Representative Hakeem Jeffries's Voting Records



Full Name: Hakeem Jeffries
Current Office: U.S. House - District 8, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kennisandra; 2 Children
Birth Date: 08/04/1970
Birth Place: Crown Heights, NY
Home City: Prospect Heights, NY
Religion: Baptist
Issue Category

69 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/30/14 H Res 676 Providing for Authority to Initiate Litigation for Actions by the President or Other Executive Branch Officials Inconsistent with Their Duties Under the Constitution of the United States
Resolution Passed - House (225 - 201)
3/26/14 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act
Bill Passed - House (222 - 201)
3/12/14 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (233 - 181)
10/30/13 H J Res 99 Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (222 - 191)
8/02/13 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions
Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 176)
8/02/13 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 185)
8/02/13 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (232 - 185)
8/02/13 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (232 - 183)
6/06/13 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 201)
5/22/13 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269)
2/15/13 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees
Bill Passed - House (261 - 154)
5/10/10 S 7777 Emergency Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (83 - 56)
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