Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

  • D-AZ, 8th District2007 – 2012
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Lifetime Score 13%

5%
‘07
2007: 5%
21%
2008: 21%
10%
2009: 10%
16%
‘10
2010: 16%

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2012: 112th Congress N/A

Rep. Giffords has not been scored for 2012 because she resigned in January as a result of injuries suffered during her tragic shooting in 2011.

  • 1: H.R. 1173 - Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security ActNay

    Key Vote 1: H.R. 1173 - Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act

    The bill would repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Act. The CLASS Act is the long-term care entitlement, which even the Dept. of Health and Human Services admits is prohibitively expensive. Voting to repeal CLASS at this time advances the larger goal of fully repealing President Obama's unworkable Affordable Care Act.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 3: H.R. 4105 - To apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economy countriesNay

    Key Vote 3: H.R. 4105 - To apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economy countries

    FreedomWorks opposes this bill. It would allow the Department of Commerce to continue issuing countervailing duty (CVD) on imports from China, Vietnam and other countries deemed non-market economies (NMEs). H.R. 4105 would hurt U.S. consumers and importers while further escalating a trade war with China. Like other taxes, the cost of tariffs, including “countervailing duties” are only paid by consumers.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 4: H.Amdt.1003 to H.Con.Res. 112 - Substitute amendment containing the Republican Study Committee budget for FY 2013Nay

    Key Vote 4: H.Amdt.1003 to H.Con.Res. 112 - Substitute amendment containing the Republican Study Committee budget for FY 2013

    The amendment would replace Paul Ryan's budget proposal, which does not balance until after 2040, with the Republican Study Committee's alternative proposal, which would balance in five years. The RSC's budget also simplifies the tax code, reforms Medicare and Social Security, and caps federal spending at just below 2008 levels. The RSC budget is the kind of aggressive but workable reform we need in order to get America back on the path to fiscal sustainability.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 5: H.R. 4628 - To extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford LoansNay

    Key Vote 5: H.R. 4628 - To extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans

    This bill would keep student loan rates at 3.4 percent instead of allowing them to rise to their 2007 level of 6.8 percent. Artificially keeping student loan rates low not only costs taxpayers billions of dollars, it also distorts markets by encouraging students to take loans that they otherwise may not have been able to afford, which in turn encourages colleges to charge more for tuition.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 6: H.Amdt.1039 to H.R. 5326 - to eliminate the Economic Development AdministrationNay

    Key Vote 6: H.Amdt.1039 to H.R. 5326 - to eliminate the Economic Development Administration

    This amendment would eliminate the Economic Development Administration (EDA), which is an obsolete program whose grants are being used by many Members of Congress to essentially create earmarks. Eliminating this useless program would also save over $500 million per year.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 7: H.Amdt.1065 to H.R. 5326 - to cut Commerce, Science, & Justice appropriations by 1%Nay

    Key Vote 7: H.Amdt.1065 to H.R. 5326 - to cut Commerce, Science, & Justice appropriations by 1%

    This amendment would cut Commerce, Science & Justice Appropriations across the board by 1%, for an annual savings of $511 million.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 8: H.Amdt.1066 to H.R. 5326 - to cut $2.7 billion from selected portions of CJS appropriations.Nay

    Key Vote 8: H.Amdt.1066 to H.R. 5326 - to cut $2.7 billion from selected portions of CJS appropriations.

    This amendment would reduce spending for each of the agencies funded by this bill by 12.2%, exempting certain key organizations such as the U.S. Marshals and the FBI. This would save $2.7 billion in FY 2014 and apply that money towards reducing the budget deficit.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 9: To Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H.R. 2072 - To reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and for other purposesNay

    Key Vote 9: To Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H.R. 2072 - To reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and for other purposes

    FreedomWorks opposes reauthorizing the Export-Import bank because it is essentially a corporate welfare program that hands out trade subsidies to politically connected companies. The government could better improve exports by reducing regulations and corporate taxation, which would render American manufacturing more competitive with the rest of the world.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 10: H.Amdt.1178 to H.R 5325 - to eliminate the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program.Nay

    Key Vote 10: H.Amdt.1178 to H.R 5325 - to eliminate the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program.

    This amendment would eliminate the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program, which directly subsidizes green energy companies. This program is pure corporate welfare, with the government picking winners and losers in the energy sector, and eliminating it would save taxpayers $1.45 billion annually.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 12: H.Amdt.1217 to H.R. 5325 - to cut $3.1 billion from Energy and Water appropriations.Nay

    Key Vote 12: H.Amdt.1217 to H.R. 5325 - to cut $3.1 billion from Energy and Water appropriations.

    This amendment would cut nearly 10% from the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, for an annual savings of $3.1 billion. This cut would comply with the Republican Study Committee's budget, which aims to balance the federal budget in five years.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 13: Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 4348 - to require that transportation spending be capped.Nay

    Key Vote 13: Motion to Instruct Conferees: H.R. 4348 - to require that transportation spending be capped.

    This motion by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) would instruct the House conferees to insist upon capping highway spending at the amount taken in by the gas tax. The gas tax was intended to be the sole revenue source for the Highway Trust Fund, but the federal government has routinely outspent their revenue supply in the past decades, requiring periodic bailouts of the Trust Fund.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 14: H.R. 5972 - Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development.Nay

    Key Vote 14: H.R. 5972 - Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development.

    This bill provides funding for the Departments of Transportation and Housing & Urban Development. It increases funding for such unnecessary programs as Amtrak, the Essential Air Service, and community development block grants. The bill fails to make any real cuts to spending, in spite of the country's massive deficits.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 15: On the Conference Report: H.R. 4348 - To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway ... transit, and other programsNay

    Key Vote 15: On the Conference Report: H.R. 4348 - To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway ... transit, and other programs

    FreedomWorks opposes this bill because it reauthorizes federal highway spending at a level that far exceeds its revenue from the gas tax. This bill also includes an amendment which continues the artificial lowering of student loan rates, a practice which encourages students to incur debt that they cannot afford to pay back.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 16: H.R. 6079 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)Nay

    Key Vote 16: H.R. 6079 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)

    This bill would fully repeal the unaffordable and unpopular health care law popularly known as "ObamaCare". ObamaCare fails to either protect patients or make health care more affordable, and must be repealed and replaced with free-market, patient-centered reforms to bring competition into the industry and drive down costs for all consumers.

    "Yea" votes scored.
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