Sep 13, 2019 /

My Votes – September 9

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
9/12/2019

PASSED

225-193

H.R. 1146 Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act NO Area 1002 of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was opened to energy exploration in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This legislation would reverse this decision. H.R. 1146 only allows for drilling in this specific non-wilderness area and is estimated to generate $150 to $296 billion in new federal revenue. 
9/11/2019

PASSED

238-189

H.R. 1941 Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act NO This legislation would prohibit the Department of the Interior from offering any tract of land for oil or gas leasing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. By increasing our capacity to produce energy domestically, the U.S. becomes less dependent upon foreign powers.
9/11/2019

PASSED

248-180

H.R. 205 Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019 NO H.R. 205 permanently extends a ban on oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico. By increasing our capacity to produce energy domestically, the U.S. becomes less dependent upon foreign powers. Permanently blocking avenues of domestic power production is not in the best interest of our country.

 

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
9/10/2019

PASSED

419-5

H.R. 2852 Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019 YES This legislation authorizes State licensed appraisers to conduct appraisals in connection with mortgages insured by the FHA and to require compliance with the existing appraiser education requirement.
9/9/2019

PASSED

384-23

H.R. 1420 Energy Efficient Government Technology Act YES  

 

 

9/9/2019

PASSED

295-114

H.R. 1768 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2019 YES

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