My Votes – Week of July 26th

Aug 13, 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. 4346

Making appropriations for Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes

Passed  |  215-207
My Vote  |  No (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

This bill contains unprecedented increases in government spending and contains partisan Democrat wish list items like burdening the Capitol Police with new requirements that will make it harder for them to do their jobs.


Passed  |   217-212
My Vote  |  No

This bill would drop or weaken pro-life provisions that have been part of government policy for decades.


Passed  |   219-208
My Vote  |  No

This bill reverses pro-life and religious freedom protections such as the Hyde Amendment, contains excessive spending exceeding the President’s budget request by billions of dollars, weakens immigration law, and contains many more troubling provisions in what amounts to a Democrat wishlist spending spree.


My Vote  |  No

This bill would get rid of a longstanding pro-life rider that prohibits taxpayers from funding abortions. It would also weaken second amendment protections, and remove restrictions on moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to US soil. 

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. 1664 To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes

Passed  |  416-0
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill allows the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a national Medal of Honor memorial on Federal land in Washington, DC. I believe this is a great way to honor our nation’s heroes.


H.R. 2365 Gold Star Mothers Family Monument Extension Act

Passed  |  412-0
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill extends the deadline for the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation to create a memorial to honor Gold Star Families. These families have lost loved ones in service to America, and it is important to honor their sacrifice.


S. 957 DUMP Opioids Act

Passed  |  424-0
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill would require VA facilities to provide drop-boxes to dispose of unused prescription medications. This will help keep dangerous and addictive prescription drugs from being used outside their authorized purposes.


S. 1910 Major Medical Facility Authorization Act

Passed  |  413-7
My Vote  |  Yes

This legislation provides the VA with resources to build important new facilities, such as two new spinal cord injury centers and specialty care facilities. Our veterans deserve gold-standard care.


H.R. 2278 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail, and for other purposes

Passed  |  423-0
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill will allow the Secretary of the Interior to name a September 11th National Memorial Trail. The victims of 9/11 will always be in our hearts and minds, and it’s important to memorialize them for future generations.


H.R. 2497 Amache National Historic Site Act

Passed  |  416-2
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill would preserve one of the former Japanese American internment camps that was used in WWII to educate the public and remember past injustices. It is important that we remember and learn from this dark period in our history.


H.R. 4300 Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act

Passed  |  420-0
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill gives active-duty service members, veterans, and Gold Star Families free lifetime access to our national parks with an America the Beautiful Pass. This is a small but important way we can recognize the enormous sacrifices service members and their families have made and continue to make every day.

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