My Votes – Week of September 11th

Sep 25, 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.R. 1435

Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act

Passed  |  222-190
My Vote  |  YES

This bill blocks the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing waivers for regulations that ban the sale or use of new motor vehicles with internal combustion engines. Banning everything from gas-powered cars to furnaces and stoves – is chipping away at our freedoms and forcing families to purchase expensive alternatives they can’t afford and don’t want. This has to stop, which is why I helped pass the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act to send a clear message to Governor Inslee that his days of controlling people in our state are over.


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. 3152

Fight CRIME Act

Passed  |  403-8
My Vote  |  YES

The bipartisan Fight CRIME Act imposes mandatory sanctions on anyone involved in the supply, sale, transfer of, or support for, Iran’s missile and drone programs ahead of the October 2023 expiration of the UN missile ban on Iran. This bill strengthens our homeland missile defense architecture to deter Iran’s growing ballistic missile capabilities.


H.R. 589


Passed  |  410-3
My Vote  |  YES

This legislation codifies three of President Trump’s executive orders which sanctioned the Supreme Leader’s office and his inner circle, as well as mandates sanctions for human rights abuses by the Iranian government. It also blocks the property and prohibits transactions with persons who commit, or threaten to commit to support terrorism.


H. Res. 492

Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights

Passed  |  413-2
My Vote  |  YES

This resolution condemns Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i religious minority and Iran’s continued violation of international human rights treaties.


H.R. 1567


Passed  |  406-4
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to submit accurate reports regarding hazardous fuels reduction activity, helping keep all of us safe from harmful chemicals.


H.R. 1450

Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act

Passed  |  By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will ensure our tribes and counties can fully participate in the Good Neighbor Authority program – an essential tool that enables cross-boundary forest management activities on overgrown, or fire-prone federal lands – by providing them with the ability to reinvest receipts in authorized restoration. It also allows them to perform restoration not just on federal lands, but also on lands approved under the project’s Good Neighbor Agreement.


H.R. 3389

Emergency Wildfire Fighting Technology Act of 2023

Passed  |  By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an evaluation with respect to the use of the container aerial firefighting system (CAFFS) to mitigate and suppress wildfires. As wildfires become more common in Eastern Washington legislation like this is essential to keep us safe.


H.R. 3324

To extend the authority to collect Shasta-Trinity Marina fees through fiscal year 2029.

Passed  |  415-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill extends through FY2029 the authority of the Department of Agriculture to collect and spend fees for a marina in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California.

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