Jan 08, 2021 /

My Votes – Week of January 4th

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
1/4/2021

PASSED

217-206

H. Res. 8  Rules Package for the 117th Congress NO Speaker Pelosi and Chairman McGovern have made changes to the rules package for the 117th Congress that will shut down the legislative process and limit debate. The package institutes unprecedented changes to the Motion to Recommit (MTR), the last tool available for the party in the minority to amend a bill before it is passed. Under this rules package, policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All will not be subject to PAYGO requirements which would balloon the federal debt. The rules also carry forward proxy voting and empower committee chairs to unilaterally reissue subpoenas prior to populating committees or adopting committee rules.

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
1/5/2021

PASSED

412-2

H.R. 22 Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 YES Amends the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, to require the budget justifications and appropriation requests of agencies be made publicly available. According to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate, “…implementing the bill would cost less than $500,000 over the 2020-2025 period. Those costs would primarily be for administrative expenses at OMB and governmentwide to make the information available online.” The House of Representatives passed this legislation in the 116th Congress. by a vote of 402-1 on September 14, 2020.
1/5/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 21 FedRAMP Authorization Act YES Enhances the innovation, security, and availability of cloud computing products and services used in the Federal Government by establishing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration and by establishing a risk management, authorization, as well as a continuous monitoring process to enable the Federal Government to leverage cloud computing products and services using a risk-based approach consistent with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and cloud-based operations.
1/5/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 23 Inspector General Protection Act YES This bill requires the President to notify Congress each time the President places an inspector general on nonduty status. If the President fails within 210 days to make a formal nomination for a vacant inspector general position that requires a formal nomination by the President to be filled, the President shall communicate to Congress within 30 days after the end of such period the reasons why the President has not yet made a formal nomination, and a target date for making a formal nomination.
1/5/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 26 Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021 YES Amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, to correct a provision on the prohibition on the use of a reverse auction.
1/5/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 27 Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2021 YES Requires executive agencies to submit information regarding settlement agreements to a public database. Specifically, an agency must submit information regarding any settlement agreement (including a consent decree) entered into by the agency related to an alleged violation of federal law. If an agency determines that information regarding an agreement must remain confidential to protect the public interest, the agency must publish an explanation of why the information is confidential.

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