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No Apology
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Following are bill sponsorships early in the 113th Congress, plus some early 2013 group letters.

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Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-S0135
on Jan 24, 2013
(1) No family planning assistance that includes abortion or (2) Sponsored banning family assistance that includes abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
13-HR0217
on Jan 4, 2013
(1) No family planning assistance that includes abortion or (2) Sponsored banning family assistance that includes abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 167
Independents: 0
13-HR0023
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning or (2) Sponsored human rights beginning at fertilization or cloning Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 34
Independents: 0

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-S0209
on Feb 4, 2013
(1) Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans or (2) Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 22
Independents: 0
13-HR0024
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans or (2) Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 119
Independents: 0
13-HR0149
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached or (2) Sponsored prioritizing critical spending at debt limit Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 38
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-AFER
on Apr 1, 2013
Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 16
Independents: 3
13-HR0377
on Jan 23, 2013
(1) Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender or (2) Sponsored enforcing against gender-based wage discrimination Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 173
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
13-S0084
on Jan 23, 2013
(1) Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender or (2) Sponsored enforcing against gender-based wage discrimination Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 41
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
13-HR0203
on Jan 4, 2013
(1) Ensure disabled access to public pools or (2) Sponsored ensuring disabled access to public pools (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 25
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-HR0100
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Reform bankruptcy to protect jobs and retirement or (2) Sponsored reforming bankruptcy to protect jobs & retirement (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-KeyXL-H
on Feb 6, 2013
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0
13-KeyXL-G
on Jan 17, 2013
Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-HR0011
on Jan 22, 2013
(1) More funding & services for victims of domestic violence or (2) Sponsored more services for victims of domestic violence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 197
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
13-S0047
on Jan 22, 2013
(1) More funding & services for victims of domestic violence or (2) Sponsored more services for victims of domestic violence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 53
Republicans: 7
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-HR0148
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Full disclosure of campaign spending or (2) Sponsored full disclosure of campaign spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-S0033
on Jan 22, 2013
(1) Ban large-capacity ammunition or (2) Sponsored banning large-capacity ammunition Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 20
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
13-HR0093
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Ban "fire sale" of firearms after delicensing closure or (2) Sponsored banning firearm sales after delicensing closure Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 58
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
13-HR0138
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Ban large-capacity ammunition or (2) Sponsored banning large-capacity ammunition Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 70
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
13-HR0141
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales or (2) Sponsored stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-HR0140
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American or (2) Sponsored ending citizenship for illegals born in US Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-HR0147
on Jan 3, 2013
(1) Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration or (2) Sponsored repealing death tax, with no expiration Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 32
Independents: 1

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-S0004
on Jan 22, 2013
(1) Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet or (2) Sponsored strengthening infrastructure: rail, dams, Internet Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
13-HR0200
on Jan 4, 2013
(1) Defund US military presence in Afghanistan or (2) Sponsored defunding US military presence in Afghanistan Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 34
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0



                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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