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U.S. House-Passed Bills For Critical Government Funding

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Washington, Oct 11, 2013 | comments

As a government shutdown unfortunately continues, I wanted to take a moment to again assure the residents of the Iowa’s Third Congressional District I will continue to do everything I can to move us forward and get the full government working again.

I continue to believe that common sense solutions can be achieved rather quickly when Washington sets aside senseless politics, partisanship and pandering, and commits to working together and listening to each other - and even more importantly - listening to the American people.

In the meantime, I have joined with a bipartisan group of Democrats and Republicans to vote for 15 clean continuing resolutions (CRs) that open critical functions of government such as those that help and protect our nation’s veterans and seniors, nutrition programs for our neighbors in need and lifesaving research.   All of these clean CRs were supported by every member of Iowa’s U.S. House Delegation – BOTH Republican and Democrat.

Here is the list of bills that have been passed by the House - and all but the two that were signed into law are ready to be considered by a Senate vote that would quickly re-open these critical and non-controversial functions - no conditions attached - while we continue to work toward an agreement on ending the full shutdown:

Bill: H.R. 3210 Pay Our Military Act
This is legislation which I offered with four of my colleagues on September 28, 2013. The measure ensures our military, reserve components, and Department of Defense civilian employees would be paid in the event of a government shutdown.
Status:
Passed the House by a vote of 423-0 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (192 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill).  Passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.  President Obama signed it into law on September 30, 2013.


Bill: H.J. Res. 71 Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act
Allows our nation’s capital to continue operating using its own funding.
Status: Passed the House by a voice vote on October 2, 2013.  The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.
 
Bill: H.J. Res. 70 Open Our National Parks and Museums Act
Opens all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC that was initially closed to veterans by the administration.
Status:  Passed the House by a vote of 252-173 on October 2, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (23 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill).  The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J. Res. 73 Research For Life Saving Cures Act
Provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 254-171 on October 2, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (25 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill).  The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.
 
Bill: H.R. 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act
Ensures the government shutdown doesn’t affect pay for our National Guard and Reserve.
Status:  Passed the House by a vote of 265-160 on October 3, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R)  - (36 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill).  The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.
 
Bill: H.J. Res. 72 Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans
Ensures funds are available for veterans' disability payments, the GI bill, education training, and VA home loans.
Status:  Passed the House by a vote of 259-157 on October 3, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (35 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill).  The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 85 National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act
Provides funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Status:
Passed the House  by a vote of 224 – 185 on October 4, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (23 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 75 Nutrition Assistance and Low-Income Women and Children Act
Provides funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
Status: Passed the House  by a vote of 222-183 on October 4, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (22 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.R. 3223 The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
Guarantees all furloughed federal employees will be paid back as soon as the shutdown comes to an end.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 407-0 on October 5, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (189 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 77 The Food and Drug Safety Act
Provides funding for the Food and Drug Administration.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 217 to 182 on October 7, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (20 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 84 Head Start for Low-Income Children Act
Provides funding for the Head Start program that funds child care for low-income workers.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 248 to 168 on October 8, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (23 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 89 Federal Worker Pay Fairness Act
(1) Provides funding to pay federal workers who are not furloughed. (2) Establishes the Bicameral Working Group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth, comprised of 20 Members of Congress, to recommend to the House of Representatives and Senate overall levels spending, changes in the debt limit and reforms in government programs.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 420 to 0 on October 8, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (194 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 90 Flight Safety Act
Provides funding for Federal Aviation Administration that oversees air traffic and passenger safety.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 252 to 172 on October 9, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (23 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 91 Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act
Provides immediate funding for death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 425 to 0 on October 9, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (197 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill).
Passed in the Senate by unanimous consent on October 10, 2013.  President Obama signed it into law on October 10, 2013.

Bill: H.J.Res. 79 Border Safety and Security Act
Provides funding for border security programs at the Department of Homeland Security.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 249 to 175 on October 10, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (21 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.

Bill: H.J.Res. 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution
Provides funding for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Status: Passed the House by a vote of 248 to 176 on October 11, 2013 - Iowa Delegation all yes votes Braley(D), Loebsack(D), Latham(R), King(R) - (21 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this bill). The Senate has yet to debate or consider this bill.


Sources: http://www.congress.gov; http://gop.gov/legdigest; http://http://thomas.loc.gov

UPDATED 10/11/13
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