Federal - HR 1625

Fix NICS Act & DV Appropriations

Introduced

March 20, 2017

Description

The Fix NICS Act was enacted as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. The law applies penalties to government agencies for not reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)This bill also appropriated federal funds to provide services for victims of domestic violence and to prevent violence against women.

The bill was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018.   

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  • March 23, 2018Y. Clarke, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.123, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E366

  • March 23, 2018 — Became Public Law, PL 115-141, 132 Stat. 348. Congressional Record p. D351

  • March 23, 2018 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H3092

  • March 23, 2018 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2012

  • March 23, 2018 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H3045

  • March 23, 2018 — Measure cleared for the president. (In the legislative day that began on March 22, 2018.) Congressional Record p. S1979-S1980

  • March 23, 2018 — Measure passed in the Senate via motion to concur agreed to by roll call vote, 65-32. (In the legislative day that began on March 22, 2018.) Congressional Record p. S1979-S1980

  • March 23, 2018Senate Vote 63 Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations — Motion to Concur
    McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide roughly $1.3 trillion in funding for federal government operations and services through Sept. 30, 2018. The measure would provide a total of $654.6 billion in additional funding to the Defense Department, including $589.5 billion in discretionary funding and $65.2 billion in funding for the Overseas Contingency Operations account. It would provide $98.7 billion to the Health and Human Services Department, including $5.1 billion to the Food and Drug Administration and $5.5 billion to the Indian Health Service. It would provide $3.4 billion to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for substance abuse block grants, and would provide roughly $3.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health, including an additional $500 million for research into opioid addiction. It would provide $47.7 billion to the Homeland Security Department, including $1.6 billion for the purpose of bolstering security measures on the U.S.-Mexico border, including the construction of new fencing along sections of the border, and would provide $7.1 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations and enforcement. The measure includes provisions from multiple bills related to school safety and firearms regulations, including a bill (S 2135) that would require the Department of Justice to certify that appropriate records have been submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by federal agencies and state governments with respect to individuals who are not eligible to purchase firearms. The measure includes language from the bill (S 2495) that would authorize $75 million a year through fiscal 2028 for the Secure Our Schools grant program and would revise it to more explicitly focus the program on preventing student violence. Motion agreed to (thus cleared for the president), 65-32. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. March 23, 2018, on the legislative day March 22, 2018. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1980

  • March 23, 2018Senate Vote 62 Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide roughly $1.3 trillion in funding for federal government operations and services through Sept. 30, 2018. Motion agreed to 67-30. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. March 23, 2018, on the legislative day March 22, 2018. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1979

  • March 22, 2018Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.124, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2028

  • March 22, 2018Toomey, R-Pa., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.63, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. S1980

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 3995, the Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4221, the Kevin and Avonte's Law, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4109, the Spectrum Auction Deposits Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4943, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4792, the Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 2636, a bill that would establish an independent inspector general for the Federal Communications Commission, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of S 19, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act , are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4986, the Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services (RAY BAUM'S) Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 1164, the Taylor Force Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of S 1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 1163, the Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 1281, a bill that would authorize $10 million annually, through fiscal 2021, for the conservation of the Highlands region in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 423, the Anti-Spoofing Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of S 213, the Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of S 2135, the Fix NICS Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4909, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 4134, the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness Redesignation Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Provisions of HR 1685, the Honor Our Commitment Act, are included in the bill.

  • March 22, 2018 — Senate amendment to the bill considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H1769-H2027

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2221 to amendment no. 2220, fell when the motion to refer fell. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1979

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2220 to the instructions of the McConnell motion to refer, fell when the motion to refer fell. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1979

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to refer the House message to accompany the bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment no. 2219, fell when the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill was agreed to by roll call vote, 67-30. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1979

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment no. 2218 to amendment no. 2217, fell when the motion to concur with a further amendment was withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1979

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill with a further amendment no. 2217, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1979

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, agreed to 67-30 (60 votes required), on the calendar day of March 23, 2018. Please see that date for further information on the vote.

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, agreed to by roll call vote, 65-32, on the calendar day of March 23, 2018. Please see that date for further information on the vote.

  • March 22, 2018 — House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1919-S1931, S1978-S1980

  • March 22, 2018 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House via motion to concur, by roll call vote, 256-167. Congressional Record p. H2027

  • March 22, 2018House Vote 127 Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations — Motion to Concur
    Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a further amendment that would provide roughly $1.3 trillion in funding for federal government operations and services through Sept. 30, 2018. The measure would provide a total of $654.6 billion in additional funding to the Defense Department, including $589.5 billion in discretionary funding and $65.2 billion in funding for the Overseas Contingency Operations account. It would provide $98.7 billion to the Health and Human Services Department, including $5.1 billion to the Food and Drug Administration and $5.5 billion to the Indian Health Service. It would provide $3.4 billion to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for substance abuse block grants, and would provide roughly $3.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health, including an additional $500 million for research into opioid addiction. It would provide $47.7 billion to the Homeland Security Department, including $1.6 billion for the purpose of bolstering security measures on the U.S.-Mexico border, including the construction of new fencing along sections of the border, and would provide $7.1 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations and enforcement. The measure includes provisions from multiple bills related to school safety and firearms regulations, including a bill (S 2135) that would require the Department of Justice to certify that appropriate records have been submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by federal agencies and state governments with respect to individuals who are not eligible to purchase firearms. The measure includes language from the bill (S 2495) that would authorize $75 million a year through fiscal 2028 for the Secure Our Schools grant program and would revise it to more explicitly focus the program on preventing student violence. Motion agreed to 256-167. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H2027

  • March 22, 2018House Vote 124 Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 796) that would provide for consideration for the Senate amendment to HR 1625, the legislative vehicle for the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations package. Adopted 211-207. Congressional Record p. H1767

  • March 22, 2018House Vote 123 Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations — Previous Question
    Sessions, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 796) that would provide for House floor consideration for the Senate amendment to HR 1625, the legislative vehicle for the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations package. Motion agreed to 233-186. Congressional Record p. H1766-H1767

  • March 22, 2018 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 796, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1625.

  • March 22, 2018Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • March 22, 2018Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • March 22, 2018 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill. (In the legislative day that began on March 21. 2018.) Congressional Record p. H1753

  • March 22, 2018 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2222. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S1956, S1960-S1963

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2221 (2220). Congressional Record p. S1956, S1960

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2220 (2219). Congressional Record p. S1956, S1960

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2219. Congressional Record p. S1956, S1960

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2218 (2217). Congressional Record p. S1956, S1960

  • March 22, 2018 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2217. Congressional Record p. S1956, S1960

  • March 22, 2018 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2216. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S1956-S1960

  • March 21, 2018Draft bill text released by House Appropriations Committee; Senate Appropriations Committee.

  • March 21, 2018 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Feb. 28, 2018 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S1291

  • Feb. 28, 2018 — Senate Foreign Relations Committee-reported substitute amendment adopted by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S1291

  • Feb. 28, 2018 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1291

  • Feb. 12, 2018 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and without a written report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. Congressional Record p. S907

  • Feb. 7, 2018 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    Feb. 7, 2018 — Committee Vote: Rewards to Eradicate Human Trafficking — Substitute Amendment
    Corker, R-Tenn. —

    Substitute amendment that would clarify that State Department rewards can be made available to eradicate international human trafficking. It also would make technical and conforming changes to the bill.

    Substitute amendment that would clarify that State Department rewards can be made available to eradicate international human trafficking. It also would make technical and conforming changes to the bill.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Feb. 7, 2018 — Committee Vote: Rewards to Eradicate Human Trafficking — Vote to Report

    Authorize the secretary of State to use existing authority to offer rewards to eradicate international human trafficking.

    The bill also would amend current law to include severe forms of human trafficking within the definition of transnational organized crime that are eligible for rewards funding.

    Authorize the secretary of State to use existing authority to offer rewards to eradicate international human trafficking.

    The bill also would amend current law to include severe forms of human trafficking within the definition of transnational organized crime that are eligible for rewards funding.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (as amended) by voice vote.
  • May 23, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Congressional Record p. S3096

  • May 22, 2017 — Measure passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H4414

  • May 22, 2017 — Royce, R-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H4411-H4414

  • May 22, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Paulsen, (R-Minn.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)Young, David (R-Iowa)
  • May 18, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Messer, (R-Ind.)
  • May 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Rosen, (D-Nev.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)Walters, Mimi (R-Calif.)
  • May 3, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

    May 3, 2017 — Committee Vote: En Bloc Measures — Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (en bloc, as amended) by voice vote.

  • May 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Bass, (D-Calif.)Kinzinger, (R-Ill.)Torres, (D-Calif.)
    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Marino, (R-Pa.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • May 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 11

    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)McSally, (R-Ariz.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Connolly, (D-Va.)Garrett, (R-Va.)Sherman, (D-Calif.)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)Mast, (R-Fla.)
  • May 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Keating, (D-Mass.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
  • April 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Donovan, (R-N.Y.)Issa, (R-Calif.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
  • April 26, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Poe, (R-Texas)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)
  • April 20, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Evans, (D-Pa.)
  • April 17, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
  • April 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Weber, (R-Texas)
  • March 20, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Frankel, (D-Fla.)
  • March 20, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Foreign Affairs.Congressional Record p. H2240