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My Votes – Week of May 20

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
5/22/19

PASSED

231-191

H.R. 1500 Consumers First Act NO The bill would reverse reforms made to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Trump Administration.  Instead of working with Republicans to address long standing concerns with the CFPB’s leadership structure, or its unchecked and limitless funding stream, Democrats are attempting to codify their regulatory preferences into law.
5/23/19

PASSED

417-3

H.R. 1994 SECURE Act of 2019 YES H.R. 1994 would amend the Internal Revenue Code to help Americans of all ages prepare for a financially secure retirement. Included in the bill is the Save Community Newspapers Act, which I introduced with Rep. DelBene. It fixes pension issues at the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, among other smaller newspapers.

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
5/20/19

PASSED

H.R. 2116 Global Fragility Act YES Passed by voice
5/20/19

PASSED

H.R. 615 The Refugee Sanitation Facility Safety Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/20/19

PASSED

H.R. 1359 Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/20/19

PASSED

397-0

H.R. 1952 Intercountry Adoption Information At of 2019 YES This legislation seeks to amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States.
5/20/19

PASSED

H.R. 753 Global Electoral Exchange Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/20/19

PASSED

393-0

H.Res. 106 Denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice YES See bill title
5/20/19

PASSED

H.R. 2480 Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 2359 Whole Veteran Act YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 1812 Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 2326 Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer William Bill Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 2333 Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 2340 FIGHT Veteran Suicide Act YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 1200 Veterans Compensation Cost-of-living Adjustment Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 2372 Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 2045 Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
5/21/19

PASSED

H.R. 1947 To amend title 38, United States Code, to exempt transfers of funds from Federal agencies to the Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit corporations established under subchapter IV of chapter 73 of such title from certain provisions of the Economy Act YES Passed by voice

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