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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 17, 2013 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 21, 2013 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 27, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2153 Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate Senate Sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Senate Co-sponsor
June 22, 2011 S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2011 S 953 Offshore Production and Safety Act Senate Co-sponsor
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
March 30, 2011 HR 1255 None House Co-sponsor
March 29, 2011 HR 1230 Offshore Leasing Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate 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 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations 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
Jan. 5, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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