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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 15, 2014 HB 1439 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2014 HB 1295 Reduces Income Tax Rates House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2013 HB 555 Amends Motorcycle Helmet Law House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2013 HB 436 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations House Co-sponsor
Jan. 31, 2013 HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. House Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions House Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only 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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