Jim Jordan
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State OH
Years in DC 10
Next Election 2018

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A 96%

Key Issues

The following issues detail the member’s votes during their time in Congress on the most important issues facing our nation. Please click on the issue on the left side-bar, or on the dropdown menu on your mobile device, to scroll through the issue slides. Interspersed within the votes are comments made by the member regarding these issues. 

The thumbs up or down position following a vote or statement compares the member’s action to the conservative position on that issue. These positions, along with a member’s Liberty Score™, comprise an in-depth view of a member’s conservative record, or lack thereof.

Agriculture

  • Voted against reducing and capping subsidies in the Farm Bill for wealthy farmers in 2007[1]liberal position
  • Voted against the Farm Bill in 2007, which contained earmarks as well as subsidies for wealthy farmers[2]conservative position
  • Voted against the Farm Bill in 2008, which was full of subsidies and earmarks[3]conservative position
  • Voted against overriding President Bush’s veto of the Farm Bill in 2008[4]conservative position
  • Voted against the $940 billion Farm Bill in 2013, of which 80 percent of the funds were earmarked for food stamps[5]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of the agriculture standalone version Farm Bill in 2013, which created new subsidy programs and made them permanent law[6]liberal position
  • Voted against the final $940 billion Farm Bill in 2014, which failed to reform food stamps or agriculture programs in a meaningful way[7]conservative position

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[1]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll747.xml

[2]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll756.xml

[3]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll315.xml

[4]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll346.xml

[5]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll286.xml

[6]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll353.xml

[7]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll031.xml

Bailouts

  • Voted in favor of the $831 billion Economic Stimulus Act in early 2008[8]liberal position
  • Voted against the 2008 bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which included an increase in the debt ceiling[9]conservative position
  • Voted against the first TARP Wall Street bank bailout in 2008[10]conservative position
  • Voted against the second, $700 billion TARP Wall Street bank bailout in 2008[11]conservative position
  • Voted against the 2008 $14 billion auto industry bailout[12]conservative position

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[8]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll042.xml

[9]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll519.xml

[10]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll674.xml

[11]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml

[12]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml

Budget and Spending

  • Voted in favor of a 2007 amendment that would have saved $279 billion over five years from the proposed budget and extended tax relief[13]conservative position
  • Voted against authorizing $43 billion for 40 new federal programs in 2007, expanding the size of government[14]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2007 amendment reducing discretionary spending in the underlying agriculture appropriations bill by 5.5 percent across-the-board[15]conservative position
  • Voted against a budget-busting omnibus spending bill in 2007[16]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2008 amendment replacing the proposed budget with a conservative alternative[17]conservative position
  • Voted against a $33 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program in 2009[18]conservative position
  • Voted against an omnibus spending bill that increased spending by 80 percent in 2009[19]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2009 amendment replacing the federal budget with the RSC budget alternative, which contained more spending cuts[20]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2009 amendment capping discretionary spending and total spending, and setting maximum deficit limits[21]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2010 amendment to cut spending in the underlying T-HUD appropriations bill by $18.6 billion to reflect FY 2008 levels[22]conservative position
  • Voted against a 2011 amendment cutting the F-35 fighter jet engine program[23]liberal position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting inflated spending in the defense budget by$18.6 billion to reflect FY 2008 levels[24]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting non-defense discretionary spending in the underlying DoD appropriations bill to reflect 2006 levels[25]conservative position
  • Voted against a short-term “Do Nothing” continuing resolution in 2011[26]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment replacing the Ryan budget with the RSC budget alternative, which contained more spending cuts[27]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment reducing Homeland Security appropriations by 10 percent[28]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting $700 million in waste from a megabus appropriations bill[29]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting $900 million from Food for Peace Grants[30]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting $3.04 billion from the underlying Energy & Water appropriations bill[31]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting $3 billion from the underlying Department of the Interior appropriations bill[32]conservative position
  • Voted against the 2011 debt ceiling deal, which increased the debt by $2.4 trillion – the largest increase in American history that undermined GOP unity behind a balanced budget[33]conservative position
  • Voted against a continuing resolution that violated the agreed upon Ryan Budget levels by $24 billion in 2011[34]conservative position
  • Voted against a senate amended continuing resolution that violated the agreed upon Ryan Budget levels by $24 billion in 2011[35]conservative position
  • Voted against a minibus spending bill that spent $24 billion more than the Ryan budget, busted the budget caps, and which funded Obamacare in 2011[36]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment replacing the Ryan budget with the RSC budget alternative, which contained more spending cuts[37]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment cutting the underlying Commerce, Science, & Justice appropriations bill by 1 percent[38]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment cutting $2.7 billion from selected portions of the underlying Commerce, Science, & Justice appropriations bill[39]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment cutting $3.1 billion from the underlying Energy & Water appropriations bill[40]conservative position
  • Voted against T-HUD appropriations in 2012, increasing funds for Amtrak, the Essential Air Service, community development block grants, and other wasteful spending[41]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment cutting $1.07 billion from the underlying DoD appropriations bill[42]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment offsetting Hurricane Sandy disaster relief with cuts in discretionary spending[43]conservative position
  • Voted against a 2013 amendment adding $33.677 billion in additional, non-offset spending to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief[44]conservative position
  • Voted against $50 billion in disaster relief following Hurricane Sandy in 2013[45]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment replacing the Ryan budget with the RSC budget alternative, which contained more spending cuts[46]conservative position
  • Voted against the Senate negotiated spending and debt deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling in 2013[47]conservative position
  • Voted against the Ryan/Murray budget deal in 2013 that increased spending[48]conservative position
  • Voted against the omnibus spending bill following the government shutdown in 2014[49]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment replacing the Ryan budget with the RSC budget alternative, which contained more spending cuts[50]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment cutting the underlying T-HUD appropriations bill by 1 percent[51]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment reducing non-defense spending in the underlying Energy & Water appropriations bill by 7.4831%, returning to FY 2008 levels[52]conservative position
  • Voted against reauthorizing BrandUSA in 2014, a tourism slush fund that uses federal taxing authority to finance profits[53]conservative position
  • Voted against a $125 million program to monitor “critical minerals” used in private manufacturing in 2014[54]conservative position

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[13]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll211.xml

[14]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll802.xml

[15]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll808.xml

[16]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1171.xml

[17]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll140.xml

[18]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll050.xml

[19]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll086.xml

[20]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll189.xml

[21]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll610.xml

[22]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll493.xml

[23]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll046.xml

[24]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll103.xml

[25]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll143.xml

[26]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll179.xml

[27]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll275.xml

[28]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll402.xml

[29]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll424.xml

[30]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll434.xml

[31]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll538.xml

[32]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll633.xml

[33]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll690.xml

[34]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll719.xml

[35]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll745.xml

[36]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll857.xml

[37]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll149.xml

[38]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll221.xml

[39]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll222.xml

[40]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll336.xml

[41]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll450.xml

[42]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll495.xml

[43]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll014.xml

[44]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll022.xml

[45]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll023.xml

[46]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll086.xml

[47]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml

[48]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll640.xml

[49]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll021.xml

[50]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll175.xml

[51]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll289.xml

[52]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll400.xml

[53]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll433.xml

[54]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll435.xml


Civil Liberties

  • Voted in favor of a five year extension of the FISA Amendments Act in 2012[55]liberal position
  • Voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act in 2013[56]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in 2013[57]liberal position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment preventing the NSA from blanket metadata collection on Americans without authorization[58]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment preventing the NSA from blanket metadata collection on Americans without authorization[59]conservative position

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[55]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll569.xml

[56]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll055.xml

[57]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll117.xml

[58]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll412.xml

[59]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll327.xml

Debt Ceiling

  • Voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2007[60]conservative position
  • Voted against bailing out Fannie and Freddie in 2008 which included an increase in the debt ceiling[61]conservative position
  • Voted against TARP in 2008 which included an increase in the debt ceiling[62]conservative position
  • Voted against the 2009 Obama stimulus, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , which included an increase in the debt ceiling[63]conservative position
  • Voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2009[64]conservative position
  • Voted against the Pay-As-You-Go Act in 2010 which included an increase in the debt ceiling[65]conservative position
  • Voted against the 2011 debt ceiling deal, which increased the debt by $2.4 trillion – the largest increase in American history that undermined GOP unity behind a balanced budget[66]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of increasing the debt ceiling in January of 2013[67]liberal position
  • Voted in favor of a debt ceiling prioritization reform bill in 2013, a responsible response to the Obama Administration’s doomsday scenarios over debt ceiling limits[68]conservative position
  • Voted against the negotiated spending and debt deal to end the government shutdown in 2013 which included an increase in the debt ceiling[69]conservative position
  • Voted against increasing the debt ceiling following the government shutdown in early 2014[70]conservative position

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[60]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll377.xml

[61]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll519.xml

[62]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml

[63]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll070.xml

[64]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll988.xml

[65]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll048.xml

[66]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll690.xml

[67]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll030.xml

[68]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll142.xml

[69]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml

[70]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll061.xml

Earmarks

  • Voted in favor of cutting 148 earmarks in the 2008 Financial Services appropriations bill in 2007[71]conservative position
  • Voted against overriding President Bush’s 2007 veto of a Water Resources Development bill, which included 900+ earmarks[72]conservative position
  • Voted against cutting 103 earmarks in the 2009 Military Construction appropriations bill in 2008[73]liberal position

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[71]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll597.xml

[72]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1040.xml

[73]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll560.xml

Education

  • Voted in favor of reauthorizing the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, providing school vouchers to students in 2011[74]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of extending student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans in 2012[75]liberal position
  • Voted in favor of maintaining federal subsidies for student loans in 2013[76]liberal position

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[74]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll204.xml

[75]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll195.xml

[76]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll426.xml

Energy and Environment

  • Voted against a 2007 amendment forcing electric utilities to produce 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020[77]conservative position
  • Voted against an energy bill which subsidized alternative energy, mandated the use of ethanol and placed standards on producers of fuel, cars, and appliances in 2007[78]conservative position
  • Voted against the Cash for Clunkers program in 2009[79]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of ending the moratorium on drilling in 2010[80]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting energy subsidies[81]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting the EPA's budget by $64 million[82]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of barring the EPA from passing greenhouse gas regulations in 2011[83]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of expanding offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in 2011[84]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment cutting ethanol subsidies[85]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment eliminating the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program[86]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment defunding the Fossil Fuel R&D programs[87]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of barring new energy loan guarantees in 2012[88]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of prohibiting the Department of the Interior from promulgating regulations devastating to the coal industry in 2012[89]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment eliminating $1.544 billion from funding for energy R&D programs[90]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of protecting states' rights to develop energy resources within their borders in 2013[91]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of expediting the permitting process for establishing natural gas pipelines in 2013[92]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of creating a grant program incentivizing green energy building codes[93]liberal position
  • Voted in favor of stopping the EPA from imposing new regulations that would kill new coal-fired power plants in 2014[94]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment preventing NDAA funds from being used to implement climate change initiatives[95]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment eliminating $3.1 billion dollars in subsidies for three energy programs[96]conservative position

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[77]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll827.xml

[78]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1177.xml

[79]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll682.xml

[80]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll512.xml

[81]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll058.xml

[82]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll063.xml

[83]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll249.xml

[84]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll320.xml

[85]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll454.xml

[86]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll311.xml

[87]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll317.xml

[88]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll584.xml

[89]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll603.xml

[90]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll319.xml

[91]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll604.xml

[92]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll611.xml

[93]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll098.xml

[94]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll106.xml

[95]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll231.xml

[96]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll377.xml


Foreign Policy and Defense

  • Voted in favor of a $100 billion bailout of the International Monetary Fund in 2009[97]liberal position
  • Voted against a 2012 amendment ending indefinite military detention of terrorists and transferring them to civilian courts[98]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment prohibiting funding to implement the Law of the Sea Treaty[99]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment banning reductions to the Triad weapons system unless Russia complies with the new START Treaty[100]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment limiting funds for the new START Treaty until Russia respects Ukrainian sovereignty[101]conservative position

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[97]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll265.xml

[98]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll270.xml

[99]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll283.xml

[100]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll288.xml

[101]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll236.xml

Free Market

  • Voted against the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act in 2007, which was likely to lead to price controls[102]conservative position
  • Voted against allowing the government to set oil and gas pricing rather than the market in 2007[103]conservative position
  • Voted against mortgage “reform” in 2007 that imposed unnecessary regulations and exposed lenders to increased liability[104]conservative position
  • Voted against the Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act in 2008[105]conservative position
  • Voted against allowing judges to modify home mortgages including reducing principal in 2009[106]conservative position
  • Voted against expanding FDA control over the tobacco industry in 2009[107]conservative position
  • Voted against a 2009 amendment allowing the courts to extend mortgage loan repayment, reduce interest and fees, and adjust principal[108]conservative position
  • Voted against Dodd–Frank in 2010[109]conservative position
  • Voted against expanding FDA control over eating habits in 2010, imposing new regulations on food producers[110]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of patent reform in 2011[111]liberal position
  • Voted against a 2011 amendment eliminating the federally subsidized flood insurance program[112]liberal position
  • Voted in favor of the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act in 2011, which gives Congress a check on out-of-control Executive branch regulations[113]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment eliminating the wasteful Economic Development Administration[114]conservative position
  • Voted against reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank in 2012[115]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of requiring a full audit of the Federal Reserve system and its banks in 2012[116]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment repealing the dairy farm subsidy program[117]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment reducing the sugar subsidy program[118]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act in 2013, which gives Congress a check on out-of-control Executive branch regulations[119]conservative position
  • Voted against delaying pro-market reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program in 2014[120]conservative position
  • Voted against reauthorizing the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 2014[121]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment eliminating the wasteful Economic Development Administration[122]conservative position

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[102]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll023.xml

[103]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll404.xml

[104]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1118.xml

[105]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll448.xml

[106]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll104.xml

[107]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll335.xml

[108]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll963.xml

[109]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll413.xml

[110]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll661.xml

[111]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll491.xml

[112]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll560.xml

[113]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll901.xml

[114]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll207.xml

[115]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll224.xml

[116]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll513.xml

[117]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll258.xml

[118]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll281.xml

[119]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll445.xml

[120]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll091.xml

[121]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll208.xml

[122]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll243.xml

Health Care

  • Voted against overriding President Bush’s veto of $33 billion to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program in 2007[123]conservative position
  • Voted against maintaining Medicaid loopholes in 2008[124]conservative position
  • Voted against expanding the Obamacare grant program for veterinarians in 2011[125]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of preventing the IRS from implementing or enforcing Obamacare in 2013[126]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a funding bill that delayed Obamacare and required unsubsidized health insurance for members and staff of the Executive and Legislative branches in 2013[127]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of the Miller-Sanders Veterans Bill in 2014, which created a new entitlement set to cost $500 billion over the next decade[128]liberal position

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[123]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll982.xml

[124]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll209.xml

[125]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll164.xml

[126]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll447.xml

[127]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml

[128]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll467.xml

Immigration

  • Voted against the DREAM Act in 2010[129]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment barring funding of the Obama Administration’s amnesty granting policy[130]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment cutting spending on public housing for illegal aliens[131]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment freezing funding for the Obama Administration’s unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program[132]conservative position

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[129]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll625.xml

[130]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll208.xml

[131]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll276.xml

[132]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll479.xml


Labor

  • Voted against increasing the minimum wage in 2007[133]conservative position
  • Voted against the Employee Free Choice Act in 2007, which would make it easier for unions to unionize workers in the private sector[134]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2007 amendment limiting the Davis-Bacon union wage subsidy rule[135]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2008 amendment limiting the Davis-Bacon union wage subsidy rule[136]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2009 amendment limiting the Davis-Bacon union wage subsidy rule[137]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment striking funding for the National Labor Relations Board[138]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment preventing projects in the 2011 budget from complying with the Davis-Bacon wage subsidy rule[139]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of limiting the National Labor Relations Board’s powers in 2011[140]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 amendment limiting the Davis-Bacon union wage subsidy rule[141]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of prohibiting the National Labor Relations Board from acting or issuing rules without a quorum in 2013[142]conservative position

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[133]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll018.xml

[134]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll118.xml

[135]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll488.xml

[136]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll015.xml

[137]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll122.xml

[138]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll075.xml

[139]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll144.xml

[140]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll711.xml

[141]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll338.xml

[142]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll101.xml

Sanctity of Life

  • Voted against expanding federal funding for stem cell research to more embryonic stem cell lines in 2007[143]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood in 2011[144]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of prohibiting federal funding of abortions under Obamacare in 2011[145]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) in 2012, which prohibits abortions based on the sex or race of the child inside the womb[146]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in 2013, which protects unborn children beginning at 20 weeks[147]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of prohibiting taxpayer funding for abortions in 2014[148]conservative position

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[143]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll020.xml

[144]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll271.xml

[145]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll789.xml

[146]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll299.xml

[147]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll251.xml

[148]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll030.xml

Second Amendment

  • Voted in favor of a national cross-state standard for concealed carry in 2011[149]conservative position

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[149]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll852.xml

Taxes

  • Voted against the Tobacco Control Act in 2008, which created new "user fees" to pay for an expanded FDA regulatory program[150]conservative position
  • Voted against the $630 billion “fiscal cliff” tax increase, which also increased spending by $230 billion[151]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of making permanent the provision in the tax code that allows up to 50 percent deduction of the cost of capital investments in the first year in 2014[152]conservative position

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[150]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll542.xml

[151]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

[152]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll404.xml

Technology

  • Voted in favor of disapproving of the FCC’s net neutrality rules in 2011[153]conservative position

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[153]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll252.xml

Trade

  • Voted against extending Trade Adjustment Assistance in 2011, a program that disrupts market price systems[154]conservative position
  • Voted against applying countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act to nonmarket economy countries in 2012[155]conservative position

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[154]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll784.xml

[155]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll096.xml

Traditional Family Values

  • Voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in 2007[156]conservative position

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[156]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll1057.xml

Transportation

  • Voted against an $8 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund in 2008[157]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2012 motion to instruct conferees on a highway spending bill to cap transportation spending at the amount taken in by the gas tax[158]conservative position
  • Voted against a highway spending bill that exceeded revenue from the gas tax in 2012[159]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of eliminating subsidies for airline tickets to sparsely populated airports, the Essential Air Service Program, in 2013[160]conservative position
  • Voted against a $10.8 billion Highway Trust Fund bailout in 2014 that offset spending via revenue raisers, budget gimmicks, and budget transfers[161]conservative position

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[157]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll518.xml

[158]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll378.xml

[159]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll451.xml

[160]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll422.xml

[161]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll414.xml

Welfare

  • Voted against extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks in 2008[162]conservative position
  • Voted against extending unemployment benefits to 73 weeks in 2009[163]conservative position
  • Voted against extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks in 2010[164]conservative position
  • Voted against a one-time, $250 payment to all recipients of Social Security benefits in 2010[165]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2011 amendment blocking farm subsidies to individuals with annual income greater than $250,000[166]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment blocking farm subsidies to individuals with annual income greater than $250,000[167]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2013 amendment allowing states to add work requirements to food stamp programs[168]conservative position
  • Voted in favor of a 2014 amendment cutting housing welfare by $2.9 billion[169]conservative position

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[162]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll683.xml

[163]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll722.xml

[164]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll463.xml

[165]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll611.xml

[166]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll455.xml

[167]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll276.xml

[168]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll283.xml

[169]http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll274.xml