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Key Votes

Derek Kilmer's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Full Name: Derek Kilmer
Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 6, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jennifer; 2 Children: Sophie, Tess
Birth Date: 01/01/1974
Birth Place: Port Angeles, WA
Home City: Gig Harbor, WA
Religion: Methodist

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)
Yea
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
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)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea

Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 25, 2009 SB 5288 Probation Time Reductions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Nay
April 15, 2009 HB 1517 Expediting the Restoration of Felons' Voting Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 19)
Nay
March 7, 2008 HB 2476 Tribal Police Jurisdiction Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 15)
Yea

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