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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 4, 2014 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2014 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2014 HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 2014 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 House Sponsor
Oct. 28, 2013 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 23, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act House Co-sponsor
July 11, 2013 HR 2655 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 House Sponsor
July 10, 2013 HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2013 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act House Co-sponsor
April 26, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
March 15, 2013 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 3, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 18, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 House Sponsor
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
June 15, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 House Sponsor
April 27, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
March 21, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies House Sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 HR 3012 Repeals Country of Origin Limits for Green Cards Issued to Immigrants House Co-sponsor
July 15, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 House Co-sponsor
June 3, 2011 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust House Co-sponsor
March 30, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments House Sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses House Sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions 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. 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 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
May 12, 2010 HR 5281 Removal Clarification Act House Co-sponsor
June 19, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments House Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2007 H Res 847 Recognition of the Importance of Christmas and Christianity House Co-sponsor
April 18, 2007 HR 1908 Patent Reform 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
Jan. 18, 2007 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight House Co-sponsor

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