MY VOTES – WEEK OF JANUARY 7

Jan 11, 2019
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.

Result and Date Bill #           Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
1/9/19

PASSED

235-192

H. Res. 6 Title III Complete Consideration of H.Res. 6, Adopting Rules of the House for the 116th Congress NO Title III allows the Speaker to intervene in Texas v. United States, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obamacare. Obamacare has not fulfilled the promises it made to bring down premiums and make health care more affordable. Instead, we’ve seen double digit premium increases, unaffordable deductibles, and lack of choice. We need to rebuild and reform our health care system to ensure that individuals have access to quality and affordable health care.
1/9/19

PASSED

240-188

HR 264 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 NO This bill would provide FY 2019 appropriations for agencies and departments typically funded by the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.  Unfortunately, the bill does not include the new House-passed life provisions. Despite the President’s indication that he will veto this bill, the Majority brought it to the floor for a vote. I believe that in divided government, both sides need to come together and reach a deal that funds the government and protects the border.
1/10/19

PASSED

244-810

HR 267 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 NO This bill would provide FY 2019 appropriations for agencies and departments typically funded by the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Unfortunately, the bill provides $1.4 billion less for the construction of roads and bridges than the House-passed bill, $250 million less to rebuild ports, $250 million less for FAA modernization, and $390 million less to provide vouchers for impoverished Americans living with disabilities. Despite the President’s indication that he will veto this bill, the Majority brought it to the floor for a vote.  I believe that in divided government, both sides need to come together and reach a deal that funds the government and protects the border.
1/11/19

PASSED

243-183

HR 265 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 NO This bill would provide FY 2019 appropriations for agencies and departments typically funded by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Unfortunately, the bill funds rural broadband development at $125 million less than the House-passed Agriculture Appropriations bill, and does not include language that secured set-aside funds for persistent poverty counties in rural areas.  Despite the President’s indication that he will veto this bill, the Majority brought it to the floor for a vote. I believe that in divided government, both sides need to come together and reach a deal that funds the government and protects the border.
1/11/19 HR 266 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 NO This bill would provide FY 2019 appropriations for agencies and departments that are annually funded under the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.  Unfortunately, the bill does not include a repeal of WOTUS and underfunds key House priorities while increasing funding for the EPA and its regulatory programs. Despite the President’s indication that he will veto this bill, the Majority brought it to the floor for a vote. I believe that in divided government, both sides need to come together and reach a deal that funds the government and protects the border.

 

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.

Result and Date Bill #           Bill Title My Vote  
1/11/19

PASSED

411-7

S. 24 Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 YES Ensures furloughed federal and state employees will receive back-pay for the length of the shutdown. I have consistently supported furloughed federal employees receiving back pay in the event of a government shutdown.
1/11/19

PASSED

411-1

HR 221 Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act YES HR 221 promotes the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position within the State Department,  to the rank of ambassador. This position will be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. This bill will better prepare the U.S. government to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, and respond to threats against Jewish communities worldwide.
1/8/19

PASSED

401 – 17

H.R. 269 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 YES Passed by voice
1/8/19

PASSED

414-3

HR 251 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act YES Passed by voice
1/8/19

PASSED

414-11

HR 226 Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act YES Passed by voice
1/11/19

PASSED

411-1

HR 221 Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act YES Passed by voice

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