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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START House Sponsor
April 24, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act House Co-sponsor
April 19, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 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
June 22, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act House Co-sponsor
May 26, 2011 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust House Co-sponsor
March 29, 2011 HR 1230 Offshore Leasing Act House Co-sponsor
March 17, 2011 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2011 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms 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. 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
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2008 HR 6003 Amtrak Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
April 5, 2006 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 4167 None House Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2005 HR 3824 Endangered Species Reauthorization Bill 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
Jan. 25, 2005 H J Res 10 Flag Desecration Resolution House Co-sponsor
April 21, 2004 HR 4181 Marriage Penalty Tax Bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 3550 Highway Trust Fund Bill House Co-sponsor
June 11, 2003 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2003 HR 2028 Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill House Co-sponsor
May 7, 2003 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act 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. 5, 2003 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 2003 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
June 24, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism 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

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