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Key Votes

Steve Scalise's Voting Records

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' J. Scalise
Office: U.S. House (LA) - District 1, Republican Majority Whip
First Elected: 05/03/2008
Last Elected: 12/02/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jennifer; 2 Children: Madison, Harrison
Birth Date: 10/06/1965
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
Home City: Jefferson, LA
Religion: Catholic

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
Dec. 3, 2009 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(225 - 200)
Nay
July 23, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(272 - 152)
Nay
May 8, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - House
(322 - 94)
Nay

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 29, 2008 S Amdt 2096 Gradual Income Tax Deduction Amendment Adopted - Senate
(19 - 18)
Yea
June 26, 2007 HB 489 Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(73 - 28)
Nay
June 6, 2007 HB 489 Salary Increase for Statewide Elected Officials Bill Passed - House
(57 - 42)
Nay
May 25, 2006 HB 1 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House
(100 - 3)
Yea
May 4, 2006 HB 669 Special Tax Election Requirements Bill Failed - House
(51 - 51)
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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