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

39 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/10/14 H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 207)
Nay
6/10/14 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras
Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171)
Nay
6/10/14 H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 186)
Nay
6/10/14 HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
Nay
3/13/14 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (238 - 174)
Did Not Vote
3/04/14 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (306 - 91)
Yea
10/29/13 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/05/13 H Amdt 121 Delays National Flood Insurance Premiums Increases
Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 146)
Yea
3/29/11 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Nay
3/16/11 HR 861 Terminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 182)
Nay
3/11/11 HR 836 Terminating the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 177)
Nay
3/10/11 HR 830 Terminating the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program
Bill Passed - House (256 - 171)
Nay
3/08/10 SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 14 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 25)
Yea
7/24/09 ABX4 15 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Implementing Prop 1A Suspension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
Yea
6/22/09 AB 761 Mobile Home Rent Control
Bill Failed - House (38 - 27)
Did Not Vote
8/25/08 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy
Bill Passed - House (49 - 22)
Yea
6/30/08 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures
Bill Passed - House (55 - 18)
Yea
6/05/08 SB 153 Property Transfer
Bill Passed - House (45 - 29)
Yea
5/29/08 AB 1830 Subprime Lending Regulations
Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 1991 Development on Half Moon Bay
Bill Passed - House (46 - 18)
Yea
6/06/07 AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (44 - 34)
Yea
6/06/07 AB 70 Government Flood Liability
Bill Passed - House (44 - 33)
Yea
6/05/07 AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards
Bill Passed - House (46 - 33)
Yea
8/30/06 AB 1953 Amount of Lead in Plumbing Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 36)
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
5/31/06 AB 2378 Affordable Housing Bill
Bill Passed - House (49 - 27)
Yea
5/05/06 SB 1689 Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
Yea
5/04/06 AB 140 Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act
Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
Yea
1/26/06 AB 802 Local Governments Assessment of Flood Risks
Bill Passed - House (41 - 34)
Did Not Vote

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