Todd Tiahrt

Todd Tiahrt

  • R-KS, 4th District1995 – 2010
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Lifetime Score 85%

75%
‘05
2005: 75%
67%
2006: 67%
90%
2007: 90%
95%
2008: 95%
90%
2009: 90%
83%
‘10
2010: 83%

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2010: 111th Congress 83%

  • 1: H.J.Res. 45 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go ActNay

    Key Vote 1: H.J.Res. 45 - Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act

    This bill contains a more than $1 trillion increase in the federal debt ceiling. Raising the debt ceiling should be accompanied by measures to cut spending so that such an increase would not be necessary in future. Instead, this bill merely contains a "pay-as-you-go" procedure which Congress can easily ignore and which does nothing to address the current record spending levels.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 2: Concurring with the Senate Amdt: H.R. 2847 - Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) ActDid Not Vote

    Key Vote 2: Concurring with the Senate Amdt: H.R. 2847 - Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act

    The HIRE Act massively increases federal highway spending and other spending in order to supposedly stimulate the economy, operating under the Keynesian fallacy that a country can spend its way to prosperity. This bill will create few private sector jobs, while burdening our economy with still more deficit spending.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 3: H.Res. 1203 - Providing for consideration of the Amendments to H.R. 4872Nay

    Key Vote 3: H.Res. 1203 - Providing for consideration of the Amendments to H.R. 4872

    This resolution is the House "Rule" that would allow consideration of the "reconciliation" bill, H.R. 4872. The reconciliation bill would make the recently passed health care legislation even worse by enacting massive tax increases and creating still more new government bureaucracies in order to support it.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 4: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)Nay

    Key Vote 4: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)

    This is the vote on the final passage of ObamaCare. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act neither protects patients nor provides affordable care. It would kill jobs, drive up the price of health care, bankrupt the government, and ruin the world's best health care system. The bill also contains an unconstitutional individual mandate, which forces everyone to either purchase health care or pay a penalty, violating our individual liberty.

    "Nay" votes scored. Double Score
  • 5: H.R. 4872 - Health Care and Education Reconciliation ActNay

    Key Vote 5: H.R. 4872 - Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act

    The reconciliation bill makes the terrible health care legislation recently enacted even worse with more job killing tax hikes, harsher penalties, and new government bureaucracies. This bill also builds a massive new student loan bureaucracy by essentially nationalizing the student loan industry.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 6: On Motion to Concur with Senate Amendments: H.R. 4872 - Health Care and Education Reconciliation ActNay

    Key Vote 6: On Motion to Concur with Senate Amendments: H.R. 4872 - Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act

    This key vote is on the motion to concur in Senate amendments. The reconciliation bill makes the terrible health care legislation recently enacted even worse with more job killing tax hikes, harsher penalties, and new government bureaucracies. The reconciliation bill also builds a massive new student loan bureaucracy by nationalizing the student loan industry.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 7: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 4213 - American Workers, State, and Business Relief ActNay

    Key Vote 7: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 4213 - American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act

    The American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 contains several tax hikes that impose significant costs on businesses and threaten job creation. One undesirable tax increase included in the bill is the elimination of the punitive damages tax deduction. Another added tax increase is a new tax on carried interest.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 8: On Agreeing to the Conference Report: H.R. 4173 - Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank)Nay

    Key Vote 8: On Agreeing to the Conference Report: H.R. 4173 - Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank)

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act would impose new mandates, fees, and regulations on the nation's financial services sector and create a permanent $150 billion Wall Street bailout fund. Although it claims to prevent another financial meltdown like that of 2008, this bill actually institutionalizes the very financial practices and moral hazard that led to the crisi in the first place. It also creates a massive new regulatory apparatus with several agencies, such as the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), that have sweeping new powers but are generally unaccountable to Congress and the American public.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 9: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 4213 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 Did Not Vote

    Key Vote 9: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 4213 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010

    The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 would extend unemployment benefits to November 30th for the long-term jobless. It would not boost job growth and it would add to our skyrocketing national debt.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 10: On the Motion to Concur: H.R. 4899 - Making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobsDid Not Vote

    Key Vote 10: On the Motion to Concur: H.R. 4899 - Making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs

    This would make emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes. This bill would add to our national debt.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 11: H.R. 3534 - Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources ActDid Not Vote

    Key Vote 11: H.R. 3534 - Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act

    This bill would further tax and impose harmful regulations on oil and gas producers and removes the legal liability cap for offshore operators.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 12: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 1586 - "Education Jobs and Medicaid Funding Bill"Nay

    Key Vote 12: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 1586 - "Education Jobs and Medicaid Funding Bill"

    This bill in its present form would authorize over $26 billion for an "education jobs fund", and would extend continue increased funding for the "Federal Medical Assistance Percentages" for Medicaid. The "pay-for" for this bill is a $9.6 billion tax increase, and even with the tax hike the bill would still add billions to our the nation's deficit spending.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 13: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 5297 - Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010Nay

    Key Vote 13: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 5297 - Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010

    The Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 would allocate $30 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to a new fund for financial institutions with less than $10 billion in assets. The legislation would also create a new $2 billion federal program to encourage states to develop initiatives to increase access to capital for small businesses.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 14: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 4853 - Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act Nay

    Key Vote 14: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 4853 - Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act

    This bill is the vehicle for reauthorizing the Bush 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, which were set to expire at the end of 2010. However, the bill would allow the tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest tiers of income earners - a bad policy at any time, but even worse at a time when the economy is recovering from a recession. The bill would also reinstate the death tax. Soaking the rich will not fund our excessive government spending, and will further harm a precariously shaky economy.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 15: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 3082 - Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions ActNay

    Key Vote 15: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 3082 - Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act

    H.R. 3082 would fund the government for the next ten months at current 2010 levels. With Congress failing to pass any of the required 12 annual appropriation bills, leaders have opted to put forth a massive $1.1 trillion continuing resolution that includes a number of costly provisions.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 16: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 5116 - America COMPETES Reauthorization ActNay

    Key Vote 16: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 5116 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

    This spending bill would double authorized funding levels for scientific research agencies within ten years. Research and development are best left to the academy and the marketplace, instead of allowing the government to potentially use taxpayer dollars to favor research that suits a political agenda.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 17: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 2751 - FDA Food Safety Modernization ActNay

    Key Vote 17: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 2751 - FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

    The FDA Food "Safety" Modernization Act would grant the federal government unprecedented control over our diets while not making our food any safer. The bill imposes new regulations upon farmers and other food producers and also requires the government to hire a troop thousands of new bureaucrats to enforce the new rules. They will be funded by "such sums as may be necessary." Besides wasting taxpayer dollars directly, the cost of producers complying with these new regulations will simply be passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices. Outbreaks of food-borne illnesses have decreased dramatically in frequency in recent decades, and there is simply no need for such an intrusive and expensive new set of regulations on food safety.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 18: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 3082 - Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 Nay

    Key Vote 18: On Motion to Concur: H.R. 3082 - Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011

    H.R. 3082 would fund the government for the next ten months at current 2010 levels. With Congress failing to pass any of the required 12 annual appropriation bills, leaders have opted to put forth a massive $1.1 trillion continuing resolution that includes a number of costly provisions.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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