My Votes – Week of October 25th

Nov 29, 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.

10/26/2021

H.R. 2119

Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021

Passed  |  228-200
My Vote  |  No (the Congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

While I fully support Family Violence Prevention Services programs, this version of an historically bipartisan bill is flawed and would provide potential avenues for taxpayer-funded abortion, as well as violate the rights of religious organizations.


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.

10/25/2021

H.R. 4111

Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act

Passed  |  391-29
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to advocate for the fund to promote international standards and best practices with respect to sovereign debt contracts and to provide technical assistance to fund members.


10/25/2021

H.R. 2989

Financial Transparency Act of 2021

Passed  |  400-19
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill would require federal financial regulatory agencies to adopt specified data standards with respect to format, search ability, and transparency.


10/25/2021

H.R. 2265

Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of 2021

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

The bill helps protect senior citizens and minors from financial fraud.


10/25/2021

H.R. 5142

To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal, in commemoration to the servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, during the evacuation of citizens of the United States and Afghan allies at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and for other purposes.

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

This bill awards a Congressional Gold Medal to the brave men and women who gave their lives on August 26, 2021 while helping evacuate civilians from Afghanistan. These heroes deserve to be honored, and I’m glad Congress has taken the step of awarding them this medal.


10/27/2021

H.R. 5661

Continue State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act

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

This bill gives flexibility for states to assist older youth in foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


10/27/2021

H.R. 4035

Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021

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

This bill recognizes that veterans suffer unique challenges when it comes to mental illness and increased drug dependency due to the sacrifices they made for our country. It also makes sure all veterans are given help equally by amending the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to prioritize veterans court treatment programs that ensure equal access for racial and ethnic minorities, as well as women.


10/27/2021

S. 921

Jamie Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act

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

This legislation ensures individuals who have killed or attempted to kill federal officers or employees are brought to justice.


10/27/2021

S. 1502

COPS Counseling Act

Passed  |  424-3
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill sets forth requirements related to peer support counseling programs. A peer support counseling program is a program provided by a law enforcement agency that offers counseling services from a peer support specialist to a law enforcement officer of the agency.


10/27/2021

S. 1511

Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021

Passed  |  420-3
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to payments to certain public safety officers who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of personal injuries sustained in the line of duty.


10/28/2021

H.R. 5763

Further Surface Transportation Extension Act 0f 2021

Passed  |  358-59
My Vote  |  Yes (the Congressional record reflects my support of this bill)

This bill provides a needed extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs through December 3, 2021.

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