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Bob Filner's Voting Records on Issue: Religion

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 1, 2011 H Con Res 13 Encourages Display of "In God We Trust" in Public Buildings and Schools Joint Resolution Passed - House
(396 - 9)
Did Not Vote
July 16, 2008 H Amdt 1114 Allowing the Use of Certain Terms in Within the Intelligence Community Amendment Adopted - House
(249 - 180)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2007 H Res 847 Recognition of the Importance of Christmas and Christianity Resolution Passed - House
(372 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
Nay
July 19, 2001 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(168 - 261)
Yea
July 19, 2001 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 198)
Nay
July 15, 1999 HR 1691 Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 118)
Nay
June 29, 1999 H Con Res 94 National Day of Prayer Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(275 - 140)
Nay
June 17, 1999 H Amdt 200 Ten Commandments Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(248 - 180)
Nay
July 16, 1998 H Amdt 728 Federal Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 198)
Did Not Vote
June 4, 1998 H J Res 78 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(224 - 203)
Nay
May 14, 1998 HR 2431 Religious Freedom Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Yea
March 5, 1997 H Con Res 31 Display of the Ten Commandments Resolution Passed - House
(295 - 125)
Yea

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