Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Will the real conservative please stand up


Compare the Voting Records

Congressman Mac Collins

versus
Democrat Jim Marshall

Representative Michael COLLINS (R)
Georgia, District 8
2004 Score - 100
Previous Year's Score - 92
Lifetime Score - 96
Years of Service - 12

Food Industry Lawsuits. HR 339 (Roll Call 54)
This bill prohibited lawsuits in federal or state courts against restaurants, food manufacturers and distributors based on claims that the food contributed to the plaintiff's obesity or weight gain.
The bill was passed (276-139)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Conservative Substitute Budget Resolution. H. Con. Res. 393 (Roll Call 90)
This amendment would have protected $182.6 billion in tax cuts already passed, while cutting the deficit in half in three years. It also would call for reducing non-defense, non-homeland security discretionary spending by 1 percent from fiscal 2004 levels
The bill was defeated (116-309)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Senate Budget. Con. Res. 95 (Roll Call 97).
This was a motion to accept Senate-passed requirements subjecting tax cuts to an impossible 60-vote standard in the Senate.
The bill was defeated (209-209)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


'Marriage Penalty' Relief. HR 4181 (Roll Call 138)
This bill permanently eliminated provisions in the tax code penalizing two-income couples who marry.
The bill was passed (323-95)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Medical Malpractice. HR 4280 (Roll Call 166)
This bill limited medical malpractice awards to reasonable levels while preserving the rights of patients to sue for actual damages. It was designed to limit unreasonable enrichment of attorneys and reduce skyrocketing medical costs.
The bill was passed (229-197)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Health Plans for Small Businesses. HR 4281 (Roll Call 174)
This bill permitted small businesses to band together to buy insurance for their employees, avoiding some of the state regulation that has stopped such plans in the past.
The bill was passed (252-162)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Abortion at Military Facilities. HR 4200 (Roll Call 197)
This amendment would have involved U.S. military hospitals in the provision of abortions for women who are in the military or are military dependents.
The bill was defeated (202-221)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Nuclear Bunker Busters. HR 4200 (Roll Cass 203)
This amendment would have side-tracked development of the "bunker-buster" weapon system by restricting it to conventional weapons and relying more on intelligence.
The bill was defeated (204-214)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Gasoline Price Reduction -- Passage HR 4545 (Roll Call 247)
The House passed a bill allowing limited waivers from state fuel additive requirements during periods of fuel shortages to increase supplies and lower prices.
The bill was defeated (236-194)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Arts and Humanities Funding. HR 4568 (Roll Call 248)
The House adopted an amendment providing an additional $10 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and an additional $3.5 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The bill was passed (241-185)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position

Energy Welfare Program. HR 5006 (Roll Call 427)
The House passed an amendment funding welfare assistance for home heating primarily in the Northeast.
The bill was passed (305-114)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Overtime Pay Regulations. HR 5006 (Roll Call 434)
The House adopted an amendment preventing the Administration from updating rules governing overtime pay.
The bill was passed (223-193)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Open Trade Regulation. HR 5025 (Roll Call 453)
The House rejected an amendment prohibiting government contracts with companies located in areas of the Caribbean, effectively forcing the taxpayer to pay higher prices.
The bill was defeated (189-211)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Privatization. HR 5025 (Roll Call 457)
The House passed an amendment prohibiting the federal government from improving its program of finding cheaper sources for certain government functions outside the federal bureaucracy.
The bill was passed (210-187)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Pledge of Allegiance. HR 2028 (Roll Call 467)
The House passed legislation preventing most federal courts from hearing cases challenging the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The bill was passed (247-173)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Hate Crimes. HR 4200 (Roll Call 473)
The House passed a motion in support of the "hate crimes" provision in a Senate-passed bill, broadening the "protected" categories under the bill to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender, sexual orientation or disability.
The bill was passed (213-186)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


District of Columbia Gun Laws. HR 3193 (Roll Call 477)
The House passed a bill repealing the District of Columbia prohibition on the sale and possession of handguns, handgun ammunition and semiautomatic weapons not banned by federal law.
The bill was passed (250-171)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in support of ACU's position


Representative Jim Marshall (D)
Georgia, District 3
2004 Score - 48
Previous Year's Score - 28
Lifetime Score - 38
Years of Service - 2


Conservative Substitute Budget Resolution. H. Con. Res. 393 (Roll Call 90)
This amendment would have protected $182.6 billion in tax cuts already passed, while cutting the deficit in half in three years. It also would call for reducing non-defense, non-homeland security discretionary spending by 1 percent from fiscal 2004 levels
The bill was defeated (116-309)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Senate Budget. Con. Res. 95 (Roll Call 97).
This was a motion to accept Senate-passed requirements subjecting tax cuts to an impossible 60-vote standard in the Senate.
The bill was defeated (209-209)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Medical Malpractice. HR 4280 (Roll Call 166)
This bill limited medical malpractice awards to reasonable levels while preserving the rights of patients to sue for actual damages. It was designed to limit unreasonable enrichment of attorneys and reduce skyrocketing medical costs.
The bill was passed (229-197)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Energy From ANWR. H. Res. 672 (Roll Call 239 )
The House voted to take up a bill that would open up a small portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration.
The bill was passed (226-193)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position

Arts and Humanities Funding. HR 4568 (Roll Call 248)
The House adopted an amendment providing an additional $10 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and an additional $3.5 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The bill was passed (241-185)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Budget Enforcement. HR 4663 (Roll Call 318)
The House defeated a bill that set caps on discretionary spending and required mandatory spending increases to be offset with spending cuts.
The bill was defeated (146-268)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position

UNESCO Funds. HR 4754 (Roll Call 333)
The House defeated an amendment that would prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for any U.S. contribution to the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The bill was defeated (135-283)
ACU supported this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position

Stock Market Regulation. HR 3574 (Roll Call 395)
The House rejected an amendment encouraging expanded meddling in the national financial markets by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The bill was defeated (114-308)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position

Energy Welfare Program. HR 5006 (Roll Call 427)
The House passed an amendment funding welfare assistance for home heating primarily in the Northeast.
The bill was passed (305-114)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Overtime Pay Regulations. HR 5006 (Roll Call 434)
The House adopted an amendment preventing the Administration from updating rules governing overtime pay.
The bill was passed (223-193)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Open Trade Regulation. HR 5025 (Roll Call 453)
The House rejected an amendment prohibiting government contracts with companies located in areas of the Caribbean, effectively forcing the taxpayer to pay higher prices.
The bill was defeated (189-211)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position


Privatization. HR 5025 (Roll Call 457)
The House passed an amendment prohibiting the federal government from improving its program of finding cheaper sources for certain government functions outside the federal bureaucracy.
The bill was passed (210-187)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position

Hate Crimes. HR 4200 (Roll Call 473)
The House passed a motion in support of the "hate crimes" provision in a Senate-passed bill, broadening the "protected" categories under the bill to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender, sexual orientation or disability.
The bill was passed (213-186)
ACU opposed this bill
This member voted in opposition to ACU's position




Source: The American Conservative Union