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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 17, 2010 HR 6419 Extension of Certain Unemployment Benefits House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2010 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes House Co-sponsor
June 16, 2009 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations House Sponsor
April 2, 2009 HR 1913 Hate Crimes Expansion House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2009 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2008 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes House Co-sponsor
Jan. 17, 2008 HR 5036 Federal Funding for Voting System Changes House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2007 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2007 HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 House Sponsor
June 12, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants House Co-sponsor
June 8, 2007 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations House Sponsor
June 7, 2007 HR 2634 Expanding the List of Countries Eligible for Debt Forgiveness House Co-sponsor
March 20, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
June 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2005 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill House Co-sponsor
March 2, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2004 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
July 19, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 1999 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 1999 HR 417 Campaign Finance Reform bill House Co-sponsor
May 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 1993 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill House Co-sponsor
May 2, 1991 HR 2212 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China House Co-sponsor

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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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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