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My Votes – Week of February 11

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
2/13/19

PASSED

252-177

H. Res. 37 Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress NO The premise of H.J. Res. 37 is flawed — United States forces are not engaged in hostilities in Yemen. Since 2015, the United States has provided limited support to member countries of the coalition such as intelligence sharing, logistics, and, until recently, aerial refueling.

This resolution sets a dangerous precedent that could affect 117 security cooperation agreements with allies such as NATO and Israel. This will also negatively affect our ability to prevent the spread of al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen.

2/14/19

PASSED

300-128

H.J. Res. 31 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 YES H.J. Res. 31 is a compromise bill that will prevent a government shutdown. It is not strong enough on border security, does not provide assurances to DACA recipients, and fails to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. I voted yes because this bill includes critical wins for Eastern Washington and will keep the government open. These wins include funding for a new Agriculture Research Service (ARS) at WSU and $100 million in grants for the STOP School Violence Act.

 

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
2/11/19

PASSED

H.R. 1063 Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
2/11/19

PASSED

H.R. 1064 To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients YES Passed by voice
2/11/19

PASSED

377-3

H.R. 1065 Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2019 YES HR 1065 provides for a study of social media use in security clearance investigations.
2/11/19

PASSED

379-0

H.R. 1079 CASES Act YES Requires the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms.
2/11/19

PASSED

418-0

H.R. 995 Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2019 YES H.R. 995 requires the publication of settlements entered into by federal agencies.

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