|Job creating legislation that passed the House with my support|
1) The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R 872)- Reduces overlapping and unnecessary regulation on pesticides; thereby reducing costs to both farmers and small business owners.
2) The Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910)- Prohibits the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions; thereby by preventing a needless increase in energy prices for American households and businesses.
3) A Resolution of Disapproval Regarding FCC’s Regulation (H.J. Res. 37)- Prevents the federal government from regulating the Internet and broadband providers
4) Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R 1230)– Helps to reduce energy prices and promote job creation by expediting offshore oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and the Virginia coast.
5) Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229)– Promotes job creation and reduces energy prices by reinstating oil drilling permits in the Gulf Coast.
6) Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act (H.R 1231)– Promotes lower energy costs and job creation by allowing drilling in at least 50 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf areas known to contain the most oil and gas.
7) The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act H.R 2021)– Promotes job growth and reduces energy costs by expediting the process of obtaining an offshore drilling permit.
8) The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R 2018)- Prevents the federal government from interfering with a state’s water quality program once that state has already met existing federal standards; thereby eliminating needless red tape and tinkering by bureaucrats.
9) The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011 (H.R. 1315)- Improves consumer protection and provides greater economic stability by allowing the Financial Stability Oversight Council to vote to set aside any harmful federal regulation.
10) The North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938)– Promotes job creation and energy security by ending the needless delay of the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
11) The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587)- Seeks to guarantee private companies the flexibility to develop their businesses in the state that offers the best opportunities for growth, job creation and stability.
12) The Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts (TRAIN) Act (H.R. 2401)- Establishes an interagency committee to evaluate the economic impacts of EPA regulations and delay the final dates for both the maximum achievable control technology (Utility MACT) standards and the cross-state air pollution rule (CSAPR) until the full impact has been studied. Both regulations would cost consumers and businesses $184 billion from 2011-2030 and would skyrocket electrical prices.
13) The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2681)– Provides a stay of the EPA’s overly burdensome rules and allows for the implementation of effective regulation that protects communities both environmentally and economically.
– Alleviates the excessive regulatory burden placed on employers by the EPA’s Boiler MACT rules, potentially costing companies $14 billion and 224,000 American jobs, and replacing them with sensible, achievable rules that do not destroy jobs.
15) The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2273)– Bipartisan legislation providing consistent, safe management of coal combustion residuals in a way that protects jobs and encourages recycling and beneficial use.
16)Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 (H.R. 4) - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) repeal requirements for the reporting to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of payments of $600 or more to corporations that are not tax-exempt and of gross proceeds paid in consideration for any type of property; (2) repeal requirements for reporting payments made with respect to rental property which is not part of a trade or business; and (3) increase, for taxable years ending after December 31, 2013, the advance applicable dollar amount of the tax credit for health care premium assistance for taxpayers whose household income is less than 400% of the poverty line.
17) 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act (H.R. 674) - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the 3% withholding requirement on payments due to vendors providing services to federal, state, and local governmental entities. Includes: social security benefits that are excluded from gross income in the calculation of modified adjusted gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for the tax credit for coverage under a qualified health plan.
18) - Approves the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the Agreement) entered into on November 22, 2006, with the government of Colombia, as amended by both governments on June 28, 2007, and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the Agreement, both submitted to Congress on October 3, 2011. Allows for the Agreement's entry into force upon certain conditions being met on or after January 1, 2012.
19) United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (H.R. 3079) - Approves the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (the Agreement) entered into on June 28, 2007, with the government of Panama, and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the Agreement, both submitted to Congress on October 3, 2011. Allows for the Agreement's entry into force upon certain conditions being met on or after January 1, 2012.
20) United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (H.R. 3080) - Approves the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (the Agreement) entered into on June 30, 2007, with the government of Korea, and the statement of administrative action proposed to implement the Agreement, both submitted to Congress on October 3, 2011. Allows for the Agreement's entry into force upon certain conditions being met on or after January 1, 2012.
21) Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 (H.R. 1904) - Authorizes and directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) (the Secretary), if Resolution Copper Mining, LLC offers to convey specified parcels of non-federal land in Gila, Yavapi, Maricopa, Coconino, Pinal, and/or Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, that are acceptable to the Secretary or the Secretary of the Interior, to convey certain federal land in Pinal County, Arizona, to Resolution Copper.
22) Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) - Amends federal patent law to define the "effective filing date" of a claimed invention as the actual filing date of the patent or the application for patent containing a claim to the invention (thus replacing the current "first to invent" system with a "first inventor to file" system), except as specified. Requires the effective filing date for a claimed invention in an application for reissue or reissued patent to be determined by deeming the claim to the invention to have been contained in the patent for which reissue was sought.
23) Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011 (H.R. 2433) - Directs the Secretary of Labor (Secretary), from January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014, to provide for monthly payments, through the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), of up to 12 months of retraining assistance, except as specified, to certain veterans from 35 to 60 years of age applying by October 1, 2013, who: (1) were last discharged from Armed Forces active duty service with an honorable discharge, (2) have been unemployed for a designated period of time, and (3) are ineligible for specified veterans' benefit educational assistance. Sets forth the maximum number of eligible veterans who may participate in the program and the permitted forms of education and training.
24) Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011 (H.R. 1070) - Amends the Securities Act of 1933 to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to exempt from its regulation a class of securities for which the aggregate offering amount is between $5 million and $50 million, subject to specified terms and conditions.
24) To amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes (H.R. 1965) - Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 regarding registration of securities to modify the registration threshold for an issuer that is either a bank or a bank holding company as well as for an issuer that is neither a bank nor a bank holding company.
25) Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930) - Amends the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt from the prohibitions against use of interstate commerce and the mails for sale or delivery after sale of unregistered securities, including unregistered security-based swaps, any transactions involving the issuance of (crowdfunded) securities for which: (1) the aggregate annual amount raised through such issue is $5 million or less; and (2) individual investments in the securities are limited to an aggregate annual amount equal to the lesser of $10,000, and 10% of the investor's annual income.
26) Access to Capital for Job Creators Act (H.R. 2940) - Directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revise rules governing an exemption from public offering requirements for limited offers and sales without regard to the dollar amount of the offering (Regulation D), so as to provide that a specified prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising does not apply to offers and sales of securities made pursuant to Regulation D if all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors.