Deborah 'Debbie' Halvorson's Voting Records



Full Name: Deborah 'Debbie' Halvorson
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Jim Bush; 4 Children
Birth Date: 03/01/1958
Birth Place: Chicago Heights, IL
Home City: Crete, IL
Religion: Lutheran
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/21/10 HR 2751 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (215 - 144)
9/23/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (237 - 187)
7/30/10 HR 5982 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Failed - House (241 - 154)
6/30/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192)
6/17/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (241 - 182)
12/11/09 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 202)
11/19/09 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
6/26/09 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")
Bill Passed - House (219 - 212)
8/19/08 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 17)
4/01/08 SB 1997 Interscholastic Event Image Release
Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 5)
9/18/07 HB 2035 Gaming Expansion to Fund Infrastructure and Social Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
8/09/07 HB 556 Cigarette Tax Increase
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 24)
7/26/07 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
4/20/07 S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze
Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24)
4/20/07 SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze
Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20)
Did Not Vote
3/29/07 SB 500 Smoke Free Illinois Act
Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
5/04/06 HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago
Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 16)
3/01/06 SB 1991 Minority and Female Investors in Casinos
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 23)

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