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Key Votes

Robert Hurt's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Robert Hurt
Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 5, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kathryn; 3 Children: Charles, Clement, John
Birth Date: 06/16/1969
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Chatham, VA
Religion: Presbyterian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2014 H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Contracting with Businesses Chartered in Bermuda or in the Cayman Islands Amendment Adopted - House
(221 - 200)
Nay
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)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 159)
Yea
Oct. 30, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House
(292 - 122)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 166)
Yea
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Nay
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 204)
Yea
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act House Sponsor
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 168)
Yea
April 19, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(235 - 173)
Yea
Dec. 7, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 184)
Yea
Dec. 2, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(263 - 159)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House
(189 - 234)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(407 - 17)
Yea
June 23, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(304 - 117)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Yea

Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 334 Authorizing Concealed Handguns in Establishments that Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 464 Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Disorder Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2010 SB 660 Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 12)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2009 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 13)
Nay
June 25, 2008 SB 6009 Transportation Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 16)
Nay
March 6, 2008 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 9)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Nay
April 4, 2007 Governor's Recommendation: Restaurant Smoking Ban Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 59)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2007 H Sub to Sub SB 1416 Regulation of Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House
(82 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2007 Sub SB 1014 Payday Lending Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(72 - 27)
Yea

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