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Key Votes

John Larson's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: John B. Larson
Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Leslie; 3 Children: Carolyn, Laura, Raymond
Birth Date: 07/22/1948
Birth Place: Hartford, CT
Home City: East Hartford, CT
Religion: Roman Catholic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 9, 2014 HR 4438 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
April 22, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding House Co-sponsor
March 18, 2009 HR 1586 TARP Recipient Bonuses Tax House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2009 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
July 17, 2008 HR 6532 Restoring the Highway Trust Fund Balance House Co-sponsor
June 26, 2008 HR 6377 Energy Futures Trading House Co-sponsor
June 17, 2008 HR 6275 Alternative Minimum Tax Bill House Co-sponsor
June 12, 2008 HR 6251 Oil Production Leases House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2008 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives House Co-sponsor
May 12, 2008 HR 6022 Suspending Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2008 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2008 HR 5351 Energy Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 28, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan House Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 22, 2007 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 25, 2007 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Aug. 3, 2007 HR 3355 Homeowners' Catastrophic Insurance Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
July 17, 2007 HR 3056 Tax Collection Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
July 10, 2007 HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2007 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill House Co-sponsor
June 19, 2007 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
May 2, 2007 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines House Co-sponsor
March 20, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 4 None House Co-sponsor
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2005 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2005 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill House Co-sponsor
June 11, 2003 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill House Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill House Co-sponsor

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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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