September 16, 2013
Recent House Votes
Health Care Subsidy – Vote Passed (235-191, 6 Not Voting)
Returning last week from the August recess, the House passed a bill that would block premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the 2010 health care reform law until a program to verify household income and other qualifications for the subsidies is certified as operational. Only five Democrats joined the entire Republican caucus to vote in favor of the legislation sponsored by Tennessee Republican Diane Black. The Senate is unlikely to vote on the bill, and the White House administration has already vowed to veto it.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez voted NO
Rep. Ed Royce voted YES
Energy Efficiency – S.1392
The Senate is scheduled to resume debate on legislation that would update national building energy codes for residential and commercial properties to help conserve energy, water and other resources.
Critical Minerals Production – H.R.761
The House is expected to vote on a measure sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., that would aim to expedite the mining and production of strategic and critical minerals.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce