114th Congress Motions to Recommit


What is a Motion to Recommit with Instructions? The motion to recommit with instructions provides one final chance to amend a bill before it is passed by the full House of Representatives. The Rules of the 112th and 113th Congress provide for a motion to recommit with instructions “forthwith,” meaning the House must immediately vote on the bill, as amended, if the motion to recommit is adopted.

Does a Motion to Recommit with Instructions Kill the Bill? The answer is no. Under Republican control in the 112th and 113th Congress, the Rules of the House were adopted on January 3, 2013 by a vote of 228-196 (Roll Call #6, First Session). Those Rules state that a motion to recommit with instructions is NOT sent back to committee. If the recommit is adopted, the bill is voted on by the full House immediately.

In the official Rules of the House of Representatives in the 113th Congress, Rule XIX 2(b)(2) states: “A motion to recommit a bill or joint resolution may include instructions only in the form of a direction to report an amendment or amendments back to the House forthwith.” In the House Rules and Manual, the Parliamentarians, who are the official referees of all legislative activity on the House floor, state clearly on page 806: “If the House adopts a motion to recommit with instructions that the committee report ‘forthwith,’ the chair reports at once without awaiting action by the committee, the bill is before the House for immediate consideration …”

The official ruling of the Chair, under a Republican Speaker pro temp, confirmed this interpretation on four separate occasions in the 112th and on another occasion during the 113th Congress, which can be viewed at the links below:

April 18, 2013, Speaker pro temp Kevin Yoder (R-KS) May 18, 2012, Speaker pro temp Judy Biggert (R-IL) May 16, 2012, Speaker pro temp Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) May 10, 2012, Speaker pro temp Allen West (R-FL) May 10, 2012, Speaker pro temp Steve Womack (R-AR)

Bill Date Motion to Recommit (MTR) Text Vote
S. 304 7/13/16 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit protects American families, including expectant mothers, by preventing the harmful provisions of S. 304 if they would reduce access to health care services to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the Zika virus. .pdf 182-244
H.R. 4768 7/12/16 The Motion to Recommit would bring to the floor Rep. Peter King’s bills H.R. 1076 – Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015, the bipartisan “No Fly, No Buy” legislation, and H.R. 1217 – Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, which would expand our background checks system. .pdf 169-236
H.R. 5485 7/7/16 The Motion to Recommit would provide an additional $5,000,000 in funding for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) in order to enhance the agency’s capability to combat terrorism, drug lords, weapons of mass destruction and other national security threats. .pdf 183-241
H.R. 4361 7/6/16 The Motion to Recommit would bring to the floor Rep. Peter King’s bills H.R. 1076 – Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015, the bipartisan “No Fly, No Buy” legislation, and H.R. 1217 – Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, which would expand our background checks system. .pdf
H.R. 5053 6/14/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 5053 would block Republicans’ assault on our campaign finance system by requiring disclosure to the IRS of any substantial donations to tax-exempt 501(c) groups that participate in political campaigns. .pdf 180-238
H.R. 5325 6/10/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 5325, offered by Congressman Joaquin Castro, would block Republicans’ effort to enshrine their discriminatory agenda and dehumanizing rhetoric at the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s largest library by preventing Republican efforts to force the Library of Congress to use harmful and dehumanizing language, such as the pejorative term “Illegal Aliens,” in its subject headings to describe people with undocumented immigration status. .pdf 170-237
H.R. 4775 6/8/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 4775, offered by Congressman Bobby Rush, would strike Republicans’ ozone implementation delay if the Environmental Protection Agency finds that doing so would increase asthma attacks, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart attacks; Babies born with low birth weight and impaired fetal growth; Neurological damage, premature mortality; or other serious harms to human health, especially for vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, children, seniors, outdoor workers, and low-income communities. .pdf 173-239
H.R. 5055 5/26/16 The Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, would provide an additional $20,000,000 to the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account for Material Management and Minimization and Global Material Security. The motion is offset by decreasing the Federal Salaries and Expenses account for the National Nuclear Security Administration by the same amount. .pdf 178-236
H.R. 5233 5/25/16 The Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Connolly of Virginia, would add an exemption to the underlying bill to allow the District of Columbia government to use local funds to prevent and treat the Zika virus. .pdf 179-239
H.R. 897 5/24/16 The Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Raul Ruiz of California, would prohibit the underlying bill from applying to the discharge of a pesticide if there is any evidence, based on peer-reviewed science, that the pesticide is known or suspected to cause adverse health effects on pregnant women, or cause adverse impacts to fetal growth or development, or early childhood development. .pdf 182-232
H.R. 4909 5/18/16 The Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, would strike an exception inserted by Republicans at markup that would allow schools like the Citadel to continue to fly the Confederate flag while retaining an ROTC program.  The Motion to Recommit would also strike section 1094 of the bill, which would allow religious organizations contracting with the federal government to discriminate against LGBT individuals whom they may employ, in blatant violation of President Obama’s Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors discriminating against LGBT people in employment. .pdf 181-243
H.R. 5243 5/18/16 The Motion to Recommit, offered by Congresswoman Castor of Florida, would strike the text of the underlying bill and replace it with the text of Reps. Lowey, DeLauro and Wasserman Schultz’s bill, H.R. 5044 – Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to the Zika virus, which poses a serious threat to the American public, particularly pregnant women.  H.R. 5044 reflects the Administration’s request from February 22, 2016 to provide a total of $1.9 billion in emergency spending this fiscal year to combat the threat posed by Zika. .pdf
H.R. 4901 4/29/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Ted Lieu, would ensure that LGBT schoolchildren are protected, by prohibiting discrimination against voucher students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. .pdf 167-228
H.R. 1206 4/20/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan, would ensure that both chambers of Congress are held to the same employability standards based on tax delinquency status as IRS employees. .pdf 177-245
H.R. 2666 4/15/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky, would demand an up or down vote on the Republican ‘Road to Ruin’ budget passed out of the Republican Budget Committee so the American people can see where their representatives stand. .pdf
H.R. 3791 4/14/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, would demand an up or down vote on the Republican ‘Road to Ruin’ budget passed out of the Republican Budget Committee so the American people can see where their representatives stand. .pdf
H.R. 3340 4/14/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, would demand an up or down vote on the Republican ‘Road to Ruin’ budget passed out of the Republican Budget Committee so the American people can see where their representatives stand. .pdf
H.R. 2745 3/23/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas, seeks to ensure the Republican-led Congress to put patients before profits, by preventing mergers that would unreasonably increase the costs of pharmaceutical drugs. .pdf 174-235
H.R. 3797 3/15/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by  Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina, would ensure that H.R. 3797 would not take effect if it will result in increased air emissions that harm Americans’ health by preventing an increase in emissions that harm brain development or cause learning disabilities in children, and stopping increased emissions that add mercury to lakes, rivers, streams, and public drinking water sources. .pdf 173-236
H.R.2406 2/26/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence of Michigan, seeks to ensure all communities have clean water by ensuring companies using chemical substances or mixtures that can seep into the public water system provide state and federal agencies with data on how those chemicals could affect human health and the environment. .pdf 165-238
H.R.3624 2/25/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit, offered by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, seeks to stop Republicans’ from threatening to delay and deny justice for our children by ensuring that survivors of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation can seek relief in their state courts. .pdf 180-239
H.R. 3442 2/11/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit offered by Congressman Lloyd Doggett puts our national interest before narrow special interests by analyzing the long-term impact that tax loopholes abused by special interests have on American businesses, American workers, and our economy. .pdf 179-238
H.R. 3293 2/10/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit offered by Congresswoman Donna Edwards puts science and national interest before narrow special interests by ensuring that research that increases our understanding of the causes and prevention of gun violence is eligible for NSF grants. .pdf 177-241
H.R. 766 2/4/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit offered by Congresswoman Kathy Castor prevents the legislation from taking effect until the DOJ and banking regulators certify that no financial institutions covered by FIRREA have broken the law for the preceding 5 years by taking advantage of service members or by perpetrating abuses in the mortgage market. .pdf 177-240
H.R. 1675 2/3/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit offered by Rep. Frankel protects retirement plans from fraud, felons, and other bad actors; ensures that Madoff-style fraudsters cannot take advantage of any of the deregulation contemplated in this bill; and prevents the SEC from acting on any changes to securities rules contemplated in this bill that weaken the financial protections provided for American seniors. .pdf 184-241
H.R. 1644 1/12/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would protect American families and communities by preventing delays to rules that address imminent or long-term threats to human life,  and removing delays to rules that protect public health in the event of an increase of life-threatening illnesses such as: heavy metal contamination, lung cancer, heart or kidney disease or birth defects in communities near mountaintop removal coal mining projects. .pdf 186-237
H.R. 1927 1/8/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit offered by Rep. McCollum puts America’s children first by protecting children exposed to asbestos in America’s schools from having their personal information, such as Social Security numbers and health information, exposed. .pdf 173-227
H.R. 1155 1/7/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit protects LGBT workers and their families from the burden of being able to be fired for who they are or who they love by exempting the rule that extends employee nondiscrimination/LGBT protections for federal contractors from Republicans’ radical bill. .pdf 178-239
H.R. 712 1/7/16 The Democratic Motion to Recommit protects schoolchildren by exempting any rule, consent degree, or settlement agreement that pertains to protecting Americans from gun violence, particularly in school zones or other sensitive areas from falling under HR 712. .pdf 171-244
H.R. 644 12/11/15 With the Democratic Motion to Recommit, we challenge Republicans to support a Customs Bill that honors American workers, addresses human trafficking, and protects our environment. .pdf 172-239
H.R. 2130 12/9/15 The Motion to Recommit is identical to the text of Rep. Peter King’s bill, H.R. 1076 – Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015.  H.R. 1076 would amend the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer or issuance of firearm and explosives licenses to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities. .pdf
H.R. 8 12/3/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit affirms climate change is real; and directs that U.S. energy policy should seek to remove market barriers that inhibit the development of renewable energy infrastructure. .pdf 180-243
H.R. 4038 11/19/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would force a vote on House Democrats’ tough alternative refugee legislation, the Secure Refugee Process Act. .pdf 180-244
H.R. 3189 11/19/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would ensure that financial companies found to engage in activity that harms seniors’ financial health and stability are prevented from participating in any emergency lending program or facility established by the Federal Reserve. .pdf 182-242
H.R. 1210 11/18/15 The Democratic MTR would protect veterans and members of the Armed Forces by preserving their right to file a lawsuit if their mortgages violate anti-predatory lending laws; and prevent mortgage brokers from receiving bonuses for steering servicemembers or veterans into mortgages that are more expensive than what they qualify for under their credit profile. .pdf 184-242
H.R.1937 10/22/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit declares that climate change is real and would allow for environmental reviews to consider climate change. .pdf 184-246
H.R. 10 10/21/15 Students shouldn’t have to trade in their First Amendment rights, due process rights, and other civil rights in exchange for a school voucher.  The Democratic Motion to Recommit protects American schoolchildren by applying civil rights protections to all voucher students, which is not guaranteed under current law. .pdf 185-242
H.R. 702 10/9/15 While Republicans race to put Big Oil’s profits above protecting the environment and public health, Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would ensure enforcement of federal laws that protect human health, the environment, and public safety. .pdf 179-242
H.R. 538 10/8/15 Republicans are seeking to all but eliminate homeowners right to a fair hearing if they’ve been wronged.  Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would protect the rights of servicemembers, seniors, and students to seek a court remedy against predatory practices in the home-buying process. .pdf 184-239
H.R. 3192 10/7/15 Republicans are seeking to all but eliminate homeowners right to a fair hearing if they’ve been wronged.  Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would protect the rights of servicemembers, seniors, and students to seek a court remedy against predatory practices in the home-buying process. .pdf 185-240
H.R. 1735 10/1/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would protect our military and restore sound accounting to Republicans’ irresponsible conference report.  If adopted, our measure would preserve strong funding for our military by shifting the $38 billion Republicans have wrongly stored in the OCO account back to the Defense base budget where it belongs, conforming the measure to the President’s defense budget request. .pdf 186-241
H.R. 3495 9/30/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit protects American women’s access to life-saving health care services from Republicans’ attempt to defund Planned Parenthood by protecting any organization that provides life-saving health services, such as preventive care and cancer screenings, from being stripped of vital federal resources to serve America’s families. .pdf 184-242
H.R. 348 9/25/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit prevents the weakening of any provisions that preserve safe drinking water, private property rights, and the health, safety, or sovereignty of Native American tribes; and ensures that construction projects prioritize the use of American-made equipment and the hiring of unemployed workers, especially veterans. .pdf 175-229
H.R. 3134 9/18/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit shields American women’s access to lifesaving health care services from Republicans’ attempt to defund Planned Parenthood by protecting any organization that provides women’s health services, such as preventive care and cancer screenings, from being stripped of vital federal resources to serve America’s families. .pdf 183-245
H.R. 758 9/17/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit protects women’s right to demand equal wages, by excluding claims of employment discrimination from the underlying bill that raises new obstacles for Americans to seek remedy in the courts. .pdf 179-239
H.R. 1994 7/29/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit protects VA whistleblowers who strive to ensure public health and safety, and are willing to expose discrimination and malfeasance, from being fired at will. .pdf 184-241
H.R. 1734 7/22/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would ensure an adequate supply of clean water by requiring that coal ash ponds be designed to prevent any toxic contamination of ground water; and protect sources of drinking water, including the Great Lakes, which is the largest freshwater system in the world. .pdf 184-240
H.R. 2898 7/16/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would ensure an adequate supply of water for safe drinking that is untainted by arsenic, salt, or other toxins which become concentrated in diminished water supplies, to fight wild fires, and to honor tribal water rights. .pdf 183-239
H.R. 3038 7/15/15 The Democratic MTR would help improve America’s roads, bridges, and highways by: stopping corporations that seek to avoid paying their fair share of taxes by moving their business address to another country.  Instead, those reclaimed resources will be invested in much-needed American transportation infrastructure improvements. .pdf 185-244
H.R. 5 7/8/15 The Democratic MTR guarantees continued funding for IDEA, including for students with autism and cognitive disabilities; and protects children with disabilities from abusive seclusion and restraint practices, which, according to the GAO, have resulted in severe injury and even death. .pdf 185-244
H.R. 2596 6/16/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would deter terrorist attacks, and strengthen America’s cybersecurity by requiring intelligence agencies to share with the Transportation Safety Administration the latest info on terrorist attempts to thwart airport security and who’s on the terrorist watch list; and foil and counter state-sponsored cyberattacks by China, Russia, and others that resulted in OPM hacks, and theft of personal health information of 80 million Americans from Anthem Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield. .pdf 183-240
H.R. 2685 6/11/15 The Democratic Motion to recommit increase funds for the Army Threat Integration Center to protect troops and their families from terrorist attacks; the “Yellow Ribbon” reintegration program to help troops and National Guard transition to civilian life, and get help with education, training, health, financial, and legal info; and the Joint Warfighter Medical Research program, which provides latest cutting edge techniques to save injured troops on battlefield. .pdf 186-240
H.R. 2577 6/9/15 The Democratic MTR would give Amtrak the resources to keep the American people safe on the rails by providing $6 million for Positive Train Control so Amtrak can prioritize the most critical needs to prevent additional accidents. .pdf 181-244
H.R.2578 6/3/15 The Democratic recommit amendment helps keep children safe from Internet predators and ensures women have the resources to survive intimate partner violence. It provides an additional $3 million to the Internet Crimes Against Children program to protect children from online sexual predators; and an additional $3 million to the Violence Against Women Act program to protect women from domestic violence .pdf 184-240
H.R. 1335 6/1/15 The Democratic recommit amendment protects our fisheries and forces polluters to pay for cleanup of a toxic spill or oil spill that harms fisheries, fishing jobs, and local fishing communities. .pdf 155-233
H.R.880 5/20/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit protects innovation with a two year extension of the R&D tax credit, giving Congress the time to work on comprehensive tax reform that pays for this vitally important tax credit. .pdf 181-240
H.R.2353 5/19/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would reauthorize and provide $750 million to install the Positive Train Control program, which expired in 2013, and would have prevented the recent Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015 according to National Transportation Safety Board Member Robert Sumwalt. .pdf 182-241
H.R. 1735 5/15/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would protect troop pay from more manufactured Republican crises, guaranteeing a pay increase of 2.3 percent for our service members; and, ensuring no lapse in troop pay in the event of a government shutdown. .pdf 184-234
H.R.36 5/13/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit adds an exception to the bill to protect the health of the mother, acknowledging that most late-term abortions are performed for medical reasons. .pdf 181-246
H.R.1732 5/12/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would protect the quality of America’s water supply for safe drinking, particularly in the Great Lakes, which has been affected by harmful algal blooms; drought mitigation in California and the West; agriculture and irrigation; and flood and coastal storm protection from wetlands. .pdf 175-241
H.R.2028 5/1/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would invest $15 million for drought mitigation and planning to address the historic Western drought and invest $15 million to help states protect the electric grid, increase resiliency and stop cyberattacks. .pdf 180-235
H.R.2029  4/30/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would strengthen support services for America’s veterans in the Mil Con-VA Appropriations by providing an additional $15 million for Veterans Medical Services, which includes funding for long-term veterans care, support for Caregivers, Homeless Veterans assistance, and drug treatment. .pdf 181-236
H.R. 1731  4/23/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would require DHS to prioritize protection and technical assistance to stop cyberattacks on critical infrastructure such as the electric power grid and nuclear power plants; intellectual property of American companies, attacks on which costs jobs and billions in economic loss; and medical and other vital personal information that can jeopardize the privacy and health security of millions of Americans. .pdf 180-238
H.R. 1560  4/22/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit would deter terrorist cyberattacks, homegrown terrorist attacks, and strengthen America’s cybersecurity by increasing prevention efforts to stop the recruitment and travel of homegrown terrorists by ISIL, al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations; and the theft of US military technology by state-sponsored computer hackers from China and other countries. .pdf 183-239
H.R. 1195  4/22/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit stops predatory lenders on military bases, and those convicted of fraud against veterans and service members, from serving on the CFPB Advisory Board. .pdf 184-234
H.R.1105  4/16/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit prevents Republicans from giving inheritance tax benefits to any person who is convicted of tax evasion or fraud in relation to the gift tax or estate tax. .pdf 186-232
H.R. 622  4/16/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit prevents increases in deficit or delay of tax reform and provides a 1-year extension of deduction to ensure Congress can do tax extensions in the context of overall reform that is fiscally responsible. .pdf 179-243
H.R. 650  4/14/15 Democrats’ Motion to Recommit prevents predatory lenders and those convicted of mortgage fraud from providing loans to homeowners. .pdf 184-239
H.R. 1030  3/18/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prohibit the EPA from relying on advice from any scientist whose primary source of research funds comes from corporations or individuals convicted of major environmental crimes. .pdf 181-239
H.R. 1029  3/17/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prohibit the following individuals from serving on EPA’s Science Advisory Board: CEOs of corporations convicted of major environmental crimes and any person whose primary source of research funding comes from corporations convicted of major environmental crimes. .pdf 179-237
H.R.749  3/4/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would protect passengers on Amtrak by providing more funds for rail security, including additional surveillance and screening, and prioritize the hiring of veterans for Amtrak Police, including those trained with military dogs to improve bomb detection. .pdf 184-232
H.R.529  2/25/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would increase transparency in the management of 529 plans, requiring the disclosure of brokerage fees paid to manage 529 plans, and the impact of such fees on the long-term savings of educational accounts. .pdf 176-243
H.R.636  2/13/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prevent delays to comprehensive tax reform or any increases in the deficit, and sensibly extend tax breaks for small businesses for one year to allow time for comprehensive tax reform. .pdf 173-241
H.R.644  2/12/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prevent delays to comprehensive tax reform and prevent increases in the deficit; sensibly extend charitable giving for one year to allow time for comprehensive tax reform; and prohibit any corporations who “invert” and renounce their U.S citizenship to avoid paying their fair share of taxes from benefitting from this bill. .pdf 168-245
S.1  2/11/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would require foreign-owned TransCanada to pay the same 8 cents per barrel contribution towards the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to cover the cost of any spill, which every U.S. oil company must pay, but which is not required by the underlying bill. .pdf 181-241
H.R. 527  2/5/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit exempts from the bill’s weakening provisions any federal protections that prevent the proliferation, spread, or development of nuclear weapons, including to North Korea and Iran. .pdf 182-240
H.R. 50  2/4/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would exempt from the bill’s weakening provisions any federal protections that stop sexual predators, prevent domestic violence, prevent rape or sexual assault, or that require background checks to protect students and children. .pdf 184-239
H.R. 596  2/3/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prohibit Republicans 56th vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act from allowing insurance companies to discriminate against patients based on gender or pre-existing conditions, increasing Medicare D prescription drug costs, or resulting in a tax increase by taking away health care subsidies (for middle class families) .pdf 179-241
H.R. 351  1/28/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prohibit LNG exports to any nation that is a state sponsor of terrorism, or to any nation or corporation that engages in cyber-attacks against the United States, and would ensure that U.S. flagged and built ships are used to export LNG. .pdf 175-237
H.R. 7  1/22/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit prohibits any violation of the medical privacy of a woman regarding her choice of health insurance coverage, and in particular the very sensitive privacy needs of those who are victims of rape and incest. In contrast, the underlying bill goes so far as to restrict a woman’s own private funds under her health insurance coverage for abortion services. .pdf 177-240
H.R. 161  1/21/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would require that natural gas pipeline owners, not taxpayers, are liable for any damages, repair, and clean-up in the wake of a natural gas pipeline explosion. .pdf 181-241
H.R. 37  1/14/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prohibit any person or financial entity that has been convicted of providing assistance to terrorist groups or state sponsors of terrorism from receiving the benefits of Republicans’ wall-street giveaway bill. .pdf 183-242
H.R. 240  1/14/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would provide a clean Homeland Security Appropriations bill that will protect our country from terrorist attacks, and provide $3 million to improve anti-terrorism fusion centers in every state to process threat information. .pdf  184-244
H.R. 185  1/13/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would block Republicans from eliminating regulations that help prevent terrorism and crime, protect wages, save taxpayer dollars, help small businesses, and prevent discrimination. .pdf  180-245
H.R. 3  1/9/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would require TransCanada to pay the same 8 cents per barrel contribution towards the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to cover the cost of any spill, which every other oil company must pay, but which is not required by the underlying bill. .pdf  180-237
H.R. 30  1/8/15 The Democratic Motion to Recommit would prohibit the Republicans’ health care repeal bill from taking effect if workers lose wages or hours as employers try to skirt requirements to pay for their healthcare, or if it would increase the deficit.  The MTR also exempts veterans from the harmful effects of the legislation and protects women from health insurance discriminationor any loss of benefits. .pdf  179-244
 Bills not introduced at this point.  1/6/15  The Democratic Motion to Commit (MTC) would force a vote on the CEO/Employee Pay Fairness Act, which prevents CEOs from claiming tax deductions on income over $1million unless they give their employees a concurrent raise.  .pdf1, .pdf2  168-243
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