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January 2017

 

Vote Explanation for H. Res.5 – Adopting Rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress

Vote Explanation for H.R. 21 – Midnight Rules Relief Act

Vote Explanation for H.Res.11 – Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes

Vote Explanation for H.R. 26 – Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 79 – Helping Angels Lead our Startups (HALOS) Act

Vote Explanation for H.R.5 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R.78 – SEC Regulatory Accountability Act

Vote Explanation for H.R.238 – Commodity End-User Relief Act

Vote Explanation for S. 84 – To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces

Vote Explanation for S.Con.Res.3 – A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026

December 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5892 – Midnight Rules Relief Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6392 – Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for Concurring in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment to H.R. 34 – The 21st Century Cures Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5143 – Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for S. 612 – Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

Vote Explanation for Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 – Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017

November 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5711 – No U.S. Financing for Iran Act

October 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3590 – Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5461 – Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5719 – Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5303 – Water Resources for Development Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 6094 – Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act

Vote Explanation for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5325 – Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 954 – CO-OP Consumer Protection Act

 

September 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5063  –  Stop Settlements Slush Funds Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5226 – Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2357 – Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2015 and H.R. 5424 – Investment Advisors Modernization Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2357 – Vote Explanation for H.R. 5351 – To prohibit the transfer or any individual detained at United States Naval Station

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2357 – Vote Explanation for H.R. 1994 – VA Accountability Act

Vote Explanation for the Veto Message of the President for S. 2040 – Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

July 2016

Vote Explanation for S. 764  –  GMO Labeling Requirements Act

Vote Explanation for S. 304  –  Conscience Protection Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4768  – Separation of Powers Restoration Act

Vote Explanations for Anti-Iran Deal Bills

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5538  –  Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment & Related Agencies Appropriation Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4361  –  Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1270  –  Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5485  –  Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act

June 2016

Three Bills to Protect the Status Quo Instead of our Environment

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5293  – Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5053  –  Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5325  –  Fiscal Year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5278  –  Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5055  –  Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

May 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 897 — Zika Vector Control Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5233 — Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for D.C. Home Rule Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 5243  –  Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4974  –  Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs & Related Agencies Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4909  –  Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Vote Explanations for H.R. 4641 and H.R. 5046 – Opioid Reduction Acts

April 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4901 — Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization (SOAR) Act

Vote Explanation for H.J.RES. 88 — Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term “Fiduciary”

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4498  – Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act

Vote Explanations for H.R. 4890 and H.R. 3724 – IRS Customer Service and Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act

Vote Explanations for H.R. 4885 and H.R. 1206 – IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending and No Hires for Delinquent IRS Acts

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2666  – No Rate Regulation for Broadband Internet Access Act

Vote Explanations for H.R. 3791 and H.R. 3340 – Consolidating assets threshold and Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act

March 2016

Vote Explanation for H.Res. 639  – on authorizing Speaker Ryan to submit an amicus brief on behalf of the House
Vote Explanation for H.R. 3624 – The Fraudulent Joinder Act
Vote Explanation for H.R. 3716  –  Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers from Medicaid and CHIP Act
Vote Explanation for H.R. 2406 – Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015

February 2016

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3293 – Scientific Research in the National Interest Act
Vote Explanation for H.R. 3442 – Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015
Vote Explanations for H.R.
Vote Explanation for H.R. 3700 – Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015
Vote Explanation for H.R. 3662 – Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act
Vote Explanation for the Veto Override of H.R.

January 2016

Vote Explanation for S.J.Res.22 – Providing Congressional Disapproval for the Clean Water Act Rule
Vote Explanation for H.R. 1644 – STREAM Act

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