My Votes – Week of September 18th

Sep 27, 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.

09/19/23

H.R. 2670

Motion to go to conference on National Defense Authorization Act

Passed  |  393-27
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would authorize appropriations for all military activities and the Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 24.


09/19/23

H.R. 2670

Motion to close portions of conference

Passed  |  401-19
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would authorize appropriations for all military activities and the Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 24.


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.

09/18/23

H.R. 3981

Isakson-Roe Education Oversight Expansion Act

Passed  |  410-0
My Vote  |  I was not present in the chamber during this vote.

This bill rolls out the red carpet for armed servicemembers by enhancing and expanding education benefits and programs for veterans, enlisted active duty, families and survivors.


09/18/23

S. 475

A bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Gallup, New Mexico, as the Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura VA Clinic.

Passed  |  409-0
My Vote  |  I was not present in the chamber during this vote.

This bill designates the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Gallup, New Mexico as the Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic or the Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura VA Clinic.


09/18/23

H.R. 663

Native American Child Protection Act

Passed  |  378-32
My Vote  |  I was not present in the chamber during this vote.

This bill reauthorizes programs related to the prevention, investigation, treatment, and prosecution of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect involving Native American children and families.


09/19/23

S. 112

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to strengthen benefits for children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida, and for other purposes

Passed  |  422-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill strengthens benefits for the children of Vietnam Veterans born with spina bifida.


09/20/23

H.R. 1530

Veterans Benefits Improvements Act

Passed  |  423-0
My Vote  |  YES

This bill makes several improvements to the VA’s claims process for veterans, improving care for former servicemembers in Eastern Washington and across the country.


09/20/23

H.R. 2872

To amend the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 to allow the Secretary of the Interior to issue electronic stamps under such Act, and for other purposes

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill amends the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 to allow for electronic stamps for the purpose of directly benefiting waterfowl conservation.


09/20/23

H.R. 3371

Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act

Passed  |  Passed By Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to complete all actions necessary to place approximately 40 acres of land in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota into restricted fee status for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.


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