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Key Votes

Cedric Richmond's Voting Records

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: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Dec. 6, 2014
Primary Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 09/13/1973
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
Home City: Baton Rouge, LA
Religion: Christian - Baptist
David Brooks
(Running)
No Party Affiliation
Samuel Davenport
(Running)
Libertarian
Gary Landrieu
(Potential)
Democratic
Gary Landrieu
(Potential)
Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 28, 2014 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House
(227 - 188)
Nay
June 18, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
Nay
July 31, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Failed - House
(220 - 154)
Did Not Vote
June 7, 2012 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 182)
Nay
May 31, 2012 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(246 - 168)
Nay
Oct. 13, 2011 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - House
(251 - 172)
Nay
May 4, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Bill Passed - House
(251 - 175)
Nay

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
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 88 Health Risk Exemption from Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House
(17 - 67)
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
May 7, 2007 HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - House
(83 - 16)
Nay
May 31, 2006 Amdt 4930 (452B) Exceptions to Abortion Ban in Cases of Rape or Incest Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(36 - 67)
Yea
May 31, 2006 SB 33 Prohibits Abortion Except When Necessary to Save the Life or Health of the Woman Bill Passed - House
(85 - 17)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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