Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/15/13 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees
Bill Passed - House (261 - 154)
Nay
12/20/12 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)
Nay
3/08/10 SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
Yea
3/04/10 ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 32)
Yea
3/04/10 ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 30)
Yea
2/22/10 ABx8 2 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 20)
Yea
1/05/10 SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (45 - 17)
Yea
1/05/10 SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (41 - 27)
Yea
12/10/09 ABx5 8 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Yea
12/02/09 ABx5 8 Education Law Amendments
None - House
Co-sponsor
11/04/09 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure
Bill Passed - House (55 - 20)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 8 Water Diversion Amendments
Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
Yea
9/11/09 SB 19 Eliminating Prohibition on Utilizing CALTIDES Data to Evaluate Teachers
Bill Passed - House (53 - 20)
Yea
8/31/09 SBx3 18 Correctional Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (41 - 37)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 14 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 25)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 15 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Implementing Prop 1A Suspension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 33)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 2 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Education Revisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 18)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 26 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Shifting Redevelopment Funds
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 31)
Yea
7/23/09 ABX4 1 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 23)
Yea
6/28/09 ABx3 39 Tax Law Amendments (2009-2010 Budget Financing)
Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
Yea
6/28/09 SBx3 16 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Bill Passed - House (46 - 29)
Yea
6/28/09 SBX3 17 Tax Law Amendments (2009-2010 Budget Financing)
Bill Passed - House (42 - 31)
Yea
12/18/08 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28)
Yea
9/19/08 SBx1 28 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (43 - 30)
Yea
9/16/08 AB 1452 Suspending Carryback and Net Operating Loss Deductions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 21)
Yea
9/16/08 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 11)
Yea
9/16/08 SCA 12 State Lottery Amendments
Joint Resolution Passed - House (63 - 14)
Yea
9/09/08 SB 1087 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
Bill Failed - House (27 - 45)
Nay
8/31/08 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25)
Yea
8/31/08 SB 1301 Extending Student Financial Aid Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (46 - 29)
Yea
8/30/08 AB 583 Public Financing of Elections
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 32)
Yea
8/29/08 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 18)
Yea
8/29/08 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction
Bill Passed - House (45 - 20)
Yea
8/17/08 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget
Conference Report Rejected - House (45 - 30)
Yea
8/13/08 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 15)
Yea
7/15/08 SB 974 Shipping Fee
Bill Passed - House (46 - 24)
Yea
5/29/08 2099 State IDs for Parolees
Bill Passed - House (46 - 31)
Yea
5/29/08 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments
Bill Passed - House (60 - 3)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 2058 Paper and Plastic Bag Tax
Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
Yea
3/12/08 ABx3 9 Oil Tax
Bill Failed - House (45 - 30)
Yea
7/20/07 SB 77 2007-2008 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (56 - 23)
Yea
6/06/07 AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (44 - 34)
Yea
6/06/07 AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates
Bill Failed - House (35 - 35)
Yea
6/27/06 AB 1801 2006-2007 Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (54 - 23)
Yea
5/05/06 AB 127 Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act of 2006
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 12)
Yea
5/05/06 SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
Yea
5/04/06 AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act
Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
Yea
5/04/06 SB 1266 Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (61 - 10)
Yea

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