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Key Votes

David Valadao's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: David G. Valadao
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Terra; 3 Children
Birth Date: 04/14/1977
Birth Place: Hanford, CA
Home City: Hanford, CA

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 213)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House
(144 - 266)
Nay
Dec. 5, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House
(325 - 91)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 159)
Yea
Oct. 30, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House
(292 - 122)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 166)
Yea
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Nay
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 204)
Yea
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 31, 2012 AB 1313 Requires Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(35 - 33)
Nay
Aug. 27, 2012 AB 2327 Increases Penalties for the Misuse of Funds by Charitable Organizations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 18)
Nay
Aug. 13, 2012 AB 1500 Corporate Tax Rates and Middle Class Scholarship Fund Bill Passed - House
(54 - 25)
Did Not Vote
May 31, 2012 AB 2312 Regulations for Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House
(41 - 30)
Did Not Vote
May 30, 2012 AB 1450 Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Did Not Vote
May 29, 2012 AB 1447 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Car Sellers to Provide a Limited Warranty Bill Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Nay
May 29, 2012 AB 1534 Requires Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealers to Label Used Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Nay
April 30, 2012 AB 1960 Requires the Department of Transportation to Include Sexual Orientation Reported by Business Owners Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 ABX1 40 State Tax Code Restructuring Bill Passed - House
(54 - 15)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 6, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 27)
Nay
Sept. 1, 2011 SB 469 Requirements for Expansion by Large Retailers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Nay
May 31, 2011 AB 155 Online Sale Taxes Bill Passed - House
(52 - 20)
Nay
May 23, 2011 AB 1319 Prohibiting the Use of BPA in Baby Products Bill Passed - House
(42 - 29)
Nay

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