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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 29, 2014 HR 3973 Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2013 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act House Co-sponsor
April 26, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 2013 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 3, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 18, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 2011 HR 3094 Labor Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Sept. 14, 2011 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses House Co-sponsor
July 15, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 House Co-sponsor
May 13, 2011 HR 1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust House Co-sponsor
March 30, 2011 HR 1255 None House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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