Mark E. Amodei

Mark E. Amodei

  • R-NV, 2nd District2011 – present
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Lifetime Score 66%

65%
‘12
2012: 65%
64%
2013: 64%
55%
2014: 55%
81%
‘15
2015: 81%

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2015: 114th Congress 81%

  • 1: On Passage: H.R. 596 - To Fully Repeal ObamaCare Yea

    Key Vote 1: On Passage: H.R. 596 - To Fully Repeal ObamaCare

    This bill fully repeals all of ObamaCare and also directs the relevant House committees to draft a patient-centered health care reform proposal to replace it. ObamaCare has failed to either make health insurance more affordable or to improve access or quality of care, and must be repealed in order to enact real reforms to accomplish those goals.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 2: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 72 to H.R. 749 - To End Federal Amtrak SubsidiesDid Not Vote

    Key Vote 2: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 72 to H.R. 749 - To End Federal Amtrak Subsidies

    This amendment by Rep. Tom McClintock would completely end the federal subsidies for Amtrak. In spite of billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, Amtrak has continued to run an inefficient service that racks up massive annual losses, and should not continue being propped up by the government.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 3: On Passage: H.R. 1105 - Death Tax Repeal ActYea

    Key Vote 3: On Passage: H.R. 1105 - Death Tax Repeal Act

    This bill would fully repeal the federal estate tax, better known to most as the "death tax". Not only does the death tax represent double (or more) taxation of an individual's property and belongings, it can also destroy individually owned family farms and small businesses.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 4: On Passage: H.R. 1560 - Protecting Cyber Networks ActYea

    Key Vote 4: On Passage: H.R. 1560 - Protecting Cyber Networks Act

    While this bill is intended to make information sharing on cyber threats easier, it also sacrifices many privacy protections in the process. The bill fails to ensure that companies and government agencies are not sharing personally identifiable information when they report cyber attacks. Worse, the bill requires that cyber threat information be shared with the NSA. Although well-intentioned, the privacy loopholes in this bill turn in from a "cybersecurity" bill to a "cybersurveillance" bill.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 5: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 172 to H.R. 2028: To Reduce Spending in Energy and Water by $2.95 BillionNay

    Key Vote 5: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 172 to H.R. 2028: To Reduce Spending in Energy and Water by $2.95 Billion

    This amendment by Rep. Tom McClintock would eliminate the Department of Energy funding for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Fossil Energy programs, and would sharply reduce funding for nuclear energy programs. Removing these market-distorting subsidies would save nearly $3 billion.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 6: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 503 to H.R. 2685 - To Limit Surveillance of U.S. Citizens Under Section 702 of FISAYea

    Key Vote 6: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 503 to H.R. 2685 - To Limit Surveillance of U.S. Citizens Under Section 702 of FISA

    Currently, the NSA and FBI can access the electronic communications of U.S. citizens collected without a specific warrant under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This amendment by Reps. Massie and Lofgren would defund those activities. It would also prevent the NSA from requesting that security vulnerabilities be built into private products.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 7: On Passage: H.R. 2042 - Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015Yea

    Key Vote 7: On Passage: H.R. 2042 - Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015

    This bill would delay the EPA from implementing their economically devastating new greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants. If implemented, this rule would cause many coal-fired power plants to shut down, dramatically increasing energy costs for millions of Americans.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 8: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 53 to H.R. 5 - To prevent the Secretary of Education from using grants or waivers to coerce states into adopting or keeping Common Core or other national standards.Yea

    Key Vote 8: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 53 to H.R. 5 - To prevent the Secretary of Education from using grants or waivers to coerce states into adopting or keeping Common Core or other national standards.

    This amendment by Rep. Zeldin would greatly strengthen current prohibitions against coercing states to adopt national educational standards. Specifically, it prohibits the Secretary of Education from conditioning any grant money or waivers upon states keeping Common Core or any other specific national curriculum standards.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 9: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 64 to H.R. 5 - To establish grants for early childhood education programs in the statesNay

    Key Vote 9: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 64 to H.R. 5 - To establish grants for early childhood education programs in the states

    This amendment by Rep. Polis (introduced for Rep. Meng) would establish grants to entice states to subsidize early childhood education (Head Start) programs. This would entail an effective federalization of pre-K education at taxpayer expense. Not only does the federal government have no place centralizing yet another aspect of education, repeated studies have shown that Head Start and similar pre-K education programs are ineffective.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 10: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 656 to H.R. 6 - To ensure that new spending under H.R. 6 counts as normal spending that counts towards the budget capsYea

    Key Vote 10: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 656 to H.R. 6 - To ensure that new spending under H.R. 6 counts as normal spending that counts towards the budget caps

    As written, H.R. 6 would create nearly $2 billion per year in new mandatory spending (not subject to budget caps). This amendment by Rep. Brat would force Congress to account for the new spending under the Budget Control Act caps and therefore to find equivalent cuts elsewhere.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 11: On Passage: H.R. 427 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) ActYea

    Key Vote 11: On Passage: H.R. 427 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act

    This bill, entitled the “REINS Act”, would require a vote in Congress on any “major” regulation (over $100 million in economic impact) issued by the executive branch before it could be enforced on the American people. The REINS Act would thus restore much of Congress' lawmaking authority that it has ceded to the executive branch over the past century.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 12: Discharge Petition to Bring a Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank Directly to the House FloorYea

    Key Vote 12: Discharge Petition to Bring a Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank Directly to the House Floor

    In an uncommon move, 218 Members of the House of Representatives signed a discharge petition regarding H.R. 597 - a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. This successful petition bypasses the House Committee on Finance, in which the bill had been stalled, bringing the bill straight to the House floor. The Export-Import bank serves as a taxpayer-backed conduit for corporate welfare, and should be left expired. Only signers of the petition are scored for this vote.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 13: On the Amendment: H.Admt. 713 to H.R. 702 - To remove additional Maritime Security Fleet fundingYea

    Key Vote 13: On the Amendment: H.Admt. 713 to H.R. 702 - To remove additional Maritime Security Fleet funding

    This amendment by Rep. Justin Amash would remove the section of the bill that would provide $500 million in new spending for the Maritime Security Fleet program. This new spending, while a relatively small amount was quietly added into the bill without any vote, ignoring the amendment and committee process. This spending represents a shallow attempt to court a narrow special interest group to gain votes for the bill - essentially violating the House ban on earmarks.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 14: On Passage: H.R. 597 - Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act (Ex-Im Re-Authorization)Yea

    Key Vote 14: On Passage: H.R. 597 - Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act (Ex-Im Re-Authorization)

    This bill would reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank through 2019. The Ex-Im Bank's loans and guarantees distort trade markets, and mostly flow to a small number of immense, politically connected corporations. Congress allowed the Ex-Im Bank's charter to expire in June, and this 80-year-old corporate welfare program should stay closed.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 15: On Motion that the House Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H.R. 1314 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015Nay

    Key Vote 15: On Motion that the House Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H.R. 1314 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

    This bill was the vehicle for the budget agreement that will spend $80 billion beyond the Budget Control Act caps over two years, along with $16 billion in new defense spending that doesn't count towards the caps. The supposed offsets to this spending are mostly either gimmicks or long-term, while the new deficit spending is immediate. The bill also suspends the debt ceiling through March of 2017, effectively giving the government a blank check for that period.

    "Nay" votes scored. Double Score
  • 16: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 787 to H.R. 22 - To prevent funds in this act from being used to enforce Davis-Bacon wage controlsYea

    Key Vote 16: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 787 to H.R. 22 - To prevent funds in this act from being used to enforce Davis-Bacon wage controls

    This amendment by Rep. Steve King would effectively prevent Davis-Bacon wage controls from applying to the infrastructure projects funded by this highway funding bill. These onerous wage requirement were designed to shut out competition with unions for federal contracts, and end up costing taxpayers huge sums of money.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 17: On Passage: S.J.Res. 24 - Disapproving of the EPA Rule to Increase Emissions Standards for Existing Power PlantsYea

    Key Vote 17: On Passage: S.J.Res. 24 - Disapproving of the EPA Rule to Increase Emissions Standards for Existing Power Plants

    This resolution invokes the Congressional Act to disapprove of the recent EPA rule that greatly increases emissions restrictions on existing coal-fired power plants. This tremendously destructive regulation would greatly increase energy costs in the many states which rely heavily upon coal-fired power plants for their electricity. These cost increases damage overall economic growth, and in particular lower the standard of living of lower-income earners.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 18: On Passage: S.J.Res 23 - Disapproving of the EPA Rule to Increase Emissions Standards for New Power PlantsYea

    Key Vote 18: On Passage: S.J.Res 23 - Disapproving of the EPA Rule to Increase Emissions Standards for New Power Plants

    This resolution invokes the Congressional Act to disapprove of the recent EPA rule that greatly increases emissions restrictions on any future coal-fired power plants. This rule tightens emissions standards to the point where it will likely not be economically feasible to build new coal-fired electric plants, crippling one of the most abundant and cost-effective sources of energy in America.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 19: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 861 to H.R. 8 - To Lift the Ban on U.S. Crude Oil ExportsYea

    Key Vote 19: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 861 to H.R. 8 - To Lift the Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports

    This amendment by Rep. Joe Barton would finally lift the decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil. This would allow the U.S. to take better advantage of our recent major surge in oil production, creating thousands of new jobs and boosting economic growth in the process.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 20: On the Conference Report: H.R. 22 - Highway Funding Bill & Ex-Im ReauthorizationNay

    Key Vote 20: On the Conference Report: H.R. 22 - Highway Funding Bill & Ex-Im Reauthorization

    This bill would renew federal highway funding to states for a period of five years. However, it does not solve the structural deficit within the Highway Trust Fund, doesn't eliminate the wasteful spending that takes away from funding roads, and doesn't offset that spending in any real way. Furthermore, this bill contains a reauthorization of the expired Export-Import Bank, in order to prevent having a standalone vote on renewing such a direct corporate welfare fund.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 21: On Passage: H.R. 2029 - Consolidated Appropriations Act (Omnibus)Nay

    Key Vote 21: On Passage: H.R. 2029 - Consolidated Appropriations Act (Omnibus)

    This omnibus appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2016 funds former Speaker Boehner's budget-busting deal to the tune of $50 billion above the budget caps for 2016. It contains several very troubling legislative riders a well, including more funding for the IMF, and a massive new cybersecurity information sharing program that violates consumers' privacy and due process. It also fails to include most of the amendments from the appropriations process that would have defunded key, harmful federal regulations.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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