Puerto rico government

My votes – Week of November 15


SETTLEMENT OF INVOICES
A Rules Bill is a bill passed by a vote of the Plenary House under a rule that has been passed and approved by the Rules Committee. Bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote.

11/17/2021

H. Res. 789

Censorship representative Paul Gosar

Past | 223-207
my vote | No (the congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

I disagree with and disavow many statements and videos from Representative Paul Gosar. I also think it sets a dangerous precedent by allowing members of the opposing party to impose arbitrary sanctions that affect an elected official’s ability to serve their constituents. I hope Representative Gosar takes this seriously and considers the impact of his words and messages as a representative of his constituents and the House of the People.


19/11/2021

RH 5376

Rebuild Better Act

Past | 220-213
my vote | No (the congressional record reflects my opposition to this bill)

This multibillion dollar tax and spending frenzy is an unprecedented swerve towards more government control over our lives, which will burden our children with debt they will never be able to repay. While this process lacked transparency, the consequences couldn’t be clearer – more inflation, empty shelves and higher costs. This will lead to blackouts and unaffordable electricity bills, with soaring energy prices already hitting families hard this winter. Millionaires will receive $ 285 billion in tax relief on the backs of those struggling to make ends meet. Jobs will be destroyed, our defenses will be weakened and funding for hospitals to treat vulnerable patients will be slashed. Its socialist price control will also crush medical innovation and lead to fewer life-saving treatments. This is a reckless bill. At a time when families are battling record inflation, Democrats have overtaken socialism. It is not the will of the American people. This total government takeover of our lives is deeply anti-American and hurts working families in eastern Washington.


SUSPENSION INVOICES

A suspension bill is a bill passed by the House suspending the rules to act quickly, bypassing the House Rules Committee. Suspension bills are generally less controversial pieces of legislation, and because the rules are suspended, they require a higher threshold, two-thirds of the voters in the House, to pass. In addition, these bills are often passed by voice vote, without a formal roll call vote.

11/15/2021

S.1031

A bill requiring the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study of racial and ethnic disparities in certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess whether there are racial or ethnic disparities in compensation paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to veterans who suffer from a disability resulting from health problems or injuries sustained or aggravated during their stay. active military service. The bill would also require GAO to develop recommendations to improve data collection on these disparities, inform Congress of the results of the study, and submit a final report.


11/15/2021

S.894

Hire the 2021 Veterans Health Heroes Act

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program that will help actively recruit medical personnel, who are within a year of leaving military service, to remain in federal health care in departments like the GOES.


11/15/2021

HR 3665

Designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego, California as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and support the designation of a component of this medical center in honor of Kathleen Bruyere.

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill designates the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego, California as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The bill also expresses the sentiment of Congress that the VA should designate a prominent physical space within the Veterans Affairs Department’s Jennifer Moreno Medical Center to honor Kathleen Mae Bruyere.


11/15/2021

S. 1095

Col. John M. McHugh Survivors Tuition Fairness Act, 2021

Past | 424-0
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill will require public colleges and universities that receive GI Bill benefits to provide in-state tuition for students using the Dependent Education Assistance (DEA) program. The DEA program provides VA education benefits, including tuition, accommodation, and book allowances, to the children or spouse of a service member who is permanently and totally disabled due to a related disability. in service, died in active service before September 11, or dies of a service-related disability.


11/15/2021

HR 5671

Authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide seasonal flu shots to certain people and for other purposes.

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill authorizes the VA to provide influenza vaccines to VA health facilities.


11/16/2021

HR 4591

VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to report on the rapidly increasing costs of the Electronic Health Records Modernization Program, outlining all expenditures incurred by the program. This program is already grossly overpriced, and recent publications suggest that the cost overruns may be even greater than what has already been revealed.


11/16/2021

HR 5516

VITAL Assessment Act

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill improves mental health care for students who are veterans.


11/16/2021

HR 2433

Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This legislation will strengthen and improve the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ registry of service members and veterans who have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open fireplaces in Iraq and Afghanistan.


11/16/2021

HR 4626

VA AIM Act

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs, at least once every 10 years, to conduct an independent assessment of health care services, operations, budget, and VA delivery in order to meet standard standards. higher for veterans who depend on it.


11/16/2021

RH 5603

Veteran Student Protection Act

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This legislation supports veteran students who risk being academically penalized because of their current military service. Currently, if a member is posted to a period of active duty or inactive duty training, he could face grade reductions, failure grades, and even financial penalties if forced to fail. withdraw from courses to serve our country. This bill will ensure that members of the military who use the education benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs can continue their education without penalty if called upon to serve.


11/16/2021

P. 796

Protecting Serving Moms Act, 2021

Past | 414-9
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill will commission the first-ever comprehensive study into the extent of the maternal health crisis in the United States among female veterans, while supporting maternal care coordination programs at VA facilities.


11/16/2021

HR 4233

Student Veterans Counseling Center Eligibility Act

Past | 420-4
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill would extend eligibility for the Vet Center GI Bill to veteran students who use a VA education program. This would ensure that mental health counseling and support is available for veteran students who may have difficulty leaving the military in what is known to be a vulnerable time.


11/16/2021

RH 147

Act BRAVE

Past | 427-0
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill provides military personnel who leave active service with greater access to information and access to VA certified registered learning programs. It also extends GI Bill post-September 11 allowances to participants in these registered learning programs.


11/16/2021

HR 2915

HOPR Law

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill seeks to support small businesses in the United States by increasing the ability of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase high-quality uniforms and personal protective equipment made in the United States for front-line personnel.


11/16/2021

HR 5652

DHS Procurement Review Board Act, 2021

Past | VOICE
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill would strengthen accountability and consistency within the Department of Homeland Security’s procurement review process by codifying the Acquisition Review Board.


11/18/2021

HR 3730

Amend Title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on Remote Areas of the United States and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes.

Past | 420-4
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill calls for the creation of a council made up of representatives from the Marianas, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and Freely Associated to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on how to best serve the ex-combatants in island areas.


11/18/2021

RH 5574

TRANSLATE THE ACT

Past | 369-49
my vote | YES (the congressional record reflects my support for this bill)

This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a plan to ensure that TSA material broadcast at major airports is better understood by those accessing those airports, including language speakers. foreigners and the visually impaired or hard of hearing.