My Votes – Week of January 18th

Jan 22, 2021

**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.

Result and Date Bill # Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family



H.R. 335 To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces. YES This bill provides an exemption to the statutory prohibition against the appointment of a person as Secretary of Defense within seven years of that person leaving active duty. This waiver was specific to President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Army General Lloyd Austin, who retired in 2016. In 2017 I voted in favor of the same waiver for President Trump’s SecDef Nominee, James Mattis.


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