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Key Votes

Cheri Bustos' Voting Records on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Full Name: Cheri Bustos
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 17, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 17
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Gerry; 3 Children: Tony, Nick, Joey
Birth Date: 10/17/1961
Birth Place: Springfield, IL
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Workers Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House
(193 - 230)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2014 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 166)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2013 H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(244 - 164)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Nay
July 11, 2013 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(216 - 208)
Nay
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 198)
Nay
June 20, 2013 HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House
(195 - 234)
Yea
June 19, 2013 H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Rejected - House
(188 - 234)
Nay
March 15, 2013 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Bill Passed - House
(215 - 202)
Nay
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay

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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
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