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Key Votes

Erik Paulsen's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Erik Paulsen
Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kelly; 4 Children: Cassie, Briana, Tayler, Liesl
Birth Date: 05/14/1965
Birth Place: Bakersfield, CA
Home City: Eden Prairie, MN
Religion: Lutheran

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 185)
Yea
July 17, 2013 HR 2667 Authority for Mandate Delay Act Bill Passed - House
(264 - 161)
Yea
July 17, 2013 HR 2668 Fairness for American Families Act Bill Passed - House
(251 - 174)
Yea
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 16, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 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 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 195)
Yea
March 21, 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 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 207)
Yea
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
April 13, 2011 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund Bill Passed - House
(236 - 183)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 189)
Yea
Dec. 22, 2010 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 60)
Nay
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(220 - 207)
Nay
March 21, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Nay
March 21, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - House
(220 - 211)
Nay
Nov. 19, 2009 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(243 - 183)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 258)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2009 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(220 - 215)
Nay

Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 12, 2008 HF 3391 Health Care Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 50)
Nay
May 12, 2008 SF 2965 Surrogate Mother Regulations Bill Passed - House
(86 - 46)
Did Not Vote
April 10, 2008 HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study Bill Passed - House
(88 - 45)
Nay
May 17, 2007 HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House
(81 - 52)
Nay
May 11, 2007 SF 238 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(81 - 48)
Nay
May 7, 2007 SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(82 - 44)
Nay
April 26, 2007 SF 238 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(85 - 45)
Nay
April 20, 2007 H Amendment Prohibiting Public Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House
(64 - 68)
Yea
April 20, 2007 SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(86 - 45)
Nay

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