#ObamaSaysNo

Apr 01, 2015 | Jared Powell •

Obama Vetoes (2):

H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act – a bill to approve construction of the job-creating, shovel-ready Keystone XL Pipeline. (Passed the House 266-153, 28 Democrats voting in favor)

S.J. Res. 8 – stops the National Labor Relations Board from implementing its “ambush election” rule, which is an assault on the rights and privacy protections of American workers. (Passed the House 232-186)


Obama Veto Threats (20):

H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015 – repeals the 30-hour definition of full time employee in the Affordable Care Act for purposes of the employer mandate and replaces it with a 40-hour definition for full time employee. (Passed the House 252-172, 12 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 37, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act – includes several measures to make it easier for small businesses to access capital, reduce regulatory burdens, and create new jobs. (Passed the House 271-154, 2 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015 – requires federal bureaucrats to adopt the least costly method to effectively implement the law. (Passed the House 250-175, 8 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 – provides funding for DHS, secures our homeland and our borders, and stops the President’s unilateral actions to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (Passed the House 236-191, 2 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act – expedites the federal review process for applications for natural gas pipeline certificates by imposing deadlines on involved agencies. (Passed the House 253-169, 14 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act – prohibits federal funding for abortions. (Passed the House 242-179, 3 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 596, to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes – repeals the President’s failed, top-down health care law and charts a new path forward. (Passed the House 239-186)

H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015 – requires federal agencies to assess better the impacts of their regulations on small businesses and look for ways to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens. (Passed the House 260-163, 19 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 50, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act – sheds light on how federal policies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers. (Passed the House 250-173, 9 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 – Permanently extends increased small business expensing levels to provide stability for employers, leading to growth and more good-paying jobs. (Passed the House 272-142, 33 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 644, America Gives More Act of 2015  Promotes charitable giving through the tax code and incentivizes restaurants, grocery stores, farmers, and other businesses to contribute their excess inventory to local food banks and non-profits. (Passed the House 233-163, 1 Democrat voting in favor)

H.R. 5, the Student Success Act – repairs the nation’s broken K-12 education system by reducing the federal footprint, restoring local control, and empowering students, parents, and education leaders to hold schools accountable.

H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing any new regulations without first making the underlying data public. (Passed the House 241-175, 4 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015 ensures the science guiding EPA’s regulatory policy is objective, independent and available for public review. (Passed the House 236-181, 2 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 650, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of  2015 – amends the Truth in Lending Act to allow consumers of small-balance residential loans to have increased access to mortgage credit. (Passed the House 263-162, 22 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 685, the Mortgage Choice Act of 2015 – amends the Truth in Lending Act to improve access to credit and qualified mortgages for low and moderate income borrowers while protecting consumers from bad loans. (Passed the House 286-140, 45 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 622, the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 – makes permanent an itemized deduction for State and local general sales tax for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014. (Passed the House 272-152, 34 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 1105 – the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 – abolishes the estate tax, which puts large financial burdens on America’s family-owned businesses. (Passed the House 240-179, 7 Democrats voting in favor)

H.R. 1195 – the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act – creates a Small Business Advisory Board at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. (Passed the House 235-183, 4 Democrats voting in favor)