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Key Votes

Karen Bass' Voting Records

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
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

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 9, 2008 SB 1087 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Failed - House
(27 - 45)
Nay
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1860 Prohibiting Resale of Recalled Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 SB 1301 Extending Student Financial Aid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 30, 2008 AB 583 Public Financing of Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 32)
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
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 1407 Financing Courthouse Construction Bill Passed - House
(45 - 20)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 60 Expanding Driver's License Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(41 - 31)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - House
(44 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 28, 2008 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2008 SB 1420 Nutritional Information Disclosure in Chain Restaurants Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 25, 2008 SB 375 Global Warming and Land Use Policy Bill Passed - House
(49 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 19, 2008 AB 1894 Health Insurance Coverage of HIV Testing Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 19, 2008 SB 1440 Capping Administrative Spending for Health Insurers Bill Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Yea
Aug. 18, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Failed - House
(37 - 34)
Yea
Aug. 18, 2008 SB 1713 Bisphenol A (BPA) Ban Bill Failed - House
(33 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 17, 2008 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Rejected - House
(45 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(58 - 15)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 AB 86 Cyber-Bullying Enforcement Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 SB 1171 Expanding Loaded Firearm Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(45 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 13, 2008 SB 28 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(52 - 24)
Yea
Aug. 12, 2008 AB 1946 Expanding Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 12, 2008 AB 2270 Water Softener Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(53 - 19)
Yea
Aug. 12, 2008 SB 1589 Uncorroborated Jailhouse Informant Testimony Ban Bill Passed - House
(41 - 37)
Yea
Aug. 7, 2008 AB 2567 Creation of "Harvey Milk Day" Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Yea
July 15, 2008 SB 974 Shipping Fee Bill Passed - House
(46 - 24)
Yea
July 14, 2008 AB 1155 Penalties for Healthcare Service Plan Underpayments or Failures to Pay Service Providers Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Yea
July 14, 2008 AB 97 Trans Fats Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
June 30, 2008 SB 1137 Residential Property Foreclosures Bill Passed - House
(55 - 18)
Yea
June 30, 2008 SB 823 Private Postsecondary Education Regulation Bill Failed - House
(41 - 33)
Yea
June 23, 2008 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation Bill Passed - House
(54 - 24)
Yea
June 9, 2008 SB 606 'No Child Left Behind' Implementation Bill Failed - House
(49 - 26)
Yea
June 5, 2008 SB 153 Property Transfer Bill Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Yea
May 29, 2008 2099 State IDs for Parolees Bill Passed - House
(46 - 31)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 1819 Voter Registration Age Minimum Changes Bill Passed - House
(45 - 31)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 1830 Subprime Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 2062 Regulation Of Ammunition Sales Bill Passed - House
(42 - 32)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 2076 Prohibiting E-verify Bill Passed - House
(43 - 31)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 2572 Nutritional Disclosure Bill Bill Passed - House
(46 - 15)
Yea
May 29, 2008 AB 3034 High-Speed Rail Bond Amendments Bill Passed - House
(60 - 3)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 1991 Development on Half Moon Bay Bill Passed - House
(46 - 18)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2058 Paper and Plastic Bag Tax Bill Passed - House
(44 - 33)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2279 Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients Bill Passed - House
(41 - 35)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2368 CalWORKs Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 33)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2716 Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - House
(45 - 33)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2747 Disclosing End-of-Life Care Options Bill Passed - House
(42 - 34)
Yea
May 28, 2008 AB 2759 Amending the Administration of State Preschool Programs Bill Passed - House
(47 - 31)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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