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
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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

30 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/10/14 H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments
Amendment Adopted - House (229 - 188)
Nay
3/26/14 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act
Bill Passed - House (222 - 201)
Nay
3/13/14 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (238 - 174)
Did Not Vote
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
1/09/14 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (225 - 188)
Nay
9/18/13 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235)
Yea
6/28/13 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 186)
Did Not Vote
9/21/12 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (233 - 175)
Did Not Vote
7/12/12 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (256 - 160)
Nay
6/21/12 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 163)
Nay
2/29/12 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley
Bill Passed - House (246 - 175)
Did Not Vote
12/08/11 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust
Bill Passed - House (268 - 150)
Nay
10/14/11 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 144)
Did Not Vote
10/06/11 HR 2681 Repeals EPA Emissions Regulations for Cement Manufacturers
Bill Passed - House (262 - 161)
Nay
9/23/11 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 188)
Nay
9/23/11 H Amdt 800 Requires the EPA to Consider Costs and Feasibility of Air Quality Standards
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 192)
Nay
7/27/11 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 202)
Yea
7/13/11 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws
Bill Passed - House (239 - 184)
Nay
6/22/11 HR 2021 Impact of Drilling on Air Quality
Bill Passed - House (253 - 166)
Nay
4/07/11 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 172)
Nay
8/30/10 AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 28)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
3/22/10 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 2 Water Investment Bond Measure
Bill Passed - House (55 - 20)
Yea
11/04/09 SBx7 8 Water Diversion Amendments
Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
Yea
11/03/09 SBx7 1 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Water Management Amendments
Bill Passed - House (46 - 29)
Yea
11/03/09 SBx7 6 Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program
Bill Passed - House (44 - 29)
Yea
11/03/09 SBx7 7 Statewide Water Conservation Requirements
Bill Passed - House (49 - 19)
Yea
9/12/09 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements
Bill Passed - House (49 - 28)
Yea
6/03/09 AB 49 Water Conservation Requirements
Bill Passed - House (43 - 30)
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
8/25/08 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy
Bill Passed - House (49 - 22)
Yea
8/12/08 AB 1946 Expanding Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 29)
Yea
8/12/08 AB 2270 Water Softener Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 19)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 1991 Development on Half Moon Bay
Bill Passed - House (46 - 18)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 2058 Paper and Plastic Bag Tax
Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
Yea
5/27/08 AB 3025 Polystyrene Packaging Regulations
Bill Passed - House (42 - 32)
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
8/31/06 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 32)
Yea
8/31/06 SB 1675 Renewable Diesel Fuel Requirements
Bill Failed - House (33 - 40)
Yea
8/29/06 SB 1379 Biomonitoring Program
Bill Passed - House (47 - 30)
Yea
6/29/06 SB 1 Solar Energy
Bill Passed - House (49 - 19)
Yea
5/31/06 AB 1899 Flood Assessment Requirements for Building
Bill Passed - House (42 - 35)
Yea
5/15/06 AB 2496 Water Conservation: Low-Flush Water Closet
Bill Passed - House (51 - 26)
Yea
1/26/06 AB 802 Local Governments Assessment of Flood Risks
Bill Passed - House (41 - 34)
Did Not Vote

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