How I Voted

My Votes – Week of February 10th

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
2/12/2020

PASSED

231-183

H.R. 2546 Protecting America’s Wilderness Act NO This legislation will create nearly 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, 843 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and 100,000 acres of National Monument expansion in Colorado, California, and Washington. The Washington portion of the bill includes 126,500 acres of wilderness and 464 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the Olympic National Forest and is opposed by local municipalities because of its impact on local industry and increased wildfire risk.
2/13/2020

PASSED

232-183

H J. Res. 79 Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment NO This bill would remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which the Department of Justice deemed unconstitutional by saying, “Congress may not revive a proposed amendment after a deadline for its ratification has expired.” Additionally, the ERA would be interpreted to prohibit any action that acknowledges the biological differences between men and women and guarantee a right to taxpayer-funded elective abortion right up until birth.

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.

Result and Date Bill #           Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
2/10/2020

PASSED

374-11

H.R. 2932 Homeland Security for Children Act YES This legislation will prioritize the needs of children when considering homeland security plans.
2/10/2020

PASSED

380-4

H.R. 3413 DHS Acquisition Reform Act of 2019 YES This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security. 
2/10/2020

PASSED

374-37

H.R. 1980 Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act YES This bill would establish a Smithsonian women’s history museum that would recognize women’s many accomplishments and contributions throughout our nation’s history.
2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 1494 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Homeland Security Partnerships Act YES This bill will help strengthen the relationship between the Department of Homeland Security and traditionally black colleges and universities.  This is an important step in combating Chinese and other foreign espionage and influence on America’s campuses.
2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

S. 2107 Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 YES This bill increases the amount of Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists to make sure we have sufficient resources to inspect food coming over the border and protect our food supply.
2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 5273 Securing America’s Ports Act YES This bill will require the Secretary of Homeland Security to double the rate of commercial and passenger vehicles being scanned crossing the border to better protect the US from threats.
2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 504 DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act YES Enhances collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Network of Fusion Centers in important efforts to detect, prevent, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity.
2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4737 Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act YES This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the DHS Undersecretary for Science and Technology  to research and evaluate existing Federal research on approaches to mitigate climate change’s effect on homeland security, identify areas for further research, and to research and develop ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on homeland security and ensure we are well-protected.
2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4432 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act YES This bill will require the Department of Homeland 

Security to research and prepare a terrorism threat assessment regarding potential threats by unmanned drones.

2/10/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4753 Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act YES This bill bans the Secretary of Homeland Security from using or buying foreign-made drones for DHS business due to the homeland security risk from foreign-made equipment.

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