Jul 12, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of July 8

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
7/12/19

PASSED

220-197

H.R. 2500 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 NO The NDAA, a normally bipartisan legislation, had many highly partisan provisions included. This legislation was more than $15 billion short of the requested funding level. Our servicemen and women place their lives on the line, and I believe that we must fund and support them when they do so.

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
7/9/19

PASSED

H.R. 1988 Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act YES Passed by voice
7/9/19

PASSED

410-12

H.R. 2515 Whistleblower Protection Reform Act of 2019 YES H.R. 2515 would extend anti-retaliation protections to all whistleblowers who report misconduct, whether internally or to the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
7/9/19

PASSED

H.R. 2162 Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
7/9/19

PASSED

H.Res. 456 Emphasizing the importance of grassroots investor protection and the investor education missions of State and Federal securities regulators, calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to collaborate with State securities regulators in the protection of investors YES Passed by voice
7/9/19

PASSED

H.R. 2919 Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act YES Passed by voice
7/9/19

PASSED

417-2

H.R. 3050 Expanding Investment in Small Business Act of 2019 YES This legislation would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to report on (1) the limitation on shares of an individual company that a diversified investment company may own, and (2) the limitation’s impact on capital formation. 
7/9/19

PASSED

413-7

H.R. 2409 Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators YES H.R. 2409 would require the SEC’s Small Business Advocate to add rural-area small businesses and issues they have with getting access to capital to its focus areas, ensuring that they get specific attention when the SEC and federal policy makers are making decisions.
7/10/19

PASSED

365-65

H.R. 1044 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 YES H.R. 1044 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.
7/10/19

PASSED

H.R. 1569 To amend title 28, United States Code, to add Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations in which court shall be held in the judicial district for the State of Arizona  YES Passed by voice
7/10/19

PASSED

S. 998 Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
7/10/19

PASSED

S. 744 Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
7/10/19

PASSED

H.R. 677 21st Century President Act YES Passed by voice

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