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John Ensign's Selected Sponsorships

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 28, 2011 S Amdt 112 Prioritizing Payment of Public Debt Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Senate Co-sponsor
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
April 4, 2008 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment Senate Sponsor
Sept. 20, 2007 S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Senate Co-sponsor
July 13, 2006 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 26, 2006 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3166 National Defense Funding Amendment Senate Sponsor
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2287 After School Funding Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2003 S 150 Internet Access Tax Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 27, 2001 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 20, 2001 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 16, 1998 HR 4579 Tax Cut bill House Co-sponsor
April 1, 1998 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 3, 1998 HR 3150 Bankruptcy Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 1998 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 6, 1997 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 9, 1997 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill House Co-sponsor
May 6, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill House Co-sponsor
March 11, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 1997 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 1997 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution House Co-sponsor
Oct. 30, 1995 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution House Co-sponsor
June 14, 1995 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995 House Co-sponsor
March 21, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 1995 HR 842 Truth in Budgeting Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations House Co-sponsor

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