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Key Votes

Robin Kelly's Voting Records on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Robin L. Kelly
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 04/09/2013
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Nathaniel Horn; 2 Children: Kelly, Ryan
Birth Date: 04/30/1956
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Matteson, IL

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 19, 2014 H Amdt 901 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Yemen Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 179)
June 19, 2014 H Amdt 905 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Any Foreign Country Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 184)
June 19, 2014 H Amdt 907 Repeals Prohibition on Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers and Facility Construction Amendment Rejected - House
(163 - 249)
June 19, 2014 H Amdt 908 Prohibits United States Combat Operations in Iraq Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 250)
June 19, 2014 H Amdt 912 Prohibits Funds from Being Used Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 231)
May 30, 2014 H Amdt 738 Authorizes Funds to be Used for Guantanamo Bay Operations Amendment Rejected - House
(169 - 230)
May 22, 2014 H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports Amendment Adopted - House
(231 - 192)
May 22, 2014 H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Operate Guantanamo Bay Amendment Rejected - House
(177 - 247)
May 22, 2014 H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty Amendment Adopted - House
(233 - 191)
May 22, 2014 H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 233)
May 22, 2014 HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Bill Passed - House
(325 - 98)
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 241)
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Sept. 18, 2013 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 178)
July 24, 2013 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act Amendment Rejected - House
(205 - 217)
July 24, 2013 HR 2397 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 109)
July 23, 2013 H Amdt 375 Prohibits the Use of Funds to Appoint Chaplains Without an Endorsing Agency Amendment Adopted - House
(253 - 173)
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen Amendment Adopted - House
(236 - 188)
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Bill Passed - House
(315 - 108)
June 6, 2013 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 182)
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
April 18, 2013 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)

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