My Votes – Week of June 4

Jun 08, 2018
Votes

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.

Result and Date Bill #           Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
PASSED

6/8/18

235 – 179

H.R. 5895 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 Yes This bill provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and family housing for the Department of Defense, and other related agencies. This bill is the first step in Congress filling its constitutional duty to fund the government. It also includes my language to protect the Columbia and Snake River dams.
PASSED

6/7/18

210 – 206

H.R. 3 Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act Yes This bill rescinds nearly $15 billion of unobligated balances from previously appropriated funding. Specifically, the bill includes 34 rescissions totaling $14.835 billion and affects programs at the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and the Railroad Retirement Board. This bill predominantly rescinds funds that are no longer able to be distributed or are from underutilized accounts.  The bill provides needed fiscal responsibility to numerous spending accounts across government and helps reaffirm Congress’s Article I authority.
PASSED

6/6/18

408 – 2

H.R. 8 Water Resources Development Act of 2018 Yes This bill authorizes $2.5 billion for critical projects and activities related to the key missions of the Army Corps of Engineers – navigation, flood risk management, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and ecosystem restoration. The bill builds on the bipartisan reforms of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2016 which is critical to maintaining our water resources infrastructure. It also includes my bill as an amendment to authorize a land transfer between the Port of Whitman County and the Army Corps of Engineers.
PASSED

6/6/18

394 – 13

H.R. 3249 Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017 Yes This bill keeps our communities safe by strengthening the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program to foster and improve upon existing partnerships between federal, state, and local agencies, and communities affected by violence, to create safer neighborhoods.  The bill requires grant recipients to develop strategic plans to reduce violent crimes, and requires that 30 percent of available grants be made available for gang task forces in regions experiencing a significant or increased presence of transnational organized crime groups.

 

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.

Result and Date Bill # Bill Title My Vote  
PASSED

6/5/18

376 – 4

H.R. 5655 Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument Act Yes  
PASSED

6/5/18

373 – 9

H.R. 2991 Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act Yes  
PASSED

6/5/18

374 – 5

H.R. 5005 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System Yes  
PASSED

6/5/18

H.R. 5956 Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

6/5/18

H.R. 1026 North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

6/5/18

H.R. 801 Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

6/5/18

H.R. 3997 Free Veterans from Fees Act   Passed by voice

 

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