My Votes – Week of April 12th

Apr 22, 2021
Votes

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
4/15/2021

PASSED

217-210

H.R. 7 Paycheck Fairness Act NO Please see my statement on this bill from last Congress and an alternative bill here.
4/15/2021

PASSED

254-166

H.R. 1195 Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act YES I have consistently supported this effort to ensure health care and social service workers can work and feel safe in the places they serve.

 

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
4/14/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 189 John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment YES Expands eligibility for research endowments available through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to include former centers of excellence at health professional schools and biomedical and behavioral research institutions that meet criteria related to the inclusion of underrepresented minority individuals in programs and activities.
4/14/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 415 A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the scope of new chemical exclusivity. YES Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the scope of new chemical exclusivity to support innovation and affordable drug prices.
4/14/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 1766 FTC Collaboration Act of 2021 YES Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to study its efforts to work with state attorneys general to address fraud and scams, including procedures, such as accountability mechanisms, that would facilitate such collaboration.
4/14/2021

PASSED

381-37

H.R. 172 United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act of 2021 YES This bill authorizes appropriations for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) through FY2030 and adds requirements that USADA be responsible for certifying in advance any testing conducted by international organizations under the World Anti-Doping Code for international amateur athletes and athletic competitions occurring within the jurisdiction of the United States. The bill also requires the USADA to promote a positive youth sport experience by using a portion of its funding to provide educational materials on sportsmanship, character building, and healthy performance for those participating in youth sports.
4/14/2021

PASSED

415-11

S. 578 FASTER Act of 2021 YES Expands the definition of major food allergen for purposes of certain food-labeling requirements to specifically include sesame. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services must report on certain information related to food allergy research and data collection activities.
4/14/2021

PASSED

412-8

S. 164 Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2021 YES Requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance education and awareness among health care providers about biological products as appropriate, including by developing or improving continuing education programs that address the prescribing of biological products and biosimilars. (A biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to an FDA-approved reference biological product and has no clinically meaningful differences from that reference product.)
4/15/2021

PASSED

396-13

H.R. 1215 Fraud and Scam Reduction Act YES Expands activities to address mail, telephone, and internet fraud, particularly such scams targeting older adults.
4/15/2021

PASSED

362-49

H.R. 1460 Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2021 YES Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to award grants to states and tribal organizations to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of low-income families and older adults and facilities that commonly serve children or older adults. Such carbon monoxide alarms must comply with specified standards.
4/15/2021

PASSED

415-2

H.R. 941 TRANSPLANT Act of 2021 YES Reauthorizes the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005.
4/15/2021

PASSED

413-8

H.R. 446 Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams YES Requires the Federal Trade Commission to report on, and increase awareness regarding, scams targeting older adults.
4/15/2021

PASSED

408-10

H.R. 1762 Protecting Indian Tribes from Scams Act YES Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after consultation with Indian tribes, to report on unfair or deceptive practices that target tribes or tribal members. The FTC must submit the report to Congress and make it publicly available. Further, the FTC must update its website to include information for consumers and businesses on identifying and avoiding unfair or deceptive practices that target tribes or tribal members.
4/15/2021

PASSED

411-5

H.R. 1002 DEBAR Act of 2021 YES Authorizes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to bar an entity from registering to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances under certain circumstances.
4/15/2021

PASSED

412-5

H.R. 1899 Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act of 2021 YES Provides statutory authority for certain regulations governing the modification, transfer, and termination of a registration to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances.
4/15/2021

PASSED

397-16

H.R. 1502 Microloan Improvement Act of 2021 YES Revises the microloan program through which the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides, through designated intermediaries, certain financial assistance to small businesses.
4/15/2021

PASSED

409-4

H.R. 1487 Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act of 2021 YES Modifies reporting requirements related to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disbursement of certain financial assistance.
4/15/2021

PASSED

400-16

H.R. 1490 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer Enhancement Act of 2021 YES Modifies the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan Program, which provides a small business with SBA financing—through a certified development company (CDC) intermediary—for expansion or modernization.
4/16/2021

PASSED

411-8

H.R. 1482 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2021 YES Revises the duties of the Office of Credit Risk Management to include oversight of a certified development company (CDC) that participates in the 504 Loan Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA), and it requires the SBA to issue rules related to certain environmental requirements.

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