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This page contains explanations for Congressman Moulton’s votes on major bills that come before the House for a vote. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, the  Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives keeps a record of all votes on its website. Learn how to read the roll call information here

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July 2019

Vote Explanations for January — June 2019

June 2019

Vote Explanation for the Senate-amended H.R. 2157 —Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019

February 2019

Vote Explanation for H.R. 8 — Universal Background Checks Act and H.R. 1112 — Enhanced Background Check Act

January 2019

Vote Explanation for Motion to Recommit H.J. Res. 28 — Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act of 2019

December 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6784 — Manage our Wolves Act

Vote Explanations for H.R. 6757 and H.R. 6756 — Family Savings Act of 2018 and American Innovation Act of 2018

October 2018

Vote Explanation for H.Res. 1071 — Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens

Vote Explanation for the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157 — Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4606 — Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1635 — Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

September 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6311 — Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018

August 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6147 — FY19 Interior-Environment, Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 184 — Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.Con.Res. 119 — Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy

July 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 200 — Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6157 — Department of Defense FY19 Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.Res. 970 — Insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4239 — Stress Test Improvement Vote Explanation for H.R. 6136 — Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2083 — Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6 — SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4760 — Securing America’s Future Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5797 — IMD CARE Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6082 — Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2851 — Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.J.Res. 2 — Proposing a balanced budget Vote Explanation for H.R. 5735 — Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments (THRIVE) Demonstration Program Act to the Constitution of the United States

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5788 — Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5895 — Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs FY19 Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3 — Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 8 — Water Resources Development Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3249 — Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017

June 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5515 — National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

Vote Explanation for S. 2155 — Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2 — Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for S. 2372 — John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5698 — Protect and Serve Act of 2018

May 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5645 — Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2152 — Citizens’ Right to Know Act

Vote Explanation for S.J.Res. 57 — A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act”

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4 — FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4790 — Volcker Rule Regulatory Vote Explanation for H.R. 3144 — To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes Act

Vote Explanations for H.R. 5445–21st Century IRS Act and H.R. 5444 — Taxpayer First Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5192 — Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act

April 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4790 — Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act

Vote Explanation for H.J.Res. 2 — Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4239 — Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4061 — Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017

March 2018

 

Vote Explanation for the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5247 — Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4566 — Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4263 — Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1116 — Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4607 — Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act

February 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1865 — Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4296 — To place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate federal banking agency

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3299 — Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3978 — TRID Improvement Act of 2017

January 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1892 — Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Vote Explanation for S. 139 — Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Reauthorization

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4712 — Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Vote Explanation for Reopening Government and the 4th Continuing Resolution

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2954 — Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3326 — World Bank Accountability Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for S. 140 — To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund

2017

 

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