Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records


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

20 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/14/13 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)
6/14/13 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Motion Rejected - House (194 - 225)
6/04/13 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Amendment Rejected - House (170 - 254)
2/28/13 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act
Amendment Rejected - House (166 - 257)
2/28/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (286 - 138)
5/16/12 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (222 - 205)
2/09/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - House (417 - 2)
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)
8/24/10 SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal a Sentence of Life Without Parole
Bill Failed - House (34 - 38)
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)
8/31/09 SBx3 18 Correctional Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (41 - 37)
7/24/09 ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 33)
8/29/08 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction
Bill Passed - House (45 - 20)
8/12/08 SB 1589 Uncorroborated Jailhouse Informant Testimony Ban
Bill Passed - House (41 - 37)
5/29/08 2099 State IDs for Parolees
Bill Passed - House (46 - 31)
8/31/06 SB 1578 Dog Restraint Regulations
Bill Passed - House (46 - 32)
Did Not Vote
6/27/06 SB 1137 Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders
Bill Passed - House (64 - 8)

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