My Votes – Week of April 24

Apr 29, 2022
Votes

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.

4/26/2022

H.R. 6441

Women’s Business Centers Improvement Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes the Women’s Business Center program for four years, increases the authorization level from $18 million annually to $31.5 million, and increases the cap on individual center grants for the first time since the program began. The bill also establishes an accreditation program run by the Association of Women’s Business Centers to ensure all WBCs provide excellent service and counseling.


4/26/2022

H.R. 6450

SCORE for Small Business Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes funding for the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) program, outlines the duties of the SCORE Association, and requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to cooperate with the association to carry out the program.


4/26/2022

H.R. 6454

Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands the primary functions and additional duties of the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration to include (1) examining the role of small businesses in the international economy, and (2) representing the views and interests of small businesses before foreign governments and international entities to contribute to regulatory and trade initiatives that may affect small businesses.


4/26/2022

S.270

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill redesignates the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site as the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park and expands the park.


4/26/2022

H.R.2793

Highlands Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2021

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill extends funding through Fiscal Year 2029 for the Highlands Conservation Act, which provides for land conservation in Highlands states. These states include Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.


4/26/2022

H.R.3525

Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes a Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.


4/26/2022

H.R.5973

Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act of 2021

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes funding through FY2028 for the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990.


4/26/2022

H.R.6023

Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to sell each copy of the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp and notify Congress when all copies have been sold.


4/26/2022

H.R.6201

National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill extends funding through FY2027 for the authority of the National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to establish a memorial on eligible federal land to honor the slaves and free Black persons who served as soldiers and sailors or provided civilian assistance during the American Revolution.


4/26/2022

H.R.6651

Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to convene an Alaska Salmon Research Task Force. The task force must review and report on research about the Pacific salmon in Alaska, identify applied research needed to better understand salmon migration and declining salmon returns in some regions of Alaska, and support sustainable management of salmon.


4/26/2022

S.497

American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act

Passed  |  404-11
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee. The committee must provide advice to NOAA on an existing program that awards grants for fisheries research and development projects, such as projects concerning fisheries science or recreational fishing. Specifically, the committee must identify the needs of the fishing community, develop the request for proposals for the grant program, review grant applications, and provide NOAA with grant applications for approval.


4/26/22

H.R.441

Don Young Alaska Native Health Care Land Transfers Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to convey specified property in Tanana, Alaska to the Tanana Tribal Council for use in connection with health and social services programs.


4/27/22

H.R.5796

Patents for Humanity Act of 2021

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill provides statutory authority for a program to award certificates that may be used to accelerate certain proceedings and applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).


4/27/22

S.3059

Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires federal judicial officers, bankruptcy judges, and magistrate judges to file periodic transaction reports disclosing certain securities transactions. The bill also requires online publication of judicial financial disclosure reports.


4/27/22

H.RES.336

Calling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan

Passed  |  Voice Vote
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution demands that Russia present credible evidence of wrongdoing against U.S. citizen Paul Whelan or immediately release him. It also demands that Russia provide unrestricted consular access to Whelan and to ensure that he and all other political prisoners are afforded due process and universally recognized human rights.


4/27/22

H.R.7314

Assessing Xi’s Interference and Subversion Act (AXIS Act)

Passed  |  394-3
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of State to periodically report to Congress on whether and how China’s government, the Chinese Communist Party, or any other Chinese entity has provided support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The report must address specified matters, including any efforts to (1) help Russia’s government or Russian entities evade sanctions or export controls, (2) provide Russia with technology to support Russia’s military or intelligence capabilities, or (3) further Russia’s disinformation and propaganda efforts.


4/27/22

H.R.7372

Protecting Semiconductor Supply Chain Materials from Authoritarians Act

Passed  |  414-9
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes an interagency working group to address semiconductor supply chain issues caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine.


4/27/22

H.R. 496

Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act

Passed  |  421-4
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the president, when determining whether Russia is a country of particular concern for religious freedom under certain federal laws, to consider incidents occurring in the parts of Ukraine that Russia (or any Russia-affiliated non-state group) occupies, controls, or recognizes as independent.


4/27/22

H.R.923

Georgia Support Act

Passed  |  406-20
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires sanctions and reports related to Georgia. Specifically, the reports shall cover U.S. security assistance to Georgia and an assessment of threats to the country’s independence and its ability to defend itself, cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and Georgia, a strategy to help Georgia expand its capabilities to combat Russian disinformation and propaganda, and U.S. democracy and governance assistance to Georgia.


4/27/22

H.R.3344

Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act

Passed  |  366-60
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Department of State and other federal agencies to help Central and Eastern European countries improve the security of their telecommunications networks.


4/27/22

H.R.7311

Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act

Passed  |  415-9
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of State to report to Congress a strategy and implementation plan outlining U.S. efforts to counter Russia’s malign influence and activities in Africa. The State Department must also report to Congress annual updates on the strategy and implementation plan.


4/27/22

H.R.4133

Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act

Passed  |  340-86
My Vote  |  YES

This bill authorizes the allocation of certain funds for purposes related to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, requires the Department of State to develop a strategy for prioritizing efforts to increase disaster response and resilience in the Caribbean, and establishes monitoring and reporting requirements.


4/27/22

H.R.6089

Stop Iranian Drones Act

Passed  |  424-2
My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands existing provisions requiring sanctions against individuals or entities that provide certain types of weapons to Iran. Specifically, the bill modifies the provisions by adding unmanned combat aerial vehicles to the list of weapons covered by the sanctions.


4/27/22

H.R. 4693

Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act of 2021

Passed  |  384-44
My Vote  |  YES

This bill sets out programs and otherwise directs the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to carry out activities to prevent and treat malnutrition globally.


4/27/22

S.812

A bill to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.

Passed  |  425-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Department of State to include additional information in its annual reports concerning Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. The report shall describe changes and improvements to the State Department’s plan to support Taiwan’s observer status at the WHA, following any meetings at which Taiwan did not participate under such status.


4/27/22

S.3522

Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022

Passed  |  417-10
My Vote  |  YES

This bill temporarily waives certain requirements related to the president’s authority to lend or lease defense articles if the defense articles are intended for Ukraine’s government or the governments of other Eastern European countries affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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