My Votes – Week of May 7

May 11, 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
PASSED

5/10/18

340 – 72

H.R. 3053 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 Yes After years of research and billions of dollars, it’s time to make Yucca Mountain a reality and ensure that our spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, like the waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site, is disposed of properly. For nuclear energy to be part of our ‘all of the above’ approach to energy, it’s important that any decisions be made with science and safety in mind — not politics.This bill will help meet that goal of responsible nuclear cleanup.
PASSED

5/9/18

221 – 197

H.R. 2152 Citizens’ Right to Know Act of 2017 Yes Currently, millions of dollars in federal grant money is provided annually to state and local pretrial release programs that allow criminal defendants to be released while awaiting trial.  However, recipients of these grants are not required to report to the Department of Justice on how these funds are used, and the types of individuals being released. This bill provides greater accountability by requiring states and localities receiving DOJ grants for pretrial release programs to report annually and denies funds to those who do not comply.
PASSED

5/9/18

230 – 185

H.R. 5645 Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 Yes Two separate agencies, the FTC and DOJ, enforce our nation’s antitrust laws and individually possess the power to challenge mergers or transactions that lessen competition or would create a monopoly. However, a different legal standard applies for each agency, when that agency seeks a preliminary injunction to stop the merger while litigation continues.  As a result, the success of a merger could depend entirely on which agency is challenging the transaction, which in turn is determined in an arbitrary manner. This bill resolves these concerns by creating a single legal standard and process for challenges to a proposed transaction.
PASSED

5/8/18

234 – 175

S.J.Res. 57 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act” Yes This bill rescinds the CFPB’s auto finance guidance issued in March, 2013. The guidance threatened to eliminate a dealer’s flexibility to offer consumers discounted auto loans. The guidance was issued without prior public comment, using flawed statistics and without analyzing the impact of its guidance on consumers. Rescinding this guidance will help to preserve discounts for consumers to keep auto loans accessible and affordable, improve competition, and provide more financing options of low-income Americans.

 

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.

Passage Bill #                     
Bill Title My Vote What it means for you and your family
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 4111 Spurring Business in Communities Act of 2017   Passed by voice

This is my legislation to support small business investment here in Eastern Washington. Small Business Investment Companies, or SBICs, play an important role in providing access to capital for startups and other small businesses. The only problem? There are currently none here in Washington state. My bill will help change that by making it easier for them to form here in our state, invest in people in our community, grow our local economy, and create jobs.

PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 3170 Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 4668 Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2017   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 4754         Change Order Transparency for Federal Contractors Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 1700 SCORE for Small Business Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 1680 Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 1702 Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 5236 Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/8/18

H.R. 4743 Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 4910 Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 4335 Servicemember Family Burial Act   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 1496 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4040 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, as the “Marvin Gaye Post Office”   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 4301 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina, as the “J. Elliott Williams Post Office Building”   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 4574 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the “Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building”   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 4722 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, as the “Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building”   Passed by voice
PASSED

5/7/18

H.R. 4840 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 East Franklin Street in Oviedo, Florida, as the “Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building”   Passed by voice

 

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