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Key Votes

Cedric Richmond's Voting Records on Issue: Transportation

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
July 15, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - House
(367 - 55)
Yea
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 207)
Nay
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House
(255 - 171)
Nay
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 186)
Nay
June 10, 2014 HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 192)
Nay
June 9, 2014 H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House
(154 - 248)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 9, 2013 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(252 - 172)
Nay
April 18, 2012 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House
(293 - 127)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(248 - 169)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Conference Report Adopted - House
(298 - 121)
Did Not Vote
July 20, 2011 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Bill Passed - House
(243 - 177)
Nay
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 205)
Nay
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 204)
Nay
April 1, 2011 H Amdt 232 Amending FAA Rulemaking Activities Amendment Adopted - House
(215 - 209)
Nay
April 1, 2011 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 196)
Nay

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2010 HB 1410 Establishing the Louisiana Interstate Rail Compact Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 33)
Yea
June 7, 2010 Amdt 5381 Prohibits the Closing of State Motor Vehicle Offices Amendment Adopted - House
(51 - 46)
Did Not Vote
June 2, 2010 SB 9 Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(69 - 22)
Yea
May 12, 2010 HB 1339 Increasing Driving Restrictions on Class E License Holders Bill Passed - House
(59 - 34)
Nay
May 6, 2010 HB 863 Prohibits Hand-Held Cell Phones while Driving Bill Failed - House
(49 - 41)
Yea
March 29, 2010 SB 407 Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses Senate Co-sponsor
June 17, 2009 HB 499 Seat Belt Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 12)
Yea
June 15, 2009 HB 835 Railroad Safety Program Bill Failed - House
(50 - 45)
Nay
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
June 19, 2008 SB 137 Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(70 - 19)
Did Not Vote
May 19, 2008 HB 1312 Drivers Insurance Increase Bill Passed - House
(57 - 35)
Nay
May 13, 2008 HB 1358 Transporting Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(70 - 17)
Did Not Vote
April 21, 2008 HB 852 Banning Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Nay
June 22, 2007 SB 223 Required Liability Insurance Increase Bill Passed - House
(77 - 23)
Nay
June 7, 2007 HB 786 Teenage Driver Passenger Limit Bill Failed - House
(38 - 60)
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
June 16, 2006 SB 158 Speed Limit Bill Bill Failed - House
(51 - 42)
Yea
June 14, 2006 SB 284 Driver License Requirements for Minors Bill Failed - House
(42 - 48)
Yea

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