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Jim Giles on Health Care


Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction.

The Santorum (R-PA) amdt would effectively kill the Kennedy Amdt (D-MA) which would have allowed self-employed individuals to fully deduct the cost of their health insurance on their federal taxes.

Giles says, "Any measure that reduces the tax burden on small businesses is good."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)53; N)47

Reference: Santorum Amdt #1234; Bill S. 1344 ; vote number 1999-202 on Jul 13, 1999

Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions.

This cloture motion was on a bill which would have increased tobacco restrictions. [YES is an anti-smoking vote].

Giles says, "Individuals have a constitutional right to smoke if they desire."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)57; N)42; NV)1

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on a modified committee substitute to S. 1415; Bill S. 1415 ; vote number 1998-161 on Jun 17, 1998

Voted NO on banning human cloning.

This cloture motion was in order to end debate and move to consideration of legislation banning human cloning. [A YES vote opposes human cloning].

Giles says, "Human cloning will advance medical science."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)42; N)54; NV)4

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to S. 1601; Bill S. 1601 ; vote number 1998-10 on Feb 11, 1998

Voted NO on Medicare means-testing.

Approval of means-based testing for Medicare insurance premiums.

Giles says, "Equal protection of law means equal access by all."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)70; N)20

Reference: Motion to table the Kennedy Amdt #440; Bill S. 947 ; vote number 1997-113 on Jun 24, 1997

Voted NO on medical savings acounts.

Vote to block a plan which would allow tax-deductible medical savings accounts.

Giles says, "Medical savings accounts are justified."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)52; N)46; NV)2

Reference: Kassebaum Amdt #3677; Bill S. 1028 ; vote number 1996-72 on Apr 18, 1996

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