Thomas H. Allen

Thomas H. Allen

  • D-ME, 1st District1997 – 2009
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Lifetime Score 4%

12%
‘05
2005: 12%
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2006: 0%
5%
2007: 5%
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‘08
2008: 0%

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2008: 110th Congress 0%

  • 1: H.Amdt. 928 to H.R. 3524 - Prevents wage restrictionsNay

    Key Vote 1: H.Amdt. 928 to H.R. 3524 - Prevents wage restrictions

    This amendment would prevent funds in the bill from being used to fund Davis-Bacon Act wage requirements. The Davis-Bacon Act is an obsolete and destructive wage control program which requires that employees be paid at the "prevailing local wage". Because this prevailing wage is usually artificially set by unions, Davis Bacon essentially forces government contractors to hire more expensive union labor, wasting taxpayer dollars.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 2: H.R. 5351 - Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008Yea

    Key Vote 2: H.R. 5351 - Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

    This bill would increase regulations on energy and subsidize renewable energy. This would raise the cost of energy production, causing home energy bills and the price of gas at the pump to rise.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 3: H.Res. 1092 - Relating to the implementation of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion AgreementYea

    Key Vote 3: H.Res. 1092 - Relating to the implementation of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

    This motion, by Speaker Pelosi, would kill the Columbia Free Trade Agreement. Free trade encourages both imports and exports between countries, and creates wealth and jobs on both sides of the agreement.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 4: H.R. 5818 - Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008Yea

    Key Vote 4: H.R. 5818 - Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008

    The bill, which provides $15 billion in loans and grants to states and cities to buy foreclosed properties, is a prime example of out-of-control government spending that would do little to address the underlying problems in the housing sector.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 5: On Agreeing to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 2642 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs ActYea

    Key Vote 5: On Agreeing to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 2642 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Act

    This amendment would impose a so-called "Patriot Tax" on upper income brackets. Raising taxes upon these high income brackets does great harm to the small business owners who are the engine for growth in America's economy.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 6: On Agreeing to the Conference Report: S.Con.Res. 70 - The Congressional Budget ResolutionYea

    Key Vote 6: On Agreeing to the Conference Report: S.Con.Res. 70 - The Congressional Budget Resolution

    This is the budget resolution for fiscal year 2009 that will skyrocket the national debt.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 7: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H.R. 6346 - Federal Price Gouging Prevention ActYea

    Key Vote 7: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H.R. 6346 - Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act

    The bill, a shallow attempt to rein in gas prices, is eerily reminiscent of the very policies that led to shortages and gas lines in the 1970s and early 1980s. It would over-regulate energy prices and prevent free market allocation.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 8: H.R. 6275 - Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008Yea

    Key Vote 8: H.R. 6275 - Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008

    This spending bill would raise taxes and increase the national debt.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 9: H.R. 415 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Yea

    Key Vote 9: H.R. 415 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

    This bill's real purpose, while purporting to protect wildlife and natural scenery, is to prevent the installation of an efficient and environmentally beneficial natural gas terminal. This bill only hinders energy production and economic progress.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 10: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H.R. 6515 - Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008Yea

    Key Vote 10: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H.R. 6515 - Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008

    This bill creates more government interference in energy markets, essentially imposing a "use it or lose it" rule upon oil lands. This rule would make it nearly impossible for many oil-rich areas to be developed, which merely harms consumers and prevents the creation of jobs.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 11: Concur in Senate Amendment with House Amendment: H.R. 3221 - Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008Yea

    Key Vote 11: Concur in Senate Amendment with House Amendment: H.R. 3221 - Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

    This is the final vote on the bill that provided a massive (up to $300 billion) bailout to the "Government Sponsored Entities" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two GSEs were in danger of bankruptcy because of their irresponsibly loose lending practices, and they should have been allowed to go bankrupt instead of putting taxpayers on the hook for their misbehavior. In addition, the bill contains an $800 billion increase in the debt ceiling.

    "Nay" votes scored. Double Score
  • 12: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H.R. 1108 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control ActYea

    Key Vote 12: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H.R. 1108 - Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

    The House bill includes language that allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose new "user fees" to cover the costs of its expanded regulatory program. The user fee would no longer be a "fee for service' that covers the agency’s costs—it would be a new tax.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 13: H.R. 6604 - Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability ActYea

    Key Vote 13: H.R. 6604 - Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act

    H.R. 6604 is a premature action by Congress to pin the current energy problem on commodities future traders rather than address the real problem of supply. The consequences of the legislation are greater intervention in markets and an expansion of government into the reach of private contracts.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 14: On Agreeing to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 3997 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (1st T.A.R.P. vote) Yea

    Key Vote 14: On Agreeing to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 3997 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (1st T.A.R.P. vote)

    This bill is a vehicle for the massive government bank bailout, including the Troubled Assets Relief Program (T.A.R.P.). Bailing out banks that have made bad investments distorts the free market by creating a 'moral hazard'. If banks know that the government will bail them out of their bad decisions just because they are "too big to fail", they have no incentive to make wise investment decisions. FreedomWorks has double-weighted votes against this bill.

    "Nay" votes scored. Double Score
  • 15: On Motion to Concur with Senate Amendments: H.R. 1424 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (2nd T.A.R.P. Vote)Yea

    Key Vote 15: On Motion to Concur with Senate Amendments: H.R. 1424 - Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (2nd T.A.R.P. Vote)

    This bill would provide a $700 billion bailout for the financial industry. FreedomWorks strongly opposes this bill because it rewards those institutions which caused the financial collapse in the first place by making reckless loans. Bailing them out creates the moral hazard that these banks and lenders will recognize that they can continue to make risky loans without fear of consequences as long as they are "too big to fail".

    "Nay" votes scored. Double Score
  • 16: H.R. 7321 - Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act (Auto Bailout)Yea

    Key Vote 16: H.R. 7321 - Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act (Auto Bailout)

    This legislation would provide $14 billion in taxpayer loans to eligible U.S. automakers. Like T.A.R.P., this bailout would create moral hazard for the failing car companies. This bill picks winners and losers, while the market should be allowed to adjust to changes.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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