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Karen Bass' Voting Records on Issue: Crime

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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Yea
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 31, 2010 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(54 - 21)
Yea
Aug. 24, 2010 SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal a Sentence of Life Without Parole Bill Failed - House
(34 - 38)
Yea
June 3, 2010 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person Bill Passed - House
(56 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2009 SBx3 18 Correctional Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
July 24, 2009 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 33)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction Bill Passed - House
(45 - 20)
Yea
Aug. 12, 2008 SB 1589 Uncorroborated Jailhouse Informant Testimony Ban Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
May 29, 2008 2099 State IDs for Parolees Bill Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2006 SB 1578 Dog Restraint Regulations Bill Passed - House
(46 - 32)
Did Not Vote
June 27, 2006 SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House
(64 - 8)
Yea

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