My Latest Votes on Major Legislation:
November 19, 2015:
- H.R. 3189, the FORM Act—Huizenga (R-MI): The legislation implements a number of Federal Reserve transparency provisions into federal law and also requires an audit of the Federal Reserve conducted by the Government Accountability Office. The legislation passed the House 241-185. Rep. Rohrabacher voted YES.
- H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act--McCaul (R-TX): The legislation would require enhanced screening of refugees from Iraq and Syria specifically by requiring the directors of the FBI and DNI to concur with the Department of Homeland Security's recommendation for admittance before the application can be approved (current law only requires DHS to confer with the other agencies, and not necessarily to concur). The legislation passed the House 289-137. Rep. Rohrabacher voted YES.
November 18, 2015:
- H.R. 1737, Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act—Guinta (R-NH): The legislation would negate a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau bulletin that indirectly places unnecessary regulations on auto dealers. The legislation passed the House 332-96. Rep. Rohrabacher voted YES.
- H.R. 1210, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act—Barr (R-KY): The legislation modifies a portion of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law to create a legal safe harbor for creditors for failure to comply with "ability-to-repay" requirements if the creditor has, and continues to, hold the loan on its balance sheet until repayment of the loan. The legislation passed the House 255-174. Rep. Rohrabacher voted YES.
November 17, 2015:
- H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015—Rokita (R-IN): The legislation would eliminate the National Labor Relations Board's jurisdiction over Indian tribe-owned businesses run on Indian reservations. In other words, the legislation would afford Indian tribes an additional measure of sovereignty similar to that of state and local governments. The legislation passed the House 249-177. Rep. Rohrabacher voted YES.
November 5, 2015:
- H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act—Davis (R-IL): The legislation authorizes and reforms a number of transit programs for six years. The legislation also contains a number of offsets to cover the first three years of authorized spending under the bill (authorizations for years 4-6 would only go into effect if Congress enacts additional offsets at a later date), as well as the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Unfortunately, some of the offsets, namely the sale of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve, which assumes $9 billion in revenues, are somewhat questionable. The legislation passed the House 363-64. Rep. Rohrabacher voted NO.
- S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016—Johnson (R-WI): Nearly identical to the previously-passed NDAA bill that President Obama vetoed in October (see H.R. 1735 below), this legislation makes relatively minor accounting changes by moving Overseas Contingency Operations funding to the base bill (pursuant to the increase in spending caps allowed for by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015). Thus, Rep. Rohrabacher’s previous concerns with H.R. 1735 continue to exist in this bill. The legislation passed the House 370-58. Rep. Rohrabacher voted NO.
October 28, 2015:
- H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015—Boehner (R-OH): The legislation puts into law a budget agreement between Congressional leaders and the Administration that suspends the debt ceiling through March 15, 2017; increases by a total of $80 billion caps on discretionary spending for the next two years; re-designates a portion of Social Security payroll taxes in order to save the Social Security Disability Insurance Program; and pays for the bill’s increased spending through a handful of inadequate offsets. The bill passed the House 266-167, and it was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Rep. Rohrabacher voted NO
October 27, 2015:
- H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act—Fincher (R-TN): The legislation, which was brought to the floor under a discharge petition, reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank of the United States through fiscal year 2019. The bill makes a variety of minor reforms to the bank, but nothing significant enough to adequately address the most significant concerns. The bill passed the House 313-118. Rep. Rohrabacher voted NO.
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