My Votes – Week of March 20th

Apr 25, 2023
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.

03/23/2023

Overriding the veto message on H.J. RES. 30

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights”

Failed  |  219-200
My Vote  |  YES

Your retirement savings are not a political football. The sole purpose of these accounts is to help you retire, not advance a political agenda you never asked to support. I voted yes on this resolution to override the president’s veto of the bipartisan H.J.Res 30 that would have protected your 401(k) from woke climate agendas.


03/24/2023

H.R. 5

Parents Bill of Rights Act

Passed  | 213-208
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation would put in place concrete legal protections to ensure parents always have a seat at the table when it comes to their child’s education. It guarantees that parents have the right to 1) know what their children are being taught; 2) be heard; 3) see the school budget and spending; 4) protect their child’s privacy; and 5) keep their children safe.


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.

03/22/2023

H.R. 1159

To amend the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020 to require periodic reviews and updated reports relating to the Department of State’s Taiwan Guidelines

Passed  | 404-7
My Vote  |  I was not present in the chamber during this vote.

This bill modifies an existing requirement for the Department of State to review and report on its guidance to federal agencies on the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. Current law requires the State Department to conduct a one-time review of its guidance governing relations with Taiwan and report to Congress on this review. Under this bill, the State Department must review that guidance and report to Congress every two years while the guidance is in effect.

The reports to Congress must (1) describe how the guidance takes into account certain considerations, such as the sense of Congress that Taiwan is governed by a representative government peacefully constituted through free and fair elections; and (2) identify opportunities and plans to lift self-imposed restrictions on relations with Taiwan.


03/22/2023

H.R. 1093

To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on implementation of the advanced capabilities pillar of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Passed  |  393-4
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of State to report on efforts to implement the advanced capabilities pillar of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States. One of the main goals is to develop joint military capabilities, making us all safer.


03/23/2023

H.R. 406

PARTNER with ASEAN Act

Passed  |  388-33
My Vote  |  YES

This bill establishes that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) shall be covered by the International Organizations Immunities Act, which provides immunities and privileges to certain international organizations, including immunity from certain lawsuits and exemption from property taxes.


03/24/2023

H.CON. RES. 25

Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust

Passed  |  405-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill allows Emancipation Hall to be used for a ceremony dedicated to the remembrance of Holocaust victims.

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