Jan 18, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of January 14

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
1/17/19

PASSED

229-184

H.J.Res. 28 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 NO H.J.Res. 28 provides a continuing resolution (CR) covering all seven remaining appropriations bills through February 28th. This is another attempt by the Democratic Majority to pass funding without negotiating with the President.
1/16/19

PASSED

237-187

HR 268 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act NO The disaster supplemental bill provides funding for natural disasters in 2017 and 2018 including Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu, wildfires, earthquakes, and further recovery for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. H.R. 268 also included a continuing resolution that would fund all remaining appropriations bills through February 8th. The President has indicated that he will veto any bill that includes these measures.
1/15/19

PASSED

424-0

HR 135 Federal Employees Antidiscrimination Act of 2019 YES Strengthens Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government. It requires that, within 30 days of an agency taking final action or the EEOC issues a decision regarding discrimination or retaliation under this section, the agency must provide notice on the agency’s website for one year.

 

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
1/17/19

Passed

362 – 53

H.J.Res. 30 Disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation Yes On December 19, 2018, the Administration submitted a report to Congress indicating their decision to terminate sanctions imposed against three Russian corporations. This resolution will block the termination of those sanctions.
1/17/19

Passed

422-0

HR 150 Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019 YES Requires the Office of Management and Budget, jointly the Department of Health and Human Services, to: 1) establish government-wide data standards for information reported by grant recipients; 2) issue guidance directing federal agencies to apply those standards; and 3) require the publication of recipient- reported data collected from all agencies on a single public website.
1/16/19

PASSED

415-6

HR 190 Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Business Act YES Increases the dollar amount cap of sole-source awards under various Small Business Programs.  It also requires the Small Business Administration to verify an applicant’s eligibility prior to awarding a contract, limiting fraudulent awards.
1/15/19

PASSED

237-187

H.J. Res. 27 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 NO H.J.Res. 27 provides a stopgap funding of all seven remaining appropriations bills through February 1. The President has indicated that he would veto a bill, such as H.J.Res. 27, that does not include wall funding.  
1/15/19

PASSED

424-1

H.Res. 41 Resolution Rejecting White Nationalism and White Supremacy YES H.Res. 41 rejects rejects white supremacy and white nationalism as intolerant practices that are contrary to American values.
1/14/19

PASSED

403-2

HR 116 Investing in Main Street Act YES HR 116 assists small businesses in raising venture capital and private equity through the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program. This bill increases the amount of capital and surplus a financial institution or federal savings association can invest in an SBIC from 5% to 15%, easing access to capital.