Michael K. Simpson

Michael K. Simpson

  • R-ID, 2nd District1999 – present
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Lifetime Score 61%

65%
‘05
2005: 65%
50%
2006: 50%
47%
2007: 47%
74%
2008: 74%
86%
2009: 86%
95%
2010: 95%
62%
2011: 62%
30%
2012: 30%
48%
2013: 48%
44%
‘14
2014: 44%

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2014: 113th Congress 44%

  • 1: Concurring with Senate Amendments: H.R. 3547 - Omnibus Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014Yea

    Key Vote 1: Concurring with Senate Amendments: H.R. 3547 - Omnibus Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014

    This bill funded the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2014. It spends $45 billion more than the budget caps established in 2011, and perpetuates a vast amount of wasteful spending from previous years. Lawmakers were also given almost no time to read this 1,500 page spending bill.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 2: On the Conference Report: H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (Farm Bill)Yea

    Key Vote 2: On the Conference Report: H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (Farm Bill)

    This final version of the Farm Bill, reconciled between the House and Senate, actually undoes some of the already modest reforms to crop insurance and food stamps that were previously in the bill. This five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill will spend nearly a trillion dollars over ten years, and remains loaded with corporate welfare and special carve-outs for well-connected agricultural corporations.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 3: On Passage: S. 540 - Temporary Debt Limit Extension ActNay

    Key Vote 3: On Passage: S. 540 - Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act

    This bill suspends the debt limit until March 15th of 2015, allowing the president to potentially run up as much debt as he pleases during that time period. The debt is already projected to increase by about $1 trillion over that period, to over $18 trillion. Meanwhile, this debt ceiling suspension contains no reforms to curb spending whatsoever.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 4: On Passage: H.R. 3865 - Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS ActYea

    Key Vote 4: On Passage: H.R. 3865 - Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act

    This bill would stop the IRS for one year from finalizing a proposed regulation that would stop grassroots non-profit groups from engaging in political free speech. On the heels of the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the regulation that this bill would delay would seemingly finish their job by excluding tea parties and other grassroots groups from any role in the political process.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 5: On Passage: H.R. 3370 - Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability ActYea

    Key Vote 5: On Passage: H.R. 3370 - Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

    This bill would delay a major reform to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that would have returned some semblance of market rates to flood insurance premiums. Currently, NFIP is over $25 billion in debt because homeowners in frequently flooded areas do not have to pay an amount that is equal to the risk they incur, meaning that the government takes a loss when the inevitable floods occur. By delaying the scheduled reforms, the NFIP will require a taxpayer bailout for billions of dollars.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 6: On Passage: H.R. 4118 - SIMPLE Fairness Act (One-year Delay of ObamaCare's Individual Mandate)Yea

    Key Vote 6: On Passage: H.R. 4118 - SIMPLE Fairness Act (One-year Delay of ObamaCare's Individual Mandate)

    Delaying Obamacare's unconstitutional individual insurance mandate extends the same exception to the law that was extended to businesses with the delay of the employer mandate. This delay would also prevent Obamacare from taking full effect, and provides an extended window to work on defunding, delaying, or dismantling the entire law.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 7: On Passage: H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability ActYea

    Key Vote 7: On Passage: H.R. 3826 - Electricity Security and Affordability Act

    This bill would stop the EPA from imposing proposed regulations that would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants from ever being constructed. It would require the EPA to take into account current achievable technologies from existing plants when setting future emission reductions, stopping them from promulgating impossible regulations that would kill the coal industry.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 8: On the Amendment: H.Amdt 671 to H.R. 4435 - Preventing NDAA funds from being used to implement climate change initiativesYea

    Key Vote 8: On the Amendment: H.Amdt 671 to H.R. 4435 - Preventing NDAA funds from being used to implement climate change initiatives

    This amendment specifically prevents Defense funding from being used to implement any climate change recommendations that are based upon controversial international and U.S. scientific assessments, including the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report, the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, or the United Nations Agenda 21 sustainable development plan.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 9: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 696 to H.R. 4660 - To eliminate the Economic Development AdministrationNay

    Key Vote 9: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 696 to H.R. 4660 - To eliminate the Economic Development Administration

    This amendment by Rep. Mike Pompeo would eliminate the Economic Development Administration, a Great Society creation that has turned into a de facto backdoor earmark program.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 10: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 824 to H.R. 4745 - To cut T-HUD spending by 1%Nay

    Key Vote 10: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 824 to H.R. 4745 - To cut T-HUD spending by 1%

    This amendment by Rep. Marsha Blackburn would cut spending from Transportation and Housing & Urban Development appropriations bill by 1% across the board.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 11: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 935 to H.R. 4870 - To restrict agencies from accessing U.S. citizens' communications metadataNay

    Key Vote 11: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 935 to H.R. 4870 - To restrict agencies from accessing U.S. citizens' communications metadata

    This amendment by Rep. Thomas Massie requires the NSA and other intelligence agencies to obtain specific warrants in order to access communications metadata collected on American citizens. It also stops intelligence agencies from using "backdoor" security vulnerabilities to access companies' data.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 12: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 992 to H.R. 4923 - To reduce or eliminate funding for three Department of Energy programsNay

    Key Vote 12: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 992 to H.R. 4923 - To reduce or eliminate funding for three Department of Energy programs

    This amendment by Rep. Tom McClintock would eliminate all funding for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program and the Fossil Energy Research and Development Program, and reduce funding for the Nuclear Energy Programs, saving taxpayers $3.1 billion dollars.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 13: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 1049 to H.R. 4923 - To reduce non defense spending in the bill to 2008 levelsNay

    Key Vote 13: On the Amendment: H.Amdt. 1049 to H.R. 4923 - To reduce non defense spending in the bill to 2008 levels

    This amendment would reduce spending in the Energy & Water Appropriations bill by 7.4831%, which would return spending in the bill to 2008 levels. Defense and nuclear security programs would be exempted from the cut.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 14: On Passage: H.R. 5021 - Highway and Transportation Funding ActYea

    Key Vote 14: On Passage: H.R. 5021 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act

    This bill bails out the nearly depleted Highway Trust Fund through May of 2015, using revenue gimmicks to supposedly offset most of the cost. The Highway Trust fund desperately needs reform instead of merely continuing to receive periodic taxpayer bailouts.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 15: On Passage: H.R. 5078 - Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection ActYea

    Key Vote 15: On Passage: H.R. 5078 - Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act

    This bill would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing a new rule that would allow them to regulate practically any water under the Clean Water Act. The CWA was intended to regulate "navigable waterways", but the EPA wants to be able to regulate everything from irrigation ditches to ponds to dry creek beds - which would massively infringe upon property owners' rights to develop their own land.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 16: On Passage: H.R. 24 - Federal Reserve Transparency ActYea

    Key Vote 16: On Passage: H.R. 24 - Federal Reserve Transparency Act

    This bill would require a full and comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve. The central bank of the United States has operated in secrecy for over a century, and should be fully open to Congressional and public scrutiny.

    "Yea" votes scored.
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