aye Failed
6/19/19 On Passage of the Bill in the House
H.R. 2740: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020
Yea Passed
6/19/19 On Motion to Recommit: H.R. 2740: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and ... No Failed
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 386 (Banks) to H.R. 2740: To reduce spending for each amount in Division E, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.
No Failed
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 385 (Graves) to H.R. 2740: To strike section 106 of division E, which states that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to reorganize or to transfer the Civil Works functions or authority of the Corps of Engineers or the Secret
Aye Failed
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 384 (Huffman) to H.R. 2740: To state that none of the funds in this act can be used for the Army Corps of Engineers to finalize the environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble Mine project.
Aye Agreed to
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 383 (Mullin) to H.R. 2740: To prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance that references or relies on analysis of the cost of social carbon under certain Technical Support Documents published by the In
No Failed
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 382 (Kaptur) to H.R. 2740: Amendments en bloc comprised of the following amendments printed in Part A of House Report 116-111 as en bloc No. 4: 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 92, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 1
Aye Agreed to
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 381 (Kaptur) to H.R. 2740: Amendments en bloc comprised of the following amendments printed in Part A of House Report 116-111 as en bloc No. 3: 65, 71, 73, 83, 88, 94, 105, 106, and 108.
No Agreed to
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 380 (Burgess) to H.R. 2740: To strike Section 108 in Division E that prohibits any funding being used for border security infrastructure along the southern border.
No Failed
6/19/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 379 (Burgess) to H.R. 2740: To reduce spending in Division E by 5 percent.
No Failed
6/19/19 On the Resolution in the House
H.Res. 445: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3055) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes; relating to considerat
Yea Passed
6/19/19 On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 445: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3055) making appropriations for the Departments ... Yea Passed
6/18/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 378 (Cox) to H.R. 2740: To reduce funds for the Operation and Maintenance Account, Defense-Wide by $10 million and increases funds for medical research concerning traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and psychological health by
Aye Agreed to
6/18/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 376 (Crow) to H.R. 2740: To increase and decrease the Defense-wide Operation and Maintenance account by $13 million in order to support the Department of Defense's Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program.
Aye Agreed to
6/18/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 375 (Jayapal) to H.R. 2740: To specify that none of the funds made available by this act may be used for research on the Long Range Stand Off Weapon (LRSO).
No Failed
6/18/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 374 (Blunt Rochester) to H.R. 2740: To increase and decrease by $1,000,000 Operations & Maintenance, Defense-wide account which funds the Space-Available flights program and for the purpose of instructing the Department to provide Congress with a
Aye Agreed to
6/18/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 373 (Gallagher) to H.R. 2740: To increase funding for the Weapons Procurement, Navy account by $19.6 million.
No Failed
6/18/19 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 372 (Gallagher) to H.R. 2740: To restore $96 million in research and development funds for INF-range conventional missile systems, offset by corresponding reduction to defense-wide operation and maintenance.
No Failed