Apr 05, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of April 1

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
4/2/19

PASSED

240-186-1

H.Res. 271 Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care NO This nonbinding resolution charges the Trump Administration with “assault on the health care of the American people.”  The resolution also calls on the Trump Administration to change its position in Texas v. United States and argue to uphold the full constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
4/4/19

PASSED

263-158-1

H.R. 1585 Violence Against Women Act of 2019 NO The Violence Against Women Act has always been a broadly supported bipartisan bill. While I strongly supported an extension of VAWA, the majority inserted highly partisan sections that ensure this legislation will only collect dust in the Senate. Instead of caring for the women helped by this bill, the majority wanted to score political points. I look forward to voting for a bipartisan re-authorization of VAWA.
4/4/19

PASSED

247-175-1

S.J.Res. 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen NO The Department of Defense has repeatedly confirmed that U.S. Armed Forces are not engaged in hostilities in Yemen. This legislation radically redefines what it means to “engage in hostilities” and creates enduring challenges to achieving our goals abroad.

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
4/1/19

PASSED

H.R. 1433 DHS MORALE Act YES Passed by voice
4/1/19

PASSED

384 – 18

H.R.1593 CLASS Act of 2019 YES This legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a school security coordinating council. This council is designed to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, schools are secure against an act of terrorism.
4/1/19

PASSED

394 – 7

H.R. 1590 Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019 YES H.R. 1590 requires the Department of Homeland Security, in addition to or as part of current exercise programs, to develop and conduct an exercise related to the detection and prevention of terrorist and foreign fighter travel.
4/1/19

PASSED

H.R. 1589 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
4/2/19

PASSED

414 – 7

H.R. 540 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the “Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office” YES
4/2/19

PASSED

423 – 0

H.R. 829 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the “Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building” YES
4/2/19

PASSED

S. 725 A bill to change the address of the postal facility designated in honor of Captain Humayun Khan YES Passed by voice

2019 PAST VOTES:

HOW I VOTED – WEEK OF MARCH 25

HOW I VOTED – WEEK OF MARCH 11

HOW I VOTED – WEEK OF MARCH 4

HOW I VOTED – WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25

HOW I VOTED – WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11