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Bill Foster's Voting Records on Issue: Legislative Branch

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 9, 2014 H Res 644 Disapproves of the Administration Not Notifying Congress before the Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees Resolution Passed - House
(249 - 163)
Nay
May 7, 2014 H Res 574 Recommends that the House of Representatives Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress Resolution Passed - House
(231 - 187)
Nay
April 8, 2014 HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(230 - 185)
Nay
April 4, 2014 HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(224 - 182)
Nay
March 12, 2014 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 181)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(228 - 201)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(230 - 189)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House
(237 - 176)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 185)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 185)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 183)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 181)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Yea
Dec. 2, 2010 H Res 1737 Censure for Representative Charles Rangel Resolution Passed - House
(333 - 79)
Yea
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Bill Passed - House
(402 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2009 H Res 805 Removing Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of House Committee on Ways and Means Motion Agreed - House
(246 - 153)
Yea
Sept. 25, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(217 - 190)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2009 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
Did Not Vote
April 10, 2008 H Res 1092 Postponing the Consideration of the Trade Agreement with Colombia Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 195)
Yea
March 11, 2008 H Res 1031 Establishment of the Office of Congressional Ethics Resolution Passed - House
(229 - 182)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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