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HR 5092 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - Key Vote

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Ben Cardin voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (277-131) - (Key vote)

Title: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the federal criminal code regarding firearms and explosives, changes the civil penalties for violating firearm regulations and directs the Attorney General to establish guidelines for investigations.

Highlights:
  • Modifies existing law from allowing the Attorney General to immediately revoke firearm licenses, after proper notification to the licensee, to a system of fines based upon the severity of the violation and the prior record of the firearm's licensee (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Attorney General to make preliminary decisions to approve or deny a federal firearms license application and gives applicants the right to a hearing for license denials (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the Attorney General to create specific guidelines for investigations, inspections and examinations made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (Sec. 5).
  • Instructs the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to review the operations of gun show enforcement programs on residency checks of firearm purchasers; the Inspector General shall report these findings within one year to the Judiciary Committees of both the House and Senate (Sec 6.).
  • Sets limits on who can have access to the information gathered from individual firearm licenses (Sec. 7).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Sponsors

  • John Howard Coble (NC - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney M. Alexander (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Gresham Barrett (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Barrow (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Beauprez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Marion Berry (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian P. Bilbray (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Josiah Robins 'Jo' Bonner Jr. (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John N. Boozman (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Daniel 'Dan' Boren (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. Boustany Jr. (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Boyd Jr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry E. Brown Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John BT Campbell III (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric I. Cantor (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis A. Cardoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Davis (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Geoff Davis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Dingell (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thelma D. Drake (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Chet' Edwards (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Feeney (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Randy Forbes (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold Ford Jr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott Garrett (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Gerlach (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Gingrey (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Katherine Harris (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Lewis 'Bill' Jenkins (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Piyush Amrit 'Bobby' Jindal (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Kingston (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Kline (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John R. 'Randy' Kuhl Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas P. 'Tom' Latham (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie Mack IV (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Marshall (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James David 'Jim' Matheson (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thaddeus G. 'Thad' McCotter (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles J. 'Charlie' Melancon Sr. (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael H. 'Mike' Michaud (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jefferson B. 'Jeff' Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Candice S. Miller (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Bowlby Mollohan (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn N. Musgrave (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Neugebauer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Solomon P. Ortiz Sr. (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stevan Edward 'Steve' Pearce (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Pence (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Pitts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Russell Platts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. Pombo (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Christopher Porter Sr. (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Price (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Joe Rahall II (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis 'Denny' Rehberg (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Rick' Renzi (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Reynolds (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Avery 'Mike' Ross (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim R. Ryun (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Salazar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Joe' Schwarz (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald L. 'Don' Sherwood (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Tanner (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn A. Westmoreland (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward 'Ed' Whitfield (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
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