How I Voted

My Votes – Week of June 11

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
06/14/18

PASSED

353 – 52

H.R. 5788 Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 (Subject to a Rule) Yes This bill will prevent dangerous and illegal drugs such as synthetic opioids from entering the United States, which will disrupt a vulnerability in the United States Postal Service (USPS) that allows criminals to ship synthetic opioids into the U.S. Specifically, it requires the USPS to transmit advance electronic data (AED) to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on at least 70 percent of international packages by December 31, 2018, and 100 percent of international packages by December 31, 2002 to better track the shipment of illicit drugs.
06/14/18

PASSED

230 – 173

H.R. 5735 Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) Yes This bill will help thousands of individuals better maintain sobriety after rehabilitation by providing them a clean, safe, and supported living environment after treatment. Specifically, it establishes a demonstration program to set aside 10,000 Section 8 housing vouchers for supportive and transitional housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorders.
06/15/18

PASSED

 

239 – 142

H.R. 2851 Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) Yes This bill closes a dangerous loophole and ensures our laws to keep pace with the creation of new drugs and provide law enforcement the tools to keep drugs off the street. By amending the Controlled Substances Act and creating a new category for controlled substances, this bill allows synthetic drugs to be temporarily and permanently controlled to curtail illicit manufacturing, importation, and distribution to help keep these dangerous drugs out of our communities. .

 

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  
06/12/18

PASSED

398-0

H.R. 5041 Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act, as amended Yes  
06/13/18

PASSED

406 – 3

H.R. 5890 Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act Yes  
06/13/18

PASSED

409 – 8

H.R. 5891 Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act    
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 449 Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 3331 To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 4284 INFO Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 4684 Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5002 ACE Research Act   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5009 Jessie’s Law, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5102 Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5176 Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5228 SCREEN Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5261 SCREEN Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5272 To ensure that programs and activities that are funded by a grant, cooperative agreement, loan, or loan guarantee from the Department of Health and Human Services, and whose purpose is to prevent or treat a mental health or substance use disorder, are evidence-based, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5327 Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018, as amended    
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5329 Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5353 Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5473 Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5483 Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5582 Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5583 To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on certain adult health quality measures, and for other purposes   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5587 Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5685 Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5800 Medicaid IMD ADDITIONAL INFO Act   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5812 CONNECTIONS Act   Passed by voice
5/23/18

PASSED

S. 916 Ensuring Patient Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatments Act of 2018   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 4275 Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/12/18

PASSED

H.R. 5197 ALTO Act, as amended   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 5294 Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act of 2018   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 5752 Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 4655 CREEPER Act of 2017   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 6029 REGROUP Act of 2018   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 5889 Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 5892 To establish an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

House Amendment to S. 1091 Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act   Passed by voice
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 2147 Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018, as amended    
06/13/18

PASSED

H.R. 4635 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes, as amended   Passed by voice

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