Apr 27, 2018 /

My Votes – Week of April 23rd

My Votes – Week of April 23rd

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
PASSED

4/25/18

225 -189

H.R. 3144 To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System Yes Dams and fish can coexist, and after more than two decades in the courtroom, I want to let scientists, not judges, manage our river system and get to work to further improve fish recovery efforts. When the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, our dams provide critical baseload energy to power homes and businesses all across Eastern Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Not only that, they provide transportation and irrigation benefits for our farmers, flood control for our communities, and recreational opportunities that fuel our economy. This bill will provide certainty by stopping court mandated spill and putting the 2014 Biological Opinion into law.
PASSED

4/27/18

393 – 13

H.R. 4 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Yes Strengthening our roads, bridges, and aviation is critical to support our national security and America’s growing economy. This bill promotes aviation innovation, supports jobs here at home, and enhances the safety of Americans and their families when they travel. It also marks an important step toward advancing President Trump’s infrastructure agenda, and I’m grateful to get important wins included for people here in Eastern Washington.

 

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
PASSED

4/26/18

410 – 2

H.R. 4744 Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act   Yes
PASSED

4/25/18

415 – 0

H.R. 5447 Music Modernization Act   Yes
PASSED

4/24/18

379 – 16

H.R. 5086 Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018   Yes
PASSED

4/24/18

392 – 3

H.Con.Res. 111          Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States   Yes
PASSED

4/24/18

S. 447 Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/24/18

H.R. 4681 No Assistance for Assad Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

4/24/18

H.R. 2809 American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act of 2017   Passed by voice