My Votes – Week of February 12th

Feb 16, 2024
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.

2/13/24

H. RES. 863

Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors

Passed  | 214 – 213
My Vote  |  YES

Secretary Mayorkas has a constitutional duty to enforce America’s immigration laws and support our national security. His efforts to undermine America’s immigration laws endanger the lives of Americans, overwhelm our resources, and prove damaging to our economy. This bill would allow for a Senate impeachment trial to remove Sec. Mayorkas from office.


2/14/2024

H. RES. 966

Condemning rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas in its war against Israel

Passed  | 418 – 0, (1 present)
My Vote  |  YES

Israel is at war with Hamas terrorists who will stop at nothing to achieve their goal of eradicating the Jewish people and the only democracy in the Middle East. The United States has a moral obligation to lead with clarity, stand with our ally against this evil, and demonstrate our unwavering support.


2/15/2024

H.R. 7176

Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024

Passed  | 224 – 200
My Vote  |  YES

The passage of H.R. 7176 will immediately reverse President Biden’s ban on LNG exports and protect America’s economic and national security, as well as  that of our allies. The president’s ban will harm the American economy, jeopardize good paying jobs, weaken U.S. energy security, and threaten the security of our allies.


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.

2/13/2024

H.R. 5856

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2023

Passed  | 414 – 11
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act for five years, as well as strengthen and expand successful anti-trafficking programs to bolster the fight against modern-day slavery. I think we can all agree that human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes we face as a community. The thought of losing a loved one to such an awful form of exploitation is enough to keep any of us up at night.


2/13/2024

H.R. 3016

IGO Anti-Boycott Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill amends the Anti-Boycott Act of 2018 to apply the provisions of that Act to international governmental organizations. The US should not support international organizations boycotting our allies.


2/13/2024

H.R. 4039

No Dollars To Uyghur Forced Labor Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill prohibits the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development from spending funds on a policy, program, or contract that knowingly uses goods associated with forced labor from China’s Uyghur forced labor camps. The heinous genocide of the Uyghur population is sickening, and the Uyghur people need our support.


2/14/2024

H.R. 3202

Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act of 2023

Passed  | 389 – 32
My Vote  |  YES

This bill prohibits federal officials or employees from taking any action to recognize a Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad. The United States and our allies must stand together on the world stage against Assad’s reign of terror and to protect innocent human life.


2/15/2024

H.R. 5375

Strengthening the Quad Act

Passed  | 379 – 39
My Vote  |  YES

With China on the rise, America needs to continue working to empower our allies and support Democratic values throughout the Indo-Pacific Region. This bill directs the Department of State to seek to establish a working group with Japan, Australia, and India to facilitate closer cooperation on shared interests and values.


2/15/2024

H.R. 533

Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act

Passed  | 392 – 28
My Vote  |  YES

As a world power, it has been the long-standing policy of the United States to encourage meaningful and direct dialogue between representatives of China and Tibet to seek a settlement that resolves differences. This resolution aims to promote that goal.


2/15/2024

H.R. 2766

Uyghur Policy Act of 2023

Passed  | 414 – 6
My Vote  |  YES

For nearly a decade, the Chinese government has carried out the heinous genocide of the Uyghur population in a sickening display of their capacity to wage a campaign of cruelty, terror, and oppression against its own people. The Uyghur people need our support, which this bill achieves by equipping the U.S. with tools needed to support the basic human rights and distinct identities of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region subject to the CCP’s inhumane treatment. America is the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world, and we have a responsibility to lead by example.


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