Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

H J Res 59 - Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Angus King, Jr. voted Yea (Tabling Vote) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

Read statements Angus King, Jr. made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 113-67 -

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (64-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments to a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and increases employee contributions to the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Highlights:
  • Increases the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 as follows (Sec. 101):
    • For fiscal year 2014:
      • From $498.09 billion to $520.46 billion in “revised security category” spending; and
      • From $469.4 billion to $491.78 billion in non-defense spending.
    • For fiscal year 2015:
      • From $512.05 billion to $521.27 billion in “revised security category” spending; and
      • From $483.13 billion to $492.36 billion in non-defense spending.
  • Defines “revised security category” as discretionary appropriations for National Defense, including, but not limited to, military activities of the Department of Defense, nuclear weapons related activities of the Department of Energy, and portions of activities of the Coast Guard and Federal Bureau of Investigation (Sec. 101).
  • Increases the individual contribution percentage of “further revised annuity employees” to the Federal Employees Retirement System after December 31, 2013 as follows (Sec. 401):
    • From 7 percent to 10.6 percent for federal employees;
    • From 7.5 percent to 10.6 percent for congressional employees, members of Congress, and law enforcement officers; and
    • From 7.5 percent to 11.1 percent for nuclear materials couriers and customs and border protection officers. 
  • Defines “further revised annuity employee” as an individual who meets the following criteria (Sec. 401):
    • The individual has less than 5 years of service and was not a federal employee or member of Congress on December 31, 2013; and
    • The individual became a federal employee or a member of Congress after December 31, 2013.
  • Requires the Secretary of the Department of Defense to increase the retired pay of each current and former member of the Armed Forces by the difference between the established percent increase and 1 percent if the established percent increase is greater than 1 percent, effective December 1, 2015 (Sec. 403).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to recompute the retired pay of a current or former member of the Armed Forces whose retired pay has been subject to adjustments under this bill to be equal to the amount to which the individual would be entitled on that date if increases in the retired pay of the individual had not been computed as required in this bill (Sec. 403).
  • Specifies that the recomputed number is effective on the date of the next adjustment of the retired pay (Sec. 403).
  • Increases the aviation security service fees on airline passengers to $5.60 per one-way trip for air transportation originating in the United States, beginning July 1, 2014 (Sec. 601).
  • Increases the annual premium rate payable by the sponsor of a single employer pension plan to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as follows (Sec. 703):
    • From $49 to $57 for plan years beginning after December 31, 2014 and before January 1, 2016; and
    • From $49 to $64 for plan years beginning after December 31, 2015 and before January 1, 2017.
  • Establishes the single conversion factor necessary to compute physician payments as 0.5 percent for the period beginning on January 1, 2014 and ending on March 31, 2014 (Sec. 1101).
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (332-94) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and increases employee contributions to the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Highlights:
  • Increases the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 as follows (Sec. 101):
    • For fiscal year 2014:
      • From $498.09 billion to $520.46 billion in “revised security category” spending; and
      • From $469.4 billion to $491.78 billion in non-defense spending.
    • For fiscal year 2015:
      • From $512.05 billion to $521.27 billion in “revised security category” spending; and
      • From $483.13 billion to $492.36 billion in non-defense spending.
  • Defines “revised security category” as discretionary appropriations for National Defense, including, but not limited to, military activities of the Department of Defense, nuclear weapons related activities of the Department of Energy, and portions of activities of the Coast Guard and Federal Bureau of Investigation (Sec. 101).
  • Increases the individual contribution percentage of “further revised annuity employees” to the Federal Employees Retirement System after December 31, 2013 as follows (Sec. 401):
    • From 7 percent to 10.6 percent for federal employees;
    • From 7.5 percent to 10.6 percent for congressional employees, members of Congress, and law enforcement officers; and
    • From 7.5 percent to 11.1 percent for nuclear materials couriers and customs and border protection officers. 
  • Defines “further revised annuity employee” as an individual who meets the following criteria (Sec. 401):
    • The individual has less than 5 years of service and was not a federal employee or member of Congress on December 31, 2013; and
    • The individual became a federal employee or a member of Congress after December 31, 2013.
  • Requires the Secretary of the Department of Defense to increase the retired pay of each current and former member of the Armed Forces by the difference between the established percent increase and 1 percent if the established percent increase is greater than 1 percent, effective December 1, 2015 (Sec. 403).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to recompute the retired pay of a current or former member of the Armed Forces whose retired pay has been subject to adjustments under this bill to be equal to the amount to which the individual would be entitled on that date if increases in the retired pay of the individual had not been computed as required in this bill (Sec. 403).
  • Specifies that the recomputed number is effective on the date of the next adjustment of the retired pay (Sec. 403).
  • Increases the aviation security service fees on airline passengers to $5.60 per one-way trip for air transportation originating in the United States, beginning July 1, 2014 (Sec. 601).
  • Increases the annual premium rate payable by the sponsor of a single employer pension plan to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as follows (Sec. 703):
    • From $49 to $57 for plan years beginning after December 31, 2014 and before January 1, 2016; and
    • From $49 to $64 for plan years beginning after December 31, 2015 and before January 1, 2017.
  • Establishes the single conversion factor necessary to compute physician payments as 0.5 percent for the period beginning on January 1, 2014 and ending on March 31, 2014 (Sec. 1101).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO RECEDE FROM AMENDMENTS PASSED IN THIS CHAMBER AND PASS THE VERSION OF THE BILL THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE OPPOSING CHAMBER.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Motion Agreed (Senate) (54-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to table a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal year 2014, extends the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act individual health insurance mandate by 1 year, and prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for health insurance premiums for members of Congress and the president.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the federal government that were conducted in fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014 taking into account funding reductions required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 2013 (Sec. 101).
  • Extends any project or activity in the Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate authorized by the amount of the President’s fiscal year 2014 request (Sec. 114).
  • Prohibits any department, including the Department of Defense, from using funds appropriated by this bill for any project or activity for which funds were not appropriated during fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 102 & 104).
  • Requires funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that only the most limited funding action is taken in order to provide for the continuation of projects and activities (Sec. 110).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that may be necessary to avoid furloughs within the department or agency (Sec. 112).
  • Authorizes funding and authority granted for the year 2014 to be available until 1 of the following occurs (Sec. 106):
    • The enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution;
    • The enactment into law of an appropriations act for fiscal year 2014; or
    • December 15, 2013.
  • Extends by 1 year the implementation date of the individual health insurance mandate established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sec. 141).
  • Prohibits contributions made by the Office of Personnel Management from being used to pay for the health insurance premiums of a member of Congress, congressional staff, the president, the vice president, or political appointee (Sec. 142).
  • Prohibits a member of Congress, congressional staff, the president, vice president, or political appointee from being eligible to receive a tax credit or reduced cost sharing in an amount that is more than the total amount which a “similarly situated” individual would be entitled to receive (Sec. 142).
  • Prohibits a member of Congress from having discretion in determining which congressional staff is eligible for coverage through a Health Exchange (Sec. 142).
Note:

NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (228-201) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal year 2014, extends the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act individual health insurance mandate by 1 year, and prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for health insurance premiums for members of Congress and the president.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the federal government that were conducted in fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014 taking into account funding reductions required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 2013 (Sec. 101).
  • Extends any project or activity in the Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate authorized by the amount of the President’s fiscal year 2014 request (Sec. 114).
  • Prohibits any department, including the Department of Defense, from using funds appropriated by this bill for any project or activity for which funds were not appropriated during fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 102 & 104).
  • Requires funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that only the most limited funding action is taken in order to provide for the continuation of projects and activities (Sec. 110).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that may be necessary to avoid furloughs within the department or agency (Sec. 112).
  • Authorizes funding and authority granted for the year 2014 to be available until 1 of the following occurs (Sec. 106):
    • The enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution;
    • The enactment into law of an appropriations act for fiscal year 2014; or
    • December 15, 2013.
  • Extends by 1 year the implementation date of the individual health insurance mandate established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sec. 141).
  • Prohibits contributions made by the Office of Personnel Management from being used to pay for the health insurance premiums of a member of Congress, congressional staff, the president, the vice president, or political appointee (Sec. 142).
  • Prohibits a member of Congress, congressional staff, the president, vice president, or political appointee from being eligible to receive a tax credit or reduced cost sharing in an amount that is more than the total amount which a “similarly situated” individual would be entitled to receive (Sec. 142).
  • Prohibits a member of Congress from having discretion in determining which congressional staff is eligible for coverage through a Health Exchange (Sec. 142).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO RECEDE FROM AMENDMENTS PASSED IN THIS CHAMBER AND PASS THE VERSION OF THE BILL THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE OPPOSING CHAMBER.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Motion Agreed (Senate) (54-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to table a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal year 2014, repeals the medical device excise tax, and extends the implementation date of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by 1 year.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the federal government that were conducted in fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014 taking into account funding reductions required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 2013 (Sec. 101).
  • Extends any project or activity in the Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate authorized by the amount of the President’s fiscal year 2014 request (Sec. 114).
  • Prohibits any department, including the Department of Defense, from using funds appropriated by this bill for any project or activity for which funds were not appropriated during fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 102 & 104).
  • Requires funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that only the most limited funding action is taken in order to provide for the continuation of projects and activities (Sec. 110).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that may be necessary to avoid furloughs within the department or agency (Sec. 112).
  • Authorizes funding and authority granted for the year 2014 to be available until 1 of the following occurs (Sec. 106):
    • The enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution;
    • The enactment into law of an appropriations act for fiscal year 2014; or
    • December 15, 2013.
  • Extends by 1 year the implementation date of any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would otherwise take effect during the period of October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 (Sec. 131).
  • Repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale by a manufacturer, producer, or importer of medical devices (Sec. 131).
Note:

NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (248-174) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal year 2014, repeals the medical device excise tax, and extends the implementation date of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by 1 year.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the federal government that were conducted in fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014 taking into account funding reductions required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 2013 (Sec. 101).
  • Extends any project or activity in the Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate authorized by the amount of the President’s fiscal year 2014 request (Sec. 114).
  • Prohibits any department, including the Department of Defense, from using funds appropriated by this bill for any project or activity for which funds were not appropriated during fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 102 & 104).
  • Requires funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that only the most limited funding action is taken in order to provide for the continuation of projects and activities (Sec. 110).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that may be necessary to avoid furloughs within the department or agency (Sec. 112).
  • Authorizes funding and authority granted for the year 2014 to be available until 1 of the following occurs (Sec. 106):
    • The enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution;
    • The enactment into law of an appropriations act for fiscal year 2014; or
    • December 15, 2013.
  • Extends by 1 year the implementation date of any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would otherwise take effect during the period of October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 (Sec. 131).
  • Repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale by a manufacturer, producer, or importer of medical devices (Sec. 131).
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (54-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal year 2014.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the federal government that were conducted in fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014 taking into account funding reductions required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 2013 (Sec. 101).
  • Extends any project or activity in the Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate authorized by the amount of the President’s fiscal year 2014 request (Sec. 114).
  • Prohibits any department, including the Department of Defense, from using funds appropriated by this bill for any project or activity for which funds were not appropriated during fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 102 & 104).
  • Requires funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that only the most limited funding action is taken in order to provide for the continuation of projects and activities (Sec. 110).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that may be necessary to avoid furloughs within the department or agency (Sec. 112).
  • Authorizes funding and authority granted for the year 2014 to be available until 1 of the following occurs (Sec. 106):
    • The enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution;
    • The enactment into law of an appropriations act for fiscal year 2014; or
    • December 15, 2013.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (230-189) - (Key vote)

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that appropriates funds for the federal government for fiscal year 2014 and prohibits funds from being appropriated for the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the federal government that were conducted in fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014 taking into account funding reductions required by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the Presidential sequestration order dated March 1, 2013 (Sec. 101).
  • Extends any project or activity in the Overseas Contingency Operations at a rate authorized by the amount of the President’s fiscal year 2014 request (Sec. 114).
  • Prohibits any department, including the Department of Defense, from using funds appropriated by this bill for any project or activity for which funds were not appropriated during fiscal year 2013 (Secs. 102 & 104).
  • Requires funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that only the most limited funding action is taken in order to provide for the continuation of projects and activities (Sec. 110).
  • Authorizes funds appropriated by this bill to be used in such a manner that may be necessary to avoid furloughs within the department or agency (Sec. 112).
  • Authorizes funding and authority granted for the year 2014 to be available until 1 of the following occurs (Sec. 106):
    • The enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution;
    • The enactment into law of an appropriations act for fiscal year 2014; or
    • December 15, 2013.
  • Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this bill to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Sec. 137).
  • Repeals benefit entitlements that were established under the PPACA or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Sec. 137).
  • Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, until December 15, 2013, to pay the principal and interest of the following obligations of the United States if the debt of the federal government reaches the statutory limit (Sec. 138):
    • The obligations held by the public; and
    • The obligations held by the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
  • Prohibits any obligation authorized by this bill to be issued for the compensation for members of Congress (Sec. 138).
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Sponsors

Skip to top
Back to top