My Votes – Week of October 2nd

Oct 07, 2023
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.

10/26/23

H.Res. 757

Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives to be vacant.

Passed  |  216-210
My Vote  |  NO

I did not support the motion to vacate because I believe we accomplished great things under Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s leadership. We secured a number of conservative wins to improve the lives of people in Eastern Washington, including passing legislation to lower energy costs, secure the southern border, and defend the rights of parents. We also defended constitutional freedoms and worked hard every day to hold the Biden administration accountable for their egregious overreaches targeting our right to bear arms, farmers, small businesses, and even the appliances we use in our homes. Vacating the speakers was counterproductive and is only delaying our work to deliver results for the American people.


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.

10/02/23

H.R. 4502

Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act

Passed  |  394-1
My Vote  |  YES

This bill expands the pool of eligible applicants to address shortages in federal cybersecurity positions.


10/02/23

H.R. 2379

Passed  |  390-0-1
My Vote  |  YES

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 616 East Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois, as the “Veterans of the Vietnam War Memorial Post Office”.

This bill designates the postal office on 616 East Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois as the “Veterans of the Vietnam War Memorial Post Office.”


10/02/23

H.R. 292

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24355 Creekside Road in Santa Clarita, California, as the “William L. Reynolds Post Office Building

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the post office at 24355 Creekside Road in Santa Clarita, California as the “William L. Reynolds Post Office Building.”


10/02/23

H.R. 996

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3901 MacArthur Blvd., in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the “Dr. Rudy Lombard Post Office

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the post office at 3901 MacArthur Blvd., in New Orleans, Louisiana as the “Dr. Rudy Lombard Post Office.”


10/02/23

H.R. 3944

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Church Street in Mount Vernon, Georgia, as the “Second Lieutenant Patrick Palmer Calhoun Post Office

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Church Street in Mount Vernon, Georgia as the “Second Lieutenant Patrick Palmer Calhoun Post Office.”


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