SUCCESS AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 70
(House of Representatives - May 09, 2014)

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      SUCCESS AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT

  The Committee resumed its sitting.

                              {time}  1100


                Amendment No. 10 Offered by Mr. Langevin

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 10 
printed in part A of House Report 113-444.
  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Page 25, line 10, strike ``or dropout'' and inserting ``, 
     dropout''.
       Page 25, line 11, insert before the period at the end the 
     following: ``, or comprehensive career counseling 
     practices''.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 576, the gentleman 
from Rhode Island (Mr. Langevin) and a Member opposed each will control 
5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Rhode Island.
  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Chairman, I would like to, first of all, thank Chairman Kline and 
Ranking Member Miller for their hard work in bringing this bill to the 
floor. While it is not perfect, I certainly appreciate their bipartisan 
work on the public charter school program.
  Mr. Chairman, my amendment basically adds comprehensive career 
counseling to the criteria that the Secretary of Education will take 
into account when prioritizing grants awarded under this bill. The 
amendment would provide school counselors with the most up-to-date 
information and training for current and future workforce trends and 
needs. As students plan their path forward, this knowledge will be 
invaluable.
  I am proud to be joined in offering this amendment by my good friend 
and colleague, Congressman G.T. Thompson from Pennsylvania. As cochairs 
of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, 
Representative Thompson and I are committed to expanding skills and 
training that will provide students of all ages with the capabilities 
necessary to meet the demands of the modern economy. It is a true 
partnership, and I appreciate his leadership.
  Comprehensive career counseling is a vital part of skills training. 
It helps to better align school curricula with local workforce trends 
and available postsecondary opportunities.
  This amendment will help school counselors connect high school 
students to the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century 
workforce.
  As we all can see, it has become clear that high school diplomas are 
no longer sufficient training for the modern job market. While not 
every job will require a college degree, some sort of postsecondary 
education will be absolutely necessary. Whether it comes from a 
community college, a skills training program, or on-the-job training, 
we need to change what it means to be college- and career-ready. We 
need to provide students with the knowledge and expertise that will 
truly prepare them for what is next.
  Comprehensive career counseling and training doesn't just belong to 
charter schools. It is a tool that all students should be able to 
access, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to expand this 
program to other schools in the future. Today, we have an opportunity 
to take a first step in that direction.
  I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this amendment.
  With that, I yield to the gentleman from California (Mr. George 
Miller), the ranking member.
  Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California. I thank the gentleman for yielding.
  I rise in support of this amendment. He states it quite correctly: 
all secondary schools should be equipped to assist bridging the divide 
from high school to college to career.
  I thank the gentleman for offering the amendment, and I urge my 
colleagues to vote in support of it.
  Mr. LANGEVIN. I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chairman, I claim the time in 
opposition, although I am certainly not opposed to this amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. Without objection, the gentleman from Pennsylvania 
is recognized for 5 minutes.
  There was no objection.

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  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank Chairman 
Kline and Ranking Member Miller for their work on the bipartisan 
Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act. This is 
the second bipartisan bill the committee has brought to the floor this 
week.
  I also want to thank the gentleman from Rhode Island, my good friend, 
Representative Langevin, who I am proud to join in offering this 
bipartisan amendment. We cochair the Congressional Career and Technical 
Education Caucus together, and opportunities like this amendment are 
really at the heart of education: preparing students for viable 
workforce opportunities and to assist the American economy to be 
competitive in a global market.
  The amendment we have put forward adds comprehensive career 
counseling to the criteria the U.S. Secretary of Education will 
consider when making grants to support high-performing charter schools 
and their expansion.
  No matter the school, the further promotion of comprehensive career 
counseling helps drive curriculum improvements that are better aligned 
with local workforce trends and the availability of postsecondary 
opportunities, whether they be non-degree certificate programs, 
internships, apprenticeships, or 2-year and 4-year degrees.
  In all schools, traditional and charter, we must advance every 
opportunity to guide students into postsecondary opportunities that 
reflect the individual's talents and interests, which includes offering 
them the support and the counseling necessary to begin them on that 
path to mobility and success.
  I often say it is not where you start out in life, it is where you 
end up. And career counseling will help students maximize their 
individual potential to achieve during that journey.
  Our amendment is supported by the American School Counselor 
Association, the Association for Career and Technical Education, the 
National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, 
and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
  I urge my colleagues to support this commonsense amendment that 
builds on the important and valuable reforms included in the underlying 
bill, and I thank the gentleman from Rhode Island.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Chairman, I thank my colleague for his kind words 
in support of the amendment.
  With that, I urge all my colleagues to support this amendment. Again, 
it will give school counselors the most up-to-date information and 
training that they need as they are advising their young students about 
their career path forward.
  I urge my colleagues to support the amendment, and I yield back the 
balance of my time.
  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chairman, I just urge support of 
this amendment, and I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Rhode Island (Mr. Langevin).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Rhode Island 
will be postponed.


                Amendment No. 11 Offered by Ms. Bonamici

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 11 
printed in part A of House Report 113-444.
  Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Page 26, line 20, insert before the semicolon at the end 
     the following: ``, including how the State entity met the 
     objective of sharing best and promising practices described 
     in subsection (e)(1)(A)(x) in areas such as instruction, 
     professional development, curricula development, and 
     operations between charter schools and other public schools, 
     and the extent to which, if known, such practices were 
     adopted and implemented by such other public schools;''.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 576, the gentlewoman 
from Oregon (Ms. Bonamici) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from Oregon.
  Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of an amendment to H.R. 
10, but I want to start by thanking Chairman Kline and Ranking Member 
Miller for collaborating on this bipartisan legislation.
  I also want to thank my colleagues today who have offered amendments 
that will further strengthen the transparency and oversight of charter 
schools.
  We have heard a lot of remarks about charter schools expanding 
opportunity for students and transforming education in cities and towns 
across the country. But we need to remember that charter schools enroll 
about 5 percent of public school students.
  Charter schools are not the only schools leading in innovation. When 
I am in my district in Oregon visiting schools, I am always impressed 
by the great things that they are doing.
  I visited a public middle school in Forest Grove, Oregon, recently, 
where every student has a tablet, and the educators are trained in the 
technology to improve instruction and track students' understanding in 
real time.
  I have visited a public elementary school in Hillsboro, Oregon, that 
created a school-wide STEM curriculum that integrates the arts and 
creative exploration, where the students are engaged.
  And just recently, Lincoln High School, a traditional public high 
school from Portland, Oregon, won the national ``We the People'' 
competition here in Washington, D.C., by displaying their phenomenal 
knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.
  So I am a strong supporter of traditional schools. Sometimes they are 
the community center in the town, the place where generations of family 
members have gone.
  Mr. Chairman, I am going to support this bill today--and we will pass 
it--but Congress needs to redouble our focus on the other 95 percent of 
the students in traditional public schools who need relief from the 
punitive provisions of No Child Left Behind. I hope, Mr. Chairman and 
Ranking Member Miller, that we can come back and find a bipartisan ESEA 
reauthorization.
  My amendment today recognizes that charter schools are meant to also 
benefit traditional public schools. One way the charter schools support 
traditional schools is by sharing practices that are evidence-driven 
and replicable.
  H.R. 10 asks the State entities overseeing charter schools to 
disseminate best practices from charter schools to traditional public 
schools. The bill already asks States to report on these efforts. But 
H.R. 10 does not ask States to measure if the sharing of best practices 
is benefiting traditional public schools.
  There are some positive examples of traditional schools and charter 
schools collaborating to create curricula or rethink instruction, and 
the Department of Education and some States are capturing this work. 
But we should also be focused on the sharing of best practices. And we 
should be especially focused on what we are getting out of it.
  My amendment has States include in their reports on charter school 
programs the extent to which best practices in instruction and 
professional development and curricular programs are being adopted and 
implemented by traditional public schools.
  Remember, we spend taxpayer money on charter schools, and we grant 
them autonomy and flexibility in exchange for them testing new models 
of teaching and learning. The goal has been for these educational 
laboratories to benefit other students in traditional schools as well.
  My amendment emphasizes the original intent of charter schools. It 
simply asks the States to consider whether best practices are 
transferable and adoptable. Are the efforts to share best practices 
benefiting educators and the millions of students in traditional public 
schools?
  The amendment is a small measure. It doesn't create a new requirement 
for States. The report is already required. But it is an important 
reminder that innovation in charter schools can also benefit all 
students as well.

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  I urge my colleagues to support this amendment.
  Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California. Will the gentlewoman yield?
  Ms. BONAMICI. I yield to the gentleman from California.
  Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California. I thank the gentlewoman for 
yielding.
  I rise in strong support of this amendment. I think her amendment 
addresses one of the concerns that I have had, and I believe many in 
the educational community have had for a long time: that we didn't 
intend to create two separate systems with public charter schools.
  We were hoping to be able to allow some flexibility for innovation 
and best practices, and to develop different methods of teaching around 
learning, but those were to be shared with the traditional schools.
  As Ms. Bonamici points out, traditional schools have also tacked in 
many different directions with the use of academies and career 
development programs that are best practices in those areas. Those 
should be shared with the charters. But that hasn't happened, some of 
it for political reasons, some of it because they are both so busy they 
haven't been able to get together. But we would all be enriched and all 
the systems would be enriched if this sharing in fact takes place.
  I think this amendment is very helpful in getting that dialogue and 
that sharing and the outcomes started down a road that would benefit 
all students, whether they are in the traditional system or whether 
they have chosen to go to a charter school.
  Thank you very much for offering this amendment.
  Ms. BONAMICI. I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Chairman, I claim time in opposition, although I am 
not opposed to the amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. Without objection, the gentleman from Minnesota is 
recognized for 5 minutes.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Chairman, this amendment improves the bill. I want to 
thank the gentlewoman for offering this amendment and bringing it 
forward and explaining it so eloquently.
  I urge my colleagues to support this amendment, and I reserve the 
balance of my time.
  Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chairman, this does improve the bill. Collaboration 
between charter schools and traditional schools is a good thing. 
Sharing of practices will be beneficial.
  I urge my colleagues to support this amendment, and I yield back the 
balance of my time.
  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentlewoman from Oregon (Ms. Bonamici).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Oregon 
will be postponed.

                              {time}  1115


     Amendment No. 12 Offered by Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 12 
printed in part A of House Report 113-444.
  Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment 
at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Page 27, line 3, strike ``and''.
       Page 27, line 10, strike the period at the end and insert 
     ``; and''.
       Page 27, after line 10, insert the following:
       ``(7) how the State entity has worked with charter schools 
     receiving funds under the State entity's program to foster 
     community involvement in the planning for and opening of such 
     schools.''.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 576, the gentlewoman 
from California (Ms. Loretta Sanchez) and a Member opposed each will 
control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from California.
  Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself as 
much time as I may consume.
  Mr. Chairman, innovation is important to our country and to our 
communities. Innovation and education is a step up in our economic 
situation here in the United States.
  A high-quality education is a foundation--it is really a foundation, 
not just for individuals, but for families, for communities, for our 
Nation. That is one of the reasons why I believe that it is important 
to have charter schools and to have charter schools compete well, to 
have charter schools thought out well. They are an addition to what is 
going on in our public school system.
  Mr. Chairman, back in my area, I have two very, very outstanding 
charter schools right down the street from where I live. One of them is 
the Orange County School of the Arts, performing arts; and aside from 
that, it has one of the highest academic levels. In fact, it is in the 
top 10 charter schools in my home State of California. As you know, we 
represent a large amount of people, 38 million or so, so that is saying 
something.
  I also have the El Sol Science and Arts Academy just down the street. 
That is an elementary school. What it has seen is incredible 
achievement, the close of the achievement gap for lower-income 
students.
  But not all schools are high quality--not all charter schools are 
high quality, and what we need to do is recommit to ensuring that those 
schools we have, both traditional public and charter schools, as well 
as private schools, do a good job for America; so that is why I will be 
voting for H.R. 10.
  My amendment, Mr. Chairman, would simply work to ensure that 
community involvement is happening with charter schools. That is 
incredibly important.
  I know that, when I went to school, community was involved in my 
public school, and that is why it was one of the most outstanding 
elementary schools in our Nation at the time.
  I am pleased to have worked with my colleagues from both sides of the 
aisle on the amendment that I am offering today, which will hold public 
charter schools accountable in fostering and promoting community 
involvement.
  Simply said, the amendment requires State entities receiving funds 
through the Charter Schools Program to report on how their allocations 
are supporting and enhancing community involvement.
  The voices in our communities matter, the voices of parents, of 
educators, of stakeholders. Let's not forget that it is those 
communities that send each of us here to the United States House of 
Representatives.
  So I believe that charter schools must be engaged with the local 
community to understand the students they teach, and my amendment will 
strengthen the role of community in the process.
  Higher community involvement in schools is essential to the success 
of the students and is also essential to the families of those 
students.
  So I believe that this amendment will help us in making that gap of 
achievement that we see in so many areas where charter schools are 
located, making that gap of achievement smaller.
  While charter schools are not the final solution to the educational 
challenges in our country, let's ensure that all of our schools are 
positively contributing to the promise of a quality education for every 
child in every neighborhood.
  I urge my colleagues to support my amendment to improve this bill.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Chairman, I claim the time in opposition to the 
amendment, although I do not oppose the amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman from Minnesota is recognized for 5 
minutes.
  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Chairman, this amendment does improve the bill. I 
thank the gentlewoman for bringing it forward.
  I urge my colleagues to support this amendment, and I reserve the 
balance of my time.
  Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Chairman, I yield such time as 
he may consume to the gentleman from Colorado (Mr. Polis).
  Mr. POLIS. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentlewoman (Ms. Loretta 
Sanchez) for bringing forward this amendment.
  This amendment represents a best practice for charter schools. It is 
an

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important upgrade to our Federal authorization program to ensure that 
charter schools work to improve communities, disseminate best practices 
to public charter schools, and partner with businesses and with 
nonprofits in the community to improve the neighborhoods.
  A great school can truly help transform a community. Community 
involvement is the key to a public charter school having the maximum 
positive impact on the community.
  Parents are important partners for a child's education, and one of 
the great things that well-functioning, high-quality public charter 
schools do is involve parents.
  By incorporating this best practice into the Federal authorizing 
statute, we encourage States and districts to go even further, to 
ensure that parents and the broader community are involved in working 
with the public charter school as a component of transforming the 
neighborhood.
  I urge my colleagues to vote ``yes'' on this amendment and ``yes'' on 
the underlying bill.
  The Acting CHAIR. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.
  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentlewoman from California (Ms. Loretta Sanchez).
  The amendment was agreed to.


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, proceedings 
will now resume on those amendments printed in part A of House Report 
113-444 on which further proceedings were postponed, in the following 
order:
  Amendment No. 3 by Ms. Castor of Florida.
  Amendment No. 8 by Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas.
  Amendment No. 9 by Ms. Wilson of Florida.
  Amendment No. 10 by Mr. Langevin of Rhode Island.
  Amendment No. 11 by Ms. Bonamici of Oregon.
  The Chair will reduce to 2 minutes the minimum time for any 
electronic vote after the first vote in this series.


            Amendment No. 3 Offered by Ms. Castor of Florida

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Florida 
(Ms. Castor) 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 vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 190, 
noes 205, not voting 36, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 212]

                               AYES--190

     Barber
     Barrow (GA)
     Bass
     Beatty
     Becerra
     Bera (CA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clay
     Clyburn
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Costa
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Dent
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Engel
     Enyart
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farr
     Fattah
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gerlach
     Gibson
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Hahn
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Heck (WA)
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Israel
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     Kirkpatrick
     Kuster
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujaan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McIntyre
     McKinley
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Michaud
     Moran
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Nolan
     O'Rourke
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Pingree (ME)
     Pitts
     Pocan
     Polis
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Richmond
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ryan (OH)
     Saanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schock
     Schrader
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velaazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Waxman
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                               NOES--205

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

                             NOT VOTING--36

     Bachmann
     Bishop (GA)
     Burgess
     Caardenas
     Clarke (NY)
     Cleaver
     Coble
     Cotton
     Crawford
     DeGette
     Duffy
     Granger
     Grijalva
     Grimm
     Gutieerrez
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Horsford
     Hurt
     Johnson (GA)
     Kingston
     McAllister
     Moore
     Nunnelee
     Palazzo
     Pelosi
     Reed
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Schwartz
     Scott, David
     Smith (TX)
     Speier
     Whitfield
     Williams

                              {time}  1146

  Messrs. OWENS and GINGREY of Georgia changed their vote from ``aye'' 
to ``no.''
  Messrs. PETERS of California, PITTS, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, and Ms. 
LOFGREN changed their vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 212 I was unable to 
vote due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yes.''
  Ms. MOORE. Mr. Chair, I missed rollcall vote No. 212 on the Castor 
Amendment to H.R. 10--``To amend the charter school program under the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Had I been present, I 
would have voted ``yes.''


               Amendment No. 8 Offered by Ms. Jackson Lee

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Texas 
(Ms. Jackson Lee) 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.

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                             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 179, 
noes 220, not voting 32, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 213]

                               AYES--179

     Barber
     Barrow (GA)
     Bass
     Beatty
     Becerra
     Bera (CA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Caardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Costa
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Engel
     Enyart
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farr
     Fattah
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gibson
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Gutieerrez
     Hahn
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Heck (WA)
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holt
     Honda
     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
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujaan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McIntyre
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Michaud
     Moore
     Moran
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Nolan
     O'Rourke
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Pingree (ME)
     Pocan
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Richmond
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ryan (OH)
     Saanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schneider
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Speier
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velaazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waxman
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                               NOES--220

     Aderholt
     Amash
     Amodei
     Bachus
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barton
     Benishek
     Bentivolio
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Black
     Blackburn
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Broun (GA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Carney
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Chabot
     Chaffetz
     Coffman
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Conaway
     Cook
     Cooper
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Culberson
     Daines
     Davis, Rodney
     Delaney
     Denham
     Dent
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellmers
     Farenthold
     Fincher
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Flores
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gabbard
     Gardner
     Garrett
     Gerlach
     Gibbs
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Griffin (AR)
     Griffith (VA)
     Guthrie
     Hall
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Holding
     Hudson
     Huelskamp
     Huffman
     Huizenga (MI)
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jolly
     Jones
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kline
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Lankford
     Latham
     Latta
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Marchant
     Marino
     Massie
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     Meadows
     Meehan
     Messer
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Miller, George
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Murphy (PA)
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nugent
     Nunes
     Olson
     Owens
     Paulsen
     Pearce
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Petri
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Poe (TX)
     Polis
     Pompeo
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Ribble
     Rice (SC)
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Salmon
     Sanford
     Scalise
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Southerland
     Stivers
     Stockman
     Stutzman
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiberi
     Tipton
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IN)

                             NOT VOTING--32

     Bachmann
     Bishop (GA)
     Calvert
     Clarke (NY)
     Coble
     Cole
     Cotton
     Crawford
     DeGette
     Duffy
     Granger
     Grijalva
     Grimm
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Hurt
     Kingston
     McAllister
     Nunnelee
     Palazzo
     Reed
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Schiff
     Schwartz
     Scott, David
     Smith (TX)
     Stewart
     Waters
     Whitfield
     Williams


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1151

  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 213, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 213 I was unable to 
vote due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yes.''


            Amendment No. 9 Offered by Ms. Wilson of Florida

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Florida 
(Ms. Wilson) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which 
the ayes 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 373, 
noes 32, not voting 26, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 214]

                               AYES--373

     Aderholt
     Amodei
     Bachus
     Barber
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barrow (GA)
     Barton
     Bass
     Beatty
     Becerra
     Benishek
     Bentivolio
     Bera (CA)
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (NY)
     Black
     Blackburn
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Boustany
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Camp
     Cantor
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Caardenas
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Carter
     Cartwright
     Cassidy
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Daines
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Denham
     Dent
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Duncan (TN)
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Ellmers
     Engel
     Enyart
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farr
     Fattah
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Flores
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frankel (FL)
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gardner
     Gerlach
     Gibbs
     Gibson
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (MO)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffin (AR)
     Grijalva
     Guthrie
     Gutieerrez
     Hahn
     Hall
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Hartzler
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Heck (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holding
     Holt
     Honda
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huffman
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jolly
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kirkpatrick
     Kline
     Kuster
     Lance
     Langevin
     Lankford
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latham
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujaan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Marino
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCaul
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McIntyre
     McKeon
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     Meadows
     Meehan
     Meeks
     Meng
     Messer
     Mica
     Michaud
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Miller, George
     Moore
     Moran
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Murphy (FL)
     Murphy (PA)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod

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     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nolan
     Nugent
     Nunes
     O'Rourke
     Owens
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pearce
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pingree (ME)
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Polis
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rokita
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Ruiz
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Salmon
     Saanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sanford
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Southerland
     Speier
     Stivers
     Stutzman
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velaazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Waxman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IN)

                                NOES--32

     Amash
     Bishop (UT)
     Bridenstine
     Broun (GA)
     Campbell
     Chabot
     Chaffetz
     Duncan (SC)
     Farenthold
     Fincher
     Garrett
     Graves (GA)
     Griffith (VA)
     Harris
     Huelskamp
     Huizenga (MI)
     Jones
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lummis
     Marchant
     Massie
     McClintock
     Olson
     Pompeo
     Ribble
     Rohrabacher
     Stewart
     Stockman
     Westmoreland
     Woodall

                             NOT VOTING--26

     Bachmann
     Bishop (GA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Coble
     Cotton
     Crawford
     DeGette
     Duffy
     Granger
     Grimm
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Hurt
     Kingston
     McAllister
     Nunnelee
     Palazzo
     Reed
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Schwartz
     Scott, David
     Smith (TX)
     Whitfield
     Williams


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1157

  Mr. PITTS, Mrs. CAPITO, and Mr. KING of Iowa changed their vote from 
``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 214 I was unable to 
vote due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yes.''


                Amendment No. 10 Offered by Mr. Langevin

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Rhode 
Island (Mr. Langevin) on which further proceedings were postponed and 
on which the ayes 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 378, 
noes 27, not voting 26, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 215]

                               AYES--378

     Aderholt
     Amodei
     Bachus
     Barber
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barrow (GA)
     Bass
     Beatty
     Becerra
     Benishek
     Bentivolio
     Bera (CA)
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (NY)
     Black
     Blackburn
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Boustany
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Caardenas
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Carter
     Cartwright
     Cassidy
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Daines
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Denham
     Dent
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Duncan (TN)
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Ellmers
     Engel
     Enyart
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farr
     Fattah
     Fincher
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Flores
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frankel (FL)
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gardner
     Gerlach
     Gibbs
     Gibson
     Gingrey (GA)
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffin (AR)
     Grijalva
     Guthrie
     Gutieerrez
     Hahn
     Hall
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Heck (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holding
     Holt
     Honda
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huffman
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jolly
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kirkpatrick
     Kline
     Kuster
     LaMalfa
     Lance
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latham
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujaan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Marchant
     Marino
     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
     Miller, George
     Moore
     Moran
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Murphy (FL)
     Murphy (PA)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nolan
     Nugent
     Nunes
     O'Rourke
     Olson
     Owens
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pearce
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pingree (ME)
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Polis
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rokita
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Ruiz
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Saanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Southerland
     Speier
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Stockman
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velaazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Waxman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IN)

                                NOES--27

     Amash
     Barton
     Bishop (UT)
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Broun (GA)
     Chaffetz
     DeSantis
     Duncan (SC)
     Farenthold
     Garrett
     Gohmert
     Griffith (VA)
     Huelskamp
     Huizenga (MI)
     Jones
     Labrador
     Lamborn
     Lankford
     Lummis
     Massie
     Pompeo
     Ribble
     Rohrabacher
     Salmon
     Sanford
     Stutzman

                             NOT VOTING--26

     Bachmann
     Bishop (GA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Coble
     Cotton
     Crawford
     DeGette
     Duffy
     Granger
     Grimm
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Hurt
     Kingston
     McAllister
     Nunnelee
     Palazzo
     Reed
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Schwartz
     Scott, David
     Smith (TX)
     Whitfield
     Williams


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1201

  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 215 I was unable to 
vote due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yes.''


                Amendment No. 11 Offered by Ms. Bonamici

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Oregon 
(Ms. Bonamici) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which 
the ayes prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.

[[Page H4044]]

  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 will be a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 363, 
noes 41, not voting 27, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 216]

                               AYES--363

     Aderholt
     Amodei
     Bachus
     Barber
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barrow (GA)
     Barton
     Bass
     Beatty
     Becerra
     Benishek
     Bera (CA)
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (NY)
     Black
     Blackburn
     Blumenauer
     Bonamici
     Boustany
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Caardenas
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Carter
     Cartwright
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Daines
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Denham
     Dent
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Duncan (TN)
     Edwards
     Ellison
     Ellmers
     Engel
     Enyart
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farenthold
     Farr
     Fattah
     Fincher
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frankel (FL)
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gardner
     Gerlach
     Gibbs
     Gibson
     Gingrey (GA)
     Goodlatte
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffin (AR)
     Griffith (VA)
     Grijalva
     Guthrie
     Gutieerrez
     Hahn
     Hall
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Heck (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holding
     Holt
     Honda
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huffman
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jolly
     Joyce
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kirkpatrick
     Kline
     Kuster
     Lance
     Langevin
     Lankford
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latham
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujaan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Marchant
     Marino
     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
     Miller, George
     Moore
     Moran
     Mullin
     Murphy (FL)
     Murphy (PA)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nolan
     Nugent
     Nunes
     O'Rourke
     Olson
     Owens
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pearce
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pingree (ME)
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Polis
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rokita
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Ruiz
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Saanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Southerland
     Speier
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velaazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Waxman
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Womack
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Young (AK)
     Young (IN)

                                NOES--41

     Amash
     Bentivolio
     Bishop (UT)
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Broun (GA)
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Cassidy
     Chabot
     Chaffetz
     DeSantis
     Duncan (SC)
     Flores
     Garrett
     Gohmert
     Gosar
     Huelskamp
     Huizenga (MI)
     Jones
     Jordan
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lummis
     Massie
     Mulvaney
     Pompeo
     Ribble
     Rogers (AL)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Salmon
     Sanford
     Sensenbrenner
     Stockman
     Stutzman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Woodall
     Yoho

                             NOT VOTING--27

     Bachmann
     Bishop (GA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Coble
     Cotton
     Crawford
     DeGette
     Duffy
     Fortenberry
     Granger
     Grimm
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Hurt
     Kingston
     McAllister
     Nunnelee
     Palazzo
     Reed
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Schwartz
     Scott, David
     Smith (TX)
     Whitfield
     Williams


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1204

  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 216 I was unable to 
vote due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yes.''
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the committee 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 having assumed the 
chair, Mr. Poe of Texas, 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. 10) to amend the charter school 
program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and, 
pursuant to House Resolution 576, he reported the bill back to the 
House with an amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole.
  The SPEAKER. 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 committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, as amended.
  The amendment was agreed to.
  The SPEAKER. 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.
  (By unanimous consent, Mr. Cantor was allowed to speak out of order.)


             Moment of Silence for Abducted Nigerian Girls

  Mr. CANTOR. Mr. Speaker, Americans have watched in horror this week 
the atrocious news reports coming out of Nigeria. Hundreds of young 
girls have been kidnapped with the intent to be sold into slavery or 
marriage simply because they had the courage to seek an education and a 
better life.
  Just this past weekend, I watched my daughter, not much older than 
these girls, graduate from college. As a parent, I cannot imagine the 
suffering of the moms and dads who merely wanted a good education for 
their daughters.
  The Obama administration has taken initial steps to help assist 
efforts to return these girls to freedom and to their families. I thank 
them for their efforts, and I know all of us stand ready to provide 
whatever assistance is necessary.
  Members should be aware that, upon our return, we will consider a 
bipartisan resolution being considered by the Foreign Affairs Committee 
regarding Boko Haram and these kidnappings.
  Additionally, when we come back, we will also consider five 
bipartisan bills to take steps toward our ultimate goal of ending human 
trafficking. Together, these bills provide resources and authorities to 
fight domestic human trafficking, provide services to the victims, and 
take steps to deal with international human trafficking.
  The atrocities in Nigeria have awakened the global conscience and 
have reminded us all of the evil of human trafficking. It is also 
important to note that the underlying threat posed by extremist groups 
in Nigeria and throughout the region is growing.
  Whether it is Boko Haram, Ansar al-Sharia, Hezbollah, Hamas, or al 
Qaeda, it is critical that we in the House work with the administration 
to confront the growing threat these violent extremists pose to 
international peace, security, and the protection of innocent lives.

[[Page H4045]]

  In the coming days, as we focus on finding and returning these girls 
to their homes, may God watch over them and those seeking their return.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentlewoman from California, the 
Democratic leader.
  Ms. PELOSI. Thank you, Mr. Leader, for yielding. Thank you, Mr. 
Speaker, for giving the House this opportunity to speak this afternoon 
about this despicable crime. I thank the distinguished majority leader 
for his remarks, and I associate myself with his remarks in their 
entirety. That is how important all of this is.
  I want to commend Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for her resolution, 
H. Res. 573, condemning the abduction of female students by armed 
militants from the terrorist group known as Boko Haram in the 
northeastern provinces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  Mr. Speaker, it is clear that what happened in Nigeria is outside the 
circle of civilized human behavior. It is unconscionable, and these 
despicable acts must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. The 
capture and captivity of these girls challenges the conscience of the 
world in a very specific and very different way, and perhaps that 
difference can make a difference.
  I wholeheartedly support the decision by President Obama, Secretary 
Kerry, and the administration to deploy aid, personnel, law 
enforcement, and military experts to Nigeria to partner with local 
authorities to find these girls and return them home.
  I commend the women Members of the House. In a bipartisan way, 100 
percent of the women have signed a letter condemning these actions. I 
salute the First Lady for her #BringBackOurGirls tweet and hope that 
Members will also be doing that because the most horrible form of 
torture for someone who is held by terrorists is when their captors 
tells them: nobody knows you are here, who you are and is even worried 
about you.
  We want to remove all doubt every minute of every day. As we go into 
Mother's Day, think of those mothers, think of those fathers, think of 
the siblings of these girls. Our thoughts and prayers rest with the 
mothers and fathers and siblings of each girl kidnapped and separated 
from her family and all of the victims of human trafficking around the 
world.
  As horrible as it is, as unthinkable as it is, it is happening all 
the time, this trafficking issue, so maybe this horrible, heinous crime 
will give the attention that human trafficking needs in order for us to 
end it, and so let us all subscribe to #BringBackOurGirls.
  With that, Mr. Speaker, I thank you, again, for giving us this 
opportunity to focus on this despicable action, but to do so 
prayerfully, hopefully, and determined to bring back our girls.
  The SPEAKER. The Members will rise and the House will observe a 
moment of silence for these young women.
  Without objection, 5-minute voting will continue.
  The question is on the passage of the bill.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.


                             Recorded Vote

  Mr. KLINE. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The SPEAKER. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 360, 
noes 45, not voting 27, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 217]

                               AYES--360

     Aderholt
     Amodei
     Bachus
     Barber
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barrow (GA)
     Barton
     Bass
     Beatty
     Becerra
     Benishek
     Bentivolio
     Bera (CA)
     Bilirakis
     Black
     Blackburn
     Blumenauer
     Boehner
     Bonamici
     Boustany
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brown (FL)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Capps
     Caardenas
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Carter
     Cartwright
     Cassidy
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Chaffetz
     Cicilline
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Conyers
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Daines
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Denham
     Dent
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Duckworth
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellison
     Ellmers
     Engel
     Enyart
     Eshoo
     Esty
     Farenthold
     Farr
     Fattah
     Fincher
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fleming
     Flores
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia
     Gardner
     Gerlach
     Gibbs
     Gibson
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffin (AR)
     Guthrie
     Gutieerrez
     Hahn
     Hall
     Hanabusa
     Hanna
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings (WA)
     Heck (NV)
     Heck (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Holding
     Holt
     Honda
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huelskamp
     Huffman
     Huizenga (MI)
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Jenkins
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jolly
     Jordan
     Joyce
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Kilmer
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger (IL)
     Kirkpatrick
     Kline
     Kuster
     Labrador
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     Lankford
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latham
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham (NM)
     Lujaan, Ben Ray (NM)
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney, Carolyn
     Maloney, Sean
     Marchant
     Marino
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCollum
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McIntyre
     McKeon
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     Meadows
     Meehan
     Meeks
     Meng
     Messer
     Mica
     Michaud
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Miller, George
     Moran
     Mullin
     Mulvaney
     Murphy (PA)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Negrete McLeod
     Neugebauer
     Noem
     Nolan
     Nugent
     Nunes
     O'Rourke
     Olson
     Owens
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pearce
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters (CA)
     Peters (MI)
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pittenger
     Pitts
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Polis
     Pompeo
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Ribble
     Rice (SC)
     Rigell
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Ruiz
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Salmon
     Saanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sanford
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Slaughter
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (WA)
     Southerland
     Speier
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Stutzman
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiberi
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Van Hollen
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Waters
     Waxman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wolf
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IN)

                                NOES--45

     Amash
     Bishop (NY)
     Bishop (UT)
     Bridenstine
     Brooks (AL)
     Broun (GA)
     Capuano
     Castor (FL)
     Chu
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Davis, Danny
     Deutch
     Edwards
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Garrett
     Grayson
     Griffith (VA)
     Grijalva
     Johnson (GA)
     Jones
     Kelly (IL)
     Kildee
     Lewis
     Lummis
     Massie
     McDermott
     Moore
     Murphy (FL)
     Pingree (ME)
     Richmond
     Schakowsky
     Sewell (AL)
     Sires
     Stockman
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Tonko
     Velaazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz

                             NOT VOTING--27

     Bachmann
     Bishop (GA)
     Coble
     Cotton
     Crawford
     DeGette
     Duffy
     Granger
     Grimm
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Hurt
     Kingston
     McAllister
     Nunnelee
     Palazzo
     Reed
     Runyan
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Schwartz
     Scott, David
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Whitfield
     Williams
     Wittman

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  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. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 217 I was unable to 
vote due to a medical procedure. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yes.''


                          personal explanation

  Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I was unable to vote on May 9, 2014, 
on passage of H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality 
Charter Schools Act, introduced by my colleague John Kline from 
Minnesota and passage of H.R. 4438, the American Research

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and Competiveness Act of 2014, introduced by my colleague Kevin Brady 
from Texas. If had been able to vote, I would have cast a vote of 
``yea'' in support of H.R. 10 and a vote of ``yea'' in support of H.R. 
4438.


                          personal explanation

  Mr. DUFFY. Mr. Speaker, on Friday, May 9, 2014, I was at home in 
Wisconsin taking care of my amazing wife and our new baby daughter. Had 
I been present. I would have voted in the following ways: H.R. 4438--
American Research and Competitiveness Act ``yea,'' Castor Amendment 
``nay,'' Jackson Lee Amendment ``nay,'' Wilson (FL) Amendment ``yea,'' 
Langevin Amendment ``yea,'' Bonamici Amendment ``yea,'' H.R. 10--
Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools ``yea.''

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