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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
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
Oct. 28, 2013 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 23, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act House Sponsor
July 11, 2013 HR 2655 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction 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 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 13, 2013 HR 1123 Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act House Sponsor
Feb. 28, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs 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 Co-sponsor
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 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
Jan. 13, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit House Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies House Co-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
July 6, 2011 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs 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 Co-sponsor
March 29, 2011 HR 1230 Offshore Leasing Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 H J Res 37 Disapproving of Federal Communication Commission Rules Concerning Internet Providers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 H Con Res 13 Encourages Display of "In God We Trust" in Public Buildings and Schools House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 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. 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 Sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill House Co-sponsor
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act House Co-sponsor
April 18, 2007 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
June 6, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution House Co-sponsor
April 5, 2006 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4167 None House Co-sponsor
Feb. 17, 2005 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005 House Co-sponsor

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