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Worst Burchett Votes 2022

HR 4673  (Jan. 20, 2022)

Requires the VA to enroll automatically veterans who are eligible for VA health care into the VA health care system upon the receipt of information proving eligibility, allows for electronic opt out.  Burchett votes no.

HR 3076.  Feb. 8, 2022

Postal Service Reform Act.  Puts our post office on a more even footing with other enterprises, dropping rule requiring it to pre-pay retirement health benefits. The bill includes changes to speed service and accountability; the changes in retirement and Medicare provisions will save an estimated $50 billion over a decade. Burchett votes no.

HR 2116, March 18, 2022

The CROWN Act prohibits discrimination based on a person’s hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin.  Burchett votes no, and mocks the act on Twitter.

 HR 6833, March 31, 2022

Affordable Insulin Now Act (HR 6833, March 31, 2020).  Caps any person’s out-of-pocket monthly insulin expenses, private insurance or Medicare, at $35.  Burchett votes no.

H. Res 83, April 5, 2020

Supporting our NATO Allies. This resolution reaffirmed unequivocal support for NATO as an alliance founded on democratic principles.  143 Republicans joined all the Democrats in support.  Tim Burchett votes no.

HR 7691, May 10, 2022

Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations.  $40.1 billion in emergency aid, military and humanitarian, to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  HR 7691, May 10, 2022.  All Democrats and most Republicans vote yes; Burchett votes no.

HR 7688, May 19, 2022

Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.  Empowers the FTC to sue fuel companies that make unreasonable price increases during an energy emergency.  HR 7688, May 19, 2022, Burchett votes no.

Keep Kids Fed Act S. 2089, 6/23/22

Increases the federal reimbursement rate to our schools for school lunches by 40 cents and for school breakfasts by 15 cents.  Burchett votes no.

Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act HR 6493, 6/23/2022

Reauthorizes program to combat drug and alcohol abuse on campuses.  Burchett votes no.

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, S. 2938, June 24, 2022

Agreeing to the bipartisan set of gun safety law improvements passed by the Senate.  Buchett votes no.

H. Amdt. 262 to HR 7900, July 13, 2022

Directs the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Defense to publish a report that analyzes and sets out strategies to combat White supremacist and neo-Nazi activity in the uniformed services and Federal law enforcement agencies. Burchett votes no.

Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022, HR 8297, July 15, 2022

The bill prohibits anyone acting under state law from interfering with a person’s ability to access out-of-state abortion services.  Burchett votes no.

Right to Contraceptives Act HR 8373, 7/21/2022

Burchett fails to vote on a bill that protects our right to access contraception and contraception-related information.

S. 2938, March 30, 2022

Burchett votes against a routine bill to name a federal courthouse after a pioneering African American judge.

HR 7790, May 18, 2022

Burchett votesInfant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act.  Provides $28 million in emergency supplemental appropriations to address the US shortage of infant formula.  HR 7790, May 18, 2022, Burchett votes no.

Protecting Our Kids Act HR 7910, June 8, 2022

  • generally prohibits the sale or transfer of certain semiautomatic firearms to individuals who are under 21 years of age;
  • establishes new federal criminal offenses for gun trafficking and related conduct;
  • establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers);
  • establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels;
  • subjects bump stocks to regulation under federal firearms laws;
  • generally prohibits the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, and possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices; and
  • requires the Department of Justice to report on the demographic data of persons who are determined to be ineligible to purchase a firearm based on a background check performed by the national instant criminal background check system.

S. 3373, Protecting our Gold Star Families Education Act, July 13, 2022

All Democrats and most Republicans vote to expand access to Pell Grants for individuals whose parent or guardian died as a result of performing military service for the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.  Burchett votes no.

Active Shooter Act HR 6538, 7/13/22

Creates a designated officer in the Department of Justice to work with state and local governments to coordinate Active Shooter Alert communications.  Burchett votes no.

HRes 1130, July 18, 2022

Expressing support for the sovereign decision of Finland and Sweden to apply to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as calling on all members of NATO to ratify the protocols of accession swiftly.  The motion passed easily, 394-18; Burchett did not bother to vote.

Respect for Marriage Act HR 4804, 7/19/22

Burchett fails to vote on statutory authority recognizing and protecting same-sex and interracial marriages.