Bowra: Michele Bachmann’s Voting Record

Each and every GOP candidate for President needs to be vetted based on their voting record and previous actions.  We can’t afford to nominate someone whose record is left in question.  We need a nominee whose record has been put out in the open for all to see, and still stands.  Here is a summary of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s voting record:

November 18th, 2011:  Balanced Budget Amendment (H J res. 2, vote 858).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, however, this did not pass in the House.

July 29th, 2011:  Raising the Debt Ceiling (Boehner plan) (S 627, vote 677).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted no, but this bill did pass in the House.

July 19th, 2011:  Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 (HR2560).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted, no, this bill ultimately did pass in the House.

July 13th, 2011:  Amending Clean Water Laws (HR2018).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and this bill did pass in the House.

June 24th, 2011:  Limiting the Use of Funds in support of NATO Operations in Libya (HR2278).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted no, and this bill failed in the House.

June 3rd, 2011:  Removing Armed Forces from Libya (H Con. Res. 51).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, but this did not pass in the House.

June 3rd, 2011:  Ground Forces in Libya (H Res. 292).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and this did pass in the House.

May 26th, 2011:  Patriot Act Extension (S 990).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and a concurrence vote was passed in the House.

May 4th, 2011:  Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion (HR 3).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and this bill was passed in the House.

April 7th, 2011:  Energy Tax Prevention Act (HR 910).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and this bill did pass the House.

March 30th, 2011:  School Vouchers for Washington, D.C. (HR 471).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and this bill did pass the House.

March 17th, 2011:  Removing Troops from Afghanistan (H Con. Res. 28).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted no, and this bill failed in the House.

January 26th, 2011:  Abolishing Federal Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns (HR 359).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted yes, and this bill did pass in the House.

December 15th, 2010:  Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act (HR 2965).  Congresswoman Bachmann voted no, but a concurrence vote was passed in the House.

I’ve just gone through some of what I considered key votes in Congresswoman Bachmann’s record (you can read the entire thing for yourself here).  From this, I think it’s clear that Congresswoman Bachmann is dedicated to protecting unborn human life– something I definitely look for in my preferred presidential candidate.  Overall, I see a true conservative who is not afraid to vote out of the majority, as she did many times, if she believes something different.  That’s something I can definitely admire.  Yes, the congresswoman has somewhat damaged her own presidential campaign with some hardly-noticed comments earlier on, but overall I think many Americans were not ready to accept the possibility of a woman leading our country so soon after Sarah Palin’s VP run.  I think people are so threatened by Gov. Palin, they did not want to chance propelling another conservative woman to a high position of “power.”

 

 

 

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