My Votes – Week of March 2nd

Mar 07, 2020
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
3/5/2020

PASSED

230-171

H.R. 1140  Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020   I missed this vote because I was traveling to the Washington Emergency Operations Center for the coronavirus outbreak with Vice President Pence and the Washington Congressional Delegation. I would have voted NO H.R. 1140 repeals many of the special status of TSA employees. The current system provides needed flexibility to quickly and efficiently adjust the TSA workforce to respond to emerging threats or national emergencies. This bill would hurt America’s ability to defend against terrorist threats. 

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
3/2/2020

PASSED

355-0

H.R. 5003  Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act YES This bill would prohibit debt collectors from lying to service members that failure to cooperate with a debt collector will result in a reduction of rank, a revocation of security clearance, or military prosecution and also prohibit collectors from communicating with a servicemember’s superiors in the chain of command.
3/2/2020

PASSED

356-0

H.R. 5932 Ensuring Chinese Debt Transparency Act of 2020 YES H.R. 5932  increases transparency into Chinese debt obligations for developing nations. There are concerns that China is trapping developing nations in a cycle of predatory debt. 
3/2/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 5931 Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020 YES Requires a review of the effects of Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance policies, practices and products on small-dollar mortgage lending in order to improve support for small dollar mortgages.
3/2/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.R. 4351 Yes In My Backyard Act YES Requires certain guarantees under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to submit a plan to track discriminatory land use policies. 
3/3/2020

PASSED

378-7

H.Res. 387 Condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic and supporting efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the conflict YES This resolution condemns acts committed by several armed groups that have arisen since the overthrow of the government of the Central African Republic and calls for a permanent political solution to the conflict in the country.
3/3/2020

PASSED

374-16

H.R. 4508 Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act YES This bill, named after Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai, expands the number of scholarships available to Pakistani women under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program.
3/3/2020

PASSED

VOICE

H.Res. 230 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children YES This resolution condemns violence and abuse against children around the world, specifically targeting the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Yemen. 
3/4/2020

PASSED

415-2

H.R. 6074 Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 YES This legislation provides emergency funding to combat the spread of the Coronavirus across the US.
3/4/2020

PASSED

415 – 0 

S. 1678 Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 YES This bill expresses support for Taiwan’s diplomatic alliances around the world and opposes increased Chinese threats to Taiwan.

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