Lois J. Frankel (Democratic Party)
Florida District 22


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House of Representative Voting Records 113th Congress
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
On H.R.45: Passage of the bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul law; which requires most individuals to buy health insurance by 2014, makes changes to government health care programs and sets requirements for health insurers. It also would repeal provisions pertaining to the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The bill would restore the provisions of law amended or repealed by the health care overhaul and would repeal certain provisions of the health care reconciliation law. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.3: Passage of the bill that would declare that a presidential permit is not required for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s northern route from the Canadian border through Nebraska. Under the bill, environmental-impact statements issued to date would be considered sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Interior Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be deemed to have granted all the necessary permits. The bill would grant the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia exclusive jurisdiction regarding pipeline legal disputes. Claims would have to be brought within 60 days of the action that gives rise to the claim. As amended, the bill would require TransCanada to submit its oil spill response plan and any updates to the governors of each state where the pipeline operates. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.1582: Passage of the bill that would prohibit the EPA from finalizing energy-related regulations estimated to cost more than $1 billion if the Energy Department determines that the rule would cause significant adverse effects to the economy. If the EPA determines that a proposed regulation would cost more than $1 billion, it would have to submit a report to Congress and the Energy Department. As amended, the bill would require the EPA to make publically available all data and documents relied upon by the agency to develop estimates of a rule’s benefits. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On S.540: Debt Limit Extension/Passage. Passage of the bill that would suspend the current statutory limit on federal borrowing authority for one year, through March 15, 2015. Under the bill, on March 16, 2015, a new statutory debt limit would automatically be re-established and set at increased levels to reflect any additional federal borrowing that had occurred in order to make payments up to that point on government obligations. Passed 221-201: R 28-199; D 193-2. Feb. 11, 2014. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
On H.R.2804 Federal Rule-Making Process: Passage of the bill that would make a number of changes to the federal rule-making process. It would require agencies, when issuing rules, to consider alternatives, as well as the potential costs and benefits of the proposed rules and alternatives. Agencies would have to review indirect costs of existing and proposed rules. The bill also would allow the Small Business Administration to intervene in an agency's rule-making process and would expand the ability of small business to challenge rules in court. It also would requirefederal agencies to file monthly reports on the status of their rule-making activities and post them online. Passed 236-179: R 226-0; D 10-179. Feb. 27, 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.899 Independent Agency Rules: Passage of the bill that would require independent agencies to conduct analyses of their proposed rules on the private sector and state and local governments. It would require all federal agencies to consult with the private sector when developing rules and to incorporate the indirect cost of proposed rules in reviews. The bill would create a congressional point of order against legislation that includes private sector mandates and would require agencies to analyze existing federal rules if requested by congressional leaders. Passed 234-176: R 217-0; D 17-176. Feb. 28, 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.3826 EPA Regulations: Passage of the bill that would limit EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants under the 1963 air pollution control law. It would nullify the EPA's recently issues rules for new electricity-generating power plants and restrict the EPA to setting national standards for new plants that have already been adopted by at least six nationally disbursed plants. It also would block EPA regulation of existing power plants unless Congress later allows the EPA to do so. As amended, it would prohibit performance standards to be based on a foreign-developed technology unless it has been successfully used at a U.S. power plant. Passed 229-183: R 219-3; D 10-180. March 6, 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.2575 Health Care Law Employer Mandate: Passage of the bill that would change the definition of a full-time employee from the current 30 hours per week to 40 hours per week for purposes of the 2010 health care law's employer mandate. It also would change how the 50-employee threshold is calculated, by requiring employers to divide the aggregate number of hours worked in a month by part-time workers by 174, rather than 120 as required by current law. Passed 248-179: R 230-0; D 18-179. April 3, 2014 Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.4438: Research Tax Credit/Passage. Passage of the bill that would permit companies that incur research and development expenses in the United States to deduct up to 20 percent of the amount in which their qualified research expenses exceed a calculated base amount for the current taxable year. It would permanently extend and expand a tax break for university and corporate research expenses that expired in December 2013. Passed 274-131: R 212-1; D 62-130. May 9. 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.4457: Small-Business Expensing/Passage. Passage of the bill that would make permanent the increased expensing limitations in the tax code that allow small businesses to deduct up to $500,000 of their equipment costs for a maximum of $2 million worth of property. Passed 272-144: R 219-2; D 53-142. June 12, 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.4718: Bonus Depreciation and Tax Extenders/Passage. Passage of the bill that would make permanent the 50 percent bonusdepreciation rules for businesses that place new property in service in a tax year. It would allow businesses to deduct from their taxes 50 percent of the adjusted basis of the value of that qualified property, in addition to amounts that they could otherwise claim under depreciation rules. It would allow bonus depreciation against both the regular tax system and the alternative minimum tax. It also would adjust for inflation the formula for depreciating certain passenger automobiles and would make permanent the special rule for the allocation of bonus depreciation to a long-term contract. Passed 258-160: R 224-2; D 34-158. July 11, 2014. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.1022: Critical Elements/Passage. Smith, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize $25 million annually for fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2019 to create an Energy Department program to ensure a long-term, secure and sustainable supply of mineral elements that are critical for satisfying the national security, economic well-being and industrial-production needs of the United States. It would require the department to support new or significantly improved processes and technologies for the extraction, use and recycling of critical elements and to identify and test alternative materials that may be substituted for these elements. Motion rejected 260-143: R 78-142; D 182-1. A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (269 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. July 22, 2014. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
Passage Vote on H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. Approved 262-152 on 9/9/14 (Roll No. 489). The NAM supported the bill because it opposes overly broad interpretations of the term �waters of the United States,� and believes the term should mean waters that are navigable in fact or that have a relatively permanent navigable surface connection to water. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
Vote on H.R. 4795: Promoting New Manufacturing Act: To promote new manufacturing in the United States by providing for greater transparency and timeliness in obtaining necessary permits, and for other purposes. On Passage of the Bill in the House. House Vote #531. Nov 20, 2014 10:58 a.m. Passed 238/172 Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
On H.R.5771: On Passage of the bill which would provide a one year extension and would prevent immediate tax increases on thousands of manufacturers that benefit from these temporary provisions. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 20%
Symbol Key:
Voted with the preferred position Voted against the preferred position
Y Voted YES N Voted NO
- Did Not Vote A Absent
T Paired Vote Z Presiding
P Voted PRESENT    

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