My Votes – Week of July 19th

Jul 26, 2021

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.


H.R. 2668

Consumer Protection and Recovery Act

Passed  |  221-205
My Vote  |  No

This legislation fails to prioritize due process and proper analysis, granting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brand new authorities to seek financial penalties for what it alleges is fraud and anti-competitive behavior without the inclusion of guardrails to protect due process. This legislation also fails to address much needed FTC reforms to increase transparency, and establish a national privacy framework.  Congress must work together in a bipartisan manner to move comprehensive FTC reform legislation forward and combat scammers and fraudsters together.


H.R. 2467

PFAS Action Act of 2021

Passed  |   241-183
My Vote  |  No

We need to have strong scientific backing for anything we do to address PFAS chemicals. I am concerned that the mandates in the PFAS Action Act will frustrate EPA’s existing, science-based plans. Instead, this bill will cement policy choices with long-range implications that will overwhelm EPA’s existing resources to tackle environmental and public health challenges beyond PFAS. The bill pre-judges outcomes, showing little regard for objective science, risk assessment, transparency, and public comment, essentially banning materials that are necessary for America to win the future. This includes protective gear for law enforcement at a time when violent crime is surging in America.

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.


H.R. 3119 Energy Emergency Leadership Act

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill requires the Secretary of Energy to designate a point person on energy emergency and energy security functions with respect to infrastructure and cybersecurity. This bill will help us strengthen our cybersecurity infrastructure, planning for and taking quicker action on threats to America’s energy security.


H.R. 2931 Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill directs the Department of Energy to implement a program to facilitate and encourage public-private partnerships in order to address and mitigate the physical security and cybersecurity risks of electric utilities with a special focus on smaller, underserved, underfunded sites.


En Bloc Suspensions

H.R. 2928, H.R. 678, H.R. 1250, H.R. 1754, H. Res. 277, H.R. 3003,H.R. 1158, H.Res. 294, H.R. 2118, H.R. 1079, H.R. 1036, H.R. 1893, H.R. 1895, H.R. 1877, H.R.

1871, H.R. 2795, H.R. 3138, H.R. 1833, H.R. 2980, H.R. 3223, H.R. 3264, H.R. 1850, H.R. 3263

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This en block contains many important bills, such as student loan relief for caregivers of disabled veterans, improving our emergency reporting system, reducing mass media market entry barriers for people who are socially disadvantaged, and more.

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