My Votes – Week of November 14

Dec 01, 2022


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.


S. 4524

Speak Out Act

Passed  |  315-109
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would make non-disclosure agreements (NDA) unenforceable when sexual harassment or assault has been alleged in violation of federal, tribal, or state law, notwithstanding any NDA that was signed prior to the misconduct. This will protect survivors of sexual assault or harrassment who wish to speak out.


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.


S. 3369

Max Cleland VA Medical Center Act

Passed  |  359-62
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Atlanta, Georgia as the Joseph Maxwell Cleland Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the Joseph Maxwell Cleland Atlanta VA Medical Center.


S. 4359

Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022

Passed  |  418-2
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta Regional Office in Georgia as the Senator Johnny Isakson Department of Veterans Affairs Atlanta Regional Office or the Isakson VA Atlanta Regional Office.


H.R. 2250

Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2021

Passed  |  414-2
My Vote  |  YES

This bill prohibits the VA from obligating funds for any major information technology project that begins after the bill is  enacted unless a report is submitted that includes information on the cost, schedule, and performance of the project, as generated by the business owner of the project.


H.R. 3630

Lymphedema Treatment Act

Passed  |  402-13
My Vote  |  YES

This bill provides Medicare coverage for lymphedema compression treatment items. This includes coverage for standard and custom fitted gradient compression garments and other approved items that are prescribed by a physician or other specified health care professional to treat lymphedema.


H.R. 5441

PAST Act of 2021

Passed  |  304-111

My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands regulations and enforcement regarding the practice of soring horses. This includes shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions by establishing a new system for inspecting horses for soring. Additionally, the bill increases penalties for violations.

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