Mar 15, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of March 11

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
3/14/19

PASSED

420-0-4

H.Con.Res 24 Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress YES For the sake of transparency, I believe Special Counsel Mueller’s findings should be made publicly available for all Americans to see.

 

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
3/11/19

PASSED

387-22

H.R. 1122 Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019 YES This bill authorizes HUD to implement a demonstration program that would encourage public housing agencies to form regional collaboratives to work together to reduce barriers that prevent families with children with Housing Choice Vouchers from moving to higher-opportunity areas.  Rigorous research shows that children in families that used housing vouchers to move to higher-opportunity areas fared substantially better that a control group, including a significantly higher likelihood of attending college and higher average incomes as adults.
3/11/19

PASSED

H.R. 974 Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act YES Passed by voice
3/11/19

PASSED

H.R. 1414 FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
3/11/19

PASSED

404-7

H.R. 758 Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019 YES this bill provides a narrow safe harbor for financial institutions that keep a customer account open at the request of  a Federal, State, Tribal or local law enforcement agency.
3/12/19

PASSED

416-1

H.Res. 156 Calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov YES This resolution calls for accountability and justice for the February 27, 2015 assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian statesman and a powerful voice in opposition to the authoritarianism and corruption of Vladimir Putin’s government.  It condemns Putin and his regime for targeting political opponents and covering up Nemtsov’s killing, and calls on the U.S. Government to freeze assets of and deny visas to those determined to be involved in the assassination.
3/12/19

PASSED

427-1

H.R. 596 Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act YES This bill states that it shall be the policy of the United States not to recognize the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea, a part of Ukraine, which it has illegally occupied since 2014.  It also prohibits the U.S. Government from taking any action or extending any assistance that implies U.S. recognition of Russia’s sovereignty claim over Crimea.
3/12/19

PASSED

H.R. 1404 Vladimir Putin Transparency Act YES Passed by voice
3/12/19

PASSED

H.R. 1617 KREMLIN Act YES Passed by voice
3/12/19

PASSED

H.R. 1582 Electronic Message Preservation Act YES Passed by voice
3/12/19

PASSED

H.R. 1608 Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2019 YES Passed by voice
3/12/19

PASSED

426-1

H.R. 1654 Federal Register Modernization Act YES This bill would require the Federal Register to be published by electronic means, documents in the Federal Register to be made available for sale or distribution to the public in published form, and makes certain technical changes.
3/13/19

PASSED

H.Res. 206 Acknowledging that the lack of sunlight and transparency in financial transactions and corporate formation poses a threat to our national security and our economy’s security and supporting efforts to close related loopholes YES Passed by voice

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