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Debbie Halvorson's Voting Records

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 3, 2009 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(225 - 200)

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(27 - 11)
May 29, 2008 SB 788 Authorizing $16 Billion Increase in Bonds for State Pensions Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 21)
April 16, 2008 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Bill Passed - Senate
(41 - 15)
Jan. 17, 2008 HB 656 Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(32 - 19)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 10, 2008 HB 656 Transportation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 25)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 12, 2007 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate
(55 - 1)
Sept. 18, 2007 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 15)
Aug. 10, 2007 HB 3866 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 5)
Aug. 9, 2007 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 24)
May 4, 2006 SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(31 - 27)
April 6, 2006 SB 3053 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate
(32 - 26)
April 6, 2006 SB 668 Funding for Schools, Universities, and Roads Bill Failed - Senate
(32 - 26)

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