My Votes – Week of March 4th

Mar 08, 2024


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.


H.R. 7511

Laken Riley Act

Passed  | 251-170
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would require anyone who has committed a theft-related crime while in the country illegally to be taken into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Had this common sense legislation been in place, the brutal killing of innocent college student Laken Riley could have been prevented. This law will prevent future killings and other harm to American citizens as well as assist in identifying illegal immigrants who have violated U.S. law and should be deported.


H.R. 2799

Expanding Access to Capital Act

Passed  | 212-205
My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands venture capital fund participation thresholds to help get more capital to new companies. This legislation will allow more of Eastern Washington to invest in our local economy and provide the opportunity for more economic growth in our communities.


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.


H.R. 3391

Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0

Passed  | 384-4
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would reauthorize federal funding for the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program, which supports pediatric research of life saving treatments and cures for childhood cancer.


H.R. 3838

Preventing Maternal Deaths Reauthorization Act

Passed  | 382-12
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation would provide federal support to address health disparities during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum while reducing maternal death rates. It is estimated that 80% of pregnancy related deaths are preventable, which is why this bill aims to address that issue so everyone considering starting a family can do so safely and with the best care available.


H.R. 3821

Firefighter Cancer Registry Reauthorization Act

Passed  | 413-7
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer through Fiscal Year 2028. This voluntary registry allows the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health to better understand and reduce cancers among firefighters. Our brave firefighters in Eastern Washington deserve the best resources available to treat illness, especially when related to their profession.


H.R. 3843

Action for Dental Health Act

Passed  | 391-32
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will reauthorize grants to address dental workforce needs, making sure that dentists in Eastern Washington have the ability to meet the needs of their community.

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