Gabriel Rothblatt
“What people want from government isn’t lofty words but concrete results. They want problems solved and opportunities created. They want a voice in Washington that will work for them and not stop the legislative process.”
Bill Posey, ABTA
“What will it take for ABTA to succeed, probably new leaders who are better informed and more committed.”

Posey has been in office so long it seems that he doesn't feel the need to hide his debts to DC lobbyists and other influence peddlers. Still, he stands by his record, and that's enough reason to give him a one-way ticket home from Washington. It’s time for fresh leadership for District 8. VOTE GABRIEL ROTHBLATT this November to be your messenger for change. See POSEY RECORD BELOW…
Providing equal pay to women and men, and allowing a woman to make decisions about her own body.
Replace current Medicare structure with a private voucher system that could decrease benefits because the vouchers would not adjust for changing market conditions.
Increase pell grants to students from low income households and reduce the burden of student loan repayments after graduation.
Increase offshore drilling, and make it easier for oil companies to build oil pipelines accross America.
Strengthen the VA and use proper oversight so that the ongoing problems revealed in 2014 never happen again.
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act prevents credit card companies from unfair fees and hidden penalities, and puts reforms in place so that the American people will never have to bail out Wall Street again.
Reduce government regulations and spending on programs that do not serve Americans properly.
Keep taxes on small businesses low so they can hire more workers and create products here in America.
During tough economic times providing funding for thousands of Florida teachers, police officers, firefighters, and construction workers to stay on the job, providing job training for the unemployed, and cutting taxes for businesses and families all help lay the ground work for a new economy built from the ground up.
Fund the DARPA XS-1 Space Plane, and keep SpaceX flying in Florida, which could usher in a new generation of public and private spaceflight and drive the growth of other companies like Northrop Grumman and Harris.
DateBill No.Bill TitleOutcomeVoteDescription
3/19/2009HR 1586TARP Recipient Bonuses TaxBill Passed - House (328 - 93)NayTakes funds from a tax on banks and companies receiving bailout money and awards it to states to go toward education funding.
1/27/2009S 181Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActBill Passed - House (250 - 177)NayA bill that redefines unlawful employment laws and counts each paycheck as an offense if a salary is ruled as discriminatory.
6/30/2010HR 4173Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ActConference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192)NayReforms the american financial system so that tax payers would be protected from credit card companies and banks that use predatory lending, force unfair penalties, or Use hidden charges. Creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to prosecute companies that break financial laws. The act was designed to prevent the conditions that led to the 2008 financial crisis, and subsequent recession and tax payer bailouts from happening again.
12/8/2010HR 5281DREAM ActConcurrence Vote Passed - House (216 - 198)NayGrants undocumented immigrants a path towards citizenship if the person in question has been residing in the United States for 5 or more years and was younger than 16 years old when he or she initially entered the United States; The undocumented immigrant has been "a person of good moral character" since he or she initially entered the United States which includes, but is not limited to, having not been convicted of an offense punishable by more than 1 year of prison;The undocumented immigrant has either been admitted to an institute of higher learning or has earned a high school diploma or GED (General Education Development) certificate.
12/15/2010HR 2965Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal ActConcurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 175)NayVote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that repeals the policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces.
12/17/2010HR 5510Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure ActBill Failed - House (210 - 145)NayVote to pass a bill that authorizes funds available under the Troubled Assets Relief Program to be used to assist homeowners in risk of foreclosure.
12/22/2010HR 8479/11 Health and Compensation ActConcurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 60)NayEstablishes the World Trade Center Health Program for responders to and survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and extends coverage under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
2/18/2011H Amdt 95Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned ParenthoodAmendment Adopted - House (240 - 185)YeaVote to adopt an amendment to HR 1 that prohibits federal funds from being made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or to any of its state or local affiliates, for any purpose.
5/5/2011HR 1230Offshore Leasing ActBill Passed - House (266 - 149)YeaVote to pass a bill that requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales.
11/3/2011H Amdt 849Requires Public Disclosure of Bonuses and Golden Parachute ArrangementsAmendment Rejected - House (190 - 234)NayHold executives of publicly traded companies accountable to shareholders by requiring public disclosure of severance packages, also known as "golden parachutes," which exposes executive pay regardless of risky financial management.
11/30/2011HR 3094Labor Law AmendmentsBill Passed - House (235 - 188)YeaVote to limit workers legal right to take part in collective bargaining, which allows them to negotiate for wages and working conditions.
3/29/2012H Con Res 112Limits Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2013-2022 ("Ryan Budget")Joint Resolution Passed - House (228 - 191)YeaVote to pass the "Paul Ryan Budget." according to the economic policy institute, this could have resulted in 1.3 million lost jobs in 2013. The bill slashes programs like Medicaid, food stamps, and children's health, while extending tax breaks to millionaires by an average of over $500,000 a year. The plan would turn medicare into a voucher system that may not have kept up with rising healthcare costs. And it would have cut federal spending on education, infrastructure, and research while increasing defense spending.
12/20/2012HR 6684Spending Reduction Act of 2012Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)YeaVote to pass a bill that increases federal employee contributions to federal retirement programs, amends health-care related lawsuit provisions, and reduces discretionary spending for fiscal year 2013.
1/1/2013 HR 8Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012Concurrence Vote Passed - House (257 - 167)NayExtends tax cuts to the poor and middle class, and raises taxes on families making over $450,000 or individuals making $400,000 a year. Ends bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
5/16/2013HR 45Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010Bill Passed - House (229 - 195)YeaVote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
5/22/2013 H Amdt 69Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist AttackAmendment Rejected - House (176 - 239)NayVote to adopt an amendment to HR 3 that requires a threat assessment be conducted to study vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack.
6/19/2013H Amdt 176Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramAmendment Rejected - House (188 - 234)NayVote to provide funding to the modern food stamp program.
11/21/2013H Amdt 512 Requires Natural Gas Pipeline Applications to Include Certain InformationAmendment Rejected - House (183 - 233)NayWould require companies applying to build new natural gas pipelines to include evidence in their application, that demonstrates the projects ability to keep methane emissions to a certain level.
1/28/2014HR 7No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 188)YeaVote to pass a bill that prohibits federal funds from being used for an abortion or health benefits if the plan includes coverage of an abortion.
2/11/2014S 540Temporary Debt Limit Extension ActBill Passed - House (221 - 201)NayVote to raise the limit of the amount of money the federal government can borrow. Raising the limit allows the government to pay for bills it has already incurred. Failure to raise the national debt limit could cause the U.S. Government to default on existing financial obligations. This could cause the U.S. to have a reduced credit rating, which would increase interest rates for banks and citizens. And because global currency is backed by the U.S. dollar, its resulting devaluation could depress the global economy. In addition, failure to raise the limit could keep the government from providing funding for Social Security, medicaid, medicare, and provide paychecks to employees including soldiers.
3/5/2014HR 4118Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness ActBill Passed - House (250 - 160)YeaMethod of repealing a portion of the Affordable Care Act by eliminating the penalty individuals will pay that do not purchase basic health care insurance. Under the ACA, if an individual chooses to pay a penalty instead of purchasing basic coverage, the penalty money will go towards helping the working poor and middle class have access to affordable coverage.
6/26/2014 HR 4899Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014Bill Passed - House (229 - 185)YeaRequires the US Commerce Secretary to allow oil companies to build oil pipelines unless they pose a national security threat.
7/10/2014H Amdt 1040Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate AssessmentsAmendment Adopted - House (229 - 188)YeaStops the federal government from funding climate change research that go towards things like the United Nations Sustainable Development Plan.
7/10/2014H Amdt 1012Prohibits Federal Agencies from Contracting with Businesses Chartered in Bermuda or in the Cayman IslandsAmendment Adopted - House (221 - 200)NayStops the federal government from hiring companies who do not pay their taxes by basing their headquarters in Bermuda or the Cayman islands.
7/16/2014H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay RatesAmendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)NayVote to adopt an amendment to HR 5016 that prohibits federal agencies from paying federal employees at certain pay grades and at certain hourly and annual rates.
7/30/2014H Res 676Providing for Authority to Initiate Litigation for Actions by the President or Other Executive Branch Officials Inconsistent with Their Duties Under the Constitution of the United StatesResolution Passed - House (225 - 201)YeaVote to pass a resolution that authorizes the Speaker of the House of Representatives to initiate civil action against the President or another executive branch official regarding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.