My Votes – Week of February 7th

Feb 14, 2022
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.

2/7/2022

H.R. 4445

Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

Passed  |  335-97
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This legislation will void forced arbitration agreements in any contract if a sexual assault or harassment claim is brought. By voiding forced arbitration clauses in the case of sexual assault and harassment, survivors are provided the freedom to decide what legal path works best for them – that can include bringing a claim in court, discussing their case publicly, or seeking another kind of legal remedy. It will eliminate institutional protection for harassers and abusers and give survivors the chance to pursue justice.


2/7/2022

S. 583

PRICE Act

Passed  |  426-5
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

Small businesses that want to compete in the federal marketplace often face hurdles to participating in government procurement. This is especially true for women-owned, veteran-owned, minority-owned, and disadvantaged small businesses. The PRICE Act would ensure that small businesses are front and center in the acquisition process by encouraging government entities to adopt new and innovative practices, increase small business participation in government contracting, modernize the federal acquisition process, and report on how to improve mission outcomes and save taxpayer money.


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.

2/8/2022

S. 566

A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the “Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office”

Passed  |  432-0
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Slatersville, RI after Matthew R. Turcotte. Spc. Turcotte was serving with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division when he was killed in August 2017 during a live ammunition training exercise at Fort Carson in Colorado.


2/8/2022

H.R. 3076

Postal Service Reform Act of 2021

Passed  |  342-92
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

This bill will help states and communities devise strategies to better leverage existing programs and authorities to improve the health and well-being of those participating in Medicaid by creating an inter-agency social determinants council and providing planning grants and technical assistance to state, local anWhile I fully agree that the USPS needs to be put on a path towards sustainability, I am concerned that this legislation would put Medicare on a fast-track to insolvency, threatening the benefits of seniors nearing retirement.  Additionally, this bill’s Medicare integration language would effectively block enrollment into Medicare Advantage for postal retirees and workers by requiring enrollment into Medicare Part B. We should not be setting a precedent of shifting federal retiree health plan liabilities to the Medicare program.


2/8/2022

H.R. 6617

Further Additional Extending Government Funding Act

Passed  |  272-162
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

Democrats who control the House, the Senate, and the White House failed to do their job once again. Instead of working to fund the government, leadership in the House continued to push its radical agenda. I voted against kicking the can down the road again.


2/8/2022

H.R. 2324

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 South Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “D. Edwina Stephens Post Office”

Passed  |  428-1-1
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill will provide funding for a public and provider awareness campaign to promote maternal and child This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Tallahassee, FL after D. Edwina Stephens. Known as “the Mother of the Southside” in Tallahassee, Ms. Stephens was a community activist, civil rights champion, and beloved nurse.


2/8/2022

H.R. 735

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 502 East Cotati Avenue in Cotati, California, as the “Arthur Luis Ibleto Post Office Building”

Passed  |  422-4-1
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This legislation will support management efforts and research to combat chronic wasting disease This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Cotati, CA after Arthur Luis Ibleto. A successful businessman, Mr. Ibleto was known for helping local charities and civic causes in the Sonoma County area.


2/8/2022

H.R. 3539

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 223 West Chalan Santo Papa in Hagatna, Guam, as the “Atanasio Taitano Perez Post Office”

Passed  |  417-1-2
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Hagatna, Guam after Atanasio Taitano Perez. Atanasio was the first postmaster of Guam, and spent his life across many government positions in the US Naval government administration.


2/8/2022

H.R. 2842

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 4th Street in Petaluma, California, as the “Lynn C. Woolsey Post Office Building”

Failed  |  245-167-1
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

For nearly two decades Congress has had an informal policy to not consider post office naming bills that honor living persons, a policy that was broken with this bill. Congress should be here to do the work of the people, not to honor still-living former Members of Congress from our own parties. I also have concerns with Ms. Woolsey’s hyper-partisan and divisive past, which included voting against certifying the 2004 presidential election.

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