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Key Votes

Kevin McCarthy's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Kevin McCarthy
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 23, Republican Majority Leader
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 23
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Judy; 2 Children: Connor, Meghan
Birth Date: 01/26/1965
Birth Place: Bakersfield, CA
Home City: Bakersfield, CA
Religion: Christian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2014 H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments Amendment Adopted - House
(229 - 188)
Yea
March 26, 2014 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House
(222 - 201)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(238 - 174)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House
(222 - 188)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 220)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Nay
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Yea
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 160)
Yea
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2011 HR 2681 Repeals EPA Emissions Regulations for Cement Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(262 - 161)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 188)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 800 Requires the EPA to Consider Costs and Feasibility of Air Quality Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 192)
Yea
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Nay
July 13, 2011 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws Bill Passed - House
(239 - 184)
Yea
June 22, 2011 HR 2021 Impact of Drilling on Air Quality Bill Passed - House
(253 - 166)
Yea
April 7, 2011 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 172)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2010 HR 4823 Establishing Sedona-Red Rock National Scenic Area Bill Failed - House
(258 - 160)
Nay
Sept. 23, 2010 HR 5110 Expanding Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Bill Failed - House
(244 - 174)
Nay
July 30, 2010 HR 3534 Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(209 - 193)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(247 - 178)
Nay
June 26, 2009 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade") Bill Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Nay
June 9, 2009 HR 2751 Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act Bill Passed - House
(298 - 119)
Nay
April 29, 2009 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(233 - 193)
Nay
March 25, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 140)
Nay
March 11, 2009 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Failed - House
(282 - 144)
Nay
July 16, 2008 HR 415 Adding Parts of the Taunton River to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Bill Passed - House
(242 - 175)
Nay
April 29, 2008 S 2739 Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 117)
Nay
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(253 - 154)
Nay
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 201)
Nay
Nov. 6, 2007 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - House
(361 - 54)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Bill Passed - House
(244 - 166)
Nay

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 31, 2006 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements Bill Failed - House
(33 - 40)
Nay
Aug. 29, 2006 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program Bill Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Did Not Vote
June 29, 2006 SB 1 Solar Energy Bill Passed - House
(49 - 19)
Did Not Vote
May 31, 2006 AB 1899 Flood Assessment Requirements for Building Bill Passed - House
(42 - 35)
Nay
May 15, 2006 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 26, 2006 AB 802 Local Governments Assessment of Flood Risks Bill Passed - House
(41 - 34)
Nay

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