Michael K. Simpson

Michael K. Simpson

  • R-ID, 2nd District1999 – present
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Lifetime Score 60%

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%
48%
2014: 48%
40%
‘15
2015: 40%

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2015: 114th Congress 40%

  • 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has failed to either make health insurance more affordable or to improve access or quality of care, and must be repealed in order to enact real reforms to accomplish those goals.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 SubsidiesNay

    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 FISANay

    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 statesYea

    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 capsNay

    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.
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