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Key Votes

Peter DeFazio's Voting Records

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
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)
Did Not Vote
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)
Yea
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)
Nay
June 30, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(305 - 124)
Nay
June 29, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(313 - 110)
Nay
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
June 24, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(350 - 73)
Yea
June 23, 1993 H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(215 - 216)
Yea
June 23, 1993 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(347 - 67)
Nay
June 22, 1993 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 126)
Nay
June 22, 1993 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(273 - 144)
Yea
June 22, 1993 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 153)
Yea
June 17, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(309 - 111)
Nay
June 15, 1993 HR 5 Cesar Chavez Workplace Fairness Act Bill Passed - House
(239 - 190)
Yea
June 10, 1993 HR 2348 Legislative Branch FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(224 - 187)
Yea
May 27, 1993 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(219 - 213)
Yea
May 26, 1993 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(300 - 125)
Nay
May 25, 1993 S J Res 45 Authorization for Use of U.S. Armed Forces in Somalia Bill Passed - House
(243 - 179)
Yea
May 19, 1993 H Amdt 62 Citizens/Legal Residents Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(288 - 127)
Yea
May 19, 1993 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(243 - 167)
Yea
May 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill House Co-sponsor
May 5, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 164)
Yea
March 31, 1993 H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 184)
Yea
March 25, 1993 HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill Bill Passed - House
(273 - 149)
Yea
March 25, 1993 HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill Motion Rejected - House
(179 - 243)
Nay
March 19, 1993 HR 1335 Economic Stimulus Package Bill Passed - House
(235 - 190)
Yea
March 18, 1993 H Amdt 20 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Kasich Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(135 - 295)
Nay
March 18, 1993 H Amdt 21 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Substitute Amendment 21 Amendment Rejected - House
(20 - 409)
Nay
March 11, 1993 HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill Bill Passed - House
(283 - 131)
Yea
March 3, 1993 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(333 - 86)
Yea
Feb. 23, 1993 HR 1036 Prevailing Wage Pre-emptions House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1993 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(259 - 160)
Yea
Feb. 4, 1993 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill Resolution Passed - House
(247 - 152)
Yea
Feb. 3, 1993 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 163)
Yea
Feb. 3, 1993 HR 796 Abortion Clinic Access Bill House Co-sponsor

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