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Key Votes

Suzanne Bonamici's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

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
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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 25, 2014 HR 4935 Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 173)
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)

Oregon Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 7, 2011 SB 695 Standards for Infant Formula Containers Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 9)
June 15, 2009 HB 2672 Increasing Moist Snuff Tobacco Tax and Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 9)
June 3, 2009 HB 2794 Mandatory HPV Vaccination Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 6)
May 27, 2009 HB 2599 Expanding School Bullying Law Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 2)
May 18, 2009 HB 2509 Sexual Education Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 9)
June 12, 2007 HB 2967 Tobacco Tax Increase for ChildrenÂ’s Health Care Bill Failed - House
(35 - 22)
June 11, 2007 SB 392 Mandatory School Age Bill Failed - House
(22 - 33)
April 3, 2007 HB 2650 School Food Nutritional Standards Bill Passed - House
(46 - 11)

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  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

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