Statements about Voting Record
In 2012, Connie Mack missed 178 votes, "one of the worst voting records" in Congress.
Says "when I voted against [an increase in the minimum wage], it was in the 80s."
Says Julie Parrish "voted to divert $160 million from public schools to private for-profit schools."
"We need a Senator who shows up to work. Sherrod Brown missed over 350 official votes."
Says opponent U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore ‘is Wisconsin’s most absent member of Congress, missing nearly 17 percent of the House votes in the second quarter of 2012.’
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline."
Says U.S. Rep. John Barrow "left taxpayers on the hook for $950k study on genetic makeup of ants."
Defends his vote to push "retirement age to 70" by saying he is for "a process" that would not be fully implemented until "around the turn of the century."
Says that when Democrats controlled Congress and the White House, federal spending as a share of the Gross Domestic Product leapt from 18.2 percent in 2001 to 25.2 percent in 2009 -- the largest such increase in any eight-year period since World War II.
Says Republicans supported legislation on early voting and in-person voting in 2005.
Rep. Peter Petrarca "voted on two pieces of legislation that helped auto body shops … and at that point I think there is a conflict of interest."
Says Joe Garcia "voted to raise our utility rates."
"I have voted every year in Wisconsin."
Says U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV passed "only one bill" in seven years.
John Mica "voted to borrow $10 trillion."
Says former Sen. George Allen voted four times to raise his own pay.
Twenty two years ago, when he was running for governor, Bill Nelson missed 56 percent of his votes in the U.S. House.
Says Barack Obama "counted on Sandy Adams" to approve stimulus spending.
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