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Roll Call 58. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment requiring most of the steel and iron used to build a controversial oil pipeline be produced in North America Feb 15, 2012. N Y L
Roll Call 397. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would prohibit funding provided by a Homeland Security bill from being allocated to over 300 community organizations which supporters of the amendment contended had some affiliation with ACORN. (ACORN was a coalition of community-based groups that advocated on behalf of the poor which had come under fire from conservatives who had alleged that the group had perpetrated voter fraud.) Jun 02, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 348. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have required the Defense Department to ensure that all Defense contractors at military installations in the United States set aside 40 percent their subcontracting work for local qualified subcontractors (subcontractors within 60 miles of the military installation). May 25, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 346. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have authorized the Defense Department to consider domestic employment as a factor when awarding contracts to outside companies. May 25, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 198. (H.R. 839) Final passage of legislation eliminating the Home Assistance Modification Program (HAMP), which helped homeowners facing foreclosure to modify their home mortgage loans. Mar 29, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 196. (H.R. 839) On an amendment that would have listed the number of home mortgages in each state that were modified by the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). HAMP was a federal initiative that helped homeowners facing foreclosure to modify their home mortgage loans. Mar 29, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 195. (H.R. 839) On an amendment that would have required the Treasury Department to carry out a study identifying which aspects of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) were successful. HAMP was a federal initiative that helped homeowners facing foreclosure to modify their home mortgage loans. Mar 29, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 194. (H.R. 839) On an amendment detailing a number of Republican criticisms of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), a federal initiative which Republicans sought to eliminate—and which helped homeowners facing foreclosure to modify their home mortgage loans. For example, the amendment noted that while the program was intended to help 3 to 4 million homeowners, only 607,600 mortgage modifications had been made thus far. Mar 29, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 147. (H.R. 1) Final passage of legislation funding the federal government through September 2011 and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for government programs, including food stamps (which provide nutritional assistance to the poor), community health centers, Pell Grants for low–income college students, and funding for state job training programs Feb 19, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 39. (H.R. 1) Legislation funding the federal government through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for government programs, including food stamps (which provide nutritional assistance to the poor), community health centers, Pell Grants for low–income college students, and funding for state job training programs – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Feb 15, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 38. (H.R. 1) Legislation funding the federal government through September 2011 and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for government programs, including food stamps (which provide nutritional assistance to the poor), community health centers, Pell Grants for low–income college students, and funding for state job training programs – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Feb 15, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 19. (H. Res. 38) On a motion that would have prohibited the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that have outsourced American jobs overseas. Jan 25, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 647. (H.R. 4853) Final passage of legislation extending income tax cuts (which were enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush) for two years, and extending (for one year) unemployment compensation for laid-off workers who had exhausted their benefits Dec 16, 2010. Y N L
Roll Call 579. (H.R. 6419) Final passage of legislation extending unemployment compensation for laid-off workers whose benefits had expired Nov 18, 2010. N Y L
Roll Call 548. (H.R. 847, H.R. 2701, H.R. 2378) Legislation establishing a health program for 9/11 rescue workers who became ill as a result of their rescue efforts following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; separate legislation authorizing annual funding for U.S. intelligence agencies; as well as a third bill that would enable the federal government to impose tariffs on countries that undervalue their currencies – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to all three bills Sep 29, 2010. Y Y W
Roll Call 547. (H.R. 847, H.R. 2701, H.R. 2378) Legislation establishing a health program for 9/11 rescue workers who became ill as a result of their rescue efforts following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; separate legislation authorizing annual funding for U.S. intelligence agencies; as well as a third bill that would enable the federal government to impose tariffs on countries that undervalue their currencies (such tariffs were intended to make U.S. exports more competitive) – On bringing to a final vote a resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to all three bills Sep 29, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 486. (H.R. 5893) Legislation providing roughly $9 billion in infrastructure investment programs (programs intended to create jobs through the construction of things like roads and bridges) and approximately $3.5 billion for employment assistance programs for low-income families – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill Jul 29, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 398. (H.R. 5618) Passage of legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers whose benefits had expired Jun 29, 2010. N Y L
Roll Call 375. (H.R. 5297) Passage of legislation establishing a “Small Business Lending Fund,” and authorizing the Treasury Department to make up to $30 billion of capital investments in banks with total assets of $10 billion or less Jun 17, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 324. (H.R. 4213) Passage of legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers through November 30, 2010, extending through 2010 tax credits for small businesses, and extending through 2012 a bonds program that offers state and local governments to invest in infrastructure. May 28, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 323. (H.R. 4213) On a resolution setting the terms for floor debate and prohibiting amendments to legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers through November 30, 2010, as well as allowing a separate vote on blocking a 21% cut in Medicare payments to physicians scheduled to take effect on June 1. May 28, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 322. (H.R. 4213) On an amendment eliminating a provision in legislation intended to help laid-off workers that extended health benefits for jobless Americans. The amendment also divided the bill into two separate sections, each to be voted on separately (One section blocked a 21% cut in Medicare payments to physicians, and the other section contained the rest of the bill.) May 28, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 321. (H.R. 4213) On bringing to a final vote a resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers through November 30, 2010, and blocking a 21% cut in Medicare payments to physicians scheduled to take effect on June 1. May 28, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 255. (H.R. 5019) Passage of legislation authorizing rebates for energy efficient renovations in private residences, including a rebate of up to $3,000 for homeowners who make their houses 20% more energy efficient May 06, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 254. (H.R. 5019) On an amendment to a home energy efficiency bill that would eliminate a loan program providing loans for home energy efficiency improvements, eliminate a provision providing $12 million for advertising home energy efficiency programs to the public, and require all the programs authorized by the bill to expire if they were projected to increase the federal budget deficit. May 06, 2010. Y N L
Roll Call 253. (H.R. 5019) On an amendment to a home energy efficiency bill that would have eliminated a provision in the legislation providing $12 million for advertising energy efficiency programs to the public. May 06, 2010. Y N W
Roll Call 252. (H.R. 5019) On an amendment to a home energy efficiency bill that would have eliminated a provision allowing the government to use funds collected from repaid loans (for energy efficiency home renovations) to make new loans May 06, 2010. Y N W
Roll Call 249. (H.R. 5019) Legislation authorizing rebates for energy efficient renovations in private residences – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill May 06, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 211. (H.R. 4851) Final passage of legislation extending unemployment compensation and health insurance for laid-off workers, and blocking a 21% cut in Medicare payments to physicians Apr 15, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 186. (H.R. 4899) Passage of legislation providing $5.1 billion to aid communities affected by natural disasters, and $600 million for a summer youth jobs program Mar 24, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 185. (H.R. 4899) Legislation providing $5.1 billion to aid communities affected by natural disasters, and $600 million for a summer youth jobs program -- On tabling (killing) an effort to appeal the chair's ruling that an amendment using funds from the economic stimulus law to pay for new spending in the disaster relief bill violated House rules Mar 24, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 182. (H.R. 4849) Passage of legislation providing small businesses with tax incentives intended to spur job creation and expanding a bond program for infrastructure projects Mar 24, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 179. (H.R. 4899) Legislation providing $5.1 billion to aid communities affected by natural disasters, and $600 million for a summer youth jobs program -- On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill Mar 24, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 173. (H.R. 4849) Legislation providing small businesses with tax incentives intended to spur job creation and expanding a bond program for infrastructure projects -- On a resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 23, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 172. (H.R. 4849) Legislation providing small businesses with tax incentives intended to spur job creation and expanding a bond program for infrastructure projects -- On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 23, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 167. (H.R. 4872) Passage of a bill making a number of changes to major health care legislation, including delaying the implementation of a tax on high-cost health insurance plans until 2018 Mar 21, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 165. (H.R. 3590) On passage of legislation making major changes to the national health care system, including expanding health coverage to uninsured Americans Mar 21, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 163. (H.R. 3590, H.R. 4872) Legislation making major changes to the national health care system, including expanding health coverage to uninsured Americans -- On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments Mar 21, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 162. (H.R. 3590, H.R. 4872) Legislation making major changes to the national health care system, including expanding health coverage to uninsured Americans -- On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments Mar 21, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 160. (H.R. 3590, H.R. 4872) Legislation making major changes to the national health care system, including expanding health coverage to uninsured Americans -- On a "question of consideration," or determining whether the House would bring up the resolution allowing the chamber to debate the health care legislation Mar 21, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 159. (H.R. 3590, H.R. 4872) Legislation making major changes to the national health care system, including expanding health coverage to uninsured Americans -- On a "question of consideration," or determining whether the House would bring up the resolution allowing the chamber to debate the health care legislation Mar 21, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 90. (H.R. 2847) Passage of legislation intended to aid job creation through tax credits and highway construction funding Mar 04, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 88. (H.R. 2847) Legislation intended to aid job creation through tax credits and highway construction funding -- On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 04, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 87. (H.R. 2847) Legislation intended to aid job creation through tax credits and highway construction funding -- On bringing to a final vote a resolution outlining the terms for debate on the bill Mar 04, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 991. (H.R. 2847) On passage of legislation redirecting funds previously used to bail out distressed major financial institutions to economic stimulus programs; the legislation also provided fiscal year 2010 funding for the Departments of Defense and Commerce, the Justice Department and various other government agencies Dec 16, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 275. (H.Res.457) The Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009 expanding access to business counseling, training and networking to small business owners - - on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill May 20, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 274. (H.Res. 457) Legislation expanding access to business counseling, training and networking to small business owners - - on a moving to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill. May 20, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 192. (H.Con. Res. 85) On passage of the fiscal year 2010 budget resolution. Apr 02, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 190. (H.Con. Res. 85) On approval of the fiscal year 2010 budget proposed by the Congressional Black Caucus Apr 02, 2009. N Y L
Roll Call 188. (H.Con. Res. 85) On approval of the fiscal year 2010 budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus Apr 02, 2009. N Y L
Roll Call 104. (H.R.1106) On passage of a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 103. (H.R. 1106) On a motion to send back to committee a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009. Y N W
Roll Call 100. (H.R. 1106) On the Lofgren of California amendment to expand the ability of bankruptcy judges to adjust home mortgages, which was offered to a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 97. (H. Res. 205) Legislation intended to reduce the number of mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit - - on passage of the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Mar 05, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 70. (H.R. 1) On passage of the legislation funding the economic stimulus package developed in response to the severe economic downturn of 2008-2009. Feb 13, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 68. (H.R. 1) Legislation funding the economic stimulus package developed in response to the severe economic downturn of 2008 and 2009 - - on a procedural vote to determine whether the House should take up the bill Feb 13, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 67. (H. Res, 168) Legislation funding the economic stimulus package developed in response to the severe economic downturn of 2008 and 2009 - - on the rule providing for the terms under which the House could debate the bill Feb 13, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 66. (H.Res. 168) Legislation funding the economic stimulus package developed in response to the severe economic downturn of 2008 and 2009 - - on the procedural question of whether the House should immediately vote on the resolution permitting it to debate the bill Feb 13, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 45. H.R.1. Economic stimulus /Motion to recommit with instructions to add $60 billion in additional highway and water project funding, and to eliminate $164 billion in other funding. Jan 28, 2009. 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 85. H. Con. Res. 95. Budget/Vote on Amendment to Replace Republican-Drafted Budget with Budget Reflecting Priorities of Congressional Black Caucus Mar 17, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 64. H.R. 3. Surface Transportation/Vote on Motion to Recommit with Instructions Bill Reauthorizing the Nation's Surface Transportation Laws. Mar 10, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 48. H.R. 27. Jobs/Vote on Passage of Bill to Reauthorize Federal Job-Training Programs. Mar 02, 2005. Y N L
Roll Call 47. H.R. 27. Jobs/Procedural Vote on Motion to Recommit to Committee with Instructions a Bill to Reauthorize Federal Job-Training Programs. Mar 02, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 45. H.R. 27. Jobs/Vote on Amendment to Allow Use of "Personal Reemployment Accounts" to Obtain Capital Needed to Start a Small Business Mar 02, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 44. H.R. 27. Jobs/Vote on Amendment to Remove All Provisions Relating to Youth from the Bill to Reauthorize Federal Job-Training Programs Mar 02, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 42. H.Res. 126. Jobs/Procedural Vote to Proceed to Consideration of H.R. 27, a Bill to Reauthorize Federal Job-Training Programs. Mar 02, 2005. Y N L
Roll Call 115. In a show of protest by Democrats over the Congress' lack of legislative accomplishments, Democrats requested this vote on passage of a customary resolution (H Con Res 404) offered by Republicans that would permit the House and Senate to adjourn for the chambers' two-week-long April recess. Apr 02, 2004. Y N L
Roll Call 18. H.R. 3030. Community Services Block Grants/Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits to Jobless Americans by Six Months. Feb 04, 2004. Y Y W
Roll Call 677. H. Res. 474. Disapproval of Conduct. Dec 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 676. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of an Omnibus Spending Bill to Fund the Operation of Government in 2004. Dec 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 675. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Dec 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 674. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Motion to Proceed to a Vote on the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Dec 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 673. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on a Resolution Which Would Waive the Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Enacting the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Spending Bill on the Same Day that the Rules Were Reported From the House Rules Committee. Dec 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 672. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Motion to Proceed to a Vote on a Resolution Which Would Waive the Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Enacting the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Spending Bill on the Same Day that the Rules Were Reported From the House Rules Committee. Dec 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 293. H.R. 1528. Tax Filing Changes/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Streamline Tax Collection Which Would Weaken Health Protections for Unemployed Workers. Jun 19, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 292. H.R. 1528. Tax Filing Changes/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Streamline Tax Collection Which Would Weaken Health Protections for Unemployed Workers. Jun 19, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 291. H.R. 1528. Tax Filing Changes/Vote on Democratic Substitute Bill to Streamline Tax Collection Which Would Maintain Health Protections for the Unemployed, Expand the Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families, and Revoke Tax Breaks to U.S. Firms That Relocate Overseas. Jun 19, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 222. H.R. 2185. Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Republican-Drafted Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits to a Limited Number of Jobless Workers. May 22, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 214. H.R. 2185. Unemployment Benefits/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Republican-Drafted Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits to a Limited Number of Jobless Workers. May 22, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 213. H.R. 2185. Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Republican-Drafted Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits to a Limited Number of Jobless Workers. May 22, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 191. H.R. 1527. NTSB Reauthorization/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits to Jobless Workers. May 15, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 180. H.R. 2. Tax Reductions/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Effort to Recommit to Committee a Bill Containing $550 Billion in Tax Cuts That Mainly Benefit Wealthy Individuals Which Would Reduce Federal Revenue and Likely Necessitate Cuts in Domestic Spending. May 09, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 174. H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Federal Assistance for Job Training Programs and Allow Providers of Job Training to Discriminate By Using an Individual's Religion as a Factor in Hiring Decisions. May 08, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 112. H.R. 1559. Fiscal 2003 War Supplemental/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Include More Generous Senate Language Regarding Unemployment Benefits for Displaced Airline Workers During Conference Committee Negotiations with the Senate. Apr 08, 2003. Y Y W
Roll Call 6. S 23. Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Recommit to Committee With Instructions to Extend Unemployment Benefits From Thirteen Weeks to Twenty-Six Weeks. Jan 08, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 5. S 23. Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Allow Consideration and Adopt Rules of Debate on a Republican-Drafted Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits for a Limited, Thirteen Week Duration. Jan 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 480. H.R. 5063. Welfare and Unemployment Benefits/Vote on Rules of Debate to Limit Extension of Welfare and Unemployment Benefits to Current, But Not New, Jobless Workers. Nov 14, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 479. H.R. 5063. Welfare and Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Limit Extension of Welfare and Unemployment Benefits to Current, But Not New, Jobless Workers. Nov 14, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 51. HR 3090. Federal Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits and Provide Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses. Mar 07, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 49. H Res 354. Suspension of the Rules/Vote to Allow Privileged Consideration of a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Insurance Which Included Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses. Mar 06, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 38. HR 622. Unemployment Benefits and Economic Stimulus/Vote on a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits and Provide Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses. Feb 14, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 37. HR 622. Extending Unemployment Benefits/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits and Provide Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses. Feb 14, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 36. HR 622. Extending Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Extend Federal Unemployment Benefits and Provide Numerous Tax Breaks for Businesses. Feb 14, 2002. Y N L