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Key Votes

Cedric Richmond's Voting Records on Issue: Legislative Branch

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
May 7, 2014 H Res 574 Recommends that the House of Represenatives Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress Resolution Passed - House
(231 - 187)
Nay
April 8, 2014 HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(230 - 185)
Nay
April 4, 2014 HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(224 - 182)
Did Not Vote
March 12, 2014 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 181)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(228 - 201)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(230 - 189)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House
(237 - 176)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 185)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 185)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 183)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 1, 2013 HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 181)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Nay
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Nay
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act Bill Passed - House
(287 - 129)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Nay
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 114)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 116)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation Bill Passed - House
(254 - 173)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 3835 Extends Pay Freeze for Congress and Non-Military Federal Workers Bill Passed - House
(309 - 117)
Nay
Jan. 18, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Nay
April 1, 2011 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Nay

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 59 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Legislation Restrictions Resolution Passed - House
(76 - 13)
Yea
June 9, 2010 HCR 62 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Taxation Requirements Resolution Passed - House
(68 - 21)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 63 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Term Limits Resolution Passed - House
(56 - 29)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 64 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House
(52 - 32)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 65 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Debt Reduction Requirements Resolution Passed - House
(74 - 19)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 66 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Federal Budget Restrictions Resolution Passed - House
(74 - 21)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 67 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House
(59 - 32)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 68 Requesting Constitutional Convention for a Balanced Budget Amendment Resolution Passed - House
(69 - 21)
Nay
June 9, 2010 HCR 69 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House
(57 - 29)
Nay
May 24, 2010 HB 1390 Limiting Legislative Per Diem Pay Bill Failed - House
(51 - 31)
Yea
April 14, 2010 HB 292 Open Primaries for Congressional Elections Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Nay
June 21, 2008 HB 906 Anonymity of Ethics Board Complaints Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 21)
Nay
June 13, 2008 SB 672 Legislative Pay Increase Bill Passed - House
(56 - 45)
Nay

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