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H.R. 1994: VA Accountability Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1994 (114th) 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.

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 59%
 
 
256
240
 
16
 
Nay 39%
 
 
170
1
 
169
 
Not Voting 2%
 
 
7
4
 
3
 

Date: Jul 29, 2015

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the House

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

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