My Votes – Week of November 29th

Dec 07, 2021
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.

12/2/2021

H.R. 6119

Further Extending Government Funding Act

Passed  |  221-212
My Vote  |  No (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

Democrats, who control the House, the Senate, and the White House, have failed to do their job once again. It’s unrealistic to expect Republicans to negotiate on appropriations bills while Democrats continue to push for huge domestic spending increases through their reconciliation package. With our national debt skyrocketing and inflation at the highest levels in thirty years, we cannot afford to think about appropriations bills in isolation. I hope that in the new year we can make progress finalizing bills that include strong support for our National Defense, long-standing pro-life protections, and resources to address the ongoing crisis at the border.


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.

11/30/2021

H.R. 951

Maternal Vaccination Act

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill will provide funding for a public and provider awareness campaign to promote maternal and child vaccinations


11/30/2021

H.R. 5608

Chronic Wasting Diseases Management Act

Passed  |  VOICE
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This legislation will support management efforts and research to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is a contagious, neurological disease affecting cervids – deer, elk and moose – that is always fatal.


11/30/2021

H.R. 550

Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021

Passed  |  294-130
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill supports modernization of state-driven Immunization Information Systems, which public health officials utilize to prevent and address serious disease outbreaks. It also puts important guardrails on these state-driven systems to ensure the Biden administration cannot hijack federal funding or create a federal vaccine registry.


11/30/2021

H.R. 4026

Social Determinants of Health Data Analysis

Passed  |  399-28
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill will help states and communities devise strategies to better leverage existing programs and authorities to improve the health and well-being of those participating in Medicaid by creating an inter-agency social determinants council and providing planning grants and technical assistance to state, local and Tribal governments to help them devise innovative, evidence-based approaches to coordinate services and improve outcomes and cost-effectiveness.


12/1/2021

H.R. 2685

Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act

Passed  |  404-19
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency within the Commerce Department, to submit to Congress a comprehensive report examining the cybersecurity of existing wireless networks (2G, 3G, and 4G) and vulnerabilities to cyberattacks and surveillance by adversaries.


12/1/2021

H.R. 4045

FUTURE Networks Act

Passed  |  394-27
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish a cybersecurity literacy campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of cybersecurity risks among the American public, including best practices for preventing cyberattacks.


12/1/2021

H.R. 4055

American Cybersecurity Literacy Act

Passed  |  408-17
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill directs the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish a cybersecurity literacy campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of cybersecurity risks among the American public, including best practices for preventing cyberattacks.


12/1/2021

H.R. 5720

Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act

Passed  |  422-4
My Vote  |  YES (the Congressional record reflects my support to this bill)

This bill requires online publication of financial disclosure reports for federal judges and mandates that federal judges submit periodic transaction reports for certain securities transactions. Following reporting in the Wall Street Journal that more than 130 federal judges heard cases in which they or their families held stock in a company involved in the case, this legislation will strengthen judicial ethics and transparency and restore trust in the nation’s courts.


12/2/2021

H.R. 2930

Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021

Passed  |  364-57
My Vote  |  NO (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

The United States is a signatory to the UNESCO 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transport of Ownership of Cultural Property, which can be used to request other countries to restrict the import of cultural property and facilitate repatriation process. Although the United States has enacted domestic laws to aid other countries in protecting their cultural property, it has not passed a domestic law to protect tribal cultural heritage items.This legislation will fill this void and allow the United States to strengthen its ability to protect tribal cultural heritage and return items to Tribes that are found overseas.

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