Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records

72

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
Issue Category

72 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/16/14 H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
Yea
7/16/14 H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200)
Nay
7/16/14 H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws
Amendment Adopted - House (241 - 181)
Nay
5/30/14 H Amdt 748 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 189)
Nay
1/09/14 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (225 - 188)
Nay
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 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 187)
Nay
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (265 - 163)
Nay
9/20/13 HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act
Bill Passed - House (244 - 173)
Did Not Vote
9/12/13 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Nay
7/25/13 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (265 - 155)
Nay
6/28/13 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 186)
Did Not Vote
6/20/13 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 198)
Nay
3/21/13 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023
Joint Resolution Passed - House (221 - 207)
Nay
3/13/13 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 181)
Nay
6/19/12 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act
Bill Passed - House (232 - 188)
Nay
11/16/11 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms
Bill Passed - House (272 - 154)
Nay
10/26/11 HR 1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011
Bill Passed - House (235 - 186)
Nay
10/14/11 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 144)
Did Not Vote
9/23/11 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 188)
Nay
7/13/11 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws
Bill Passed - House (239 - 184)
Nay
5/03/11 HR 1213 Repealing Funding for State Health Benefit Exchanges
Bill Passed - House (238 - 183)
Nay
3/30/11 HR 471 School Vouchers for Washington, D.C.
Bill Passed - House (225 - 195)
Nay
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
7/24/09 ABX4 26 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: Shifting Redevelopment Funds
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 31)
Yea
6/03/09 AB 155 Local Government Bankruptcy Restrictions
Bill Passed - House (47 - 25)
Yea
12/18/08 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (47 - 28)
Yea
6/23/08 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation
Bill Passed - House (54 - 24)
Yea
6/09/08 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation
Bill Failed - House (49 - 26)
Yea
5/28/08 AB 1991 Development on Half Moon Bay
Bill Passed - House (46 - 18)
Yea

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