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Key Votes

Stephen Lynch's Voting Records

Full Name: Stephen F. Lynch
Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 8, Democratic
First Elected: 10/16/2001
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Margaret; 1 Child: Victoria
Birth Date: 03/31/1955
Birth Place: South Boston, MA
Home City: South Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2009 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(225 - 200)
Yea
July 23, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(272 - 152)
Yea
May 8, 2008 HR 3221 Housing-Related Tax Provision Amendments Amendment Adopted - House
(322 - 94)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 172)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 8)
Yea
March 10, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(417 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 2417 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(264 - 163)
Nay
Nov. 18, 2003 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(387 - 36)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2003 H Res 198 Iraq's Reconstruction Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(394 - 31)
Yea
April 11, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 211)
Nay
March 21, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Resolution Passed - House
(215 - 212)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2003 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(338 - 83)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2001 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(302 - 84)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Yea

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