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Key Votes

Andy Harris' Voting Records on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Andrew 'Andy' P. Harris
Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sylvia; 5 Children: Joe, Becky, Irene, Jessica, Danny
Birth Date: 01/25/1957
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Cockeysville, MD
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)

Maryland Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 13, 2009 SB 785 Inheritance Tax Exemption for Domestic Partners Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(27 - 18)
April 10, 2009 HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 9)
April 7, 2008 SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(30 - 16)
April 5, 2008 SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(38 - 7)
April 3, 2008 SB 46 Computer Services Sales Tax Repeal and Other Tax Adjustments Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
April 1, 2008 SB 268 Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Program Bill Failed - Senate
(21 - 25)
March 28, 2008 HB 362 Department of Information Technology Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 14)
March 26, 2008 SB 373 Tax Credit for Educational Donations Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 17)
March 24, 2008 SB 597 Property Transfer Tax Exemptions for Domestic Partners Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 21)
March 14, 2008 SB 90 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 7)
Nov. 19, 2007 HB 1 2007-2008 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(32 - 13)
Nov. 19, 2007 HB 5 Sales Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 20)
March 21, 2007 Amendment 993627/1 2008 Budget Reduction Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(14 - 33)
March 15, 2006 Amendment 503528 to SB 110 Funding to Family Planning Programs Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 29)

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