My Votes – Week of December 4th

Dec 08, 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.

12/5/23

H.R. 1547

One Seat Ride Act

Passed  |  356-61
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a cost/benefit analysis of a one-seat-ride trip versus a transfer trip option during “peak hours” on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line.


12/5/23

H.R. 3848

Housing our Military Veterans Effectively Act of 2023

Passed  |  408-10
My Vote  |  YES

In the United States, those who served are at a much greater risk of homelessness with almost 4% of veterans living on the streets. We must do better, which is why I helped pass this bill to invest in long-term housing solutions that will get our veterans off of the streets and into the homes they deserve.


12/5/23

H.R. 542

Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2023

Passed  |  414-5
My Vote  |  YES

Right now, nearly 50% of the nine million veterans enrolled in VA health care are at least 65 years of age. That number is projected to grow into the future, which is why I helped pass this legislation to invest in community-based services that will go a long way in helping our veterans age comfortably and peacefully outside of a traditional nursing home.


12/5/23

H. Res. 894

Strongly condemning and denouncing the drastic rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world.

Passed  |  311-14 (92 Present)
My Vote  |  YES

In the days since the atrocities of Oct. 7, antisemitism has reared its ugly head across our country, including on our most prestigious college campuses. Jewish students and faculty are being targeted, cornered, and threatened. This bill sends a strong message that Israel has a right to exist, and I will forever support and defend its right to exist against those who stand in the public square today.


12/6/23

H.R. 4468

Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023

Passed  |  221-197
My Vote  |  YES

This bill pumps the brakes on President Biden’s EV mandate which will send our auto jobs to China. For more than a century, affordable transportation has helped drive America’s economic success. Our cars have allowed people in the U.S. and around the world to increase their mobility and raise our standard of living. H.R. 4468 ensures we can keep building on this legacy of American leadership and prosperity.


12/6/23

H.R. 5933

DETERRENT Act

Passed  |  246 -170
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires our colleges and universities to disclose donations from foreign adversaries, curbing their influence on our young adults.


12/7/23

H.J. Res. 88

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program”

Passed  |  210 -189
My Vote  |  Not Present

This resolution provides for Congressional disapproval of the Biden administration’s unconstitutional plan to cancel student loan debt for borrowers in an attempt to push through his free college agenda. President Biden’t plan to transfer student loan debt to the taxpayers is a slap in the face to every hardworking person in Eastern Washington who would have to foot the bill. This legislation would stop President Biden’s egregious overreach.


12/7/23

H. Res. 914

Censuring Representative Jamaal Bowman

Passed  |  214 – 191 (5 Present)
My Vote  |  Not Present

No one is above the law. Rep. Bowman’s actions were illegal and unbecoming of a member of Congress. Censure is the tool the House of Representatives uses to formally reprimand a member for their words or actions. I believe it was appropriate to censure Rep. Bowman for his actions.


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.

12/4/23

S. 992

I-27 Numbering Act

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the future interstate highway system portions of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor within the states of Texas and New Mexico as Interstate Route I–27.


12/4/23

H.R. 4688

To direct the Administrator of General Services to sell the property known as the Webster School.

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the General Services Administration to sell the Webster School.


12/4/23

H.R. 1713

DOE and USDA Interagency Research Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Departments of Energy Agriculture to carry out cross-cutting and collaborative research.


12/4/23

H.R. 2980

DOE and NSF Interagency Research Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill allows for research and development partnerships between the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation (NSF).


12/4/23

H.R. 2988

DOE and NASA Interagency Research Coordination Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill provides authority for a research and development partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA. With this bill, the agencies may conduct research in a variety of focus areas (e.g., dark matter), develop ways to support large voluntary data sets on space and aeronautical information, promote multi-agency data sharing, and support NASA’s access to DOE research infrastructure.


12/4/23

H.R. 3581

COPE Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

Looking after a disabled or aging veteran is no easy task, and it often takes a serious toll on those who do it. This bill makes sure the selfless individuals who provide around-the-clock care for our veterans have access to the mental health support services they need to do the job.


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