Representative Lois Capps's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Lois Capps
Current Office: U.S. House - 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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
1/29/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Bill Passed - House (385 - 35)
Yea
1/23/08 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Veto Override Failed - House (260 - 152)
Yea
1/17/08 HR 5036 Federal Funding for Voting System Changes
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/16/08 HR 2768 S-MINER Act
Bill Passed - House (214 - 199)
Yea
1/16/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - House (369 - 46)
Yea
12/19/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 142)
Nay
12/19/07 HR 3996 Temporary Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (352 - 64)
Nay
12/18/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (314 - 100)
Yea
12/17/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
Yea
12/17/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Yea
12/13/07 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - House (222 - 199)
Yea
12/12/07 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - House (370 - 49)
Yea
12/12/07 HR 4299 Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension and Modification
Bill Passed - House (303 - 116)
Yea
12/12/07 HR 4351 Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment Act
Bill Passed - House (226 - 193)
Yea
12/11/07 H Res 847 Recognition of the Importance of Christmas and Christianity
Resolution Passed - House (372 - 9)
Yea
12/06/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (235 - 181)
Yea
11/15/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Veto Override Failed - House (277 - 141)
Yea
11/15/07 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Bill Passed - House (227 - 189)
Yea
11/15/07 HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act
Bill Passed - House (291 - 127)
Yea
11/14/07 HR 1429 Head Start Act of 2007
Conference Report Adopted - House (381 - 36)
Yea
11/14/07 HR 3074 Appropriations for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (270 - 147)
Yea
11/14/07 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq
Bill Passed - House (218 - 203)
Yea
11/09/07 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (216 - 193)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (274 - 141)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 15)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3355 Homeowners' Catastrophic Insurance Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (258 - 155)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - House (285 - 132)
Yea
11/07/07 HR 3685 Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)
Bill Passed - House (235 - 184)
Yea
11/06/07 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Veto Override Passed - House (361 - 54)
Yea
11/01/07 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act
Bill Passed - House (244 - 166)
Yea
11/01/07 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
10/31/07 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 157)
Yea
10/25/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - House (265 - 142)
Yea
10/25/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
None - House
Co-sponsor
10/24/07 HR 505 Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (261 - 153)
Yea
10/18/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Veto Override Failed - House (273 - 156)
Yea
10/16/07 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines
Bill Passed - House (398 - 21)
Yea
10/16/07 H Res 734 Sense of the House on Classification of Information on Corruption in Iraq
Resolution Passed - House (395 - 21)
Yea
10/10/07 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 148)
Yea
10/10/07 HR 3056 Tax Collection Responsibility Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (232 - 173)
Yea
10/04/07 HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (389 - 30)
Yea
10/04/07 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (386 - 27)
Yea
10/02/07 HR 3087 Requiring Reports from the Defense Department to Congress Regarding Withdrawal from Iraq
Bill Passed - House (377 - 46)
Yea
9/25/07 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (397 - 16)
Yea
9/25/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (265 - 159)
Yea
9/19/07 HR 2761 Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act (TRIA)
Bill Passed - House (312 - 110)
Yea
9/18/07 HR 1852 Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (348 - 72)
Yea
9/07/07 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (220 - 175)
Yea
9/07/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Conference Report Adopted - House (292 - 97)
Yea
8/05/07 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008
Bill Passed - House (395 - 13)
Yea

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