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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 14, 2014 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Senate Co-sponsor
June 13, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Senate Sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 2013 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Senate Co-sponsor
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
March 8, 2012 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 18, 2011 S Amdt 769 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Senate Sponsor
June 22, 2011 S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval Senate Sponsor
June 7, 2011 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2011 S Con Res 21 2012 Budget Senate Co-sponsor
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 28, 2011 S Amdt 112 Prioritizing Payment of Public Debt Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions Senate Co-sponsor
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit Senate Sponsor
May 5, 2010 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Senate Co-sponsor
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2009 S J Res 5 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act Senate Sponsor
May 7, 2008 S Amdt 4719 Optional Wind Damage Insurance Senate Co-sponsor
March 14, 2008 S Amdt 4299 Expressing the Sense of the Senate on the Legalization of Importing Certain Prescription Drugs Senate Sponsor
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 to S Con Res 70 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Senate Sponsor
March 12, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Senate Sponsor
Oct. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Senate Sponsor
Oct. 2, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2007 S Amdt 2934 Expressing Support for General Petraeus and All Members of the Armed Forces Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Senate Co-sponsor
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Senate Co-sponsor
July 20, 2006 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 Senate Co-sponsor
July 12, 2006 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Senate Sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
April 21, 2004 HR 4181 Marriage Penalty Tax 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

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