RECENT VOTES

H.J. Res. 41, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers"

On Wednesday February 1, 2017 the House considered H.J. Res. 41, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” or, the more aptly titled, "Make Corporate Bribery Legal Again Act." This legislation seeks to invalidate the rule that requires companies involved in oil, gas or mineral extraction who are registered in the United States to report any payment they make to a foreign government of $100,000 or more. This resolution invalidates that disclosure requirement. The reason for the requirement is to simply make it public how much money companies are paying to foreign governments they do business with. I voted NO. The Resolution passed and the entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
REPUBLICAN

230

4

0

5

DEMOCRAT

5

183

0

5

TOTAL

235

187

0

10

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

0

8

0

1