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Roll Call 428. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have increased funding by $10 million for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which provides food to low-income children, pregnant mothers, and seniors. Jun 15, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 382. (H.R. 2017) Legislation that would provide annual funding for Homeland Security Department programs – Two separate votes: the first on bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to Homeland Security bill; the second on passage of the resolution setting the time limit. Jun 01, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 381. (H.R. 2017) Legislation that would provide annual funding for Homeland Security Department programs – Two separate votes: the first on bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to Homeland Security bill; the second on passage of the resolution setting the time limit. Jun 01, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 380. (H.R. 2017) Legislation that would provide annual funding for Homeland Security Department programs – On whether to bring up the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Jun 01, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 274. (H. Con. Res. 34) On an amendment sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would have allowed tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 to expire, and preserved Medicare as a guaranteed, government-run health care program for the elderly. The amendment also would have ended tax subsidies for oil and gas companies and power plants, implemented a new government-run health insurance program to compete with private insurers, and increased funding for clean energy, affordable housing, and medical research programs. Apr 15, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 273. (H. Con. Res. 34) On an amendment sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus that would have allowed income tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 to expire, and preserved Medicare as a guaranteed, government-run health care program for the elderly. The amendment also would have increased funding for food stamps, job training programs, food safety inspections, community health care centers, and financial aid for low-income college students. Apr 15, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 266. (H. Con. Res. 34) A budget resolution setting the parameters for all federal government spending, cutting $5.8 trillion from federal programs over 10 years, and converting the Medicare program for the elderly into a private health insurance voucher system – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the budget resolution Apr 14, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 265. (H. Con. Res. 34) A budget resolution setting the parameters for all federal government spending, cutting $5.8 trillion from federal programs over 10 years, and converting the Medicare program for the elderly into a private health insurance voucher system – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the budget resolution Apr 14, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 263. (H.R. 1217) On a motion that would have allowed a preventive health care program to continue exclusively for senior citizens Apr 13, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 178. (H. J. Res. 48) On a motion that would have prohibited a short-term government funding bill from cutting Social Security or Medicare benefits. Mar 15, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 170. (H.R. 830) On a motion that would have enabled seniors to continue to benefit from a home loan refinancing program which helped homeowners to refinance their home mortgages if, as a result of plummeting housing prices, their mortgage debt exceeded the value of their home. Mar 10, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 611. (H.R. 5987) Final passage of legislation to provide seniors with a one-time $250 payment. Proponents of the bill argued such a payment was necessary because Social Security beneficiaries were not scheduled to receive a cost-of-living increase in their Social Security checks in 2011. Dec 08, 2010. N Y L
Roll Call 964. (H.R. 4173) On the Schakowsky of Illinois amendment that required additional regulatory review of “reverse mortgage” lenders to protect senior citizens from abusive lending practices Dec 11, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 735. (H. Res. 766) A bill to maintain the 2010 premium payments, for the portion of Medicare that covers physicians? services, home health care services, and many outpatient services, at their 2009 levels - - on a resolution permitting the House to debate the bill under procedures that would not allow amendments to be offered to it Sep 24, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 640. (H. Res. 673) Legislation providing 2010 fiscal year funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education -- on agreeing to the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Jul 24, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 189. (H.Con. Res. 85) On approval of the fiscal year 2010 budget proposed by the Republican Study Committee Apr 02, 2009. N N W
Roll Call 643. HR 3043. (Fiscal 2008 Labor, Health, Education spending) Platts of Pennsylvania amendment that would increase funding for the Even Start program and reduce funding for other programs/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 17, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 23. Requiring the federal government to negotiate with drug companies for the prices of drugs covered under Medicare (H.R. 4)/On passage Jan 12, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 22. Requiring the federal government to negotiate with drug companies for the prices of drugs covered under Medicare (H.R. 4)/Motion to recommit with instructions to add language that ensures that beneficiaries will not be restricted in their access to prescription drugs and that the negotiations will not result in the price increase of prescription drugs for any group Jan 12, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 88. H. Con. Res. 95. Budget/Vote on Final Passage of Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2006. Mar 17, 2005. Y N L
Roll Call 87. H. Con. Res. 95. Budget/Vote on Amendment to Replace Republican-Drafted Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Resolution with Budget Reflecting Democratic Priorities. Mar 17, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 162. A vote on a Democratic motion to recommit (send back to committee) Republican healthcare legislation (HR 4279), with instructions that none of the bill's tax breaks would be footed by dipping into Social Security Trust Fund monies. May 12, 2004. N Y L
Roll Call 117. A vote on final passage of a pension reform conference report -- the culmination of House and Senate negotiations to reconcile their differing bills - which would allow the bill to pass the House and travel to President Bush's desk for his signature. Apr 02, 2004. Y N L
Roll Call 116. A vote on a Democratic motion offered in protest over their inability to shape a Republican-drafted pension bill (HR 3108) and to send the measure back to its committee of origin for reconsideration. Apr 02, 2004. N Y L
Roll Call 670. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to End Debate on the Final Version of Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 22, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 669. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Final Passage of a Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 22, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 668. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation With Instructions that the Measure Be Amended to Allow the Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada. Nov 22, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 666. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow Consideration of the Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 21, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 665. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow Consideration of the Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation. Nov 21, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 660. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow Same-Day Consideration of a Rule Governing Debate on the Prescription Drug Conference Report. Nov 21, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 659. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Allow the Consideration of a Rule Governing Debate on the Prescription Drug Conference Report. Nov 21, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 650. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Sixth and Final Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 20, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 637. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Fifth of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 19, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 624. H R 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Include Provisions in the Omnibus Conference Report Which Would Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Canadian Prescription Drugs Into the United States. Nov 18, 2003. N Y W
Roll Call 619. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Fourth of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 07, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 615. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Third of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 06, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 599. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Second of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Oct 30, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 573. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/First of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Oct 28, 2003. Close Vote Absent Y L
Roll Call 534. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Create Income Thresholds Which Would Dictate the Amount of Health Coverage Individuals' Receive. Oct 07, 2003. N N W
Roll Call 528. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Oct 01, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 524. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 30, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 522. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 25, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 510. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 23, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 502. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Sep 10, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 485. H.R. 2989. Fiscal 2004 Transportation-Treasury Appropriations/Vote to Prevent the Treasury Department from Finalizing Rules Which Would Encourage Companies to Transition from Defined-Benefit to Cash Balance Pension Plans. Sep 09, 2003. Y Y W
Roll Call 445. H.R. 2427. Importation of Prescription Drugs/Vote to Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Prescription Drugs. Jul 24, 2003. N Y W
Roll Call 359. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Jul 14, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 348. H.R. 2660. Fiscal 2004 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations/Protest Vote Against Spending Bill Which Fails to Fully-Fund Education and Other Domestic Programs. Jul 10, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 347. H.R. 2660. Fiscal 2004 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations/Protest Vote Against Spending Bill Which Fails to Fully-Fund Education and Other Domestic Programs. Jul 10, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 332. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Provide Seniors With Drug Coverage Through the Private Sector Rather Than Through the Medicare Program. Jun 26, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 331. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Seniors With Drug Coverage Through the Private Sector Rather Than Through the Medicare Program. Jun 26, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 330. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Democratic Substitute Bill Which Would Provide Prescription Drug Coverage Though the Medicare Program (Rather Than the Private Sector) and Would Not Contain Any Gaps In Drug Coverage. Jun 26, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 328. H.R. 2596. Medical Savings Accounts/Vote to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable By Creating Tax Incentives to Encourage Individuals to Save in Anticipation of Future Health Care Needs. Jun 26, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 322. H.R. 1, H.R. 2596. Prescription Drug Benefit and Medical Savings Accounts/Vote on Rules of Debate on Two Bills: One Would Create a Voluntary, Privately-Run Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries and the Other Would Create Medical Savings Accounts. Jun 26, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 321. H.R. 1, H.R. 2596. Prescription Drug Benefit and Medical Savings Accounts/Vote to Allow Consideration of Two Bills: One Would Create a Voluntary, Privately-Run Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries and the Other Would Create Medical Savings Accounts. Jun 26, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 189. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Passage of a Bill Intending to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts Which Failed to Extend Those Rules to Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 188. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Intending to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts Which Failed to Extend Those Rules to Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 187. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Vote on Democratic Substitute Measure to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts and Restrict Overly-Generous Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 186. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Intending to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts Which Failed to Extend Those Rules to Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 101. H.R. 743. Social Security Fraud/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Revoke Social Security Benefits for Retired Public Employees in Texas and Georgia. Apr 02, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 100. H.R. 743. Social Security Fraud/Vote to Eliminate a Provision in Bill to Revoke Social Security Benefits for Retired Public Employees in Texas and Georgia. Apr 02, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 99. H.R. 743. Social Security Fraud/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Revoke Social Security Benefits for Retired Public Employees in Texas and Georgia. Apr 02, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 18. H J Res 18. Continuing Resolution/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Continuing Resolution to Extend Government Funding at Previous Year's Level with Committee Instructions to Increase Medicare Reimbursement Rates at Rural Hospitals. Feb 05, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 441. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote to Table (Kill) a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Complete Its Work on Funding the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure. Oct 03, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 434. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote to Table (Kill) a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Speed the Approval Process of Generic (Less Expensive) Drugs. Oct 02, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 415. H. Res. 544. Sense of the House Resolution/Passage of a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Pass Republican Pension Benefits Legislation. Sep 25, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 414. H. Res. 540. Sense of the House Resolution/Passage of a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Pass Republican Pension Benefits Legislation. Sep 25, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 413. H. Res. 547. Sense of the House Resolution/Vote to Allow Consideration of Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Adopt Republican Legislation in Areas of Employee Pensions, Tax Relief for Married Couples, and Pension Benefits. Sep 25, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 351. H.R. 4946. Long-Term Health Care/Motion to Suspend House Rules and Pass a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Wealthy Seniors Enrolled in Long-Term Health Plans. Jul 25, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 339. HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Restrict Funding to Implement Tax Breaks for Private Companies. Jul 24, 2002. Y Y W
Roll Call 282. HR 4954. Prescription Drug Coverage/Final Passage of Bill to Offer Seniors' a Prescription Drug Benefit Through Unregulated Private Insurance Plans Rather than Medicare. Jun 27, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 281. HR 4954. Prescription Drug Coverage/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Offer Seniors' a Prescription Drug Benefit Through Unregulated Private Insurance Plans Rather than Medicare. Jun 27, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 280. HR 4954. Prescription Drug Coverage/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Offer Seniors' a Prescription Drug Benefit Through Unregulated Private Insurance Plans Rather than Medicare. Jun 27, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 218. HR 2143. Repealing the Estate Tax-Motion to Recommit. Jun 06, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 92. HR 3762. Pension Reform/Final Passage of a Bill Which Allowed Executives to Own a Greater Share of Pension Money and Required the Diversification of Employee Pension Plans. Apr 11, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 91. HR 3762. Pension Reform/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Which Allowed Executives to Own a Greater Share of Pension Money and Required the Diversification of Employee Pension Plans. Apr 11, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 90. HR 3762. Pension Reform/Vote on Democratic Version of Pension Reform Bill Designed to Provide Employees with More Protections than Republican Measure. Apr 11, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 88. HR 3762. Pension Reform/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill Which Allowed Executives to Own a Greater Share of Pension Money and Required the Diversification of Employee Pension Plans. Apr 11, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 87. HR 3762. Pension Reform/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Which Allowed Executives to Own a Greater Share of Pension Money and Required the Diversification of Employee Pension Plans. Apr 11, 2002. Y N L