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My Votes – Week of January 27

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
1/29/2020

PASSED

221-189

H.R. 3621 Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 NO While Republicans support measures to increase access to affordable consumer credit and the accuracy of consumer credit information, this bill would undermine the credit reporting system and make it more difficult and expensive for lenders to analyze the credit risk of borrowers.  As a result, Americans will find that credit will be less accessible, or not accessible at all, and ultimately more expensive. 
1/30/2020

PASSED

228-175

House Amendment to Senate Amendment on H.R. 550 No War Against Iran Act   NO These amendments dangerously limit the President’s ability to respond to threats against the US in a timely manner. By inserting these bills as an amendment to a Congressional Gold Medal, instead of considering them on their own merits, the Majority makes a mockery of the process. 
1/30/2020

PASSED

236-166

House Amendment to Senate Amendment on H.R. 550 To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002   NO These amendments dangerously limit the President’s ability to respond to threats against the US in a timely manner. By inserting these bills as an amendment to a Congressional Gold Medal, instead of considering them on their own merits, the Majority makes a mockery of the process. 

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
1/27/2020

PASSED

393-5

H.R. 943  Never Again Education Act YES H.R. 943 creates  Holocaust education programs and ensure that the horrific event in history and the lessons learned are not forgotten.
1/27/2020

PASSED

385-8

H.R. 4704 Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act YES This directs the National Science Foundation to award competitive, merit-based grants to colleges and universities to research suicide and ways to prevent it and treat depression.
1/28/2020

PASSED

392-22

H.R. 4331 Tibet Policy and Support Act of 2019 YES Provides grants to support Tibetan communities in Tibet with economic development, cultural preservation, and education.  Establishes a US Consulate in Lhasa, Tibet, a Tibet section in the US Embassy in Beijing, seeks to assist water security in Tibet, and encourages Nepal to provide Tibetans in Nepal with legal documentation. 
1/29/2020

PASSED

320-88

S. 3021 Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act  YES Holds drug dealers accountable for trafficking fentanyl, a powerful and deadly synthetic painkiller that is driving the opioid epidemic. 

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