Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Ratings
A Slide to the Right
Frelinghuysen Votes "Yea"
|Jan 5||H.R. 26||passes||Requires all major rules proposed by executive agencies to be approved by Congress in a joint resolution|
|Jan 12||H.R. 78||passes||Cripples regulation of Wall Street financial firms|
|Jan 24||H.R. 7||passes||Prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion services|
|Feb 1||H.J. Res. 41||passes||Blocks disclosure of bribes to foreign governments by energy and mining companies|
|Feb 2||H.J. Res. 38||passes||Permits coal-mining companies to dump mining waste into streams|
|Feb 2||H.J. Res. 40||passes||Makes it easier for mentally ill individuals to purchase guns|
|Feb 3||H.J. Res. 36||passes||Blocks federal oversight of methane emissions|
|Feb 16||H.J. Res. 43||passes||Withholds federal family-planning funds from health centers that provide abortions; targets mostly low-income, rural, and minority women|
||H.R. 998||passes||Establishes a Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission and outlines procedures for its operation|
||H.R. 985||passes||Prohibits the federal court from granting certification of a class action seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss unless the party seeking the class action proves that each class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class representatives|
||H.R. 720||passes||Requires judges to fine attorneys whose cases are determined to be without merit|
||H.R. 1259||passes||Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to quickly fire, demote, or suspend VA employees|
||H.R. 1181||passes||Authorizes veterans deemed mentally incompetent to buy firearms, unless they are found by a judge to be dangerous to themselves or others|
||S.J. Res 34||passes||Prevents FCC privacy restrictions on Internet Service Providers from taking effect. This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission entitled "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services." The rule published on December 2, 2016: (1) applies the customer privacy requirements of the Communications Act of 1934 to broadband Internet access service and other telecommunications services, (2) requires telecommunications carriers to inform customers about rights to opt in or opt out of the use or the sharing of their confidential information, (3) adopts data security and breach notification requirements, (4) prohibits broadband service offerings that are contingent on surrendering privacy rights, and (5) requires disclosures and affirmative consent when a broadband provider offers customers financial incentives in exchange for the provider's right to use a customer's confidential information.|
|Mar 29||H.R. 1430||passes||Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. A covered action includes a risk, exposure, or hazard assessment, criteria document, standard, limitation, regulation, regulatory impact analysis, or guidance. Personally identifiable information, trade secrets, or commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential must be redacted prior to public availability.|
|Mar 30||H.R. 1431||passes||EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to revise the process of selecting members of the Science Advisory Board, guidelines for participation in board advisory activities, and terms of office. The board provides scientific advice to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This bill requires the board to independently provide that advice. Registered lobbyists may not be appointed to the board. Board members may not have current grants or contracts from the EPA and may not apply for them for three years following the end of their board term.|
|May 2||H.R. 1180||passes||Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017
Would give private-sector employees the option of selecting compensatory time off in lieu of cash for overtime wages. This option is available to federal, state, and local government employees.
|May 3||H.R. 244||passes||Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
Funds the federal government with $1.2 trillion in funding through Sept. 30, when the current fiscal year ends. The measure includes an additional $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for more border security - but not for building a new wall. And funding for Planned Parenthood remained intact.
|May 4||H.R. 1628||passes||The American Health Care Act of 2017 proposes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This bill would replace income-based subsidies with age-based tax credits; revise pre-existing conditions protections; and allow insurers to charge older adults up to five - up from three - time more than younger adults.
The AHCA would also cut $880 million from Medicaid and curtailing its expansion by converting it from an entitlement to a block program; allow states to end minimum health benefit requirements for insurers, such as maternity care and emergency services; cut taxes of high-income people by nearly $300 billion; and defund Planned Parenthood.
|May 18||H.R. 115||passes||Thin Blue Line Act
Would make killing or targeting law enforcement, firefighters, or first responders an aggravating factor in determining whether a death sentence is justified in federal cases.
|May 18||H.R. 1039||passes||Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 would permit a probation officer to arrest a person who assaulted or obstructed the officer while performing his or her official duties.
While such obstruction is illegal, he or she may lack of authority to restrain a third party who is uncooperative or violent. The officer may need to retreat - and thus lose evidence that an offender has violated probation or supervised release, or evidence of other criminal activity. And an offending third party may elude capture.