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Key Votes

Lois Capps' Voting Records on Issue: Military Personnel

Full Name: Lois Capps
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 24, Democratic
First Elected: 03/10/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 24
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Laura, Todd, Lisa (deceased)
Birth Date: 01/10/1938
Birth Place: Ladysmith, WI
Home City: Santa Barbara, CA
Religion: Lutheran

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 27, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(413 - 18)
June 27, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(426 - 1)
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 221)
April 28, 1999 H Con Res 82 Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Balkans resolution Resolution Failed - House
(139 - 290)
Sept. 28, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(369 - 43)
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(373 - 50)
June 24, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(358 - 61)
June 22, 1998 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(396 - 10)
May 21, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(357 - 60)
May 20, 1998 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 232)

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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