Ralph Norman

Ralph Norman

  • R-SC, 5th District2017 – present
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2017: 115th Congress N/A

Rep. Norman has not been scored for 2017 because he did not enter the House until June 26.

  • 13: On Agreeing to the Amendment: McClintock Amendment to H.R. 2810Yea

    Key Vote 13: On Agreeing to the Amendment: McClintock Amendment to H.R. 2810

    Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif,), the amendment would strike the proposed prohibition against another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). A 2013 report by the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI) estimated that the first four rounds of BRAC save approximately $8 billion annually. The 2005 BRAC is saving nearly $4 billion annually.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 14: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Gosar Amendment to H.R. 2810Yea

    Key Vote 14: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Gosar Amendment to H.R. 2810

    Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), the amendment would require that Secretary of Labor conduct determinations for the prevailing wage for defense-related construction projects. Currently, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division uses survey data that is unreliable and inflates the prevailing wage. The amendment would lower the cost of defense-related construction projects, saving taxpayers money.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 15: On Passage: H.J.Res. 111 - Resolution of Disapproval Against the CFPB's Arbitration RuleYea

    Key Vote 15: On Passage: H.J.Res. 111 - Resolution of Disapproval Against the CFPB's Arbitration Rule

    This resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) would cancel the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule. The CFPB’s arbitration rule is a giveaway to trial lawyers. The rule ostensibly bans contractual arbitration clauses related to consumer financial products offered by banks and other financial sector firms. This severely limits consumers’ ability to enter into arbitration during disputes. Trbitration is an easier and quicker process for consumers to resolve issues, but lawyers don’t make much money from this process. The rule, however, will encourage trial lawyers to pursue more class-action lawsuits, which take longer and result in smaller payouts to consumers.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 16: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Griffith Amendment to H.R. 3219Yea

    Key Vote 16: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Griffith Amendment to H.R. 3219

    Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), this amendment would eliminate the CBO’s Budget Analysis Division. The amendment transfers the authority of the division to the Director of the CBO.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 17: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Blackburn Amendment to H.R. 3219Yea

    Key Vote 17: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Blackburn Amendment to H.R. 3219

    Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), this amendment would make a 1 percent across the board rescission to Division D of H.R. 3219 – the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 18: Signers on the Discharge Petition for H.Res. 458 - 2015-Style ObamaCare RepealYea

    Key Vote 18: Signers on the Discharge Petition for H.Res. 458 - 2015-Style ObamaCare Repeal

    For the better part of a decade, congressional Republicans pledged to repeal ObamaCare. Between 2011 and 2015, the House passed legislation to fully repeal ObamaCare on four separate occasions before eventually using reconciliation for partial repeal. Roughly 18 months ago, the House passed the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, H.R. 3762, with only three Republican defections. The bill repealed as much of ObamaCare as possible under the rules of reconciliation, including the tax and cost sharing subsidies, Medicaid expansion, and the taxes that came with the law. The bill would have reduced the federal budget deficit by $516 billion over ten years. House Republicans must continue to work diligently to repeal ObamaCare. With the American health insurance system facing so many problems because of ObamaCare – among which are skyrocketing premiums and fewer choices in the non-group market – Republicans can’t give up. A discharge petition is a legislative tool that requires the signatures of 218 members of the House to immediately bring a bill to the floor for a vote.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 19: On Agreeing to the Amendment: McClintock Amendment to H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 19: On Agreeing to the Amendment: McClintock Amendment to H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), this amendment would reduce funding for the Essential Air Service program by $150 million and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account. The Essential Air Service subsidizes flights to small communities in the United States and its territories. These flights, however, are often half full or mostly empty, within driving distance, and heavily subsidized.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 20: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Budd Amendment to H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 20: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Budd Amendment to H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), this amendment would eliminate a planned $900 million earmark for an upgrade of an Amtrak rail line between Newark, New Jersey and New York City. Supposedly, the House has a moratorium on earmarks. Yet, this would be one of the largest ever included in an appropriations package. This amendment would redirect $474 million to deficit reduction and $400 million to New Starts Account.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 21: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Brooks Amendment to H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 21: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Brooks Amendment to H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), this amendment would defund Amtrak, a federally funded passenger railroad service. Amtrak routinely loses money, failing to cover its operating costs through fares paid by passengers. This amendment would save $1.1 billion.

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  • 22: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Biggs Amendment to H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 22: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Biggs Amendment to H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), this amendment would cut funding for the Environmental Protection Administration’s (EPA) Environmental Programs and Management Account by $10.234 million and redirect the savings to the EPA’s Spending Reduction Account.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 23: On Motion to Concur to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 - To Increase the Debt LimitNay

    Key Vote 23: On Motion to Concur to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 - To Increase the Debt Limit

    As amended by the Senate, H.R. 601 would increase the debt limit and fund the federal government through December 8 without any spending or regulatory reforms. There are no guarantees that the situation will be any different when Congress revisits the issue in December. We have reached a critical point. At a time when grassroots conservative engagement is essential to pass priorities like fundamental tax reform, the administration and a Republican-controlled Congress are playing right into the hands of leftists like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. A debt limit increase without any spending or regulatory reforms would only further anger grassroots conservatives, risking their support for other priorities.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 24: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Blackburn Amendment to Division A of H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 24: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Blackburn Amendment to Division A of H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), this amendment would make a 1 percent across the board rescission to Division A, which authorizes appropriations for Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 25: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Norman Amendment to H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 25: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Norman Amendment to H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), this amendment would reduce the appropriation to the EPA for FY 2018 by $1.869 billion.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 26: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Grothman Amendment to H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 26: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Grothman Amendment to H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.), this amendment would reduce the funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) by $99 million and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 27: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Blackburn Amendment to Division F of H.R. 3354Yea

    Key Vote 27: On Agreeing to the Amendment: Blackburn Amendment to Division F of H.R. 3354

    Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), this amendment would make a 1 percent across the board rescission to Division F, which authorizes appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 28: On Agreeing to the Amendment: McClintock Amendment to H.Con.Res. 71 - FY 2018 Budget ResolutionYea

    Key Vote 28: On Agreeing to the Amendment: McClintock Amendment to H.Con.Res. 71 - FY 2018 Budget Resolution

    The Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) FY 2018 budget, introduced as an amendment by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), would reduce federal spending by more than $10 trillion over the ten-year budget window, bringing the budget into balance in FY 2023. The RSC’s budget would repeal ObamaCare and enact other patient-centered health insurance reforms, make Social Security and Medicare solvent, and reform federal welfare programs. It also promotes free trade, regulatory reform, and other free market, limited government principles. The current text of H.Con.Res. 71 and the McClintock amendment include language that allows the House Ways and Means Committee to produce legislation to reform the tax code. Riddled with loopholes and special interest deductions, America’s tax code has become far too complex. According to the Tax Foundation, Americans spent 8.9 billion hours and $409 billion complying with the more than 74,000-page tax code.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 29: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree: Senate Amendment to H.R. 2266Nay

    Key Vote 29: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree: Senate Amendment to H.R. 2266

    No one disagrees with the need for assistance for areas recently impacted by disasters. Nevertheless, the concern with the Additional Supplement Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act is that Congress is spending money without any spending offsets. In fact, the manner by which the bill will be brought to the House floor for consideration prohibits amendments that could offset the $36.5 billion appropriated. Currently, the national debt is $20.4 trillion. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the projected budget deficit for FY 2017 and FY is $804 billion and $855 billion, respectively. Congress is only a few years away from the $1+ trillion deficits that Republicans frequently and rightly criticized under President Barack Obama. Long-term projections are even more ominous from a budgetary perspective. Sadly, Congress is once again avoiding difficult choices at the expense of future generations.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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