Category Archives: Voting Record

Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 27 – March 2

NAY – H.Amdt. 952 — An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 112-404 to retain the requirement that states have a process to hear and take appropriate action on student complaints regarding institutions as part of the state authorization.

YEA – H.Amdt. 955 — An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-404 to strike the prohibition on the Secretary of Education from ever promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule defining the term “credit hour”.

YEA – H.Amdt. 956 — An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 112-404 to require the Secretary to present a plan to prevent waste, fraud and abuse to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars.

NAY – H.R. 2117 — House vote on passage of Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act: To prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

NAY – H. Res. 566 — Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1837) to address certain water-related concerns on the San Joaquin River, and for other purposes.

YEA – H.Amdt. 958 — Amendment sought to prevent several provisions of this Act from going into effect if any agriculture, agriculture-related, fishery, or fishery-related job is lost North of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

YEA – H.Amdt. 959 — Amendment sought to prevent several provisions of the Act from taking effect until it is determined that it will not harm the quality or safety of drinking water supplies for residents of California’s Delta region (Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo Counties).

YEA – H. Amdt. 960 — Amendment sought to prevent several provisions of the Act from taking effect until it is determined that it will not harm water quality or water availability for agricultural producers in California’s Delta region (Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo Counties).

YEA – H.Amdt. 961 — Amendment sought to remove provisions of the bill that seek to privatize a public resource and restore the Secretary of the Interior’s discretion over water contract renewals.

YEA – H.Amdt. 962 — Amendment sought to create a revenue stream through the elimination of a subsidy that allowed irrigators to repay project debt with no interest.

YEA – H.Amdt.963 — Amendment sought to remove provisions of the bill that seek to decrease the current supply of water to the Delta region.

YEA – H.Amdt.964 — Amendment sought to replace provisions in H.R. 1837 that override state law with a provision upholding state law and requiring use of the best available science.

NAY – H.R. 1837 — House vote on passage of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act.

NAY – S. 1134 — House vote on passage of the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act.

YEA – H. Res. 556 — Condemning the Government of Iran for its continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy.

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Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 13-17

NAY – H. Res. 547 — Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3408) to set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3813) to amend title 5, United States Code, to secure the annuities of Federal civilian employees, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to authorize funds for Federal-aid highway, public transportation, and highway and motor carrier safety programs, and for other purposes.

YEA – H.Amdt. 932 — An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the results of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) study, as required by the bipartisan pipeline safety bill (P.L. 112-90), before issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

YEA – H.Amdt. 933 — An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to ensure that if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, the oil that it transports to the Gulf of Mexico and the fuels made from that oil remain in this country to benefit Americans. The amendment allows the President to waive this requirement if it can be shown that an export of the oil or fuels won’t increase our dependence on oil or fuels we buy from hostile nations, that prices for refiners and consumers won’t go up if the export occurs, or if an export is needed to comply with any international treaties or other agreements we have to export oil or fuels.

YEA – H.Amdt. 934 — An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to amend Title XIV to prohibit the issuance of a permit absent conditions that restrict the ability of the permit recipient from initiating or threatening to initiate proceedings to invoke the power of eminent domain against the will of a property’s owner for the purposes of constructing or operating the Keystone XL pipeline.

YEA – H.Amdt. 935 — An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require that a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is not to be issued or deemed issued unless the permit applicant can certify and provide adequate documentation to FERC that at least 75% of the iron and steel to be used in domestic portion of the pipeline is produced in North America.

YEA – H.Amdt. 936 — An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to strike subtitle A of title XVII and provides a five year window offset through increasing the federal share of drilling revenue.

YEA – H.Amdt. 938 — An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to strike Section 17304, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and part 4, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states.

YEA – H.Amdt. 940 An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to prohibit oil and natural gas lease sales in the northeast U.S.

NAY – H.Amdt. 942 — An amendment numbered 11 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to raise the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act cap to $750 million per year starting in year 2023 until 2055. The amendment keeps the $500 million cap per year in place through year 2022.

YEA – H.Amdt. 943 — An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require a person to include in the application for a drilling lease an estimate of the economic impact, including job losses, resulting from a worst-case discharge of oil from facilities operating under the lease.+

YEA – H.Amdt. 944 An amendment numbered 13 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to clarify that the legislation does not allow for oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of California.

YEA – H.Amdt. 946 — An amendment numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require that offshore oil and gas leases contain specific safety requirements.

NAY – H.Amdt. 947 — An amendment numbered 16 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to streamline the NEPA process to allow for expedited development of renewable energy projects on federal lands and waters.

YEA – H.Amdt. 948An amendment numbered 17 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to expand on the oil export ban already included in the Arctic drilling subtitle (Sec. 17706) to prohibit export of any natural gas produced pursuant to a lease issued under Title XVII of this Act.

YEA – H.Amdt. 949 — An amendment numbered 18 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to require companies holding defective leases which allow them to drill on public lands off-shore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued pursuant to Title XVII of this Act.

NAY – H.Amdt. 950 — An amendment numbered 19 printed in Part A of House Report 112-398 to minimize NEPA requirements for a geothermal exploration test project so a project can quickly move forward if resources are found.

NAY – H.R. 3408 House vote on passage of PIONEERS ACT: To set clear rules for the development of United States oil shale resources, to promote shale technology research and development, and for other purposes.

NAY – H.R. 3630A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment compensation, Medicare physician payment, provide for the consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.

Moran Votes for the Insider Trading Bill

YEA – S. 2038 — House vote on passage for STOCK Act.

According to his office:

“The reforms put in place by the STOCK Act have real staying power to make our ethics rules stronger, improve transparency and help instill greater confidence in elected officials.”

But wait, didn’t he get caught using that confidential information for his own financial protection in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis? According to Slate:

“September 17, 2008, was by far [Rep. Jim] Moran’s most active trading day of the year,’ writes Schweitzer. ‘He dumped shares in Goldman Sachs, General Dynamics, Franklin Resources, Flowserve Corporation, Ecolabs, Edison International, Electronic Arts, DirecTV, Conoco, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Apple, CVS, Cisco, Chubb, and a dozen more companies.’ Schweitzer actually counts ninety companies that Moran dumped, helping him avoid big losses’.”

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Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 8, 2012

NO – H.Res. 540 — Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3521) to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for a legislative line-item veto to expedite consideration of rescissions, and for other purposes.

NO – H.R. 3521 — House vote on passage for Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011.

 

Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 7, 2012

YEA – H.Amdt. 924 — An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-385 to protect the ability of federal agencies to work with local governments to preserve appropriate excess federal property as open space, eliminating federal maintenance expenses while preserving public benefits.

NAY – H.R. 1734 — House vote on passage for the Civillian Property Realignment Act.

NAY – H.Res. 539 — Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3581) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes.

NAY – H.R. 3581 — House vote on passage for the Budget and Accounting Transparancy Act of 2011.

Moran’s [Missed] Floor Votes for Feb. 6, 2012

MISSED – H.Res. 537 — Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1734) to decrease the deficit by realigning, consolidating, selling, disposing, and improving the efficiency of Federal buildings and other civilian real property, and for other purposes.

MISSED – H.R. 1162 — To provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes.

Must have been Northern Virginia’s traffic…

Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 3, 2012

NO – H.R. 3578 — House vote on passage: Baseline Reform Act of 2011.

NO – H.R. 658 — House vote on conference report: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.

Moran’s Floor Votes for Feb. 2, 2012 **Updated**

Votes of note today dealing with budgeting baselines, unemployment insurance, payroll tax cuts, Keystone XL and health extensions.

NAY – H.RES.534Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3578) to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3582) to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation.

YEA – H.R.3630 –Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

YEA – H.AMDT.914 — An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to add a findings section addressing the macroeconomic impact of the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003.

YEA – H.AMDT.915 — An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to extend the requirement for the Congressional Budget Office to prepare macroeconomic analysis of major legislation to bills or resolutions reported by the Appropriations Committees of each Chamber.

YEA – H.AMDT.916 — An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to add income equality among the variables used to determine the economic impact of the bill.

YEA – H.AMDT.918 — An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to require CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact, if any, on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act.

YEA – H.AMDT.921 — An amendment in the nature of a substitute numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 112-383 to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require that, in addition to preparing cost estimates for each bill or resolution reported by any committee of the House, the Congressional Budget Office also prepare an estimate of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out the measure–including regional and State level estimates.

NAY – H.R. 3582 — House vote on passage of H.R. 3582: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011.