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Key Votes

Erik Paulsen's Voting Records on Issue: Education

Full Name: Erik Paulsen
Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kelly; 4 Children: Cassie, Briana, Tayler, Liesl
Birth Date: 05/14/1965
Birth Place: Bakersfield, CA
Home City: Eden Prairie, MN
Religion: Lutheran

Minnesota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 13, 2008 HF 6 2008 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(97 - 35)
Did Not Vote
May 8, 2008 SF 3001 Modifying State Education Policies Conference Report Adopted - House
(82 - 49)
May 1, 2008 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Conference Report Adopted - House
(112 - 15)
April 28, 2008 Walker Amdt to SF 3001 Sex Education in Schools Amendment Adopted - House
(79 - 53)
April 10, 2008 HF 3569 Workers' Lung Health Study Bill Passed - House
(88 - 45)
April 1, 2008 SF 2369 Background Checks for Coaches Bill Passed - House
(118 - 11)
March 6, 2008 HF 380 Capital Improvements Budget Bill Passed - House
(99 - 34)
May 17, 2007 HF 464 School District Health Insurance Pool Bill Passed - House
(81 - 52)
May 8, 2007 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 46)
Did Not Vote
May 4, 2007 SF 646 Cyber-Bullying Bill Passed - House
(96 - 35)
April 19, 2007 H Amendment Resident Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Rejected - House
(61 - 71)
April 19, 2007 SF 1989 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(95 - 37)
May 20, 2006 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Conference Report Adopted - House
(96 - 37)
May 15, 2006 SF 2460 University of Minnesota Football Stadium Bill Passed - House
(101 - 31)
March 27, 2006 HF 2680 Teacher Training Program for Qualified Professionals Provided Bill Failed - House
(62 - 70)

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