My Votes – Week of March 14th

Mar 23, 2022
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.

3/17/22

H.R.963

Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act)

Passed  |  222-209
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

This bill would prohibit companies from enforcing increasingly common agreements that require workers and consumers to bypass court and bring legal disputes in private arbitration. I voted against this legislation because it took the unprecedented step of applying retroactively to existing arbitration agreements.


3/18/22

H.R.2116

Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022

Passed  |  235-189
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

I voted against this bill because federal law already prohibits discrimination on the basis on raise. I oppose all types of racial discrimination and believe anyone who commits a discriminatory act should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. 


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.

3/15/2022

H.R. 268

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This legislation adjusts the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in Texas to include the approximately 166 acres of land donated in 2018.


3/15/2022

H.R. 1908

Ka‘ena Point National Heritage Area Act

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill pursues creation of the first National Heritage Area (NHA) in the State of Hawaiʻi by calling for a feasibility study to determine whether the undeveloped area of Kaʻena Point should be designated as a NHA.


3/15/2022

H.R. 1931

Japanese American Confinement Education Act

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

The legislation will permanently reauthorize the Japanese American Confinement Site (JACS) program in the National Park Service to educate Americans on the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II.


3/15/22

H.R.2899

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating areas within the island of Guam as a National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill will direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain areas within the island of Guam as a National Heritage Area.


3/15/22

H.R.3113

Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act

Passed  |  414-9
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill would direct federal land management agencies to digitize and standardize mapping records.


3/15/22

H.R.3197

Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021

Passed  |  422-4
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill will allow the city of Eunice, LA to restore its historic Liberty Theatre.


3/16/22

H.R.4380

To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial

Passed  |  403-25
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill designates the Healing Garden located at 6900 Delta Drive in El Paso, Texas, as the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial.


3/16/22

H.R.5001

Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act

Passed  |  397-27
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This legislation will support management efforts and research to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is a contagious, neurological disease affecting cervids – deer, elk and moose – that is always fatal.


3/16/22

H.R.6434

Japanese American World War II History Network Act

Passed  |  406-16
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to establish the Japanese American World War II History Network within the National Park Service.


3/17/22

H.R.7108

Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act

Passed  |  424-8
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill suspends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. It also permanently authorizes the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions based on violations of human rights, and it revises the president’s authority to impose these sanctions.

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