My Votes – Week of June 12th

Jun 23, 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.J. Res. 44

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to ‘‘Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces’’’

Passed  |  219-210
My Vote  |  YES

This bill repeals the Biden Administration ATF’s unconstitutional overreach and protects the Second Amendment right of lawful gun owners across the United States.


Veto Message on H.J. Res. 42

Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022 Objections of the President to the Contrary Notwithstanding

Passed  |  233-197
My Vote  |  YES

This bill repeals provisions included in the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022 that restrict certain law enforcement techniques. This bill would allow our police officers to do their jobs more effectively, keeping us all safer.


H.R. 1640

Save Our Gas Stoves Act

Passed  |  249-181
My Vote  |  YES

Eastern Washington has felt the burden of heavy-handed government mandates for years, and the Democrats’ movement to ban gas stoves was their latest attack on our freedoms. This bill takes the power away from the federal government and returns it to its rightful place – with the people.


H. Res. 489

Motion to table resolution Censuring and condemning Adam Schiff

Passed  |  255-196
My Vote  |  NO

This measure blocked a resolution censuring Representative Adam Schiff from coming to the floor for consideration in the whole House. Censure is the tool the House of Representatives has to formally reprimand a member for their words or actions. The allegations about President Trump’s campaign that Schiff pushed have been proven false by numerous investigations and he cost the taxpayers $32 million.


H.R. 277


Passed  |  221-210
My Vote  |  YES

This bill puts a check on the president’s executive actions that are costing taxpayers millions of dollars and driving inflation through the roof. It would require any major rulemaking to be approved by Congress before going into effect.


H.R. 288

Separation of Powers Restoration Act

Passed  |  220-211
My Vote  |  YES

This bill restores the separation of powers and reins in an overreaching executive branch.


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. Res. 377

Calling for the immediate release of Evan Gershkovich, a United States citizen and journalist, who was wrongfully detained by the Government of the Russian Federation in March 2023.

Passed  |  422-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill sends a message demanding the release of an American citizen from a Russian prison.

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