Representative Patrick 'Pat' J. Tiberi's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Patrick 'Pat' J. Tiberi
Current Office: U.S. House - District 12, Republican
First Elected: 2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 12
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Denice; 4 Children: Angelina, Cristina, Daniela, Gabriela
Birth Date: 10/21/1962
Birth Place: Columbus, OH
Home City: Columbus, OH
Religion: Catholic
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Pat Tiberi refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. WHAT'S IN THE SENATE BILL? 16 March 2010. "A Closer Look At the Senate Health Care Measure That President Obama Must Sign Into Law Before the Democrats' House-Senate Compromise Measure Can Move Forward -Kickbacks and Special Deals for Some States [¦] -Federal Funding of Abortion. The Senate bill would permit federal funds to subsidize health care plans that cover abortion, would allow multi-state plans to offer abortion and would require citizens in states that have opted-out of funding elective abortion coverage in their own state exchange to fund federal subsidies for plans that cover elective abortion in other states." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Taxes, Fees, Mandates in Health Care Law Hurt Small Businesses. 26 January 2011. "Health care reform measures Congressman Tiberi has cosponsored this Congress include: H.R. 397, the Reform Americans Can Afford Act [¦] H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, that would permanently prohibit the taxpayer funding of abortion [¦] H.R. 369, the Health Savings and Affordability Act, that would expand and strengthen health savings accounts." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Statement On House Passage Of Democrats' Health Care Plan. 21 March 2010. "U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statement following the Democrats' passage of their flawed health care plan: 'It's a disappointing day for the hundreds of millions of Americans who don't want to see their taxes rise, who don't want government inserted into the relationship they have with their doctor, who don't want to see the government spend another trillion dollars, who don't want taxpayer-funded abortion signed in to law, and who actually want to see the cost of their health care go down.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. March Madness - DC Style. 19 March 2010. "Mr. McCOTTER. 'In this particular instance, the issue was whether or not taxpayer funds would be utilized in the purchasing of these sort of cooperative health care things that people could sign up for and that those plans could provide abortion services. And so Mr. Stupak is a very devout, pro-life Representative, and obviously NARAL is not. They are on the side of pro-choice we call it [¦] And so, Tiberi, we are going to give this game to Stupak if that's all right with you.' TIBERI. 'I would certainly give it to Mr. Stupak and the brave Members who stood by him on the Democrat side.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Letter to the Honorable Ted Strickland, Governor of Ohio. 19 July 2010. "Over the past week we have grown increasingly concerned by reports detailing state plans to use high-risk pools funded by federal taxpayer dollars under President Obama's health care law to offer abortion services. According to the Associated Press, the state of New Mexico planned to cover elective abortion services under its high-risk pool plan and had been advertising those benefits to enrollees since at least July 1, with the apparent consent of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services [¦] Allowing a state high-risk pool to fund abortions would stand in direct contradiction of longstanding U.S. policy prohibiting federal funding of abortion or abortion coverage [¦] We ask that you assure Ohioans that Ohio will not seek to use funds from the President's health care law to fund abortions." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Pat Tiberi a rating of 31 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Statement: March for Life. 23 January 2012. "Each year Ohioans join thousands of Americans as they come to Washington, D.C. to stand up for the sanctity of life, giving a voice to those that have none. I am a proud sponsor of H.R. 3, a bill that would reinstate Hyde Amendment provisions, removing funds from the Democrats' new health care law that allow for funding of abortion through state high risk pools. I have been pro-life for my entire life, and oppose the use of U.S. tax dollars to fund elective abortions. Rape, incest, or the when the life of the mother is endangered are the only exceptions I can accept. I will continue to fight to protect the lives of the unborn in the U.S. House of Representatives." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Ohlemacher. Huffington Post. House Republicans Trying To Use Tax Law To Limit Abortions. 31 March 2011. "A House panel voted Thursday to limit tax breaks for insurance policies that cover abortions as House Republicans try to chip away at President Barack Obama's health overhaul [¦] Supporters say the bill is necessary because current law doesn't go far enough in ensuring that no tax money is used to subsidize abortions [¦] Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, said, 'What we are trying to do is codify longstanding policy that federal dollars should not be used for abortion.'" (www.huffingtonpost.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. A Conversation with Pat Tiberi: The Sunbury News, Novermber 21, 2011. 21 November 2011. "Asked about the U.S. Armed Forces withdrawal from Iraq by the end of this year, and from Afghanistan next year, Tiberi said the with­drawal itself is not a problem, but the way the current administration has chosen to exit those two countries is troublesome. 'There's a right way and a wrong way to do things,' Tiberi said. 'Because of the way President Obama has chosen to leave Iraq and Afghanistan, we face some very challenging months ahead. The president is signaling to the enemies of both America and our allies in Iraq and Afghanistan that we are leaving. He's announcing it, and that's the last thing we want to do throughout this process. Obviously, we are going to leave, but let's do it in a methodical and smart way that doesn't put our troops and coalition troops at risk, and that doesn't put the alliance at risk." (www.tiberiforcongress.com)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Peace Action 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of Peace Action West 25 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. My Time on the Ground: American Troops, Diplomats See Positive Future. 26 September 2007. "In Afghanistan our mission has gone well. Americans along with our Coalition partners and our skilled intelligence community are fighting the Taliban with the Afghan Army in remote regions of Afghanistan. We're seeing real results in rooting them out of their hiding places in the rugged mountainous region and implement rule of law in that area what has been without a government for thousands of years. The Taliban's will has not been broken and their hate for the West has not been diminished [¦] While progress is being made, much more needs to be done." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Smart Weapons Aiding the War on Terror. 25 November 2001. "Everyone involved in our fight against terrorism in Afghanistan-on the ground, in the air, at the Pentagon, in the factories that make the weapons-deserves praise for the way operations have proceeded to date. Weapons are working as advertised and tactics are proving effective. The military's effort in Afghanistan is something in which we can all take pride." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. WOSU. Congressman Pat Tiberi/ Libya Endgame & The Future of Syria. 23 August 2011. "ANN FISHER: We've also upped our efforts in Afghanistan- TIBERI: But we've drawn them down in Iraq at the same time. FISHER: But draw down isn't necessarily saving us money at this point, it's expensive. TIBERI: Well it is saving us money, it is expensive, there's no question that it's expensive, but we have fewer troops in Iraq today than we did 5 years ago. And by there way, there is bipartisan support for what the president has talked about and that is a glide path toward an exit in Iraq and an exit in Afghanistan." (beta.wosu.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. FACT SHEET: Summary of the Revised Budget Control Act of 2011. 1 August 2011. "The final agreement to cut spending and avoid default meets Republicans' criteria to (1) cut government spending more than it increases the debt limit; (2) implement spending caps to restrain future spending; and (3) advance the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment “ all without tax hikes on families and job creators [¦] Now the firewall separates security spending from non-security spending. This would be for FY 2012 & 2013, and allows Republicans to protect defense funding while cutting other security spending, such as foreign aid." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Smart Weapons Aiding the War on Terror. 25 November 2001. "I have been a critic of Defense Department management and spending practices. The Defense Department is listed six times on a list of programs that government watchdogs at the General Accounting Office say are at 'high risk' for waste, fraud and abuse. No major part of the organization can prepare financial statements that comply with generally accepted accounting practices. Spare parts management, decades after disclosures of $700 hammers, still badly needs improvement. Costly infrastructure must be reduced." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Setting The Record Straight On Spending. 9 November 2007. "The Defense Appropriations bill spends $459.3 billion to fund the Department of Defense including military healthcare, pay, and equipment. It's an increase of 9.5 percent over last year. This is a lot of money, there's no doubt about it, but it's important to put this number in perspective. Defense spending is higher than it was during the 1990s if the figures are adjusted for inflation. But putting this figure into a bigger picture, our defense spending for 2007 is just over 4 percent of the country's ENTIRE gross domestic product. That's less than half of what it was during the Vietnam War." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. FACT SHEET: Summary of the Revised Budget Control Act of 2011. 1 August 2011. "The final agreement to cut spending and avoid default meets Republicans' criteria to (1) cut government spending more than it increases the debt limit; (2) implement spending caps to restrain future spending; and (3) advance the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment “ all without tax hikes on families and job creators [¦] Same as the House-passed bill, the measure includes no tax hikes, a key principle that Republicans have fought for since day one. As further protection against any tax hikes, the Joint Committee of Congress (described below) will work off a current-law baseline." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Dispatch “ Uncharitable. 21 October 2011. "Facing such dire fallout, the Senate's Democratic leadership switched to pitching a 'millionaire's tax' to cover the cost of Obama's jobs stimulus. That plan, endorsed by the White House, would substitute a 5.6 percent surtax on individuals making more than $1 million a year, raising an expected $445 billion over 10 years. This idea also could have an adverse impact on charitable contributions in states that tax income, such as Ohio. The well-off do what any other taxpayer does: look to minimize tax exposure." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 95 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Statement: Tax Day 2012. 16 April 2012. "As Americans file their tax returns, we are faced with looming tax hikes and greater uncertainty. Unless something is done soon, we can expect to see massive tax increases beginning in 2013 (an unprecedented $4 trillion dollar tax increase from the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 cuts, which does not include the $502 billion in Obamacare tax increases, such as the 3.8 percent surtax on real estate and investment income for certain taxpayers). Rather than reversing the coming tax hikes on virtually all tax-payers, and giving job creators the ability to grow, expand, and hire, President Obama and Congressional Democrats are pushing a tax hike that even the President has called a "gimmick.' While the House Republicans are offering a vote on a bill to cut taxes on small businesses, thereby providing needed capital to invest, grow, and create more jobs, Senate Democrats are voting on the president's "gimmick' that does nothing to encourage job creation or cut out-of-control spending. The answers are simple. To overturn President Obama and Congressional Democrats' continuous spending spree and reduce the deficit we must cut spending. The government doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. To get more people back to work, we must remove the looming threat of tax hikes on job creators so they will have the certainty they need to implement plans to grow and hire. I continue to work toward comprehensive tax reform that will allow American businesses to better compete, encourage economic growth and reduce burdens on families and individuals." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance, Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. 16 December 2010. "Mr. Chairman, what an honor and privilege it is to be a Member of this House, and what an amazement it is to me to hear this debate that I have heard so much in the past. The road to prosperity is not through tax increases. The road to prosperity in America is not through class warfare." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Grimm, Tiberi, Roe Introduce Bill to Eliminate Tan Tax. 3 June 2011. "The Democrats' health care law breaks President Obama's promise to not raise taxes on those making less than $200,000 a year. During a hearing in the Ways and Means Committee a member of the Administration even joked about this measure not being a tax. American small business owners, the drivers of our economy, don't think it's a laughing matter. This unfair punishment of small businesses and small businesses must be repealed." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. WOSU. Congressman Pat Tiberi/ Libya Endgame & The Future of Syria. 23 August 2011. "TIBERI: We were down to 165 million before Nancy Pelosi took control of congress. Today we're estimated to go to 1.6 Trillion, we've been over a Trillion the last two years- ANN FISHER: But we've also upped our efforts in Afghanistan- TIBERI: But we've drawn them down in Iraq at the same time. FISHER: But draw down isn't necessarily saving us money at this point, it's expensive. TIBERI: Well it is saving us money, it is expensive, there's no question that it's expensive, but we have fewer troops in Iraq today than we did 5 years ago. And by there way, there is bipartisan support for what the president has talked about and that is a glide path toward an exit in Iraq and an exit in Afghanistan." (beta.wosu.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Democratic Budget Irresponsible.17 May 2007. "Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today criticized the passing of the final fiscal year 2008 Budget, calling it irresponsible for including increased spending, increased taxes, and no substantial reform to ensure continued economic growth and the future of the nation's entitlement programs [¦] 'I believe you have to keep taxes low to encourage economic growth. This budget, however, let's Democrats go on a massive $22 billion spending spree. It includes the second largest tax increase in history, and has a 'trigger' included that could double that tax increase! This budget could reinstate the marriage penalty, slash the child tax credit, and raise the average Central Ohioan's taxes by about $2,700 if Democratic spending causes that trigger to go off.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Issue Position: Increased Spending. 10 November 2011. "The Democrats indicated in their Budget Resolution, that they will let the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. This will reinstitute the marriage penalty tax, reduce child tax credits, and increase tax brackets, all to pay for increased spending. Based on the bills members of the House approved this year, spending will rise by more than 9 percent over last year. That's triple the rate of inflation!" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Works To Keep Taxes Low. 22 March 2007. "Pat Tiberi (R-OH) late yesterday introduced an amendment to the fiscal year 2008 Budget that would help keep taxes low for individual taxpayers, families and Central Ohio small businesses. The amendment would ensure the continuation of the lower marginal income tax rates Americans are now paying, as a result of the 2001 tax cuts. The amendment would also extend the new 10 percent tax bracket beyond 2010, when it is set to expire." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. Statement By Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) About Vice President Biden's Trip To Ohio. 26 October 2009. "I believe it's time to recall unspent stimulus funds and redirect the money to actually create jobs and truly make a difference in people's lives. Ohioans are struggling, and while nearly 80 percent of stimulus funds remain unspent,the Obama administration predicts the remaining money will have little impacton the economy. Republicans have ideas about how to help workers and job seekers; it's time some of them were considered." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Redirect Or Recall Remaining Stimulus Dollars Now. 23 October 2009. "Democrats in Congress forced through a spending spree that will cost nearly a trillion dollars by the time it's all said and done, and now the President's own advisor has said the Stimulus has already had it's greatest impact on the economy. Unemployment has risen since this bill became law and is expected to get worse, and the economy has not seen vast improvement. It's almost the end of 2009 and the state has shed 97,500 jobs since passage of the Stimulus [¦] Since the Stimulus bill is obviously not working, I'm calling for the remaining unspent Stimulus funds to be recalled or redirected to actually create jobs and help Americans during this difficult time." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Spending Must Be Cut. 11 September 2009. "I had high hopes when President Barack Obama was sworn in, too [¦] Then came the Stimulus package [¦] Republicans weren't invited to the table to discuss anything or to present our ideas -- common sense things, like making sure stimulus money was distributed in a timely manner, or making sure measures that were funded by the stimulus plan would have an immediate impact on the employment market. The result? Unemployment continues to increase, the economy isn't growing, and the unprecedented spending in the Stimulus bill has driven us deeper into debt." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Pat Tiberi a rating of 79 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Earmark Reform Still Needs Reforming. 8 June 2007. "I'm for shedding light on government processes, I've always believed that the government in Washington should be more accountable to the people they represent, and I want to reduce federal spending to keep taxes low, to reduce the federal deficit and to keep more money in your wallets, and not in the hands of government bureaucrats. I was glad to hear the new Democratic majority echo those thoughts." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Op-Ed: Overstimulation. 2 December 2009. "Members of the majority party see no light at the end of the unemployment tunnel, and they know the voters might punish them for it in 2010. Thus, the calls for yet another stimulus [¦] A new stimulus might be a do-nothing measure -- economists say that even an aggressive new program would decrease joblessness by perhaps only one percentage point -- or it could make things worse [¦] Having the government intervene in the economy every few months with massive spending programs or takeovers creates the opposite of stability and predictability; it creates uncertainty that slows or paralyzes private-sector decision-making, and this prolongs economic stagnation." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Pro-Growth Policies Bring Increased Revenue, Lower Deficit. 11 July 2007. "During the past six years Republican-passed tax relief has returned $2 trillion to taxpayers and that has help fuel economic growth and job creation. The United States has experienced five straight years of economic growth creating 8.2 million jobs since August 2003. These policies are a stark contrast to the ones being pursued by the Democrat majority. Their tax and spend proposals would likely raise taxes on a variety of individuals and businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Op-Ed- It Isn't Working. 7 August 2010. "So far the Obama team has thrown the entire Keyensian playbook at the economy. We have paid people to buy cars, purchase homes, pay off their mortgages, weatherize their homes and put solar paneling on their roofs. And of course there was the original stimulus package of $862 billion, though some of that remains unspent. None of it has put America back to work [¦] As the evidence mounts that government spending doesn't create net new jobs, the White House insists we need to double down on spending and monetary stimulus. We've now had three years of this policy, and it isn't working. Time to try a different economic model, the one that worked in the 1980s after another severe recession." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Op-Ed- Dialing for Dollars. 11 August 2010. "Of course, the very concept of government stimulus spending is tangled in contradiction and questions. For example, sending Ohio's stimulus cash to El Salvador was an obvious mistake, but was sending it to Texas all that much better? Whether it went to El Salvador or Texas, it was lost to Ohio. On the other hand, by hiring the out-of-state low-bidder, more money was left to provide rebates to Ohioans who bought appliances at Ohio retailers [¦] Never mind that all the federal money is borrowed in the first place, driving the nation deeper into debt and increasing the burden on future generations of American taxpayers. In essence, we're beggaring our grandchildren to pay for current consumption. In fact, the only people who may come out with a net gain in this deal are those in El Salvador." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi, Larson Bill Common Sense Measure to Create Jobs. 7 October 2011. "Given that struggling businesses that pay the corporate AMT are unable to take advantage of most existing business tax incentives, this bill would simply bring a job creating tax incentive to employers subject to the AMT -- including manufacturers, energy companies, airlines, and high-tech companies. Specifically, the bill would enable employers to use more of their existing corporate AMT credits to create jobs and for capital investments for 2011 and 2012 instead of exchanging them in the future to offset their tax liability." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Columbus Business First Jobs Plan Doesn't Measure Up to Intentions. 23 September 2011. "What business was hoping for from the president was a shift in thinking that would encourage entrepreneurship, giving risk takers and companies eager to get back on a growth track incentives to create economic sparks. That is where policymakers can offer the most assistance: Helping prime the economic pump by encouraging investment with thoughtful, long-term regulatory, tax and spending policy. Tax incentives sound nice, but they can't supplant solid policy aimed at giving companies an atmosphere in which they can thrive." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Congressman Pat Tiberi's Capitol Notebook - May 22, 2005. 22 May 2005. "If you read our bill, you won't see the word jobs, even though that's what this bill is all about. What we are attempting to do is reverse a federal court decision in which Ohio's ability to use certain tax breaks to either attract new industry or help existing industry expand was thrown out. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Ohio's investment tax credit, which businesses have used to make $34 billion in new equipment investments in our state since 1995 [¦] We are just seeking to override the 2004 court ruling that I mentioned earlier, and make it clear that states may provide tax incentives for economic development if they so desire." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Pat Tiberi. Higher Education Bill Includes Tiberi Language. 30 March 2006. "Graduate programs train individuals to become faculty at our institutions of higher education, who in turn will train the elementary and secondary teachers of tomorrow. The No Child Left Behind Act requires a highly-qualified teacher in every public school classroom. To meet this goal, we must ensure the faculty of education programs at colleges and universities are prepared to meet this challenge." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. No Child Left Behind Program Approved. 16 December 2001. "It was a big victory for students, parents and educators when a final version of President Bush's 'No Child Left Behind' education reform plan was agreed to by House and Senate negotiators last week. This legislation will usher in a new era of federal involvement and, more important, cooperation in our country's system of primary and secondary education [¦] It will enhance accountability and demand results from local schools, but in return provide unprecedented state and local flexibility and eliminate bureaucracy and red tape [¦] Local flexibility plus local accountability equals results." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Issue Position: Education Reform. 10 November 2011. "Working to Make No Child Left Behind Be the Best It Can Be -Local Flexibility. -Congressman Tiberi believes that local school districts know how to best address the needs of their local school children. Therefore, he worked to create an amendment to the No Child Left Behind Act that allows number of school districts in every state to go to the Secretary of Education and present their own plan for the allocation of Title I federal funding for approval [¦] -Providing Answers. Since No Child Left Behind was one of the largest federal education overhauls, Congressman Tiberi realized teachers and administrators would have some concerns over implementation and questions." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Congressman Pat Tiberi's Capitol Notebook - November 28, 2004. 28 November 2004. "We also give states and schools the clarity they have been seeking on what it means to be a 'highly qualified' special education teacher. In No Child Left Behind we said that every child shall learn from a highly qualified teacher and children in special education are no exception. We added flexibility, though, for states and teachers to meet the 'highly qualified' definition for special ed teachers, but we did not do anything to slow down the progress states are making in reaching that goal." (votesmart.org)
  • John Boehner. The Committee on Education and the Workforce. Seattle Schools First in Nation to Receive Red Tape Relief Under No Child Left Behind "Local-Flex" Initiative. 7 November 2003. "Members of the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee today congratulated the Seattle Public School System for being the first in the nation to receive unprecedented local flexibility under the No Child Left Behind's Local Flexibility Demonstration Program (Local-Flex), a pilot project included in No Child Left Behind that allows up to 80 local school districts nationwide to spend federal education funds with very few strings attached, as long as the school district can demonstrate these funds are being used to improve academic achievement [¦] 'I'm glad school officials in Seattle are able to take advantage of the provision Rep. Castle and I authored. We're anxious to see other local school systems use this same flexibility to develop local solutions to local education issues.'" (archives.republicans.edlabor.house.gov)

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  • Pat Tiberi. ˜ALL OF THE ABOVE' APPROACH WOULD INCREASE SUPPLY, LOWER ENERGY PRICES. 23 July 2008. "Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today became an original cosponsor of the American Energy Act [¦] 'This bill takes an ˜all of the above' approach to lower energy prices for Central Ohio families. Increasing domestic supply, developing alternative energy technology, and promoting conservation will help bring down energy prices today and put us on the right path toward energy independence in the future' [¦] To increase domestic energy supply in environmentally-sound way this bill would: -Allow for deep water energy exploration -Allow for energy exploration on the Arctic coastal plain -Allow for the development of the country's shale oil resources -Cut through bureaucratic red tape to allow for the construction of new refineries to increase domestic gas supply." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Jonathan Riskind. Columbus Dispatch: Drilling splits Ohio lawmakers down party lines. 19 June 2008. "Likewise, GOP Rep. Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township said drilling should be only part of a strategy that also would incorporate steps such as conservation, increased refinery capacity and alternative energy. 'The answer is not just 'drill, drill, drill'; the answer lies in a combination of many ideas,' Tiberi said." (www.dispatch.com)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Calls Democrats' Energy Bill a Sham, Calls for 'All of the Above' Approach to Energy. 16 September 2008. "This 'comprehensive' energy bill is anything but comprehensive. It does include some incentives for some alternative fuel development, which supporters of this bill will point out. But what it doesn't include is far more glaring. Not only does it limit drilling, it blocks increased clean, safe nuclear power production, it does nothing to encourage clean coal production, and does not include plans to build new refineries. In fact, the bill includes strict energy mandates that will increase energy prices for Ohio families and businesses. This bill is a sham. Don't fall for the Democrats' latest energy bill. We need a true ‘all of the above' approach to American energy production in order to lower energy prices and put us on the road to energy independence, and this bill isn't it." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of Environment America 47 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Fourteen Working Days in Five Months Insufficient to Bring Energy Solutions. 17 September 2008. "'The energy bills we've voted on so far do little to encourage increased American production of energy. Increasing American production of all types of energy and increasing energy efficiency is what will lower energy prices and put this country on the road to energy independence' [¦] The resolution states that comprehensive energy legislation should: -Open the Outer Continental Shelf, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and oil shale reserves to environmentally safe drilling [¦] -Encourages advanced research and development of clean coal, coal-to-liquid, and carbon sequestration technologies -Minimize drawn out legal challenges that unreasonably delay or prevent American energy production." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. In Case You Missed It: Investor's Business Daily Editorial: Last But Not Leased. 18 July 2008. "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing the 'Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act' to block offshore drilling. The fact is, these offshore rigs may be the ticket to saving both our coasts and our economy. The act would deny oil companies any new leases unless they can show that they're diligently exploring and drilling in existing holdings [¦] Offshore drilling can actually reduce the amount of oil reaching our beaches by relieving the pressure that forces oil to seep from the ocean floor. According to data from the National Academy of Sciences, just 1% of oil found in U.S. waters comes from drilling and extraction, vs. 63% from natural seepage, 32% from cars and boats, and 4% from tankers [¦] 3,200 offshore oil platforms survived Hurricane Katrina without leaking a drop of oil. A study by Louisiana's Sea Grant college found 50 times more marine life around oil platforms, which act as artificial reefs, than in the surrounding mud bottoms." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. In Case You Missed It: Wall Street Journal Editorial: Pelosi's Energy Stonewall. 1 August 2008. "The Democratic leadership is stonewalling any measure that might possibly relax the Congressional ban on offshore drilling [¦] If nothing else, this summer's oil drilling stonewall is giving voters an insight into this ideology, which recoils at any oil, natural gas or coal production -- oh, and nuclear besides. That puts 93% of all U.S. energy off limits for expansion. Back in the real world, and barring a cold fusion or other miracle, the U.S. will remain dependent on fossil fuels for decades. A fresh round of domestic oil-and-gas exploration would ease the long-term pressures that supply and demand are exerting on prices, plus bolster energy security." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Urges Congressional Action to Lower Energy Prices. 14 July 2008. "'Lifting the executive ban on offshore domestic energy exploration is the first step along the path to a more energy-independent future for this country. Now it's time for Congress to come together and lift our prohibition on off-shore exploration. We'll still need individual states to lift their moratoriums against exploration off their shores, but the president's announcement today is a step in the right direction' [¦] Congressman Tiberi is a cosponsor of H.R 3089, the No More Excuses Energy Act, a bill that would among other things lifts the current ban on offshore energy exploration. The bill would also encourage the construction of more domestic oil refineries, extend tax credits for alternative fuels like wind, encourage the use of clean, safe nuclear energy, and allow for oil exploration in a small potion of the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Time for a Comprehensive Energy Plan. 22 August 2008. "I described how I believe we need to have an 'all of the above' approach to energy reform. How we need to begin exploring for oil and natural gas in ANWR, on the outercontinental shelf, and on other public lands. I believe we need to build more refineries to produce more American energy. I believe American energy shouldn't just come from traditional sources, but should come from alternative sources like wind and solar power and we should continue developing new energy technology like coal-to-liquid and oil shale production. Finally, we need to make better use of the energy we do have by encouraging efficiency." (votesmart.org)

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  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Families Struggling, Gas Prices Soaring, Not Time To Raise Gas Tax. 15 April 2010. "U.S.Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding a Senate proposal to increase the tax on gasoline: '[¦] This new proposal combined with the Democrats Cap and Trade plan, could raise energy prices by hundreds and hundreds of dollars for Ohio families. We need an all of the above energy solution, that encourages and incentivizes the use of American energy, produced by American workers. It will lessen our dependence on foreign oil and create much needed American jobs. It's time to stop thinking of new ways to raise taxes on Americans, and start getting them back to work.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Op-Ed: Bill Abandons Midwest, Rewards Liberals On The Coasts. 25 June 2009. "Nearly every person that drives a car, heats a building, or even turns on a light switch will see their energy prices go up under Cap and Trade [¦] Specifically, the Cap and Trade bill caps the amount of carbon emissions an energy supplier can release, putting the units of carbon emissions up for auction and letting users (like power companies) bid on them [¦] It doesn't have to be like this. I support an energy reform plan that provides incentives for America's energy producers to transition to new, clean, reliable energy sources, expand energy production, and promote conservation and efficiency." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Newark Advocate - Tiberi: REINS Act Would Create Jobs, Grow Economy. 12 July 2011. "During the cap-and-trade debate, the administration threatened to unilaterally regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act in an attempt to force legislators to support cap-and-trade legislation in lieu of much worse EPA regulations. Despite the broad range of views on cap-and-trade legislation, many of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle agreed that it is Congress's role to enact such regulations because of the major impacts they could have on the economy. Shockingly, the EPA has not performed an analysis of the economic impacts of the greenhouse gas regulations. However, one private sector analysis concluded that just the uncertainty alone created by the regulations could cost $25 billion to $75 billion in lost capital investment and between 500,000 to 1.5 million jobs by 2014." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. In Case You Missed It: Wall Street Journal Editorial: Pelosi's Energy Stonewall. 1 August 2008. "The Democratic leadership isn't oblivious to this man-at-the-pump reality. But Al Gore's vision of the apocalyptic tides of climate change perfectly expresses their mentality: Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid see soaring prices as a public good -- the mechanism that will force energy enlightenment on the U.S. If anything, they think the price of gas is too low. As recently as June, the Senate debated a multitrillion-dollar carbon tax-and-regulation scheme that was designed to boost energy costs. A new version will be a priority in the next Administration." (tiberi.house.gov)
  • Pat Tiberi. Energy Summit Productive, Reinforced Need For American Energy Act. 2 September 2009. "Today we heard from a variety of people who described the detrimental effects the Cap and Trade energy bill would have -- it would force energy prices to sky-rocket, and cause wide-spread layoffs. Among other participants, we heard from Tom Secor, the President of Durable Corporation in Norwalk, Ohio. He told us that under the Cap and Trade bill, he believes his steel prices would increase and he would be forced to do what his competitors do and produce overseas. That will cost American jobs. Mr. Secor said he believes he would have to reduce his workforce by at least 15 to20 percent to stay competitive, and he explained that other small manufacturers believe the Cap and Trade energy bill would have similar effects on their businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Cap And Trade Creates National Energy Tax, Kills Jobs. 26 June 2009. "Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today again spoke out against Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Cap and Trade bill that would create a national energy tax and force every American to pay higher prices for goods and services. 'Not only would this bill tax nearly every person who has the audacity to turn on a light switch and force the cost of American-made products and services to increase, this measure is simply a job-killer [¦] Rather than focus on turning the economy around and creating jobs for the millions of people who are out of work, Speaker Pelosi's priority seems to be increasing taxes' [¦] The EPA's analysis of the legislation makes clear that U.S. manufacturing jobs will be forced overseas as costs on American manufacturers rise. These jobs could go to places like China and India who don't have the same environmental restrictions this bill would create in the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of Environment America 47 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

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  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Pat Tiberi in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Pat Tiberi a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Pat Tiberi in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Congressman Pat Tiberi's Capitol Notebook. 27 June 2004. "In co-operation with local law enforcement, the federal government is acting to reverse that trend in Columbus. The team being sent to Columbus will include personnel from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Justice Department prosecutors. Reducing crimes involving guns will be a top priority. Here's the strategy for the six-month program: Use technology and human intelligence to identify geographic areas with violent firearms crime. Identify and target the worst violent offenders, the criminal organizations that support them, and determine how many of them are armed career criminals. Use criminal investigations as well as investigative tools and resources to disrupt and dismantle criminal activity being perpetrated by the targeted individuals and organizations. Arrest and prosecute the targeted individuals and their associates in the federal or state jurisdiction that lends itself to the most appropriate penalty. Work with community leaders to cultivate solid and sustained commitment between the community's residents and law enforcement. Evaluate results on a monthly basis." (votesmart.org)

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  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Democrats' Take-Over of Health Care Exactly What We Don't Need. 19 January 2011. "What I've heard over and over again from Central Ohioans is that they want a patient-centered, patient-focused health care system, not one that is government-focused and government-centered. The Democrats' health reform plan is government-focused. So over the next few months we'll begin to spell out for the American people some of the provisions in this reform that have not been so popularized [¦] Hidden taxes like this, cuts to Medicare, and growing bureaucracies created by this law, lead to exactly what Central Ohioans don't want -- government inserted into the middle of their most personal decisions." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Statement Regarding Speaker Pelosi's Healthcare Bill. 7 November 2009. "Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 1,990 page healthcare bill: 'I strongly oppose Speaker Pelosi's bill. I am for healthcare reform, but not this massive bill that does little to fix our current healthcare problems. Speaker Pelosi's bill raises taxes, raises premiums for people that already have insurance, expands Medicaid without fixing its funding problems, and massively cuts Medicare by hundreds of billions of dollars. I support Healthcare reform that actually lowers healthcare costs and creates true competition to expand access to quality affordable healthcare. That's true healthcare reform, unlike Speaker Pelosi, I don't want to just rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic; I want to fix our broken system.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Statement On House Passage Of Democrats' Health Care Plan. 21 March 2010. "U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statement following the Democrats' passage of their flawed health care plan: 'It's a disappointing day for the hundreds of millions of Americans who don't want to see their taxes rise, who don't want government inserted into the relationship they have with their doctor, who don't want to see the government spend another trillion dollars, who don't want taxpayer-funded abortion signed in to law, and who actually want to see the cost of their health care go down. We all agree, health care reform is needed in this country, but not this way and not with these bills.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Op-Ed: The Worst Bill Ever. 2 November 2009. "Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly told fellow Democrats that she's prepared to lose seats in 2010 if that's what it takes to pass ObamaCare, and little wonder. The health bill she unwrapped last Thursday, which President Obama hailed as a 'critical milestone,' may well be the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced [¦] We believe it is no stretch to say that Mrs. Pelosi's handiwork ranks with the Smoot-Hawley tariff and FDR's National Industrial Recovery Act as among the worst bills Congress has ever seriously contemplated." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Letter to the Honorable Ted Strickland, Governor of Ohio. 19 July 2010. "Ohioans were misled by the Obama Administration about the cost of the President's health care legislation, and they cannot be misled again when it comes to this unconscionable use of taxpayer dollars. Your voice as Governor is needed to help ensure that not a dime of the $152 million in federal funds Ohio is set to receive for its high-risk pool plan goes toward covering abortions. We ask that you assure Ohioans that Ohio will not seek to use funds from the President's health care law to fund abortions." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Letter To The Honorable Richard Cordray, Attorney General Of The State Of Ohio. 24 March 2010. "Among the provisions of H.R. 3590 is a requirements that all Americans purchase health insurance either through their employers or individually. Failure to comply with this 'individual mandate' can result in a prison sentence and a monetary penalty of up to 2.5 percent of a person's income [¦] Many of our colleagues question the constitutionality of requiring anyone to purchase any good or service as a condition of citizenship. We fail to see how the Congress's power to regulate interstate commerce can be interpreted to regulate the non-commercial action of failing to purchase health insurance." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Grimm, Tiberi, Roe Introduce Bill to Eliminate Tan Tax. 3 June 2011. "Today, Rep. Michael Grimm (R,C-NY) is joined by Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), and twenty-two other House Republican colleagues in introducing H.R. 2092, legislation to repeal the regressive 10% tax on tanning services [¦] 'The Democrats' health care law breaks President Obama's promise to not raise taxes on those making less than $200,000 a year. During a hearing in the Ways and Means Committee a member of the Administration even joked about this measure not being a tax. American small business owners, the drivers of our economy, don't think it's a laughing matter. This unfair punishment of small businesses and small businesses must be repealed.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Boustany-Tiberi Bill would Repeal Job-Crushing Provision in Democrats' Health Law. 5 May 2011. "Boustany, Jr., MD (R-Southwest Louisiana) and Pat Tiberi (R-Central Ohio) today introduced the American Job Protection Act to eliminate the damaging employer-mandate provision in ObamaCare. The bill, H.R.1744, removes requirements stating employers with 50 or more full time 'equivalent' employees may be assessed a 'free rider' penalty.'I have heard directly from Ohio small business owners that the employer mandate will cost jobs and limit their ability to hire -- exactly what we don't need in today's economy. The mandate changes the meaning of 'full-time' and would have left the unelected bureaucrats to define "minimum health coverage,' leaving small business owners uncertain about their future.'" (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: One Step Closer to Absolving Unsustainable Health Mandate. 2 February 2012. "Passing this bill puts us one step closer to fulfilling our promise of repealing the Democrats' government take-over of health care. While I will continue fighting for the full repeal of Obamacare, I am pleased that we're chipping away the massive law. Even the White House admitted the long-term care program was unsustainable and insolvent. In fact the measure was opposed by Republicans, Democrats, seniors, and fiscal watchdogs because it was filled with a budget gimmick, leading to another government mandate. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this repeal, removing any possibility of it being implemented and strapping Americans with tax hikes." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Supreme Court Rules “ Obamacare Tax Hike on the Middle Class. 28 June 2012. "I will continue to work to fully repeal this government take-over of health care and replace it with common sense measures that will lower the cost of health care while preserving patient choice. We've already passed and President Obama has signed into law the repeal of nine provisions of this massive 3,000 page law. We have much more work to do to keep our promise of access to more affordable health care." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephanie Czekalinski. The Columbus Dispatch. Deported illegal immigrants return repeatedly. 1 August 2011. "U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, said he plans to try to close the loophole that allows some immigrants to use deportation to avoid prosecution. That occurs when ICE deports an immigrant before local prosecutors can file charges. 'It is very important for these agencies to establish a precedent for communicating and sharing information. There appears to be a fundamental disconnect between the judicial system and federal agencies like Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. I plan to work with the incoming chair of the Immigration Subcommittee to close this loophole and strengthen our borders.'" (www.dispatch.com)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

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  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 18 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Pat Tiberi voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the American Family Association 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Pat Tiberi voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Anthony Shoemaker. Dayton Daily News. Ohio lawmakers react to Obama's shift on gay marriage. 9 May 2012. "And Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township said, 'I believe that marriage is and should remain a union between a man and a woman. This sacred bond is more than a union between two people; it is one of the foundations upon which our country was built and continues to prosper.'" (www.daytondailynews.com)

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  • Pat Tiberi. Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 31 March 2011. "We live in an increasingly complex world [¦] We continue to live with the constant threat posed by North Korea's and Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons as well as the danger of nuclear proliferation at the hands of terrorists. We write to request that, while all of these events are consuming the daily news coverage, we not take our eye off of working toward a goal that is close to all of our hearts: a peaceful and secure Jewish State of Israel [¦] We respectfully request that you and your administration do all in your power to insist that President Abbas reenters peace talks, without preconditions, and demand that President Abbas eliminate all vestiges of incitement coming from his government, Palestinian entities, or officials." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. WOSU. Congressman Pat Tiberi/ Libya Endgame & The Future of Syria. 23 August 2011. "There is bipartisan support for what the president has talked about and that is a glide path toward an exit in Iraq and an exit in Afghanistan. But to your point earlier, we are in a much different place than we've ever have been in respect to the war in terror. When we get out of Iraq and when we get out of Afghanistan the war on terror is not going to be over, this is something that's going to be with us for the rest of our lives." (beta.wosu.org)

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Pat Tiberi supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 50 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi: Another Dire Warning Should Prompt Medicare, Social Security Reform. 12 May 2009. "Once again this report indicates we must take action to reform our Medicare and Social Security programs to ensure that our children will be able to receive benefits. This year alone the fund from which Medicare hospital expenses are paid will pay more in benefits this year, than it collects in taxes. Once again the warning is dire, and the estimate of when the trust funds will be insolvent is even sooner than before. By 2016, the Social Security trust fund will be paying out more in benefits than it collects through payroll taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Tiberi Statement: Release of Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report. 13 June 2011. "Today's Trustees Report further demonstrates our need to reform Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Doing nothing is not an option. In order to avoid devastating cuts to beneficiaries in the future, we must act now. Future beneficiaries deserve the security of knowing they can count on these programs when they need them." (votesmart.org)
  • Pat Tiberi. Issue Position: Government Reform. "Securing Longevity of Entitlements. Currently, entitlements, government funded benefits like social security, Medicare and Medicaid, account for more than half of the federal budget. If left unchecked, by 2040, entitlement funding will cost the amount of the current federal budget. Congressman Tiberi believes it is necessary to have a serious national discussion about reforming our entitlement system, so the promise of these benefits is secured for future generation. To that end, Congressman Tiberi is an original cosponsor of H.R.473, Securing America's Future Economy Commission (SAFE) Act. The measure would establish a commission to develop legislation to reform entitlement programs and ensure a sound fiscal future for the United States, and for other purposes." (votesmart.org)

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