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Key Votes

John Boehner's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: John A. Boehner
Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 8, Republican Speaker of the House
First Elected: 11/06/1990
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Debbie; 2 Children: Lindsay, Tricia
Birth Date: 11/17/1949
Birth Place: West Chester, OH
Home City: West Chester, OH
Religion: Roman Catholic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 2, 2011 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya House Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 471 Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act House Sponsor
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments House Sponsor
Jan. 28, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan House Co-sponsor
Sept. 27, 2007 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 13, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
July 28, 2006 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill House Sponsor
July 28, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill House Co-sponsor
June 26, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation House Sponsor
June 6, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution House Co-sponsor
March 16, 2006 HR 4975 527 Reform 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 741 Independent Review of OSHA Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2005 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 8, 2005 HR 609 College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 House Sponsor
Feb. 2, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 H J Res 10 Flag Desecration Resolution House Co-sponsor
Sept. 24, 2004 HR 10 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act House Co-sponsor
May 13, 2004 HR 4359 Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
May 5, 2004 HR 4279 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004 House Co-sponsor
May 5, 2004 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill 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
March 2, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act House Co-sponsor
Sept. 17, 2003 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 House Sponsor
May 22, 2003 HR 2210 Head Start Bill House Co-sponsor
May 22, 2003 HR 2211 Ready to Teach Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2003 HR 2028 Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 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. 4, 2003 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 29, 2003 HR 438 Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers 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
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families House Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
March 22, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act House Sponsor
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution 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
July 1, 1999 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor

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  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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