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  • Dec. 4, 2015 — Became Public Law, PL 114-94, 129 Stat. 1312. Congressional Record p. D1281

  • Dec. 4, 2015 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H10715

  • Dec. 4, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S8633-S8634

  • Dec. 4, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H9018, H9022

  • Dec. 3, 2015 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S8364

  • Dec. 3, 2015Senate Vote 331 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize federal-aid highway and transit programs for five years, through fiscal 2020, at increased levels. It also would reauthorize Amtrak for five years, create a new grant program for nationally significant freight and highway projects, convert the Surface Transportation Program into a block grant program, and require new oil tank cars to be equipped with protective thermal blankets. It would renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank and repeal a provision in the two-year budget deal (PL 114-74) to set a cap on the overall rate of return for private insurers of crop insurance. Offsets include provisions that would: transfer to the Treasury amounts that exceed a certain limit that would be set for the Federal Reserve Surplus Fund, reduce the dividend rate that the Federal Reserve pays member banks, and require the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Adopted (thus cleared for the president) 83-16. Note: By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority requirement for adoption of the conference report to 60 votes. Congressional Record p. S8364

  • Dec. 3, 2015Senate Vote 330 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Motion to Waive
    Inhofe, R-Okla., motion to waive the Flake, R-Ariz., point of order that section 32205, relating to crop insurance payments, exceeds the scope of conference for the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years. Motion agreed to 77-22. Note: A three-fifths majority vote (60) of the total Senate is required to waive Senate Rule 28. Under the rule, a senator may raise a point of order against provisions of a conference report that were not in the bill passed by either chamber. Congressional Record p. S8363-S8364

  • Dec. 3, 2015House Vote 673 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Passage
    Adoption of a conference report to accompany the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (HR 22) that would reauthorize federal-aid highway and transit programs for five years, through FY 2020, at increased funding levels. The bill would transfer over $70 billion from the Treasury's general fund and other funds to cover projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund and to fully fund the measure's estimated $305 billion cost. Further, the bill would reauthorize Amtrak, renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank, and roll back a reduction in the crop insurance program used as an offset in last month's two-year budget deal. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 359-65.

  • Dec. 3, 2015 — Conference report to accompany the bill considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H8988-H9000

  • Dec. 3, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., point of order that section 32205 of the conference report to accompany the bill exceeds the scope of conference, fell when a motion to waive was agreed to. Congressional Record p. S8363-S8364

  • Dec. 3, 2015 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S8357

  • Dec. 3, 2015House Vote 667 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 546) would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany HR 22, the bill that would reauthorize federal-aid highway and transit programs for five years, through FY 2020, at increased funding levels. The bill would transfer over $70 billion from the Treasury's general fund and other funds to cover projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund and to fully fund the measure's estimated $305 billion cost. Further, the bill would reauthorize Amtrak, renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank, and roll back a reduction in the crop insurance program used as an offset in last month's two-year budget deal. Adopted 384-40. Congressional Record p. H8983

  • Dec. 3, 2015House Vote 666 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 546) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany HR 22, the bill that would reauthorize federal-aid highway and transit programs for five years, through FY 2020, at increased funding levels. The bill would transfer over $70 billion from the Treasury's general fund and other funds to cover projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund and to fully fund the measure's estimated $305 billion cost. Further, the bill would reauthorize Amtrak, renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank, and roll back a reduction in the crop insurance program used as an offset in last month's two-year budget deal. Motion agreed to 243-179. Congressional Record p. H8983

  • Dec. 2, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 546, reported to the House as a rule for the conference report to accompany HR 22.

  • Dec. 2, 2015Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Dec. 2, 2015 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Dec. 1, 2015Draft bill text released by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa.

  • Dec. 1, 2015 — Reported to the House by the Conference Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-357Congressional Record p. H8859

  • Dec. 1, 2015 — Conference report filed in the House. Congressional Record p. H8679-H8822

  • Nov. 18, 2015 — Conference committee proceeding held by House and Senate conferees.

  • Nov. 17, 2015 — House conferees named: Reps. Thornberry, R-Texas, Rogers, R-Ala., Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., Upton, R-Mich., Mullin, R-Okla., Pallone, D-N.J., Hensarling, R-Texas, Neugebauer, R-Texas, Waters, D-Calif., Goodlatte, R-Va.Marino, R-Pa., Lofgren, D-Calif., Thompson, R-Pa., LaHood, R-Ill., Grijalva, D-Ariz., Mica, R-Fla., Hurd, R-Texas, Connolly, D-Va., Smith, R-Texas, Comstock, R-Va., Edwards, D-Md., Brady, R-Texas, Reichert, R-Wash., and Levin, D-Mich. Congressional Record p. H8278

  • Nov. 10, 2015Vitter, R-La., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.304, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S7886

  • Nov. 10, 2015Vitter, R-La., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.303, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S7886

  • Nov. 10, 2015Heller, R-Nev., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.303, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S7886

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Senate conferees named: Sens. Inhofe, R-Okla., Thune, R-S.D., Hatch, R-Utah, Murkowski, R-Alaska, Fischer, R-Neb., Barrasso, R-Wyo., Cornyn, R-Texas, Boxer, D-Calif., Brown, D-Ohio, Nelson, D-Fla., Wyden, D-Ore., Durbin, D-Ill., and Schumer, D-N.Y. Congressional Record p. S7887

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., motion to instruct conferees to insist on the implementation of positive train control, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S7887

  • Nov. 10, 2015Senate Vote 304 Truck Minimum Length Limitation — Motion to Instruct
    Wicker, R-Miss., motion to instruct Senate conferees on the bill to insist that the final conference report include language giving the Secretary of Transportation the authority to issue a rule to increase the minimum length limitation that a state may prescribe for a truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination, pending the results of a public safety evaluation known as the Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study. The bill would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs. Motion agreed to 56-31. Congressional Record p. S7886-S7887

  • Nov. 10, 2015Senate Vote 303 Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to disagree in the House amendment to the bill, to agree to the request from the House for a conference, and to authorize the presiding officer to appoint conferees. The bill would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs. Motion agreed to 82-7. Congressional Record p. S7886

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to disagree in the House amendment to the bill, to agree to the request from the House for a conference, and to authorize the presiding officer to appoint conferees, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S7881-S7886

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7881-S7884, S7884-S7887

  • Nov. 5, 2015Rokita, R-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.602, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1601

  • Nov. 5, 2015Hartzler, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.601, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1602-E1603

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.617, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.616, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.615, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.614, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.613, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.612, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.611, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.610, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.609, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.608, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.607, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.605, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.604, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.603, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.602, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.600, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.599, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.598, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.597, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.596, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.595, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.594, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1614

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.593, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.592, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.591, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.590, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.589, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.588, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.587, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.586, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.584, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015S. Jackson Lee, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.583, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8140, E1610

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.617, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.616, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.615, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.614, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.613, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.612, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.611, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.610, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.609, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.608, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.607, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.624, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.624, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.623, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.623, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.622, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.622, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.621, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.621, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.620, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.620, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.619, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.619, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.625, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.625, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015Cole, R-Okla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.625, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H8135

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — House conferees named: Reps. Shuster, R-Pa., Duncan, R-Tenn., Graves, R-Mo., Miller, R-Mich., Crawford, R-Ark., Barletta, R-Pa., Farenthold, R-Texas, Gibbs, R-Ohio, Denham, R-Calif., Ribble, R-Wis., Perry, R-Pa., Woodall, R-Ga., Katko, R-N.Y., Babin, R-Texas, Hardy, R-Nev., Graves, R-La., DeFazio, D-Ore., Norton, D-D.C., Nadler, D-N.Y., Brown, D-Fla., Johnson, D-Texas, Cummings, D-Md., Larsen, D-Wash., Capuano, D-Mass., Napolitano, D-Calif., Lipinski, D-Ill., Cohen, D-Tenn., and Sires, D-N.J. Congressional Record p. H8136

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 625 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Motion to Instruct
    Huffman, D-Calif., motion to instruct House conferees to agree to the provisions of the Senate amendment with respect to the total amount of funding that would be provided annually for fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2021 out of the Highway Trust Fund for surface transportation programs, and to insist on the section of the House amendment relating to adjustments to contract authority. Motion rejected 179-239. Congressional Record p. H8135

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 624 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Motion to Request Conference
    Shuster, R-Pa., motion that the House insist on the House amendment to the Senate amendment and request a conference on a bill (HR 22) that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs. Motion agreed to 371-54. Congressional Record p. H8133-H8134

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House via motion to concur. (Pursuant to H Res 512.) Congressional Record p. H8132-H8133

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 623 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Committee of the Whole Amendments
    Adoption of the amendments adopted in the Committee of the Whole, including an amendment consisting of the text of the surface transportation reauthorization measure (HR 3763) approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, with modifications. That amendment would reauthorize surface transportation programs for six years, with policy provisions including those that would change the Surface Transportation Program into a block grant program, create a new grant program for nationally significant freight and highway projects, and make a number of changes to the environmental review process. Another amendment would liquidate the Federal Reserve's surplus funds and redirect that money to the General Fund. The House amendments did not affect a Senate move to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Adopted 363-64. Note: Subsequently, a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment, with an amendment, was agreed to, pursuant to a rule (H Res 512) providing for further consideration of the Senate amendment. Congressional Record p. H8132

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 622 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Federal Reserve Surplus Funds
    Neugebauer, R-Texas, amendment that would liquidate the Federal Reserve's surplus funds and redirect that money to the General Fund. Future money that would have been deposited in the funds would also be deposited in the General Fund. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 354-72. Congressional Record p. H8131-H8132

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 621 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Low-Volume Vehicle Exemptions
    Burgess, R-Texas, amendment that would exempt low-volume vehicle manufacturers of replica cars from safety and emissions standards. It also would include other provisions related to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-192. Congressional Record p. H8130-H8131

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 620 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Natural Gas Vehicles
    Mullin, R-Okla., amendment that would require the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator to ensure that preference or incentives provided to electric vehicles would also be provided to natural gas vehicles, and to revise regulations as necessary to do so. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 246-178. Congressional Record p. H8130

  • Nov. 5, 2015House Vote 619 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Vehicle Safety Information
    Schakowsky, D-Ill., amendment that would require the Transportation secretary to make the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety databases more publicly accessible and require certain additional information regarding vehicle history to be displayed on used cars for sale. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 176-251. Congressional Record p. H8129-H8130

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Senate amendment considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H8129-H1833

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Mullin, R-Okla. for Upton, R-Mich. amendment no. 22B, adopted by voice vote. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7737-H7740

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Hensarling, R-Texas amendment no. 21B, that would add a Financial Services division to the bill, adopted by voice vote. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7732-H7737

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment no. 20B, that would assign to the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council power to authorize extensions of permitting timetables, up to a total of 50 percent of the time specified in an original timetable, and would enable the Office of Management and Budget to authorize any additional extensions, adopted by voice vote. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7730-H7732

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz. amendment no. 19B, that would remove the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator from the list of individuals who designate a council member to the Federal Permitting Improvement Council, adopted by voice vote. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7730

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Neugebauer, R-Texas amendment no. 18B, that would eliminate the Federal Reserve surplus fund, further proceedings postponed. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7728-H7730

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Burgess, R-Texas amendment no. 17B, that would remove provisions regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concerning vehicle safety, research and development and electronic vehicles, driver privacy, crash avoidance information and tire fuel efficiency, further proceedings postponed. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7726-H7728

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Mullin, R-Okla., amendment no. 16B, that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that in promulgating regulations, any preference or incentive provided to electric vehicles is also provided to natural gas vehicles, further proceedings postponed. (In the legislative day that began on Nov. 4, 2015.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7725-H7726

  • Nov. 4, 2015Webster, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.587, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.593, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.590, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.588, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.587, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.584, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.583, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.592, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.591, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.589, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015J. Larson, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.586, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1593

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.593, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.592, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.591, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.590, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.589, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.586, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.588, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.587, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.584, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Takai, D-Hawaii, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.583, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1590

  • Nov. 4, 2015Babin, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.607, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7712

  • Nov. 4, 2015Babin, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.607, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7712

  • Nov. 4, 2015Engel, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.602, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7689

  • Nov. 4, 2015Cardenas, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.602, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7689

  • Nov. 4, 2015Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.600, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7688

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.617, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.616, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.615, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.614, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.613, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.612, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.611, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.610, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.609, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Loudermilk, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.608, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.611, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7715

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.610, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7715

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.609, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7715

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.608, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7715

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.607, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7715

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.599, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7687

  • Nov. 4, 2015Sinema, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.597, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7653

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Schakowsky, D-Ill. amendment no. 15B, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7723-H7725

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Kinzinger, R-Ill. amendment no. 14B, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7722-H7723

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Williams, R-Texas amendment no. 13B, that would clarify that only rental car companies whose primary business is renting vehicles would be covered by the new requirements regarding recalls in the Senate-passed version of the measure, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7721-H7722

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Foster, D-Ill. amendment no. 12B, that would require the Transportation Department to issue an annual report to Congress detailing how the funds authorized in the measure are divided among states and the amount of revenue contributed from each state to the Highway Trust Fund during the previous fiscal year, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7719-H7720

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Pompeo, R-Kan. amendment no. 11B, that would direct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the amount of non-commercial jet fuel tax revenue that is diverted to the Highway Trust Fund due to the "fuel fraud" tax, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 617 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Rulemaking Data, Studies and Analyses
    Young, R-Iowa, amendment that would require, for each publication in the Federal Register related to a rule that would be required under the measure, the inclusion by the agency of information on which the rule is based, including data, studies and cost-benefit analyses. It also would need to identify how the public can access the information online. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 236-192. Congressional Record p. H7710-H7712, H7718-H7719

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 616 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Economic Harm Allegation
    Westmoreland, R-Ga., amendment that would allow companies to appeal directly to the Export-Import Bank's board of directors regarding an allegation that the company would suffer economic harm from a proposed bank transaction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 129-298. Congressional Record p. H7708-H7710, H7718

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 615 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Fair Value Accounting Principles
    Schweikert, R-Ariz., amendment that would require financial statements of the Export-Import Bank to be in accordance with fair value accounting principles. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 133-295. Congressional Record p. H7707-H7708, H7717-H7718

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 614 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — State-Sponsor of Terrorism Prohibition
    Royce, R-Calif., amendment that would prohibit the Export-Import Bank from providing financing to an entity designated a state-sponsor of terrorism by the secretary of State. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-244. Congressional Record p. H7705-H7707, H7716-H7717

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 613 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Repayment Guarantee from U.S. Company
    Rothfus, R-Pa., amendment that would prohibit the Export-Import Bank from providing financing to a foreign borrower in connection with the export of goods or services by a U.S. company without a guarantee from the company of repayment by the foreign borrower, and a pledge of collateral, in certain percentages specified in the measure. It also would require that the guarantee be senior to any other obligation. Small businesses would be exempt. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 115-313. Congressional Record p. H7703-H7705, H7716

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 612 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Export-Import Bank Financing Distribution
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would require the Export-Import Bank's credit exposure in a single industrial sector to be limited to 20 percent of the bank's total credit exposure. It also would prohibit the bank from issuing financing in a fiscal year if doing so would result in a single person benefitting from more than 10 percent of the total dollar amount of the bank's credit assistance in the fiscal year. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 114-314. Congressional Record p. H7701-H7703, H7715-H7716

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 611 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Treasury Loss Guarantee
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would eliminate the Treasury Department's guarantee of losses at the Export-Import Bank. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 117-308. Congressional Record p. H7699-H7701, H7714-H7715

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 610 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Export-Import Bank Foreign Company Financing
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would prohibit the Export-Import Bank from providing financing to foreign companies that benefit from support from a foreign government if the foreign government's sovereign wealth funds have a value of more than $100 billion. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-308. Congressional Record p. H7697-H7699, H7714

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 609 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Private Sector Financing Denials
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would require recipients of Export-Import Bank financing of more than $10 million to have been denied financing at least twice by the private sector. It also would institute penalties for inaccurate claims made by financing recipients about the availability of competing foreign export financing or private sector financing. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 124-302. Congressional Record p. H7695-H7697, H7713-H7714

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 608 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Export-Import Bank Foreign Competition Standard
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would prohibit the Export-Import Bank from guaranteeing, insuring or extending credit involving transactions that do not meet competition from foreign export credit agencies. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 117-309. Congressional Record p. H76924-H7695, H7712-H7713

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 607 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Export-Import Bank Small Business Set-Aside
    Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would increase by five percent each fiscal year for four years the percent of financing available to the Export-Import Bank that it is required to set aside for small businesses. Absent an increase in the set-aside, the bank would be temporarily barred from issuing guarantees, insurance or credit more than $100 million benefitting one person. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 121-303. Congressional Record p. H7692-H7694, H7712

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Amendment consisting of the text of House Rules Committee print 114-32, as amended, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7692

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Chabot, R-Ohio amendment no. 58A, that would increase penalties relating to commercial motor vehicle safety, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7685-H7686

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., amendment no. 57A, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7684-H7685

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Shuster, R-Pa., en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Shuster offered, en bloc, amendment nos. 30A, 31A, 32A, 33A, 34A, 35A, 36A, 37A, 38A, 39A, 40A, 41A, 42A, 43A, 44A, 45A, 46A, 47A, 48A, 49A, 50A, 51A, 52A, 53A, 54A, 55A, and 56A) Congressional Record p. H7680-H7684

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 606 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — 'Devolution' Sense of Congress
    DeSantis, R-Fla., amendment that would state the sense of Congress that the Transportation secretary should provide a new policy blueprint for the federal role in transportation that would give states the maximum authority for elements of the national surface transportation system that are not the direct purview of the federal government. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 118-310. Congressional Record p. H7678-H7680, H7691-H7692

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Newhouse, R-Wash., amendment no. 27A, that would direct the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to establish a port performance statistics program, with quarterly reports to Congress, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7677-H7678

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 605 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — West Coast Ports Labor Contract Negotiations
    Reichert, D-Wash., amendment that would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the economic impact of the slowdown that occurred during labor contract negotiations at West Coast ports from May 2014 to Feb. 2015, as well as steps taken to resolve the dispute and what other mechanisms are available to the president to avoid disruptions in future labor negotiations at ports. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 200-228. Congressional Record p. H7675-H7677, H7691

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Schweikert, R-Ariz. amendment no. 25A, that would require a Government Accountability Office study on reducing the number of vehicles owned by a covered department and increasing use of ride-sharing services by a covered department, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7675

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Schweikert, R-Ariz. amendment no. 24A, that would create a pilot program for reducing department-owned vehicles and increase use of ride-sharing services, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7674-H7675

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Ribble, R-Wis., amendment no. 23A, that would increase the air-mile radius from 50 air-miles to 75 air-miles for the transportation of construction materials and equipment, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7674

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Johnson, D-Ga., amendment no. 22A, that would remove language that would establish new procedural criteria for a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study on minimum trucking insurance that has begun, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7673-H7674

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 604 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Commercial Vehicles Operated by Drivers Ages 18 to 21
    Lewis, D-Ga., amendment that would remove the provisions for the establishment of a graduated commercial driver's license pilot program and replace it with a requirement for a study to review the safety effects of state laws that allow drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial vehicles. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-248. Congressional Record p. H7672-H7673

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Duncan, R-Tenn., amendment no. 20A, as modified, that would clarify that motor carriers who have not been prioritized for a compliance review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration due to their safe operations are equal in safety status to "satisfactory" rated carriers, withdrawn by unanimous consent. (The Duncan amendment was modified pursuant to a unanimous consent request.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7671-H7672

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Frankel, D-Fla. amendment no. 19A, that would require Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores to remain publicly available during the National Research Council of the National Academies study of the CSA Program that would be required by the measure. It also would add a provision to the new broker-shipper hiring standard that would be created by the measure to prohibit the hiring of "high risk carriers" as defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7671

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Edwards, D-Md. amendment no. 18A, that would give the Transportation Department authority to appoint and oversee the federal board members to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7669-H7671

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Russell, R-Okla. amendment no. 17A, that would prohibit federal financial assistance for any project or activity to establish, maintain, operate or otherwise support a streetcar service, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7668-H7669

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Meng, D-N.Y., amendment no. 16A, that would require the Transportation secretary to revise the crash investigation data collection system to include additional data regarding child restraint systems whenever there are child occupants present in vehicle crashes, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7668

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 603 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Asset-Liability Ratio
    Culberson, R-Texas, amendment that would require local transit entities to have a one to one ratio of current assets to current liabilities to be eligible for federal funding. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 116-313. Congressional Record p. H7666-H7668

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Larsen, D-Wash. amendment no. 13A, as modified, adopted by voice vote. (The Larsen amendment was modified pursuant to a unanimous consent request.) Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7666

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 602 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Prevailing Wage Requirements
    King, R-Iowa, amendment that would bar funds made available by the measure from being used in the implementation, administration, or enforcement of the Davis-Bacon Act's prevailing wage requirements. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-238. Congressional Record p. H7664-H7665

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Heck, D-Wash., amendment no. 11A, that would require the Transportation Department to develop a set of best practices for the installation and maintenance of green storm water infrastructure and assist any state requesting help to develop a storm water management plan, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7663-H7664

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Hahn, D-Calif. amendment no. 10A, that would direct the Transportation secretary to conduct a study of the feasibility, costs and economic impact of burying power lines underground, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7661-H7663

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Aguilar, D-Calif. amendment no. 9A, that would require that the Transportation Department, in coordination with the Defense Department, implement the recommendations of a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report to help veterans transition into civilian jobs driving commercial motor vehicles, including by obtaining commercial driver's license, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7661

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 601 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — State Motor Carrier Employee Laws
    Denham, R-Calif., amendment that would bar states from enacting or enforcing laws or regulationsthat prohibit working to the full extent allowed under federal requirements regarding maximum hours of service for motor carrier employees, or imposing additional obligations on motor carriers if employees work to the full extent allowed under federal requirements. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 248-180. Congressional Record p. H7659-H7661, H7688-H7689

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Denham, R-Calif. amendment no. 8A, adopted by roll call vote, 248-180. Amendment text.

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 600 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Roadside Plant Program
    Hunter, R-Calif., amendment that would establish a 10-state pilot program that would permit the use of live plant materials in roadside maintenance. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-255. Congressional Record p. H7658-H7659, H7687-H7688

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Cartwright, D-Pa. for Grijalva, D-Ariz. amendment no. 6A, that would remove provisions that would modify the environmental review process, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7657-H7658

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 599 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Project Prioritization
    DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would direct states and metropolitan planning organizations to develop publicly available criteria to prioritize transportation projects. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 171-252. Congressional Record p. H7657-H7657, H7687

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Hunter, R-Calif. amendment no. 3A, that would facilitate the supply of domestic aggregate road materials for nationally significant freight and highway projects, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7655-H7656

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Ryan, D-Ohio amendment no. 2A, that would clarify that alternative fuel vehicles are eligible for consideration and use of funding under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7654-H7655

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 598 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 512) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with offsets that would cover three years of projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. It also would provide that upon adoption of further amendments in the House, a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment, as amended, with such further amendment or amendments would be considered as adopted. Adopted 243-183. Congressional Record p. H7653

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 597 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 512) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with offsets that would cover three years of projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Motion agreed to 241-183. Congressional Record p. H7652-H7653

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 596 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Transportation "Megaprojects"
    DeSaulnier, D-Calif., amendment that would require transportation "megaprojects" - those estimated to cost at least $2.5 billion - that receive federal financial assistance to establish a peer review group and a comprehensive risk management plan to identify and monitor elements that could result in cost overruns or project delays. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-257. Congressional Record p. H7651-H7652

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 595 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Vehicle Weight Limit for Hauling Livestock
    Rooney, R-Fla., amendment that would provide for states to allow, by special permit, the operation of vehicles with a gross weight up to 95,000 pounds for hauling livestock. The cost of a permit could not exceed $200 annually. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-240. Congressional Record p. H7651

  • Nov. 4, 2015House Vote 594 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Landscape and Roadside Development Costs
    Hartzler, R-Mo., amendment, as modified, that would eliminate the authority of the Transportation secretary to approve the cost of landscape and roadside development as part of the construction of federal-aid highways. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 172-255. Congressional Record p. H7650-H7651

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Rothfus, R-Pa. amendment no. 40, that would exempt projects to reconstruct any road, highway, railway, bridge, or transit facility damaged by an emergency declared by the state's governor and concurred in by the Homeland Security secretary from environmental reviews, approvals, licensing, and permit requirements under specified laws laid out in the amendment, adopted by voice vote. (Rothfus withdrew his Nov. 3 request for a recorded vote.) Congressional Record p. H7650

  • Nov. 4, 2015 — Senate amendment considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H7650-H7652, H7654, H7654-H7740

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 512, reported to the House as a rule for HR 22.

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Napolitano, D-Calif. amendment no. 45, that would change the degradation standard of an High Occupancy Vehicle lane from maintaining an average operating speed above 45 mph over a consecutive 180-day period during peak hours from 90 percent of the time to 50 percent of the time, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7620-H7621

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — DelBene, D-Wash. amendment no. 44, that would require to be made publicly available a report on the Frontline Workforce Development Program for each fiscal year. The report also would need to include certain information, such as an evaluation of the program, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7619-H7620

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Mica, R-Fla. amendment no. 43, that would bar states from prohibiting the operation of an automobile transporter with a gross weight of 84,000 pounds or less on the Interstate System or qualified Federal aid primary highways designated by the Transportation secretary, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H7619

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Beyer, D-Va., for Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment no. 42, that would remove a federal preemption and restore to states and localities the full right to regulate towing, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7618-H7619

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — DeSaulnier, D-Calif. amendment no. 41, that would establish a peer review group and a comprehensive risk management plan for transportation projects exceeding $2.5 billion, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H7617-H7618

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Rothfus, R-Pa. amendment no. 40, that would exempt projects to reconstruct any road, highway, railway, bridge, or transit facility damaged by an emergency declared by the state's governor and concurred in by the Homeland Security secretary from environmental reviews, approvals, licensing, and permit requirements under specified laws laid out in the amendment, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H7616-H7617

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Rooney, R-Fla. amendment no. 39, that would provide that a state could allow, by special permit, the operation of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 95,000 pounds for the hauling of livestock. The cost of a special permit could not exceed $200 annually for a livestock trailer, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H7615-H7616

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Farenthold, R-Texas amendment no. 38, that would that would allow for only certain trucks with current weight exemptions to be allowed to continue riding at those higher weight exemptions once certain segments of Texas State Highways are converted into Interstate 69, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7615

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Hartzler, R-Mo. amendment no. 37, would eliminate the authority of the Transportation secretary to approve the cost of landscape and roadside development as part of the construction of federal-aid highways, as modified, pending at recess. (The Hartzler amendment was modified pursuant to a unanimous consent request.) Congressional Record p. H7614-H7615

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Calvert, R-Calif. amendment no. 36, that would increase from 10 to 25 the limit on the number of local governments with whom a State can exercise its authority to eliminate duplicated reviews, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7608

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Edwards, D-Md. amendment no. 35, that would make storm water management a priority in the highway design process, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7607-H7608

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 593 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Territorial Highway Program
    Radewagen, R-A.S., amendment that would require the allocation of funds under the territorial highway program to be made according to the quantifiable measures indicative of surface transportation needs of each territory, such as population, land area, or roadway mileage. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 113-310. Congressional Record p. H7606-H7607, H7613-H7614

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Costello, R-Pa. amendment no. 33, that would allow otherwise eligible Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects, which do not meet the minimum $100 million threshold, to qualify for the specific reserved amount as provided in the legislation for such projects that fail to reach that threshold, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7606

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 592 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Small Freight Project Set-Aside
    Brownley, D-Calif., amendment that would increase to 20 percent the set-aside from grants under the nationally significant freight and highways projects program for freight projects carried out on the National Highway Freight Network that do not meet the $100 million cost threshold. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-263. Congressional Record p. H7605-H7606, H7612

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 591 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Project Cost Requirement
    Takano, D-Calif., amendment that would allow the Transportation secretary to regard a program of projects as a single project for purposes of meeting a requirment under the nationally significant freight and highway projects program for estimated project costs to equal or exceed $100 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-248. Congressional Record p. H7604-H7605, H7612

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Lewis, D-Ga. amendment no. 30, that would make construction of Type II noise barriers eligible for funds from the surface transportation block grant program, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H7603-H7604

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 590 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Pipeline Project Safety Review
    Lynch, D-Mass., amendment that would require the Transportation secretary to conduct a safety review of pipeline transportation infrastructure project if requested by a state or tribal government. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-263. Congressional Record p. H7602-H7603, H7611-H7612

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Barletta, R-Pa. amendment no. 28, that would require that all legacy tank cars retrofit for continued Class 3 Flammable Liquid service to receive enhanced top fittings protections for pressure relief valves, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7601-H7602

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Comstock, R-Va. amendment no. 27, that would would clarify the restrictions placed on institutions applying for University Transit Center (UTC) grants and broaden the paragraph on "Focused Research" for regional UTCs. It also would direct the Transportation secretary to develop a five-year transportation research and development strategic plan, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7599-H7601

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Duncan, R-Tenn. amendment no. 26, that would require the Transportation Department to conduct a study on the safety of operations of a double-decker motorcoach equipped with a luggage carrier at the rear of the vehicle, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7599

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Rice, D-N.Y. amendment no. 24, relating to state eligibility for State Graduated Driver Licensing Incentive Grants, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7598-H7599

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., amendment no. 23, that would allow additional states that have passed distracted driving legislation to qualify for incentive grant funding, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7597-H7598

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Blumenauer, D-Ore. amendment no. 22, that would increase the number of states eligible for funding through the nonmotorized National Priority Safety program, and double the funding for that program. To fund this increase, the amendment would decrease funding for certain National Priority Safety programs, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7597

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Sewell, D-Ala., for Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 21, that would require a report on the potential of the Internet of Things to improve transportation services in rural, suburban and urban areas, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7595-H7597

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Sewell, D-Ala., for Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment no. 20, that would require a public safety report to be provided to Congress on the security of locations intended to encourage public use of alternative transportation as well as personal transportation, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7594-H7595

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Welch, D-Vt. amendment no. 19, that would remove the provision that would lower the federal share of projects that provide bicycle access to public transit facilities from 95 percent and 90 percent to 80 percent, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7593-H7594

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Johnson, D-Texas amendment no. 18 that would eliminate the Transportation Department's authority to redistribute unallocated TIFIA funds, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7593

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Scott, D-Va. amendment no. 17, that would include a sense of Congress that the Transportation Department should use modeling and simulation technology to analyze federally-funded highway and public transit projects to ensure that these projects will increase transportation capacity and safety, alleviate congestion, reduce travel time and environmental impact and are as cost-effective as practicable, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7592-H7593

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — DeSaulnier, D-Calif. amendment no. 16, that would direct the Transportation Department to study methods to identify roadside highway safety hardware devices to improve data collected on the devices, as needed for in-service evaluation of the devices, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7592

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 589 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Tourism Committee
    Brown, D-Fla., amendment that would require the establishment of a National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure to advise the Transportation secretary on infrastructure issues and funding needs related to the use of the intermodal transportation network in facilitating travel and tourism, identify critical transportation facilities and corridors, and other duties. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 216-207. Congressional Record p. H7590-H7592, H7610-H7611

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 588 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Truck Weight Limits
    Ribble, R-Wis., amendment that would allow states to permit trucks on their Interstate highways that exceed the current weight limit of 80,000 pounds. Trucks would need to be equipped with a sixth axle and could not exceed a gross weight of 91,000 pounds. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 187-236. Congressional Record p. H7587-H7590, H7610

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Mullin, R-Okla. amendment no. 13, that would allow bridge work to be done despite the presence of nesting swallows if the bridge has a condition rating of three or less until a rulemaking has occurred, and would direct the Interior secretary to promulgate a rulemaking to allow for bridge work under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7586-H7587

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Hanna, R-N.Y. amendment no. 12 that would add a sense of Congress that the engineering industry provides critical technical expertise, innovation and local expertise to federal and state agencies to efficiently deliver surface transportation projects, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7586

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Guinta, R-N.H. amendment no. 11, that would require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress that describes the cost to the Federal Highway Administration of compliance with federal statutes and regulations, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7585-H7586

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Gibson, R-N.Y. amendment no. 10 that would direct the Transportation secretary to develop a comprehensive strategy to address "structurally deficient" and "functionally obsolete" bridges, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7585

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Gibbs, R-Ohio amendment no. 9 that would require the Transportation secretary to study the methods states use to procure culvert and storm sewer materials, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7584-H7585

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Fleischmann, R-Tenn. amendment no. 8, that would encourage the use of durable, resilient and sustainable materials and practices, including geosynthetic materials, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7584

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Massie, R-Ky. amendment no. 7, that would allow the General Services Administration to install electric car charging stations on federal properties for use by employees, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7582-H7584

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Babin, R-Texas amendment no. 6 that would designate the Central Texas Corridor as the future Interstate route I-14, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7582

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 587 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Environmental Review Tracking
    Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would specify that a website required under the bill that would make publicly available the status of infrastructure projects that require environmental review would need to include the total number of environmental reviews that were initiated and the total average cost and time to conduct environmental reviews. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 196-225. Congressional Record p. H7581-H7582, H7609-H7610

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Walden, R-Ore. amendment no. 3, that would clarify that areas within National Scenic Areas would be eligible for federal funding under Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7580-H7581

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 586 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Shared Use Mobility Projects
    Swalwell, D-Calif., amendment that would expand the eligibility of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program to include projects that use innovative mobility technologies to provide alternatives to driving alone, such as bikeshare and carpool programs, that are shown to reduce vehicle miles travelled or improve air quality. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 181-237. Congressional Record p. H7579-H7580, H7608-H7609

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Shuster, R-Pa. amendment no. 1 that would make technical corrections, including removing provisions regarding the extension of implementation deadlines for positive train control, adding propane to the alternative fuels that must be considered for alternative fuel corridors, and reducing the set-aside for the Coast Guard to expend for the salaries of personnel involved in boating safety, agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H7413-H7579

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Senate amendment considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H7412-H7621

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 584 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 507) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with offsets that would cover three years of projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. As amended, the rule would make 45 amendments in order. The rule also would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of Nov. 5, 2015 relating to a measure authorizing appropriations for fiscal 2016 for the Defense Department. Adopted 248-171. Congressional Record p. H7411-H7412

  • Nov. 3, 2015House Vote 583 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Previous Question
    Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 507) that would provide for House floor consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with offsets that would cover three years of projected shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. The motion to order the previous question also was on the amendment offered by Woodall, R-Ga., that would make 16 additional amendments in order. Motion agreed to 241-178. Congressional Record p. H7410-H7411

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for further consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill. Congressional Record p. H7411-H7412

  • Nov. 3, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Nov. 3, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate of HR 22, combined Senate and House Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Vote to Report
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Provide a second structured rule for House floor consideration of amendments to HR 22, a six-year surface transportation reauthorization approved by the Senate in late July. The measure has been combined with a six-year surface transportation reauthorization (HR 3763). The bill would keep funding for highway and transit programs at baseline levels as projected by the Congressional Budget Office, authorizing $325 billion over six years.

    The rule would make in order 81 amendments, both to the transportation policy outlined in the House’s bill (HR 3973), which was moved into the Rules Committee Print 114-32, as well as the Senate’s HR 22 provisions that are being used by the House as a shell.

    The rule also would provide for the House, once it completes action on the measure, to request a conference with the Senate.

    The rule would waive all points of order against further amendments of the report and amendments offered en bloc.

    The rule also would provide that if the Committee of the Whole reports the Senate amendment, as amended, back to the House with multiple amendments, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without division of the question.

    The rule also would provide that if the Committee of the Whole reports the Senate amendment, as amended, back to the House without further amendment or the question of adoption of amendments en gros fails, no further consideration of the Senate amendments shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

    Under the rule the Chair may postpone further consideration of the Senate amendments in the House to such time as may be designated by the speaker.

    The rule also would provide that upon adoption of further amendment or amendments in the House, a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the text, as amended, with such further amendment or amendments shall be considered as adopted; the clerk shall engross the action of the House as a single amendment in the nature of a substitute; a motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the title shall be considered as adopted; and it shall be in order for the chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 22 and request a conference with the Senate.

    The rule also would provide that the chairman of the Armed Services Committee may insert in the Congressional Record not later than Nov. 16, 2015, such material as he may deem explanatory of defense authorization measures for fiscal 2016.

    The rule would make in order the following 58 amendments to the House’s transportation substitute, and provide 10 minutes of debate for each. It would allow the amendments to be considered separately or incorporated into one or more en bloc amendments offered by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., that may be debated for 20 minutes each.

    • Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., that would make a technical and conforming change to harmonize the Transportation Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s small business size standards that are used for direct federal government contracting and federally assisted contracting.
    • Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, that would clarify that alternative fuel vehicles are eligible for consideration and use of funding under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.
    • Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., that would facilitate the supply of domestic aggregate road materials for nationally significant freight and highway projects.
    • Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, D-N. Marianas, and Del. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-A.S., that would allow ferry operations between two U.S. territories or between a U.S. state and territory that is eligible for the ferry boat program.
    • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., that would direct states and metropolitan planning organizations to develop publicly available criteria to prioritize transportation projects.
    • Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., that would strike provisions in the bill that modify the environmental review process in an effort to streamline approvals and accelerate the approval and permitting of infrastructure projects. It would retain a provision that requires the Government Accountability Office to assess progress made on accelerating project delivery.
    • Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Carlos Curbelo, R-Calif., that would establish a program to permit the use of live plant materials for roadside maintenance.
    • Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., that would clarify the intent of Congress and ensure the motor-carrier industry can operate under one standard when engaging in commerce. The amendment would pre-empt a patchwork of 50 different state meal and rest break laws to provide certainty for regional carriers doing business.
    • Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., that would require that the Transportation Department, in coordination with the Defense Department, implement the recommendations of a report issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help veterans transition into civilian jobs driving commercial motor vehicles, including by obtaining commercial driver’s license.
    • Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., that would direct the Transportation secretary to conduct a study of the feasibility, costs and economic impact of burying power lines underground.
    • Reps. Denny Heck, D-Wash., and Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., that would require the Transportation Department to develop a set of best practices for the installation and maintenance of green storm water infrastructure and assist any state requesting help to develop a storm water management plan by providing guidance and technical assistance based on those best practices.
    • Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, that would bar the use of Davis-Beacon’s prevailing wage requirements.
    • Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., that would create an expedited process for smaller TIFIA loans backed by local revenue sources, so they can be accessible to smaller cities and counties.
    • Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, that would require local transit entity to have a debt to equity ratio of at least 1:1 in order to be eligible for federal funds.
    • Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., that would include in the definition of a "high intensity motorbus" public transportation vehicles that operate on high-occupancy toll lanes that are converted from high-occupancy vehicle lanes during peak hours.
    • Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., that would require the secretary to revise the crash investigation data collection system to include additional data regarding child restraint systems whenever there are child occupants present in vehicle crashes.
    • Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., that would prohibit federal financial assistance for any project or activity to establish, maintain, operate or otherwise support a streetcar service. The prohibition would not apply to contracts entered into before the date of enactment.
    • Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., that would give the Transportation Department, rather than the General Services Administration, authority to appoint and oversee the federal board members to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board.
    • Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., that would require Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores to remain publicly available during the National Research Council of the National Academies study of the CSA Program required by the bill. The amendment also would add a provision to the new broker-shipper hiring standard created by the bill to prohibit the hiring of "high risk carriers" as defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and would remove several studies.
    • Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., that would clarify that motor carriers who have not been prioritized for a compliance review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration due to their safe operations are equal in safety status to "satisfactory" rated carriers.
    • Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., that would strike the graduated commercial driver’s license program language and replace it with a study on the safety of intrastate teen truck drivers.
    • Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., that would strike language that would set up new procedural criteria for a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study on minimum trucking insurance that is already underway.
    • Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., that would increase the air-mile radius from 50 air-miles to 100 air-miles for the transportation of construction materials and equipment, to satisfy the 24-hour reset period under Hours of Service rules.
    • Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., that would create a pilot program for reduction of department-owned vehicles and increase in use of ride-sharing services.
    • Schweikert, R-Ariz., that would create a study and report on reducing the number of vehicles in federal fleets and replacing necessary vehicles with ride-sharing services.
    • Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., may offer an amendment that would request a GAO study on the economic impact of contract negotiations at ports on the west coast.
    • Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., that would direct the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to establish a port performance statistics program, with quarterly reports to Congress. The program would collect basic uniform data on port performance and provide empirical visibility into how U.S. ports are operating, identify key congestion issues, and ensure U.S. commerce continues to flow efficiently.
    • Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., that would express the sense of Congress that Transit Oriented Development is an eligible activity under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program.
    • Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., that would allow states the authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
    • Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., that would express the sense of Congress that the Transportation Department should better enforce its existing rules requiring that small businesses owned by disadvantaged individuals are promptly paid for work satisfactorily completed on federally funded transportation projects.
    • Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., that would amend the nationally significant freight and highway projects program to allow consideration for projects to improve energy security and emergency evacuation routes.
    • Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that would designate the freight corridor running along Route 70 from Denver, Colo., to Salt Lake City, Utah, as a "Corridor of High Priority."
    • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., that would designate the Oregon 99W Newberg-Dundee Bypass Route between Newberg, Ore., and Dayton, Ore., as a high priority corridor.
    • Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., that would designate Interstate Route 205 in Oregon as a High Priority Corridor from its intersection with Interstate Route 5 to the Columbia River.
    • Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., that would increase weight limit restrictions for logging vehicles on a 13-mile stretch of I-39 to match Wisconsin state law.
    • Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., that would permit specific vehicles to use a designated three miles on U.S. 63 in Arkansas during daylight hours only. The exemption would eliminate the need for construction of an access road and would qualify the entire road for designation as Interstate 555.
    • Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., that would clarify that funds to make railway-highway crossings safer may be used for projects that eliminate hazards posed by blocked grade crossings due to idling trains, such as when an ambulance or fire truck is blocked and unable to respond to an emergency.
    • Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., that would exempt certain welding trucks used in the pipeline industry from certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
    • Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., that would permit "covered logging vehicles," which are trucks that carry raw or unfinished forest products including logs, pulpwood, biomass or wood chips, with a gross vehicle weight less than 99,000 pounds and at least six-axles, to operate on a 24.152 mile segment of I-35 in Minnesota.
    • Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., that would allow local transit agencies that have demonstrated para-transit improvement activities the flexibility to use up to 20% of their urbanized area formula grant funds for non-fixed routes.
    • Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, that would clarify that public demand response transit providers includes services for seniors and persons with disabilities.
    • Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill, that would restore local flexibility for New Starts projects.
    • Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., that would adjust language in the bill to allow a greater understanding of "minority" by specifically including "individual with a disability, minority (including American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic)".
    • Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that would make performance assessments for the Frontline Workforce Development Program consistent with assessments currently in place for similar programs authorized through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.
    • Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich, that would require the Interagency Coordination Council on Access and Mobility to submit a report to Congress containing the final recommendations of the council.
    • Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., that would require a GAO study on the impact of the changes made by MAP-21 to the Jobs Access and Reverse Commute program on the ability of low-income individuals served by JARC to use public transportation to get to work.
    • Rep. Rodney Davis, D-Ill., that would allow general freight to be carried by an automobile transporter on a backhaul trip only.
    • Moore, D-Wis., that would allow teen traffic safety funding to be used to support school-based driver’s education classes that promote safe driving and help meet the state’s graduated driving license requirements. The amendment also would create a program to gather data on policies requiring the suspension of driver’s licenses for non-driving related purposes and require a biennial report on the impact of those practices.
    • Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., that would permit two light- or medium-duty trailers to be towed together, only when empty and being delivered to a retailer for sale, subject to length and weight limitations, and operated by professional drivers who hold commercial driver’s licenses.
    • Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., that would require the GAO perform a review of existing federal and state rules concerning school bus transportation of elementary and secondary school students and issue recommendations on best practices for safe and reliable school bus transportation.
    • Meng, D-N.Y., that would add "consumer privacy protections" to the list of items that the GAO must review when issuing its public assessment of the "organizational readiness of the Department to address autonomous vehicle technology challenges," as required by the bill.
    • Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., that would require the department to consult with states to determine whether there are safety hazards or concerns specific to a state that should be taken into account when developing the regulations called for in the bill for railroad carriers to maintain a comprehensive oil spill response plan.
    • Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., that would require the GAO to conduct a study on the implementation and efficacy of the European Train Control System to determine the feasibility of implementing such a system throughout the U.S. rail network.
    • Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, that would provide an exemption for various drivers in the agriculture industry with Class A commercial driver’s licenses so that they would no longer need to obtain a Hazardous Materials endorsement to transport 118-1,000 gallons of fuel.
    • Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., that would require submission of a report and implementation of a research study on technologies for identifying track defects to improve rail safety.
    • Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., that would establish a working group to evaluate the gaps in state-collected crash reporting data involving commercial motor vehicles. The amendment would recommend what factors need to be added to the list of related data points states must collect to improve understanding of the factors contributing to crashes on roadways.
    • Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, R-Wash., that would allow all 50 states to compete for bus and bus facility funding by eliminating the seven-state set aside High Density Bus program and transferring the funds to the nationwide Competitive Bus Grants program.
    • Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, that would increase penalties relating to commercial motor vehicle safety.
    • Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., that would increase by 5 percent in each fiscal year for four years the percentage of aggregate loan, guarantee and insurance authority that the Export-Import Bank should make available for small businesses. If they do not comply, they would be barred for issuing any loans over $100 million.
    • Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., that would limit Export-Import Bank authorizations to countervailing purposes in order to meet competition from foreign export credit agencies.
    • Mulvaney, R-S.C., that would require Export-Import Bank authorizations above $10 million to be contingent on at least two denials of similar assistance from the private sector. It would stipulate penalties for making false claims when seeking assistance from the bank.
    • Mulvaney, R-S.C., that would prohibit Export-Import Bank authorizations involving countries with a sovereign wealth fund of over $100 billion.
    • Mulvaney, R-S.C., that would remove Treasury guarantees for losses at the Export-Import Bank. It would also remove borrowing authority from the Treasury.
    • Mulvaney, R-S.C., that would require the Export-Import Bank to diversify its risk by not concentrating borrowing with any one company.
    • Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Pa., that would prohibit the Export-Import Bank from providing a guarantee or extending credit to a foreign borrower in connection with the export of goods or services by a U.S. company unless the company guarantees repayment of, and pledges collateral in an amount sufficient to cover, a percentage of the amount provided by the bank and makes that guarantee senior to any other obligation. The amendment would provide an exception to this requirement for small businesses.
    • *Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., that would prohibit Export-Import Bank assistance to state sponsors of terrorism. The current prohibition under the Foreign Assistance Act to subject to certain waivers by the president.

    • Schweikert, R-Ariz., that would add Fair Value Accounting Principles to the Export-Import Bank provision of the bill.
    • Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, that would require federal agencies to disclose information on which a rule is based including data, studies and cost-benefit analyses to the public.
    • Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that would direct the GAO to conduct a study on how much non-commercial jet fuel tax revenue, paid for by business and general aviation, is diverted to the Highway Trust Fund due to the "fuel fraud" tax.
    • Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., that would require the Transportation Department to issue an annual report detailing how the funds authorized in the bill are divided among the states and the sources of those amounts. It also would require the IRS to submit an annual report to Congress detailing the tax burden of each state.
    • Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, that would clarify that only rental car companies whose primary business is renting vehicles are covered by the new requirements regarding recalls in the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    • Rep. Adam Kinzinger, D-Ill., that would require auto parts suppliers and manufacturers to provide specific information to the Transportation Department to further compliance under current law. Information would be made available on a public website and through databases to ensure defective auto parts are removed from the supply chain and can be tracked if a recall is ordered.
    • Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., that would improve quality and quantity of information shared about vehicle safety issues among auto manufacturers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and consumers. It is also intended to improve the quality and quantity of safety information provided about used cars at point of sale.
    • Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that in promulgating regulations, any preference or incentive provided to electric vehicles is also provided to natural gas vehicles.
    • Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, that would strike provisions regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, specifically the ones regarding vehicle safety, research and development and electronic vehicles, driver privacy, crash avoidance information and tire fuel efficiency.
    • Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, that would implement a one-year moratorium on the requirement that the dividend paid by the Federal Reserve Banks to their member banks be reduced from 6% to 1.5%. The amendment also would require the GAO to study the potential policy implications of reducing the dividend. In order to make up for the lost revenue, it would require the Federal Reserve to transfer $1.6 billion to the Treasury Department using money from the Federal Reserve Bank surplus accounts.
    • Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., that would remove the Environmental Protection Agency administrator from the list of individuals who designate a council member to the Federal Permitting Improvement Council.
    • Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., that would assign to the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council power to authorize extensions of permitting timetables, up to a total of 50% of the time specified in an original timetable. It would also give the Office of Management and Budget the power to authorize any additional extensions, subject to requirements to consult with the permit applicant and report to Congress.
    • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, that would add a Financial Services division to the bill with the goal of providing regulatory relief to facilitate capital formation and to ensure greater consumer access to financial products and services. The amendment also would make changes in statute concerning mint operations and housing.
    • Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., that would add a title to the bill that includes provisions meant to improve emergency preparedness for energy supply disruptions, resolve environmental and grid reliability conflicts, enhance critical electric infrastructure security, evaluate the feasibility of a strategic transformer reserve and establish energy security valuation procedures.
    • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., that would allow companies to appeal their economic harm protest directly to the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors.
    • Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.

  • Nov. 2, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 507, reported to the House as a rule for HR 22.

  • Nov. 2, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Nov. 2, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill. H Rept 114-325Congressional Record p. H7379

  • Nov. 2, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Nov. 2, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Debate of HR 22, combined Senate and House Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Vote to Report
    Cole, R-Okla. —

    Provide a structured rule for House floor consideration of amendments to HR 22. That bill is a six-year surface transportation reauthorization approved by the Senate in late July that has been combined with a House six-year surface transportation reauthorization (HR 3763) that was marked up by committee Oct. 22.

    The bill would keep funding for highway and transit programs at baseline levels as projected by the Congressional Budget Office, authorizing $325 billion over six years.

    The rule would provide for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking Democrat of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It would waive all points of order against consideration of the bill.

    It would provide that an amendment to reduce the amount of general fund money transferred into the Highway Trust Fund be considered as adopted if the rule is adopted. According to a House Ways and Means Committee staff report, the transfer is reduced to roughly $35 billion, the amount needed to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of fiscal year 2018.

    The rule also would provide that an amendment, consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print of the bill, be made in order, be considered as pending, considered as read, not be debatable, not be subject to amendments except for those made in order under the rule, and not be subject to demand for the division of the question. The Rules print is the House’s highway bill policy combined with the Senate’s six-year transportation reauthorization used as a shell, with the Senate’s pay-fors and other provisions including a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank left intact.

    The rule would make in order 29 amendments, to be offered in the order specified in the Rules Committee report and by the member designated in the report. It would provide that all amendments be considered as read and be debatable for 10 minutes, equally divided.

    The rule would waive all points of order against the amendments made in order.

    The rule would provide authority to entertain motions to suspend the rules and pass a defense authorization measure for fiscal 2016 on Nov. 5.

    The rule would also make in order the following 29 amendments:

    • Bill Shuster, R-Pa., to make technical and conforming changes to the Rules Committee print.
    • Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., to allow local governments using funds in the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program to promote the options of car sharing, bike sharing and app-based mobility services such as Uber and Lyft..
    • Greg Walden, R-Ore., to clarify that projects within National Scenic Areas, and projects to increase capacity of highway segments to improve mobility, are eligible for federal funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.
    • Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J., to include habitat connectivity in the project planning process.
    • Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., that would require the federal government to track the total number, cost and time required for each environmental review of transportation projects when reporting the status of these projects to the public.
    • Brian Babin, R-Texas, to designate the Central Texas Corridor as the future Interstate Route I-14.
    • Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., to allow the GSA to construct, install and operate electric car charging stations on federal properties for use by employees. Sponsors specified the construction, installation, and operation will be funded solely through user fees, so taxpayers will incur no cost.
    • Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., to include report language encouraging the use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative technologies.
    • Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, to require the secretary of Transportation to study the methods states use to procure culvert and storm sewer materials, and report their findings to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
    • Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., to direct the Secretary of Transportation to develop a comprehensive strategy, within one year, to address "structurally deficient" and "functionally obsolete" bridges, as defined by the National Bridge Inventory, and to identify the unique challenges and policy solutions with regards to these respective categories, according to a Rules Committee summary.
    • Frank C. Guinta, R-N.H., to require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study "to understand the purchasing power of a federal highway dollar and quantifying the things that weaken it," according to a committee description of the amendment.
    • Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., to add Sense of Congress language in the bill that the engineering industry provides critical technical expertise, innovation, and local expertise to federal and state agencies to efficiently deliver surface transportation projects and urges the Secretary to reinforce these partnerships.
    • Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., that would allow bridge work to be done despite the presence of swallows if the bridge has a condition rating of three or less, until a rule-making has occurred. The amendment also would require notification to the secretary of Interior and direct the secretary to promulgate a rule-making to allow for bridge work under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
    • Reid Ribble, R-Wis., that would increase the allowable truck weight limit on Interstate Highways from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds if the trucks are equipped with an additional sixth axle.
    • Corrine Brown, D-Fla., that would create a National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure to advise the Secretary of Transportation on infrastructure needs related to the use of the nation’s intermodal transportation network to facilitate travel and tourism.
    • Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., that would direct the Transportation Department to study methods of inventorying roadside highway safety hardware devices (such as guardrails) for the purpose of improving in-service evaluation of the devices.
    • Robert C. Scott, D-Va., that would include Sense of Congress language that the Department of Transportation should use modeling and simulation technology to analyze federally funded highway and public transit projects to ensure that these projects will increase transportation capacity and safety, alleviate congestion, reduce travel time and environmental impact, and are as cost-effective as practicable.
    • Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, that would strike the Department of Transportation’s authority to redistribute unallocated TIFIA funds.
    • Peter Welch, D-Vt., that would strike a section to lower the current federal share of bicycle facility projects from 95 percent and 90 percent to 80 percent.
    • Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, that would seek a public safety report to be provided to the House and Senate Transportation committees on the security of locations intended to encourage public use of alternative transportation. The report would also examine personal transportation such as car pool parking lots, mass transit parking; local, state, and regional rail station parking; college or university parking; bike paths or walking trails; and other locations deemed appropriate.
    • Jackson Lee, that would provide a report on the so-called Internet of Things and its potential to improve transportation services to the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as assist local, state and federal transportation planners in achieving better inefficiencies and cost effectiveness.
    • Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., that would increase the number of states eligible for funding through the nonmotorized National Priority Safety Program, and double the funding for that program.
    • Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., that would increase allow additional states that have passed distracted driving legislation to qualify for incentive grant funding.
    • Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., that would require states to strengthen graduated driver’s licensing requirements to be eligible for State Graduated Driver Licensing Incentive Grants.
    • Jackson Lee, that would require the Secretary of Transportation or designee to conduct a national study and to submit to Congress within one year of the bill’s enactment a study examining the accuracy and impact of traffic enforcement cameras on public safety.
    • John J. Duncan, Jr., R-Tenn., that would require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the safety of operations of a double-decker motorcoach equipped with a luggage carrier at the rear of the vehicle.
    • Barbara Comstock, R-Va., that would clarify restrictions placed on institutions applying for UTC grants, and broaden a paragraph on "Focused Research" for regional UTCs.
    • Lou Barletta, R-Pa., that would require all legacy tank cars retrofit for continued Class 3 Flammable Liquid service to include enhanced top fittings protections for pressure relief valves.
    • Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., that would provide for an additional, independent safety review of an approved pipeline route or segment of route, should a state or tribal government deem it necessary.
    • Adopted by voice vote.

  • July 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2542, to change the title of the bill, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S6205

  • July 30, 2015Senate Vote 260 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill, as amended, that would provide a six-year authorization of highway and transit programs, with a roughly $45 billion package of offsets, enough to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. The measure would authorize for the federal-aid highway program from the Highway Trust Fund $39.6 billion in fiscal 2016, with levels annually increasing to $45.7 billion in fiscal 2021. It also would establish a formula freight program and authorize $300 million annually from fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2021 for the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation program. Offsets would include a proposal to cut the six percent dividend paid to banks on investments in the Federal Reserve to 1.5 percent while exempting institutions with $1 billion or less in assets and require the Energy secretary to draw down and sell crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The bill also would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank until Sept. 30, 2019. Passed 65-34. Congressional Record p. S6160-S6161

  • July 30, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6149

  • July 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2542. Congressional Record p. S6194

  • July 29, 2015Senate Vote 259 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill, as amended, that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with enough offsets to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. It also would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank until Sept. 30, 2019. Motion agreed to 65-35. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015Senate Vote 258 Surface Transportation Reauthorization — Substitute Amendment
    McConnell, R-Ky., modified substitute amendment no. 2266, that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with enough offsets to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. The measure would authorize annual funding increases for the federal-aid highway program, establish a formula freight program, and authorize $300 million annually for the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation program. Offsets would include reducing the Federal Reserve dividend on money invested in the central bank by member banks - a change that would not apply to institutions with $1 billion or less in assets - and require the Energy secretary to draw down and sell crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. As amended, it also would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank until Sept. 30, 2019. Also as amended, it would authorize $199 million in fiscal 2016 to help in financing installation of positive train control systems, and the increase in civil penalties for motor vehicle safety violations proposed in the modified substitute amendment would be further increased. Adopted 62-38. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2421 to the modified McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as amended, to replace the substance of the substitute amendment with a surface transportation reauthorization and a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank's charter, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Inhofe, R-Okla. amendment no. 2533 to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2421, to replace the amendment with a surface transportation reauthorization and a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank's charter, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2418 to the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2417, fell when a motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2417 was agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2417 to the language proposed to be stricken by the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified, to change the enactment date, fell when a motion to table the amendment was agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to table (kill) the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2417 to the language proposed to be stricken by the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified, to change the enactment date, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S6092

  • July 29, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6091-S6092

  • July 28, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6046-S6055, S6055-S6068

  • July 28, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2540. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S6078, S6079-S6083

  • July 28, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2539. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S6078, S6079

  • July 28, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2538. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S6078, S6079

  • July 27, 2015Senate Vote 257 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified, that would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with a roughly $45 billion package of offsets, enough to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Motion agreed to 62-32. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5922

  • July 27, 2015Senate Vote 256 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Export-Import Bank
    Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327 to the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment, as modified, that would amend and reauthorize until Sept. 30, 2019 the Export-Import Bank's charter. The McConnell substitute amendment would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with enough offsets to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Adopted 64-29. Congressional Record p. S5921-S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2418 to McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2417, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2417 to the language proposed to be stricken by the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Inhofe, R-Okla. amendment no. 2533 to McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2421, relating to Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2421 to the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no 2266, as modified, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified, consisting of a surface transportation reauthorization, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — Reid, D-Nev., point of order, that amendment no. 2328 (to amendment no. 2327) is not germane, sustained by the Chair. Congressional Record p. S5921

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2328 to Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327, to repeal the 2010 health care law, fell when a point of order that the amendment was not germane was sustained by the Chair. Congressional Record p. S5921

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2330 to McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2329, to add that the bill's effective date would be one day after enactment, fell when a motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2329 was agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S5921

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to table (kill) the McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2329 to the language proposed to be stricken by McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2266, to add a two-month extension of surface transportation programs, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S5921

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2329 to the language proposed to be stricken by McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2266, to add a two-month extension of surface transportation programs, fell when a motion to table was agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5921

  • July 27, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5893-S5906, S5907-S5919, S5921-S5922

  • July 27, 2015 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2533 (2421) (2266). Congressional Record p. S5933, S5934-S6039

  • July 27, 2015 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2532 (2527) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S5934

  • July 27, 2015 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2531. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S5934

  • July 27, 2015 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2530. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S5933-S5934

  • July 27, 2015 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2529 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S5933

  • July 27, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2536. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S6042

  • July 27, 2015 — Cassidy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2528 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S5933

  • July 27, 2015 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2535 (2272). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S6041-S6042

  • July 27, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2537. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S6042

  • July 27, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2534 (2421) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5933, S6039-S6041

  • July 26, 2015 — Lee, R-Utah, motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that the Lee, R-Utah., amendment no. 2282 to McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2262, to bar federal funds from being made available to any entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of receipt and use of the federal funds, the entity will not perform, or provide funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion, is not in order to be offered, rejected by voice vote. (The Senate agreed, by voice vote, to sustain the decision of the chair.) Congressional Record p. S5710

  • July 26, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, motion to appeal the ruling of the chair that the Cruz, R-Texas, amendment no. 2301 to the modified McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, to bar the president from waiving, suspending, reducing, providing relief from or otherwise limiting the application of statutory sanctions on Iran until the government of Iran recognizes Israel's right to exist and releases American hostages, is not in order to be offered because it is inconsistent with the Senate's precedence with respect to the offering of amendments, their number, degree and kind, rejected by voice vote. (The Senate agreed, by voice vote, to sustain the decision of the chair.) Congressional Record p. S5709

  • July 26, 2015Senate Vote 254 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327 to the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment, as modified, that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The McConnell substitute amendment would provide a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with enough offsets to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Motion agreed to 67-26. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5709

  • July 26, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Kirk, R-Ill. amendment no. 2327 to the modified McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5709

  • July 26, 2015Senate Vote 253 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2328 to the Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327, that would repeal the 2010 health care law. The Kirk amendment would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Motion rejected 49-43. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5708-S5709

  • July 26, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2328 to Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327, to repeal the 2010 health care law, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5708

  • July 26, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5703-S5710

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2472 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5872

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2471 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5872

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2469 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5871

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2470 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5871-S5872

  • July 26, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2468 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5871

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2473 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5872

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2474 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5872

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2478 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2479 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2475 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5872-S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2476 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2477 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2480 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2454. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5861-S5869

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2455 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5869

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2452. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5861

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2453. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5861

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2457 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5869

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2458 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5869

  • July 26, 2015 — Jerry Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2456 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5869

  • July 26, 2015 — Vitter, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2459. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5869-S5870

  • July 26, 2015 — Vitter, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2460. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5870

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2461 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5870

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2462 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5870

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2463 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5870

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2464 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5870

  • July 26, 2015 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2465 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5870-S5871

  • July 26, 2015 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2466 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5871

  • July 26, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2467. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5871

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2495 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2496 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2494 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2510. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5885

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2512. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2511. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5885-S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2514. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2513. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2515 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2517 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2516 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886

  • July 26, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2518 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5886-S5887

  • July 26, 2015 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2500 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877-S5878

  • July 26, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2499 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2498 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2497 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2502 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5878

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2503 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5878-S5880

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2504 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5880

  • July 26, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2505 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5880-S5885

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2522. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5890

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2521. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5887-S5890

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2520 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5887

  • July 26, 2015 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2501 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5878

  • July 26, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2519 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5887

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2524. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5891

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2523. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5891

  • July 26, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2525 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5891

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2509. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5885

  • July 26, 2015 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2507. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5885

  • July 26, 2015 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2506 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5885

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2508. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5885

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2481 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2526 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5891

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2483 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2482 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2486 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5874

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2485 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873-S5874

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2484 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5873

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2487 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5874

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2488 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5874

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2489 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5874-S5875

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2490 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5875

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2492 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5876

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2491 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5875-S5876

  • July 26, 2015 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2493 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5876-S5877

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2429. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5849-S5850

  • July 26, 2015 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2395. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5727

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2440 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5852-S5857

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2428. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5849

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2427. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5849

  • July 26, 2015 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2394. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5726-S5727

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2426. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5849

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2425. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5848-S5849

  • July 26, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2437. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5851

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2424. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5847-S5848

  • July 26, 2015 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2397 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5728

  • July 26, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2436. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5851

  • July 26, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2396. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5727

  • July 26, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2439. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5851

  • July 26, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2438 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5851

  • July 26, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2433. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5850

  • July 26, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2435. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5850-S5851

  • July 26, 2015 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2434. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5850

  • July 26, 2015 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2398 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5728

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2431. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5850

  • July 26, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2432. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5850

  • July 26, 2015 — Cassidy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2393. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5726

  • July 26, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2430. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5850

  • July 26, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2417. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5742

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2400. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5728-S5734

  • July 26, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2419. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5742

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2402. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5734

  • July 26, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2418. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5742

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2401. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5734

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2449. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5860

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2448. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5859-S5860

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2403. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5734-S5735

  • July 26, 2015 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2447 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5858-S5859

  • July 26, 2015 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2416. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5741-S5742

  • July 26, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2446 (2327) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5858

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2404. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5735

  • July 26, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2445 (2327) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5858

  • July 26, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2444 (2327) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5858

  • July 26, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2443 (2327) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5857-S5858

  • July 26, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2442 (2327) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5857

  • July 26, 2015 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2441 (2327) (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5857

  • July 26, 2015 — Bill Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2423 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5847

  • July 26, 2015 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2420. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5742

  • July 26, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2421 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5742-S5845

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2399. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5728

  • July 26, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2422. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5845-S5847

  • July 26, 2015 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2527 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5714, S5891-S5892

  • July 26, 2015 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2410. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5738-S5739

  • July 26, 2015 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2409. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5738

  • July 26, 2015 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2408. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5738

  • July 26, 2015 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2407. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5736-S5738

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2450. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5860

  • July 26, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2451. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5713, S5860-S5861

  • July 26, 2015 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2406. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5736

  • July 26, 2015 — M. Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2405. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5735-S5736

  • July 26, 2015 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2415. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5740-S5741

  • July 26, 2015 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2413. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5740

  • July 26, 2015 — Cassidy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2392. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5726

  • July 26, 2015 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2414. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5740

  • July 26, 2015 — Coats, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2388. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5724-S5725

  • July 26, 2015 — Coats, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2389. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5725

  • July 26, 2015 — Coats, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2390. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5725

  • July 26, 2015 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2391. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5725-S5726

  • July 26, 2015 — Coats, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2387. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5724

  • July 26, 2015 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2411. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5739

  • July 26, 2015 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2412. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5739-S5740

  • July 26, 2015 — Enzi, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2386. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5724

  • July 26, 2015 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2385. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5724

  • July 26, 2015 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2384. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5724

  • July 26, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2383 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5724

  • July 26, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2382. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5723-S5724

  • July 26, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2381. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5722-S5723

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2380. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5722

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2379. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5722

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2378. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5722

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2377. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5722

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2376. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5721-S5722

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2375. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5721

  • July 26, 2015 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2374. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5721

  • July 26, 2015 — Capito, R-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2373. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5721

  • July 26, 2015 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2372. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5720-S5721

  • July 26, 2015 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2371. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5720

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2370 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5720

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2369 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5712, S5720

  • July 26, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2368 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711-S5712, S5720

  • July 26, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2367 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5719-S5720

  • July 26, 2015 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2366. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5718

  • July 26, 2015 — Enzi, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2365 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5718

  • July 26, 2015 — Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2364. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5718

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2362. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5717

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2361. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5716-S5717

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2360. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5716

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2359. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5716

  • July 26, 2015 — L. Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2358. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715-S5716

  • July 26, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2357. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715

  • July 26, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2356 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715

  • July 26, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2355 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715

  • July 26, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2354 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715

  • July 26, 2015 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2353 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715

  • July 26, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2352 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5711, S5715

  • July 24, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment no. 2301 to McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2266, as modified, to bar the president from waiving, suspending, reducing, providing relief from or otherwise limiting the application of statutory sanctions on Iran until the government of Iran recognizes Israel's right to exist and releases American hostages, ruled by the Chair to not be in order to be offered because it is inconsistent with the Senate's precedence with respect to the offering of amendments, their number, degree and kind. (Cruz, R-Texas, subsequently appealed the ruling of the chair that the amendment was not in order, and the chair said the appeal was debatable.) Congressional Record p. S5675

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5672

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified (60 votes required), consisting of a surface transportation reauthorization, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5672

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5671-S5672

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2328, to repeal the 2010 health care law (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5671

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2330 to McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2329, to add that the bill's effective date would be one day after enactment, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5671

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2329 to the language proposed to be stricken by McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2266, to add a two-month extension of surface transportation programs, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5671

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2328 to Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2327, to repeal the 2010 health care law, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5671

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Kirk, R-Ill. amendment no. 2327 to McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2266, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5671

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2266, as modified, consisting of a surface transportation reauthorization, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5566-S5671

  • July 24, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5566-S5681

  • July 24, 2015Senate Vote 252 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Motion to Proceed
    McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would exempt veterans who already receive health insurance through the Veterans Affairs Department or reservists covered under TRICARE from being counted towards the number of employees that triggers the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul. The bill is intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with enough offsets to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Motion agreed to 51-26. Congressional Record p. S5565-S5566

  • July 24, 2015Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2330 (2329). Congressional Record p. S5683, S5687

  • July 24, 2015 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2344 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5693

  • July 24, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2327 (2266). Congressional Record p. S5683, S5683-S5685

  • July 24, 2015 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2343 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5692-S5693

  • July 24, 2015 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2342 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5692

  • July 24, 2015 — Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2341 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5692

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2329. Congressional Record p. S5683, S5686-S5687

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2340 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5691-S5692

  • July 24, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2328 (2327) (2266). Congressional Record p. S5683, S5685-S5686

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2339 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5691

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2338 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5691

  • July 24, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2350 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5696-S5699

  • July 24, 2015 — Enzi, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2332 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5689-S5690

  • July 24, 2015 — H. Reid, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2351 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5699

  • July 24, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2333 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5690

  • July 24, 2015 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2348. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5694-S5696

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2335 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5690-S5691

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2347. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5694

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2334 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5690

  • July 24, 2015 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2349 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5696

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2337 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5691

  • July 24, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2336 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5691

  • July 24, 2015 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2345. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5693

  • July 24, 2015 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2346. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5693-S5694

  • July 24, 2015 — Capito, R-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2331 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5683, S5687-S5689

  • July 23, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5478-S5486, S5486-S5513

  • July 23, 2015 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2285. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5537, S5538

  • July 23, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2287. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5539

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2304. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5548

  • July 23, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2286. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5537-S5538, S5538-S5539

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2305. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5549

  • July 23, 2015 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2303 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5546-S5548

  • July 23, 2015 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2289 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5540

  • July 23, 2015 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2325. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5555-S5556

  • July 23, 2015 — Roberts, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2302. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5546

  • July 23, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2288. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5539-S5540

  • July 23, 2015 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2324. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5555

  • July 23, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2300. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5546

  • July 23, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2323. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5555

  • July 23, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2301. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5546

  • July 23, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2322. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5555

  • July 23, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2299. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5546

  • July 23, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2321. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5554-S5555

  • July 23, 2015 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2290. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5540

  • July 23, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2292. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5541-S5542

  • July 23, 2015 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2293. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5542-S5544

  • July 23, 2015 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2313 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2320. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5553-S5554

  • July 23, 2015 — Ayotte, R-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2294. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5544

  • July 23, 2015 — Rubio, R-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2295. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5544-S5545

  • July 23, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2296 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5545

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2309 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2318. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5552-S5553

  • July 23, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2297. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5545

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2310 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2317. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5552

  • July 23, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2298. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5545-S5546

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2311. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2312. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2319. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5553

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2306. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5549

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2307. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5549-S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2315. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5552

  • July 23, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2284. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5537, S5538

  • July 23, 2015 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2308 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550

  • July 23, 2015 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2316. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5552

  • July 23, 2015 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2291. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5540-S5541

  • July 23, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2314 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5538, S5550-S5551

  • July 22, 2015Boozman, R-Ark., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.251, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5451

  • July 22, 2015Senate Vote 251 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would exempt veterans who already receive health insurance through the Veterans Affairs Department or reservists covered under TRICARE from being counted towards the number of employees that triggers the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul. The bill is intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with roughly $47 billion in revenue-raising offsets, enough to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Motion agreed to 62-36. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5451

  • July 22, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to voice vote. Congressional Record p. S5451

  • July 22, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S5451

  • July 22, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2268. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5468

  • July 22, 2015 — Jerry Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2271. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5468-S5469

  • July 22, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2270. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5468

  • July 22, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2269. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5468

  • July 22, 2015 — Jerry Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2277. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5471-S5472

  • July 22, 2015 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2278 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5472

  • July 22, 2015 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2279. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5472

  • July 22, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2272. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5469

  • July 22, 2015 — Blunt, R-Mo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2274. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5469

  • July 22, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2275. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5470-S5471

  • July 22, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2282 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5472-S5473

  • July 22, 2015 — Rand Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2276. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5471

  • July 22, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2283. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5473

  • July 22, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2281. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5472

  • July 22, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2280 (2266). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5472

  • July 22, 2015 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2273. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5468, S5469

  • July 21, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5188

  • July 21, 2015Senate Vote 250 Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would exempt veterans who already receive health insurance through the Veterans Affairs Department or reservists covered under TRICARE from being counted towards the number of employees that triggers the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul. The bill is intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for a six-year authorization of surface transportation programs, with roughly $47 billion in revenue-raising offsets, enough to cover three years of shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. Motion rejected 41-56. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5188

  • July 21, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5188

  • July 21, 2015 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2267. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5322-S5325

  • July 21, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2266. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5217-S5322

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2265. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5216-S5217

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2264. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5216

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2263. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5216

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2262. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5216

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2261. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5215-S5216

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2260. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5215

  • July 21, 2015 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2259. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5215

  • July 21, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2258. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5214-S5215

  • July 16, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2257. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5174

  • July 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to proceed to the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5057

  • July 14, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S5057

  • Feb. 12, 2015 — Reported to the Senate by the Senate Finance Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 114-3Congressional Record p. S981

  • Jan. 28, 2015 — Finance Committee vote: Veterans Health Care-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate 26-0.

  • Jan. 28, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Finance Committee.

    Jan. 28, 2015 — Committee Vote: Veterans Health Care — Vote to Report

    Exempt veterans with health care coverage under Tricare or the Veterans Administration from being counted toward employer mandate calculations under the health care overhaul.

    Under that law, employers with 50 or more employees are assessed penalties for not offering coverage under an employer-sponsored plan.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate 26-0.
  • Jan. 8, 2015 — Referred to Senate Finance Committee. Congressional Record p. S95

  • Jan. 7, 2015 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S54

  • Jan. 6, 2015House Vote 7 Health Care Employer Mandate Exemption — Passage
    Ryan, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would exempt veterans who already receive health insurance through the Veterans Affairs Department or reservists covered under TRICARE from being counted towards the number of employees that triggers the employer mandate under the 2010 health care overhaul. Motion agreed to 412-0. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (275 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Jim Costa, D-Calif., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Rick Nolan, D-Minn., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., Grace Meng., D-N.Y., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y., and John Carter, R-Texas, had not yet been sworn in and thus were ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H29-H32

  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote, 412-0, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H32

  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 118

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Griffith, (R-Va.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)
    Ashford, (D-Neb.)Guinta, (R-N.H.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Hanna, (R-N.Y.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)
    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Hardy, (R-Nev.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Barr, (R-Ky.)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
    Benishek, (R-Mich.)Hill, (R-Ark.)Renacci, (R-Ohio)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Hudson, (R-N.C.)Rice, T. (R-S.C.)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Rigell, (R-Va.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Hunter, (R-Calif.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Boustany (R-La.)Jenkins, E. (R-W.Va.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Ross, D. (R-Fla.)
    Brat, (R-Va.)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Jolly, (R-Fla.)Ruiz, (D-Calif.)
    Calvert, (R-Calif.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Schock, (R-Ill.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    Clawson, (R-Fla.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
    Coffman, (R-Colo.)King, S. (R-Iowa)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Kinzinger, (R-Ill.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Comstock, (R-Va.)Kline, J. (R-Minn.)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)LaMalfa, (R-Calif.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Costello, (R-Pa.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Latta, (R-Ohio)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)Valadao, (R-Calif.)
    Curbelo, (R-Fla.)Long, (R-Mo.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Denham, (R-Calif.)MacArthur, (R-N.J.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)Marino, (R-Pa.)Walden, G. (R-Ore.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Ellmers, (R-N.C.)McClintock, (R-Calif.)Westerman, (R-Ark.)
    Emmer, (R-Minn.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)Westmoreland, L. (R-Ga.)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)McSally, (R-Ariz.)Whitfield, (R-Ky.)
    Fincher, (R-Tenn.)Meehan, (R-Pa.)Williams, (R-Texas)
    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)Messer, (R-Ind.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)Mica, (R-Fla.)Womack, (R-Ark.)
    Franks, T. (R-Ariz.)Miller, C. (R-Mich.)Woodall, (R-Ga.)
    Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Miller, J. (R-Fla.)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Mullin, (R-Okla.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)Neugebauer, (R-Texas)Zinke, (R-Mont.)
    Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)Newhouse, (R-Wash.)
    Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Nugent, (R-Fla.)
  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Companion measure, S 12, introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).

  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H36