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Key Votes

Peter DeFazio's Voting Records on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Full Name: Peter A. DeFazio
Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrnie
Birth Date: 05/27/1947
Birth Place: Needham, MA
Home City: Springfield, OR
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2006 H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 220)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2006 H Res 653 Budget Reconciliation Adoption Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 214)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
Nay
Oct. 28, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 63)
Nay
June 8, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(408 - 18)
Yea
March 24, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act Bill Passed - House
(419 - 5)
Yea
July 9, 2003 HR 438 Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers Bill Passed - House
(417 - 7)
Yea
June 11, 2003 HR 2350 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(406 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 192)
Nay
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Nay
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Nay
Oct. 21, 1999 HR 2 Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage Bill Passed - House
(358 - 67)
Yea
Oct. 1, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 175)
Nay
June 8, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(246 - 183)
Nay
March 11, 1999 H Amdt 22 High Needs District Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 223)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 874 Low Income Educational Scholarship Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(214 - 208)
Nay
April 30, 1998 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill Bill Passed - House
(214 - 206)
Nay
Nov. 4, 1997 HR 2746 HELP Scholarships bill Bill Failed - House
(191 - 228)
Nay
May 16, 1997 HR 1385 Training Programs bill Bill Passed - House
(343 - 60)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Yea
July 31, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(328 - 101)
Yea
July 18, 1996 H Amdt 1307 Food Stamp Recipient Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 184)
Nay
July 18, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 170)
Nay
June 6, 1996 H Amdt 1133 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Yea
June 6, 1996 HR 3562 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(289 - 136)
Nay
May 22, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 10)
Yea
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 968 Immigrant Public Assistance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(151 - 269)
Yea
March 7, 1996 H Amdt 946 Medicaid Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 222)
Yea
Dec. 21, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(245 - 178)
Nay
March 24, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(234 - 199)
Nay
July 22, 1994 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 176)
Did Not Vote
July 21, 1994 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(311 - 115)
Yea
June 30, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(305 - 124)
Nay

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