Abandons Core Values

On December 18, 2015 Trent Kelly voted to fund Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, and Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants. On this same day he voted to reduce Social Security Benefits and increased the National Debt to a new all time high.

Here is the reference link: The New American

  Take a look at the name of the legislation below. Don’t be confused: “…and for other purposes” is where most of the 1.15 Trillion Dollars of discretionary spending is hidden. Use of such a noble sounding name is meant to deceive the general public and Kelly is using it to justify his vote.

H R 2029: Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Vote Date: December 18, 2015

Vote: AYE

Bad Vote.

Omnibus Appropriations. The omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 2029) would provide $1.15 trillion in “discretionary” appropriations in fiscal 2016 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2016 spending bills. This represents an overall increase in discretionary spending of five percent over 2015 levels. The omnibus bill would continue funding for President Obama’s 2012 unconstitutional amnesty, which has already granted work permits to around 700,000 illegal aliens, as well as the ability to receive tax credits and federal entitlement programs. It also continues funding for all of President Obama’s refugee programs. Furthermore, the omnibus continues federal funding for Planned Parenthood despite the widespread demand from voters to stop these funds.

The House agreed to the omnibus appropriations bill on December 18, 2015 by a vote of 316 to 113 (Roll Call 705). We have assigned pluses to the nays because with this omnibus bill members of Congress are failing to address their fiscally and constitutionally irresponsible budgeting and appropriating process that is currently yielding annual federal deficits measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars, as well as minimizing their accountability to the voters by combining all discretionary federal spending for fiscal 2016 into one gigantic “take it or leave it” bill.

 On October 27, 2015 Trent Kelly voted to resurrect the Export-Import Bank and continue to saddle the American People with high risk loans across the globe to pure corporate cronyism.

H R 597: Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act

Vote Date: October 27, 2015

Vote: AYE

Bad Vote.

Export-Import Bank. This bill (H.R. 597), the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015, would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank’s charter through fiscal 2019. Additionally, the bill would reduce the limit on the Ex-Im Bank’s outstanding loans, guarantees, and insurance from $140 billion to $135 billion, as well as prohibit the bank from issuing new loans if the default rate reaches two percent. Under the new charter, the Ex-Im Bank would be required to increase the amount of its financing dedicated to small businesses from 20 to 25 percent, and be subject to a Government Accountability Office audit every four years. The House passed H.R. 597 on October 27, 2015 by a vote of 313 to 118 (Roll Call 576). We have assigned pluses to the nays because the Export-Import Bank is a poster boy for corporate cronyism. The government finances or insures foreign purchases from U.S. companies that commercial banks are unwilling or unable to finance owing to the political or commercial risks inherent in the deals, leaving taxpayers on the hook in the event of default. Constitutionally speaking, the U.S. government should not be underwriting private businesses at taxpayers’ expense, regardless of whether or not such businesses are small, “mom and pop” companies.