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Washington, July 1, 2010 | comments
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
House meets at 10:00 a.m.                          Today's Roll Call Votes

Ten One Minutes per side.

Quorum Call #1
  P    416

Quorum Call #2
  P    419

H.R. 5618
- Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act (Rep. McDermott - Ways and Means)
Closed rule, One hour of debate 
            (also includes martial law rule for certain
             resolutions reported from the Rules Committee)
Rule Y    231 N    189
Motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair whereby the Chair ruled out of order the Camp (MI) motion to recommit H.R. 5618 with instructions that pays for the bill out of unspent stimulus funds.
       Motion to Table Y    220 N    196
       Passage Y    270 N    153

H.R. 4899
- Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (Rep. Obey - Appropriations)
Rule waiving points of order, One hour and 30 minutes of debate
Rule Y        215 N        210
Amendment # 2 Adds $10 billion for an Education Jobs Fund, $4.95 billion for Pell Grants, $701 million for border security, $180 million for innovative technology energy loans, $163 million for schools on military installations, $142 million in additional Gulf Coast oil spill funding, $50 million in emergency food assistance, and $16.5 million to build a new soldier processing center at Fort Hood. Includes $11.7 billion in rescissions.
Adopted Y    239 N    182 P    1
Amendment #3 Strikes military funding for Afghanistan from the bill (except withdrawal funds).
Rejected Y    25 N    376 P    22
Amendment #4 Begins to end the war in Afghanistan by preventing an escalation of troops in Afghanistan and by limiting funding to the safe withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
Rejected Y    100 N    321
Amendment #5 Requires the president to present Congress with 1) a new National Intelligence Estimate on Afghanistan by January 31, 2011 and 2) a plan by April 4, 2011 on the safe, orderly and expeditious redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Also requires Congress to vote by July 2011 if it wants to allow the obligation and expenditure of funds for Afghanistan in a manner that is not consistent with the president’s announced policy of December 2009 to begin to drawdown troops by July 2011. Expands oversight of private contractors in Afghanistan to deal more effectively with corruption, waste, fraud and abuse. Lastly no part of the amendment shall limit the president’s ability to attack al Qaeda, gather and share intelligence with allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, or modify U.S. military strategy on-the-ground over the period of redeployment.
Rejected Y    162 N    260

Suspensions (2 Bills)


1. H.R. 5609 - To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to treat as a foreign national under such Act any registered lobbyist whose clients include foreign governments which are found to be sponsors of international terrorism or include other foreign nationals (Rep. Hall (NY) - House Administration)
Y    408 N    4
2. H.R. 5503
- Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability Act (Rep. Conyers - Judiciary)
Adopted Voice Y N

Postponed Suspension Votes (8 Bills)

1. H.Res. 1228 - Honoring the veterans of Helicopter Attack Light Squadron Three and their families (Rep. Boozman - Veterans' Affairs)
Y    410 N    0
2. H.R. 2340 - Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act (Rep. Young (AK) - Natural Resources)
Y    410 N    0
3. H.Res. 1460
- Recognizing the important role pollinators play in supporting the ecosystem and supporting the goals and ideals of National Pollinator Week (Rep. Hastings (FL) - Agriculture)
Y    412 N    0 P    1
4. H.Res. 1321 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the political situation in Thailand be solved peacefully and through democratic means (Del. Faleomavaega - Foreign Affairs)
Y    411 N    4
5. H.Res. 1405
- Congratulating the people of the 17 African nations that in 2010 are marking the 50th year of their national independence (Rep. Rush - Foreign Affairs)
Y    410 N    0
6. H.Res. 1412
- Congratulating the Government of South Africa upon its first two successful convictions for human trafficking (Rep. Smith (NJ) - Foreign Affairs)
Y    414 N    1
7. H.Res. 1462 - Expressing support for the people of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador as they persevere through the aftermath of Tropical Storm Agatha which swept across Central America causing deadly floods and mudslides (Rep. Mack - Foreign Affairs)
Y    403 N    1
8. H.Con.Res. 290 - Expressing support for designation of June 30 as "National ESIGN Day" (Rep. McDermott - Energy and Commerce)
Y    397 N    15

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour.
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