My Votes – Week of January 31st

Feb 08, 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.

2/4/2022

H.R. 4521

America COMPETES Act

Passed  |  222-210
My Vote  |  No (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

Democrats claim the bill is designed to enhance U.S. competitiveness with China, but that is not true. This bill does not properly confront threats from China, and it is filled with billions of dollars for Democrat wish list items that have nothing to do with our national security or beating China.


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.

2/1/2022

H.R. 3579

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 East Main Street in Maroa, Illinois, as the “Jeremy L. Ridlen Post Office”

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

This bill will provide funding for a public and provider awareness campaign to promote maternal and child vThis bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Maroa, Illinois after Jeremy L. Ridlen. Spc. Ridlen was a US Army soldier, who died fighting in Fallujah in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.


2/1/2022

H.R. 3613

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 202 Trumbull Street in Saint Clair, Michigan, as the “Corporal Jeffrey Robert Standfest Post Office Building”

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

This legislation will support management efforts and research to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is a contagious, neurological disease affecting cervids – deer, elk and moose – that is aThis bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Saint Clair, Michigan after Jeffrey Robert. Cpl. Robert was a US Army soldier who died supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.


2/1/2022

H.R. 4168

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6223 Maple Street, in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Jackson French Post Office”.

Passed  |  294-130
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Omaha, Nebraska after Charles Jackson French. PO1 French saved 15 of his fellow USS Gregory survivors after their ship was sunk by the Japanese Imperial Navy in WWII. P01 Jackson swam 6-8 hours in shark-infested water towing his comrades in a liferaft, which was being deliberately shelled by Japanese forces.


2/1/2022

H.R. 1298

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1233 North Cedar Street in Owasso, Oklahoma, as the “Technical Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building”.

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

This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Owasso, Oklahoma after Marshal Roberts. TSgt. Roberts died supporting combat operations in Iraq.


2/1/2022

H.R. 5577

ITo designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the “John R. Lewis Post Office Building”

Passed  |  421-0-1
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill names a United States Postal Service facility in Atlanta, Georgia after Congressman John Lewis. A legendary politician and civil rights leader, Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. In 1965, Lewis led the first of three Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. In an incident which became known as Bloody Sunday, state troopers and police attacked the marchers, including Lewis.

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