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Mike Simpson's Voting Records on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

Office: U.S. House (ID) - District 2, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House
(252 - 176)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 House Sponsor
March 17, 2011 HR 1076 Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio Bill Passed - House
(228 - 192)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships Amendment Rejected - House
(148 - 281)
Nay
April 29, 2008 S 2739 Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 117)
Yea
May 10, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2005 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 197)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 10)
Yea
June 23, 2005 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting Amendment Adopted - House
(284 - 140)
Nay
May 19, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(329 - 89)
Yea
March 11, 2004 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill Bill Passed - House
(391 - 22)
Yea

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