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August 18, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 3161: Agriculture, FDA Appropriations (and contested MTR vote)

H.Res. 581: Providing for consideration of H.R. 3161

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 228-197

On agreeing to the resolution
Agreed to by voice vote.


On Approving the Journal
Passed 214-210

Quorum Call in Committee
389 present, 48 not voting

On Motion that the Committee Rise
Failed 172-231

Sustain the ruling of the Chair
Passed 220-178

On Motion That The Committee Rise
Passed 235-153


On Motion to Adjourn
Failed 165-254

H.Res. 599: Providing for further consideration of H.R. 3161

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 225-197

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 224-194


H.R. 3161: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

H.Amdt. 731 (Sessions, R-TX): An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to strike language from the bill prohibiting use of funds by the USDA Chief Financial Officer for "competitive sourcing" activities until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report on the Department's contracting out policies and budget.
Failed 168-254

H.Amdt. 732 (Hensarling, R-TX): An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to reduce funds provided in the bill for rural community facilities programs by $6,287,000.
Failed 90-337

H.Amdt. 733 (Hensarling, R-TX): An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to reduce funds in the bill for grants to finance broadband transmission in rural areas by $8,910,000.
Failed 66-360

H.Amdt. 734 (Kingston, R-GA): An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to strike section 726 from the bill relating to importation of prescription drugs.
Failed 146-283

H.Amdt. 735 (Kingston, R-GA): An amendment numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to prohibit use of funds in the bill to apply labor standards under the Davis-Bacon Act to contracts for construction of renewable energy systems.
Failed 152-278

H.Amdt. 736 (Jordan, R-OH): An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to reduce discretionary funding in the bill by 5.5% across-the-board.
Failed 146-284

H.Amdt. 737 (Flake, R-AZ): An amendment numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to prohibit use of funds for the Catfish Pathogen Genomic Project in Auburn, Alabama.
Failed 74-357

H.Amdt. 738 (Flake, R-AZ): An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to prohibit use of funds for grape genetics research in Geneva, NY.
Failed 76-353

H.Amdt. 739 (Flake, R-AZ): An amendment numbered 10 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to prohibit use of funds for the Alternative Uses of Tobacco (MD) grant.
Failed 94-337

H.Amdt. 740 (Flake, R-AZ): An amendment numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to prohibit use of funds for the Ruminant Nutrition Consortium (MT, ND, SD, and WY).
Failed 74-355

H.Amdt. 741 (Flake, R-AZ): An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 110-290 to prohibit the use of funds for the Wood Utilization (OR,MS,NC,MN,ME,MI,ID,TN,AK,WV) grant.
Failed 68-363

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR 8/3/2007 H9649; text: CR H9649)
Failed 212-216
The Motion to Recommit would have recommitted the bill, H.R. 3161, to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House promptly with an amendment that:
  1. Prohibits any funds in the Act (including grant funds) from being used to employ an alien who is not authorized to be employed in the United States; and
  2. Prohibits any funds in the Act for rental housing assistance programs to provide assistance to an alien not authorized to receive such assistance pursuant to 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

On Motion to Reconsider
Passed 238-12

On Passage
Passed 237-18

Video: Enough is Enough


Video: Republican Whip Blunt Addresses the House Floor



H.Res. 611: Raising a question of the privileges of the House related to the voting irregularities of August 2, 2007.

On agreeing to the resolution
Agreed to by voice vote.


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