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Key Votes

Susan Davis' Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Susan A. Davis
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 53, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 53
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Steven; 2 Children: Jeffery, Benjamin
Birth Date: 04/13/1944
Birth Place: Cambridge, MA
Home City: San Diego, CA
Religion: Jewish

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Nay
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 238)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(283 - 136)
Yea
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 153)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(279 - 143)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - House
(275 - 144)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Failed - House
(277 - 148)
Yea
June 20, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Bill Passed - House
(293 - 129)
Nay
March 14, 2008 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(213 - 197)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2007 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act Bill Passed - House
(227 - 189)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(398 - 21)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2007 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - House
(395 - 13)
Yea
May 17, 2007 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 208)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2006 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
Nay
July 19, 2006 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(260 - 167)
Nay
July 13, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(390 - 33)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 174)
Nay
Nov. 2, 2005 HR 1606 Online Freedom of Speech Act Bill Failed - House
(225 - 182)
Nay
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Motion Rejected - House
(209 - 218)
Yea
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(257 - 171)
Nay
June 17, 2005 HR 2745 United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 184)
Nay
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 280 Patriot Act Amendment - Library Records Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 187)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 48)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2001 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 79)
Yea
July 17, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(298 - 125)
Nay

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