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Key Votes

Derek Kilmer's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 185)
Nay
July 17, 2013 HR 2667 Authority for Mandate Delay Act Bill Passed - House
(264 - 161)
Yea
July 17, 2013 HR 2668 Fairness for American Families Act Bill Passed - House
(251 - 174)
Nay
May 16, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 195)
Nay
March 21, 2013 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 207)
Nay

Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 5, 2011 SB 5039 Tobacco Cessation Treatment Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 21)
Yea
April 12, 2010 HB 2493 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2008 SB 6305 Use of Federal Sex Education Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2008 SB 5261 Health Insurance Rate Oversight Bill Passed - Senate
(31 - 18)
Yea
April 3, 2007 HB 1024 Prohibition of PBDEs Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 8)
Yea
March 7, 2007 Sub SB 5297 Sexual Health Education Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2006 2nd Sub HB 2572 Health Insurance for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2006 2nd Sub HB 2292 Addressing Health Care Liability Reform Bill Passed - House
(54 - 43)
Yea

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