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Committee Votes

Full Committee Vote on H.R. 1633, H.R. 1173, H.R. 3309, and H.R. 3310

November 29, 2011

The full Committee on Energy and Commerce will conduct a markup on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, and Wednesday, November 30, 2011, in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on the following legislation:

  • H.R. 1633, the “Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011;”
  • H.R. 1173, the “Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011;”
  • H.R. 3309, the ‘‘Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2011; and,
  • H.R. 3310, the “Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2011.”

H.R. 3309 and H.R. 3310 due to time constraints were not voted on. A rescheduled vote on these legislative items is to be determined.

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Committee Votes

H.R. 1633, the "Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011" passed 33-16 (As amended)

AuthorDescription and Link to Text
McKinleyRegarding the definition of "nuisance dust"PassVoice
WaxmanRegarding the definition of "nuisance dust"Fail16-30
Regarding llimitations to revisions of the standardFail18-33
Waxman Amendment to the Eshoo AmendmentTo change "could" to "would" [Note: this second degree amendment was not submitted in paper form]PassVoice
RushRegarding a temporary prohibition against revising NAAQS standards relating to course particulate matterFail
CastorRegarding the definition of nuisance dustFail16-30
WaxmanRegarding the definition of nuisance dustPassVoice
ChristensenRegarding exceptions to the exemption from regulation of nuisance dustFail14-30
ButterfieldRegarding the definition of nuisance dustFail 16-33

H.R. 1173, the "Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011" Passed 33-17 (As amended)

AuthorDescription and Link to TextOutcomeVote
TerryRegarding the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care InformationPassVoice
Capps Amendment to the Terry AmendmentRegarding the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care InformationFail16-30
PalloneRegarding Conditions for ImplementationWithdrawn 
PalloneRegarding conditions for implementationFail15-30
TownsRegarding conditions for implementationFail15-29
EngelRegarding conditions for implementationFail16-33


U.S. Representative Fred Upton

U.S. Representative Joe L. Barton

Congressman Fred Upton has represented the commonsense values of southwest Michigan since 1987. In 2010, Fred was selected by his House colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Read More»;