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Key Votes

Dan Maffei's Voting Records on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Daniel 'Dan' B. Maffei
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 24, Democratic, Working Families
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for U.S. House - District 24
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Abby
Birth Date: 07/04/1968
Birth Place: Syracuse, NY
Home City: DeWitt, NY
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 25, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 140)
Yea
March 11, 2009 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Failed - House
(282 - 144)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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