My Votes – Week of November 27th

Dec 01, 2023
Votes

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.

11/28/23

H.R. 4668

To amend the Small Business Act to require the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to publish guidance documents for certain rules

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Small Business Administration’s Office of the National Ombudsman to include hyperlinks on its website to any guidance that sets forth policy related to a rule covered by a small entity compliance guide.


11/28/23

H.R. 4670

To amend the Small Business Act to require reporting on additional information with respect to small business concerns owned and controlled by women, qualified HUBZone small business concerns, and small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Small Business Administration to report additional information related to (1) small businesses owned and controlled by women, (2) qualified HUBZone small businesses, and (3) small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.


11/28/23

H.R. 5427

To prohibit individuals convicted of defrauding the Government from receiving any assistance from the Small Business Administration

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some bad actors saw an opportunity to take advantage of the government trying to help those who needed it most. They filled out fake loan applications, pretended to run businesses they didn’t own, and stole more than $200 billion in taxpayer dollars intended to help businesses. This bill makes sure this never happens again by permanently banning anyone convicted of defrauding the government for a pandemic-era small business loan from ever receiving one in the future.


11/28/23

H.R. 4480

To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report on the veterans interagency task force, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to report on access to credit for small business concerns owned and controlled by covered individuals

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires (1) the Small Business Administration to report on the veterans interagency task force; and (2) the Government Accountability Office to report on access to credit for small businesses owned and controlled by veterans, reservists, or their spouses.


11/28/23

H. Res. 793

Calling on Hamas to immediately release hostages taken during October 2023 attack on Israel

Passed  |  414-0
My Vote  |  YES

It’s been nearly two months since Hamas unleashed their reign of terror on Israel, slaughtering 1,200 innocent people and taking 240 hostages. Thankfully, more than 80 of those held against their will in Gaza have been returned home to their families in recent days. Unfortunately, this nightmare is not over yet, as the safe return of all other hostages is far from guaranteed, which is why I joined my colleagues in passing this resolution to demand the safe return of ALL hostages.


11/28/23

H. Res. 888

Reaffirming the State of Israel’s right to exist

Passed  |  412-1 (1 Present)
My Vote  |  YES

Israel has a right to exist. With this resolution we sent a strong message that the People’s House will not waiver. We will stand with our ally today, tomorrow, and always.


11/28/23

H. Res. 683

Expressing support for the diplomatic relations required to encourage the Government of Mexico to fulfill its water deliveries on an annual basis to the United States under the treaty between the United States and Mexico regarding the utilization of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution expresses support for the diplomatic relations required to encourage the government of Mexico to make annual water deliveries to the United States.The resolution also acknowledges that farmers in south Texas are experiencing water shortages.


11/28/23

H.R. 4666

To require the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration to submit a quarterly report on fraud relating to certain COVID-19 loans.

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some bad actors saw an opportunity to take advantage of the government trying to help those who needed it most. They filled out fake loan applications, pretended to run businesses they didn’t own, and stole more than $200 billion in taxpayer dollars intended to help businesses. 

This bill would help crack down on this waste, fraud, and abuse by requiring the Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General to report quarterly about fraud cases involving certain COVID-19 loans.


11/28/23

H.R. 4667

RECLAIM Taxpayer Fraud Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

Billions of taxpayer dollars intended to help businesses and support our economy through the COVID-19 pandemic have gone completely unspent. This waste must stop, which is why I helped pass this bill to claw back any money that was unused and return it to the American people.

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