Jul 27, 2018 /

My Votes – Week of July 23rd

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
07/26/18

PASSED

359 – 54

H.R. 5515 Conference Report to Accompany of H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Yes One of the most important functions of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. We can’t do that when we have planes that can’t fly and ships that can’t sail. That’s why this legislation povides $639.1 billion in case funding and $69 billion in OCO funding; Includes 2.6% pay raise for troops, largest in 9 years; Restores readiness by increasing funding for training in each service, increasing funding for flying hours, fully funding the B-21 Raider bomber program, and supporting 15 KC-46 aircraft.
07/24/2018
PASSED283-132
H.R. 184   Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 Yes This bill will eliminate a burdensome tax that reduces America’s competitiveness in the global medical technology industry, creating jobs, increasing innovation, and developing more technologies in America that will save lives. Specifically, it amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on the sale of a medical device by a manufacturer, producer, or importer.
07/24/2018
PASSED277-142
H.R. 6199

 

Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 Yes This bill provides relief from the Affordable Care Act tax on over-the-counter medications and modernizes health savings accounts. It will allow people to be able to more effectively save for health care expenses.
07/24/2018
PASSED242-176
H.R. 6311 Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 Yes This legislation, expands access and use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and lowers premiums on health care plans to help people here in Eastern Washington access quality and affordable health care.

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  
07/23/2018

PASSED

379 – 1

H.R. 2345
 
National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, as amended Yes  
07/23/2018
PASSED 378 – 4
H.R. 4881
 
Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018, Yes  
07/24/2018
PASSED366-52
House Amendment to S. 1182    

 

National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2018 Yes  
07/24/2018
PASSED417 – 0
H.R. 5864

 

VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act Yes  
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5709 PIRATE Act ,as amended   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 3994 ACCESS BROADBAND Act, as amended   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 959
 
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 1676 Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 3728
 
EMPOWER Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5385
 
Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5954 Anti-terrorism Clarification Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 1689
 
Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2017   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 4100  
 
Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2017   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
S. 2245
 
KIWI Act   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 2630
 
La Paz County Land Conveyance Act   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 1220   To establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107–62, and for other purposes   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 3045
 
Eastern Legacy Extension Act   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5875
 
To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other purposes   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5979
 
Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6077
 
National Comedy Center Recognition Act   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
S. 2850
 
To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund   Passed by voice
07/23/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5613 Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 1201

 

EACH Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 1476
 
Native American Health Savings Improvement Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 519 Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 3500
 
Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6084 Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 4952

 

Improving Seniors Access to Quality Benefits Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6138 ASC Payment Transparency Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6124

 

Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 2409

 

To allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access service contracts while deployed   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 2787

 

VET MD Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5538

 

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain additional periods of active duty service for purposes of suspending charges to veterans’ entitlement to educational assistance under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs during periods of suspended participation in vocational rehabilitation programs   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5649
 
Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William ‘Bill’ Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvements Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5882
 
Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5938
 
Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5974 VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5693
 
Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2353
 
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.Res. 981
 
Condemning the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of Nicaragua against its citizens, as amended   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 5535

 

Energy Diplomacy Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.R. 6414

 

To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
House Amendment to S. 756
 
Save Our Seas Act of 2018   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.Res. 1009
 
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the lack of timely and predictable funding unnecessarily undermines the mission of the United States Special Operations Command and jeopardizes the security of the United States   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.Res. 1010
 
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Air Force faces significant readiness challenges due to insufficient personnel levels, a shrinking and depleted aircraft fleet, and maintenance deferrals, all of which are affected by budgetary uncertainty and impede the Air Force’s ability to meet ongoing and unexpected national security threats, putting United States national security at risk   Passed by voice
07/24/2018
PASSED
H.Res. 1007   Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that not fully resourcing the United States Army in a timely manner erodes the Army’s ability to maintain readiness and poses risk to the Army’s ability to conduct military operations   Passed by voice