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Key Votes

Linda Sánchez's Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

Full Name: Linda T. Sánchez
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 38, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 38
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: James; 4 Children: Joaquin, Brendan, Jack, Seamus
Birth Date: 01/28/1969
Birth Place: City of Orange, CA
Home City: Lakewood, CA
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House
(231 - 192)
Nay
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 200)
Nay
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws Amendment Adopted - House
(241 - 181)
Nay
May 30, 2014 H Amdt 748 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 189)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 230)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Nay
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2013 H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House
(265 - 163)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2013 HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Nay
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Nay
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Nay
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 198)
Nay
March 21, 2013 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
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay
June 19, 2012 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 188)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 16, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - House
(272 - 154)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2011 HR 1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Nay
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 188)
Nay
July 13, 2011 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws Bill Passed - House
(239 - 184)
Nay
May 3, 2011 HR 1213 Repealing Funding for State Health Benefit Exchanges Bill Passed - House
(238 - 183)
Nay
March 30, 2011 HR 471 School Vouchers for Washington, D.C. Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2010 HR 3808 Requiring Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Veto Override Failed - House
(185 - 235)
Nay
March 21, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 258)
Nay
July 16, 2008 HR 415 Adding Parts of the Taunton River to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Bill Passed - House
(242 - 175)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2007 HR 505 Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 153)
Yea
July 25, 2007 H Amdt 674 State and Federal Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement and Implementation Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 262)
Yea
April 19, 2007 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 177)
Yea
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 272 Medical Marijuana Use Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(161 - 264)
Yea

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