My Votes – Week of March 27th

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.

03/30/2023

H.R. 1

Lower Energy Costs Act

Passed  |  225-204
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation makes sure Americans have access to affordable, reliable energy.  H.R. 1 will drive down energy prices by 1) boosting energy production; 2) lifting regulatory burdens for the construction of more energy infrastructure; 3) cutting China out of our critical materials supply chains; and 4) lowering costs across the board. This bill will help us build a better and more secure future for everyone.


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.

03/27/2023

H.R. 1154

Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act

Passed  |  413-2
My Vote  |  YES

This bill authorizes the State Department to revoke passports of convicted organ traffickers.


03/27/2023

H.R. 1107

PRC Is Not a Developing Country Act

Passed  |  415-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of State to take actions that stop China from being classified as a developing country. This important step would make sure China is responsible for meeting international policy goals established by international organizations.

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