House Financial Services Backs Housing Aid Package for Hurricane Victims

Posted March 7, 2007 at 6:21pm

After spending most of Tuesday debating several partisan amendments, the House Financial Services Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would provide low-income housing for states hit hard by Gulf Coast hurricanes.

The Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act (H.R. 1227), co-sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), would prohibit the demolition of public housing that is damaged or otherwise uninhabitable until the Department of Housing and Urban Development develops a plan to replace them.

It gives HUD a deadline of Aug. 1, 2008, to provide adequate housing and authorized HUD to provide relocation assistance to those displaced families. It also extends the disaster voucher program, which is set to expire on Sept. 30, through January 2008. At that point, the program would transfer recipients to the Section 8 voucher program, which provides rent assistance to low-income families.

The measure passed by a 50-16 roll call vote.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said that she wants the bill on the House floor by April. Floor debate could begin as soon as two weeks from now. The office of Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said certain provisions in the bill could be added to the fiscal 2007 supplemental bill.

The panel voted down five GOP-sponsored amendments that would have made sweeping changes to the bill. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) offered an amendment that would make the bill’s funding authorizations subject to “pay-as-you-go” budgeting rules that require Congress to offset any new spending with either tax increases or spending cuts. It was defeated 28-34.

Frank opposed the amendment, saying that budget matters are best left to the Budget and Appropriations committees. “It’s troubling that this only comes up when we’re talking about poor people,” Frank said. “I don’t remember this kind of amendment for” a bill about the Committee on Foreign Investments of the United States.

A second Price amendment, which was defeated 16-50, would have struck language that authorizes funds from the Community Block Development Grant program for disaster relief efforts, recovery and infrastructure restoration to be used as the matching requirement for other federal programs.

Waters said stripping the provision would continue to cripple the cities trying to recover from the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

The Financial Services panel also defeated two amendments by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).

The first, which was rejected 30-35, would have added language stating that the bill authorizes $755 million for housing repair and rebuilding programs for New Orleans. He said the figure comes from HUD’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations and would provide a “good-faith” estimate of what the bill’s provisions are going to cost.

“Best practices say we don’t give a blank check, because that doesn’t carry any accountability,” Hensarling said.

Frank said that he didn’t have any great confidence in the estimates, calling them “back-of-the-envelope at best.” “This would only give ammunition to people who don’t like the bill,” he said, adding that he would ask HUD for the figures before the measure gets to the floor.

A second Hensarling amendment, which was defeated 18-47, would have required public housing assistance recipients to work at least 20 hours per week. Democrats, including Rep. David Scott of Georgia, opposed the amendment, arguing that it would put a “straitjacket on a helping hand.”

The panel also defeated, by a 30-38 vote, an amendment by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) that would strike language from the bill authorizing funds for fiscal 2008 to provide Section 8 tenant replacement vouchers.

On Tuesday, lawmakers also rejected, 28-35, a proposal by Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) to strike language from the bill that would allow vouchers for public housing under the disaster voucher program to become permanent.

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), the panel’s ranking member, said the provision would set a costly precedent for something that was never intended to be a long-term solution. Neugebauer said it would discourage tenants from returning to New Orleans by giving them the option to stay where they are.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said striking the provision to make the vouchers permanent would unravel the central facet of the bill, which is to provide a stable housing solution for people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Advocates for affordable housing have said that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been using the displacement of residents to demolish or convert low-income housing into private developments.

Under the bill, HUD would be required to conduct a survey to determine how many New Orleans public housing residents wanted to return. Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) said the panel ought to wait until getting the survey results before making them permanent.

The panel did adopt by voice vote an amendment offered by Waters and Frank that would authorize funds for Section 8 vouchers for households after the termination of the disaster voucher program, rather than making the disaster vouchers permanent. The amendment also would stipulate that once a participating household becomes ineligible, the public housing agency must return the funds to HUD.

During its work on the bill, the panel approved by voice vote a manager’s amendment offered by Frank that would add language allowing those affected by Hurricane Wilma to also be eligible for housing vouchers. It would authorize 4,500 new project based vouchers, allocating 3,000 of those to Louisiana.

The measure, as amended, would authorize $1.175 billion to be transferred from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Community Development Block Grant program for the Road Home program. As originally drafted, the bill would have transferred $1.2 billion.

Frank’s amendment struck a provision that would require state and local government concurrence for the transfer of project-based assistance. The amendment also made several technical changes suggested by HUD.

Under the bill, tenants displaced by the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita would have the right to return either to their former neighborhood or one close to it. It also would require HUD to determine how many New Orleans residents want to return to public housing.

The committee rejected, by a 27-39 vote, an amendment by Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) that would have given FEMA control over funds authorized for the Road Home program to be used for hazard mitigation through property acquisition and relocation projects.

“It doesn’t make good sense to give FEMA another chance to prove that it can’t manage,” Waters said in opposition of the amendment.

The panel gave its voice vote approval to two amendments offered by Rep. Richard Baker (R-La.). One would exempt benefits from hazard insurance, flood insurance or disaster payments from FEMA to count toward eligibility for the Road Home program unless it would result in a windfall gain.

The second would authorize the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to use $15 million of CDBG funds to create a two-year pilot program that would allow private entities to purchase and develop land for resale. Proceeds of those sales would be reinvested in the program or used to repay any private financing used for such purchases. Private property owners adjacent to plots being redeveloped also would be allowed to enter contract with those developers.

Lawmakers also adopted by voice vote amendments by:

• Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), as amended by Frank. It would require quarterly Government Accountability Office surveys on the use of funds for the Road Home Program. It also would require Congressional hearings on waste, fraud and abuse within 60 days of the bill’s enactment. As originally drafted, it would have frozen any remaining funds for the program if the comptroller general were to report waste or fraud on 2 percent of the 10 percent spent. Frank’s secondary amendment deleted the language, and he said that he would work with Garrett to create accountability.

• Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.). It would prohibit the HUD secretary from denying conveyance of titles and payments, or reduction of insurance claims on the basis of the condition of the property or failure to repair the property, if the homeowner had hazard or flood insurance.

• Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). It would authorize no less than $5 million in fiscal 2008 and 2009 for programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

• Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.). It would make those affected by Hurricane Dennis eligible for provisions granted under the bill.

• Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.). It would require the HUD survey to determine the number of residents wishing to return to New Orleans to use “appropriate scientific research methods.”

• Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.). It would require a GAO study on the distribution of federal housing funds. Marshall said it could help develop models appropriate for other types of disaster relief.

Among the amendments the committee rejected by voice vote included ones by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) addressing the Section 8 funding formula and one by Garrett that would have limited the number of public housing units available to residents returning to New Orleans to the lesser of 3,000 or the number of households indicating in the HUD survey that they wish to return. The underlying bill would set the number of available units at the greater of the two.

Recorded Votes
Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 1
Neugebauer amendment to make housing assistance vouchers temporary.
Tally: 28 Yes, 35 No, 7 Not Voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
NV Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
N Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
N Baca (D-Calif.)
NV Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
N Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
Y Bachus (R-Ala.)
Y Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Y Baker (R-La.)
NV Pryce (R-Ohio)
Y Castle (R-Del.)
Y King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
Y Paul (R-Texas)
Y Gillmor (R-Ohio)
Y LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
NV Jones (R-N.C.)
Y Biggert (R-Ill.)
Y Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
Y Capito (R-W. Va.)
NV Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
Y Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
Y Renzi (R-Ariz.)
NV Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Y Pearce (R-N.M.)
Y Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
Y Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
NV Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 2
Brown-Waite amendment to allow $1.2 billion for hazard mitigation.
Tally: 27 yes, 39 no, 4 not voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
NV Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
N Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
N Baca (D-Calif.)
N Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
N Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
Y Bachus (R-Ala.)
Y Neugebauer (R-Texas)
N Baker (R-La.)
NV Pryce (R-Ohio)
N Castle (R-Del.)
Y King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
Y Paul (R-Texas)
Y Gillmor (R-Ohio)
Y LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
Y Jones (R-N.C.)
N Biggert (R-Ill.)
Y Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
Y Capito (R-W. Va.)
NV Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
Y Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
Y Renzi (R-Ariz.)
NV Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Y Pearce (R-N.M.)
Y Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
Y Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
Y Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 3
McHenry amendment to delete provisions authorizing Section 8 tenant replacement vouchers for fiscal 2008.
Tally: 30 yes, 38 no, 3 not voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
N Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
NV Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
N Baca (D-Calif.)
N Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
N Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
Y Bachus (R-Ala.)
Y Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Y Baker (R-La.)
Y Pryce (R-Ohio)
Y Castle (R-Del.)
Y King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
Y Paul (R-Texas)
Y Gillmor (R-Ohio)
Y LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
Y Jones (R-N.C.)
Y Biggert (R-Ill.)
N Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
Y Capito (R-W. Va.)
Y Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
Y Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
Y Renzi (R-Ariz.)
Y Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Y Pearce (R-N.M.)
NV Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
NV Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
Y Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 4
Price amendment to subject funding authorizations to “pay-as-you-go” budgeting rules.
Tally: 28 yes, 34 no, 8 not voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
NV Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
NV Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
NV Baca (D-Calif.)
N Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
NV Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
Y Bachus (R-Ala.)
Y Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Y Baker (R-La.)
Y Pryce (R-Ohio)
Y Castle (R-Del.)
Y King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
Y Paul (R-Texas)
N Gillmor (R-Ohio)
Y LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
Y Jones (R-N.C.)
Y Biggert (R-Ill.)
Y Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
Y Capito (R-W. Va.)
Y Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
Y Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
Y Renzi (R-Ariz.)
NV Gerlach (R-Pa.)
NV Pearce (R-N.M.)
NV Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
NV Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
Y Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 5
Hensarling amendment on limiting funding in the bill to $755 million.
Tally: 30 yes, 35 no, 5 not voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Penn.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
NV Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
NV Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
N Baca (D-Calif.)
N Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
N Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
Y Bachus (R-Ala.)
Y Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Y Baker (R-La.)
Y Pryce (R-Ohio)
Y Castle (R-Del.)
Y King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
Y Paul (R-Texas)
Y Gillmor (R-Ohio)
Y LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
Y Jones (R-N.C.)
Y Biggert (R-Ill.)
Y Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
Y Capito (R-W. Va.)
Y Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
Y Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
Y Renzi (R-Ariz.)
NV Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Y Pearce (R-N.M.)
NV Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
NV Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
Y Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 6
Hensarling amendment to require public housing assistance recipients to work at least 20 hours per week.
Tally: 18 yes, 47 no, 5 not voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
N Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
NV Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
N Baca (D-Calif.)
N Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
N Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
N Bachus (R-Ala.)
Y Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Y Baker (R-La.)
N Pryce (R-Ohio)
N Castle (R-Del.)
N King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
N Paul (R-Texas)
NV Gillmor (R-Ohio)
Y LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
Y Jones (R-N.C.)
N Biggert (R-Ill.)
N Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
N Capito (R-W. Va.)
Y Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
N Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
Y Renzi (R-Ariz.)
NV Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Y Pearce (R-N.M.)
NV Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
NV Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
Y Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 7
Price Amendment to prohibit state and local governments from using funds authorized in the bill as the matching requirement for other federal programs.
Tally: 16 yes, 50 no, 4 not voting

Democrats (37)
N Frank (D-Mass.)
N Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
N Waters (D-Calif.)
N Maloney (D-N.Y.)
N Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
N Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
N Watt (D-N.C.)
N Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
N Carson (D-Ind.)
N Sherman (D-Calif.)
N Meeks (D-N.Y.)
N Moore (D-Kan.)
NV Capuano (D-Mass.)
N Hinojosa (D-Texas)
N Clay (D-Mo.)
N McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
N Baca (D-Calif.)
N Lynch (D-Mass.)
N Miller (D-N.C.)
N Scott (D-Ga.)
N Green (D-Texas)
N Cleaver (D-Mo.)
N Bean (D-Ill.)
N Moore (D-Wis.)
N Davis (D-Tenn.)
N Sires (D-N.J.)
N Hodes (D-N.H.)
N Ellison (D-Minn.)
N Klein (D-Fla.)
N Mahoney (D-Fla.)
N Wilson (D-Ohio)
N Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
N Murphy (D-Conn.)
N Donnelly (D-Ind.)
N Wexler (D-Fla.)
N Marshall (D-Ga.)
N Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
N Bachus (R-Ala.)
N Neugebauer (R-Texas)
N Baker (R-La.)
N Pryce (R-Ohio)
N Castle (R-Del.)
N King (R-N.Y.)
Y Royce (R-Calif.)
Y Lucas (R-Okla.)
Y Paul (R-Texas)
NV Gillmor (R-Ohio)
N LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Y Manzullo (R-Ill.)
N Jones (R-N.C.)
N Biggert (R-Ill.)
N Shays (R-Conn.)
Y Miller (R-Calif.)
N Capito (R-W.Va.)
Y Feeney (R-Fla.)
Y Hensarling (R-Texas)
Y Garrett (R-N.J.)
Y Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Y Barrett (R-S.C.)
N Renzi (R-Ariz.)
N Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Y Pearce (R-N.M.)
NV Price (R-Ga.)
Y Davis (R-Ky.)
Y McHenry (R-N.C.)
Y Campbell (R-Calif.)
NV Putnam (R-Fla.)
Y Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Y Bachman (R-Minn.)
N Roskam (R-Ill.)

Bill: H.R. 1227
Vote: 8
Vote to report the bill to the House floor.
Tally: 50 yes, 16 no, 4 not voting

Democrats (37)
Y Frank (D-Mass.)
Y Kanjorski (D-Pa.)
Y Waters (D-Calif.)
Y Maloney (D-N.Y.)
Y Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
Y Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
Y Watt (D-N.C.)
Y Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
Y Carson (D-Ind.)
Y Sherman (D-Calif.)
Y Meeks (D-N.Y.)
Y Moore (D-Kan.)
NV Capuano (D-Mass.)
Y Hinojosa (D-Texas)
Y Clay (D-Mo.)
Y McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
Y Baca (D-Calif.)
Y Lynch (D-Mass.)
Y Miller (D-N.C.)
Y Scott (D-Ga.)
Y Green (D-Texas)
Y Cleaver (D-Mo.)
Y Bean (D-Ill.)
Y Moore (D-Wis.)
Y Davis (D-Tenn.)
Y Sires (D-N.J.)
Y Hodes (D-N.H.)
Y Ellison (D-Minn.)
Y Klein (D-Fla.)
Y Mahoney (D-Fla.)
Y Wilson (D-Ohio)
Y Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
Y Murphy (D-Conn.)
Y Donnelly (D-Ind.)
Y Wexler (D-Fla.)
Y Marshall (D-Ga.)
Y Boren (D-Okla.)

Republicans (33)
Y Bachus (R-Ala.)
N Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Y Baker (R-La.)
Y Pryce (R-Ohio)
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