RESPONSIBLE HELIUM ADMINISTRATION AND STEWARDSHIP ACT
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

Text of this article available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.

        


[Pages H2374-H2377]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




         RESPONSIBLE HELIUM ADMINISTRATION AND STEWARDSHIP ACT

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Tiberi). Pursuant to House Resolution 
178 and rule XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of 
the Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration 
of the bill, H.R. 527.
  Will the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Hultgren) kindly resume the 
chair.

                              {time}  1215


                     In the Committee of the Whole

  Accordingly, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the 
Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 527) to amend the Helium Act to complete the 
privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market 
fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting 
the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes, with Mr. 
Hultgren (Acting Chair) in the chair.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The Acting CHAIR. When the Committee of the Whole rose earlier today, 
amendment No. 4 printed in House Report 113-47, offered by the 
gentleman from Texas (Mr. Thornberry), had been disposed of.


                  Amendment No. 2 Offered by Mr. Dent

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, the unfinished 
business is the demand for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by 
the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Dent) on which further proceedings 
were postponed and on which the noes prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The Acting CHAIR. This is a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 87, 
noes 312, not voting 33, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 126]

                                AYES--87

     Alexander
     Barletta
     Benishek
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Boustany
     Brady (PA)
     Camp
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Davis, Rodney
     DeLauro
     Dent
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Doyle
     Esty
     Fattah
     Fitzpatrick
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gardner
     Gerlach
     Gibson
     Grayson
     Grimm
     Hahn
     Higgins
     Himes
     Huelskamp
     Hultgren
     Kelly (PA)
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Lance
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latham
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Maffei
     Maloney, Sean
     Marino
     McCarthy (NY)
     McKinley
     McNerney
     Meehan
     Meng
     Miller (MI)
     Murphy (PA)
     Olson
     Owens
     Palazzo
     Perry
     Pitts
     Pompeo
     Rahall
     Reed
     Renacci
     Richmond
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Rothfus
     Schwartz
     Slaughter
     Swalwell (CA)
     Terry
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Titus
     Upton
     Visclosky
     Welch
     Whitfield
     Yoder
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--312

     Aderholt
     Amash
     Amodei
     Andrews
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barber
     Barr
     Barrow (GA)
     Bass
     Becerra
     Bentivolio
     Bera (CA)
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Black
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Bonner
     Braley (IA)
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Calvert
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardenas
     Carney
     Cassidy
     Chaffetz
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Cotton
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Daines
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DelBene
     Denham
     DeSantis
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Duckworth
     Duffy
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Ellmers
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Farenthold
     Farr
     Fincher
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garrett
     Gibbs
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffin (AR)
     Griffith (VA)
     Grijalva
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hall
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (FL)
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Heck (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hinojosa
     Holding
     Holt
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huizenga (MI)
     Hunter
     Hurt
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     King (IA)
     Kingston
     Kirkpatrick
     Kline
     Kuster
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Langevin
     Lankford
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lummis
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Massie
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McIntyre
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Meadows
     Meeks
     Messer
     Mica
     Michaud
     Miller (FL)
     Miller, Gary
     Moore
     Moran
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nolan
     Nugent
     Nunes
     Nunnelee
     O'Rourke
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pearce
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pingree (ME)
     Pittenger
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Reichert
     Ribble
     Rice (SC)
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Ross
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Salmon
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Sinema
     Sires
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Southerland
     Speier
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Stockman
     Stutzman
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thornberry
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Tipton
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Valadao
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watt
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Yoho

                             NOT VOTING--33

     Barton
     Beatty
     Brady (TX)
     Burgess
     Carter
     Coble
     Conaway
     Crawford
     Enyart
     Flores
     Forbes
     Granger
     Honda
     Huffman
     Jones
     LoBiondo
     Lynch
     Marchant
     Markey
     Miller, George
     Murphy (FL)
     Polis
     Radel
     Rangel
     Ruiz
     Schock
     Sessions
     Simpson
     Smith (WA)
     Walorski
     Waxman
     Williams
     Young (IN)

                              {time}  1220

  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated against:
  Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Chair, on April 26 I was unavoidably detained and 
missed rollcall number 126, on the Dent Amendment to H.R. 527.
  Had I been present I would have voted ``no.''
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, as amended.
  The amendment was agreed to.
  The Acting CHAIR. Under the rule, the Committee rises.
  Accordingly, the Committee rose; and the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. 
Shimkus) having assumed the chair, Mr. Hultgren, Acting Chair of the 
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, reported that 
that Committee, having had under consideration the bill (H.R. 527) to 
amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal 
helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability 
in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American 
taxpayers, and for other purposes, and, pursuant to House Resolution 
178, he reported the bill back to the House with an amendment adopted 
in the Committee of the Whole.

[[Page H2375]]

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under the rule, the previous question is 
ordered.
  Is a separate vote demanded on any amendment to the amendment 
reported from the Committee of the Whole?
  If not, the question is on the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, as amended.
  The amendment was agreed to.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the engrossment and third 
reading of the bill.
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was 
read the third time.


                           Motion to Recommit

  Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill?
  Mr. SCHNEIDER. I am opposed in its current form.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to 
recommit.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Mr. Schneider moves to recommit the bill H.R. 527 to the 
     Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report 
     the same back to the House forthwith with the following 
     amendment:
       Add at the end the following:

     SEC. __. BANNING EXPORTS TO HOSTILE NATIONS THAT SEEK NUCLEAR 
                   WEAPONS OR MISSILE TECHNOLOGY.

       Nothing in this Act authorizes the export of helium from 
     the Federal Helium Reserve (as that term is defined in the 
     amendments made by this Act) to Iran, North Korea, or Syria, 
     or to any person (including any successor, assign, affiliate, 
     member, or joint venture with an ownership interest in any 
     property or project any portion of which is owned by such 
     person) in violation of the International Emergency Economic 
     Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) or who, in the judgment 
     of the President, is likely to transfer or divert such helium 
     to Iran, North Korea, or Syria in violation of Federal law or 
     Executive Order prohibiting trade with Iran, North Korea, or 
     Syria.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Illinois is recognized 
for 5 minutes.
  Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, this is the final amendment to the bill, 
which will not kill the bill or send it back to committee. If adopted, 
the bill will immediately proceed to final passage as amended.
  I rise to offer this motion to ensure that our strategic reserve of 
helium gas does not fall into the hands of those who wish to harm the 
United States or target our allies abroad. Helium is a crucial 
component of manufacturing and research processes here in the United 
States. The consistent availability of helium to United States 
companies and research institutions is, therefore, essential to our 
global competitiveness as well as our national security.
  NASA is one of the largest consumers of helium gas in the United 
States, utilizing helium for a number of crucial national security 
priorities. For example, the deployment of critical communications 
satellites, which is made possible by helium, helps to support our 
global information network and must remain a strategic U.S. asset. 
Helium has been utilized to purge explosive rocket fuel from 
intercontinental ballistic missiles and continues to be a strategic 
resource for any nation looking to build an advanced missile program. 
Helium is also utilized in cooling nuclear reactors.
  This motion seeks to manage this national resource in a safe and 
responsible way by ``banning exports to hostile nations that seek 
nuclear weapons or missile technology.'' Helium can be used in the 
missile technology utilized by Iran, Syria, and North Korea, putting 
millions of lives at risk in the Middle East, on the Korean Peninsula, 
and possibly around the world.
  Over the last several months, we have seen escalating belligerence 
from North Korea, Iran, and Syria, including missile tests, the 
acceleration of nuclear programs and, most recently, the apparent use 
of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against its own citizens.
  Mr. Speaker, I believe the House must adopt this language to ensure 
that the proper safeguards are in place to deny those rogue states 
access to our national helium reserve for their nefarious purposes.
  I know we can all agree that the threats emanating from these 
countries are serious and that our enemies seek access to technology 
and resources to harm the United States and our allies. Our helium 
reserve is an asset we must secure from their reach.
  The actions of these regimes continue to invoke national 
condemnation. This body has repeatedly acted to sanction these regimes 
for their reprehensible behavior. This motion is simply one more step 
to provide safeguards against the threat posed by these countries.
  We must deny the export of helium from the strategic reserve to 
specifically the nations of Iran, North Korea, and Syria, and allow the 
President the authority to deny exports to businesses or entities that 
could potentially divert helium to these governments.
  We have seen an increasing number of provocations from North Korea, 
Iran, and Syria. These incidents have directly targeted the United 
States, threatened the existence of Israel, and endangered the lives of 
countless civilians in Syria.
  It is our responsibility to ensure that our national assets, 
including our strategic helium reserve, are guarded from being used 
against us. This motion to recommit would help in achieving that goal. 
The motion provides a meaningful and necessary safeguard against 
potential use of the strategic helium reserve and helps to support our 
national security.
  Again, this is the final amendment to the bill, which will not kill 
the bill or send it back to committee. If adopted, the bill will 
immediately proceed to final passage as amended.
  I urge all Members to support this commonsense language.
  I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to claim time in 
opposition to the motion to recommit.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I'm really disappointed to 
see this MTR. There is so much talk in this House about working 
together on both sides of the aisle. This bill is truly a bipartisan 
bill. And I suspect that there are probably Members on both sides of 
the aisle that were pretty suspicious when they saw a bill sponsored by 
Hastings, Markey, Flores, and Holt, yet that's precisely what we 
managed to get out of the House Natural Resources Committee. It's a 
bipartisan bill that deals with a very serious issue.

                              {time}  1230

  This motion to recommit is something that we've seen before. Nothing 
in our bill violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. 
Nothing in our bill violates that, and yet that's reflected in this 
MTR. Secondly, the countries that are mentioned in here are countries 
that are hostile to the United States. That's covered under an entirely 
different statute in the law.
  We do not need this to slow down the process of passing a bill that 
is needed, so I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on the MTR and 
``yes'' on the underlying bill.
  I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the previous question is 
ordered on the motion to recommit.
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to recommit.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the noes appeared to have it.


                             Recorded Vote

  Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 and clause 9 of rule 
XX, this 5-minute vote on the motion to recommit will be followed by a 
5-minute vote on passage of the bill, if ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 186, 
noes 211, not voting 35, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 127]

                               AYES--186

     Andrews
     Barber
     Barrow (GA)
     Bass
     Becerra
     Bera (CA)
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardenas
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Courtney
     Crowley

[[Page H2376]]


     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farr
     Fattah
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Grijalva
     Hahn
     Hanabusa
     Hastings (FL)
     Heck (WA)
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holt
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Israel
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     Kirkpatrick
     Kuster
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McIntyre
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Michaud
     Moore
     Moran
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Nolan
     O'Rourke
     Owens
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Pingree (ME)
     Pocan
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Richmond
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Speier
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watt
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                               NOES--211

     Aderholt
     Alexander
     Amash
     Amodei
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barletta
     Barr
     Benishek
     Bentivolio
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Black
     Blackburn
     Bonner
     Boustany
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Broun (GA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Cassidy
     Chabot
     Chaffetz
     Coffman
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Cook
     Costa
     Cotton
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Culberson
     Daines
     Davis, Rodney
     Denham
     Dent
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duffy
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellmers
     Farenthold
     Fincher
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gardner
     Garrett
     Gerlach
     Gibson
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Griffin (AR)
     Griffith (VA)
     Grimm
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hall
     Hanna
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Holding
     Hudson
     Huelskamp
     Huizenga (MI)
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Hurt
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kline
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Lankford
     Latham
     Latta
     Long
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Marino
     Massie
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     Meadows
     Meehan
     Messer
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Murphy (PA)
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nugent
     Nunes
     Nunnelee
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Paulsen
     Pearce
     Perry
     Petri
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Poe (TX)
     Pompeo
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Reed
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Ribble
     Rice (SC)
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Royce
     Runyan
     Ryan (WI)
     Salmon
     Scalise
     Schweikert
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Southerland
     Stewart
     Stockman
     Stutzman
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tipton
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                             NOT VOTING--35

     Barton
     Beatty
     Brady (TX)
     Burgess
     Carter
     Coble
     Conaway
     Crawford
     Enyart
     Flores
     Forbes
     Gibbs
     Granger
     Honda
     Huffman
     Jones
     LoBiondo
     Lynch
     Marchant
     Markey
     Miller, George
     Murphy (FL)
     Polis
     Radel
     Rangel
     Ruiz
     Schock
     Sessions
     Smith (WA)
     Stivers
     Tiberi
     Walorski
     Waxman
     Williams
     Young (IN)

                              {time}  1243

  Ms. BROWNLEY of California and Ms. WATERS changed their vote from 
``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the motion to recommit was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated against:
  Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, on May 26th I was unavoidably detained and 
missed rollcall No. 127, on the Motion to Recommit for H.R. 527.
  Had I been present, I would have voted ``no.''
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.
  Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas 
and nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 394, 
nays 1, not voting 37, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 128]

                               YEAS--394

     Aderholt
     Alexander
     Amash
     Amodei
     Andrews
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barber
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barrow (GA)
     Bass
     Becerra
     Benishek
     Bentivolio
     Bera (CA)
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Bishop (UT)
     Black
     Blackburn
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Bonner
     Boustany
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Capps
     Cardenas
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Cassidy
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Chaffetz
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Cotton
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Daines
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Denham
     Dent
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Duffy
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Ellmers
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farenthold
     Farr
     Fattah
     Fincher
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frankel (FL)
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gardner
     Garrett
     Gerlach
     Gibson
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffin (AR)
     Griffith (VA)
     Grijalva
     Grimm
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hahn
     Hall
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (FL)
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Heck (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holding
     Holt
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huelskamp
     Huizenga (MI)
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Hurt
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kirkpatrick
     Kline
     Kuster
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     Lankford
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latham
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lummis
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Marino
     Massie
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McIntyre
     McKeon
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     Meadows
     Meehan
     Meeks
     Meng
     Messer
     Mica
     Michaud
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Moore
     Moran
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Murphy (PA)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nolan
     Nugent
     Nunes
     Nunnelee
     O'Rourke
     Olson
     Owens
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pearce
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pingree (ME)
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Pompeo
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Reed
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Ribble
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Salmon
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)

[[Page H2377]]


     Southerland
     Speier
     Stewart
     Stockman
     Stutzman
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tierney
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watt
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                                NAYS--1

       
     Sanchez, Linda T.
       

                             NOT VOTING--37

     Barton
     Beatty
     Brady (TX)
     Burgess
     Capuano
     Carter
     Coble
     Conaway
     Crawford
     Diaz-Balart
     Enyart
     Flores
     Forbes
     Gibbs
     Granger
     Honda
     Huffman
     Jones
     LoBiondo
     Lynch
     Marchant
     Markey
     Miller, George
     Murphy (FL)
     Polis
     Radel
     Rangel
     Ruiz
     Schock
     Sessions
     Smith (WA)
     Stivers
     Tiberi
     Walorski
     Waxman
     Williams
     Young (IN)

                              {time}  1249

  So the bill was passed.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
  Stated for:
  Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, on April 26 I was unavoidably detained and 
missed rollcall number 128, on H.R. 527.
  Had I been present I would have voted ``yea.''


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mr. HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, on Friday, April 26, 2013, I was 
unavoidably detained and missed rollcall votes numbers 125-128.
  Had I been present, I would have voted as follows:
  Rollcall No. 125: ``yea'' (On motion to suspend the rules and pass 
H.R. 1765, Reducing Flight Delays Act), but we must do more to avert 
the sequester's impacts to all Americans.
  Rollcall No. 126: ``nay'' (On Agreeing to the Amendment to H.R. 527, 
Dent of Pennsylvania amendment No. 2).
  Rollcall No. 127: ``yea'' (On Motion to Recommit with Instructions, 
to amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal 
helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability 
in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American 
taxpayers, and for other purposes).
  Rollcall No. 128: ``yea'' (On passage of H.R. 527, to amend the 
Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve 
in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium 
markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for 
other purposes).


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mr. WILLIAMS. Mr. Speaker, on Friday, April 26, 2013, I was unable to 
be present for rollcall votes 128 and 125. Please let the record 
reflect that I would have voted ``aye'' on H.R. 527, the Responsible 
Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, which is consistent with my 
position on this legislation. Please let the record reflect that I 
would have voted ``aye'' on H.R. 1765, Reducing Flight Delays Act of 
2013, which is consistent with my position on this legislation.


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mr. CRAWFORD. Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, I missed the following 
recorded votes on the House floor the legislative day of Friday, April 
26, 2013.
  Had I been present I would have voted ``no'' on rollcall vote #126 
(on agreeing to the Dent amendment to H.R. 527), ``no'' on rollcall 
vote #127 (on motion to recommit with instructions to H.R. 527), 
``aye'' on rollcall vote #128 (on passage of H.R. 527).


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mrs. WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall #125 on H.R. 1765, I am not 
recorded because of the death of a close personal friend. Had I been 
present, I would have voted ``aye.''
  Mr. Speaker, on rollcall #126 on the Dent amendment to H.R. 527, I am 
not recorded because of the death of a close personal friend. Had I 
been present, I would have voted ``nay.''
  Mr. Speaker, on rollcall #127 on the motion to recommit H.R. 527 with 
instructions, I am not recorded because of the death of a close 
personal friend. Had I been present, I would have voted ``nay.''
  Mr. Speaker, on rollcall #128 on H.R. 527, I am not recorded because 
of the death of a close personal friend. Had I been present, I would 
have voted ``aye.''

                          ____________________