My Votes – Week of June 21st

Jun 28, 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. 2062

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act of 2021

Passed  |  247-178
My Vote  |  No

Multiple federal laws already prevent discrimination against workers based on age. This bill is duplicative, serving as a win for trial lawyers and no one else. 


S.J. Res. 15

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders”.

Passed  |   218-208
My Vote  |  No

This bill would invalidate an  important clarification for smaller banks seeking to partner with financial technology companies to better serve their customers. 


H.R. 1443 LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act

Passed  |  252-176
My Vote  |  No

This bill requires financial institutions to report additional credit application data to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, creating unnecessary burdens for community financial institutions.


S.J. Res. 13 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to “Update of Commission’s Conciliation Procedures”

Passed  |  219-210
My Vote  |  No

This bill would invalidate improvements to the process for settling workplace disputes outside of the courtroom.  


H.R. 239 Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act

Passed  |  245-181
My Vote  |  No

This bill would prohibit the VA from requiring copayments for any kind of contraception that is required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-sharing requirement under Obamacare regulations, including emergency contraception.


S.J. Res. 14 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review”

Passed  |   229-191
My Vote  |  No

This bill would roll back important updates the Trump administration made to federal methane regulations that ensure the U.S. remains energy independent. 

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. 1374 Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill would authorize the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to states for the implementation, review, and revision of a state energy security plan that assesses the state’s existing circumstances and proposes methods to strengthen the ability of the state to have a reliable, secure, and resilient energy infrastructure.


H.R. 983 Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2021

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill creates a new Federal criminal offense for knowingly executing or attempting to execute a scheme to defraud a veteran of their benefits. Violations would be punishable by five years imprisonment, a fine, or both.

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