Mel Martinez

Mel Martinez

  • R-FL, Senator2005 – 2009
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Lifetime Score 63%

80%
‘05
2005: 80%
100%
2006: 100%
50%
2007: 50%
36%
2008: 36%
44%
‘09
2009: 44%

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2009: 111th Congress 44%

  • 1: On Passage: H.R. 2 - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009Yea

    Key Vote 1: On Passage: H.R. 2 - Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

    This legislation calls for spending an additional $33 billion over the next five years to expand coverage under the S-CHIP program. At a time when our nation is facing record-breaking deficits in the trillions of dollars, expanding autopilot spending programs should not be on the agenda.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 2: On the Motion: S.Amdt.168 to H.R. 1 - To stop implementation of the stimulus spending.Yea

    Key Vote 2: On the Motion: S.Amdt.168 to H.R. 1 - To stop implementation of the stimulus spending.

    This amendment would attempt to stop implementation of the stimulus spending. Deficit spending is out of control and is not capable of bringing the United States out of the recession. Any control over stimulus spending would be welcome.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 3: On the Motion: S.Amdt. 353 to H.R. 1 - The "Fix Housing First" AmendmentYea

    Key Vote 3: On the Motion: S.Amdt. 353 to H.R. 1 - The "Fix Housing First" Amendment

    The Ensign/McConnell “Fix Housing First” amendment would offer government backed fixed mortgages at 4% to “any credit worthy” borrower either to purchase a new home or refinance. This plan, which reportedly could cost as much as $200 billion dollars, is a flagrant misuse of taxpayer funds and in essence creates a new housing entitlement fund. This amendment's cost violates the pay-as-you-go requirements of the Budget Act, so a point of order was raised against the amendment. The vote being scored would waive that point of order and allow the amendment to proceed to a vote on final passage.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 4: On the Conference Report: H.R.1 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Nay

    Key Vote 4: On the Conference Report: H.R.1 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    This bill would create $787 billion in new government spending on projects designed to stimulate an economic recovery. It is neither the government's role, nor is it within its ability, to spend the economy into prosperity. This stimulus package merely spends a fortune in taxpayers' hard-earned money to give away to whatever special interests are best able to claim that they can "create jobs".

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 5: S.Amdt. 573 to S. 160 - Preventing the fairness doctrineYea

    Key Vote 5: S.Amdt. 573 to S. 160 - Preventing the fairness doctrine

    This amendment, sponsored by Senator DeMint, would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the fairness doctrine. The fairness doctrine would violate freedom of speech and represents an overreach of government power.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 6: On the Conference Report: S.Con.Res. 13 - Congressional Budget for FY 2010Nay

    Key Vote 6: On the Conference Report: S.Con.Res. 13 - Congressional Budget for FY 2010

    The budget taxes too much, spends too much, and borrows too much. And, potentially worst of all, it would open the door for socialized medicine and a massive energy tax to be enacted later this year without substantial debate through the reconciliation process.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 7: H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009Yea

    Key Vote 7: H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009

    The bill includes a $100 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout. The bill contains funding for other projects that should not be used as a vehicle to ram IMF funding through Congress. Using this method to get the IMF funding passed is dirty Washington politics and law makers should reject it.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 8: H.R. 1256 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActYea

    Key Vote 8: H.R. 1256 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

    The Food and Drug Administration would grant certain authority to the Food and Drug administration to regulate tobacco products. The FDA should not be given the power to regulate tobacco.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 9: On the Conference Report: H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009Yea

    Key Vote 9: On the Conference Report: H.R. 2346 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009

    The bill includes a $100 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout. The bill contains funding for other projects that should not be used as a vehicle to ram IMF funding through Congress. Using this method to get the IMF funding passed is dirty Washington politics and law makers should reject it.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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