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Key Votes

Cedric Richmond's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Cedric L. Richmond
Office: U.S. House (LA) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 12/02/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 09/13/1973
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
Home City: Baton Rouge, LA
Religion: Christian - Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 213)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House
(144 - 266)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House
(325 - 91)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 159)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House
(292 - 122)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 166)
Nay
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 204)
Nay
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 168)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(235 - 173)
Nay
Dec. 7, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 184)
Nay
Dec. 2, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(263 - 159)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House
(189 - 234)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(407 - 17)
Yea
June 23, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(304 - 117)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Nay

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 20, 2010 HB 1443 Establishing Requirements for Contracts entered into by the Department of Health and Hospitals Bill Passed - House
(64 - 27)
Yea
April 22, 2010 Amdt 87A Non-Viability Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House
(19 - 66)
Yea
April 22, 2010 Amdt 89 Rape and Incest Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House
(21 - 65)
Yea
April 22, 2010 HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions Bill Passed - House
(76 - 13)
Nay
June 23, 2009 HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(83 - 16)
Yea
June 23, 2009 SB 136 Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants Bill Passed - House
(69 - 30)
Nay
June 15, 2009 HB 835 Railroad Safety Program Bill Failed - House
(50 - 45)
Nay
June 15, 2009 HB 889 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Failed - House
(45 - 55)
Yea
June 9, 2009 HB 877 Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District Bill Passed - House
(53 - 28)
Yea
May 21, 2009 HB 705 Equal Pay for Women Bill Failed - House
(33 - 59)
Yea
May 19, 2009 HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House
(82 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 19, 2009 HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Bill Passed - House
(79 - 13)
Yea
June 10, 2008 SB 807 Cable Deregulation Bill Bill Passed - House
(94 - 9)
Yea
May 19, 2008 HB 1312 Drivers Insurance Increase Bill Passed - House
(57 - 35)
Nay
June 22, 2007 SB 223 Required Liability Insurance Increase Bill Passed - House
(77 - 23)
Nay
May 30, 2007 HB 486 Building Code Revision Bill Passed - House
(89 - 13)
Yea
May 22, 2007 HB 484 Promotional Poker Tournaments Bill Passed - House
(53 - 47)
Yea
May 17, 2007 HB 486 Building Code Revision Bill Failed - House
(49 - 48)
Yea
June 14, 2006 Amendment #B-635 “Safety Valve” Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(67 - 28)
Yea
June 7, 2006 HB 94 Daylight Savings Bill Bill Failed - House
(37 - 61)
Yea
May 2, 2006 HB 1149 Promotional Poker Tournaments Bill Bill Failed - House
(45 - 49)
Nay
April 24, 2006 HB 1149 Promotional Poker Tournaments Bill Bill Failed - House
(52 - 44)
Yea

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