How I Voted

My Votes – Week of May 6

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
5/9/19

PASSED

230-183-1

H.R.986 Protecting Americans With Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 NO This legislation’s title has nothing to do with its substance. H.R. 986 nullifies “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers” which are used to innovate and provide experimental options to decrease costs and increase coverage,  so long as it meets certain criteria. This legislation has nothing to do with protecting pre-existing conditions and instead stifles innovation in insurance.

 

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
5/7/19

PASSED

H.R. 2002 Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice.
5/7/19

PASSED

414-0

H.Res 273 Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act YES This legislation reaffirms the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act.
5/7/19

PASSED

400-16

H.R. 1704 Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019 YES This legislation establishes the position of Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Matters within the State Department. Additionally, the legislation establishes that the principal duty of a diplomatic mission to a foreign country is the promotion of U.S. economic and commercial interests in that country.
5/8/19

PASSED

421-0

H.R. 1520 Purple Book Continuity Act YES H.R. 1520 codifies the requirement to list: name of biologic; date of licensing; studies necessary for biosimilar applications; updates every 30 days; patents disclosed during “patent dance”; and withdrawal or suspension of licensure. The bill also requires FDA to report recommendations of what patents should be listed in the Purple Book going forward.
5/8/19

PASSED

422-0

H.R. 1503 Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019 YES Codifies the current requirement to list drug substance patents, drug product patents, and method-of-use patents; allows the listing of other patents at agency discretion; and prohibits the listing of drug-delivery device patents. It further requires maintenance to notify FDA of any court decision finding a patent invalid and requires that FDA remove those patents from the Orange Book.
5/8/19

PASSED

H.R. 1328 ACCESS BROADBAND Act YES Passed by voice.

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