My Votes – Week of March 11th

Mar 15, 2024
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.

3/12/24

H.R. 6276

USE IT Act

Passed  | 217-203
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish methods and technologies to measure federal building utilization and to consolidate public buildings and federally-leased space. This will allow for a more efficient use of federally controlled properties at a lower cost to the taxpayer.


3/12/24

H. RES. 1065

Denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies

Passed  | 226-193
My Vote  |  YES

I support securing the southern border, which is why I helped pass one of the strongest border security bills in history last year – the Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2) – to reverse the damage caused by the Biden administration’s open border policies. Families in Eastern Washington deserve to live in a safe and secure country, which is why President Biden must finally act to secure our borders. This resolution condemns his actions that have resulted in the worst crisis we’ve ever seen at our southern border.


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.

3/11/24

H.R. 4693

Tennessee Valley Authority Salary Transparency Act

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands reporting requirements for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which is a government corporation that provides electricity in Tennessee and portions of several surrounding states. It also provides flood control, navigation, and land management services for the Tennessee River system. Transparency is one of the most important aspects of representative government, and it is a cornerstone of our democracy.


3/11/24

S. 1858

Disaster Assistance Deadlines Alignment Act

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill matches the deadline for an individual seeking unemployment assistance for a major disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to the application deadline for individuals and households seeking other assistance under that law.


3/11/24

H.R. 6249

Think Differently About Emergencies Act

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to Congress regarding assistance and resources provided by FEMA to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the families of such individuals who are impacted by major disasters. One of my top priorities in Congress is empowering people with disabilities, including leading on the ISAAC Act, which better enables first responders to assist people with disabilities in the event of an emergency.


3/11/24

H.R. 532

To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 600 East First Street in Rome, Georgia, as the “Harold L. Murphy Federal Building and United States Courthouse”

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 600 East First Street in Rome, Georgia, as the “Harold L. Murphy Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”


3/11/24

H.R. 6254

Public Buildings Accountability Act of 2023

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct a review on the Public Buildings Service. This will allow for a more efficient use of federally controlled properties at a lower cost to the taxpayer. I believe that out-of-control spending and our growing national debt is one of the greatest challenges we face as a nation today, and the burden is going to fall on our children and grandchildren.


3/11/24

H.R. 6316

To amend title 40, United States Code, to establish an expiration date of certain committee resolutions with respect to leases or projects

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes that  approval resolutions expire unless a lease is awarded or a construction project is initiated within five years after adoption by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.


3/11/24

H. CON. RES. 83

Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution would help recognize and celebrate the vital role of law enforcement by authorizing a memorial service on the Capitol Grounds for law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.


3/11/24

H.R. 6277

FASTA Reform Act of 2023

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reforms the process and improves the efficiency of the sale of federal buildings so your hard-earned taxpayer dollars are not being wasted on federal buildings and spaces that are not being properly utilized.


3/11/24

H.R. 1752

E-BRIDGE Act

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill allows the Department of Commerce to award grants for development of broadband projects. Reliable internet is basic infrastructure in today’s 21st Century economy. This bill is one step Congress can take to improve access to broadband and make it more affordable, especially for families and businesses in rural Eastern Washington.


3/11/24

H.R. 886

Save Our Seas 2.0 Amendments Act

Passed  | 326-73
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation amends the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act to  require the Marine Debris Program to locate its central office in a coastal state as opposed to Washington, D.C. as well as improve outreach to Indian tribes. This will allow the federal government to better work with state and local governments to assess, prevent, and reduce the adverse effects of marine debris on the economy and environment. communities in Eastern Washington continue to thrive.


3/13/24

H.R. 7521

Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act

Passed  | 352 – 65
My Vote  |  YES

I was proud to lead this critical legislation through the Energy and Commerce Committee to prevent foreign adversaries, such as China, from targeting, surveilling, and manipulating the American people through online applications like TikTok. It gives Tiktok two options: either divest and cut ties with the Chinese Communist Party, or side with China and face a ban from the United States. The choice is theirs.


3/13/24

S. 1278

To designate the Federal building located at 985 Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Rosa Parks Federal Building”.

Passed  | Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the Federal building located at 985 Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Rosa Parks Federal Building.”


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