My Votes – Week of April 17th

Apr 25, 2023


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.


Overriding the veto message on H.J. RES. 27

Veto Message on congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Revised Definition of ’Waters of the United States’”

Failed  |  227-196
My Vote  |  YES

I voted yes on this legislation to override President Biden’s veto of bipartisan legislation that would have blocked his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s overreaching and unclear “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This would have given farmers more certainty and empowered them to continue feeding the world.


H.J. Res. 42

Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022

Passed  |  229-189
My Vote  |  YES

This joint resolution nullifies the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022, which only doubles down on problems D.C. has had recruiting and retaining law enforcement.


H.R. 734

Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act

Passed  |  219-203
My Vote  |  YES

This bill defends Title IX and protects the integrity of women’s and girls’ sports. It generally prohibits athletic programs from allowing individuals whose biological sex at birth was male to participate in programs that are for women or girls, ensuring women are able to compete in a free and fair environment.


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.


H.RES. 240

Condemning recent actions taken by the Russian military to down a United States Air Force drone

Passed  | 410-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill condemns recent actions taken by the Russian military to down a United States Air Force drone.


H.R. 1151

Upholding Sovereignty of Airspace Act

Passed  |  405-6
My Vote  |  YES

This bill strongly condemns the Chinese government for their most recent – and especially brazen –  violation of our sovereignty when they flew a spy balloon in our airspace. It also gives the president another tool in the toolbox to sanction any individuals who play a role in the CCP’s surveillance program moving forward.


H.R. 1149

Countering Untrusted Telecommunications Abroad Act

Passed  |  410-8
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of State to address the use of untrusted telecommunications equipment and services. It also requires certain securities issuers to disclose the use of such equipment, keeping our intelligence data more secure.

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