Issue: Several. Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills (2/3 vote required).
Result: Passed 349 to 74, 8 not voting.
Freedom First Society: In an unusual procedure, representatives were asked to approve 16 bills with a single vote. Although some of the bills were apparently trivial corrections of prior legislation, others were clearly continuations of unconstitutional federal intrusions (see Read More).
We have assigned (good vote) to the Nays and (bad vote) to the Yeas. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)
Bill Summary (FFS): 16 bills were lumped together for this vote:
H.R. 297, H.R. 433, H.R. 478, H.R. 586, H.R. 721, H.R. 768, H.R. 810, H.R. 1205, H.R. 1260, H.R. 1324, H.R. 1448, H.R. 1475, H.R. 1480, H.R. 2862, H.R. 2955, and H.R. 2981.
FFS Analysis: Among the above, we cite the following as clear federal intrusions in state matters without any constitutional authorization:
H.R. 433 Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2021;
H.R. 586 Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention Act of 2021;
H.R. 721 Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021;
H.R. 1205 Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2021;
H.R. 1260 Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2021;
H.R. 1324 Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2021;
H.R. 1475 Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act;
H.R. 2862 Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act;
H.R. 2955 Suicide Prevention Act;
H.R. 2981 Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2021.