The House is now taking the following votes:
  1. Bergman Amendment – Prohibits the VA from constructing any new VA facilities to be used as childcare centers – 15 minutes
  2. Sherrill Amendment #19 – Prohibits a child care provider under the bill from employing any individual who has been convicted of a sex crime, an offense involving a child victim, a violent crime, or a drug felony.  It adds a rule of construction that nothing in the bill would diminish any existing federal or state standards or requirements regarding the screening and hiring of employees at child care centers – 2 minutes               

                    10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit 
  3. Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 840 – VOTE NO – 5 minutes
  4. Final Passage of H.R. 840 – Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act  (Rep. Brownley – Veterans' Affairs) – VOTE YES – 5 minutes
These are the last votes for the week
**Members are advised that the first vote today will be a fifteen-minute vote, and will be closed at exactly fifteen minutes. Please arrive on the Floor in a timely manner.  There will be a moment of silence during this vote series to honor the passing of the longest serving Member of Congress, Representative John D. Dingell Jr. of Michigan.

If you have any questions please contact: Shuwanza Goff, Ray Salazar, or Deborah Rowe at 5-3130.