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James DeMint's Selected Sponsorships

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 27, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 31, 2012 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Senate Co-sponsor
June 9, 2011 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2011 S Con Res 21 2012 Budget 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
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 14, 2009 Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN Senate Co-sponsor
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
July 7, 2009 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing Senate Sponsor
Feb. 3, 2009 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 S J Res 5 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 14, 2008 S Amdt 5077 Funding Amendment to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Bill Senate Sponsor
July 14, 2008 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding Senate Sponsor
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Senate Sponsor
March 12, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2008 S Amdt 4070 Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership Senate Sponsor
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes 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 Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2004 HR 4359 Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
April 28, 2004 HR 4227 Middle-Class Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
April 21, 2004 HR 4181 Marriage Penalty Tax Bill House Co-sponsor
June 11, 2003 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2003 HR 2028 Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill House Co-sponsor
May 7, 2003 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 House Co-sponsor
April 12, 2003 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
March 19, 2003 HR 1350 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2003 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2003 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2003 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2003 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 2003 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) House Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
June 24, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security House Co-sponsor
March 29, 2001 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 House Co-sponsor
March 22, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 2001 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2000 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion House Co-sponsor
Sept. 30, 1999 HR 2990 Patients' Bill of Rights bill House Co-sponsor

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