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Roll Call 191. (H.R. 3523) On an amendment to ensure a cybersecurity bill could not be used as justification for the U.S. government to restrict internet access or for an employer to ask job applicants to disclose their passwords for Facebook and other social media sites Apr 26, 2012. N Y L
Roll Call 458. (H.R. 2112) On a motion that would have increased funding by $11.8 million for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Jun 16, 2011. N Y L
Roll Call 446. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to finalize data swap reporting rules (disclosure rules governing the trading of financial information between companies) one year prior to issuing final regulations on block trading (in which one business can privately trade shares of a company with another business) Jun 16, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 404. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would prohibit federal agencies from requiring a company seeking a federal contract to disclose political contributions as a condition of being considered for that contract. Jun 02, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 347. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that prohibited federal agencies from requiring a company seeking a federal contract to disclose political contributions as a condition of being considered for that contract May 25, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 207. (H.R.658) On an amendment blocking new federal regulation of lithium battery shipments. The amendment contained also contained a completely separate provision shielding airlines and airports from negligence lawsuits relating to their safety management systems. Mar 31, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 31. (H. Res. 72) Legislation instructing congressional committees to review existing, pending, and proposed regulations from federal agencies and identify which of those regulations may have been hindering economic growth and job creation – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the measure Feb 10, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 30. (H. Res. 72) Legislation instructing congressional committees to review existing, pending, and proposed regulations from federal agencies and identify which of those regulations may have been hindering economic growth and job creation – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the measure Feb 10, 2011. Y N L
Roll Call 391. (H.R. 5175) Passage of legislation requiring organizations to report all campaign donations over $600 to the Federal Election Commission and prohibiting organizations with a federal government contract worth more than $10 million from working actively for a political candidate or party Jun 24, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 386. (H.R. 5175) Legislation requiring organizations to report all campaign donations over $600 to the Federal Election Commission and prohibiting organizations with a federal government contract worth more than $10 million from working actively for a political candidate or party – On a resolution setting a time limit for floor debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Jun 24, 2010. N Y W
Roll Call 960. (H.R. 4173) On the Kanjorski of Pennsylvania amendment that would have maintained federal audit requirements designed to protect investors for all public companies, regardless of whether they are large or small Dec 11, 2009. N Y L
Roll Call 937. (H.Res. 915) On passage of a resolution encouraging Hungary to respect the rule of law, treat foreign investors fairly, and promote a free and independent press Dec 08, 2009. Y N L
Roll Call 466. (H. Res. 587) A major energy bill containing the “cap-and-trade” plan, which permits ccompanies emitting higher pollution levels than the law would ordinarily allow to continue those emissions by purchasing pollution “credits” from entities emitting lower levels - -on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Jun 26, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 465. (H. Res. 587) A major energy bill containing the “cap-and-trade” plan, which permits ccompanies emitting higher pollution levels than the law would ordinarily allow to continue those emissions by purchasing pollution “credits” from entities emitting lower levels - -on whether the House should move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Jun 26, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 182. (H.R.1664) On passage of the Pay for Performance Act that limited the types executive compensation that could be paid by companies that received federal government financial assistance. Apr 01, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 181. (H.R.1664) On the Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania amendment expanding the types of executive compensation that were prohibited from being paid by companies receiving federal government financial assistance Apr 01, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 180. (H.R.1664) On the Bean of Illinois amendment that would exempt certain companies that had accepted federal financial assistance from the restrictions that had been imposed on executive compensation paid by such companies Apr 01, 2009. Y N L
Roll Call 178. (H.R.1575) Legislation giving the Attorney General the authority to investigate and challenge certain bonuses paid to entities receiving federal “bail out” funds - - on suspending the usual House rules and passing the legislation Apr 01, 2009. N Y L
Roll Call 177. (H. Res. 306) The bill prohibiting excessive compensation by financial institutions assisted by the federal government - - on the resolution providing the terms for debating that bill Apr 01, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 144. (H.Con.Res. 76) A sense of the Congress resolution that salaries of officials of companies receiving federal financial assistance should be limited, and that AIG or its officials should repay the bonuses received by those officials; AIG had recently received federal “bail out” assistance. Mar 19, 2009. N Y L
Roll Call 143. (H.R 1586) On suspending the usual House rules and passing a bill imposing a 90% tax on bonuses given to executives of AIG after the government had “bailed out” the company. Mar 19, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 142. (H.Res. 168) Legislation imposing a 90% tax on bonuses given to executives of AIG, which had recently received federal “bail out” assistance - - on a motion to have an immediate vote on the legislation Mar 19, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 26. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) On passing a bill to set certain conditions on the use of $350 billion allocated to buy certain mortgage assets/On passing the bill Jan 21, 2009. N Y W
Roll Call 642. HR 3043. (Fiscal 2008 labor, health, education spending) Kline of Minnesota amendment that would increase employment standards funding/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 17, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 312. Providing for the consideration (H. Res. 383) of legislation to increase opportunities for participation by small business in federal contracting (H.R. 1873)/On adoption of the rule May 09, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 262. Expanding the number of federal loan programs available to small businesses (H.R. 1332)/Motion to recommit with instructions make small businesses determined by the Small Business Administration to have been adversely affected by the minimum wage hike eligible for federal loans Apr 25, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 244. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/On passage Apr 20, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 243. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Motion to recommit with instructions to clarify the nonbinding nature of the vote Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 242. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) amendment to require a study on whether the requirement would hinder a publicly traded company's ability to compete for executive candidates; if the study found that it did, the shareholder vote would not be required Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 241. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) amendment that would exempt companies that tie executive pay to performance Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 240. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) substitute that would replace the legislation with statement by the House that the SEC's rulemaking on executive pay was adequate Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 239. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) amendment to require pension plans to reveal to their beneficiaries how they voted Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 238. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) amendment to exempt companies whose directors are elected by a majority vote of the shareholders Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 237. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) amendment to require shareholder votes on executive compensation packages only when pay exceeds the industry average by 10 percent Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 236. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) amendment to prohibit shareholders' votes from being counted if they spent money trying to influence the votes of others without disclosure Apr 20, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 220. Providing for the consideration of legislation to require publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H. Res. 301)/On adoption of the rules package Apr 18, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 219. Providing for the consideration of legislation to require publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H. Res. 301)/On ordering the previous question (ending debate and preventing amendment) Apr 18, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 118. H.R. 800 The Employee Free Choice Act/On passage Mar 01, 2007. Y Y W
Roll Call 117. H R 800 The Employee Free Choice Act/On motion to recommit with instructions Mar 01, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 113. H. Res. 203 Providing for the consideration of H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act/On agreeing to the resolution Mar 01, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 112. H. Res. 203 Providing for the consideration of H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act/On ordering the previous question Mar 01, 2007. N Y W
Roll Call 108. H.R. 556 (National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act), McCaul of Texas amendment to require annual reporting on the number of jobs in the United States related to foreign investment/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 28, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 107. H.R. 556 (National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act), McCaul of Texas amendment to require annual reporting on the amount of regulation in the United States compared to other countries/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 28, 2007. Y N W
Roll Call 106. H.R. 556 (National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act), McCaul of Texas amendment to require annual reporting on the effective rate of taxation on entrepreneurs and businesses compared to other countries/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 28, 2007. Y N W
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 38. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. Y N L
Roll Call 37. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Procedural Vote on Motion to Commit with Instructions Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. N Y L
Roll Call 36. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Conyers Substitute Amendment to Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. 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 54. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Shield the Fast Food Industry from Lawsuits Alleging that the Consumption of Fast Food Caused Weight-Related Health Problems Among Consumers. Mar 10, 2004. Y N L
Roll Call 51. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote to Exclude Corporations That Illegally Sell Downed Animal Meat to Humans from the Legal Protections Contained in the Underlying Bill. Mar 10, 2004. N Y L
Roll Call 531. H.R. 2660. Fiscal 2004 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Strike Administration-Drafted Rules Which Would Deny Overtime Pay to Certain Classes of Workers. Oct 02, 2003. Y Y W
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 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 272. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Passage of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. N N L
Roll Call 271. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 270. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote on a Democratic Substitute Measure Designed to Insure Timely Access to Justice for Victims of Corporate Fraud or Misconduct By Maintaining State Involvement in Class Action Lawsuits. Jun 12, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 269. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Strike a Provision in Bill Which Prevents States From Enforcing Their Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws in Class Action Cases. Jun 12, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 268. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Prevent U.S. Corporations From Merging With Foreign Companies As a Way to Avoid Culpability for Illegal Actions. Jun 12, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 266. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 265. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 257. H.R. 2115. FAA Reauthorization/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Reauthorize Federal Spending for the Federal Aviation Administration and Privatize Air-Traffic Control Functions. Jun 11, 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 71. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote to Require Bankrupt Corporations to File for Bankruptcy Protection in the District Court with Jurisdiction Over the Corporation's Principle Place of Business. Mar 19, 2003. N Y L
Roll Call 10. H J Res 1, H J Res 2. Continuing Resolutions/Vote Table (Kill) an Effort to Recommit to Committee Two Continuing Resolutions to Extend Government Funding at Previous Year's Level with Committee Instructions to Add Funding for Homeland Security Protections and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jan 08, 2003. Y N L
Roll Call 473. H J Res 124. Continuing Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Fund Government at Previous Year's Levels Rather than Find Compromise Solution on New Spending Priorities. Nov 13, 2002. N Y 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 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 313. HR 5093. Regulating Corporate Fraud/Motion to Instruct Conferees to Adopt More Stringent Senate Language When Drafting Conference Report. Jul 17, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 248. HR 4931. Pension Tax Incentives/Final Passage of a Bill to Create a Complex Set of Tax Incentives for Pension Contributions that Fails to Address Issues of Corporate Corruption Involving Employee Pension Accounts. Jun 21, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 247. HR 4931. Pension Tax Incentives/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Create a Complex Set of Tax Incentives for Pension Contributions that Fails to Address Issues of Corporate Corruption Involving Employee Pension Accounts. Jun 21, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 246. HR 4931. Pension Tax Incentives/Vote on Democratic Version of Bill to Install Safeguards Against Corporate Corruption Involving Employee Pension Accounts. Jun 21, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 245. HR 4931. Pension Tax Incentives/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Create a Complex Set of Tax Incentives for Pension Contributions that Fails to Address Issues of Corporate Corruption Involving Employee Pension Accounts. Jun 21, 2002. Y N L
Roll Call 120. HR 2871. Export-Import Bank/Vote to Eliminate U.S. Subsidies to Large Corporations That Layoff More U.S. Workers than Foreign Workers. May 01, 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
Roll Call 83. HR 3925. Technology Workers Exchange Program/Vote to Prevent Private Workers Temporarily Employed in the Public Sector From Stealing Trade Secrets From the Federal Government. Apr 10, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 62. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Final Passage of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Mar 13, 2002. N N L
Roll Call 61. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Mar 13, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 60. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Reaffirm Jurisdiction of State Courts in Class Action Lawsuits. Mar 13, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 59. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Reaffirm Jurisdiction of State Courts in Class Action Lawsuits in Cases Where the Defendant Destroyed, Falsified, or Altered Material Evidence. Mar 13, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 58. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Reaffirm Jurisdiction of State Courts in Class Action Lawsuits in Cases Where a Company Incorporates Overseas for Purposes of Avoiding Prosecution in State Courts. Mar 13, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 57. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Allow State Courts to Adjudicate Class Action Lawsuits Involving Antitrust and Consumer Protection Violations. Mar 13, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 56. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Hold Corporations Accountable for Withholding or Shredding Documents Related to a Class Action Lawsuit. Mar 13, 2002. N Y L
Roll Call 55. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Mar 13, 2002. Y N L