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house Bill H.R. 4745

If the Shoe Fits, Drive It: The 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Spending Bill

Argument in favor

Cuts spending by $1.8 billion. Federal aviation budget remains largely intact, as do Community Planning and Development grant programs. No high-speed rail funds.

Argument opposed

Grants programs funding for bike, pedestrian and public transit projects take a big hit. HUD home investment funding for the poor is cut by 30%. No high-speed rail funds.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 10th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 192 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 27th, 2014

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Bill Activity

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    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-464, by Mr. Latham.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 344.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 604 Reported to House. All points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. General debate shall not exceed one hour, after debate the bills shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute for H.R. 4681, an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Rules Committee Print 113-45 shall be considered as an original bill. No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be made in order except those printed in the report.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 604.
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    All points of order against consideration of the bills are waived. General debate shall not exceed one hour, after debate the bills shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute for H.R. 4681, an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Rules Committee Print 113-45 shall be considered as an original bill. No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be made in order except those printed in the report.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 604 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable George Holding to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4745.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Meehan 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 Farenthold amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Walberg amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Duffy 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 Broun (GA) 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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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Butterfield amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Griffin amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Poe (TX) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe (TX) 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 Chabot amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Chabot amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Chabot 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 Nadler amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    Mr. Latham 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. 4745 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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    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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    VACATING DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Poe (TX) asked unanimous consent to withdraw his request for a recorded vote on his amendment to the end that the amendment stand rejected by the earlier voice vote. Agreed to without objection.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gohmert amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gohmert amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gohmert 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 Nadler amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler 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 Capito amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capito amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capito 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 Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Duffy amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Conyers 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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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee 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 Lee (CA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Grayson (FL) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Himes 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 Broun (GA) amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Broun (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Broun (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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Waters amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Burgess 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 Hartzler amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Hartzler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Hartzler 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 Norton amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Daines amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Daines amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright 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 DeFazio amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson Lee amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Lowenthal 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 DeSantis amendment under the five-minute rule.
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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 Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar 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 Garamendi 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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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar 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 Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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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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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming 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 Garamendi 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, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garamendi 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 Grayson amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    Mr. Latham 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. 4745 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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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that, pursuant to clause 6 of Rule XVIII, the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    ANNOUNCEMENT - Majority Leader Cantor was recognized to announce to the House that a unanimous consent request to re-vote the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4810 would be forthcoming.
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    Mr. Latham 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. 4745 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 Royce amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Denham amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Denham amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Denham 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 Blackburn amendment under the five-minute rule.
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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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Garamendi 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 Grijalva amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Schock amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schock 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 Higgins amendment under the five-minute rule.
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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 Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar 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 Gosar amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar 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 Schiff amendment under the five-minute rule, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff 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 Cassidy 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 Titus amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Yoho amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Ellison 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 Gingrey amendment No. 28 under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Conyers 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 Gingrey amendment No. 29 under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the DeLauro amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Gingrey amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sessions amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bass amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sessions amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sessions 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 Engel amendment under the five-minute rule.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that, pursuant to clause 6 of Rule XVIII, the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    Mr. Latham 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. 4745.
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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. Esty 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 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety enforcement programs by $5,000,000 and decrease funds for the Federal Transit Administration's administrative expenses by the same amount.
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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: 195 - 227 (Roll no. 296).
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 - 192 (Roll no. 297).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 430.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 10th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 192 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 27th, 2014

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