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Key Votes

Bill Huizenga's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

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
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Nay
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Nay
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Nay
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea

Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4404 Prohibiting Life Without Parole Sentencing for Juveniles Bill Passed - House
(59 - 47)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2008 HB 4405 Juvenile Parole Eligibility Reform Bill Passed - House
(63 - 43)
Nay
May 27, 2008 SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House
(74 - 32)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2008 HB 4092 DNA Testing for Violent Felonies Bill Passed - House
(104 - 4)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 240 2007-2008 Transportation Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(88 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2007 SB 229 2007-2008 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 25)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2007 SB 232 2007-2008 Department of Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(59 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 SB 238 2007-2008 Department of State Police Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(95 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4348 2007-2008 Department of Corrections Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(64 - 45)
Nay
Oct. 11, 2007 Sub HB 4749 Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - House
(69 - 39)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2007 Sub HB 4920 Expanding Drunk Driving Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(92 - 16)
Yea
May 18, 2006 Amend Welfare Restrictions for Drug Felonys Amendment Adopted - House
(86 - 16)
Did Not Vote
May 18, 2006 Amend Probation and Parole Violator Welfare Restriction Amendment Adopted - House
(83 - 16)
Did Not Vote
April 25, 2006 Sub H-1 Self Defense Bill/ Deadly Force Bill Bill Passed - House
(90 - 16)
Yea

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