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America Competes Act +Vote to kill a DeMint amendment to exempt smaller businesses from having to comply withSection 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations stifle economic growth and are overly burdensome on businesses. Passed 62-35., Vote to kill a Coburn amendment that would express the sense of the Senate that Congress has a moral obligation to offset the cost of new government spending in order to reduce deficit spending and the national debt. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the resolution would have encouraged fiscal responsibility. Passed 54-43., Vote on the Coburn amendment that would discontinue the Advanced Technology Program. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because this program is nothing more than corporate welfare. Instead, the money should be left in the private sector where it can be more effectively allocated. Failed 39-57.
An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2007 and 2009 through 2012 +Vote on the DeMint amendment that would stop the raid on the Social Security Trust Fund. The pro-growth vote is "yea" because this would encourage fiscal responsibility and may also lead to reform of Social Security., Vote on the Allard amendment that would reduce the discretionary spending limit on the FY08 budget by $18 billion. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because the amendment slow down the unsustainable growth rate in discretionary spending by reducing funding for programs rated ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget. Failed 33-64., Vote on the Allard motion which instruct Senate committees to report bills to reduce mandatory spending growth by $71 billion over the next five years. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because long-term unfunded liabilities from mandatory spending need to be reined in. Failed 39-60.

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CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 +Vote on the proposal that would increase and expand Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and require 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be produced and used domestically by 2022. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the CAFÉ standards and the biofuel regulations increase costs and distort the market for cars and fuel. This bill also contains a tax increase. Passed 65-27: R 20-23; D 43-4 (ND 39-3, SD 4-1); I 2-0.
Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 +Vote on the DeMint amendment that would allow individuals to purchase health insurance from insurers licensed in any state. The pro-growth vote is "yea" because insurance competition among the states will give more economic freedom and choice to the consumer and because it will put pressure on states to eliminate costly mandates. Failed 37-62., Vote on a proposal that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention in health care. Passed 68-31., Vote on a proposal that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention in health care. Passed 67-29.

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Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2008 +Vote on a Dorgan amendment that would block the funding to establish a demonstration program to allow Mexican motor carriers to operate beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexican border. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because such a demonstration program could help show a way to reduce the cost of consumer goods.. Passed 75-23., A vote to kill the DeMint amendment that would prevent some projects funded in this bill from complying with Davis-Bacon requirements. The pro-growth vote is "nay" because Davis-Bacon requires wages to be paid at a "prevailing" rate, which is almost always higher than the market rate. This forces taxpayers to pay more than is necessary. Passed 56-37.
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 +Vote on a McConnell motion that would cap spending on the Labor-HHS appropriations bill to the $140.9 billion recommended in the president's fiscal 2008 budget. The pro-growth vote was "yea' because a cap on discretionary spending is badly needed after years of unprecedented growth. Failed 40-54.

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Employee Free Choice Act +Vote on a bill that would allow unions to bypass secret ballot elections if a majority of eligible employees consent. The pro-growth vote is "nay" because secret ballots are a cornerstone of democracy that needs to be fervently protected. If secret ballots are removed, unions can intimidate employees into voting against their self-interest. Failed 51-48 (Sixty votes needed).

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Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 +Vote on the bill would raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour over two years and provide $8.3 billion in small-business tax incentives The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the minimum wage is a market-distorting price control on labor. Passed 94-3.
Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 +Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authorize approximately $286 billion for commodity subsidies, nutritional assistance, and other spending programs. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill had no meaning subsidy reforms. It still allows wealthy farmers to collect market-distorting and trade-distorting subsidies paid for by taxpayers. The bill also included an unnecessary $4 billion tax hike. Failed 55-42 (Sixty votes needed)., Vote on the Farm Bill, which would authorize approximately $286 billion for commodity subsidies, nutritional assistance, and other spending programs. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill had no meaning subsidy reforms. It still allows wealthy farmers to collect market-distorting and trade-distorting subsidies paid for by taxpayers. The bill also included an unnecessary $4 billion tax hike. Passed 79-14.

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Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007 +Vote on a DeMint amendment that would automatically fund the government at the previous year's level in the event that Congress fails to pass a spending bill. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because this back up funding mechanism will help encourage fiscal responsibility.. Failed 25-72.

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SCHIP Extension bill +Vote on a proposal that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention in health care. Passed 64-30.

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U.S. House of Representatives record vote 6, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a DeMint amendment that would automatically fund the government at the previous year's level in the event that Congress fails to pass a spending bill. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because this back up funding mechanism will help encourage fiscal responsibility.. Failed 25-72.
U.S. Senate record vote 104, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on the Allard motion which instruct Senate committees to report bills to reduce mandatory spending growth by $71 billion over the next five years. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because long-term unfunded liabilities from mandatory spending need to be reined in. Failed 39-60.
U.S. Senate record vote 139, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote to kill a DeMint amendment to exempt smaller businesses from having to comply withSection 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations stifle economic growth and are overly burdensome on businesses. Passed 62-35.
U.S. Senate record vote 140, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote to kill a Coburn amendment that would express the sense of the Senate that Congress has a moral obligation to offset the cost of new government spending in order to reduce deficit spending and the national debt. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the resolution would have encouraged fiscal responsibility. Passed 54-43.
U.S. Senate record vote 144, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on the Coburn amendment that would discontinue the Advanced Technology Program. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because this program is nothing more than corporate welfare. Instead, the money should be left in the private sector where it can be more effectively allocated. Failed 39-57.
U.S. Senate record vote 226, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on the proposal that would increase and expand Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and require 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be produced and used domestically by 2022. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the CAFÉ standards and the biofuel regulations increase costs and distort the market for cars and fuel. This bill also contains a tax increase. Passed 65-27: R 20-23; D 43-4 (ND 39-3, SD 4-1); I 2-0.
U.S. Senate record vote 227, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a bill that would allow unions to bypass secret ballot elections if a majority of eligible employees consent. The pro-growth vote is "nay" because secret ballots are a cornerstone of democracy that needs to be fervently protected. If secret ballots are removed, unions can intimidate employees into voting against their self-interest. Failed 51-48 (Sixty votes needed).
U.S. Senate record vote 305, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on the DeMint amendment that would allow individuals to purchase health insurance from insurers licensed in any state. The pro-growth vote is "yea" because insurance competition among the states will give more economic freedom and choice to the consumer and because it will put pressure on states to eliminate costly mandates. Failed 37-62.
U.S. Senate record vote 307, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a proposal that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention in health care. Passed 68-31.
U.S. Senate record vote 331, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a Dorgan amendment that would block the funding to establish a demonstration program to allow Mexican motor carriers to operate beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexican border. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because such a demonstration program could help show a way to reduce the cost of consumer goods.. Passed 75-23.
U.S. Senate record vote 334, 110th Congress, Session 1 +A vote to kill the DeMint amendment that would prevent some projects funded in this bill from complying with Davis-Bacon requirements. The pro-growth vote is "nay" because Davis-Bacon requires wages to be paid at a "prevailing" rate, which is almost always higher than the market rate. This forces taxpayers to pay more than is necessary. Passed 56-37.
U.S. Senate record vote 353, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a proposal that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention in health care. Passed 67-29.
U.S. Senate record vote 390, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a McConnell motion that would cap spending on the Labor-HHS appropriations bill to the $140.9 billion recommended in the president's fiscal 2008 budget. The pro-growth vote was "yea' because a cap on discretionary spending is badly needed after years of unprecedented growth. Failed 40-54.
U.S. Senate record vote 403, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Vote on a proposal that would extend and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this proposal would greatly expand government intervention in health care. Passed 64-30.
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