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
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOhio State University,
J.D.Case Western Reserve University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1957
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJudaism
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% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[4]

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

In addition, Rep. Klein voted for the stimulus bill.[7] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe 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% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[10]

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

Finally, Klein voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[13] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[14]

References