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Key Votes

Bobby Rush's Voting Records

Full Name: Bobby L. Rush
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 6 Children (1 deceased)
Birth Date: 11/23/1946
Birth Place: Albany, GA
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 17, 1994 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(271 - 153)
Nay
March 11, 1994 H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 243)
Nay
March 11, 1994 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(223 - 175)
Yea
March 9, 1994 H Amdt 462 Tobacco Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(353 - 70)
Yea
Feb. 11, 1994 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(245 - 65)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 10, 1994 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 188)
Yea
Feb. 3, 1994 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(207 - 211)
Nay
Feb. 3, 1994 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 74)
Yea
Nov. 23, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(238 - 187)
Yea
Nov. 23, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
Nov. 22, 1993 H Amdt 415 Sabo Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(277 - 153)
Yea
Nov. 22, 1993 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Rejected - House
(213 - 219)
Nay
Nov. 22, 1993 HR 3 Congressional Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(255 - 175)
Yea
Nov. 21, 1993 HR 51 D.C. Statehood Bill Bill Failed - House
(153 - 277)
Yea
Nov. 19, 1993 HR 3351 Youth Offenders Alternative Punishment Bill Passed - House
(336 - 82)
Yea
Nov. 18, 1993 HR 796 Abortion Clinic Access Bill Motion Rejected - House
(182 - 246)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1993 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(234 - 200)
Nay
Nov. 15, 1993 HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(273 - 135)
Yea
Nov. 10, 1993 H Amdt 390 Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 192)
Nay
Nov. 10, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 189)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 1036 Prevailing Wage Pre-emptions Bill Passed - House
(276 - 150)
Yea
Oct. 27, 1993 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(225 - 201)
Yea
Oct. 26, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(332 - 81)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 89)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(303 - 100)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1993 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Bill Passed - House
(307 - 118)
Yea
Oct. 7, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(311 - 115)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 102)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(295 - 133)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(321 - 108)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(207 - 206)
Yea
Sept. 23, 1993 HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(312 - 89)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1993 H Amdt 291 Burden Sharing Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 216)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(275 - 152)
Yea
Aug. 5, 1993 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 216)
Yea
July 28, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - House
(275 - 152)
Yea
July 27, 1993 HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993 Bill Passed - House
(400 - 27)
Yea
July 21, 1993 H J Res 208 China's Most Favored Nation Status Joint Resolution Failed - House
(105 - 318)
Nay
July 20, 1993 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(327 - 98)
Yea
July 15, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 138)
Yea
July 1, 1993 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
June 30, 1993 H Amdt 185 Hyde Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(256 - 171)
Nay
June 30, 1993 H Amdt 188 DC's Domestic Partners Ordinance Amendment Adopted - House
(253 - 167)
Nay
June 30, 1993 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(213 - 211)
Yea
June 30, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(305 - 124)
Yea
June 29, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(313 - 110)
Yea
June 29, 1993 HR 2493 Agriculture Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(304 - 119)
Yea
June 28, 1993 H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 207)
Nay
June 28, 1993 H Amdt 160 Space Station Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 220)
Yea

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