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November 2, 2007

House Suspension Votes

House votes under suspension of the rules require a 2/3 majority for passage.


H.R. 1808: To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, as the "Charlie Norwood Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".
Passed 417-0

H.Res. 680: Condemning the actions of September 7, 2007, resulting in damage to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.
Passed 418-0

H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

SEC. 899A. DEFINITIONS.

    `For purposes of this subtitle:

      `(1) COMMISSION- The term `Commission' means the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism established under section 899C.

      `(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.

      `(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

      `(4) IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE- The term `ideologically based violence' means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs.

Passed 404-6

NayHI-1Abercrombie, Neil [D]
NayIL-12Costello, Jerry [D]
NayTN-2Duncan, John [R]
NayAZ-6Flake, Jeff [R]
NayOH-10Kucinich, Dennis [D]
NayCA-46Rohrabacher, Dana [R]


11/5/2007 Update:
H.R. 3224: Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act of 2007
To amend the National Dam Safety Program Act to establish a program to provide grant assistance to States for the rehabilitation and repair of deficient dams.
Passed 263-102

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