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Key Votes

Vern Buchanan's Voting Records on Issue: Science

Full Name: Vern Buchanan
Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandy; 2 Children: Matt, James
Birth Date: 05/08/1951
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Longboat Key, FL
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 9, 2014 HR 4438 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(274 - 131)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 139)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(257 - 158)
Yea
May 28, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding Bill Passed - House
(262 - 150)
Nay
May 19, 2010 HR 5325 Science and Technology Funding Bill Failed - House
(261 - 148)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Nay
July 26, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(281 - 142)
Nay
June 6, 2007 HR 2560 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007 Bill Failed - House
(204 - 213)
Nay

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