My Votes – Week of October 18th

Oct 28, 2021
Press
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.

10/21/2021

H.R. 730

Recommending that the House of Representatives find Stephen K. Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Passed  |  229-202
My Vote  |  No (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

The events that took place in our nation’s capital on January 6th were disgraceful and un-American. The criminals who breached and defaced our Capitol Building not only put people’s lives in danger, they threatened the very values we hold dear as Americans. Thanks to the Department of Justice – and the incredible work of state and local law enforcement – more than 684 people responsible for this assault have been arrested, and I fully support prosecuting every individual who acted illegally to the fullest extent of the law. Unfortunately, I have concerns that the Commission is duplicating, and in some cases impeding, the ongoing investigation of the events of and surrounding January 6, 2021.


10/22/2021

H.R. 3110

PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

Passed  |  276-149
My Vote  |  No (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

This bill would place a one-size-fits-all mandate on job creators that does not take into account the unique circumstances of many employers and employees.


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.

10/19/2021

H.R. 1029

Free Veterans from Fees Act

Passed  |  421-3
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This timely bill waives the application fee for any special use permit solely for a veterans special event at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs. Veterans shouldn’t have to pay to hold events on the public lands of the nation they defended.


10/19/2021

H.R. 4089

Darren Drake Act

Passed  |  379-51
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

To prevent terrorist attacks using vehicles as weapons and ramming them into crowds, this bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate best practices for vehicle rental companies and dealers to report suspicious behavior to law enforcement at the point of sale of a rental vehicle.


10/19/2021

H.R. 4369

National Centers of Excellence in Advanced and Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2021

Passed  |  368-56
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to designate qualified institutions of higher education as National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and to provide grants to the centers.


10/20/2021

H.R. 1508

Guidance Clarity Act of 2021

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Requires federal agencies to state on the first page of guidance documents that such guidance does not have the force and effect of law, and  is intended only to provide clarity to the public about existing legal requirements or agency policies. Excluded from this requirement is guidance directed to the issuing agency or other agency that is not intended to have a substantial effect on the behavior of regulated parties, as well as internal executive branch legal advice or opinions addressed to executive branch officials.


10/20/2021

H.R. 1170

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 League in Irvine, California, as the “Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Freond Memorial Post Office Building

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 League in Irvine, California, as the “Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend Memorial Post Office Building.”


10/20/2021

H.R. 3210

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1905 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado, as the “Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1905 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado, as the “Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building.”


10/20/2021

H.R. 767

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Fulton Street in Middletown, New York, as the “Benjamin A. Gilman Post Office Building.”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Fulton Street in Middletown, New York, as the “Benjamin A. Gilman Post Office Building.”


10/20/2021

H.R. 3419

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Meserole Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Joseph R. Lentol Post Office.”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Meserole Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Joseph R. Lentol Post Office.”


10/20/2021

H.R. 1444

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 132 North Loudoun Street, Suite 1 in Winchester, Virginia, as the “Patsy Cline Post Office.”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 132 North Loudoun Street, Suite 1 in Winchester, Virginia, as the “Patsy Cline Post Office.”

10/20/2021

H.R. 3175

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 135 Main Street in Biloxi, Mississippi, as the “Robert S. McKeithen Post Office Building.”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 135 Main Street in Biloxi, Mississippi, as the “Robert S. McKeithen Post Office Building.”


10/20/2021

H.R. 2044

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 17 East Main Street in Herington, Kansas, as the “Captain Emil J. Kapaun Post Office Building.”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 17 East Main Street in Herington, Kansas, as the “Captain Emil J. Kapaun Post Office Building.”


10/20/2021

H.R. 4611

DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021

Passed  |  412-2
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

To ensure our national security and prevent foreign countries from spying on communications, this bill requires the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security to issue guidance regarding new and existing contracts relating to the procurement of information and communications technology or services.


10/20/2021

H.R. 2379

State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2021

Passed  |  380-46
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill reauthorizes through FY2027 and expands the scope of the State Opioid Response Grant program that is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This program is an important tool in combating the opioid crisis in America.


10/20/2021

H.R. 654

Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act

Passed  |  395-30
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This authorizes the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, subject to certain limitations, to waive matching funds requirements applicable to certain grants for reducing substance use among youth.


10/20/2021

H.R. 3635

Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2021

Passed  |  397-22
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill makes changes to the administration and management of the Strategic National Stockpile by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services to transfer supplies from the stockpile to any federal departments or agencies under certain conditions. HHS must also ensure the contents of the stockpile remain in working order and may enter into maintenance service contracts to carry out this requirement.


10/20/2021

H.R. 3919

Secure Equipment Act of 2021

Passed  |  420-4
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish rules stating that it will no longer review or approve any authorization application for equipment that is on the list of covered communications equipment or services.


10/20/2021

H.R. 4032

Open RAN Outreach Act

Passed  | 410-17
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Provides outreach and technical assistance to small providers regarding Open RAN networks, a flexible and secure network.


10/20/2021

H.R. 4067

Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Act

Passed  | 397-29
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill directs the Federal Communications Commission to establish a council to make recommendations on ways to increase the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks.


10/20/2021

H.R. 4028

Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act

Passed  | 413-14
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This legislation requires the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, to report on and develop a whole-of-Government strategy with respect to the economic competitiveness of the information and communication technology supply chain.

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