Representative Karen Bass's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
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
6/02/10 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements
Bill Passed - House (46 - 27)
Yea
6/02/10 AB 2578 State Approvals for Health Insurance Rates
Bill Passed - House (43 - 28)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services
Bill Passed - House (50 - 27)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 1602 Health Care Coverage Amendments
Bill Passed - House (49 - 26)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 1652 Ski Resort Safety Requirement Modifications
Bill Passed - House (44 - 30)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 1934 Amendments to the Penal Code Regarding Firearms
Bill Passed - House (46 - 30)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 2244 Prohibiting the Denial of Health Care Coverage for Children with Preexisting Conditions
Bill Passed - House (50 - 25)
Yea
6/01/10 AB 2411 Pet Insurance Guidelines
Bill Passed - House (52 - 22)
Yea
5/13/10 AB 1756 Food Stamps for Drug Felons
Bill Passed - House (44 - 31)
Yea
4/22/10 Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor
None - House (53 - 21)
Yea
4/05/10 AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling
Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
Did Not Vote
3/22/10 SB 4 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches
Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Yea
3/08/10 SBx8 32 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (47 - 29)
Yea
3/04/10 ABx8 6 Fuel Tax Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 32)
Yea
3/04/10 ABx8 9 Tax and Transportation Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 30)
Yea
2/22/10 ABx8 2 2010-2011 Budget Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (44 - 20)
Yea
2/19/10 AB 2479 Penalties for Violations Committed with the Intent to Capture Images or Recordings of a Person
None - House
Sponsor
2/11/10 Maldonado Nomination Abel Maldonado, Lieutenant Governor
None - House (37 - 36)
Nay
1/05/10 AB 1602 Health Care Coverage Amendments
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/05/10 SBx5 1 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (45 - 17)
Yea
1/05/10 SBx5 4 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (41 - 27)
Yea

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