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Key Votes

Bill Huizenga's Voting Records on Issue: Judicial Branch

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
May 30, 2014 H Amdt 750 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the Transfer of Clemency Application Screening Personnel Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 189)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HR 3973 Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 171)
Yea
March 12, 2014 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 181)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 213)
Nay
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House
(144 - 266)
Nay
Dec. 5, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House
(325 - 91)
Nay
April 12, 2013 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act Bill Passed - House
(219 - 209)
Yea
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
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
Oct. 30, 2007 SB 233 2007-2008 State Judiciary Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(102 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2007 HB 4044 Repealing Drug Company Liability Protection Bill Passed - House
(70 - 39)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2007 HB 4045 Retroactive Drug Manufacturer Liability Bill Passed - House
(60 - 49)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2007 HB 4046 Pharmaceutical Company Liability Bill Passed - House
(58 - 49)
Nay

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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