My Votes – Week of June 6

Jun 16, 2022


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.



Protecting Our Kids Act

Passed  |  223-204
My Vote  |  NO

This bill makes changes to federal firearm laws, including to establish new criminal offenses and to expand the types of weapons and devices that are subject to regulation. I believe we have a mental health crisis in America. As a mom, I also believe schools must be a safe place for learning, for our children to reach their full potential, and thrive. Unfortunately, this bill fails to address either of those concerns. Instead, these bills only made it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to bear arms. We need to focus on what is tearing our communities apart and why so many are in despair, so we can prevent senseless loss of life from happening again.


H.R.7910 Roll 243

Protecting our Kids act Amendment On Retaining Title VII

Passed  |  380-47
My Vote  |  YES

This was an amendment to H.R. 7910 that would require the Attorney General to submit to Congress a report that includes the demographic data of those who were ineligible to purchase a firearm based on NICS background checks.



Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021

Passed  |  224-202
My Vote  |  NO

This bill authorizes and establishes procedures for federal courts to issue federal extreme risk protection orders. A federal extreme risk protection order is a federal court order that prohibits a person from purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition. I have concerns that this bill does not contain the due process provisions needed to protect a citizen’s constitutional rights.


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.



Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act

Passed  |  325-83
My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in providing services to injured federal workers under the federal workers’ compensation program. Specifically, under the program, nurse practitioners and physician assistants acting within the scope of their practice may (1) prescribe or recommend treatment for injured federal workers; (2) certify the nature of an injury and probable extent of disability; (3) provide prescribed treatment for injured federal workers; and (4) participate, with a physician designated by the Department of Labor, in a mandatory workers’ compensation examination of an injured worker. In general, only physicians may fulfill these roles under current law.



PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act of 2022

Passed  |  421-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes a 10-year statute of limitations for criminal charges and civil enforcement against a borrower who engages in fraud with respect to a Paycheck Protection Program loan.



COVID–19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act of 2022

Passed  |  416-3
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes a 10-year statute of limitations for criminal charges and civil enforcement against a borrower who engages in fraud with respect to certain COVID-19 economic injury disaster loan programs.



Hubzone Price Evaluation Preference Clarification Act of 2021

Passed  |  359-61
My Vote  |  YES

This bill revises the standards applicable to small businesses participating in the HUBZone program, a Small Business Administration program that provides federal contracting assistance to small business concerns. Specifically, the bill revises the circumstances under which a small business concern is granted certain price evaluation preferences.



Supporting Small Business and Career and Technical Education Act of 2022

Passed  |  399-18

My Vote  |  YES

This bill includes within the responsibilities of Small Business Development Centers and Women’s Business Centers the provision of assistance to small businesses in hiring graduates from career and technical education programs and to graduates of such programs in starting small businesses.



Strengthening Subcontracting for Small Businesses Act of 2022

Passed  |  411-11
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires federal agencies to consider when evaluating offers for contracts the extent to which, in a subcontracting plan, the offeror proposes to use small businesses as subcontractors in the performance of the contract.



Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act

Passed  |  392-21
My Vote  |  YES

This bill modifies provisions related to small business reorganization bankruptcies and wage earner’s bankruptcies. Specifically, the bill extends for two years the increase of the amount of debt allowed to be carried by debtors to qualify for small business reorganization bankruptcy and provides that this debt limit is subject to adjustment for inflation. Additionally, it provides that a small business debtor includes a debtor that is an affiliate of certain publicly traded companies. Further, it authorizes the bankruptcy trustee to operate the business of the debtor if the debtor ceases to be a debtor in possession.



Water Resources Development Act of 2022

Passed  |  384-37
My Vote  |  YES

This bill authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out activities concerning water resources development projects, water supply and wastewater infrastructure, flood control, navigation, or ecosystem restoration, such as shoreline restoration. This bill also included wins for Eastern Washington to establish the Columbia River Basin Trust and Task Force, protect the Lower Snake River dams, and prioritizing Columbia River Treaty negotiations.


H.R. 7667

Food and Drug Amendments of 2022

Passed  |  392-28
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs for certain drugs and devices, establishes requirements to increase diversity in clinical trials, and modifies requirements relating to the overall supply chain for drugs and devices.

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