My Votes – Week of October 30th

Nov 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.

11/1/23

H.Res. 773

Providing for the expulsion of George Santos

Failed  |  213-179
My Vote  |  NO

I voted against this resolution because I have serious concerns about the precedent it would set. With that said, I do believe Rep. George Santos’ actions are unbecoming of a member of Congress. The House Ethics Committee is expected to release more  information on their investigation in the coming weeks, and I look forward to reviewing their recommendations before determining next steps.


11/1/23

H.R. 4364

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes

Passed  |  214-197
My Vote  |  YES

This joint resolution would have terminated the national emergency declared by President George W. Bush on May 22, 2003, which is in place to enforce sanctions on hostile actors.


11/1/23

H. Res. 829

On Motion to Table Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for antisemitic activity, sympathizing with terrorist organizations, and leading an insurrection at the United States Capitol Complex

Passed  |  222-186
My Vote  |  NO

I voted against tabling the resolution to censure Rep. Tlaib because I believe her comments were deeply anti-Semetic and unbecoming of a Member of Congress.


11/2/23

H.R. 6126

Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024

Passed  |  226-196
My Vote  |  YES

This bill provides funding for our closest ally in the Middle East so they can defend themselves against the evil acts committed by Hamas.


11/3/23

H.R. 4821

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for FY, 2024, and for other purposes

Passed  |  213-203
My Vote  |  YES

This bill funds the Department of the Interior and other important government agencies.


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.

11/1/23

H.R. 340

Hamas and Other Palestinian Terrorist Groups International Financing Prevention Act

Passed  |  363-46
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires that the president submit an annual report to Congress over the next three years identifying entities that assist these terrorist organizations and requires heavy sanctions be imposed on those entities, eliminating valuable sources of funding for terrorist organizations.


11/1/23

H. Res. 559

Declaring it is the policy of the United States that a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran is not acceptable

Passed  |  354-53
My Vote  |  YES

This bill reaffirms that it is the policy of the United States (1) to use all means necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and (2) to support the freedom of action of partners and allies to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.


11/2/23

H. Res. 798

Condemning the support of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations at institutions of higher education, which may lead to the creation of a hostile environment for Jewish students, faculty, and staff

Passed  |  396-23
My Vote  |  YES

This bill condemns the support of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations at higher education institutions that are creating a hostile environment for Jewish students, faculty, and staff.


11/3/23

H.R. 3774

Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act

Passed  |  342-69
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation establishes heavy sanctions to restrict Iran’s ability to export oil and deny them the funds they have been using to further its nuclear capabilities, support terrorist proxies throughout the Middle East, and openly oppress the Iranian people.


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