My Votes – Week of November 13th

Nov 28, 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.

11/13/23

H. Res. 863

Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors

Passed  |  209-201
My Vote  |  NO

Secretary Mayorkas has failed to maintain operational control over the southern border and has been derelict in his duty as DHS Secretary. I voted against the motion to refer impeachment back to the Homeland Security  Committee, which unfortunately passed and prevented the resolution from receiving a vote on the House floor.


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.

11/13/23

H.R. 1105

Debbie Smith Act

Passed  |  405-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reauthorizes through FY2029 the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, which provides grants to state and local governments to improve and expand the collection and analysis of DNA evidence, including evidence in sexual assault kits.


11/13/23

H.R. 593

To rename the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Hinesville, Georgia, as the “John Gibson, Dan James, William Sapp, and Frankie Smiley VA Clinic”.

Passed  |  409-0 (1 Present)
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Hinesville, Georgia as the John Gibson, Dan James, William Sapp, and Frankie Smiley VA Clinic.


11/13/23

H.R. 1505

No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act of 2023

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill prohibits U.S. courts and agencies from validating trademarks confiscated by the Cuban government


11/13/23

H.R. 3496

To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions which were formerly classified to chapters 14 and 19 of title 25, United States Code, and to correct related technical errors.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill updates references in Title 25 of the U.S. Code to reflect changes in 2016.


11/13/23

H.R. 3506

To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 20, and title 43, United States Code, and to correct related technical errors.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill makes technical amendments to the U.S. Code to revise references to statutory provisions reclassified to Title 7 (Agriculture), Title 20 (Education), and Title 43 (Public Lands).


11/13/23

H.R. 3578

To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions reclassified to title 34, United States Code, and to correct related technical errors.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill makes technical amendments to the U.S. Code to revise references to statutory provisions reclassified to Title 34 (Crime Control And Law Enforcement).


11/13/23

H.R. 3571

To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code, title 50, United States Code, and title 52, United States Code, and to correct related technical errors.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill makes technical amendments correcting errors in various titles of the U.S. Code.


11/13/23

H.R. 786

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide an additional place for holding court for the Pecos Division of the Western District of Texas, and for other purposes.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill adds Alpine to the list of places where court must be held in the Pecos Division of the Western District of Texas. The bill also adds Mount Vernon to the list of places where court must be held in the Western District of Washington. Updating the law to remove this bureaucratic hurdle will streamline court proceedings by facilitating more cases in additional areas of our state.


11/13/23

H. Res. 848

Encouraging the connecting of members of the Armed Forces in the United States to support structures necessary to transition from the battlefield.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution reinforces the importance of connecting veterans with resources to help treat the invisible scars of war and prevent veteran suicide.


11/14/23

H.R. 6363

Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024

Passed  |  336-95
My Vote  |  YES

While passing a short-term government funding bill is never the best solution, this bill gives us the time we need to finish passing strong, fiscally-responsible bills that will rein in out of control spending and deliver conservative wins for Eastern Washington.

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