|Full Name:||Laura Richardson|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, CA|
|Home City:||Long Beach, CA|
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|Date||Bill No.||Bill Title||Outcome||Vote|
|Feb. 18, 2011||H Amdt 95||Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood||Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
|Sept. 22, 2010||HR 3470||Infant Mortality Pilot Programs||Bill Passed - House
(324 - 64)
|July 24, 2008||HR 5501||Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis||Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(303 - 115)
|April 2, 2008||HR 5501||Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis||Bill Passed - House
(308 - 116)
|Jan. 23, 2008||HR 3963||Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)||Veto Override Failed - House
(260 - 152)
|Oct. 25, 2007||HR 3963||Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)||Bill Passed - House
(265 - 142)
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