My Votes – Week of March 7th

Mar 14, 2022
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.

3/9/22

H.R.2471

Consolidated Appropriations Act – Security Division 1

Passed  |  361-69
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill contains important provisions like preserving funding for President Trump’s Border Wall, additional funding to help replenish Israel’s Iron Dome after attacks by Hamas last year, a 2.7% pay raise for our troops, increased funding for ICE to help secure our border, and critical funding to aid Ukraine in its defense against Russia.


3/9/22

H.R.2471

Consolidated Appropriations Act – Non-Security Division 2

Passed  |  260-171-1
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

I voted against this portion of the omnibus bill due to concerns about the funding levels that Democrats demanded in the bill. This bill also included several concerning provisions, like more funding with no accountability for the NIH and concerning cybersecurity language that was put into the bill at the last minute.


3/9/22

H.R.6968

Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act

Passed  |  414-17
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill shows our unity with the Ukrainian people and resolute determination to isolate Russia economically following Putin’s vicious invasion of Ukraine.This legislation will ban Russian energy imports, press for Russia to be expelled from the World Trade Organization (WTO), and hold human rights abusers accountable.


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.

3/7/2022

H.R. 5615

Homeland Security Capabilities Preservation Act

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This legislation directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to submit to Congress a plan to make federal assistance available to certain urban areas that previously received Urban Area Security Initiative funding to preserve homeland security capabilities related to acts of terrorism.


3/7/2022

H.R. 5616

DHS Basic Training Accreditation Improvement Act

Passed  |  390-33
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill approves homeland security measures to help cities improve the quality of training for DHS officers and help States secure needed cybersecurity education and training.


3/7/2022

S. 658

National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021

Passed  |  403-19
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill allows the Department of Homeland Security to work together with a council composed of nonprofit entities to develop, update, and deliver cybersecurity training in support of homeland security.


3/8/22

H.R.5681

Shadow Wolves Enhancement Act

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill allows officers to be reclassified as special agents, giving them the authority to patrol, investigate, and interdict activities along the U.S. southern border.


3/8/22

H.Con.Res. 70

Condemning threats of violence against historically Black colleges and universities

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This resolution condemns the bomb threats at Historically Black Colleges and Universities on multiple days this past year.


3/8/22

H.Res. 881

Condemning the heinous terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022.

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This resolution condemns the terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, which occurred on January 15, 2022. It also expresses support for the affected community, commends the actions of law enforcement and emergency responders, and reaffirms a commitment to combat hate, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and violence against Jewish Americans.

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