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Key Votes

Jeff Van Drew's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Jeff Van Drew
Office: State Senate (NJ) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2007
Last Elected: 11/05/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ricarda; 2 Children
Birth Date: 02/23/1953
Birth Place: New York City, NY
Home City: Cape May Court House, NJ

New Jersey Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 25, 2012 S 1816 Authorizes Delaware Port Authority to Inspect Hazardous Materials Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(29 - 10)
March 15, 2012 S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
June 25, 2009 A 3901 Issuing Bonds for Conservation and Preservation Purposes Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
June 25, 2009 S 702 Promoting Purchase of Energy-Efficient Homes Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Jan. 7, 2008 A 4559 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House
(43 - 31)
July 8, 2006 A 4707 Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Automobiles Bill Passed - House
(43 - 36)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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