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Key Votes

Karen Bass' Voting Records on Issue: Labor Unions

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
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
April 12, 2013 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act Bill Passed - House
(219 - 209)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)
Nay
May 31, 2012 H Amdt 1160 Project Labor Agreements Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(248 - 169)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2011 HR 3094 Labor Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(235 - 188)
Nay
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 205)
Nay
April 1, 2011 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 196)
Nay

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 1, 2010 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 31)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 2076 Prohibiting E-verify Bill Passed - House
(43 - 31)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - House
(41 - 35)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2716 Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House
(45 - 33)
Yea
July 12, 2007 SB 180 Collective Bargaining Representation for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Yea
June 4, 2007 AB 514 Diacetyl Toxic Substance Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 33)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2006 SB 1414 Health Care Requirements for Large Companies Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
Aug. 28, 2006 AB 2536 Overtime Pay for Personal Attendants Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea
May 31, 2006 AB 2555 Wage Discrimination Penalties Bill Passed - House
(48 - 32)
Yea
May 25, 2006 AB 2122 Shareholder Distribution Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(48 - 32)
Yea

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