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Key Votes

Steven Palazzo's Voting Records on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Steven M. Palazzo
Office: U.S. House (MS) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 3 Children: Bear, Aubrey, Bennett
Birth Date: 02/21/1970
Birth Place: Gulfport, MS
Religion: Catholic
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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
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)
Yea

Mississippi Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 2688 Restoring 2009-2010 Budget Cuts Bill Passed - House
(106 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2010 HB 959 Sale of State Plane Bill Passed - House
(65 - 55)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2010 HB 392 Limiting Gubernatorial Budget Reductions Bill Passed - House
(70 - 49)
Nay
Jan. 14, 2009 HB 364 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(81 - 39)
Nay
Jan. 7, 2009 HB 290 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(87 - 34)
Nay
June 27, 2008 HB 17 Medicaid Funds Bill Bill Passed - House
(68 - 44)
Nay
May 29, 2008 HB 17 Medicaid Funds Bill Bill Failed - House
(55 - 53)
Nay
May 28, 2008 SB 2011 Increasing Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(87 - 33)
Nay
April 15, 2008 SB 2497 Increasing Unemployment Compensation Conference Report Adopted - House
(112 - 10)
Nay
March 26, 2008 SB 2188 Attorney General-Private Attorney Contract Restrictions Bill Passed - House
(95 - 25)
Yea
March 18, 2008 SB 2497 Increasing Unemployment Compensation Bill Passed - House
(71 - 48)
Nay
March 6, 2008 HB 1601 Medicaid Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(74 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2008 HB 1013 Altering Medicaid and Medicare Eligibility and Increasing Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House
(75 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2008 HB 859 Salary Adjustments for State Officials Bill Passed - House
(61 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 31, 2008 HB 513 Funding for K-12 Education and Related Activities Bill Passed - House
(95 - 26)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2007 HB 247 Cigarette Excise Tax Increase and Food Sales Tax Decrease Bill Passed - House
(91 - 27)
Nay

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