My Votes – Week of January 9th

Jan 30, 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.

01/09/2023

H.Res.5

Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Eighteenth Congress, and for other purposes

Passed  |  220-213
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution establishes the rules of the House of Representatives for the 118th Congress by adopting and modifying the rules from the 117th Congress. Specific changes include allowing for (1) a single Member to call for a vote to remove the Speaker, and (2) the termination of or a salary reduction for a federal official or cuts to a specific program through amendments to appropriations bills.


01/09/2023

H.R. 23

Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act

Passed  |  221-210
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation blocks the Biden administration from hiring 87,000 new IRS agents to go after and audit families and small businesses across Eastern Washington and the United States. At a time when the price of everything from gas to groceries is sky high, the last thing Eastern Washington families need is to be squeezed by the IRS for every last penny, but that’s what President Biden and Democrats planned when they passed an $80 billion, 600 percent increase to the IRS budget last year.


01/10/2023

H.Res.12

Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary

Passed  |  221-211
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution temporarily establishes the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which is composed of not more than 13 Members appointed by the Speaker (5 of whom shall be appointed in consultation with the minority leader).


01/10/2023

H.Con.Res.3

Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches

Passed  |  222-209
My Vote  |  YES

This concurrent resolution condemns recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches and calls on the current presidential administration to use appropriate law enforcement authorities to support their safety.


01/11/2023

H.R. 26

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Passed  |  220-210
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must provide in the case of a child born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion. Specifically, a health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as would reasonably be provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure the child is immediately admitted to a hospital. Additionally, a health care practitioner or other employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with the degree-of-care requirements must immediately report such failure to law enforcement.


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.

01/10/2023

H.Res.11

Establishing the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.

Passed  | 365-65
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution establishes the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, which is composed of not more than 16 Members appointed by the Speaker of the House.


01/12/2023

H.R. 22

Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act

Passed  |  331-97
My Vote  |  YES

This bill prohibits the sale and export of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to China. Specifically, the bill prohibits the Department of Energy (DOE) from selling petroleum products such as crude oil from the SPR to any entity that is under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party. Further, DOE must require as a condition of any sale of crude oil from the SPR that the oil not be exported to China.

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