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Key Votes

Joe Pitts' Voting Records

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' R. Pitts
Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Karen, Carol, Daniel
Birth Date: 10/10/1939
Birth Place: Lexington, KY
Home City: Kennett Square, PA
Religion: Protestant

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act Bill Passed - House
(310 - 113)
Yea
June 28, 2002 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 208)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(413 - 18)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(426 - 1)
Yea
June 24, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security House Co-sponsor
May 24, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Yea
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Nay
March 20, 2002 H Con Res 353 Budget Resolution, FY 2003 Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 209)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2002 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Nay
Dec. 19, 2001 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 66)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(381 - 41)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(302 - 84)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill Bill Passed - House
(215 - 214)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(411 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Nay
Oct. 31, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 85)
Nay
Oct. 24, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(380 - 28)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2001 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 79)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(373 - 43)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2001 HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(356 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2001 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 213)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(226 - 203)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(160 - 269)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 223)
Nay
July 31, 2001 H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(178 - 249)
Nay
July 31, 2001 HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 162)
Yea
July 26, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Bill Passed - House
(409 - 6)
Yea
July 25, 2001 H Amdt 241 Substitute Amendment to Treasury Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002 Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 186)
Nay
July 25, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Bill Passed - House
(334 - 94)
Nay
July 20, 2001 HR 2216 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(375 - 30)
Yea
July 19, 2001 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(168 - 261)
Nay
July 19, 2001 H J Res 50 China Trade Relations bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(169 - 259)
Nay
July 19, 2001 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 198)
Yea
July 18, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Bill Passed - House
(408 - 19)
Yea
July 17, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(298 - 125)
Yea
May 26, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 154)
Yea
May 23, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Bill Passed - House
(384 - 45)
Nay
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor

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