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Key Votes

Doug Collins' Voting Records on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Douglas 'Doug' A. Collins
Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 9, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 9
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 3 Children: Jordan, Copelan, Cameron
Birth Date: 08/16/1966
Birth Place: Gainesville, GA
Home City: Gainsville, GA
Religion: Baptist

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)
Yea

Georgia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 14, 2010 HB 1055 Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(107 - 63)
Yea
March 26, 2010 HB 1405 Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications Bill Passed - House
(111 - 55)
Yea
March 17, 2010 HB 982 Amending Wage Garnishment Procedures for Late Taxpayers Bill Passed - House
(95 - 68)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 HB 947 2009-2010 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House
(122 - 44)
Yea
April 3, 2009 HB 119 2009-2010 State Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(137 - 41)
Yea
April 1, 2009 SB 200 Reorganization of the Department of Transportation Bill Passed - House
(90 - 84)
Yea
March 25, 2009 SB 83 Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption Bill Failed - House
(109 - 63)
Yea
March 23, 2009 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(114 - 55)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 243 Ending New Enrollment in Bonus Program for Teachers' National Certification Bill Passed - House
(92 - 79)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 480 Car Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House
(133 - 39)
Yea
March 9, 2009 HB 160 Speeding Fee Bill Passed - House
(113 - 53)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2009 HB 233 Two-Year Property Tax Assessment Freeze Bill Passed - House
(110 - 63)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2009 HB 143 Property Tax Grant Appropriation Authorization Bill Passed - House
(117 - 55)
Yea
April 4, 2008 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Conference Report Adopted - House
(134 - 34)
Nay
April 1, 2008 HB 1244 State Income Tax Reductions Bill Passed - House
(154 - 18)
Yea
April 1, 2008 HR 1246 Property Tax Assessment Freeze Resolution Passed - House
(166 - 7)
Yea
March 27, 2008 SR 845 Regional Transportation Sales Tax Resolution Passed - House
(136 - 35)
Nay
March 11, 2008 HB 1133 Tax Credits for Nonprofit Donations Bill Passed - House
(92 - 73)
Yea
March 11, 2008 HB 1158 Motor Vehicle Trauma Care Fee Bill Passed - House
(164 - 7)
Yea
March 5, 2008 SR 796 Property Tax Assessment Cap Resolution Failed - House
(110 - 62)
Yea
March 4, 2008 HB 1245 Public Defender Funding Amendments Bill Passed - House
(141 - 21)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2008 HB 881 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Bill Passed - House
(119 - 48)
Yea
March 27, 2007 HCS HB 340 ChildrenÂ’s Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(101 - 63)
Yea

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