MY VOTES – WEEK OF JANUARY 2
**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
|What it means for you and your family
418 – 12
|H.Res 6 Title II
|Adopting the Rules of the House for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress (Title II)
|In order for Congress to operate efficiently and effectively, it’s vital that we review the way this chamber operates. The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is charged with evaluating and reviewing many of the things I have been advocating for years, and I’m hopeful that it will produce real, tangible change that will improve our chamber and help us work more effectively for you and your family.
234 – 197
|H.Res 6 Title I
|Adopting the Rules of the House for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress (Title I)
|There are a number of changes in the new rules package that I think will negatively impact American families, including eliminating CUTGO, which will more easily allow the Democratic Majority to pass tax increases and reinstalling a version of the Gephardt Rule that will make it easier for the federal government to spend outside of its means.
239 – 192
|Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the Fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes
|For bills to reach the president’s desk in a divided government, both parties must work together to responsibly govern. It’s time to make deals. Unfortunately, Democrats signaled through this legislation that they would rather waste time on bills the Senate won’t consider and the president won’t sign. Speaker Pelosi pledged this Congress will be ‘bipartisan and unifying.’ She should stick to her word and come to the table to negotiate.
241 – 190
|Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes
|Provides full-year FY 2019 appropriations for 6 of 7 (DHS appropriations excluded) remaining appropriations bills that have yet to be enacted. The bill does not include many House-passed appropriations provisions from the 115th Congress such as a full repeal of the Waters of the U.S. rule that has imposed a significant regulatory burden on farmers and ranchers in Eastern Washington. Like with the DHS appropriations bill, I believe instead of wasting time on bills the Senate won’t consider and the president won’t sign, Republicans and Democrats need to come together and, in good faith, negotiate a bipartisan compromise.