My Votes – Week of May 25th
**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
|What it means for you and your family
|Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020
|This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase the rates of veterans’ disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.
|Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020
|S. 3414 authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out specified major medical facility projects during FY2020. The bill also indicates the maximum amount that can be spent on each project.
|To amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs
|This bill excludes certain appointed positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from current executive schedule salary caps, which is needed to ensure our Veterans get the best care as they deserve.
|Requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make information regarding economic relief measures implemented in response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus) publicly available. This could lead to the harassment of businesses that received assistance during the pandemic.
|Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, as amended
|Modifies provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program implemented in response to COVID-19. I was a cosponsor of this legislation.
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