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Key Votes

Charlie Bass' Voting Records on Issue: Veterans

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
March 29, 2011 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program Bill Passed - House
(252 - 170)
Yea
May 10, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2005 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 197)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 10)
Yea
June 20, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 19)
Yea
May 19, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(329 - 89)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 211)
Nay
April 14, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(302 - 126)
Yea
March 17, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(218 - 214)
Yea
Nov. 21, 2003 S 1156 Department of Veterans Affairs Improvement Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(423 - 2)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2861 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act, 2004 Bill Passed - House
(316 - 109)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Oct. 14, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House
(406 - 18)
Yea
Sept. 21, 1999 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act Bill Passed - House
(369 - 46)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 9, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Yea
Sept. 8, 1999 H Amdt 423 International Space Station Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(121 - 298)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1998 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Yea
July 29, 1998 HR 4194 Appropriations bill FY99, Veterans Affairs, HUD Bill Passed - House
(259 - 164)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(388 - 25)
Yea
June 26, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(269 - 147)
Yea

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