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Key Votes

Bill Huizenga's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Bill Huizenga
Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Natalie; 5 Children
Birth Date: 01/31/1969
Birth Place: Zeeland, MI
Home City: Zeeland, MI
Religion: Christian Reformed
Ronald Graeser
(Running)
U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan
Dean Vanderstelt
(Running)
Democratic
Ronald Welch II
(Running)
Libertarian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Yea
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 238)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(283 - 136)
Nay
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 153)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(279 - 143)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - House
(275 - 144)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Failed - House
(277 - 148)
Yea

Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4090 Expanding Early Voting Bill Passed - House
(58 - 50)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 5117 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Bill Passed - House
(68 - 32)
Nay
May 28, 2008 HB 5074 Ban Smoking in Places of Employment and Public Places with Exceptions for Casinos, Cigar Bars, and Specialty Tobacco Stores Bill Passed - House
(65 - 39)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2008 HB 4675 Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association Open Meetings and Public Access Requirements Bill Passed - House
(66 - 38)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2008 HB 4092 DNA Testing for Violent Felonies Bill Passed - House
(104 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 HB 4505 Changes to Driver's License Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(99 - 5)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2007 HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(56 - 46)
Nay
Oct. 11, 2007 Sub HB 4749 Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House
(69 - 39)
Yea
May 30, 2006 HB 6085 Disclosure of Citizenship on Driver's License Bill Passed - House
(76 - 27)
Yea
April 25, 2006 Sub H-1 Self Defense Bill/ Deadly Force Bill Bill Passed - House
(90 - 16)
Yea

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