My Votes – Week of September 20th

Sep 28, 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.

9/23/2021

H.R. 4350

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

Passed  |  316-113
My Vote  |  Yes

One of the most important functions of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. We can’t do that when we have planes that can’t fly and ships that can’t sail. This legislation provides $778 billion for our military for fiscal year 2022, which is an increase in funding over last year’s defense spending levels. The bill also includes a 2.7% pay raise for troops and an increase in their basic housing allowance (BAH) for service members in many areas of the country that have been hit hard by rapidly rising real estate prices. The bill also holds the Biden Administration accountable for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and keeps the RC-26B flying. 


9/24/2021

H.R. 3755 Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021ember 30, 2022, and for other programs

Passed  |   218-211
My Vote  |  No

I strongly oppose the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act. It’s not the will of the people. This may well be the most extreme piece of abortion legislation ever considered by the House of Representatives. This unprecedented federal intrusion would legalize abortion for any reason, at any stage of pregnancy, until birth, overriding pro-life laws and prohibiting states from enacting legislation that protects unborn children. It would also remove common sense protections for women and children like ensuring parental involvement for minors and protecting women from coercion and allow for discriminatory abortions on the basis of a baby’s sex, race, and disability including laws that protect babies with Down syndrome like my son Cole, who has been an immense gift and brings my family an immense amount of joy and love. As a fierce defender of life, I opposed this legislation.


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.

9/20/2021

H.R. 5293 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021

Passed  |  423-0
My Vote  |  Yes

Extends several VA programs through the next fiscal year, such as dental benefits and beneficiary travel pay.


9/20/2021

S. 189 Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021

Passed  |  423-0
My Vote  |  Yes

Provides for a cost-of-living adjustment to veterans benefits. 


9/23/2021

H.R. 5323 Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

Passed  |  420-9-2
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill provides $1 billion in supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense to provide to the government of Israel for the procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range rocket threats. Israel is one of our most important allies, and this missile defense system protects both Israelis and Palestinians from the effects of rocket attacks on Israel.


9/20/2021

H.R. 4172 To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the “Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be located in Aurora, Colorado, as the Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley Clinic to honor one of our nation’s heroes.


9/20/2021

H.R. 1281 To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gaylord, Michigan, as the “Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Gaylord, Michigan, as the Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic to honor one of our nation’s heroes.


9/20/2021

H.R. 3475 To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia, as the “Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic”

Passed  |  Voice
My Vote  |  Yes

This bill designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbus, Georgia, as the Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic to honor one of our nation’s heroes.


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