My Votes – Week of January 23rd

Feb 02, 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.

01/27/2023

H.R. 21

Strategic Production Response Act

Passed  |  221-205
My Vote  |  YES

I introduced this bill to help ensure the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is available during a true energy emergency and not abused for non-emergency, political purposes.

President Biden has turned a longtime bipartisan strategic asset, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, into a political tool to cover up the consequences of his expensive rush-to-green agenda. This bill provides a path towards making energy more affordable and reliable for Americans by preserving the SPR’s vital and central purpose—to provide the oil supplies Americans need during true emergencies.


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.

01/24/2023

H.R. 159

Chance to Compete Act of 2023

Passed  | 422-2
My Vote  |  YES

This bill modifies examination requirements and other components of the federal hiring process for positions in the competitive service.


01/25/2023

H.R. 346

NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023

Passed  |  424-4
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish the FAA Task Force on NOTAM (notice to airmen required by international or domestic law) Improvement. A NOTAM is a notice containing information essential to personnel concerned with flight operations but not known far enough in advance to be publicized by other means. It states the abnormal status of a component of the National Airspace System.


01/25/2023

H.R. 400

Investing in Main Street Act of 2023

Passed  | 411-13
My Vote  |  YES

This bill authorizes certain banking entities to invest up to 15% of their capital and surplus in one or more small business investment companies (SBICs) or in any entity established to invest solely in SBICs. The current limit is 5%.


01/25/2023

H.Con.Res.7

Condemning the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses against the brave women and men of Iran peacefully demonstrating in more than 133 cities.

Passed  |  420-1
My Vote  |  YES

This concurrent resolution commends the bravery, courage, and resolve of the women and men of Iran who are participating in the current protests to defend their fundamental human rights and risking their safety to speak out against the human rights abuses committed by the Iranian regime.

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