My Votes – Week of January 8th

Jan 12, 2024


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.


H.R. 788

Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2023

Passed  |  211-197
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation would prevent government agencies from engaging in settlement agreements that require payments to be made to third-party entities.The Settlement Slush Funds Act ensures that settlement funds serve their rightful purpose – to compensate victims and provide relief to affected parties, not to be diverted to political activist organizations for partisan purposes.


S.J. Res. 38

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers”.

Passed  |  209-198
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation reverses a new rule proposed by the EPA that would allow the Biden administration to waive its own Made In America rules to pursue their rush-to-green agenda.


H.J. Res. 98

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status”.

Passed  |  206-177
My Vote  |  YES

H.J. Res 98 protects our small businesses in Eastern Washington, which is why I was proud to lead as a co-sponsor of this legislation. This bill overturns the Biden administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) joint employer rule. This rule has forced liability on companies for another business’s employees even if they do not directly oversee them, and it costs franchise and small businesses billions of dollars.


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.


H.R. 839

China Exchange Rate Transparency Act of 2023

Passed  |  379-1
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will protect global market participants from the CCP’s exploitative practices by requiring the U.S. Director at the International Monetary Fund to advocate for greater transparency in China’s disclosure of its exchange rate policies.


H.R. 540

Taiwan Non-Discrimination Act of 2023

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will require the U.S. to advocate for Taiwan’s membership at the International Monetary Fund.


H.R. 803

PROTECT Taiwan Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will help isolate the CCP from the international financial system by directing the Federal Reserve, Treasury, and the Securities and Exchange Commission to exclude China from proceedings of various international financial groups and organizations in the event of an invasion of Taiwan.


H.R. 4768

No Russian Agriculture Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill protects America’s farmers and our agricultural supply chains from foreign influence by urging international financial institutions to encourage private investments in projects that decrease reliance on Russia for agricultural commodities, like our Washington wheat. This important legislation builds on my bill to block China from purchasing American farmland and make sure your family’s food makes it from farm to table safely.


H.R. 6370

OFAC Licensure for Investigators Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation creates a pilot program at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that would allow companies like blockchain analytics firms or anti-money laundering offices to receive a license to conduct nominal financial transactions with sanctioned entities to further their investigations.

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