My Votes – Week of July 10th

Jul 18, 2023


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. 2670

National Defense Authorization Act

Passed  |  219-210
My Vote  |  YES

This bill authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense, military construction, and other national security funding. This bill gives servicemembers the largest pay raise in 20 years and includes investments in security and readiness, bonus increases to boost recruitment and retention, and audits on funding sent to Ukraine for its conflict with Russia. It also includes the Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights to improve transparency and increase accountability for wounded warriors.


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. 1096

250th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps Commemorative Coin Act

Passed  |  409-1
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the 250th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. All surcharges received by Treasury from the sale of such coins must be paid to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and shall only be used for the purposes of supporting the mission of the Marine Corps Heritage Center.


H.R. 1548

Improving Access to Small Business Information Act

Passed  |  398-11
My Vote  |  YES

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, agencies must comply with specific procedures when gathering information from the public. This bill excludes the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation within the Securities and Exchange Commission from complying with those procedures.

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