Wednesday, October 3, 2012

John Boehner

Speaker of the House

John Boehner

House Speaker             January, 2011
Congressman                Ohio     8th District        Republican
Elected 1990

Ratings for 2010:

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

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                   14
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                     0       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                   0                        
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                     33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                            92
            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                                                                          100
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                            87
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:           2009 - 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       $820 billion stimulus   
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Let guns in national parks
            Permit people carrying guns in parks
No       Cap and Trade
            Industry measure to reduce greenhouse gases               
Yes      Bar federal abortion funds
            No federal funds for health plans covering abortion
No       Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance              
No       Financial Firm Regulation
            Regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass tax cuts for some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Stop detainee transfers
            Prohibit defense funds used to transfer detainees to U.S. facilities                      
No       Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military           
No       Limit Campaign Funds
            Requires sponsors of campaign ads to identify themselves

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                John Boehner (R)         142,731  66%                          9,796,947
                        Justin Coussoule (D)       65,883  30                                248,141
                        David Harlow (Lib)          5,121    2

                        Lib       Libertarian

2008                John Boehner (R)         202,063  68%                          5,342,022
                          N. Von Stein (D)            95,510  32                                  15,425

2006                John Boehner (R)         136,863  64%                          2,952,525
                          Mort Meier (D)              77,640  36                            

2004                John Boehner (R)         201,675  69%                          1,407,907
                         Jeff Hardenbrook (D)     90,574  31                                  41,184

2002                John Boehner (R)         119,947  71%                          1,226,866
                        Jeff Hardenbrook (D)     49,444                                        18,186

2000                John Boehner (R)         179,756  71%                          1,042,008
                        John Parks (D)               66,293  26                                  31,098

1998                John Boehner (R)         127,979  71%                          1,165,947
                       John W. Griffin (D)         52,912  29

1996                John Boehner (R)         165,815  70%                          1,312,440
                         Jeffrey Kitchen (D)         61,515  26                                  20,853

1994                John Boehner (R)         unopposed                                  713,223

1992                John Boehner (R)         176,362  74%                             530,835
                        Fred Sennet (D)             62,033  26                                    6,730

8th District   Ohio

Population 2010:                      663,644
Change since 2000:                  up 5%

Urban:                                      78%
Rural:                                       22

Median Age:                             37 years
Over 65:                                   13%
Under 18:                                 25

House School Graduate:           86%
College Graduate:                     20
Graduate Degree:                       7

Median Income:                        49,192
Median Home Value:                136,400

Private Employment:                 83%
Government Employment:         12
Self Employed:                          5
Blue Collar:                              27
White Collar:                            56

White:                                      87%
Black:                                         6
Hispanic:                                    3
Asian                                          2

John Boehner's Voting History:

Votes in 110th Congress:           2007 – 08

No       Increase Minimum Wage
            Raise minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour
No       Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
No       Raise CAFE Standards
            Increase fuel efficiency to 35 mpg by 2020
Yes      Bail Out Financial Markets
            $700 billion to bail out financial industry
Yes      Share Immigration Data
            Bar funds to governments refusing to share immigration information
Yes      Foreign Aid Abortion Ban
            Bar funds for abortions in foreign aid programs
No       Ban Gay Bias in Workplace
            Prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Law
            Repeal local prohibition of firearms
No       Withdraw Troops 8/08
            Requires withdrawal of troops by August, 2008
No       No Operations in Iraq
            Bar military funds for contingency operations in Iraq
Yes      Free Trade with Peru
            Implement free trade agreement with Peru
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Votes in 109th Congress:           2005 – 06

Yes      Estate Tax Repeal
            Permanently repeal federal estate and gift taxes
Yes      Limit CAFE standards
            Less stringent auto fuel efficiency standards
Yes      FY06 Spending Curb
            Curb federal entitlement spending
Yes      Drilling in ANWR
            Oil and gas leases for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Yes      Limit Interstate Abortion
            No minors across state lines for abortions without parental consent
Yes      Extend Patriot Act
            Reauthorize USA Patriot Act expanding law enforcement authority
Yes      Bar Same Sex Marriage
            Amend Constitution to define marriage as between man and woman
No       Stem Cell Research Funds
            Override veto to fund embryonic stem cell research
Yes      Build Border Fence
            700 miles of fencing along border with Mexico
Yes      CAFTA
            Approve Central American Free Trade Agreement
Yes      Oppose Iraq Withdrawal
            Oppose setting date for withdrawal of US forces from Iraq
Yes      Detainee Tribunals
            Create military tribunals to try detainees

Votes in 108th Congress:           2003 – 04

Yes      Drilling in ANWR
            Permit oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
*          Approve Bush Tax Cuts
            Reduce taxes by $350 billion through 2013
Yes      Medicare/Rx Bill
            Medicare prescription drug legislation
No       Bar Overtime Pay Regulations
            Oppose federal overtime pay regulations
Yes      DC School Vouchers
            Funds for private schools in DC
Yes      Ban Human Cloning
            Criminal sanctions for human cloning
Yes      Restrict Gun Liability
            Restrict liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers, sellers
Yes      Ban Partial Birth Abortion
            Criminal sanctions for “partial birth” abortions
Yes      Ban Same-Sex Marriage
            Amend Constitution to ban same-sex marriage
Yes      Fund Iraq War
            Approve appropriations for U.S. military operations in Iraq
No       Bar Cuba Embargo Funds
            Prohibit funds to enforce economic embargo of Cuba
Yes      Intelligence Reorganization
            Reorganize intelligence agencies; create national director

*          Absent

Votes in 107th Congress:           2001 – 02

Yes      Approve Bush Tax Cuts
            $1.35 trillion in tax cuts
Yes      Limit Patients’ Bill of Rights
            Limit non-economic damages in liability awards
No       Campaign Finance Reform
            Eliminate most uses of soft money; limit pre-election advertising
No       Ban ANWR Development
            Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development
Yes      Faith Based Charities
            Federal incentives for religious social services
Yes      Bar Gays in the Boy Scouts
            Do not enforce anti-discrimination rulings against Boy Scouts
Yes      Ban Partial Birth Abortions
            Criminal penalties for “partial birth” abortions
Yes      Arm Commercial Pilots
            Commercial pilots able to carry fire arms in flight
Yes      Trade Promotion Authority
            Authority for president to negotiate international trade agreements
Yes      Bar Funds for International Court
            No federal funds for International Criminal Court
Yes      Authorize Force in Iraq
            Authorizes U.S. military force in Iraq
Yes      Deny Home Security Department Union
            Deny employees of Homeland Security from joining union

Votes in 106th Congress:           1999 – 2000

No       Patient Bill of Rights
            Bill of Rights dealing with health maintenance organizations
No       Accelerate Minimum Wage
            Increase minimum wage by $1.00 in two instead of three years
No       Strike Ban on Ergonomic Standards
            Strike ban on federal standard for ergonomic protection
Yes      Override Estate Tax Veto
            Override veto of phase-out of estate and gift taxes
Yes      Bar RU-486 Funds for FDA
            Bar FDA funding of chemical induced abortion drug
Yes      Display 10 Commandments
            Permit state and local governments display Ten Commandments
No       Gun Show Background Checks
            Require gun show dealers to perform background checks
Yes      Ban Partial Birth Abortion
            Ban partial birth abortions
No       NATO War in Serbia
            Authorize deployment of US military forces for Kosovo
Yes      Permanent Trade with China
            Authorize permanent trade relations with China
No       Debt Relief for Third World
            Provide debt relief for heavily indebted nations
No       Drop Cuba Economic Embargo
            Drop enforcement of US economic embargo of Cuba

Votes in 105th Congress:           1997 - 98

Yes      Clinton Budget Deal                          
            Approve budget reconciliation bill implementing required tax cuts
Yes      Education IRAs
            Expand retirement accounts to be spent on education expenses
Yes      Required 2/3 vote to Raise Taxes
            Amend Constitution for 2/3 votes to raise taxes
Yes      Fast Track Trade
            Negotiate trade agreements on “fast track” congressional 
No       Puerto Rico Statehood Referendum    
            Referendum on statehood in Puerto Rico
Yes      End Highway Set-asides
            End minority set-aside funding benefits in highway program
Yes      School Prayer Amendment
            Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing right of prayer in school
Yes      Override Partial Birth Veto
            Override President Clinton’s veto of partial birth abortions ban             
No       Cut money for B-2 Bombers    
            Cut funding for additional B-2 stealth bombers 
No       Human Rights in China
            Require preference to U.S. firms in China with human rights code of conduct    
No       Withdraw Bosnia Troops
            Invoke War Powers Resolution to withdraw U.S. military forces in Bosnia
No       End Cuban TV – Marti
            End funding for television broadcasts to Cuba                        

Votes in 104th Congress:           1995 - 96

Yes      Reduce Medicare Growth
            Reduce projected spending for Medicare                     
Yes      Override Product Liability Veto
            Override veto of bill to limit damages in product liability
No       Increase Minimum Wage
            Increase minimum wage to $5.15 an hour                     
Yes      Welfare Reform
            Five year restriction on benefits; beneficiaries find work                        
Yes      Flag Amendment
            Constitutional amendment barring desecration of U.S. flag                    
No       Drop EPA Limits
            Drop limitations on enforcement authority of EPA                                 
Yes      Repeal Assault Weapons Ban
            Repeal ban on manufacture and sale of assault weapons                       
Yes      Override Partial Birth Veto    
            Override veto of bill barring “partial birth” abortions     
Yes      Cuban Embargo
            Tighten embargo on trade with Cuba                
No       Bar Bosnia Troop Money
            Bill prohibiting funds for U.S. troops deploying to Bosnia          
No       Cut Anti-Missile Defense
            Reduce funding for anti-missile defense program           
Yes      Bar U.N. Uniforms
            Prohibits U.S. forces from wearing U.N. uniforms

Votes in 103rd Congress:           1993 – 1994

No       Clinton Deficit Plan
            Clinton Administration deficit reduction plan
Yes      NAFTA
            North American Free Trade Agreement
No       Brady Handgun Purchase
            Waiting period and background check on handguns
Yes      Strike Race/Death Penalty
            Strike provisions barring racial discrimination death penalties
Yes      Limit UN Command of Forces
            Restrict placing US forces under UN command
No       Cut Missile Funds
            Cut $1.2 billion from Navy weapons procurement fund

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