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Rep. Ryan’s Voting Record

Posted on: August 28, 2012

The following votes from the 111th and 112th Congresses provide a good overview of the voting record of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who was recently picked by presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be his running mate. Ryan has transformed himself into a fiscal conservative, who introduced a plan that severely cut the federal budget of unconstitutional programs such as funding for public broadcasting. He is also a fervent internationalist, who advocates increasing the U.S. military budget.

8/2/12—YES—Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 (H.R. 6233), which provides aid to farmers hurt by the recent heat wave. It passed the House but was sent back to committee when the Senate passed a different version.

8/1/12—YES—To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and for other purposes (H.R. 8), which extended the Bush tax cuts for all Americans. It passed the House.

7/31/12—YES—District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803), which would have effectively outlawed abortion in the nation’s capital. It failed in the House.

7/25/12—YES—Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 (H.R. 459), which would have allowed government auditors to audit the Fed. It passed the House and is currently pending in the Senate.

7/19/12—NO—The House voted on this day, 247-167, to freeze the war budget for 2013 at the 2012 level of $518B. A “Yes” vote would have cut $1B out of the budget.

5/9/12—YES—An amendment to a multi-agency appropriations bill that would have barred the Justice Department from interfering in state voter ID requirement laws. The amendment passed in the House but died in the Senate.

4/27/12—YES—Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011 (H.R. 2096) that would have allowed government more control over the Internet. It failed in the Senate.

2/17/12—NO—Payroll-Tax Cut allowing workers to contribute 4.2% of their pay to Social Security, down from the standard 6.2%. It passed the House.

12/14/11—YES—Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012 (H. Res. 750).

4/7/11—YES—The House passed H.R. 910 by a vote of 255-172 legislation that bars the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating so-called greenhouse-gas emissions and challenges claims behind climate change.

3/21/10—NO—The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 1), commonly referred to as Obamacare.* It passed the House and Senate and was signed by the president.
*Romneycare vs. Obamacare: Is There a Difference?

Source: American Free Press

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