2:11 PM EDT
Hansen Clarke, D-MI 13th

Mr. CLARKE of Michigan. Mr. Chairman, I am urging this House to spend the high-speed rail money on what it's designated for, high-speed rail projects.

Much of this money, or a good portion of it, was turned down by Governors of other States. So I'm here as a representative of Michigan's 13th District, and I want to go on the record right now of claiming that money because Michigan and metro Detroit, the district that I represent, we need jobs, jobs that will be created by the high-speed rail project, jobs that will be created when that high-speed rail that links Detroit to Chicago is tied into a regional transit system around metro Detroit.

That's going to attract businesses all around that system. Companies and employers are more likely to stay in Detroit, move to Detroit when they realize they can have close access to Chicago and other midwestern areas. But jobs not only as an indirect result of this transit

system and high-speed rail system, but by manufacturing the rails and the passenger cars that are going to be used. By creating jobs, that is the most effective way to create a long-term, resilient, enduring economy. And that's the best way to pay down our debt.

I understand the point that we should allocate a funding source to provide funding for the flood victims. Well, I would like to propose one.

Over the last 10 years, this Congress has authorized the spending of over $50 billion--that's with a ``b''--in economic aid to Afghanistan. Each fiscal year, including this current one, we're spending at least $4 billion on economic aid in Afghanistan. I'm proposing let's just take a share of the money we're sending overseas to help serve and protect people in another country, let's redirect American tax dollars back to serve Americans.

And my fundamental point is this: We need to be more conservative with our tax dollars. Yes, there are needs all around the world, but our people need help right here. This budget choice that we're faced with right now underscores that. This is a choice that we should not have to make. We shouldn't have to choose between serving flood victims and providing for long-term jobs that we need in Michigan and metro Detroit through high-speed rail.

You know, there is another fairness issue. Folks where I live, the auto capital of the world, they can't afford an automobile because of the high cost of automobile insurance. They need high-speed rail and the synergy it will create with mass transit.

So again, I urge you, let's use this money for its intended purpose--to ultimately create jobs. That's the best way that we can pay down the Federal debt, and also it's the principle of it. In these tough economic times, let's redirect American tax dollars to serve Americans. High-speed rail in America will create jobs and make a difference for our people, a positive difference.

I yield back the balance of my time.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE ACTING CHAIR

The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, proceedings will now resume on those amendments on which further proceedings were postponed, in the following order:

An amendment by Mr. Matheson of Utah.

An amendment by Mr. Reed of New York.

Amendment No. 65 by Mr. Holt of New Jersey.

Amendment No. 68 by Mr. Royce of California.

Amendment No. 43 by Mr. Broun of Georgia.

An amendment by Mr. Schiff of California.

Amendment No. 48 by Mr. Broun of Georgia.

An amendment by Mr. Shimkus of Illinois.

Amendment No. 47 by Mr. Broun of Georgia.

The Chair will reduce to 2 minutes the time for any electronic vote after the first vote in this series.

AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR.

MATHESON

The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Utah (Mr. Matheson) 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 vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 168, noes 257, not voting 6, as follows:

[Roll No. 574]

AYES--168

Ackerman

Altmire

Amash

Baca

Baldwin

Barrow

Bass (CA)

Becerra

Berman

Bishop (GA)

Bishop (NY)

Blumenauer

Boswell

Brady (PA)

Braley (IA)

Brown (FL)

Butterfield

Capps

Capuano

Cardoza

Carnahan

Carney

Carson (IN)

Castor (FL)

Chaffetz

Chandler

Chu

Clarke (MI)

Clarke (NY)

Clay

Cleaver

Clyburn

Cohen

Connolly (VA)

Conyers

Cooper

Costello

Courtney

Critz

Crowley

Cuellar

Davis (CA)

Davis (IL)

DeFazio

DeGette

DeLauro

Deutch

Dicks

Dingell

Doggett

Doyle

Edwards

Engel

Eshoo

Farr

Fattah

Filner

Frank (MA)

Fudge

Gibson

Gonzalez

Green, Al

Green, Gene

Grijalva

Gutierrez

Hanna

Hastings (FL)

Heinrich

Higgins

Himes

Hinojosa

Hirono

Hochul

Holt

Honda

Hoyer

Inslee

Israel

Jackson (IL)

Jackson Lee (TX)

Johnson (GA)

Johnson, E. B.

Keating

Kildee

Kind

Kissell

Kucinich

Larsen (WA)

Larson (CT)

Lee (CA)

Levin

Lewis (GA)

Lipinski

Lowey

Lujan

Maloney

Markey

Matheson

Matsui

McCarthy (NY)

McCollum

McDermott

McGovern

McIntyre

Meeks

Michaud

Miller (NC)

Miller, George

Moran

Murphy (CT)

Nadler

Napolitano

Neal

Olver

Owens

Pallone

Pascrell

Paul

Payne

Perlmutter

Peters

Peterson

Pingree (ME)

Polis

Price (NC)

Quigley

Rahall

Rangel

Reed

Richardson

Richmond

Ross (AR)

Roybal-Allard

Ruppersberger

Ryan (OH)

Sanchez, Linda T.

Sarbanes

Schakowsky

Schiff

Schrader

Schwartz

Scott (VA)

Scott, David

Serrano

Sewell

Sherman

Shuler

Sires

Slaughter

Speier

Stark

Sutton

Thompson (CA)

Tierney

Tonko

Towns

Van Hollen

Velazquez

Walz (MN)

Wasserman Schultz

Waters

Watt

Waxman

Welch

Wilson (FL)

Woolsey

Wu

Yarmuth

NOES--257

Adams

Aderholt

Akin

Alexander

Andrews

Austria

Bachmann

Bachus

Barletta

Bartlett

Barton (TX)

Bass (NH)

Benishek

Berg

Berkley

Biggert

Bilbray

Bilirakis

Bishop (UT)

Black

Blackburn

Bonner

Bono Mack

Boren

Boustany

Brady (TX)

Brooks

Broun (GA)

Buchanan

Bucshon

Buerkle

Burgess

Burton (IN)

Calvert

Camp

Campbell

Canseco

Cantor

Capito

Carter

Cassidy

Chabot

Cicilline

Coble

Coffman (CO)

Cole

Conaway

Cravaack

Crawford

Crenshaw

Culberson

Cummings

Davis (KY)

Denham

Dent

DesJarlais

Diaz-Balart

Dold

Donnelly (IN)

Dreier

Duffy

Duncan (SC)

Duncan (TN)

Ellmers

Emerson

Farenthold

Fincher

Fitzpatrick

Flake

Fleischmann

Fleming

Flores

Forbes

Fortenberry

Foxx

Franks (AZ)

Frelinghuysen

Gallegly

Garamendi

Gardner

Garrett

Gerlach

Gibbs

Gingrey (GA)

Gohmert

Goodlatte

Gosar

Gowdy

Granger

Graves (GA)

Graves (MO)

Griffin (AR)

Griffith (VA)

Grimm

Guinta

Guthrie

Hall

Hanabusa

Harper

Harris

Hartzler

Hastings (WA)

Hayworth

Heck

Hensarling

Herger

Herrera Beutler

Holden

Huelskamp

Huizenga (MI)

Hultgren

Hunter

Hurt

Issa

Jenkins

Johnson (IL)

Johnson (OH)

Johnson, Sam

Jones

Jordan

Kaptur

Kelly

King (IA)

King (NY)

Kingston

Kinzinger (IL)

Kline

Labrador

Lamborn

Lance

Landry

Langevin

Lankford

Latham

LaTourette [Page: H5045]

Latta

Lewis (CA)

LoBiondo

Loebsack

Lofgren, Zoe

Long

Lucas

Luetkemeyer

Lummis

Lungren, Daniel E.

Lynch

Mack

Manzullo

Marchant

Marino

McCarthy (CA)

McCaul

McClintock

McCotter

McHenry

McKeon

McKinley

McMorris Rodgers

McNerney

Meehan

Mica

Miller (FL)

Miller (MI)

Miller, Gary

Moore

Mulvaney

Murphy (PA)

Myrick

Neugebauer

Noem

Nugent

Nunes

Nunnelee

Olson

Palazzo

Pastor (AZ)

Paulsen

Pearce

Pence

Petri

Pitts

Platts

Poe (TX)

Pompeo

Posey

Price (GA)

Quayle

Rehberg

Reichert

Renacci

Reyes

Ribble

Rigell

Rivera

Roby

Roe (TN)

Rogers (AL)

Rogers (KY)

Rogers (MI)

Rohrabacher

Rokita

Rooney

Ros-Lehtinen

Roskam

Ross (FL)

Rothman (NJ)

Royce

Runyan

Ryan (WI)

Sanchez, Loretta

Scalise

Schilling

Schmidt

Schock

Schweikert

Scott (SC)

Scott, Austin

Sensenbrenner

Sessions

Shimkus

Shuster

Simpson

Smith (NE)

Smith (NJ)

Smith (TX)

Smith (WA)

Southerland

Stearns

Stivers

Stutzman

Sullivan

Terry

Thompson (MS)

Thompson (PA)

Thornberry

Tiberi

Tipton

Tsongas

Turner

Upton

Visclosky

Walberg

Walden

Walsh (IL)

Webster

West

Westmoreland

Whitfield

Wilson (SC)

Wittman

Wolf

Womack

Woodall

Yoder

Young (AK)

Young (FL)

Young (IN)

NOT VOTING--6

Costa

Ellison

Giffords

Hinchey

Pelosi

Rush

[Time: 14:42]

Ms. MOORE, Messrs. AKIN, ROTHMAN, and STUTZMAN changed their vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''

Messrs. CRITZ, GUTIERREZ, AMASH, BISHOP of Georgia, and DOYLE changed their vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''

So the amendment was rejected.

The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.

AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR.

REED

The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from New York (Mr. Reed) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes prevailed by voice vote.

The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.

The Clerk redesignated the amendment.

RECORDED VOTE

The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.

A recorded vote was ordered.

The Acting CHAIR. This will be a 2-minute vote.

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 261, noes 162, not voting 8, as follows:

[Roll No. 575]

AYES--261

Ackerman

Adams

Baca

Baldwin

Barrow

Barton (TX)

Bass (CA)

Bass (NH)

Becerra

Benishek

Berkley

Berman

Bishop (GA)

Bishop (NY)

Bishop (UT)

Black

Blumenauer

Bono Mack

Boswell

Brady (PA)

Brady (TX)

Braley (IA)

Brown (FL)

Bucshon

Buerkle

Butterfield

Camp

Canseco

Capito

Capps

Capuano

Cardoza

Carnahan

Carney

Carson (IN)

Chabot

Chaffetz

Chandler

Cicilline

Clarke (MI)

Clarke (NY)

Clay

Cleaver

Clyburn

Coble

Cohen

Connolly (VA)

Conyers

Costa

Courtney

Critz

Crowley

Cummings

Davis (IL)

DeFazio

DeGette

DeLauro

Denham

Dent

DesJarlais

Deutch

Dicks

Dingell

Doggett

Dold

Doyle

Duffy

Duncan (SC)

Engel

Farenthold

Farr

Filner

Fincher

Fitzpatrick

Fortenberry

Frank (MA)

Fudge

Gardner

Gerlach

Gibbs

Gibson

Gohmert

Gonzalez

Goodlatte

Gosar

Gowdy

Green, Al

Green, Gene

Griffin (AR)

Griffith (VA)

Grijalva

Grimm

Guinta

Guthrie

Gutierrez

Hanna

Hartzler

Hastings (FL)

Hayworth

Heinrich

Higgins

Hinojosa

Hirono

Hochul

Holt

Honda

Hoyer

Hultgren

Hurt

Inslee

Israel

Jackson (IL)

Jackson Lee (TX)

Johnson (GA)

Johnson (IL)

Johnson (OH)

Johnson, E. B.

Johnson, Sam

Jones

Jordan

Kaptur

Keating

Kildee

Kind

Kissell

Kucinich

Lance

Landry

Langevin

Lankford

Larsen (WA)

Larson (CT)

LaTourette

Lee (CA)

Levin

Lewis (GA)

Lipinski

LoBiondo

Lowey

Lujan

Lungren, Daniel E.

Lynch

Manzullo

Marchant

Markey

Matheson

Matsui

McCarthy (CA)

McCarthy (NY)

McClintock

McCollum

McDermott

McGovern

McHenry

McIntyre

McKinley

McMorris Rodgers

Meehan

Meeks

Mica

Michaud

Miller, George

Moore

Mulvaney

Murphy (CT)

Nadler

Napolitano

Neal

Nugent

Nunes

Olver

Owens

Pallone

Pascrell

Paul

Paulsen

Payne

Pearce

Perlmutter

Peters

Peterson

Petri

Pingree (ME)

Pitts

Platts

Polis

Pompeo

Posey

Price (NC)

Quigley

Rahall

Rangel

Reed

Reichert

Reyes

Ribble

Richardson

Richmond

Roe (TN)

Rooney

Ros-Lehtinen

Roskam

Ross (AR)

Ross (FL)

Roybal-Allard

Royce

Ruppersberger

Rush

Ryan (WI)

Sanchez, Linda T.

Sarbanes

Schakowsky

Schiff

Schmidt

Schock

Schrader

Schwartz

Scott (SC)

Scott (VA)

Scott, David

Sensenbrenner

Serrano

Sewell

Sherman

Shuler

Shuster

Simpson

Sires

Slaughter

Smith (NJ)

Stark

Stearns

Stivers

Stutzman

Sullivan

Sutton

Terry

Thompson (CA)

Thompson (MS)

Thompson (PA)

Tiberi

Tierney

Tipton

Tonko

Towns

Upton

Van Hollen

Velazquez

Walden

Wasserman Schultz

Watt

Waxman

Webster

Welch

West

Wilson (FL)

Woodall

Woolsey

Wu

Yarmuth

Young (AK)

NOES--162

Aderholt

Akin

Alexander

Altmire

Amash

Andrews

Austria

Bachmann

Bachus

Barletta

Bartlett

Berg

Biggert

Bilbray

Bilirakis

Blackburn

Bonner

Boren

Boustany

Brooks

Broun (GA)

Buchanan

Burgess

Burton (IN)

Calvert

Campbell

Cantor

Carter

Cassidy

Castor (FL)

Chu

Coffman (CO)

Cole

Conaway

Cooper

Costello

Cravaack

Crawford

Crenshaw

Cuellar

Culberson

Davis (CA)

Davis (KY)

Diaz-Balart

Donnelly (IN)

Dreier

Duncan (TN)

Edwards

Ellmers

Emerson

Eshoo

Fattah

Flake

Fleischmann

Flores

Forbes

Foxx

Franks (AZ)

Frelinghuysen

Gallegly

Garamendi

Garrett

Gingrey (GA)

Granger

Graves (GA)

Graves (MO)

Hall

Hanabusa

Harper

Harris

Hastings (WA)

Heck

Hensarling

Herger

Herrera Beutler

Himes

Holden

Huelskamp

Huizenga (MI)

Hunter

Issa

Jenkins

Kelly

King (NY)

Kingston

Kinzinger (IL)

Kline

Labrador

Lamborn

Latham

Latta

Lewis (CA)

Loebsack

Lofgren, Zoe

Long

Lucas

Luetkemeyer

Lummis

Mack

Marino

McCaul

McCotter

McKeon

McNerney

Miller (FL)

Miller (MI)

Miller (NC)

Miller, Gary

Murphy (PA)

Myrick

Neugebauer

Noem

Nunnelee

Olson

Palazzo

Pastor (AZ)

Pence

Poe (TX)

Price (GA)

Quayle

Rehberg

Renacci

Rigell

Rivera

Roby

Rogers (AL)

Rogers (KY)

Rogers (MI)

Rohrabacher

Rokita

Rothman (NJ)

Runyan

Ryan (OH)

Sanchez, Loretta

Scalise

Schilling

Schweikert

Scott, Austin

Sessions

Shimkus

Smith (NE)

Smith (TX)

Smith (WA)

Southerland

Speier

Thornberry

Tsongas

Turner

Visclosky

Walberg

Walsh (IL)

Walz (MN)

Waters

Westmoreland

Whitfield

Wilson (SC)

Wittman

Wolf

Womack

Yoder

Young (FL)

Young (IN)

NOT VOTING--8

Ellison

Fleming

Giffords

Hinchey

King (IA)

Maloney

Moran

Pelosi

[Time: 14:47]

Mr. WESTMORELAND changed his vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''

Messrs. HONDA, WEBSTER, and CONYERS 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: