Friday, October 12, 2012

Paul Ryan

Budget Committee Chairman

Paul Ryan
Congressman                Wisconsin, 1st District         Republican
Elected 1998

Budget - Chairman
Ways and Means

Ratings for 2010:

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

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                        13
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                           0
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                       20
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                         50
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                92
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                           88

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                       96
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                        social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                               97
            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
*          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

*          Absent

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Paul Ryan (R)               179,819  68%                          3,922,760
                         J. Heckenlively (D)         79,363  30                                   12,066

2008                Paul Ryan (R)               231,009  64%                          2,251,389
                         Marge Krupp (D)         125,268  35                                143,292

2006                Paul Ryan (R)               161,320  63%                          1,316,881
                        Jeffrey Thomas (D)         95,761  37                                  20,581

2004                Paul Ryan (R)               233,372  65%                             849,365
                        Jeffrey Thomas (D)       116,250  33                                  41,246

2002                Paul Ryan (R)               140,176  67%                             962,417
                        Jeffrey Thomas (D)         63,895  31                                206,799

2000                Paul Ryan (R)               177,612  67%                          1,055,707
                        Jeffrey Thomas (D)         88,885  33                                   11,374

1998                Paul Ryan (R)               108,475  57%                          1,245,568
                        Lydia Spottswood (D)    81,164  43                              1,339,361

Population 2010:                      728,042
Change since 2000:                  up 8.6%

Urban:                                      84%
Rural:                                       16

Median Income:                          56,833
Median Home Value:                195,600

Private Employment:                 85%
Government Employment:         11
Self-Employed:                             4
Blue Collar:                                 26
White Collar:                               59

Median Age:                             39
Over 65:                                    13%
Under 18:                                  25

High School Graduates:            89%
College Graduates:                   25
Graduate Degree:                       8

Veterans:                                  11%

White:                                      82%
Black:                                         5
Hispanic:                                    9
Asian:                                         2         

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                191,901           51%
John McCain (R) -                    177,162           47

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            197,970            54%
John Kerry (D) -                      170,371            46

Paul Ryan Voting History:

Votes in 110th Congress:           2007 – 2008

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
Yes      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
Yes      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
*          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
Yes      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
Yes      Drop Cuba Economic Embargo
            Drop enforcement of US economic embargo of Cuba

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