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Key Votes

Paul Cook's Voting Records on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Paul J. Cook
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 8, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jeanne
Birth Date: 03/03/1943
Birth Place: Meriden, CT
Home City: Yucca Valley, CA
Religion: Catholic

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 22, 2012 SB 1221 Prohibits the Use of Dogs to Hunt Bears or Bobcats Bill Passed - House
(46 - 30)
Nay
June 1, 2010 AB 2411 Pet Insurance Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Did Not Vote
April 5, 2010 AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling Bill Passed - House
(59 - 11)
Did Not Vote
May 5, 2008 AB 2233 Ban on Holding Pets While Driving Bill Passed - House
(44 - 20)
Did Not Vote
June 6, 2007 AB 1634 California Healthy Pets Act Bill Passed - House
(41 - 38)
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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