Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Karen Bass
Current Office: U.S. House - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 1 Child: Emilia
Birth Date: 10/03/1953
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Religion: Christian
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/10/14 H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Contracting with Businesses Chartered in Bermuda or in the Cayman Islands
Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 200)
Yea
12/05/13 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213)
Yea
12/05/13 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue
Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266)
Yea
12/05/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
Bill Passed - House (325 - 91)
Yea
12/04/13 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 159)
Nay
10/30/13 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act
Bill Passed - House (292 - 122)
Nay
10/29/13 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 166)
Nay
7/25/13 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (265 - 155)
Nay
5/22/13 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269)
Yea
5/22/13 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234)
Yea
5/08/13 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (223 - 204)
Nay
7/26/12 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 172)
Nay
4/26/12 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 168)
Nay
4/19/12 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses
Bill Passed - House (235 - 173)
Nay
12/07/11 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations
Bill Passed - House (241 - 184)
Nay
12/02/11 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies
Bill Passed - House (253 - 167)
Nay
12/01/11 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses
Bill Passed - House (263 - 159)
Nay
11/03/11 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors
Amendment Rejected - House (189 - 234)
Yea
11/03/11 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses
Bill Passed - House (407 - 17)
Yea
6/23/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (304 - 117)
Yea
3/03/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (314 - 112)
Nay
8/31/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
Yea
8/26/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 28)
Yea
8/26/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Yea
8/25/10 AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Yea
8/25/10 SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Yea
7/01/10 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers
Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Bill Passed - House (46 - 27)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 1652 Ski Resort Safety Requirement Modifications
Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
Yea
4/05/10 AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling
Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
Did Not Vote
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Bill Passed - House (49 - 28)
Yea
9/10/09 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 26)
Yea
9/10/09 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 20)
Yea
9/10/09 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 27)
Yea
9/03/09 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 28)
Yea
6/01/09 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit
Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
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
8/31/08 AB 1860 Prohibiting Resale of Recalled Products
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 30)
Yea
8/31/08 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 17)
Yea
8/31/08 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25)
Yea
8/29/08 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 18)
Yea
8/29/08 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 31)
Yea
8/29/08 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency
Bill Passed - House (44 - 32)
Yea
8/28/08 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
Yea

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