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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase House Co-sponsor
April 22, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding House Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion House Co-sponsor
Sept. 10, 2008 HR 6867 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation House Co-sponsor
July 16, 2008 HR 6515 Oil Exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska House Co-sponsor
June 12, 2008 HR 6251 Oil Production Leases House Co-sponsor
May 12, 2008 HR 6022 Suspending Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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