Congressman John Boozman Voting Record

(Candidate for Arkansas US Senate) by Women Action Group  Website: www.wpaag.org

 

With a national debt of $10 trillion, Boozman voted for the $700 Billion Bailout.

Bailout Bill – Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424 authorized the Treasury Department to use $700 billion of taxpayer money to purchase troubled mortgage-related securities from banks and other financial-related institutions, on terms set by the Treasury Secretary, who now has authority to manage and sell those assets.  This bill establishes an unconstitutional merger of government with banks and businesses.  Stabilization Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424) passed 263-171 (Roll Call 681) on October 3, 2008. 171 other Representatives voted more conservatively than did Boozman on this bill.

 

Boozman voted against protecting taxpayers from bailing out banks in 2005 that could have prevented the bank crisis.

            A representative offered an amendment to “eliminate the ability of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to borrow from the Treasury,"  in 2005. Rep Ron Paul stated on the floor, “I hope my colleagues join me in protecting taxpayers from having to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the housing bubble bursts.”  The House rejected the amendment on October 26, 2005, by a  vote of 47-371 (Roll Call 544). 

 

With a national debt of $6 trillion, Boozman voted for the Prescription Drug Plan.

            Prescription Drug Plan H.R. 4954   – Ten Year Cost:  $350 Billion.  Uses taxpayer money to subsidize costs of prescription drugs for those on Medicare.  This was another step in the direction of socialized medicine.  Passed June 28, 2002 by 221-208.

 

Boozman voted to increase the national budget and debt ceiling year after year.

*Budget Resolution - House Concurrent Resolution 95 authorized federal spending for 2004 of $1,861 billion dollars with a deficit of $558 billion and an increase in the public debt ceiling of $984 billion, for a total of $7.4 trillion  This dwarfs the previous record federal deficit of  $290 billion in 1992.   Adopted April 11, 2003 by a vote of 216 to 211 (Roll Call 141)  211 Representatives voted more conservatively than Boozman.  During his nine years in office Boozman kept voting for increased budgets and spending bills, big and small for nine years, even when our national debt had reached $9 and $10 trillion, and stopped doing so only when Obama became President.

 

Boozman received an average score of only 43% by the Club for Growth for 2006-2008 compared to true conservatives like Rep. Michelle Bachman’s  94% average and Senator Jim DeMint 100% average. Club for Growth’s goal is to cut taxes and treat taxpayers equally.  

 

Boozman voted for NAIS (Animal ID) by refusing to vote for this Amendment:

Defunding the NAIS, also called Animal ID, in the 207 Agriculture Appropriations H.R.5384.  A representative introduced this amendment to bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a government program supposedly for preventing the spread of disease.  The House rejected this Amendment on May 23, 2006, by a vote of 34-389 (Roll Call 184).   NAIS recommends, and some say mandates, attaching recommended tags with microchips for all animals that would allow the computerized recording of livestock movements from birth to the slaughterhouse. The extra cost of radio tags, scanners and filing reports when animals change premises would be crushing, some smaller producers say.

 

Boozman supports No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a national education program.

On his website, Boozman praises No Child Left Behind, saying, "Like many of my colleagues in Congress, I am eager for the reauthorization of NCLB."  Despite the billions of state and federal dollars that Congress added to spending on education through NCLB, this year's National Assessment of Education Progress scores (the NAEP test that is referred to as the Nation's Report Card) show no improvement this year nor any significant improvement for the past several years.  NCLB type programs are responsible for all the testing that the parents and teachers just love!!!! and has contributed nothing to education.

 

Even worse, NCLB is the mechanism that has been used for the federal government to take over our educational systems and to basically control the curriculum in every state in the union. Through NCLB and with Stimulus money, Obama is now  implementing national/international curriculum (UN curriculum) in our schools. Janet Napolitano was chair of the international benchmarking advisory group over these standards.  Imagine our school curriculum being written by Napolitano. Napolitano is the one that sent out the DHS warning to law enforcement officials across the nation to be on alert for violent antigovernment groups like returning veterans, citizens opposing abortion, firearms restrictions, homosexuality, and out of control spending. 

 

With a national debt of $9 trillion, Boozman voted for the lst stimulus bill in 2008:

Economic Stimulus of 2008.  H.R. 5140.  Provided about  $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses.  H.R. 5140 passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008, (Roll Call 25).   Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term.  (If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?)

 

Boozman supported mandatory program to combat global warming.

Global Climate Change.  The House voted on an amendment to strike from the bill (H.R. 2643) a mandatory program to combat global warming.  H.R. 2643 specifically says, "the sense of the Congress that there should be enacted a comprehensive and effective national program of mandatory, market-based limits and incentives” to reduce global greenhouse- gas emissions. An example of so called “market-based limits” would be a cap and trade system.  The House (Boozman included)  rejected the Barton amendment, and thereby kept the global warming language in the bill, by a vote of 153-274  (Roll Call 555) on June 26,2007.

 

Boozman voted for several so-called Free Trade Agreements: 

These trade agreements have caused hundreds of  US companies to move to foreign countries in order to take advantage of cheap labor, causing millions of job losses in the United States. NAFTA alone has cost more than one million US job opportunities.

 

The loss of sovereignty is another problem with trade agreements. In the Peru Free Trade Agreement legislation of November 8, 2007, the Committee on Ways and Means reported that "the Peru FTA has become the first U.S. free trade agreement to include, in its core test fully enforceable commitments by the Parties to adopt, maintain, and enforce basic international labor standards, as stated in the 1988 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work."  The ILO, or International Labor Organization, is a UN agency. For a list of five free trade agreements for which Boozman voted see this link: http://www.wpaag.org/Boozman%20-%20Trade%20Agreements%20voted%20for.htm

 

Boozman voted to fund National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), HR5386

NEA received $129.41 million from this legislation.  NEA has funded such works as "Piss Christ, with a crucifix submerged in the artist's urine," and other anti-Christian and pornographic works. HR 5386 also included $145.96 million for National Endowment of the Humanities and $7.56 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency.  The title of this bill was "Interior Department FY 20007 Appropriations Bill."  The total cost of the bill was $25.57 billion (Passed 5/18/2006 by 293-128 (Roll Call 172).  Our national debt at this time was $8.3 trillion.)

To compare the way you would vote with the way Congressman John Boozman voted on many more bills, see this link: http://www.wpaag.org/Boozman%20Voting%20Record%201.htm  or see below.  Posted April 8, 2010

 

Compare Boozman Votes With The Way You Would Vote

 

These are the bills that we think conservatives would find controversial.

 

*H.R. 4954 Prescription Drug Plan – Ten Year Cost:  $350 Billion.  Uses taxpayer money to subsidize costs of prescription drugs for those on Medicare.  This was another step in the direction of socialized medicine.  Passed June 28, 2002 by 221-208.

 

Would you have voted for this bill when we had a national debt of  $6 trillion dollars?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*Budget Resolution - House Concurrent Resolution 95 authorized federal spending for fiscal 2004 of $1,861 billion dollars with a deficit of $558 billion and an increase in the public debt ceiling of $984 billion, for a total of $7.4 trillion  It  dwarfs the previous record federal deficit of  $290 billion in 1992.   Adopted April 11, 2003 by a vote of 216 to 211 (Roll Call 141) 

 

Would you have voted for yes or no on this bill with a national debt of  approximately $7.4 trillion?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*Global AIDS Initiative - H.R. 1298 authorized $15 billion to provide assistance to foreign countries for the years 2004 to 2008 for the purpose of combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.  Much of the funding was funneled through the Global AIDS Fund and other UN agencies and programs known for promoting abortion, as well as encouraging promiscuity through “sex education” courses supposedly aimed at preventing AIDS.  The House passed H.R. 1298 on May 1, 2003, 375 to 41  (RollCall 158).

 

On April 2, 2008 the $15 billion authorized in 2003 (abaove)  increased to $50 billion and shifted the program that had been established five years earlier to fill an "emergency" function to a long-term, sustainable plan including training 140,000 new healthcare workers. H.R. 5501 by a vote of 308-116 (Roll Call 158)

 

Considering we had a national debt of approximately  $7.4 trillion would you have voted for this bill that increased spending by $15 billion in 2003 and considering we had a national debt of  $9 trillion would you have voted for the $50 billion bill lin 2008?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*Labor – HHS – Education Appropriations.  Appropriated $470 billion for Labor, Health and Human Services & Education Departments for fiscal 2004, a 10 percent increase over fiscal 2003.  The United States Department of Education was only created during President Jimmy Carter's administration and began operating on May 16, 1980.  Constitutionalists say the Constitution does not authorize a Department of Education and that education should be left to the states.  Every year the federal government has taken more and more control over education until now Obama is implementing national and United Nations international standards and curriculum in the schools. This bill included $55.4 billion for education. The House passed H.R.2660 July 10, 2003, 215 to 208 (Roll Call 353).

 

Would you have increased spending ($470 billion) for these departments by 10% considering we had a national debt of approximately $7.4 trillion?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*Agriculture Appropriations -  (H.R. 2673) appropriated $77.5 billion for agriculture, rural development and nutrition programs in fiscal 2004.  Over half of the money was earmarked for nutrition programs, including $28 billion for food stamps and $16 billion for school lunch and nutrition programs. Total spending for traditional agricultural programs is $26.89 billion, a 5 percent increase.  House passed H.R. 2673, July 14, 2003 347 to 64 (Roll Call 358).

 

By 2008 the farm bill had increased to $289 billion, including $10.4 billion BOOST in spending for nutrition programs such as food stamps.  (H.R. 2410 by a vote of 318-106 on May 14, 2008. (Roll Call 315)

 

Would you have voted for this $77.5 billion bill considering we had a national debt of approximately $7.4 trillion in 2003, and would you have voted for the $289 billion  farm bill in 2008 considering we had a national debt of $9 trillion?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*Millennium Challenge Account – Amendment to H.R 1950.  Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2004 & 2005 authorized $9.3 billion over the next three years for a new foreign aid program to promote the key development objectives described in the United Nations Millennium Declaration. According to the amendment, "It is, therefore, the policy of the United States to support a new compact for global development.  The House adopted this amendment to H.R. 1950 on July 16, 2003, by a vote of 368 to 52 (Roll Call 368).

 

Would you have voted for $9.3 billion to promote "a new compact for global development" to meet the objectives of United Nations Millennium Declaration considering we had a national debt of approximately $7.4 trillion?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*North American Development – H.R. 254 would implement a U.S.-Mexico agreement that would allow the North American Development Bank that was established by NAFTA in 1993 to make below-market-loans.  H.R. 254 on March 25, 2004 by a vote of 377 to 48 (Roll Call 87).   [In essence this is using taxpayer money to fund foreign aid to Mexico in the form of below-market-loans.] They suspended the rules to pass this legislation.

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*Fiscal 2005 Budget Resolution (House Concurrent Resolution 393).  This resolution established broad spending and revenue targets for the next five years.  It called for $871.3 billion in "discretionary" spending and another $1.5 trillion in "mandatory " spending for fiscal 2005.  Based on these targets, the "mandatory"  spending would increase by 5 percent over the year before.  The House adopted this resolution on March 25, 2004 by a vote of 215 to 212 (Roll Call 92).

 

Considering we had a national debt of approximately $7.5 trillion, would you have voted for this bill and increased mandatory spending by 5% at a time when we should have been decreasing our budgets year by year instead of increasing them.

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

Supplemental Appropriations.  This bill (H.R. 1268) would add another $82 billion to the federal budget for fiscal 2005. One objectionable (to some people) element of this bill is the REAL ID Act, which was added by the conference committee.  The REAL ID Act would authorize the federal government to impose national standards for driver’s licenses and thereby develop a national ID system. The House adopted this final version of H.R. 1268 May 5, 2005, by a vote of 368-58 (Roll Call 161)

 

With a national debt of $7.7 trillion, would you have added another $82 billion to the budget?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted Yes

 

*UN Dues Decrease.  A representative offered an amendment to cut the U.S. “contribution” to the United Nations by $218 million.  The House rejected the amendment on June 15, 2005, by a vote of 124-304 (Roll Call 253).

 

Considering we had a national debt of approximately 7.7 trillion, would you have voted for this amendment to cut the U.S. contribution to the United Nations by $218 million?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Voted  No

 

*CAFTA – H.R. 3045 implemented the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and expanded the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), including the job losses wrought by NAFTA.  CAFTA is intended by the Power Elite to be a steppingstone from NAFTA to the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas  (FTAA), which would include all of the countries of the Western Hemisphere. CAFTA would manage trade and would gradually exercise more powers on the road to a supranational government modeled after the European Union.  The House passed CAFTA on July 28, 2005, by a vote of 217-215 (Roll Call 443).

 

Boozman voted for these free trade agreements:

Peru Free Trade Agreement (H.R.3688) on November 8, 2007

Oman Free Trade Agreement H.R. 5684, July 20, 06

Singapore Free Trade Agreement  H.R. 2739 July 24, 2003

Chile Free Trade Agreement,  H.R. 2738 in 2003  

 

Would you have voted for  CAFTA and these other free trade agreements?  

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted Yes

 

*U.S. Treasury Borrowing.  A Representative offered an amendment to “eliminate the ability of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to borrow from the Treasury.  Rep Ron Paul stated on the floor, “I hope my colleagues join me in protecting taxpayers from having to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when the housing bubble bursts.”  The House rejected the amendment on October 26, 2005, by a  vote of 47-371 (Roll Call 544). 

 

Would you have voted Yes  for this amendment and ended the transfer of income from working Americans to government-sponsored enterprises.?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted No

 

*Defunding the NAIS, also called Animal ID, in the 207 Agriculture Appropriations H.R.5384.  A representative introduced this amendment to bar the use of funds in the bill to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a government program that would electronically track farm cattle and poultry, supposedly in hopes of preventing the spread of disease.    NAIS recommends, and some say mandates, attaching recommended tags with microchips for all animals that would allow the computerized recording of livestock movements from birth to the slaughterhouse. The extra cost of radio tags, scanners and filing reports when animals change premises would be crushing, some smaller producers say.  The House rejected this Amendment on May 23, 2006, by a vote of 34-389 (Roll Call 184). 

 

Would you have voted Yes to an amendment to exclude NAIS and prevent total invasion into the property rights of citizens? 

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted No and allowed NAIS funding.

 

*Global Climate Change.  The House voted on an amendment to strike from the bill (H.R. 2643) a mandatory program to combat global warming.  H.R. 2643 specifically says, "the sense of the Congress that there should be enacted a comprehensive and effective national program of mandatory, market-based limits and incentives” to reduce global greenhouse- gas emissions. An example of so called “market-based limits” would be to allow companies that want to exceed their allowable emissions output to buy permits or allowances from companies that choose not to use their full allotment [cap and trade concept].  The House rejected the Barton amendment, and thereby kept the global warming language in the bill, by a vote of 153-274  (Roll Call 555) on June 26,2007.

 

Would you have voted for this amendment to remove the global warming language in the bill and to prevent a cap and trade system that Obama himself said would cause energy costs to skyrocket?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted No

 

*Thought Crime – H.R. 1955.  The bill established a National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and defines "violent radicalization" as "the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.”  The bill also states that “the Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.”  Critics charge that the bill is a thinly disguised attempt to criminalize dissent, based on the bill’s vague and open-ended language that could be used to trample basic rights to free speech and assembly, and turn legitimate dissent into thought crimes. The House passed H.R. 1955 by a vote of 404-6 (Roll Call 993) on October 23,2007.

 

Would you have voted for this bill? 

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted Yes

 

*The Peru Free Trade Agreement (H.R. 3688). Another in a series of free-trade agreements lik NAFTA.  However, the Committee on Ways and Means Report accompanying H.R. 3688 noted that “the Peru FTA has become the first U.S. free trade agreement to include, in its core text fully enforceable commitments by the Parties to adopt, maintain, and enforce basic international labor standards, as stated in the 1988 ILO Declaration onFundamental Principles and Rightsat Work.” The ILO, or International Labor Organization, is a UN agency. The House passed the bill by a vote of 285-132 (Roll Call 1060) on November 8, 2007.

 

Would you have voted for this bill that would bring the US under a UN agency standards? 

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted Yes

 

*Economic Stimulus of 2008,  H.R. 5140.  Provided about  $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses.  H.R. 5140 passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008, (Roll Call 25).   Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term.  (If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?)

 

Considering we had a national debt of approximately $9 trillion would you have voted for this bill?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted Yes

 

*Aid to Mexican Military -  H.R. 6028.  The House gave $1.1 billion to Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon to combat drug trafficking and organized crime, though Calderon refuses to help control the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States and Mexico’s government is notoriously corrupt. The House passed H.R. 6028 on June

10, 2008 by a vote of 311-106 (Roll Call 393).

 

Considering we had a national debt of approximately $9 trillion and growing , would you have voted for a $1.5 billion to go to Mexico?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted Yes

 

*Bailout Bill – Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424.  Authorized the Treasury Department to use $700 billion of taxpayer money to purchase troubled mortgage-related securities from banks and other financial-related institutions, on terms set by the Treasury Secretary, who now has authority to manage and sell those assets.  This bill establishes an unconstitutional merger of government with banks and businesses.  Stabilization Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424) passed 263-171 (Roll Call 681) on October 3, 2008.

 

Considering we had a national debt of $9 trillion, would you have voted for $700 billion to bail out the banks?

YES ____        No _____    Boozman voted Yes

 

*Boozman told a Pulaski Tea Party Group in April that he likes some of  Obama's new  health care legislation even though he has said  in a written statement that we need to "redo" the health care bill.  He was booed when he said he liked the part where parents can keep their children on their insurance plan until the children are twenty-six year old. 

 

Would you vote for parents to be able to keep their adult children up to the age of 26 on their insurance policy? 

 

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Said Yes

 

*According to Vote Smart website John Boozman answered yes to the question, "Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state."  Taking part of Israel is the only plan being discussed as a way to establish a Palestinian state.  The Muslims occupy more than 13 million square kilometers.  Israel control little less than 21,000 square kilometers.  The Muslim occupation is 650 times the size of Israel.  Why then should Israel give up part of its small country for a Palestinian state?

 

Do you support the creation of a Palestinian state in Israel?

 

YES ____        No _____    Boozman Said Yes

 

Posted by Women Action Group, April 8, 2010, at this link: http://www.wpaag.org/Boozman%20Voting%20Record%201.htm 

Also see Congressman Boozman No Shoo-In  for AR US Senate Race  http://www.wpaag.org/Boozman%20-%20No%20Shoo-In%20for%20US%20Senate.htm

 

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