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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
June 3, 2011 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO House Co-sponsor
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
July 15, 2009 HR 3221 Student Aid Program Modifications House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2009 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2009 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2008 HR 5749 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2008 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes House Co-sponsor
March 4, 2008 HR 5522 Requiring OSHA to Establish Combustible Dust Safety Standards House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations House Co-sponsor
Sept. 27, 2007 HR 3685 Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) House Co-sponsor
Sept. 25, 2007 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
July 24, 2007 HR 3159 Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill House Co-sponsor
June 7, 2007 HR 2634 Expanding the List of Countries Eligible for Debt Forgiveness House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2007 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
March 20, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 4 None House Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4167 None House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2005 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill House Co-sponsor
March 2, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act House Co-sponsor
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 3550 Highway Trust Fund Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2003 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 2003 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
July 19, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill House Co-sponsor
May 18, 1999 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act House Co-sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill House Co-sponsor

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