My Votes – Week of November 6th

Nov 14, 2023


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.


H.Res. 845

Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the State of Israel

Passed  |  234-188 (4 Present)
My Vote  |  YES

This bill censures Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her dangerous, anti-Semitic remarks that have no place in Congress.


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.


H.R. 359

 Fort San Geronimo Preservation Act

Passed  |  359-24
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would establish the Fort San Jerónimo del Boquerón as an affiliated area of the National Park System. Fortin de San Gerónimo, and the adjacent Fort of San Antonio, played an important role in San Juan’s defense against British attack in 1797.


H.R. 1607

To clarify jurisdiction with respect to certain Bureau of Reclamation pumped storage development, and for other purposes

Passed  |  384-1
My Vote  |  YES

This bill transfers National Forest System land near the Salt River in Arizona to the Bureau of Reclamation in order to expand the area and allow for development of hydropower pumped storage projects in the area.


H.R. 3488

To amend chapter 3081 of title 54, United States Code, to enhance the protection and preservation of America’s battlefields

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill further helps protect America’s historic battlefields.


H.R. 1318

Women’s Suffrage National Monument Location Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reinstates the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s right to pursue land claims in Oregon.


H.R. 2717

Hershel Woody Williams National Medal of Honor Monument Location Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill allows commemorative work honoring Medal of Honor recipients to be located near the Lincoln Memorial. President Lincoln established the Medal of Honor award in 1862.

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