My Votes – Week of May 15th

May 26, 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.

05/17/2023

H.R. 2494

POLICE Act

Passed  |  255-175
My Vote  |  YES

This bill makes assaulting a law enforcement officer a deportable offense, holding bad actors accountable for their actions.


05/17/2023

H.R. 3091

Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act

Passed  |  232-198
My Vote  |  YES

This bill allows our police officers to purchase a retired handgun from the agency that issued the handgun to the officer.


05/17/2023

H. Res. 114

In the matter of George Santos

Passed  |  221-204, 7 Present
My Vote  |  YES

This vote referred a resolution requiring the expulsion of Representative George Santos to the House Committee on Ethics for consideration.


05/18/2023

H. Con. Res 40

Expressing support for local law enforcement officers and condemning efforts to defund or dismantle local law enforcement agencies

Passed  |  301-119, 3 Present
My Vote  |  YES

This concurrent resolution recognizes local law enforcement officers and condemns calls to defund or abolish the police.


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.

05/15/2023

H. Res 363

Expressing support for recognizing “National Police Week”

Passed  | 413-2
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reaffirms support for our law enforcement officers and all the important work the do to keep us all safe


05/15/2023

H.R. 3089

NDO Fairness Act

Passed  |  412-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reins in prosecutorial abuse and protects Americans’ communications data from executive branch overreach. 

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