Dem  GOP    Vote: 109  H R 4557 3-MAR-2016
Yes 238 7
No 163 163
No Vote 32 18
Present 0  

Brick Kilns, Air Pollution
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it appeared likely to fail.

Voting 238 for and 163 against, the House on March 3, 2016, passed a GOP-drafted bill (HR 4557) that would indefinitely block a new Clean Air Act rule to curb hazardous emissions from the manufacture of bricks, structural clay products and clay ceramics. More than 16 years in the making, the rule would reduce nationwide toxic discharges by an estimated 375 tons per year. Critics called it a federal overreach that would shut down small operations and cost large numbers of jobs. The rule targets emissions of hydrogen flouride, hydrogen chloride and hazardous metals that the Environmental Protection Agency says are linked to illnesses such as cancer and asthma. The rule also seeks to improve workplace conditions at brick kilns.

Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, said: "The brick industry...has helped build some of the most iconic buildings, cities and towns in existence in our country today. We must make certain our regulations and laws preserve this industry, not destroy it."

Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said opponents of the environmental rule "refuse to acknowledge...the real health benefits that will come with the reduction of several major air pollutants."

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it appeared likely to fail.
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Illinois Tally
Enyart, Bill (D-12 )   YEA Belleville, IL  
Bustos, Cheri (D-17 )   NAY East Moline, IL  
Davis, Danny (D-7 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Davis, Rodney (R-13 )   YEA Taylorville, IL  
Schneider, Brad (D-10)   YEA Deerfield, IL  
Duckworth, Tammy (D-8 )   NAY Hoffman Estates, IL  
Foster, Bill (D-11)   NAY Geneva, IL  
Gutierrez, Luis (D-4 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Hultgren, Randy (R-14 )   YEA Winfield, IL  
Kelly, Robin (D-2 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Kinzinger, Adam (R-16 )   YEA Manteno, IL  
Schock, Aaron (R-18 )   YEA Peoria, IL  
Lipinski, Dan (D-3 )   NAY Western Springs, IL  
Quigley, Mike (D-5 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Roskam, Peter (R-6 )   YEA Bensenville, IL  
Rush, Bobby (D-1 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Schakowsky, Jan (D-9 )   NAY Evanston, IL  
Shimkus, John (R-15 )   YEA Collinsville, IL