Don Young’s History Fairbanks vs. Don Young

Don Young strives to preserve the rules that allow his political fundraising machine to thrive

Don Young’s convicted associate Jack Abramoff characterizes the lax ethics and campaign finance rules as the favor factory”. Don Young votes to preserve the rules that allow his excessive campaign contributions from Outside, along with the Abramoff “favor factory”.

 

Bill

Don Young’s Action:

Effect

Date

Status

S. 1

Voted Yes, Roll Call 763

Earmark “reform” bill. While some earmarks are no longer secret under this bill, loopholes allow numerous earmarks behind closed doors.

7/31/07

Passed into Law

H R 2316

Voted No, Roll Call 423

Increase the reporting requirements for registered lobbyists, establish a new electronic disclosure system, impose new penalties for lobbying violations, and require registered lobbyists to report their bundled campaign contributions

5/24/07

 

Passed in House

HR 4975

Voted Yes, Roll Call 119

Vote for a “reform” bill with serious loopholes.

5/3/06

Passed House, died in Senate

H.R. 4975

Voted No, Roll Call 118

Send a sham lobbying/ethics “reform” bill back to committee with direction to  tighten rules

5/3/06

Failed in House

H.AMDT. 781

Voted Yes, Roll Call 117

Weaken a lobbying/ethics “reform” bill by replacing criminal penalties with civil penalties for ethics violations. Amendment to H.R. 4975.

5/3/06

Failed in House

H.R. 2356

Voted No, Roll Call 34

Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform, bans “soft money”, disclose contributions to independent campaigns

2/14/02

Passed into Law

H.R. 417 

Voted No, Roll Call 422

Campaign Finance Reform, bans “soft money”, requires disclosure of large donations from wealthy candidates, disclose contributions to independent campaigns

9/14/99

Passed in House, died in Senate

H.R. 2183

Voted No, Roll Call 405

Campaign Finance Reform, bans “soft money”, requires disclosure of large donations from wealthy candidates, disclose contributions to independent campaigns, increases aggregate contributions from $25K to $30K

8/6/98

Passed in House, died in Senate

H.AMDT690

Voted No, Roll Call 379

Soft money ban at Federal/State levels, limit mailings from Congressional office close to elections; prohibit foreign contributions Amends HR 2183

8/3/98

Passed in House

H.R. 3581

Voted No, Roll Call 81

Campaign Finance Reform, limit contributions from corporations, prevent foreign campaign donations, report large donations received 20 days before an election

3/30/98

Defeated in House

H.R. 3820

Voted No, Roll Call 365

Limit donations from outside the candidate’s Congressional district, prohibit bundling of campaign donations, limit campaign donations from union dues

7/25/96

Failed in House

H. Res. 250

Voted Yes, Roll Call 809

Prohibits gifts to Members of Congress exceeding $250

11/16/95

Passed in House

S. 349

Voted No, Roll Call 451

Lobbyist disclosure, prohibit gifts to Members of Congress from lobbyists

3/24/94 & 9/29/94

Passed House and Senate

H.RES. 299

Voted No, Roll Call 424

Limit expenditures in Congressional campaign to $600K, prohibit soft money or bundling of campaign contributions, tighten rules for reporting campaign donations

11/25/91

Passed in House, died in Senate

H.R. 3750

Voted No, Roll Call 427

Limit expenditures in Congressional campaign to $600K, prohibit soft money or bundling of campaign contributions, tighten rules for reporting campaign donations

11/25/91

Passed House, died in Senate

H.R. 3660

Voted Yes, Roll Call 358

Made congressional pay raises automatic. Ethics Reform Act of 1989.

11/16/89

Passed into Law

S. 555

Voted Yes, Roll Call 899

Ethics in Government Act of 1978 addressed the constitutional crisis surrounding Watergate and the resignation of President Nixon

10/12/78

Passed into Law

H.R. 1

Did Not Vote, Roll Call 846

House version, Ethics in Government Act of 1978

9/27/78

Passed in House

 

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