Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/01/11 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (223 - 196)
Nay
3/30/11 HR 471 School Vouchers for Washington, D.C.
Bill Passed - House (225 - 195)
Nay
3/29/11 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Nay
3/17/11 H Con Res 28 Removing Troops from Afghanistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (93 - 321)
Yea
3/17/11 HR 1076 Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio
Bill Passed - House (228 - 192)
Nay
3/16/11 HR 861 Terminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 182)
Nay
3/15/11 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations
Joint Resolution Passed - House (271 - 158)
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
3/03/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (314 - 112)
Nay
3/01/11 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments
Joint Resolution Passed - House (335 - 91)
Nay
2/19/11 H Amdt 155 Prohibits Use of Funds for Step Increase for General Schedule Employees
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 230)
Nay
2/19/11 HR 1 Continuing Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (235 - 189)
Nay
2/18/11 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships
Amendment Rejected - House (148 - 281)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 94 Prohibits Funds for the Gainful Employment Rule
Amendment Adopted - House (289 - 136)
Nay
2/18/11 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 185)
Nay
2/17/11 H Amdt 69 Reducing Federal Funding of the US Institute of Peace
Amendment Adopted - House (268 - 163)
Nay
2/17/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143)
Nay
2/16/11 H Amdt 16 Reducing Navy and Air Force Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 198)
Yea
2/15/11 H Amdt 13 Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement
Amendment Rejected - House (105 - 326)
Yea
2/14/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - House (275 - 144)
Did Not Vote
2/08/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)
Nay
1/26/11 HR 359 Abolishing Federal Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns
Bill Passed - House (239 - 160)
Nay
1/25/11 H Res 38 Reducing Spending to Fiscal Year 2008 Levels
Resolution Passed - House (256 - 165)
Nay
1/19/11 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 189)
Nay
10/07/10 SB 870 2010-2011 Budget
Bill Passed - House (57 - 13)
Yea
8/31/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 18)
Yea
8/31/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 21)
Yea
8/31/10 AB 482 Prohibiting Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 30)
Yea
8/31/10 SB 1381 Increasing Age Requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade
Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
Yea
8/30/10 AB 234 Marine Oil Shipping Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 28)
Yea
8/30/10 SB 1317 Parental Crime for Chronic Truancy
Bill Passed - House (58 - 17)
Yea
8/30/10 SB 1399 Expanding Medical Parole Eligibility
Bill Passed - House (44 - 32)
Yea
8/26/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 28)
Yea
8/26/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 22)
Yea
8/26/10 SB 1413 Requiring Free Drinking Water in Public School Cafeterias
Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
Yea
8/25/10 AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (48 - 26)
Yea
8/25/10 SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments
Bill Passed - House (46 - 28)
Yea
8/24/10 SB 399 Authorizing Youth Offenders to Appeal a Sentence of Life Without Parole
Bill Failed - House (34 - 38)
Yea
8/23/10 SB 1272 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (47 - 27)
Yea
8/23/10 SB 145 Prohibiting Denial of Workers' Compensation if the Injury or Death was Related to Certain Personal Characteristics
Bill Passed - House (47 - 27)
Did Not Vote
8/23/10 SB 970 College Vote-by-Mail Drop-Off Locations
Bill Passed - House (48 - 28)
Yea
8/12/10 SB 933 Prohibiting Debit Card Fees
Bill Passed - House (45 - 24)
Did Not Vote
7/01/10 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers
Bill Passed - House (47 - 28)
Yea
6/03/10 AB 1810 Expanded Firearm Registration
Bill Passed - House (42 - 29)
Yea
6/03/10 AB 2047 Expanding Authorized University Admission Considerations
Amendment Adopted - House (48 - 28)
Yea
6/03/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
Yea
6/03/10 AB 2514 Energy Storage Targets
Amendment Adopted - House (41 - 28)
Yea
6/03/10 AB 2529 Peer Review Requirements for Regulatory Economic Impact Analysis
Bill Passed - House (44 - 18)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Yea

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