Howard L. Berman's Voting Records

Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
1/28/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Bill Passed - House (244 - 188)
Yea
1/27/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Bill Passed - House (250 - 177)
Yea
1/22/09 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act
Joint Resolution Passed - House (270 - 155)
Nay
1/21/09 HR 384 Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (260 - 166)
Yea
1/14/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Bill Passed - House (289 - 139)
Yea
1/09/09 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (247 - 171)
Yea
1/09/09 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (256 - 163)
Yea
1/06/09 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/06/09 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
None - House
Co-sponsor
12/10/08 HR 7321 Automotive Industry Financing
Bill Passed - House (237 - 170)
Yea
10/03/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (263 - 171)
Yea
10/03/08 HR 6867 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation
Bill Passed - House (368 - 28)
Yea
9/29/08 HR 3997 Financial Asset Purchase Authority
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (205 - 228)
Yea
9/27/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - House (298 - 117)
Yea
9/26/08 HR 7060 Renewable Energy Credits and Other Business and Individual Credits
Bill Passed - House (257 - 166)
Yea
9/25/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
None - House
Sponsor
9/24/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 58)
Yea
9/24/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - House (392 - 39)
Yea
9/23/08 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations
Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
Yea
9/18/08 HR 6604 Commodity Markets Speculation Bill
Bill Passed - House (283 - 133)
Yea
9/17/08 HR 6842 Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban
Bill Passed - House (266 - 152)
Nay
9/16/08 HR 6899 Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Extending Certain Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Bill Passed - House (236 - 189)
Yea
7/31/08 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (247 - 178)
Yea
7/31/08 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions
Conference Report Adopted - House (380 - 49)
Yea
7/30/08 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco
Bill Passed - House (326 - 102)
Yea
7/24/08 HR 3999 National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act
Bill Passed - House (367 - 55)
Yea
7/24/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (303 - 115)
Yea
7/23/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
Yea
7/23/08 HR 6532 Restoring the Highway Trust Fund Balance
Bill Passed - House (387 - 37)
Yea
7/17/08 HR 6515 Oil Exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska
Bill Failed - House (244 - 173)
Yea
7/16/08 H Amdt 1114 Allowing the Use of Certain Terms in Within the Intelligence Community
Amendment Adopted - House (249 - 180)
Nay
7/16/08 HR 415 Adding Parts of the Taunton River to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
Bill Passed - House (242 - 175)
Yea
7/15/08 HR 5803 Backup Paper Ballots
Bill Failed - House (248 - 170)
Yea
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - House (383 - 41)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 5811 Electronic Communications Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (286 - 137)
Yea
6/26/08 HR 6052 Public Transportation and Alternative Fuel Grants
Bill Passed - House (322 - 98)
Yea
6/26/08 HR 6251 Oil Production Leases
Bill Failed - House (223 - 195)
Yea
6/26/08 HR 6377 Energy Futures Trading
Bill Passed - House (402 - 19)
Yea
6/25/08 HR 2176 Bay Mills Indian Community Land Claim Bill
Bill Failed - House (121 - 298)
Yea
6/25/08 HR 6275 Alternative Minimum Tax Bill
Bill Passed - House (233 - 189)
Yea
6/24/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Bill Passed - House (355 - 59)
Yea
6/24/08 HR 6346 Price Gouging Prevention Act
Bill Failed - House (276 - 146)
Did Not Vote
6/20/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - House (293 - 129)
Yea
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (416 - 12)
Yea
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (268 - 155)
Yea
6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - House (317 - 109)
Nay
6/12/08 HR 5749 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
Bill Passed - House (274 - 137)
Did Not Vote
6/11/08 HR 6003 Amtrak Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (311 - 104)
Yea
6/10/08 HR 6028 Assistance for Mexico and Central America for Anti-Drug Programs (Merida Program)
Bill Passed - House (311 - 106)
Yea
5/21/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - House (316 - 108)
Yea

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