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Key Votes

Blake Farenthold's Voting Records on Issue: Energy

Full Name: Blake R. Farenthold
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Debbie; 2 Children: Morgan, Amanda
Birth Date: 12/12/1962
Birth Place: Corpus Christi, TX
Home City: Corpus Christi, TX
Religion: Episcopalian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 25, 2014 HR 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Bill Passed - House
(229 - 192)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House
(222 - 188)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 220)
Nay
March 6, 2014 HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 179)
Yea
March 6, 2014 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act Bill Passed - House
(229 - 183)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 222)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 228)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 221)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 230)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 192)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House
(237 - 176)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 181)
Yea
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Yea
July 18, 2013 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act House Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Yea
July 12, 2011 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs Motion Rejected - House
(233 - 193)
Yea

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