Jul 19, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of July 15

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
7/16/19

PASSED

240-187

H.Res. 489 Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress NO Please see my full statement here.
7/17/19

PASSED

397-31

H.R. 3494 Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 YES This legislation authorizing funding for intelligence related agencies of the U.S. Government. 
7/17/19

PASSED

238-190

S.J.Res. 36 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services NO The Islamic State (ISIS) has been defeated in Iraq and must not be allowed to gain a foothold in Yemen. I support the sale of arms to our allies in the region as they push back against insurgent forces.
7/17/19

PASSED

238-190

S.J.Res 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services NO The Islamic State (ISIS) has been defeated in Iraq and must not be allowed to gain a foothold in Yemen. I support the sale of arms to our allies in the region as they push back against insurgent forces.
7/17/19

PASSED

237-190

S.J.Res. 38 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services NO The Islamic State (ISIS) has been defeated in Iraq and must not be allowed to gain a foothold in Yemen. I support the sale of arms to our allies in the region as they push back against insurgent forces.
7/18/19

PASSED

231-199

H.R. 582 Raise the Wage Act NO The key to better paychecks is increasing opportunity and growing good-paying jobs. While a $15 minimum wage makes sense in some parts of the country, it would seriously harm small businesses in Eastern Washington. Washington State has a minimum wage nearly five dollars higher than the federal minimum wage, and I believe that this localization is the proper path forward.

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
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 2615 United States-Northern Triangle Enhancement Engagement Act YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 2744 USAID Branding Modernization Act  YES H.R. 2744 reaffirms the Administrator’s ability to prescribe, as appropriate, the use of branding and marking for USAID-funded activities overseas, and requires an audit by the USAID Inspector General on the compliance of branding and marking requirements by implementing partners.
7/15/19

PASSED

H.Res.441 Condemning the attack on the AMA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994 and expressing the concern of the United States regarding the continuing, 25-year-long delay in the resolution of this case and encouraging accountability for the attack YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.Res. 432 Condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan  YES This legislation condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan. 
7/15/19

PASSED

H.Res. 345 Recognizing widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the United States in promoting democracy, human rights, and good governance on World Press Freedom Day  YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

405-7

H.R. 2037 Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019 YES H.R. 2037 would require a report from the Director of National Intelligence to Congress on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, including persons that were complicit in or supported the operation. It also imposes visa/travel sanctions on any individuals identified in the DNI’s report with exemptions included to comply with UN agreements.
7/15/19

PASSED

H.Res. 129 Condemning the Government of Saudi Arabia’s continued detention and alleged abuse of woman’s rights activists YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 97 RAWR Act YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 526 Cambodia Democracy Act YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 277 ASCEND Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 2142 To amend the Small Business Act to require the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a centralized website for compliance guides YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 2331 SBA Cyber Awareness Act YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 1649 Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2019  YES Passed by voice
7/15/19

PASSED

H.R. 2345 Clarifying the Small Business Runway Extension Act  YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

419-6

H.R. 748 Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 YES H.R. 748 would fully repeal the Cadillac Tax, which levies a tax against the healthcare plans of many Americans.
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 1847 Inspector General Protection Act YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 736 Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 1250 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the “Lucas Lowe Memorial Post Office” YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 1526 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office”  YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 1844 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the “Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building”  YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 3305 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the “Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building”  YES Passed by voice
7/17/19

PASSED

H.R. 2325 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rice, as the “65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building” YES Passed by voice

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