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Key Votes

Cedric Richmond's Voting Records on Issue: Technology and Communication

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
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 200)
Nay
June 19, 2014 H Amdt 935 Prohibits a Federal Employee from Requesting Foreign Intelligence Information in Relation to a US Citizen Amendment Adopted - House
(293 - 123)
Did Not Vote
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House
(255 - 171)
Nay
May 22, 2014 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act Bill Passed - House
(303 - 121)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 25, 2014 HR 1123 Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act Bill Passed - House
(295 - 114)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 13, 2014 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 122)
Nay
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
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 222)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 228)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 221)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 192)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act House Co-sponsor
July 24, 2013 H Amdt 413 Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the PATRIOT Act Amendment Rejected - House
(205 - 217)
Yea
April 18, 2013 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 139)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(257 - 158)
Nay
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 168)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House
(189 - 234)
Yea
April 8, 2011 H J Res 37 Disapproving FCC Rules Concerning Internet Providers Joint Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
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
April 28, 2010 HB 1259 Prohibiting "Cyber-Bullying" Bill Passed - House
(78 - 16)
Yea
June 23, 2009 HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(83 - 16)
Yea
June 9, 2009 HB 866 Publishing Legal Records Bill Passed - House
(53 - 40)
Yea
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 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Bill Passed - House
(79 - 13)
Yea
June 19, 2008 SB 137 Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(70 - 19)
Did Not Vote
June 10, 2008 SB 807 Cable Deregulation Bill Bill Passed - House
(94 - 9)
Yea
April 21, 2008 HB 852 Banning Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Nay
May 21, 2007 Amdt B-138: Cellular Phone Use While Driving Amendment Adopted - House
(72 - 23)
Yea
May 21, 2007 HB 99 Cellular Phone Use While Driving Bill Failed - House
(43 - 48)
Nay

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