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Key Votes

Lois Capps' Voting Records

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
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
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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 11, 2004 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill Bill Passed - House
(391 - 22)
Yea
March 10, 2004 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
Nay
March 3, 2004 HR 1561 US Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act, 2004 Bill Passed - House
(379 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2004 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Bill Passed - House
(254 - 163)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2004 HR 2751 GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(382 - 43)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2004 S 1920 Farmer Bankruptcy Bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 99)
Nay
Nov. 22, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 215)
Nay
Nov. 22, 2003 S 877 Reduction of SPAM bill Bill Passed - House
(392 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 21, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 140)
Nay
Nov. 21, 2003 S 1156 Department of Veterans Affairs Improvement Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(423 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 2417 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(264 - 163)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 253 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 67)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2003 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(387 - 36)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2003 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(246 - 180)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2003 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(362 - 40)
Yea
Nov. 6, 2003 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(350 - 65)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2003 HR 2559 Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(417 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2003 HR 3289 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense Conference Report Adopted - House
(298 - 121)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2003 HR 2115 Aviation Administration FY2004-2006 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(211 - 207)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 205)
Nay
Oct. 16, 2003 H Res 198 Iraq's Reconstruction Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(394 - 31)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(281 - 142)
Nay
Sept. 25, 2003 HR 3161 Do-Not-Call-Registry bill Bill Passed - House
(412 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(417 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 56)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(407 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 3161 Do-Not-Call-Registry bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 23, 2003 HR 1409 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act '02 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Nay
Sept. 17, 2003 HR 7 Charitable Contributions bill Bill Passed - House
(408 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2003 HR 2989 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(381 - 39)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2210 Head Start Bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 216)
Nay
July 25, 2003 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill Bill Passed - House
(243 - 186)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2859 Emergency Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act,2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 60)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2861 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act, 2004 Bill Passed - House
(316 - 109)
Yea
July 24, 2003 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(270 - 156)
Yea
July 24, 2003 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(272 - 155)
Yea
July 24, 2003 HR 2800 Foreign Operations Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(370 - 50)
Yea
July 23, 2003 HR 2799 Appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, and the Judiciary Bill Passed - House
(400 - 21)
Yea
July 17, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 152)
Nay
July 16, 2003 HR 1950 State Department FY2004-2005 Authorizations bill Bill Passed - House
(382 - 42)
Yea
July 16, 2003 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
July 14, 2003 HR 2673 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Bill Passed - House
(347 - 64)
Yea
July 10, 2003 HR 2660 Department of Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(215 - 208)
Nay
July 9, 2003 HR 2211 Ready to Teach Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(404 - 17)
Yea
July 9, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - House
(394 - 26)
Yea
July 9, 2003 HR 438 Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers Bill Passed - House
(417 - 7)
Yea
July 8, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Bill Passed - House
(399 - 19)
Yea
June 27, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 215)
Nay
June 24, 2003 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(425 - 2)
Yea
June 19, 2003 HR 1528 Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(252 - 170)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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:

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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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Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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