Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
Issue Category

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Nay
5/18/12 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238)
Yea
12/14/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (283 - 136)
Nay
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 153)
Nay
2/17/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143)
Nay
2/14/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - House (275 - 144)
Did Not Vote
2/08/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)
Nay
8/31/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 21)
Yea
6/03/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
Yea
3/22/10 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
9/10/09 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 20)
Yea
9/03/09 SB 54 Recognizing Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages
Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
Yea
9/03/09 SB 572 Harvey Milk Day
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Yea
8/13/08 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving
Bill Passed - House (52 - 24)
Yea
5/29/08 2099 State IDs for Parolees
Bill Passed - House (46 - 31)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options
Bill Passed - House (42 - 34)
Yea
5/27/08 AB 2654 Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws
Bill Passed - House (48 - 30)
Yea
5/05/08 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving
Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
Yea
8/27/07 SB 33 Underage Driver Cellphone Ban
Bill Passed - House (67 - 7)
Yea
6/05/07 AB 43 Same Sex Marriage
Bill Passed - House (42 - 34)
Yea
5/07/07 AB 102 Name Equality Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (46 - 26)
Yea

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