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Del Mar Congress Watch
Bud Emerson | Klish Way and Lee Haydu | Cofair Court

Del Mar is in the 49th Congressional District represented by Congress Member Darrell Issa. The Sandpiper is introducing a new column to let our readers know how our Representative is casting votes on our behalf. His record this year has been calculated as 97% in support of President Trump’s agenda.

January
YES- Budget resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
YES- Permanent ban on using federal funds for abortion or health coverage that includes abortion

February
YES- Repeal rule requiring state and local governments to give federal funds to health centers even if they perform abortions
YES- Repeal rule on drug testing of applicants for unemployment compensation
YES- Repeal rule on school accountability
YES- Repeal rule on teacher preparation programs
YES- Repeal Bureau of Land Management planning rules
YES- Repeal requiring energy companies to reduce waste and emissions
YES- Repeal rule requiring Social Security to submit info to the national background-check system
YES- Repeal of rule requiring federal contractors to report labor violations
YES- Repeal stream protection rule
YES- Repeal rule requiring energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments

March
YES- No records of work related injuries and illnesses
YES- Give VA flexibility to discipline employees
YES- Remove anti trust exemption for insurance providers
YES- Allow internet providers to share data on customer activities
YES- Allowing small businesses to provide insurance through trade and professional associations
YES- Repeal of an FCC rule barring internet providers from sharing data on customers’ activities

May
YES-Allowing employers to offer employees time off instead of pay for overtime work
YES- The 2017 fiscal year appropriations bill
YES-The American Health Care Act of 2017
YES-Making it easier to seek the death penalty for killing or attempting to kill first responders

June
YES-Dismantling financial regulations put in place by the Dodd-Frank Act
YES-Withholding Affordable Care Act subsidies from people until their citizenship is verified
YES-Making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline employees
YES-Allowing people who lose their jobs to receive tax credits under the American Health Care Act for continued coverage
YES-Limiting health care lawsuits related to coverage provided through a federal program
YES-Penalizing states and localities that have “sanctuary” laws on immigration
YES-Increasing penalties for undocumented immigrants who re-enter the U.S. after being convicted of certain crimes

July
YES-Delaying implementation of ozone standards
YES-Repeal of a rule banning some financial companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses
NO-Imposing sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea
YES-Making appropriations for defense and other purposes

 

 

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