Representative Michael 'Mike' E. Capuano's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' E. Capuano
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Barbara; 2 Children: Michael, Joseph
Birth Date: 01/09/1952
Birth Place: Somerville, MA
Home City: Somerville, MA
Religion: Catholic
Issue Category

22 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/19/14 H Amdt 901 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Yemen
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 179)
Did Not Vote
6/19/14 H Amdt 905 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Any Foreign Country
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 184)
Did Not Vote
6/19/14 H Amdt 907 Repeals Prohibition on Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers and Facility Construction
Amendment Rejected - House (163 - 249)
Did Not Vote
6/19/14 H Amdt 908 Prohibits United States Combat Operations in Iraq
Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 250)
Did Not Vote
6/19/14 H Amdt 912 Prohibits Funds from Being Used Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 231)
Did Not Vote
5/30/14 H Amdt 738 Authorizes Funds to be Used for Guantanamo Bay Operations
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 230)
Yea
5/22/14 H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Guantanmo Bay Operations
Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247)
Yea
5/22/14 H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty
Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233)
Yea
5/22/14 HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Bill Passed - House (325 - 98)
Nay
5/21/14 H Amdt 669 Amends Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 196)
Nay
9/18/13 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals"
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 241)
Yea
9/18/13 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235)
Yea
9/18/13 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 178)
Nay
7/24/13 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act
Amendment Rejected - House (205 - 217)
Yea
7/24/13 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
Bill Passed - House (315 - 109)
Nay
7/23/13 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 173)
Nay
6/14/13 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen
Amendment Adopted - House (236 - 188)
Nay
6/14/13 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014
Amendment Rejected - House (174 - 249)
Yea
6/14/13 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case
Bill Passed - House (315 - 108)
Nay
6/06/13 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (245 - 182)
Nay
6/04/13 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Amendment Rejected - House (170 - 254)
Yea
4/18/13 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 127)
Did Not Vote
3/21/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (318 - 109)
Nay
3/06/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (267 - 151)
Did Not Vote
12/20/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107)
Nay
9/13/12 HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 196)
Nay
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Nay
7/19/12 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (326 - 90)
Nay
5/18/12 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238)
Yea
5/18/12 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 162)
Nay
5/18/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Bill Passed - House (299 - 120)
Nay
5/17/12 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces
Amendment Rejected - House (113 - 303)
Yea
5/10/12 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (218 - 199)
Nay
4/26/12 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 168)
Nay
12/16/11 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (296 - 121)
Nay
12/14/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (283 - 136)
Nay
9/23/11 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 203)
Nay
6/24/11 H J Res 68 Authorizes Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya
Joint Resolution Failed - House (123 - 295)
Nay
6/24/11 HR 2278 Limits the Use of Funds in Support of NATO Operations in Libya
Bill Failed - House (180 - 238)
Yea
6/13/11 H Amdt 414 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the War Powers Resolution
Amendment Adopted - House (248 - 163)
Yea
6/03/11 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya
Resolution Passed - House (268 - 145)
Nay
6/02/11 H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution
Amendment Rejected - House (208 - 213)
Yea
6/02/11 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (231 - 188)
Nay
4/09/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (348 - 70)
Nay
4/07/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (247 - 181)
Nay
3/17/11 H Con Res 28 Removing Troops from Afghanistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (93 - 321)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships
Amendment Rejected - House (148 - 281)
Yea
2/17/11 H Amdt 69 Reducing Federal Funding of the US Institute of Peace
Amendment Adopted - House (268 - 163)
Nay

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