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house Bill H.R. 4660

Commerce! Justice! Science! $52 Billion for FY '15

Argument in favor

Cuts spending by almost $400 million.

Argument opposed

Deals with Guantanamo by not dealing with Guantanamo.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed May 30th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 321 Yea / 87 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 15th, 2014

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    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-448, by Mr. Wolf.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 331.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 585 Reported to House. All points of order against the bills are waived. General debate shall not exceed one hour. After general debate the bills shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee of Armed Services for H.R. 4435, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-44 shall be considered as adopted and considered as an original bill for the purposes of amendment.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 585.
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    All points of order against the bills are waived. General debate shall not exceed one hour. After general debate the bills shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee of Armed Services for H.R. 4435, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-44 shall be considered as adopted and considered as an original bill for the purposes of amendment.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 585 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Ann Wagner to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4660.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lynch amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Davis (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Reichert amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kildee amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Langevin amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cicilline amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Pompeo amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pompeo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (KY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gibson amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McNerney amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bridenstine amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bridenstine amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Nugent amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McDermott amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Holt amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bonamici amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wolf demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Moore amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sinema amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the King (IA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA)amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Brownley (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the McKinley amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Coffman (CO) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lee (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cohen amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Fleming amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    Mr. Wolf moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4660 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cohen amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Second Cohen amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Polis amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kildee amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8 under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Delaney amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Connolly amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gallego amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Cicilline amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cicilline amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cicilline demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kilmer amendment under the five-minute rule, pending a reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment No. 18, under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jeffries amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    Mr. Wolf moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4660 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kaptur amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Lipinski demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott (GA) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Austin Scott (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Austin Scott (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    Mr. Wolf moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4660 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moran amendment No. 13.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Moran demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Doyle amendment, pending the reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 14.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 15.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Bustos demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bonamici amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Bonamici demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walberg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Walberg demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 21.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment No. 25.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment No. 20.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holding amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holding amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 10.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Southerland amendment No. 24.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Southerland amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Salmon amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Duffy amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garrett amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Meadows amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hudson amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment.
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    WITHDRAWN DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Walberg asked unanimous consent to withdraw his demand for a recorded vote on the Walberg amendment debated earlier to the end that the amendment stand affirmed pursuant to the earlier voice vote on the amendment. Agreed to without objection.
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    DISPOSITION OF WALBERG AMENDMENT - The Chair announced that, without objection, the request for a recorded vote having been withdrawn, the Walberg amendment, stands affirmed in accordance with the previous voice vote thereon.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    Mr. Wolf moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
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    On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4660.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Ms. Moore moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase funds for various violence against women and sexual assault prevention and prosection programs and decrease funds in the National Science Foundation's agency operation and award management account.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 220, 2 Present (Roll no. 268).
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 321 - 87 (Roll no. 269).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate.
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    Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 428.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 3. Record Vote Number: 200.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed May 30th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 321 Yea / 87 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 15th, 2014

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