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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 +Senator DeMint’s “Stop the Raid” proposal takes an important step forward by ensuring that the Social Security surplus is saved using real assets (not more government IOUs) and begins the transition to a partially funded retirement system."Yes" votes scored.

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CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 +This legislation is a massive $300 billion taxpayer subsidy to private agribusinesses. “Nay” votes are scored.
College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 +To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret-ballot workplace election. "Yes" votes scored.

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Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 +This bill contains more than 8,000 earmarks for special-interest projects. In addition to the large amount of earmarks, the bill also contains several budget gimmicks designed to hide the addition $14 billion in unnecessary Congressional spending. “Nay” votes scored.

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Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 +This bill raises the nationally mandated minimum wage across the boad, increasing costs for small businesses and eliminating entry-level jobs for the least skilled workers. “Nay” votes scored
Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 +This vote was for "cloture" which advanced a flawed energy bill that included tax increases and higher CAFE standards, which make automobiles less safe and result in thousands of additional traffic deaths. “Nay” votes scored.

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Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 +The passenger rail monopoly has failed, but Congress continues to pump billions of taxpayer subsidies into this ineffective company. “Nay” votes are scored.

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SCHIP Extension bill +This bill calls for $50 billion in new funding for the program that far exceeds the $5 billion requested by the President. In addition to greatly expanding a program that was originally designed to be a limited contribution to State health services, this bill would be a giant step toward government controlled health care. “Nay” votes are scored.

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U.S. Senate record vote 260, 110th Congress, Session 1 +To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret-ballot workplace election. "Yes" votes scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 347, 110th Congress, Session 1 +This water projects bill is bloated with over 900 special-interest earmarks, which far exceeds the $4.9 billion requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill does not set any priorities and would result in funding for truly essential projects, like protections in Louisiana against future hurricanes, being drowned out in a sea of pork. "Nay" votes scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 400, 110th Congress, Session 1 +The passenger rail monopoly has failed, but Congress continues to pump billions of taxpayer subsidies into this ineffective company. “Nay” votes are scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 403, 110th Congress, Session 1 +This bill calls for $50 billion in new funding for the program that far exceeds the $5 billion requested by the President. In addition to greatly expanding a program that was originally designed to be a limited contribution to State health services, this bill would be a giant step toward government controlled health care. “Nay” votes are scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 42, 110th Congress, Session 1 +This bill raises the nationally mandated minimum wage across the boad, increasing costs for small businesses and eliminating entry-level jobs for the least skilled workers. “Nay” votes scored
U.S. Senate record vote 425, 110th Congress, Session 1 +This legislation is a massive $300 billion taxpayer subsidy to private agribusinesses. “Nay” votes are scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 434, 110th Congress, Session 1 +This vote was for "cloture" which advanced a flawed energy bill that included tax increases and higher CAFE standards, which make automobiles less safe and result in thousands of additional traffic deaths. “Nay” votes scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 441, 110th Congress, Session 1 +This bill contains more than 8,000 earmarks for special-interest projects. In addition to the large amount of earmarks, the bill also contains several budget gimmicks designed to hide the addition $14 billion in unnecessary Congressional spending. “Nay” votes scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 83, 110th Congress, Session 1 +The estate tax should be repealed completely, but this vote was a step in the right direction to protect families, family farms and small businesses by raising the death tax exemption to $5 million and reducing the maximum death tax rate to no more than 35%. "Yes" vote scored.
U.S. Senate record vote 89, 110th Congress, Session 1 +Senator DeMint’s “Stop the Raid” proposal takes an important step forward by ensuring that the Social Security surplus is saved using real assets (not more government IOUs) and begins the transition to a partially funded retirement system."Yes" votes scored.

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Water Resources Development Act of 2007 +This water projects bill is bloated with over 900 special-interest earmarks, which far exceeds the $4.9 billion requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill does not set any priorities and would result in funding for truly essential projects, like protections in Louisiana against future hurricanes, being drowned out in a sea of pork. "Nay" votes scored.
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