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My Votes – Week of January 13

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
1/15/2020

ADOPTED

228-193

H. Res. 798 A resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States   NO This legislation would appoint managers for the impeachment of President Trump.
1/15/2020

PASSED

261-155

H.R. 1230 Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act NO Age discrimination in the workplace is already illegal under US federal law.  This bill needlessly complicates the law in what amounts to nothing but a boon of a payout for trial lawyers.

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
1/13/2020

ADOPTED

VOICE

H.J.Res. 80 Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code  YES Approving a standard request by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
1/13/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4302 Homeless Assistance Act of 2019 YES This legislation authorizes public housing agencies to share certain data regarding homeless individuals and families for the provision of housing and services.
1/13/2020

PASSED

384-7

H.R. 4335  8-K Trading Gap Act of 2019 YES H.R. 4335 changes the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to make rules that prohibit officers and directors of certain companies from trading securities in anticipation of a current report.
1/13/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4841 Prudential Regulators Oversight Act YES Requires the prudential banking regulators to provide annual testimony to Congress on their supervision and regulation activities.
1/13/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 5315 Expanding Opportunities for MDIs Act YES Amends the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program within the Department of the Treasury.
1/13/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4458 Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act of 2019 YES Requires the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to issue reports on cybersecurity with respect to the functions of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.
1/13/2020

PASSED

362-31

H.R. 2398 Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020 YES Expands eligibility for the HUD–VASH program, directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans, and other purposes.
1/13/2020

PASSED

VOICE

S. 457 President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act YES Authorizes new $1 coins that will be issued during 2020 honor President George H.W. Bush and directs the Secretary of the Treasury to issue gold coins during 2020 in honor of Barbara Bush.

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