May 03, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of April 29

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
5/2/19

PASSED

231-190

H.R. 9 Climate Action Now Act NO I agree that the climate is changing and that we need to be good stewards. We need to come together around mutually agreeable solutions that will actually make a difference in reducing our carbon emissions. In Washington, 70% of our state’s total energy production come from hydropower, a clean and reliable source of energy. That’s why I introduced an amendment to H.R. 9 that would reflect the important role that hydropower plays in our transition to a clean energy economy. It’s a simple and easy question, and I’m disappointed that House Democrats refused to let my amendment come to the House floor for consideration. We can’t choose one clean energy resource over another, and refusing to hear from the other side on solutions that are already working is hyper-partisan and not a process I can support.

 

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
4/29/19

PASSED

H.R. 317 Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice.
4/29/19

PASSED

396 – 18

H.R. 91 Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act YES This legislation authorizes the Bureau of Indian Affairs to assess sanitation and safety conditions on land set aside to provide Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds.
4/29/19

PASSED

H.R. 1222 Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act YES Passed by voice.
4/30/19

PASSED

H.Res. 327 Encouraging greater public-private sector collaboration to promote financial literacy for students and young adults YES Passed by voice.
4/30/19

PASSED

392-20

H.R. 1876 Senior Security Act of 2019 YES H.R. 1876 will help stop financial predators from scamming seniors out of their savings by creating the Senior Investor Taskforce.
4/30/19

PASSED

411-6

H.Res. 328 Supporting the protection of elders through financial literacy YES Similar to H.R. 1876, this legislation would help protect the elderly from financial predators by promoting financial literacy.
4/30/19

PASSED

H.R. 1449 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the “Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office” YES Passed by voice.
4/30/19

PASSED

H.R. 1198 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the “Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building” YES Passed by voice.
4/30/19

PASSED

H.R. 828 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the “Congressman Bill Carney Post Office” YES Passed by voice

 

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