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Key Votes

Pete Gallego's Voting Records on Issue: Transportation

Full Name: Pete P. Gallego
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 23, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 23
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Maria; 1 Child
Birth Date: 12/02/1961
Birth Place: Alpine, TX
Home City: Alpine, TX

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 207)
Nay
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House
(255 - 171)
Yea
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 186)
Nay
June 10, 2014 HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 192)
Yea
June 9, 2014 H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House
(154 - 248)
Nay
Oct. 9, 2013 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(252 - 172)
Yea

Texas Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 29, 2011 SB 29 Restricts Certain Types of Touching During Searches by Government Officials Motion Rejected - House
(96 - 26)
Yea
May 29, 2011 HB 242 Prohibits Texting While Driving Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 61)
Nay
May 31, 2009 HB 537 Increase Required Age for Seatbelts Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 34)
Yea
May 8, 2006 HB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 47)
Nay
April 24, 2006 CSHB 4 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Passed - House
(80 - 67)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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