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Key Votes

Cedric Richmond's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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
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
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Yea
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 238)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(283 - 136)
Nay
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 153)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(279 - 143)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - House
(275 - 144)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Failed - House
(277 - 148)
Nay

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 2, 2010 SB 9 Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(69 - 22)
Yea
May 6, 2010 HB 863 Prohibits Hand-Held Cell Phones while Driving Bill Failed - House
(49 - 41)
Yea
June 18, 2009 HB 340 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(53 - 26)
Nay
June 17, 2009 HB 499 Seat Belt Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 12)
Yea
June 16, 2009 HB 11 Designating Driver's Licenses for Drug Dealers Bill Failed - House
(68 - 23)
Yea
June 2, 2009 HB 639 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Nay
May 27, 2009 Amdt B-200 Cell Phone Secondary Offense Amendment Adopted - House
(56 - 40)
Nay
May 27, 2009 HB 146 Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Yea
May 19, 2009 HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House
(82 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 12, 2009 HB 60 Birth Certificates for Adoption Bill Passed - House
(78 - 17)
Nay
June 21, 2008 HB 906 Anonymity of Ethics Board Complaints Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 21)
Nay
June 20, 2008 SB 718 State Board Member and Commissioner Financial Disclosures Bill Passed - House
(92 - 8)
Yea
June 19, 2008 SB 137 Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(70 - 19)
Did Not Vote
April 21, 2008 HB 852 Banning Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Nay
June 7, 2007 HB 786 Teenage Driver Passenger Limit Bill Failed - House
(38 - 60)
Nay
June 5, 2007 HB 313 Extended Period for Indictments Bill Passed - House
(79 - 25)
Nay
May 17, 2006 HB 853 Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment in State Government Bill Failed - House
(38 - 58)
Nay
May 4, 2006 HB 1010 Smoking in Motor Vehicles Ban Bill Passed - House
(67 - 31)
Yea

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