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Key Votes

Suzanne Bonamici's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

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
March 26, 2014 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House
(222 - 201)
Nay
March 13, 2014 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(238 - 174)
Nay
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House
(222 - 188)
Nay
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 220)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Yea
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Nay
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 160)
Nay
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Nay
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
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 25, 2009 SB 528 Prohibition on Field Burning in Certain Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 14)
Yea
June 24, 2009 HB 2186 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 14)
Yea
June 23, 2009 HB 3300 Promoting Green Jobs Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 7)
Yea
June 22, 2009 SB 76 Klamath River Dams Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(19 - 9)
Yea
June 12, 2009 HB 3298 Creating a Water Management Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 12)
Yea
June 4, 2007 SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - House
(47 - 11)
Yea
May 23, 2007 SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - House
(41 - 18)
Yea
May 7, 2007 HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House
(41 - 17)
Yea

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