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Key Votes

Bill Huizenga's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

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
July 10, 2014 H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments Amendment Adopted - House
(229 - 188)
Did Not Vote
March 26, 2014 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House
(222 - 201)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(238 - 174)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House
(222 - 188)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 220)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Nay
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Yea
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 160)
Yea
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2011 HR 2681 Repeals EPA Emissions Regulations for Cement Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(262 - 161)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 188)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 800 Requires the EPA to Consider Costs and Feasibility of Air Quality Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 192)
Yea
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Nay
July 13, 2011 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws Bill Passed - House
(239 - 184)
Yea
June 22, 2011 HR 2021 Impact of Drilling on Air Quality Bill Passed - House
(253 - 166)
Yea
April 7, 2011 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 172)
Yea

Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 18, 2008 HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House
(78 - 29)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2008 SB 213 Renewable Electricity Standards Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 24)
Nay
June 4, 2008 HB 5068 Great Lakes Water Management Bill Passed - House
(56 - 52)
Did Not Vote
April 17, 2008 HB 5524 Energy Utility Regulations Bill Passed - House
(78 - 30)
Nay
April 17, 2008 HB 5525 Energy Efficiency Program Bill Passed - House
(81 - 18)
Nay
April 17, 2008 HB 5548 Renewable Energy Portfolios Bill Passed - House
(86 - 21)
Nay
April 17, 2008 HB 5549 Renewable Energy Portfolio Exemptions Bill Passed - House
(84 - 21)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4354 2007-2008 Department of Natural Resources Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(63 - 46)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4358 2007-2008 Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(56 - 53)
Nay
May 3, 2007 Sub HB 4047 Landfill Moratorium Bill Passed - House
(85 - 24)
Yea
April 17, 2007 Sub HB 4221 Landfill Fee Increase Bill Passed - House
(56 - 53)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2006 Sub for HB 5453 Changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(63 - 42)
Yea

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