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Key Votes

Charlie Bass' Voting Records on Issue: National Security

Full Name: Charles 'Charlie' F. Bass
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 2 Children: Lucy, Jonathan
Birth Date: 01/08/1952
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Peterborough, NH
Religion: Episcopalian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House
(315 - 107)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Yea
June 19, 2012 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 188)
Nay
June 7, 2012 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 182)
Yea
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 238)
Nay
May 18, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Bill Passed - House
(299 - 120)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 168)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(352 - 66)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(195 - 230)
Yea
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 213)
Yea
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 205)
Yea
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 204)
Yea
June 2, 2011 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(231 - 188)
Yea
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 153)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(279 - 143)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - House
(275 - 144)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Failed - House
(277 - 148)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 6)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 191)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 168)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(283 - 138)
Yea
June 29, 2006 H Res 895 Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(227 - 183)
Yea
June 16, 2006 H Res 861 Global War on Terror Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 153)
Yea
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
Yea
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
Yea
March 16, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 71)
Yea
March 7, 2006 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Nay
Dec. 16, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 182)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 174)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2005 H Res 437 Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Hurricane Katrina Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 188)
Yea
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(257 - 171)
Yea
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Motion Rejected - House
(209 - 218)
Nay
June 20, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 19)
Yea
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 280 Patriot Act Amendment - Library Records Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 187)
Nay
May 18, 2005 HR 1817 Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06 Bill Passed - House
(424 - 4)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(424 - 1)
Yea
May 5, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(368 - 58)
Yea
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2005 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 161)
Yea
Oct. 8, 2004 HR 10 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(282 - 134)
Yea
June 23, 2004 HR 4548 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 Bill Passed - House
(360 - 61)
Yea
June 18, 2004 HR 4567 Homeland Security Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(400 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 253 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 67)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(417 - 8)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(407 - 15)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2859 Emergency Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act,2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 60)
Yea
July 16, 2003 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
July 8, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Bill Passed - House
(399 - 19)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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