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Rahm Emanuel's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: Mayor (Chicago, IL) - At-Large, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 23, 2008 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations Bill Passed - House
(312 - 112)
Sept. 18, 2008 HR 6604 Commodity Markets Speculation Bill Bill Passed - House
(283 - 133)
July 30, 2008 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco Bill Passed - House
(326 - 102)
June 24, 2008 HR 6346 Price Gouging Prevention Act Bill Failed - House
(276 - 146)
Sept. 7, 2007 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(220 - 175)
June 8, 2006 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(321 - 101)
Oct. 7, 2004 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
July 8, 2004 HR 4754 Commerce Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(397 - 18)
March 10, 2004 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
March 3, 2004 HR 1561 US Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act, 2004 Bill Passed - House
(379 - 28)
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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
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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