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Key Votes

Joe Courtney's Voting Records

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' D. Courtney
Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Audrey; 2 Children: Robert, Elizabeth
Birth Date: 04/06/1953
Birth Place: West Hartford, CT
Home City: Vernon, CT

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 21, 2010 HR 725 Tribal Law Enforcement Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(326 - 92)
Yea
July 15, 2010 HR 5114 Flood Insurance Program Extension Bill Passed - House
(329 - 90)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(162 - 260)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(239 - 182)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(100 - 321)
Nay
July 1, 2010 HR 5618 Unemployment Benefits Extension Bill Passed - House
(270 - 153)
Yea
July 1, 2010 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question Bill Passed - House
(215 - 210)
Yea
June 30, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(237 - 192)
Yea
June 24, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements Bill Passed - House
(219 - 206)
Yea
June 17, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(241 - 182)
Yea
June 10, 2010 H Amdt 684 Increasing Minimum Down Payment for Federal Housing Administration Mortgages Amendment Rejected - House
(131 - 289)
Nay
June 10, 2010 H Amdt 686 Limiting Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Issuance Amendment Rejected - House
(106 - 316)
Nay
June 10, 2010 H Amdt 688 Limiting Principal Obligation Amounts of Federal Housing Administration Mortgages Amendment Rejected - House
(121 - 301)
Nay
May 28, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(215 - 204)
Yea
May 28, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding Bill Passed - House
(262 - 150)
Yea
May 28, 2010 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations Bill Passed - House
(229 - 186)
Yea
May 27, 2010 H Amdt 661 Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program Amendment Rejected - House
(193 - 231)
Yea
May 27, 2010 H Amdt 672 Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 194)
Yea
May 19, 2010 HR 5325 Science and Technology Funding Bill Failed - House
(261 - 148)
Yea
May 6, 2010 HR 1722 Telework Policies and Regulations for Federal Agencies Bill Failed - House
(268 - 147)
Yea
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Bill Passed - House
(402 - 15)
Yea
April 22, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2010 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(289 - 112)
Yea
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(220 - 207)
Yea
March 21, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Yea
March 21, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - House
(220 - 211)
Yea
March 4, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(217 - 201)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2010 HR 2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 168)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2010 HJR 45 Reinstating PAYGO Budget Rule Motion Agreed - House
(233 - 187)
Yea
Dec. 16, 2009 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(217 - 212)
Yea
Dec. 16, 2009 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit Bill Passed - House
(218 - 214)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2009 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(223 - 202)
Yea
Dec. 10, 2009 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 202)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2009 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(225 - 200)
Yea
Nov. 19, 2009 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(243 - 183)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 194)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 258)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2009 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(220 - 215)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(403 - 12)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(247 - 178)
Yea
Oct. 15, 2009 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Conference Report Adopted - House
(307 - 114)
Yea
Oct. 8, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(281 - 146)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2009 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Conference Report Adopted - House
(263 - 162)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2009 H Res 805 Removing Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of House Committee on Ways and Means Motion Agreed - House
(246 - 153)
Yea
Sept. 25, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(217 - 190)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(331 - 83)
Nay
Sept. 17, 2009 HR 3221 Prohibiting Federal Assistance to ACORN Bill Passed - House
(253 - 171)
Yea
Sept. 17, 2009 HR 3221 Prohibiting Federal Assistance to ACORN Motion Agreed - House
(345 - 75)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2009 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
Yea

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