A lot of deficits have been accumulated over the last 8 years, but the obvious surplus of far-right Todd Akin votes continues in the 111th Congress.

This time around, Akin was one of 17 to vote against HR 577, which is described as follows “To establish a grant program to provide vision care to children, and for other purposes.” This bill would award matching grants to states that are offering “comprehensive eye examinations” for children with identified vision problems, and who are low-income children with no coverage.