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Key Votes

Karen Bass' Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Karen Bass
Office: U.S. House (CA) - 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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Did Not Vote
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 30, 2010 SB 1317 Parental Crime for Chronic Truancy Bill Passed - House
(58 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2010 SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(45 - 17)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2010 SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(41 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Yea
June 7, 2007 AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(47 - 32)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 1108 Phthalates in Children Products Bill Passed - House
(41 - 34)
Yea
June 5, 2007 AB 43 Same Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Yea
Aug. 24, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 21, 2006 SB 1437 Prohibiting Discriminatory Content in Public School Curriculum Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea
May 31, 2006 AB 2205 Food Stamp Eligibility for Medi-Cal Recipients Bill Passed - House
(48 - 32)
Yea
May 31, 2006 AB 3029 CalWorks and Food Stamp Program Bill Passed - House
(49 - 31)
Yea
May 25, 2006 AB 2108 Child Booster and Seat Belt Requirements Bill Passed - House
(44 - 30)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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