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December 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 477 — Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for the Motion to Table H.Res. 646 — Privileged Resolution to Impeach President Trump

Vote Explanation for H.R. 38 — Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3017 — Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1699 — Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 4182 — Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service (EQUALS) Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3905 — Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 849 — Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017

November 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1 — Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2874–21st Century Flood Reform Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3922 — CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2201 — Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act

October 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 469 — Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 732 — Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 36 — Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Vote Explanation for S. 585 — Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.Con.Res. 71 — Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3354 — Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3697 — Criminal Alien Gang Removal Act
Vote Explanation for Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 — Hurricane Harvey Supplemental, as Passed by the Senate

September 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3219 — Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3180 — Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

July 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R.3364 — Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

Vote Explanation for H.J.Res.111 — 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 “Arbitration Agreements”

Vote Explanation for H.R. 218 — King Cove Road Land Exchange Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2910 — Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2883 — Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2810 — National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

Vote Explanation for H.R. 23 — Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

June 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3004 — Kate’s Law

Vote Explanation for H.R. 3003 — No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1215 — Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2842 — Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1654 — Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1873 — Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2579 — Broader Options for Americans Act

Vote Explanation for S. 1094 — Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2581 — Verify First Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 10 — Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 2213 — Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017

May 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1761 — Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1973 — Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Exploitation Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 953 — Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1039 — Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1180 – Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1628 – America’s Health Care Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 244 – Vehicle for Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations

Vote Explanation for H. J.Res. 99 – Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

April 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1695 – Register of Copyrights Selection Accountability Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1343 – Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1431 – EPA Science Advisory Board Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act of 2017

March 2017

Vote Explanation for S.J. Res.34 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers and Broadband and Other Telecommunications Providers

Congressional Review Act (CRA) Vote Explanations

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1367 – To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1259 – VA Accountability First Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1301 – Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1004 – Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017

Vote Explanation for H.R. 1009 – OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act

Vote Explanation for H.R. 998 – Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessary and Burdensome (SCRUB Act)

February 2017

Vote explanation for H.R. 7 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Disclosure Act of 2017

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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