Friday, November 6, 2009

2010 "House Cleaning" #3

Fact Sheet #3 of 435, Alabama - Bonner (R)

House of Representatives statistics to help you decide what is important to you when it comes to “cleaning the house” of socialists in the 2010 election cycle. This informational series will start with Alabama (Republicans and Democrats including who is a “Blue Dog” Democrat) and should give you the necessary information to aid in your voting those members who deserve it and boot those who have betrayed our country in support of Socialist goals.


Bonner, Jo, Alabama, 1st – Republican

Author recommends keeping this member in House

Bonner was appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations. At a time when fiscal discipline is under intense scrutiny, the Steering Committee entrusted Bonner with the seat to help reform the earmark process and restore fiscal credibility to Washington. Bonner’s priority is to serve as a vigilant guardian of the taxpayers’ money, helping to eliminate wasteful and questionable spending. At the beginning of the 111th Congress, Bonner was named to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee as well as the Labor, Health, and Human Services Subcommittee.

In addition to the Appropriations Committee, the Republican leadership named Bonner ranking Republican member of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, more commonly known as the Ethics Committee.

Voting Record 2009:

Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

Voting Record 2008:

Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)

Voting Record 2003-2007:

• Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
• Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
• Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
• Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
• Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
• Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
• Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
• Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
• Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
• Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
• Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
• Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
• Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
• Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
• Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
• Rated 17% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
• Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
• Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
• Rated 97% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
• Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
• Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
• Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
• Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
• Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
• Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
• Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
• Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
• Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
• Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
• Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
• Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
• Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
• Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
• Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
• Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
• Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
• Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
• Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
• Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
• Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
• Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
• Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
• Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
• Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
• Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
• Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
• Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
• Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
• Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
• Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
• Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
• Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
• Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
• Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
• Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
• Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
• Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
• Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
• Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
• Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
• Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
• Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
• Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
• Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
• Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
• Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
• Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
• Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
• Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
• Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
• Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
• Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
• Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
• Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
• Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
• Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
• Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
• Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
• Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
• Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
• Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
• Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
• Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
• Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
• Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
• Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
• Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
• Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
• Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
• Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
• Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
• Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
• Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
• Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
• Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
• Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
• Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
• Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
• Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
• Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
• Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
• Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
• Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
• Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
• Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)

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