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Key Votes

Dave Loebsack's Voting Records

Full Name: David 'Dave' W. Loebsack
Office: U.S. House (IA) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Terry; 4 Children: Jennifer, Sarah, Marcos, Madeleine
Birth Date: 12/23/1952
Birth Place: Sioux City, IA
Home City: Mount Vernon, IA
Religion: Methodist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 21, 2013 H Amdt 512 Requires Natural Gas Pipeline Applications to Include Certain Information Amendment Rejected - House
(183 - 233)
Yea
Nov. 21, 2013 H Amdt 513 Removes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Permit Issuance Requirement Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 233)
Yea
Nov. 21, 2013 H Amdt 515 Prohibits the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act from Taking Effect During the Sequester Amendment Rejected - House
(175 - 243)
Yea
Nov. 21, 2013 HR 1900 Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act Bill Passed - House
(252 - 165)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 222)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 228)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 221)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 230)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 192)
Nay
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Nay
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 69 Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 239)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 72 Increases Time to File a Claim Under the Northern Route Approval Act from 60 Days to 1 Year Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 75 Requires All Oil and Refined Fuels Transported Through the Keystone XL Pipeline to be Used Only in The United States Amendment Rejected - House
(162 - 255)
Yea
May 22, 2013 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act Bill Passed - House
(241 - 175)
Nay
July 25, 2012 HR 6082 Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Bill Passed - House
(253 - 170)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6168 President Obama's Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act Bill Failed - House
(164 - 261)
Yea
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Nay
April 18, 2012 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House
(293 - 127)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 132)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2012 HR 3408 Authorizes Development of Oil Shale Resources Bill Passed - House
(237 - 187)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2011 HR 3630 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(229 - 193)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2011 HR 3630 Reduces Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(234 - 193)
Yea
June 22, 2011 HR 2021 Impact of Drilling on Air Quality Bill Passed - House
(253 - 166)
Nay
May 5, 2011 HR 1230 Offshore Leasing Act Bill Passed - House
(266 - 149)
Nay
July 30, 2010 H Amdt 773 Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 195)
Yea
July 30, 2010 HR 3534 Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(209 - 193)
Yea
July 30, 2010 HR 5851 "Whistleblower Protection" for Offshore Oil Workers Bill Passed - House
(315 - 93)
Yea
June 26, 2009 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade") Bill Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2008 HR 7060 Renewable Energy Credits and Other Business and Individual Credits Bill Passed - House
(257 - 166)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2008 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(370 - 58)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2008 HR 6604 Commodity Markets Speculation Bill Bill Passed - House
(283 - 133)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 HR 6899 Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Extending Certain Renewable Energy Tax Credits Bill Passed - House
(236 - 189)
Yea
July 17, 2008 HR 6515 Oil Exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska Bill Failed - House
(244 - 173)
Yea
June 26, 2008 HR 6251 Oil Production Leases Bill Failed - House
(223 - 195)
Yea
June 24, 2008 HR 6346 Price Gouging Prevention Act Bill Failed - House
(276 - 146)
Yea
May 20, 2008 HR 6074 Prohibiting Foreign States or Associations from Forming a Group to Control Oil Bill Passed - House
(324 - 84)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HR 6022 Suspending Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bill Passed - House
(385 - 25)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HR 5351 Energy Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(236 - 182)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(314 - 100)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(253 - 154)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 201)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(235 - 181)
Yea
July 25, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq Bill Passed - House
(399 - 24)
Yea
June 15, 2007 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Yea
May 22, 2007 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups Bill Passed - House
(345 - 72)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 163)
Yea

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