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Key Votes

Marsha Blackburn's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Marsha Blackburn
Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Chuck; 2 Children: Mary, Chad
Birth Date: 06/06/1952
Birth Place: Laurel, MS
Home City: Brentwood, TN
Religion: Presbyterian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2004 HR 3722 Undocumented Immigrant Emergency Medical Assistance Bill Failed - House
(88 - 331)
Yea
May 12, 2004 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
March 24, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act Bill Passed - House
(419 - 5)
Yea
March 10, 2004 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
Yea
Nov. 22, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 215)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill Bill Passed - House
(243 - 186)
Nay
July 24, 2003 HR 2800 Foreign Operations Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(370 - 50)
Yea
July 16, 2003 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
June 27, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 215)
Yea
May 1, 2003 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Yea
March 31, 2003 HR 1463 Vaccine Compensation bill Bill Failed - House
(184 - 206)
Yea

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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