Feb 01, 2019 /

MY VOTES – WEEK OF JANUARY 28

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
1/30/19

PASSED

259-161

HR 790 Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 NO Increases pay for federal workers by 2.6 percent, which is equal to the amount active duty military received as part of this year’s Department of Defense Appropriations bill.  This would essentially reverse President Trump’s pay freeze instituted last year. However, it also provides a .5 percent increase over what federal workers would have received under current law prior to the pay freeze.

 

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
1/30/19

FAILED

249-163

H. Res. 79 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Government shutdowns are detrimental to the Nation and should not occur NO This resolution does nothing to prevent future shutdowns, and is simply intended to blame Republicans entirely for the shutdown. Additionally, this partisan suspension is being considered right before the conference committee is scheduled to meet and begin negotiations to fund the government and secure the border.  It is simply Democrats playing shutdown politics instead of looking for a bipartisan deal.
1/28/19

PASSED

413-3

HR 624 Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act YES Requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct a study evaluating the regulation of insider trading.
1/28/19

PASSED

412-3

HR 502 FIND Trafficking Act YES Requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to prepare a report on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to facilitate transactions with respect to sex and drug trafficking.
1/29/19

PASSED

422-3

HR 428 Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act YES Directs the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis to assess the threat posed by individuals using virtual currencies to support terrorism.
1/29/19

PASSED

412-12

HR 449 Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act YES Requires the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for State and Local Law Enforcement to produce and disseminate an annual catalog of training opportunities, programs, and services that are available to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.
1/29/19

PASSED

414-12

HR 769 Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2019 YES Establishes a board within DHS to coordinate and integrate DHS’s intelligence, activities, and policy related to its counterterrorism mission and functions. This board will also advise the DHS Secretary on the issuance of terrorism alerts and meet regularly to discuss intelligence and coordinate ongoing mitigation efforts.