Vote Notes on Legislation
3/26/2015 - HR 2 – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act: NO. In 1997, Congress passed legislation to control Medicare spending by establishing a “Sustainable Growth Rate” (SGR) that limits the annual increase for physician reimbursements, but Congress never had the stomach to actually implement it.
3/3/15 HR 240 - Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240: No. This motion bypassed the conference process and sent the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to the President without ANY provision forbidding him from funding his unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty orders.
2/25/15 H.R. 1020 - STEM Education Act: NO. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is an important field, but should not be funded by federal grant programs for which there is virtually no accountability. Individual districts should assess their own students’ unique needs; tailor their programs to meet those needs and fund them accordingly.