H.R. 1994: VA Accountability Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1994 in the House.

The VA Accountability Act (H.R. 1994), which would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote or fire employees based on poor performance and offer increased protection for whistleblowers, was passed in the House by a vote of 256–170. All but one of the votes against the bill came from Democrats. The White House issued a policy statement in strong opposition on the grounds that the bill would allow a VA employee to be removed from federal service or demoted without the ability to appeal that decision. The policy statement included a threat to veto the bill were it to arrive at the President’s desk.

Congress
114th Congress
Date
Jul 29, 2015
Chamber
House
Number
#489
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 256
 
 
59%
240 16
  Nay 170
 
 
39%
1 169
Not Voting 7
 
 
2%
4 3
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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