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Key Votes

Suzanne Bonamici's Voting Records on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Suzanne Bonamici
Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 1, Democratic, Independent
First Elected: 01/31/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Michael; 2 Children: Andrew, Sara
Birth Date: 10/14/1954
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Vista Hills, OR

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)
Nay

Oregon Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 29, 2009 HB 3369 Water Development Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 9)
Yea
June 27, 2009 HB 3508 Implementing Measure 57 Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 8)
Yea
June 26, 2009 HB 2472 Renewable Energy Tax Credit Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 2)
Yea
June 19, 2009 SB 5520 2009-2011 Supplemental Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 6)
Yea
June 15, 2009 HB 2672 Increasing Moist Snuff Tobacco Tax and Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
Yea
June 11, 2009 HB 2116 Changing Health Care Assessment Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 9)
Yea
June 11, 2009 HB 2649 Income Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
June 11, 2009 HB 3405 Corporate Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 11)
Yea
June 10, 2009 HB 2834 Funding School for Blind Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
Yea
June 3, 2009 HB 2067 Expiration Dates for Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 9)
Yea
May 29, 2009 HB 2001 Transit and Gas Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 6)
Yea
April 8, 2009 SB 311 Changes in Liability Limits Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 5)
Yea
March 3, 2009 SB 5552 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
Yea
March 3, 2009 SB 581 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2009 SB 311 Changes in Liability Limits Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2009 HB 2157 Severing the Federal and State Income Tax Connection Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2009 SB 338 Authorizing Bonds for Public-Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2009 SB 5562 Authorizing Bonds for Public-Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2008 HB 3618 Inheritance Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(41 - 18)
Yea
June 12, 2007 HB 2967 Tobacco Tax Increase for ChildrenÂ’s Health Care Bill Failed - House
(35 - 22)
Yea
March 8, 2007 HB 2707 Oregon Rainy Day Fund Bill Passed - House
(48 - 9)
Yea

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