How I Voted

My Votes – Week of April 16th

RULE BILLS

**A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote.

Result and Date Bill # Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
PASSED

4/17/18

420-1

H.R. 5192 Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act Yes This bill attempts to reduce synthetic ID fraud by requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to match the name, Social Security number (SSN), and date of birth submitted by permitted entities against the SSA’s records.  This bill will help protect individuals with weak or non-existent credit histories like children who are especially vulnerable to synthetic ID fraud.
PASSED

4/18/18

414-3

H.R. 5445 21st Century IRS Act Yes This legislation modernizes the Internal Revenue Service’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, enhances the role of the agency’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), and provides additional tools to protect taxpayer information.  These changes will provide more accountability to the IRS, which will ensure that the money the IRS spending on IT produces meaningful results that protect taxpayer information from identity theft and tax refund fraud.
PASSED

4/18/18

414-0

H.R. 5444 Taxpayer First Act Yes This bill makes numerous changes to reorganize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including creating an independent appeals process so that taxpayers are treated fairly when resolving a dispute; ensuring that taxpayers have access to the same information as the IRS during a dispute; and requiring the IRS to submit a plan to Congress for redesigning the structure of the agency.  By shifting the focus of the IRS from an enforcement-first organization to one dedicated to customer service, hardworking taxpayers will receive better service and have more recourse when dealing with a dispute.

 

SUSPENSION BILLS

**A suspension bill is a bill passed by the House through suspending the rules to move quickly, circumventing the House Rules Committee. Suspension bills are typically less controversial pieces of legislation, and as the rules are being suspended, they require a higher threshold, two-thirds of those voting in the House, to pass. Additionally, these bills are often passed by a voice vote, without a formal roll call vote.

Passage Bill # Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
PASSED

4/16/18

383-2

H.R. 146 Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act Yes  
PASSED

4/16/18

384-1

S. 167 National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act Yes  
PASSED

4/16/18

H.R. 3607 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park system, and for other purposes, as amended   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/16/18

H.R. 4609 West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/16/18

H.R. 3961 Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/16/18

H.R. 443 James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 4403 Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 5440 To require notice from the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of any closure of a Taxpayer Assistance Center   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 5446 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restrict the immediate sale of seized property by the Secretary of the Treasury to perishable goods   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 5437 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the issuance of identity protection personal identification numbers   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 5439 To provide for a single point of contact at the Internal Revenue Service for the taxpayers who are victims of tax-related identity theft   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 5443 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronic filing of the annual returns of exempt organizations and provide or making such returns available for public inspection   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 2901 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Permanence Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/17/18

H.R. 1512            Social Security Child Protection Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/18/18

403-3

H.R. 2905 Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018 Yes  

 

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