My Votes – Week of March 15th

Mar 23, 2021
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
3/17/2021

PASSED

222-204

H.J. Res. 17 Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment NO Eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Prominent legal scholars, including Former Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg, have questioned the Constitutionality of this bill.
3/17/2021

PASSED

244-172

H.R. 1620 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 NO I support the Violence Against Women Act programs, which is why I voted to reauthorize the law and its grant programs in 2013. Unfortunately, the bill before the House this week puts partisan politics ahead of vulnerable women by inserting extraneous gun control language that I do not support. I am a cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Extension Act of 2021, which would provide a clean reauthorization of existing VAWA programs through 2022.
3/18/2021

PASSED

228-197

H.R. 6 American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 NO Provides certain immigrants with temporary protective status a path to citizenship.
3/18/2021

PASSED

247-174

H.R. 1603 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 YES Please see my statement on this bill from last Congress here.
3/19/2021

PASSED

246-175

H.R. 1868 To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes. NO Makes several budgetary and technical changes to provisions under Medicare, Medicaid, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to prevent across-the-board spending cuts. 

 

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 What it means for you and your family
3/16/2021

PASSED

415-3

H.R. 1799 PPP Extension Act of 2021 YES This bill, which I was a cosponsor on, extends the Paycheck Protection Program, which was established to support small businesses in response to the Coronavirus epidemic, through June 30, 2021. The program was set to expire on March 31, 2021.
3/16/2021

PASSED

345-73

H.R. 485  CAPTA YES This bill increases the focus on prevention efforts by first and foremost supporting families rather than separating them. This not only protects children from abuse and neglect, but it also protects taxpayer dollars by addressing the issue before more expensive interventions are necessary.  Stronger CAPTA also strengthens due process for parents and protects religious liberty, all while making other important changes to the law to protect children from real abuse and neglect.  While I have concerns about limited references to “sexual and gender minority youth”, the bill protects the rights of faith-based providers to make decisions about which parents and families to work with and specifically prohibits governmental discrimination against parents based on their religious beliefs.
3/17/2021

PASSED

413-12

H.R. 1085 To award three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 YES Awards three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
3/17/2021

PASSED

413-12

H.R. 1805 To amend the Clean Air Act to establish a tradable performance standard covering emissions from the electricity generation and industrial sectors, and for other purposes.   Amends the Clean Air Act to establish a tradeable performance standard covering emissions from the electricity generation and industrial sectors.
3/17/2021

PASSED

399-14

H.R. 1651 COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act of 2021 YES Extends the sunset period for small business owners given bankruptcy relief under the CARES act.
3/17/2021

PASSED

384-38

H.R. 1652 VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 YES Funds  the Crime Victims Fund and waive matching requirements. Previously the fund was replenished with judgements from DOJ prosecutions, but increasing use of deferred prosecution agreements have left this funding in doubt.
3/17/2021

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 1112 Protect Democracy in Burma Act of 2021 YES Requires a report from the Secretary of State on the military coup in Burma.
3/19/2021

PASSED

398-14

H. Res. 134 Condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military detention of civilian leaders, calling for the release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in Parliament to resume their duties, and for other purposes. YES Condemns the military coup that took place in Burma.

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