Thursday, November 5, 2009

2010 House Cleaning - Who stays and who goes?

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.  Each Congressional member will be listed.

Aderholt, Robert, Alabama, 4th – R

House Appropriations Committee, as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, and a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee. Rep. Aderholt also serves on the House Budget Committee. Additionally, the Congressman is on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (better known as the Helsinki Commission). The Helsinki Commission is made up of 56 countries around the world and monitors human rights in Europe and Central Asia.

Seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives

“Congressman Robert Aderholt is working to fight a big government takeover of health care and out-of-control federal spending.”

Aderholt Opposes New Speaker Pelosi Health Care Plan - Friday Oct 30, 2009

Group Ratings:

• National Journal

o Economic: 27% Liberal, 72% Conservative

o Social: 0% Liberal, 91% Conservative

o Foreign: 4% Liberal, 93% Conservative

• Americans for Democratic Action: 0

• American Civil Liberties Union: 0

• Chamber of Commerce of the United States: 100

• Christian Coalition: 100

• American Conservative Union: 92

• National Taxpayers Union: 49

• League of Conservation Voters: 9

Aderholt renews push for commandments bill

Aderholt Offers Amendment To Defund ACORN - Sept 24, 2009 -

Voting Record 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 YES 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 enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 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 YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jun 2009)

Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)

Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)

Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)

Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)

Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)

Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal. (Feb 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 NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)

Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)

Voting Record 2008:

Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)

Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)

Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)

Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)

Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)

Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 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 NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)

Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)

Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)

Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)

Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)

Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)

Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)

Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)

Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 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)

Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)

Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)

Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)

Voting Record 1997-2007:

• 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)

• Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)

• Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)

• Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)

• Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)

• Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

• Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

• Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)

• Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)

• Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)

• 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 protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)

• Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)

• Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)

• Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

• Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)

• Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

• Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)

• Rated 19% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

• Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)

• 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)

• Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)

• Rated 89% 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)

• Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)

• Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)

• Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)

• Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)

• Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)

• Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)

• Rated -30 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)

• Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)

• Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)

• Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)

• Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)

• Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)

• Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

• Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

• Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)

• Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)

• Voted YES 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)

• Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)

• Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)

• Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

• Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)

• 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 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

• Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)

• Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)

• Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

• Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)

• Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)

• Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)

• Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)

• Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)

• Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)

• Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)

• Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)

• Voted YES 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 NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)

• Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)

• Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)

• Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

• Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers. (Oct 2001)

• Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)

• 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 restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)

• Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)

• Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)

• Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)

• Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)

• Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)

• Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)

• No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)

• 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 YES 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)

• Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)

• Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)

• Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)

• Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)

• Rated 12% 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 YES 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 NO 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)

• Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)

• Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)

• Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)

• 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 YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)

• Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)

• Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)

• Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting 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)

• Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

• 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)

• Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)

• Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)

• Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)

• Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

• Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)

• Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)

• Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)

• Rated 10% 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 providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)

• Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)

• Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)

• Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)

• Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)

• Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)

• Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)

• Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)

• Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)

• Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)

• 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)

• Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)

• Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)

• 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 YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)

• Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)

• Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)

• 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)

• Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)

• Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)

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