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Recent Votes

Date Question Position Result
7/30/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 863 (Ocasio-Cortez) to H.R. 7617: To prohibit the use of funds for military recruitment via Twitch and e-sports activities.
Yea Failed
7/29/20 On Passage of the Bill in the House
H.R. 7327: Child Care for Economic Recovery Act
Yea Passed
7/29/20 On Passage of the Bill in the House
H.R. 7027: Child Care Is Essential Act
Yea Passed
7/29/20 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 7027: Child Care Is Essential Act Nay Failed
7/29/20 On the Resolution in the House
H.Res. 1067: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7617) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, and for other purposes.
Yea Passed
7/29/20 On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 1067: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7617) making appropriations for the Department ... Yea Passed
7/27/20 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House
S. 2163: Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act
Yea Passed
7/24/20 On Passage of the Bill in the House
H.R. 7608: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021
Yea Passed
7/24/20 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 7608: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021 Nay Failed
7/24/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 856 (Smith) to H.R. 7608: To reduce funding for the EPA Environmental programs and management to match the President's FY 21 budget request.
Nay Failed
7/24/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 854 (Tonko) to H.R. 7608: To prohibit funds from being used by the EPA to finalize, implement, or en force the proposed rule, Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter published in the Federal Register by the Env
Yea Agreed to
7/24/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 853 (Allen) to H.R. 7608: To reduce spending in Division C (Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies) by 5 percent.
Nay Failed
7/23/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 852 (Lowey) to H.R. 7608: Amendments en bloc comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 116-459 as en bloc No. 3: Nos. 15, 25, 36, 68, 74, 76, 77, 88, 89, 90, 95, 96, 101, 112, 120, and 124.
Nay Failed
7/23/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 851 (Lowey) to H.R. 7608: Amendments en bloc comprised of the following amendments printed in House Report 116-459 as en bloc No. 2: Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 39, 58, 61, 64, 65, 70, 72, 78, 83,
Yea Agreed to
7/23/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 849 (Allen) to H.R. 7608: To reduce spending in Division A (State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs) by 5 percent.
Nay Failed
7/23/20 On the Resolution in the House
H.Res. 1060: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7608) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, and for other purposes.
Yea Passed
7/23/20 On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 1060: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7608) making appropriations for the Department ... Yea Passed
7/22/20 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House
H.R. 7573: To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to r
Yea Passed
7/22/20 Concurring in the Senate Amendment in the House
H.R. 1957: Great American Outdoors Act
Yea Passed
7/22/20 On Concurring in the Senate Amdt with Amdt Specified in Section 4(b) of H. Res. 891 in the House
H.R. 2486: FUTURE Act
Yea Passed
7/22/20 On Concurring in the Senate Amdt with Amdt Specified in Section 4(a) of H. Res. 891 in the House
H.R. 2486: FUTURE Act
Yea Passed
7/21/20 On Passage of the Bill in the House
H.R. 6395: William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Yea Passed
7/21/20 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 6395: William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 Nay Failed
7/21/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 845 (Takano) to H.R. 6395: To close a federal loophole by making military education benefits such as Department of Defense Tuition Assistance count as federal educational assistance funds and limits the availability of federal funds for proprieta
Yea Agreed to
7/21/20 On the Amendment in the House
H.Amdt. 840 (Dean) to H.R. 6395: To provide up to $10,000 in immediate assistance to pay down the balance of private student loans. Furthermore, when borrower payments resume, the servicer would have to modify the loan to lower the monthly payment by re-
Yea Agreed to