May 26, 2018 /

My Votes – Week of May 21

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
PASSED

5/24/18

351 – 66

H.R. 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Yes This bill authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill will modernize our military equipment, restore our military readiness, and provide a much-deserved pay raise for our troops, like those who serve at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington.
PASSED

5/22/18

250 – 169

S. 204 Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017 Yes Sadly, some terminally ill patients who are fighting for their lives do not have the ability to try investigational drugs or medical treatments. This legislation, commonly known as “The Right to Try,” will help Eastern Washingtonians with life-threatening illnesses  gain access to alternative treatments after they have exhausted all other options. This legislation is already law in 38 states, including Washington where it pass unanimously.
PASSED

5/22/18

258 – 159

S. 2155 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Yes This bill would modify provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank Act) and other laws governing regulation of the financial industry to provide relief to small and community banks. The bill also would make changes to consumer mortgage and credit-reporting regulations and to the authorities of the agencies that regulate the financial industry. This bill will provide much needed regulatory relief to community financial institutions, which will increase the availability of capital for consumers and better allow them to take advantage of the strength of the economy.

 

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
PASSED

5/22/18

360 – 59

H.R. 5682 FIRST STEP Act Yes  
PASSED

5/21/18

377 – 1

H.R. 4451 Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2018 Yes  
PASSED

5/21/18

377 – 2

H.R. 3832 Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act Yes  
PASSED

5/21/18

382 – 0

H.R. 4830 SIT-REP Act Yes  
PASSED

5/22/18

S. 292 Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 1972 VA Billing Accountability Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 3642 Military SAVE Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

 H.R. 3946   To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Statesboro, Georgia, the “Ray Hendrix Veterans Clinic”   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 4245 Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 4958 Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 5044 Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 5215 Veterans Affairs Purchase Card Misuse Mitigation Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 5418 Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

S. 1282 To redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 4334 Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.R. 3663 To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntington, West Virginia, as the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/21/18

H.Con.Res. 113 Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby   Passed by voice