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Key Votes

Paul Ryan's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Paul D. Ryan
Office: U.S. House (WI) - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Janna; 3 Children: Elizabeth, Charles, Samuel
Birth Date: 01/29/1970
Birth Place: Janesville, WI
Home City: Janesville, WI
Religion: Roman Catholic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 4, 2014 H Con Res 96 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2015 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2016 Through 2024 House Sponsor
Feb. 28, 2014 HR 4118 Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2014 HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 28, 2013 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
July 22, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act House Co-sponsor
July 11, 2013 HR 2667 Authority for Mandate Delay Act House Co-sponsor
July 11, 2013 HR 2668 Fairness for American Families Act House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2013 HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2013 HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
March 15, 2013 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 House Sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
July 24, 2012 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
May 9, 2012 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 House Sponsor
March 23, 2012 H Con Res 112 Limits Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2013-2022 ("Ryan Budget") House Sponsor
Jan. 23, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2011 HR 3578 Amends Budget Baseline House Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation House Sponsor
April 11, 2011 H Con Res 34 2011-2012 Budget House Sponsor
March 17, 2011 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage 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 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2008 H Amdt 972 Substitute Amendment for the House Budget Resolution House Sponsor
May 2, 2007 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill House Sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4167 None House Co-sponsor
May 17, 2005 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2005 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2005 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 H J Res 10 Flag Desecration Resolution House Co-sponsor
June 4, 2004 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) 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
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. 12, 2003 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 11, 2003 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 2003 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 2003 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
June 18, 2002 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor

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