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

29 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/26/14 HR 4899 Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (229 - 185)
Nay
5/22/14 H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Did Not Vote
3/25/14 HR 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America
Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
Nay
3/06/14 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations
Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 188)
Nay
3/06/14 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 220)
Yea
3/06/14 HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (229 - 179)
Nay
3/06/14 HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act
Bill Passed - House (229 - 183)
Nay
11/20/13 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 228)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Yea
11/20/13 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 230)
Yea
11/20/13 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act
Bill Passed - House (228 - 192)
Nay
11/20/13 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 187)
Nay
8/02/13 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions
Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 176)
Nay
8/01/13 HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (232 - 181)
Nay
7/25/13 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (265 - 155)
Nay
9/21/12 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (233 - 175)
Did Not Vote
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Nay
10/14/11 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 144)
Did Not Vote
7/12/11 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs
Motion Rejected - House (233 - 193)
Nay
6/03/10 AB 2514 Energy Storage Targets
Amendment Adopted - House (41 - 28)
Yea
3/08/10 SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
Yea
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Bill Passed - House (49 - 28)
Yea
6/01/09 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit
Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
Yea
4/20/09 AJR 3 Statement of Opposition to Offshore Drilling
Joint Resolution Passed - House (43 - 25)
Yea
3/12/08 ABx3 9 Oil Tax
Bill Failed - House (45 - 30)
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
6/05/07 AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards
Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
Yea
6/29/06 SB 1 Solar Energy
Bill Passed - House (49 - 19)
Yea
5/30/06 AB 1970 Energy Conservation Bill
Bill Passed - House (44 - 35)
Yea

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