My Votes – Week of May 14

May 18, 2018
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
FAILED

5/18/18

198 – 213

H.R. 2   Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Yes This bill would have provided certainty and stability to Eastern Washington farmers so they can continue to feed our community. It also would have made sensible reforms to federal nutrition programs to allow for a better future for work-capable adults who have found themselves on the sidelines but want to join our booming economy by coming back into the workforce.
PASSED

5/16/18

382 – 35

H.R. 5698 Protect and Serve Act of 2018 Yes This bill allows for federal prosecution of individuals who knowingly assault a law enforcement officer causing serious bodily injury. Under current law, no federal penalty exists to punish the specific targeting of state and local law enforcement officers, when the conduct occurs within federal jurisdiction. This bill will help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers, who have been increasingly targeted by violent attackers.
PASSED

5/9/18

347 – 70

S. 2372 VA MISSION Act of 2018 Yes This bill strengthens and improves the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system for the benefit of the nation’s veterans. The bill consolidates VA’s multiple community care programs and authorities and provides funding for the Choice Program for a year.

 

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  
PASSED

5/15/18

377 – 1

H.R. 4854 Justice Served Act of 2018 Yes  
PASSED

5/15/18

378 – 0

H.R. 613 Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 Yes  
PASSED

5/16/18

407 – 0

S. 35 Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act Yes  
PASSED

5/15/18

H.R. 5242      School Resource Officer Assessment Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/15/18

H.R. 4895 Medgar Evers National Monument Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/15/18

H.Res. 285 Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/15/18

H.R. 2991 Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/15/18

S. 1285 Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/15/18

H.R. 1417 National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act   Passed by voice

 

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