My Votes – Week of January 15th

Jan 19, 2024
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.

1/18/24

H.R. 6198

Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act

Passed  |  214-208
My Vote  |  YES

Last year, the Biden administration proposed a rule at the Department of Health and Human Services that blocks states from funding pregnancy resource centers through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program. These centers exist to provide care and support for pregnant women looking for an alternative to abortion. This bill would end the Biden administration’s misguided rule targeting Pregnancy Resource Centers and help better protect the unborn.


1/18/24

H.R. 6914

Pregnant Students’ Rights Act

Passed  |  212-207
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would require institutions to inform pregnant students of their rights and resources on campus so they are supported in pursuing both motherhood and education. This life-affirming legislation will help save moms and babies and is a vital step toward creating a culture of life in this country.


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.

1/17/24

H.R. 5862

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to consolidate, modify, or reorganize Customs revenue functions.

Passed  |  403-9
My Vote  |  YES

This bill empowers the Department of Homeland Security to better enforce our trade laws and ensure American trade dominance. It does this by expanding the authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to consolidate, modify, or reorganize customs revenue functions.


1/17/23

H. Res. 957

Denouncing the Biden administration’s open-borders policies, condemning the national security and public safety crisis along the southwest border, and urging President Biden to end his administration’s open-borders policies.

Passed  |  225-187
My Vote  |  YES

President Biden’s handling of the southern border has been a complete and total failure. At every turn, the president has embraced far-left open-border policies like “catch and release,” ending President Trump’s remain in Mexico policy, and stopping construction of the border wall. This is entirely unacceptable, which is why I joined my colleagues in passing this resolution to condemn the president and his administration for their backward immigration policies and for creating a crisis that has made our country less safe and less secure.


1/18/24

H.R. 2872

Further Additional Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024

Passed  |  314-108
My Vote  |  YES

A government shutdown isn’t good for anyone. In fact, shutting down the government would only worsen the border crisis by undermining our national security, straining already thin resources and forcing border patrol agents to risk their lives without pay. This bill gives us more time to responsibly fund our government and deliver on conservative promises.


1/18/24

S. 3250

A bill to provide remote access to court proceedings for victims of the 1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Passed  |  413-7
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires federal courts to make remote access to certain criminal court proceedings available for victims of the bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988.


1/18/24

H.R. 1568

Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo manifests before public disclosure. H.R. 1568 helps better protect the private information of our service members while moving.


1/18/24

H.R. 3058

Recruiting Families Using Data Act of 2023

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

States are currently required to describe how they will recruit foster families that reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of kids in care, known as a diligent recruitment plan, to improve the retainment and quality of foster parents. This bill makes the diligent recruitment plan requirements more robust and requires states to use a data-driven approach for identifying potential foster parents. Additionally, it would encourage states to provide more opportunities for input from foster parents when creating these plans through foster parent advisory boards to improve the foster care system.


1/18/24

H.R. 3667

Social Security Child Protection Act of 2023

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill would allow children to receive new SSNs without having to wait for harm to occur.


1/18/24

H.R. 4250

PRESS Act

Passed  |  Passed by Voice
My Vote  |  YES

This bill will ensure effective freedom of the press by prohibiting abuse by government prosecutors seeking to extract confidential information and sources from reporters and their communications providers.


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