About the January – June 2023 Family Sentiment Scorecard

These are the 32 votes that passed in the House from January to June 2023 which affect the Family.

Name of Bill or Resolution Description Result Justification as Pro-Family AFP Opinion
Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 118th Congress, and for other purposes.

H.Res.5 (RC 21)

Rules of the 118th Congress


Jan 9, 2023

Yea: 211

Nay: 205

Passed in House

These new rules returned power to the members that had been usurped by the former speaker bringing Congress closer to the will of the electorate. In favor
Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary

H.Res. 12 (RC 27)

Establishes the subcommittee to investigate the weaponization of the Federal government.


Jan 10, 2023

Yea: 221

Nay: 211

Agreed to in House

This committee was created in the hope of rooting out the attacks on people, activities and speech opposed by the Federal government. In favor
Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

H.R. 26 (RC 29)

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must provide in the case of a child born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.


Jan 11, 2023

Yea: 220

Nay: 210

Passed House

Protects persons who survive an abortion by requiring they be given the emergency medical attention afforded to everyone else. In favor

Weight: 3

Expressing the sense of Congress condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches

H. Con. Res. 3 (RC 30)

This concurrent resolution condemns recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches and calls on the current presidential administration to use appropriate law enforcement authorities to support their safety.


Jan 11, 2023

Yea: 222

Nay: 209

Agreed to in House

This resolution is in keeping with the pro-life policy of American Family Project. Since the Dodd decision, crisis pregnancy centers and other pro-life establishments have experienced violence and destruction of property. In favor

Weight: 3

Financial Exploitation Prevention Act

H.R. 500 (RC 94)


Protecting the elderly from some financial scams.


Jan. 30, 2023

Yea: 419

Nay: 0

Passed House

Protecting the elderly person is primarily the responsibility of his or her family. This bill supplements this care. In favor

H.R. 139 (RC 103)


Requires Federal employees to show up at the office, returning to the rules established before COVID.


Feb 1, 2023

Yea: 221

Nay: 206

Passed House

Requires Federal employees to return to the office as most of the private sector has done. In favor
Terminating the COVID emergency

H.J. Res 7 (RC 104)

This joint resolution terminates the national emergency concerning COVID-19 declared by the President on March 13, 2020.


Feb 1, 2023

Yea: 229

Nay: 197

Became Law

Families can again be themselves. The inconveniences and even damage caused by the COVID emergency are finally over. In favor


Weight: 2

Resolution denouncing the horrors of socialism

H. Con. Res 9 (RC 106)


This concurrent resolution denounces socialism and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States.


Feb 2, 2023

Yea: 328

Nay: 86

Agreed to in House

The destruction of the family and its replacement by the State has always been the aim of socialism. In favor


Weight: 3

Reduce Exacerbated Inflation Negatively Impacting the Nation Act

H.R. 347 (RC 131)

This bill requires the Office of Management and Budget and the Council of Economic Advisers to provide an inflation estimate for each executive order that is projected to cause an annual gross budgetary or economic effect of at least $1 million.


Mar 1, 2023

Yea: 272

Nay: 148

Passed House

Families are being hurt by the high rate of inflation. Whatever Congress does to mitigate this is appreciated. In favor
Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Syria

H. Con. Res. 21 (RC 136)

This concurrent resolution directs the President to remove the U.S. Armed Forces from Syria within 180 days of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.


Mar 8, 2023

Yea: 103

Nay: 321

Failed in House

American Family Project decries the pervasive influence of the Military Industrial Complex. And supports the redeployment of the U.S. military to defend the United States, defense of our borders being of first importance. In favor
Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act

H.R. 140 (RC 141)

This bill generally prohibits federal employees from censoring the speech of others while acting in an official capacity.


Mar 9, 2023

Yea: 219

Nay: 206

Passed House

A small step to restoring free speech to the American people. In favor


Weight: 2

To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on implementation of the advanced capabilities pillar of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States

H.R. 1093 (RC 144)


This bill requires the Department of State to report to Congress on State Department efforts to implement the advanced capabilities pillar of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States.


Mar 22, 2023

Yea: 393

Nay: 4

Passed House



The U.S. taxpayer has had no influence on foreign policy for many, many years, much to the detriment of families who have lost love ones to the pursuits of the Military Industrial Complex and other nefarious players.


Though favorable to the trilateral security partnership, the bill initiates some Congressional review of U.S. foreign policy.

In favor
Parents Bill of Rights Act

H.R. 5 (RC 161)

This bill establishes various rights of parents and guardians regarding the public elementary or secondary school education (including secondary career and technical education) of their children. Local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools must comply with the requirements of the bill in order to receive federal education funds.


Mar 24, 2023

Yea: 213

Nay: 208

Passed House

Parents are the primary educators of their children, not the State. This bill enforces that concept in specific ways. In favor


Weight: 3

Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act

H.R. 1154 (RC 163)


This bill imposes sanctions on persons (individuals and entities) involved in forced organ trafficking and authorizes the Department of State to revoke the passports of individuals convicted of certain crimes related to organ trafficking.


Mar 27, 2023

Yea: 413

Nay: 2

Passed House

Forced organ harvesting in this country or any other is a perverse practice that offends the dignity of the human person and degrades us all. In favor


Weight: 2

Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act

H.R. 734 (RC 192)


This bill generally prohibits school athletic programs from allowing individuals whose biological sex at birth was male to participate in programs that are for women or girls.


Apr 20, 2023

Yea: 219

Nay: 203

Passed House

Boys are boys. Girls are girls. There, it’s that simple! In favor


Weight: 3

Limit, Save, Grow Act

H.R. 2811 (RC 199)


This bill increases the federal debt limit and decreases spending. It also repeals several energy tax credits, modifies the permitting process and other requirements for energy projects, expands work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other programs, and nullifies regulations for the cancellation of federal student loan debt.


Apr 26, 2023

Yea: 217

Nay: 215

Passed House

It was a major accomplishment of Speaker McCarthy to pass a budget bill. The defects of this bill (a higher debt ceiling and increased spending) will, hopefully, be remedied in the appropriations process in the next session. In favor
Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act

H.R. 1339 (RC 200)

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review, and recommend changes to, its rules for fixed, mobile, and earth exploration satellites to promote precision agriculture.


Apr 26, 2023

Yea: 409

Nay: 11

Passed House

The purpose of government is to help less complex societies to achieve what they cannot do by themselves. Government operation of satellites to improve agriculture for farmers across the country is an excellent example and exercise of this purpose.

NB: This bill was opposed by 11 of the most Pro-Family members of Congress.

In favor
Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove all United States Armed Forces, other than United States Armed Forces assigned to protect the United States Embassy, from Somalia

H. Con. Res. 30 (RC 201)

Would remove U.S. troops from Somalia.


Apr 27, 2023

Yea: 102

Nay: 321

Failed House

American Family Project decries the pervasive influence of the Military Industrial Complex and supports the redeployment of the U.S. military to defend the United States, defense of our borders being of first importance. In favor
Secure the Border Act

H.R. 2 (RC 209)

This bill makes various changes to immigration law, including by imposing limits on asylum eligibility and requiring employers to use an electronic system to verify the employment eligibility of new employees.


May 11, 2023

Yea: 219

Nay: 213

Passed House

The open border policy of the current administration puts a strain on our welfare and public health infrastructure and endangers citizens; but, most important, it treats vulnerable migrants as pawns in the grand game of achieving diversity and cheap labor costs. In favor
Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act

H.R. 1163 (RC 211)

This bill addresses fraud and overpayments of pandemic unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, including by providing incentives for states to investigate and recover overpayments of these benefits.


May 11, 2023

Yea: 230

Nay: 200

Passed House

The amount of fraud in pandemic benefits is disheartening for the honest family who suffered through this government mismanagement. Regaining some of this money would be advantageous to all taxpayers. In favor
TRANQ Research Act

H.R. 1734 (RC 212)

This bill requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support research and other activities related to identifying xylazine (a compound used in veterinary medicine as a nonopioid tranquilizer), novel synthetic opioids, and other emerging substances of concern.


May 11, 2023

Yea: 425

Nay: 0

Passed Senate

TRANQ, which turns drug users into a zombie-like state when mixed with other drugs, is causing untold harm in every major city in the country.

Each TRANQ user belongs to someone’s family.

In favor
NDO Fairness Act

H.R. 3089 (RC 213)

Aims to protect Americans’ data privacy by preventing the abuse of “gag” orders and requiring the federal government to notify individuals under investigation.


May 15, 2023

Yea: 412

Nay: 0

Passed House

An attempt by Congress to rein in the unauthorized surveillance of ordinary citizens. In favor
Expressing support for local law enforcement officers and condemning efforts to defund or dismantle local law enforcement agencies

H. Con. Res 49 (RC 227)

This concurrent resolution recognizes local law enforcement officers and condemns calls to defund or abolish the police.

Other votes in favor of the police were taken in this period, notably H.R. 2494 (RC 225).


May 18, 2023

Yea: 301

Nay: 119

Agreed to in the House

The police have been so disparaged over the past few years it has been hard to keep and recruit good people. This has had a noticeable effect on violence, particularly in the cities. In favor


Weight: 2

HALT Fentanyl Act

H.R. 467 (RC237)

This bill permanently places fentanyl-related substances as a class into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.


May 25, 2023

Yea: 289

Nay: 133

Passed House

Almost every family knows the devastation caused by the use of opioids and similar drugs. Here Congress attempts to have fentanyl declared a controlled substance. In favor
Fiscal Responsibility Act

H.R. 3746 (RC 243)


This act increases the federal debt limit, establishes new discretionary spending limits, rescinds unobligated funds, expands work requirements for federal programs, and modifies other requirements related to the federal budget process.


May 31, 2023

Yea: 314

Nay: 117

Became Law

AFP does not approve of this bill. It ratifies the increase in the debt ceiling and in other ways contributes to the already toxic level of national debt, particularly debt in the hands of foreign entities, thus threatening our national security. Against

H.R. 277 (RC 265)

The REINS Act aims to expand the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to require congressional approval of certain major agency regulations before those regulations are implemented.


Jun 14, 2023

Yea: 221

Nay: 210

Passed House

The Administrative State minimizes the family, drawing all power to the government. Here, Congress is trying to recover some of its authority that past congresses delegated to the executive branch. In favor


Weight: 2

Save Our Gas Stoves Act

H.R. 1640 (RC 268)

This bill, along with H.R. 1615 (RC 255) opposes the Biden administration’s attempts to constrain kitchen freedom.


Jun 14, 2023

Yea: 249

Nay: 181

Passed House

While most families are trying to make ends meet in this inflationary economy, the administration reaches into our kitchens, intent on disrupting the appliances we use and make ordinary life more expensive. In favor


Weight: 2

Separation of Powers Restoration Act

H.R. 288 (RC 271)

This bill modifies the scope of judicial review of agency actions to authorize courts reviewing agency actions to decide de novo (i.e., without giving deference to the agency’s interpretation) all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of (1) constitutional and statutory provisions, (2) rules made by agencies, (3) interpretative rules, (4) general statements of policy, and (5) all other agency guidance documents.


Jun 15, 2023

Yea: 220

Nay: 211

Passed House

This bill attempts to rein in a particularly irksome aspect of the Administrative State. The various Federal agencies write their regulations, adjudicate violations and declare fines. It is all very expensive for a business or individual running afoul of the government and would be drastically changed in favor of the citizen by this bill. In favor
Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans”

H. J. Res. 45 (RC 277)

This joint resolution nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Education on October 12, 2022, that suspends federal student loan payments and discharges debt.


Jun 21, 2023

Yea: 221

Nay: 206

Failed to Pass Over Vote (Required a 2/3 majority)

Suspension or forgiveness of loan obligations to a particular class of persons in discriminatory. In favor
The Molinaro amendment of the CHOICE Arrangement Act

H.R. 3799 (RC 279)

This bill attempts to give employers more freedom in providing health care to their employees. Of particular significance is the Molinaro Amendment to ensure that the Secretary notifies employers of the availability of tax-advantaged flexible health insurance benefits, with an official focus on small businesses, particularly in rural areas.


Jun 21, 2023

Yea: 281

Nay: 151

The amendment passed as did the bill itself


That any legislator would desire to keep a government benefit secret from its intended beneficiaries is incomprehensible. In favor


Weight: 2

Condemning the use of elementary and secondary school facilities to provide shelter for aliens who are not admitted to the United States

H. Res. 461 (RC 286)

This resolution condemns using the facilities of a public elementary or secondary school that serves students to provide shelter for non-U.S. nationals (aliens under federal law) who are not admitted into the United States.


Jun 22, 2023

Yea: 223

Nay: 201

Agreed to in House

Schools are for learning math, science, English and history. Not for the sexual corruption of youth or the housing of illegal aliens. In favor
Middle Class Borrower Protection Act

H.R. 3564 (RC 289)

This bill rolls back changes made by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to the fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a conventional single-family mortgage (i.e., loan-level pricing adjustments) and restricts future fee adjustments. These changes, effective May 1, 2023, revised the fee charts that provide percentage adjustments based on a mortgagor’s credit score and down payment.


Jun 23, 2023

Yea: 230

Nay: 189

Passed House

On May 1, 2023, the Federal Housing Finance Agency began charging higher origination fees to borrowers with higher credit scores. This is another example of Federal agencies discriminating against virtue, the honesty of those who pay their debts on time. In favor

Weight: 2