May 17, 2019 /

My Votes – Week of May 13

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
5/15/19

PASSED

275-146

H.R. 312 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act NO This bill authorizes two reservations for the tribe including an off-reservation casino 50 miles away from the tribe’s historic reservation, overturns decisions by the Trump Administration and a federal judge, and contradicts a Supreme Court ruling and current federal law.
5/16/19

PASSED

234-183

H.R. 987 MORE Health Education Act NO While H.R. 987 was originally a bipartisan bill dealing with prescription drug pricing, partisan language was inserted for political purposes. The majority put a political pothole in the way of bipartisan drug pricing reform.
5/17/19

PASSED

236-173

H.R. 5 Equality Act NO Discrimination based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and religious beliefs is wrong, and our goal should always be that no American is discriminated against. While well intentioned, the Equality Act did not do enough to protect religious liberty. In fact, in some cases, the bill undermined the ability of religious organizations to provide vital services in our community without violating their strongly held religious beliefs. LGBTQ rights and religious freedom shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. We should be able to advance both without undermining one or the other. I did not support H.R. 5 because it failed to meet that goal.


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
5/14/19

PASSED

410-0

H.R. 299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 YES This legislation ensures that our Vietnam veterans receive the disability benefits they are owed. I was a proud cosponsor of H.R. 299.
5/14/19

PASSED

400-9

H.R. 2379 To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program YES H.R. 2379 permanently reauthorizes the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program at $30 million.
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1999 FLAG Act of 2019 YES
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1594 First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1313 Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1437 Securing Department of Homeland Security Firearms Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1912 DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

415-0

H.R. 1892 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019 YES This legislation would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews to Congress.
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 2066 DHS Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 2578 National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 389 Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1060 BUILD Act YES Passed by voice
5/14/19

PASSED

H.R. 1037 Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/15/19

PASSED

323-96

H.R. 375 To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes YES H.R. 375 reaffirms the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes.

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