My Votes – Week of July 17th

Aug 03, 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.

07/18/23

H.J Res. 79

Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 11, 2004

Failed  |  24-394
My Vote  |  NO

This joint resolution would have terminated the national emergency declared by President George W. Bush on May 11, 2004, which is in place to enforce sanctions on hostile actors.


07/18/23

H.J. Res. 71

Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 22, 2003

Failed  |  26-394
My Vote  |  NO

This joint resolution would have terminated the national emergency declared by President George W. Bush on May 22, 2003, which is in place to enforce sanctions on hostile actors.


07/18/23

H.J. Res. 74

Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 16, 2012

Failed  |  27-393
My Vote  |  NO

This joint resolution would have terminated the national emergency declared by President Barack Obama on May 16, 2012, which is in place to enforce sanctions on hostile actors.


07/18/23

H.J. Res. 70

Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 25, 2011

Failed  |  30-388
My Vote  |  NO

This joint resolution would have terminated the national emergency concerning Libya declared by President Obama on February 25, 2011, which is in place to enforce sanctions on hostile actors.


07/18/23

H.J.  Res. 68

Relating to a national emergency declared by

Failed  |  27-381
My Vote  |  NO

This resolution refers articles of impeachment against President Biden to the House Committees on Homeland Security and Judiciary. This allows President Biden the due process that President Trump was denied when House Democrats – not once, but twice – tried to remove him from office for political reasons, which set a dangerous precedent.


07/19/23

H.R. 3941

Schools not Shelter Act

Passed  |  222-201
My Vote  |  YES

This bill prohibits using schools that receive federal financial assistance to provide shelter or housing for any illegal migrants.


07/20/23

H.R. 3935

Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act

Passed  |  351-69
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through FY2028, including activities and programs related to airport planning and development, facilities and equipment, and operations.


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.

07/17/23

H.R. 813

Global Investment in American Jobs Act

Passed  |  386-22
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of Commerce and the Government Accountability Office to conduct an interagency review of the global competitiveness of the United States in attracting foreign direct investment from responsible private-sector entities based in trusted countries and addressing foreign trade barriers that firms in advanced technology sectors face in the global digital economy.


07/17/23

S. 111

Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2023

Passed  |  400-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the notice of a proposed rule by a federal agency to include the internet address of a summary of the rule, increasing transparency and therefore, accountability in our government.


07/18/23

H. Con. Res. 57

Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel

Passed  |  412-9 (1 Present)
My Vote  |  YES

The founding of the State of Israel was nothing short of miraculous and a profound moment in history. For 75 years, the United States’ support for Israel has been – and will continue to be – steadfast, unwavering, and bipartisan. This vote  sent a clear message: The State of Israel is not racist, and it is not an apartheid state. This dangerous antisemitic rhetoric from a select few of my colleagues has no place in the United States, and the fact that it has penetrated the halls of Congress is profoundly disturbing. We can and must do better. Israel is America’s most important ally in the Middle East. Its people share our love for democracy. They long for a brighter future full of peace and prosperity. My hope is that our actions this week showed our friends that the United States stands with Israel.


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