My Votes – Week of April 24th

May 03, 2023
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.

04/26/2023

H.R. 2811

Limit, Save, Grow Act

Passed  |  217-215
My Vote  |  YES

This bill has $4.5 trillion in savings and lifts the debt ceiling in a responsible manner. It maintains spending levels for veterans benefits, makes us less dependent on China by including the bipartisan Lower Energy Costs Act, and ensures that spending is capped at the same level the federal government was operating under in December 2022. It also eliminates funding for President Biden’s 87,000 new IRS agents.


04/27/2023

H. Con. Res. 30

Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove all United States Armed Forces, other than United States Armed Forces assigned to protect the United States Embassy, from Somalia

Failed  |  102-321
My Vote  |  NO

This bill would remove troops from Somalia where the militant group known as al-Shabaab is extremely active. This legislation would jeopardize national security.


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.

04/25/2023

H.RES. 311

Encouraging the expansion and strengthening of the Abraham Accords to urge other nations to normalize relations with Israel and ensure that existing agreements reap tangible security and economic benefits for the citizens of those countries and all peoples in the region

Passed  | 401-19
My Vote  |  YES

Israel and the United States share a special relationship. We are partners in national defense, technology, agricultural innovation, democracy, freedom of religion, and many other areas. The people of Israel want nothing more than to live in peace with their neighbors—too many of whom do not share this interest. This bill reaffirms our relationship with Israel and support for peace in the Middle East.


04/25/2023

H. Res. 90

Demanding that the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China immediately release Mark Swidan

Passed  |  218-0
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation holds the CCP accountable and demands the release of an American citizen.


04/26/2023

H.R. 1339

Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act

Passed  |  408-11
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will unleash innovation in satellite technology, so farmers can use precision agriculture to continue doing what they do best: feed people in the United States and in countries and the world.


04/26/2023

H.R. 1353

ALERT Parity Act

Passed  |  422-1
My Vote  |  I was not present in the chamber during this vote.

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate the provision of emergency communication services (e.g., 9-1-1 calls and emergency alerts) in unserved areas. An unserved area is one that has no commercial mobile service capable of providing emergency services because of a lack of infrastructure, destruction of infrastructure, a power outage, or other reason.

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