Friday, October 19, 2012

John Barrasso

Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman and Secretary

John Barrasso

Senator                        Wyoming                      Republican
Elected 2008 / Appointed 2007

Energy and Natural Resources
Environment and Public Works
Foreign Relations
Indian Affairs

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                 0
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                    protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                     7
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                      3 
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                  14
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                     67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                            98
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                     100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                  100
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                        social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                             89
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                         100
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                        oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal Washington DC limits on firearms and ban on assault weapons
No       Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
No       Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
No       Regulate Financial Firms
            New federal regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass Tax Cuts for Some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
No       Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
No       Ratify New START
            Ratify Strategic Arms Treaty with Russia
No       Confirm Elena Kagan
            Confirm Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
Yes      Stop EPA Climate Regulations
            Oppose EPA regulations of greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2008                John Barrasso (R)         183,063  73%                          2,585,977
                       Nick Carter (D)                 66,202  27                                210,914

Population 2010:                      563,626
State Rank:                               50th
Change since 2000:                up 14.1%

Urban:                                      65%
Rural:                                       35

Cheyenne                                 59,466
Casper                                     55,316
Laramie                                    30,816
Gillette                                      29,087

Median Income:                          52,951
Median Home Value:                181,900

Private Employment:                 72%
Government Employment:         20
Self-Employed:                             8
Poverty:                                    10
Blue Collar:                              28
White Collar:                            53

Median Age:                            36
Over 65:                                   12%
Under 18:                                 24

High School Graduates:            91%
College Graduates:                   24
Graduate Degree:                       8

Veterans:                                  13%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats:                                 63,594
Republicans:                             170,719
Independents:                             35,770
Voter Turnout -                         190,822
Turnout, Voting Age -              45%

White:                                      86%
Black:                                         1
Hispanic:                                    9
Asian:                                         1
Native American                         2 

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   164,958           65%
Barack Obama (D) -                 82,868           33

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            167,629           69%
John Kerry (D) -                        70,776           29

John Barrasso's Voting History:

Votes in the 110th Congress:  2007 – 08

*          Raise CAFE standards
            Limit debate on setting higher fuel standards for vehicles
No       Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
No       Cap Greenhouse Gases
            Limit debate on setting Cap and Trade system to curb climate change
No       Bailout Financial Markets
            $700 billion dollar bailout of financial industry
*          Make English Official Language
            English the official language of the US
No       Path to Citizenship
            Limit debate on immigration reform bill
Yes      Fetus is Unborn Child
            Define fetus as an unborn child
No       Prosecute Hate Crimes
            Limit debate on measure funding prosecution of hate crimes
*          Withdraw Troops March, 2008
            Withdrawal of most US troops in Iraq by March, 2008
Yes      Iran Guard is Terrorist Group
            Iranian Revolutionary Guard is terrorist group
Yes      Increase Missile Defense Funding
            Increase funding for missile defense
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

*          Absent

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