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H.R. 2786: Cross-Border Rail Security Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2786 (114th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

House Seeks Evaluation of U.S. Security Against Radiation Transport

The House has approved bill H.R. 2786 designed to protect the United States against high-risk rail shipments--specifically those involving radiation--entering and crossing the northern and southern borders. This Cross-Border Rail Security Act requires information from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on current radiation dangers and U.S. protection against them.

CBP already handles such detection with Radiation Portal Monitors, “a passive, non-invasive” method for screening various means of transport that might be conveying “nuclear and radiological materials.” Among the radiation sources: nuclear devices, dirty bombs, and medical and industrial isotopes.

The bill directs CBP to:

114th Congress
Sep 28, 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

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Key: R Yea D Yea
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 412
240 172
  Nay 0
0 0
Not Voting 22
6 16
Required: 2/3 source:

Vote Details

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