Ron Klein

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Ron Klein
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U.S. House, Florida, District 22
Former member
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOhio State University,
J.D.Case Western Reserve University
Date of birthJuly 10, 1957
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio
Ron Klein was a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 22nd District of Florida.

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Klein has voted with the House Democratic leadership 97.3% of the time.[1] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 98.3% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concludes that he is a reliable Democratic vote, voting 97.9% of the time with the majority of other Democrats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Specific Votes

Rep. Klein voted for TARP.[3] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[4]

Klein also supported the auto bailout.[5] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[6]

In addition, Rep. Klein voted for the stimulus bill.[7] Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[8]

Klein also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[9] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[10]

Klein supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[11] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[12]

Finally, Klein voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[13] Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[14]