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Key Votes

Steven Palazzo's Voting Records on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
Yea
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Nay

Mississippi Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 31, 2008 HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 51)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2008 HB 1089 Legalizing Deer Baiting Bill Passed - House
(74 - 47)
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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