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Heritage Ranking: 20%
American Conservative Union Ranking: 42%
Conservative Review Ranking: 31%
Hanna voted no on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 (H.R. 7). According to the Heritage Foundation, “the bill, sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal taxpayer funding of abortion and health benefits plans that include coverage of abortion, as well as prevent federal tax dollars from being entangled in abortion coverage under Obamacare.” Hanna voted yes on giving Barack Obama fast-track Trade Promtion Authority. According to the Heritage Foundation, “H.R. 1314 combines President Obama’s request for fast track authority or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) with a stimulus-level extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. The vote for this bill was spilt into two parts, one on TAA and the other on TPA.” Hanna also voted no the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; legislation would protect unborn children by preventing abortions five months after fertilization, at which time scientific evidence suggests the child can feel pain.
Richard Hanna: Brief Biography
Born the grandson of dairy farmers January 25, 1951 in Utica, New York, Richard Hanna was raised with four sisters in Marcy, New York, where he attended Whitesboro High School. After graduation, Hanna attended Reed University in Portland Oregon, graduating with honors in 1976 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science.
Following college, Hanna returned to his home state of New York to start his company Hanna Construction, which began as a construction company for small residential projects and grew over the next twenty-seven years to complete multi-million dollar municipal and commercial projects.
Hanna was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 representing New York’s 24th Congressional District, following an unsuccessful campaign in 2008. After redistricting occurred, Hanna was elected to represent New York’s 22nd Congressional District in 2012 and was reelected to this position on November 4, 2014, which began his current term.
As a representative for the 114th Congress, Hanna currently serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, (including Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Material, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and Subcommittee on Aviation) and the Committee on Small Business (including Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access.)
Hanna also serves as Co-Chair for the Congressional Organic Caucus, the New York Defense Working Group Caucus, the STEM Education Caucus and on the Joint Economic Committee, which is represented with members from both Congress and the Senate.
Hanna currently lives in Barneveld, in his home state of New York, with his wife Kim and two children, Emerson and Grace. He is a licensed air pilot and a member of the National Rifle Association. Richard Hanna is a member of the Republican Party and a 25-year member of the Operating Engineers Local 545.
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